Fans to vote on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 5

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Have you ever wanted a say in who competes on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” beyond the after-the-fact Fan Favorite? Your chance is coming. The show is tallying votes to fill out the field for next season. Unlike past seasons, there isn’t an Atlanta queen in the current Season 4 of the show, though Atlanta’s Maria Paris Balenciaga will be one of the guests judging Season 4 in this Monday’s “Rewind” episode). But with gay Atlanta’s help, there could be a local queen in Season 5. “Drag Race” is accepting audition videos through Wednesday, then the voting begins. You can vote every day beginning Wednesday, April 18 through May 2 on the “Drag Race” Facebook page to give your favorites a shot. The fifth season of the show shoots this summer and will air in early 2013. Keep an eye on the page for voting and new information. Sadly, it doesn’t look like one of Atlanta’s local “Drag Race” alums will make the as-yet unscheduled “All Stars” show. Voting ended on March 30, and the Top Five finishers were Sharon Needles, Pandora Boxx, Mimi Imfurst, Manila Luzon and Jujubee. They each had more than 10,000 votes. Mariah was the top ATL alum with 1,000 votes, far from the top of the heap.

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