Alexia Fernandez
March 24, 2017 09:48 PM


RuPaul’s Drag Race started off the season 9 premiere with a bang, introducing guest judge Lady Gaga, and ending the episode with a shocking twist.

The contestants shantéd their ways across the catwalk, debuting looks that best represented their hometowns, as well as their best Gaga-inspired drag looks.

It wasn’t until after the winner of the first challenge was announced (congrats, Nina Bo’Nina Brown!) that RuPaul revealed a small catch: There would be a 14th contestant joining the fray.

Just as the new competitor walked up the stairs to take the stage, end credits ensued.

Twitter effectively lost it.

As did the contestants onstage, who didn’t see that surprise coming.

RuPaul, always one to add to a surprise, previously caught the contestants and viewers off guard when the queen revealed no one would be going home this season.

Answers will come in due time.

In the meantime, other celebrities making appearances this season include Lisa Kudrow, Cheyenne Jackson, Meghan Trainor, Kesha, The B-52s, Naya Rivera, Andie MacDowell, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Denis O’Hare, Noah Galvin, Todrick Hall, Tamar Braxton, Lisa Robertson, Joan Smalls, Candis Cayne, Fortune Feimster, and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.

RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on VH1.

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