The panel for the third season of Drag Race Italia sees an actor and a singer join Priscilla and Chiara Francini at the judge’s table.
Please! These gays… they’re gonna be judges on Drag Race Italia! World of Wonder and Paramount+ today ru-vealed the official panel of judges for the highly anticipated third season of Drag Race Italia. It includes the newly appointed White Lotus actor Paolo Camilli and singer Paola Iezzi. The two will be joining returning host extraordinaire Priscilla and judge Chiara Francini. The series will be available to stream soon on World of Wonder’s owned streaming service, WOW Presents Plus in the UK and globally, excluding Italy where it will be released day-and-date on Paramount+.
Best known for his role in White Lotus season 2, which earned him the SAG award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series in 2023, Paolo Camilli commented on how excited he was to be part of Drag Race Italia. “As a fan of the show turned judge, I have butterflies in my stomach like when you’re at a concert of your favourite singer. And, among all the people, they hand you the microphone to sing the chorus of the song (if I go off-key, please be forgiving!). Now, more than ever, Drag Race is a necessary show, capable of fully representing who I am and what I do. Telling the story of authenticity with lightness. I can’t wait to get started!”
Known to the general public for her chart-topping successes as part of the duo Paola & Chiara, Paola Iezzi shared what an honour it was to join the show. “It’s my first time as a judge on a TV show. How thrilled I am that it’s for ‘Drag Race Italia,’ a show that I love and of which I am first and foremost a fan. Thanks to the strong bond I’ve always had with the LGBTQI+ and drag community. I adore their depth, which stems from the concepts of change, and self-transformation. As well as their artistic expression, irony, enthusiasm, and attention to detail. The excitement is truly overwhelming, and I feel the responsibility to fulfil my role to the best of my abilities. I am certain it will be another marvellous adventure.”
DRAG RACE ITALIA
In Drag Race Italia the country’s fiercest drag queens are ready to put their charisma, uniqueness and talent to the test. All are in the race to be crowned “Italy’s Next Drag Superstar.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race, is the most popular reality show in history with 27 Emmy® Awards. World of Wonder, a media company that has won an Emmy Award, collaborated with MTV Entertainment Studios to produce it. Ballandi will locally produce the upcoming season of the Italian version.
Ballandi’s CEO, Mario Paloschi, expressed his joy over collaborating with Paramount+ and World of Wonder to produce a new season of Drag Race Italia. He also praised the new panel of judges, emphasizing their crucial role in the show’s success. Lastly, we want to thank Tommaso Zorzi for being a part of the show, enhancing it with passion and style.”
To stay updated on all things #DragRace, follow the show on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok at @rupaulsdragrace.
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Drag Race Italia Season 3 will premiere exclusively in the UK later this year on the streamer WOW Presents Plus. Seasons 1-2 are already available on the platform now.
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