The past two regular seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race have featured legendary pop singers as guest judges in each of the show’s premiere episodes. Season 9 had Lady Gaga and season 10 had Christina Aguilera.
For season 11… it’s Miley Cyrus. The multi-talented entertainer, who rocked the house with Dolly Parton at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10, revealed the news on her social media two days later.
“Are you freaking out?” Miley asked in the season 11 promo. “Because I am freaking out.” Her role as guest judge will happen when the Emmy-winning show returns Thursday, February 28 on VH1.
Miley teased her fans ahead of time with an Instagram boomerang of her posing in what will be the outfit she’ll wear during her RPDR debut. “CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLZ : ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE SOMETHING SICKENING !” she wrote on the corresponding post.
The “We Can’t Stop” singer later posted another boomerang of her opening the door to her trailer on the RPDR set.
Miley’s music is no stranger to RPDR, as some of her songs have been featured in the always dramatic lip sync for your life portion of the show. Penny Tration battled it out with Serena Chacha to her classic “Party in the USA” back in season 5.
Her number one hit “Wrecking Ball” was later used in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 as the song that would determine who would be crowned the winner of that season. Trixie Mattel was crowned the winner over Kennedy Davenport after they did their own version of Miley’s song.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 will premiere almost two weeks after their latest version of All Stars finishes on February 15. Naomi Smalls, Trinity the Tuck, Monique Heart and Monet X Change are the final four who are still in the running for the coveted crown.