Miley Cyrus Jokes 'Drugs' Ended Hannah Montana On 'Drag Race'
By Connor Hachey
March 2, 2019
RuPaul's Drag Race contestants really got to experience the best of both worlds on the season 11 premiere of the reality competition show! International actress and pop-star Miley Cyrus served as the season's first celebrity guest judge this past Thursday night. Cyrus' hit song ''The Best of Both Worlds'' was featured as the elimination lip-sync song for the premiere, spotlighting a rare Hannah Montana reference from the artist.
Before the bottom two worst-performing queens hit the stage to lip-sync battle it out for their spot in the competition, RuPaul playfully asked the "Nobody's Perfect" singer "whatever happened?" to Hannah Montana.
Instead of the to-be-expected response of growing older or moving on from the show, Miley hilariously and dryly retorted with "A lot of drugs." Ru then responded through laughs that her comment won't "make the edit."
In Miley's role as guest judge for the show, it was her responsibility to sit alongside RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Ross Matthews on the Drag Race panel and critique contestants on their fashion, personality and challenge performance.
She started off her tenure ironically getting into male drag, and inconspicuously walking on to set under the guise of being a production team member. Along with a fake beard, glasses and costume, Cyrus took on the name 'Barry B.J. Johnson' for the role.
I am the guest judge on this week’s panel, but first, I wanted to go undercover with the ladies...so, I'm going in as a crew member. They're never gonna know what hit 'em.
The contestants' first challenge in the premiere episode was to incorporate the signature materials from previous RuPaul's Drag Race contestants into a fresh, new personalized look for the runway.
Returning to compete this year is viral sensation Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, along with A'keria Chanel Daveport, Ariel Versace, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Honey Davenport, Kahana Montrese, Mercedes Iman Diamond, Nina West, Plastique Tiara, Ra’jah O’Hara, Scarlet Envy, Shuga Cain, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Soju, and Yvie Oddly.
Cyrus is just one of the reported many celebrities set to sit on the judging panel of the Emmy-winning reality TV competition, including Tiffany Pollard, Lena Waithe, Troye Sivan, Cara Delevigne and if rumors prove true, Britney Spears.
Season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race airs Thursdays at 9/8 PM on VH1.
Photo: RuPaul / Instagram