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NEW YORK, November 27, 2012 – Last night, fans gagged on the glamour as RuPaul announced Chad Michaels as the winner of the first season of “RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race.” RuPaul was assisted at the judge’s table by Michelle Visage and Santino Rice alongside special finale guest judges Beth Ditto and Cheri Oteri as they critiqued the “dragtestants” after a grueling day of challenges that featured an impromptu press conference and a stand-up comedy performance at L.A.’s legendary Comedy Store. Chad Michaels proved to have a leg up on her competition as she beat out all-star finalists Raven, Jujubee and Shannel and strutted away with the crown along with a sickening supply of Mac Cosmetics, a one-of-a-kind trip courtesy of Al and Chuck dot travel, and a cash prize of $100K. Most importantly, Chad Michaels stands as the first queen in “herstory” to earn a spot in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” – cementing her status as drag royalty. Fans of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” can rejoice as a new season returns to Logo in January 2013. Meet the fifth season queens now at LogoTV.com.
RuPaul announced, “Karl Rove may challenge the decision, however, I am thrilled to declare Chad Michaels the winner! When it comes to the art and audacity of drag, nobody does it better than Chad. She has set the bar high, and I can’t wait to bring back more of my best queens for another dazzling season of ‘All Stars.’”
“RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race” and “Untucked: All Stars” are produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, RuPaul Charles and Chris McKim serving as executive producers. Jacqueline Wilson and Vincent Cariati serve as supervising producers. David Cortez serves as co-executive producer and Jennifer Stander as supervising producer for “Untucked: All Stars.” Brent Zacky and Pamela Post are executive producers for Logo.
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In celebration of 21 years of storytelling, innovative production company World of Wonder is publishing its first book, “The World According To Wonder” – featuring 300 never-before-seen portraits and exclusive interviews from the world’s most controversial, exposed and fascinating personalities. WOW’s TV series include “RuPaul’s Drag U” (Logo), “Million Dollar Listing LA” & “Million Dollar Listing NY” (Bravo), the upcoming “Life With La Toya” (OWN) and “Island Hunters” (HGTV). World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as “Inside Deep Throat”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “Party Monster”, “Monica in Black and White”, and “The Last Beekeeper”, which won a 2010 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming, and “The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit “Becoming Chaz” and HBO special “Wishful Drinking” both garnered a total of five Emmy(R) nominations. “Becoming Chaz” went on to win the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary. And debuting on HBO in December, “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye,” brings to life the stories behind the most iconic images from the past 120 years of Vogue.
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