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The fifth season of Camp Wannakiki was announced on April 5, 2022 via the show's Instagram account, with a post announcing live auditions would take place at the Austin International Drag Festival on April 23rd of that same year.[1]

On May 5th, 2023, a post on Camp Wannakiki's official Instagram revealed the cast reveal was coming "very soon".[2]

On May 10th, 2023, the cast of Season 5 was officially revealed on the show's Instagram page. The following day, a Youtube video was released introducing each contestant[3].

Miss Texas 1988 would later be crowned Queen of Camp at the finale, with Didi Cumswell and Riley Poppyseed placing as runners-up. Girl Haggard was also crowned Miss Congeniality at the finale.

Contestants[]

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(Stage names, ages and locations stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10
Runway Runway Runway Runway Roast Runway Crafty
Beaver
Camp
Spirit
Runway Grand
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Miss Texas 1988
(Red Team)
MissTexas1988CW5MiniPromo TBA Seattle,
WA
WIN
Talent
MVP
WIN WIN HIGH SAFE WIN
+
HIGH
WIN WIN TOP
3
WINNER
2nd/3rd
(Runner-Up)
(Orig. 7th)
Didi Cumswell
(Blue Team)
DidiCumswellCW5MiniPromo 27 Kansas City,
MO
WIN SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM WIN
+
RTRN
WIN
+
HIGH
TOP
3
RUNNER
UP
2nd/3rd
(Runner-Up)
Riley Poppyseed
(Red Team)
RileyPoppyseedCW5MiniPromo TBA Columbus,
OH
WIN WIN BTM2 WIN WIN SAFE WIN BTM2 TOP
3
RUNNER
UP
4th Rita Tarot
(Red Team)
RitaTarotCW5MiniPromo 28 Chicago,
IL
WIN
Talent
MVP
WIN WIN WIN HIGH SAFE HIGH SAFE ELIM GUEST
5th Tara Newhole
(Red Team)
TaraNewholeCW5MiniPromo TBA Fort Myers,
FL
WIN WIN HIGH SAFE BTM2 WIN BTM2 ELIM GUEST
6th Muffy Vanderbilt
III

(Red Team)
MuffyVanderbiltIIICW5MiniPromo 32 Houston,
TX
WIN WIN SAFE BTM2 SAFE WIN ELIM GUEST
7th
(Quit)
Avery
Goodname

(Blue Team)
AveryGoodnameCW5MiniPromo 21 Philadelphia,
PA
WIN
Talent
MVP
SAFE WIN SAFE LOW QUIT GUEST
8th
(Miss
Congeniality)
Girl Haggard
(Blue Team)
GirlHaggardCW5MiniPromo 36 Long Beach,
CA
WIN BTM2 SAFE ELIM OUT MISS
CON
9th Jaclyn Jill
(Blue Team)
JaclynJillCW5MiniPromo 22 Milwaukee,
WI
WIN LOW ELIM OUT GUEST
10th Dixie Krystals
(Blue Team)
DixieKrystalsCW5MiniPromo 48 Denver,
CO
WIN ELIM OUT GUEST
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Eliminations Voting History[]

Judge Episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Betty N/A Girl Riley Muffy Didi N/A Tara Riley Texas
Cherry Dixie Riley Girl Tara Tara Riley Riley
Ruthie Girl Jaclyn Muffy Tara Muffy Tara Didi
Eliminated N/A Dixie Jaclyn Girl Didi Avery Muffy Tara Rita

Episodes[]

Series # Episode # Episode Title Air Date
35 1 Squirrel Friends June 6, 2023
36 2 Balls Out June 13, 2023
37 3 Bird Watching June 20, 2023
38 4 Bad Ass June 27, 2023
39 5 Flamer July 4, 2023
40 6 Flower Power July 11, 2023
41 7 Crafty Beaver July 18, 2023
42 8 Camp Spirit July 25, 2023
43 9 Stupid Cupid August 1, 2023
44 10 Finale August 8, 2023

Episode 1: "Squirrel Friends"[]

Airdate: June 6th, 2023

Synopsis: It's an exciting first day at camp. Campers will have to "Amp up their Camp" in order to survive the daily activities and Talent Show on their way to earn their "Squrrel Friends" badge!

