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NOTE: Not to be confused with Drag Pop Star (Miss Fan Favorite), title exclusive to the second season of Drag Race Thailand.

Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté, the current reigning Miss Congeniality on the regular US series (Season 14).

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"Miss Congeniality" is the title awarded to the queens who are regarded as the kindest, most helpful ones on their respective seasons. Prior to Season 10 the fans determined which queen won the title, but due to the online voting being hacked, the queens now decide this amongst themselves.

Originally the winner of 'Miss Congeniality' was announced on the reunion special (Season 1, 2, & 3), which would air after the grand finale. Starting in Season 4, where the grand finale and the reunion were combined, the crowning of the season's 'Miss Congeniality' would take place right before the crowning of America's/Thailand's Next Drag Superstar. This continued for all season's other than Season 9, as the Season 8 Miss Congeniality, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, had competed on Season 9. She handed off the title at the Reunion Special a week before the Grand Finale.

There have been 14 Miss Congenialities on the American version of RuPaul's Drag Race, 1 on The Switch Drag Race, Canada's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under and Drag Race España, 2 on Drag Race Thailand and Drag Race Holland and 3 on RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Other series such as La Más Draga and Camp Wannakiki also featured the title on their seasons.

All Stars Seasons do not crown a 'Miss Congeniality', as none of the competing queens are new, and many Miss Congenialities compete on All Stars.

The British, Canadian and Australian-New Zealander versions did not adopt the 'Miss Congeniality' award; however, they have had unofficial 'Miss Congeniality' winners who were either voted by the fans or their fellow queens of their seasons announced via social media: Blu Hydrangea, Tynomi Banks, Bimini Bon-Boulash, Anita Wigl'it and Anubis respectively. Later, the second season of Canada's Drag Race adopted the award whilst the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK continued to not feature an officially voted 'Miss Congeniality'. It is assumed that all queens voted 'Miss Congeniality' on international seasons (outside of Drag Race Thailand, Drag Race España, Drag Race Holland and Canada's Drag Race) will be unofficial with the British, and Australian-New Zealander versions determining the title via PopBuzz's Drag Race Yearbook post-elimination interviews.

Title Holders

Drag Race Franchise

See: Drag Race (Franchise)

See: RuPaul's Drag Race

See: The Switch Drag Race
NOTE: On The Switch Drag Race, the title is instead called "Mejor Compañera" (lit. "The Best Companion"). The title was only featured on the first season.

See: Drag Race Thailand

See: RuPaul's Drag Race UK

See: Canada's Drag Race

See: Drag Race Holland

See: RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under

See: Drag Race España

See: Drag Race Italia

See: RuPaul's Drag Race vs The World

Other Series

See: Other Series

See: Camp Wannakiki

See: La Más Draga
NOTE: On La Más Draga, the title is instead called "La Más Querida" (lit. "The Most Beloved")

See: TNT Drag

See: Academia de Drags

See: Versus Drag Queens

Prizes

Season Prizes
1
  • $1,500
  • A three day, two night trip at the Paris Eiffel Tower Experience in Las Vegas
2
  • Tickets to see Cher live in concert
  • A three day, two night trip to Las Vegas with airfare
3
  • A trip for 2 to Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama Island
4
  • A round trip, first class flight with hotel accommodations anywhere in the US
5
  • A six night trip for 2 at any Hilton Hotel or Resort with airfare
6
  • $2,500 gift card from Overstock.com
7
  • $5,000
8
9
10 N/A[1]
11
  • $10,000
12
13
14

Season Prizes
1 N/A
2
  • Photoshoot with Fritz Kok

Season Prizes
1
  • 3,000€
  • Sewing Kit
  • Being part of crowning the winner

Season Prizes
1 N/A
2
  • $1,000 gift certificate from Wigs and Grace
  • $2,000 worth of jewels from Amped Accessories

Controversies

Valentina being crowned by the predecessor Cynthia Lee Fontaine.

Season 9's Miss Congeniality, Valentina, was dubbed to be a 'fan-favorite', rather than congenial by the other season 9 girls, as they felt she played up the role to the camera, but was not actually congenial with the rest of the girls during, and after the filming of the season. This 'Miss Congeniality versus Fan-Favorite' controversy also brought up winners of previous seasons (mainly Pandora Boxx, BenDeLaCreme, and Katya) as even though they were congenial, the fans felt that other queens in their seasons were more congenial, but the winners were more beloved by the fans and they felt that the queens were eliminated too early.

This made fans want a fan-favorite and congeniality divide, where fan-favorite was voted for by the fans and Miss Congeniality was chosen by the queens on the season.

