See RuPaul's Drag Race queens transform into Dora, SpongeBob, more iconic characters
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Who better to shepherd a new streaming service into existence than a band of fierce drag queens? As part of the Paramount+ rollout (set to include the upcoming All-Stars 6 premiere as well), the dolls of RuPaul's Drag Race have lent their long-nailed hands to the promotional front as they sport stunning interpretations of beloved pop cultural figures whose projects can be found on the new network. In the gallery ahead, see Crystal Methyd, Jackie Cox, Peppermint, Denali, Widow Von'Du, Gottmik, Nicky Doll, Jan, and Utica Queen transform into characters from SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Star Trek, and more.
Crystal Methyd as Dora the Explorer
"Dora taught me it’s okay to ask for help, to celebrate the little victories in life, and to stand up for what is right. She is a true friend and encourages me to learn and use Spanish in my everyday life. Which Paramount+ character inspires you?” — Crystal Methyd
Denali as Carmen Sandiego
"I chose Carmen Sandiego because she’s a mysterious fashion icon, always on the go, and a boss lady through and through." — Denali
Gottmik and Nicky Doll as Danny and Sandy from 'Grease'
“Grease was one of my mom’s all-time favorite movies so I watched it a lot growing up and always have wanted to serve a Danny Zuko moment!” — Gottmik
“The character of Sandy Olsson speaks to me because she is this extremely beautiful and talented lady from another country and moves to America. Seen as too pure and innocent for the role, she decides to really show her haters that she is indeed truly clever, driven, and not to be overlooked. She has a vixen and sexy side to her that nobody saw coming. I totally relate to that. Never judge a book by its cover.” — Nicky Doll
Jackie Cox in 'Star Trek'
"Since the 1960s, Star Trek has broken down boundaries and shown us a future where everyone belongs. As a Drag Queen, the female characters of Star Trek have continued to inspire me, from Uhura, to Troi, to Janeway, to Burnham. Created for the first pilot of Star Trek, the character "Number One" was a woman ahead of her time as the smart, capable, and commanding first officer of the Starship Enterprise. Originally played by "the first lady of Star Trek," Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, this character will finally get her full story told when Rebecca Romjin takes the reins on the upcoming Paramount+ show, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds." — Jackie Cox
Jan in the UEFA Champions League
“Jan is putting the sport back in Jan Sport! As a soccer player for 14 years, she cannot wait to watch the UEFA Champions League on Paramount+!” — Jan
Widow Von'Du as SpongeBob Squarepants
"I chose SpongeBob because deep down inside... I’m a goofy goober.... ROCK!!!” — Widow Von'Du
Peppermint as Heather B. from 'The Real World'
“Heather B. was a woman in a field dominated by men and her strength, purity, and open-heartedness always shone through. I had the chance to meet her this year and all of those things were confirmed. She's an amazing woman.” — Peppermint
Utica Queen as Norah O’Donnell from 'CBS Evening News'
“Norah O’Donnell represents classic fashion in today’s newscasting media. For Paramount + this shoot embodies an '80s twist on a classic news anchor look, from the news to the silver screen!” — Utica Queen