  • Activity Challenge 1: Each camper takes turns on a swing and must jump into one of the hoops on the ground. All team members need to land inside one of the hoops
  • Activity Challenge 1 Winners: Miss Texas 1988, Muffy Vanderbilt III, Riley Poppyseed, Rita Tarot, and Tara Newhole
  • Activity Challenge 2: Each team gets two balloons that they must blow up and attach to their ankles. The goal is to pop the other teams balloons
  • Activity Challenge 2 Winners: Avery Goodname, Didi Cumswell, Girl Haggard, Jaclyn Jill, and Dixie Krystals
  • Talent Show Theme: Signature Campy Look
  • Talent Show Winners: Miss Texas 1988, Muffy Vanderbilt III, Riley Poppyseed, Rita Tarot, and Tara Newhole
  • Bottom Two: N/A
  • Eliminated: N/A

Episode 2: "Balls Out"[]

Airdate: June 13th, 2023

Synopsis: The two-day team challenge is coming to an end, and the Campers must give it their all and go balls-out if they expect to get their "Balls Out" Badge!

  • Activity Challenge: Dodgeball
  • Activity Challenge Winners: Miss Texas 1988, Muffy Vanderbilt III, Riley Poppyseed, Rita Tarot, and Tara Newhole
  • Talent Show Theme: Balls Out
  • Talent Show Winners: Miss Texas 1988, Muffy Vanderbilt III, Riley Poppyseed, Rita Tarot, and Tara Newhole
  • Bottom Two: Dixie Krystals and Girl Haggard
  • Eliminated: Dixie Krystals

Episode 3: "Bird Watching"[]

Airdate: June 20th, 2023

Synopsis: The birds at camp are in trouble! Campers must build new bird houses to save the day. Special guest Utica flies in to help decide who will earn their "Bird Watching" badge.

  • Guest Judge: Utica Queen
  • Activity Challenge: In teams of 3 design, build, and decorate a bird house.
  • Activity Challenge Winners: Didi Cumswell, Miss Texas 1988, and Rita Tarot
  • Talent Show Theme: Birds Of A Feather
  • Talent Show Winner: Avery Goodname
  • Bottom Two: Jaclyn Jill and Riley Poppyseed
  • Eliminated: Jaclyn Jill

Episode 4: "Bad Ass"[]

Airdate: June 27th, 2023

Synopsis: The Sugarbaker Twins and Ruthie relive their own first day of summer camp, while the Campers compete in a Badminton Tournament for more than just bragging rights on their way to earning their "Bad Ass" Badge.

  • Activity Challenge: Badminton tournament
  • Activity Challenge Winner: Rita Tarot
  • Talent Show Theme: Bad Ass
  • Talent Show Winner: Riley Poppyseed
  • Bottom Two: Girl Haggard and Muffy Vanderbilt III
  • Eliminated: Girl Haggard

Episode 5: "Flamer"[]

Airdate: July 4th, 2023

Synopsis: It's downright roasting at Camp today, as the Sugarbaker Twins and Counselor Ruthie prepare be roasted! But the Talent Show is even hotter, as the campers earn their "Flamer" badge

  • Activity Challenge: Roast of the judges
  • Activity Challenge Winner: Rita Tarot
  • Talent Show Theme: Some Like It Hot
  • Talent Show Winner: Riley Poppyseed
  • Bottom Two: Didi Cumswell and Tara Newhole
  • Eliminated: Didi Cumswell

Episode 6: "Flower Power"[]

Airdate: July 11th, 2023

Synopsis: Betty and Cherry argue about word choices and need Ranger Danger's assistance to solve their delima. Our remaining Campers make cookies and use their power of persuasion to sell them on the streets of town. The only problem is they don't have a recipe!