Season 10's voting also sparked controversy, as the voting had been hacked by robots, which resulted in The Vixen taking the lead with 18 million votes. The hacking was later resolved by the show, which, after the hacking, insisted the Season 10 queens voted themselves. This also showed that the producers listened to the fans after last season's controversy and allowed the queens to choose their own 'Miss Congeniality'. The queens continued to choose Miss Congeniality after Season 10.

Placements

Queen Photo Original Season Place Returning Season Place
RuPaul's Drag Race
Nina Flowers NinaFlowersS1CastMug.png Season 1 2nd All Stars 1 9th/10th
Pandora Boxx PandoraBoxxS2CastMug.png Season 2 5th All Stars 1 11th/12th
All Stars 6 6th
Yara Sofia YaraSofiaS3CastMug.jpeg Season 3 4th All Stars 1 5th/6th
All Stars 6 10th
Latrice Royale LatriceRoyaleS4CastMug.jpg Season 4 4th All Stars 1 7th/8th
All Stars 4 5th
Ivy Winters IvyWintersS5CastMug.jpg Season 5 7th N/A
BenDeLaCreme BenDeLaCremeS6CastMug.png Season 6 5th All Stars 3 6th
Katya KatyaS7CastMug.png Season 7 5th All Stars 2 2nd/3rd
Cynthia Lee Fontaine CynthiaLeeFontaineS8CastMug.jpg Season 8 10th Season 9 10th
Valentina ValentinaS9CastMug.jpg Season 9 7th All Stars 4 7th
Monét X Change MonétXChangeS10CastMug.jpg Season 10 6th All Stars 4 Winner
Nina West NinaWestS11CastMug.jpg Season 11 6th N/A
Heidi N Closet HeidiNClosetS12CastMug.png Season 12 6th N/A
LaLa Ri LaLaRiS13CastMug.jpg Season 13 10th N/A
Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté KornbreadJetéS14CastMug.jpg Season 14 12th N/A
The Switch Drag Race
Jessica Parker JessicaParkerTSDR1CastMug.png Season 1 10th N/A
Drag Race Thailand
B Ella BEllaDRT1CastMug.png Season 1 4th N/A
Maya B'Haro MayaB'HaroDRT2CastMug.png Season 2 11th N/A
TBA RDR?.jpg Season 3 TBA N/A
RuPaul's Drag Race UK
Blu Hydrangea BluHydrangeaDRUK1CastMug.jpg Season 1 5th UK vs The World 1 Winner
Bimini Bon-Boulash BiminiBonBoulashDRUK2CastMug.jpg Season 2 2nd/3rd N/A
Anubis AnubisDRUK3CastMug.jpg Season 3 12th N/A
TBA RDR?.jpg Season 4 TBA N/A
Canada's Drag Race
Tynomi Banks TynomiBanksCDR1CastMug.jpeg Season 1 9th N/A
Suki Doll SukiDollCDR2CastMug.jpg Season 2 9th N/A
TBA RDR?.jpg Season 3 TBA N/A
Drag Race Holland
Ma'Ma Queen Ma'MaQueenDRH1CastMug.jpg Season 1 3rd/4th N/A
Tabitha TabithaDRH2CastMug.png Season 2 5th N/A
RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under
Anita Wigl'it AnitaWigl'itDRDU1CastMug.jpg Season 1 8th N/A
TBA RDR?.jpg Season 2 TBA N/A
Drag Race España
Pupi Poisson PupiPoissonDRE1CastMug.jpeg Season 1 4th N/A
TBA RDR?.jpg Season 2 TBA N/A
Drag Race Italia
Luquisha Lubamba LuquishaLubambaDRI1CastMug.jpg Season 1 4th N/A
RuPaul's Drag Race vs The World
Cheryl Hole CherylHoleUKvsTWCastMug.jpeg Season 1 4th UK vs The World 1 8th
Janey Jacké JaneyJackéUKvsTWCastMug.jpeg Season 1 2nd UK vs The World 1 5th
Jujubee JujubeeUKvsTWCastMug.jpeg Season 2 3rd All Stars 1 3rd/4th
All Stars 5 2nd/3rd
UK vs The World 1 3rd/4th

