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Drag Race Brasil[8] was first teased on August 8, 2022 when World of Wonder published a casting call for Brazilian drag artists via social media accounts.[9]

On December 12, 2022, the series was confirmed, along with the announcement that it would air on MTV and Paramount+ in Brazil.[4][5]

The series' logo was revealed on June 6, 2023.[3]

Winner of Queen of the Universe Season 1, Grag Queen, was unveiled as the series' host on July 12, 2023.[2] Furthermore, the main judges, comedienne Bruna Braga and stylist Dudu Bertholini, were revealed the following week.[1]

On January 31, 2024, the series was removed from Paramount Plus, along with other international series, in a global move from the network to reduce international originals, manage costs, and focus on big U.S. studio productions.[10] It was revealed the series would be moving to WOW Presents Plus, and a second season was also confirmed, on February 5, 2024.[11][12]

Before being announced by World of Wonder in 2022, the show had been in production as early as 2017, with Endemol Shine Brasil (in accordance with Passion Distribution) having licensing rights to Drag Race in the country and announcing that the show was in the works,[13] with RuPaul himself allegedly wanting to be a part of the project.[14][15] At the Emmys in 2017, however, RuPaul said he had heard about the rumor and expressed that he had no idea where it came from.[16]

Following the interview, Endemol Shine reinforced that the company secured the licensing rights to produce a local franchise of the show in Brazil.[17] The company indeed owned the rights to produce the program in the country, registering a brand with the name Drag Race Brasil.[8]

However, upon its two-time postponement,[18][19] the project was ultimately cancelled by Endemol Shine Brasil due to the political situation of the country, as well as Brazil's polarized view on LGBTQIA+ matters, thus making it harder for broadcasters to pick up the project.[20]

Series Overview

Season No.
Contestants
Episodes Originally aired
Premiere Finale
1 12[6] 12[7] August 30, 2023[1] November 15, 2023

Prizes

Season Prizes
1

Judges

See: Judges/Drag Race Brasil

Each season of Drag Race Brasil features Grag Queen as host and main judge, with Bruna Braga and Dudu Bertholini completing the main panel. Additionally, each episode has a guest judge who only appears in that episode.

Gallery

Season Artwork

Runway Themes

Stands

Place Season 1
1st Organzza
2nd Betina Polaroid

Hellena Malditta

Miranda Lebrão
3rd
4th
5th Shannon Skarllet
6th Naza
7th Dallas de Vil
8th Rubi Ocean
9th Aquarela
10th Melusine Sparkle
11th Tristan Soledade
12th Diva More
The contestant won Drag Race Brasil.
The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality.

Trivia

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 (PTPost by paramountplusbr and dragracebr | Instagram — July 19, 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (PTTweet by DragRaceBr | Twitter — July 12, 2023
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (PTDrag Race Brasil vem aí: MTV e Paramount+ promovem pit stop de montação na Parada do Orgulho LGBTQIA+ de SP | O Universo da TV — June 6, 2023
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 RuPaul's Drag Race reveals new Global All Stars series, another chance for Jujubee to win | Entertainment Weekly — December 12, 2022
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 (PTTweet by MTVBrasil | Twitter — December 12, 2022
  6. 6.0 6.1 (PTDudu Bertholini é JURADO do Drag Race Brasil | Meet The Judges | Paramount Plus Brasil | YouTube — July 19, 2023
  7. 7.0 7.1 (PTPost by gragqueen | Instagram — October 31, 2023
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 (PTDrag Race Brasil | Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial Ministério da Economia
  9. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — August 8, 2022
  10. Paramount+ to Remove Some International Originals (Exclusive) | Hollywood Report — January 31, 2024
  11. ‘Drag Race’ Producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato on the Future of the Global Franchise and Second Seasons in Mexico and Brazil | Variety — February 5, 2024
  12. Post by wowpresentsplusbr, worldofwonder, wowpresentsplus, and dragracebr | Instagram — February 5, 2024
  13. (PTPost by endemolshinebr | Facebook — August 16, 2017
  14. (PTEndemol confirma que o programa RuPaul Drag Race ganhará versão brasileira | Hypeness — August 16, 2017
  15. (PTRupaul’s Drag Race chega ao Brasil | Meio & Mensagem — August 16, 2017
  16. Tweet by TNTbr | Twitter — September 18, 2017
  17. (PTEndemol garante versão brasileira de Rupaul’s Drag Race | Meio & Mensagem — September 18, 2017
  18. (PTRupaul’s Drag Race Brasil é adiado | Meio & Mensagem — February 26, 2018
  19. (PTVersão brasileira de “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fica para 2019 | Bastidores da TV — June 11, 2018
  20. (PTEndemol não vai mais produzir versão brasileira de 'RuPaul's Drag Race' | UOL — November 11, 2020
  21. (PTDrag Race | Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial Ministério da Economia
  22. Post by worldofwonder and dragracebr | Instagram — June 11, 2023

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