Ready, set, drag! How does a man compete at becoming America's next hot, glamorous thing? The answer, we're certain, will be revealed when RuPaul's Drag Race hits MTV Networks' gay and lesbian cable channel Logo on Monday, February 2.

RuPaul, America's first drag queen superstar, will star as judge and jury to 9 men competing to fill her high heels. Watch out! And, no matter how you swing it, she's not messing around: “Hey Tyra, step back girl. The queen has returned. And you can tell Heidi: Clear the runway. Miss RuPaul is back to pump some 'realness' into reality!”

Thousands of hopefuls posted their online profiles, which consisted of a head shot and video, at, where visitors voted for their favorite. The online winner of that drag lap proceeded directly to RuPaul's pit stop.

The drag queens will face a barrage of fashion-related and talent challenges in their quest to win a prize package worth $20,000. Joining in the judging will be a bevy of celebrities including designer Bob Mackie, Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams, and Hollywood actress Lucy Lawless, to name just a few.

While the contest gives viewers an insider's look at RuPaul's outrageous world of drag, producers say the show will also tackle some of the real life prejudices female impersonators face.

And what talents will RuPaul be checker flagging? “To be a winner on this show the contestants need to be a fashion designer, an American idol, and a top model all rolled up into one,” RuPaul said. “And they definitely have to be smarter than a fifth grader.”

“Gentlemen, start your engines. May the best woman win!” she announces in the premiere episode.

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