Congratulatory Images

Trivia

  • Nina Flowers is...
    • the first ever Miss Congeniality.
    • the first Hispanic Miss Congeniality.
    • the first Latino Miss Congeniality.
    • the first American Miss Congeniality.
    • the first of two Miss Congeniality winners named Nina, the other being Nina West.
    • the first Miss Congeniality who reached the Top 2 on her original season.
    • the highest placing Miss Congeniality on a regular season.
  • Pandora Boxx is...
    • the first Caucasian Miss Congeniality.
    • the first 'comedy queen' to receive the title.
    • together with Yara Sofia, the only Miss Congeniality to have competed against each other twice, both in All Stars 1 and All Stars 6.
  • Yara Sofia is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality to be a part of a double shantay.
    • the only Miss Congeniality to have the same amount of wins in both a regular and an All Stars Season. (1 in both)
    • together with Pandora Boxx, the only Miss Congeniality to have competed against each other twice, both in All Stars 1 and All Stars 6.
  • Latrice Royale is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality of African American descent.
    • the first plus sized Miss Congeniality.
    • the oldest Miss Congeniality.
    • the tallest Miss Congeniality, at 6′4″ (1.93 m).
    • the first Miss Congeniality to send another queen home (via a lip sync for your life).
  • Ivy Winters is...
  • BenDeLaCreme is...
    • the only Miss Congeniality (and overall contestant) to never land in the bottom two during an All Stars Season.
    • the first Miss Congeniality whom had to lip sync against the same person twice during a regular season (Darienne Lake).
  • Katya is...
    • the first returning Miss Congeniality to reach Top 3 in an All Stars season.
    • the first Miss Congeniality to achieve a higher placement on her returning season.
  • Cynthia Lee Fontaine is...
    • widely believed to be the most congenial Miss Congeniality.
    • the only Miss Congeniality to feature on two regular seasons.
    • the lowest placing Miss Congeniality of the US series of Drag Race, landing in 10th place during Season 8, tied with LaLa Ri.
      • Cynthia also placed 10th in Season 9.
    • together with Ivy Winters, Nina West, Heidi N Closet, LaLa Ri and Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté, one of the only Miss Congenialities who have not competed on an All Stars season.
  • Valentina...
    • is the first Miss Congeniality to not hand over the title in person, followed by Nina West.
    • is the first Mexican American Miss Congeniality
    • admitted on the popular web series 'Hey Qween', that she won the Miss Congeniality vote because her fans want her to 'win something' at that time, even claiming that Cynthia Lee Fontaine or Peppermint should have won the title instead.
    • together with Monét X Change, the only Miss Congeniality to have lip synced against another Miss Congeniality (in Episode 2 of All Stars 4).
  • Monét X Change is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality to be voted on by fellow competitors.
    • the first Miss Congeniality who placed 6th in the competition.
    • the first Miss Congeniality to win an All-Stars Season.
    • together with Valentina, the only Miss Congeniality to have lip synced against another Miss Congeniality (in Episode 2 of All Stars 4).
    • the first Miss Congeniality to return as a lip sync assassin on All Stars.
  • Nina West is...
  • Heidi N Closet is...
  • LaLa Ri is...
  • Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté is...
  • B Ella is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality of Drag Race Thailand.
    • the first Thai Miss Congeniality.
    • the first Asian Miss Congeniality overall.
    • the first "official" Miss Congeniality on an international version.
  • Maya B'Haro is...
    • the only Miss Congeniality to be a part of a double sashay.
    • the current reigning Miss Congeniality of the Thai version.
  • Blu Hydrangea is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
    • the first Irish Miss Congeniality.
    • the first Miss Congeniality to be voted by fans again since Valentina.
    • the first Miss Congeniality to win RuPaul's Drag Race vs The World.
    • the second 'unofficial' Miss Congeniality.
  • Bimini Bon-Boulash is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality of RuPaul's Drag Race UK to be voted by their fellow contestants.
    • the first Miss Congeniality to be in the first bottom 2 on their original season.
    • the first Miss Congeniality to win 4 challenges in their original season.
    • the third Miss Congeniality to make it to the finale of their original season after Nina Flowers and Ma'Ma Queen.
  • Anubis is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality to be the first eliminated contestant of their original season.
    • together with Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté, tied as one of the lowest placing Miss Congeniality overall, placing 12th on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
    • the youngest Miss Congeniality at 19 years of age.
    • the current reigning Miss Congeniality of the UK series.
  • Ma'Ma Queen is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality of Drag Race Holland.
    • the first Dutch Miss Congeniality.
    • the first Miss Congeniality to be crowned in a podcast.
    • the second Miss Congeniality to make it to the finale of their original season, after Nina Flowers.
    • the second Miss Congeniality whom had to lip-sync against the same person twice during a regular season (Miss Abby OMG), after BenDeLaCreme.
  • Tabitha is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality of Surinamese descent.
    • the first Dutch Miss Congeniality to be crowned on the actual show.
    • the current reigning Miss Congeniality of the Dutch series.
  • Anita Wigl'it is...
    • the first Miss Congeniality of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.
    • the first New Zealander Miss Congeniality.
    • the first Miss Congeniality that came from a Drag Duo competing on the same season
      • coincidentally both of them won the major titles of the season
    • the current reigning Miss Congeniality of the series Down Under.

Other Contestants

Other queens that came close to the title on their respective seasons include:

References

  1. Post by monetxchange | Twitter — September 29, 2019

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