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The first season of Drag Race France was officially announced by World of Wonder via their Instagram on November 17, 2021.[3] Casting opened the same day, with a deadline of December 15, 2021.[4] The show will air on France.tv Slash in France.[5]

On February 3, 2022, it was announced that the debut season of Drag Race France would feature 8 episodes of 60 minutes each.[1]

On March 4, 2022, the judges were announced. Drag Race alum Nicky Doll was announced as the host with Daphné Bürki and Kiddy Smile as judges.[6]

The cast was revealed on June 2, 2022, and a premiere date of June 25, 2022 was announced.[2]


Contestants

DRF1Cast.jpg

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

Rank Contestant Photo Age[7] Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8
Talent
Show
Acting Ball Snatch
Game
Girl
Groups
Advert Make
Over
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Paloma PalomaMiniPromo.jpg 30 Clermont-Ferrand,
ARA
SAFE WIN HIGH HIGH BTM2 WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
TOP 3
(WIN
ROUND
2)
WINNER
2nd/3rd
(Runners-Up)
La Grande Dame LaGrandeDameMiniPromo.jpg 23 Nice,
PAC
SAFE HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH WIN LOW
Team
Captain
SAFE TOP 3
(WIN
ROUND
3)
RUNNER
UP
Soa de Muse SoadeMuseMiniPromo.jpg 30 Saint-Denis,
IDF
WIN BTM2 BTM2 HIGH WIN
Team
Captain
HIGH TOP 3
(WIN
ROUND
1)
RUNNER
UP
4th Lolita Banana LolitaBananaMiniPromo.jpg 36 Paris,
IDF
SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH SAFE LOW HIGH BTM2 ELIM GUEST
5th La Big Bertha LaBigBerthaMiniPromo.jpg 36 Paris,
IDF
HIGH LOW LOW BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH ELIM GUEST
6th
(Miss Sympathie)
Elips ElipsMiniPromo.jpg 26 Bordeaux,
NAQ
HIGH SAFE LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE ELIM MISS
CON
7th Kam Hugh KamHughMiniPromo.jpg 23 Paris,
IDF
LOW SAFE WIN ELIM GUEST
8th La Briochée LaBriochéeMiniPromo.jpg 31 Palaiseau,
IDF
SAFE SAFE ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
GUEST
9th Lova Ladiva LovaLadivaMiniPromo.jpg 32 Toulouse,
OCC
BTM2 ELIM GUEST
10th La Kahena LaKahenaMiniPromo.jpg 29 Paris,
IDF
ELIM GUEST
The contestant won Drag Race France.
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant won the first lip sync round and moved on to the Top 3.
The contestant won the second lip sync round and moved on to the Top 3.
The contestant won the third lip sync round and moved on to the Top 3.
The contestant lost the third lip sync round and was eliminated.
The contestant won the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the best but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the worst but did not place in the bottom.
The contestant placed in the bottom and won the Lip Sync for your life.
The contestant placed in the bottom, lost the Lip Sync for your life, and was eliminated.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.
The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality by the contestants.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
1 1

Bonjour, Bonjour, Bonjour

Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour

June 25, 2022
2 2

Queen Pour Cent

Queen pour cent

June 30, 2022
3 3 French Ball July 7, 2022
4 4

Snatch Game - France Season 1

Snatch Game

July 14, 2022
5 5 Popstars July 21, 2022
6 6 Un Parfum de Drag July 28, 2022
7 7 Sororité August 4, 2022
8 8

Grande Finale - France Season 1

La Grande Finale

August 11, 2022

Episode 1: "Bonjour, Bonjour, Bonjour"

Airdate: June 25, 2022

Synopsis:

It’s the first day in the Werkroom! In the premiere episode, the ten queens discover the world of Drag Race France and show off their greatest talents in the maxi challenge.

C’est le premier jour dans l’Atelier ! Dans ce 1er épisode, les 10 Reines vont découvrir le monde de Drag Race France, et montrer leur plus grand talent dans le maxi challenge. Que la meilleure drag queen gagne !

Episode 1 Judges

Entrance Order

1 Kam Hugh
2 La Big Bertha
3 Elips
4 Lolita Banana
5 Soa de Muse
6 La Grande Dame
7 Lova Ladiva
8 La Kahena
9 La Briochée
10 Paloma

Talent Show Performances

Contestant Performance Photo
Lolita Banana Lip Sync Performance LolitaBananaTalentShow.jpg
Kam Hugh Live Singing KamHughTalentShow.jpg
La Briochée Live Singing LaBriochéeTalentShow.jpg
Paloma Stand-Up PalomaTalentShow.jpg
La Grande Dame Lip Sync Performance / Saxophone LaGrandeDameTalentShow.jpg
Elips Lip Sync Performance ElipsTalentShow.jpg
Soa de Muse Live Singing SoadeMuseTalentShow.jpg
Lova Ladiva Stand-Up LovaLadivaTalentShow.jpg
La Kahena Comedy Performance LaKahenaTalentShow.jpg
La Big Bertha Burlesque LaBigBerthaTalentShow.jpg

Episode 2: "Queen Pour Cent"

Airdate: June 30, 2022

Synopsis:

Today the queens will have to show themselves in a different light and play comedy in a parody of “Call My Agent.”

