RuPaul's Drag Race Wiki
RuPaul's Drag Race Wiki

Drag Race is a television drag queen competition franchise created by American drag icon RuPaul, and the production company World of Wonder. It originated in the United States in 2009, where it was devised as a replacement for Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (2007–2009), and has been adapted in various countries. The show's aim to find the next "Drag Superstar", with the winners occupying the traits of "charisma", "uniqueness", "nerve" and "talent". RuPaul stated that the show looks for an entertainer who can stand out from the rest.[1] RuPaul’s Drag Race is credited for making drag "mainstream".[2]

RuPaul's Drag Race has produced sixteen seasons to date (as of 2024) and has inspired an All Stars spinoff, as well as multiple International versions of Drag Race in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. In addition, three Drag conventions, or DragCons, have been created: RuPaul's DragCon LA, RuPaul's DragCon NYC, and RuPaul's DragCon UK. A RuPaul's Drag Race Live! variety show in Las Vegas was established in 2020 with a corresponding television special.

Drag Race Around the World[]

The country has had at least one fully fledged iteration of Drag Race.
The rights for the country's version of Drag Race have been obtained, but it is not yet in production.

Current expansion of the Drag Race franchise

Currently airing sub-franchise
Sub-franchise with an upcoming season
Sub-franchise in development
Sub-franchise with unknown status
Sub-franchise no longer in production
Sub-franchise with halted production: not cancelled, but still not developing a new season
Country Name Original
Premiere Current Host Current Judges
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RuPaul's Drag Race Global All Stars Paramount+ TBA
Australia Flag
Drag Race Down Under
Stan (S1-) May 1, 2021
New Zealand Flag
New Zealand
TVNZ+ (S1-S3)
WOW Presents Plus (S4-)
Austria Flag
Drag Race Germany[3] Paramount+ September 5, 2023[4]
Germany Flag
Switzerland Flag
Belgium Flag
Drag Race Belgique Auvio
February 16, 2023
Brazil Flag
Drag Race Brasil MTV (S1)
Paramount+ (S1)
WOW Presents Plus (S2-)
August 30, 2023
Canada Flag
Canada's Drag Race Crave July 2, 2020
Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World November 18, 2022
Chile Flag
The Switch Drag Race[5][6][7][8][9] Mega October 8, 2015
France Flag
Drag Race France Slash June 25, 2022
Italy Flag
Drag Race Italia Discovery+ (S1-2)
Paramount+ (S3-)
November 18, 2021
Mexico Flag
Drag Race México MTV (S1)
Paramount+ (S1)
WOW Presents Plus (S2-)
June 22, 2023
Netherlands Flag
Drag Race Holland Videoland September 18, 2020
Philippines Flag
Drag Race Philippines Discovery+ (S1)
WOW Presents Plus
August 17, 2022
Drag Race Philippines: Untucked! August 19, 2022 N/A
Spain Flag
Drag Race España ATRESplayer Premium May 30, 2021
Drag Race España All Stars February 4, 2024
Sweden Flag
Drag Race Sverige Sveriges Television March 4, 2023
Drag Race Sverige: Untucked! N/A
Thailand Flag
Drag Race Thailand LINE TV (S1-2)
WOW Presents Plus (S3-)[10]
February 15, 2018
UK Flag
RuPaul's Drag Race UK BBC Three October 3, 2019
RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World February 1, 2022
USA Flag
RuPaul's Drag Race Logo TV (S1-8)
VH1 (S9-14)
MTV (S15-)
February 2, 2009
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
(Under the Hood)
Logo TV (S1-6)
YouTube (S7-9)
VH1 (S10-14)
MTV (S15-)
February 2, 2009
(Under the Hood)
February 1, 2010
RuPaul's Drag U[11] Logo TV July 19, 2010
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Logo TV (S1-2)
VH1 (S3-5)
Paramount+ (S6-)
October 22, 2012
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked! Logo TV (AS1)
VH1 (AS5)
Paramount+ (AS6-)
October 22, 2012 N/A
RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular VH1 December 7, 2018
RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race VH1 April 24, 2020
RuPaul's Drag Race Vegas Revue VH1 August 21, 2020 N/A


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  1. When is RuPaul’s Drag Race UK released? Start date, guest judges and contestants | Radio Times — November 21, 2019
  2. ‘Finally! A sport for us gay people!’: how drag went mainstream | The Guardian — August 10, 2019
  3. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — August 8, 2022
  4. (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 1, 2023
  5. The Switch Drag Race | WOW Presents Plus
  6. Fenton Bailey, drag race producer, confirms The Switch (Chilean drag race) is part of the drag race franchise for all of you haters | Reddit (r/rupaulsdragrace) — June 3, 2019
  7. The Switch Drag Race, once again confirmed to be part of the drag race franchise | Reddit (r/rupaulsdragrace) — September 21, 2020
  8. The Switch Drag Race Season 1 Now Avail on WOW Presents Plus (US only) | YouTube — 16, 2018
  9. (PT) Who’s That Queen? Diva Houston | Draglicious — January 20, 2021
  10. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — November 14, 2023
  11. Post by RuPaul | Twitter — May 9, 2013