  • Activity Challenge: In 2 teams, bake cookies, go into town, and sell them
  • Activity Challenge Winners: Miss Texas 1988, Muffy Vanderbilt III, and Tara Newhole
  • Talent Show Theme: Flower Power
  • Talent Show Winner: Muffy Vanderbilt III
  • Bottom Two: N/A
  • Eliminated: N/A
  • Quit: Avery Goodname

Episode 7: "Crafty Beaver"[]

Airdate: July 18th, 2023

Synopsis: Campers are tasked with making something useful out of recyclables in order to earn their "Crafty Beaver" badge. It's a big task, so the Hikers are brought back to help out. But do they suspect a twist? Special guests: Blu Hydrangea & Clinica Deprecious

  • Special Guest: Vivian Vendetta-Sinclaire
  • Guest Judge: Blu Hydrangea and Clinica Deprecious
  • Activity Challenge: Design and create planters of out plastic jugs
  • Activity Challenge Winner: Riley Poppyseed
  • Talent Show Theme: Create looks out of recyclable materials
  • Talent Show Winner: Miss Texas 1988
  • Returning Camper: Didi Cumswell
  • Bottom Two: Muffy Vanderbilt III and Tara Newhole
  • Eliminated: Muffy Vanderbilt III

Episode 8: Camp Spirit[]

Airdate: July 25th, 2023

Synopsis: The Sugarbaker Twins attempt to summon spirits from the Beyond, but end up chatting with special guest Erika Klash. The Campers present their spookiest camp ghost stories to earn their "Camp Spirit" Badge.

  • Activity Challenge: Play "Dead Diva Trivia" and try to guess the celebrity based off of clues from Ruthie.
  • Activity Challenge Winner: Didi Cumswell
  • Talent Show Theme: Camp Spirit
  • Talent Show Winner: Miss Texas 1988
  • Bottom Two: Riley Poppyseed and Tara Newhole
  • Eliminated: Tara Newhole

Episode 9: Stupid Cupid[]

Airdate: August 1st, 2023

Synopsis: The final four campers must hone their archery skills, and then show off their best "Gods & Goddesses" looks in their quest to earn their "Stupid Cupid" badge.

  • Activity Challenge: Participate in an Archery tournament.
  • Activity Challenge Winner: Rita Tarot
  • Talent Show Theme: "Gods & Goddesses"
  • Eliminated: Rita Tarot

Top Three of Season 5

Camper Total Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
DidiCumswellCW5MiniPromo
Talent Show Wins 1
(Ep. 5)
1
(Ep. 7)
Activity Challenge Wins
3
(Eps. 1, 3, 8)
MissTexas1988CW5MiniPromo
Talent Show Wins 0
4
(Eps. 1, 2, 7, 8)
Activity Challenge Wins
4
(Eps. 1, 2, 3, 6)
RileyPoppyseedCW5MiniPromo
Talent Show Wins 2
(Ep. 3, 8)
4
(Eps. 1, 2, 4, 5)
Activity Challenge Wins
3
(Eps. 1, 2, 7)

Episode 10: Finale[]

Airdate: August 8th, 2023

Synopsis: It's the last day at Camp. Our final three Campers must create a viral video to save camp and themselves, but only one can claim the coveted "Camp Champ" Badge.

  • Winner of Camp Wannakiki Season 5: Miss Texas 1988
  • Runners-Up: Didi Cumswell & Riley Poppyseed
  • Miss Congeniality: Girl Haggard

Gallery[]

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.
Elim Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' planned looks for each episode.

Videos[]


Trivia[]

  • Season 5 is the first season of Camp Wannakiki to have live auditions for the casting process.
    • The auditions took place at the Austin International Drag Festival, the same festival which the winners of Season 1 and Season 2 were featured as headliners as part of their prize.

References[]

  1. Post by campwannakiki | Instagram — April 5, 2022
  2. Post by campwannakiki | Instagram — May 5, 2023
  3. Video by Camp Wannakiki | Youtube — May 11, 2023

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