RuPaul's Drag Race: Queens Get Thrifty

01/24/2011 AT 08:45 AM EST

RuPaul's Drag Race is back! And it's cattier and more fabulous than ever.

In the show's season 3 premiere, which airs Monday (10 p.m. ET) on Logo, the show's host pulls a Project Runway on the contestants. RuPaul brings this season's 12 contestants out in – gasp! – broad daylight to shop for materials for their performance costumes at a – double gasp! – thrift store.

"Using only funky old clothes and used household materials, you need to ho ho ho it up by creating your jolliest holiday drag look," Ru explains. "You can use your own wigs, shoes and undergarments but the rest of your outfit has to be thrift store couture."

The queens each get $50 and only 10 minutes to shop – and you won't believe what they come up with or how they tear up the thrift store.

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