Aujourd'hui, les candidates vont devoir se montrer sous un autre jour et jouer la comédie dans une parodie de « Dix pour cent »

Episode 2 Judges

  • Special Guests: Jésus La Vidange, Juda La Vidange, and Chico
  • Guest Judge: Marianne James
  • Mini Challenge: Get into quick drag and perform in a rock 'n' roll show
  • Mini Challenge Winner: La Grande Dame
  • Maxi Challenge: Acting Challenge
  • Runway Theme: Dites-le avec des fleurs
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Paloma
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A trip to four-star hotel and spa Thalazur Cabourg
  • Bottom Two: Lova Ladiva and Soa de Muse
  • Lip Sync Song: "Toutes les femmes de ta vie" by L5
  • Eliminated: Lova Ladiva
  • Farewell Message: "I love you déchirez toutes. A trés vite, [sic] Lova Ladiva ho thank you ❤️Lova!!!"

Queen Pour Cent

Contestant Role
Elips Marcelle
Kam Hugh Isabelle Adjani
La Big Bertha Miranda
La Grande Dame Mona
La Briochée Marion Cotillard
Edith Piaf
Lolita Banana Yolanda
Lova Ladiva Kimberley
Paloma Viviane
Soa de Muse Anita

Episode 3: "French Ball"

Airdate: July 7, 2022

Synopsis:

France, the country of fashion and chic! In this episode, our queens will have to accept a "haute couture" challenge and try to win their place for the rest of the season.

La France, pays de la mode et du chic ! Dans cet épisode, nos Reines devront relever un défi "haute couture" et tenter de gagner leur place pour le reste de la saison.

Episode 3 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Chantal Thomass and Véronique Philipponnat
  • Mini Challenge: In groups of two, make a tutorial on how to make a baguette
  • Mini Challenge Winners: Elips and La Briochée
  • Maxi Challenge: Ball Challenge
  • Runway Themes: Ma France à moi, French Clichés, and Festival de Cannes
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Kam Hugh
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Bottom Two: La Briochée and Soa de Muse
  • Lip Sync Song: "Pookie" by Aya Nakamura
  • Eliminated: La Briochée
  • Farewell Message: "Merci infiniment de m'avoir accueillie avec tant d'amour. Soyez généreuses, fabuleuses et moelleuses, comme moi. Love, La Briochée."

Episode 4: "Snatch Game - France Season 1"

Airdate: July 14, 2022

Synopsis:

It's time for our queens to show what they're capable of in the iconic Snatch Game challenge!

Il est temps pour nos reines de montrer ce dont elles sont capables dans le défi iconique du Snatch Game !

Episode 4 Judges

Snatch Game Guests

  • Special Guest: Bérengère Krief
  • Guest Judge: Bilal Hassani
  • Mini Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini Challenge Winner: La Big Bertha
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Lendemain de soirée
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: La Grande Dame
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A gift valued at €2,000 courtesy of La Maison Patou
  • Bottom Two: Kam Hugh and La Big Bertha
  • Lip Sync Song: "DJ" by Diam's
  • Eliminated: Kam Hugh
  • Farewell Message: "1 2 3 Kam! Vous êtes toutes extra, hâte de vous apprendre à poser !!! Love you pour toujours"

Snatch Game Characters

Contestant Celebrity Photo
Elips Chantal Ladesou ElipsSnatchGameLook.jpg
Kam Hugh Mireille Mathieu KamSnatchGameLook.jpg
La Big Bertha Jean-Pierre Coffe LaBigSnatchGameLook.jpg
La Grande Dame Alexandra Rosenfeld LaGrandeSnatchGameLook.jpg
Lolita Banana Rossy de Palma LolitaSnatchGameLook.jpg
Paloma Fanny Ardant PalomaSnatchGameLook.jpg
Soa de Muse Monique Angeon
(as Félindra from Fort Boyard)
SoaSnatchGameLook.jpg

Episode 5: "Popstars"

Airdate: July 21, 2022

Synopsis:

6 queens, 2 musical groups! Who will win the title of best girl band?

6 Reines, 2 groupes musicaux ! Qui remportera le titre de meilleur groupe ?

File:DRF1E5Judges.jpg

Episode 5 Judges

  • Special Guest: Anthonin Fabre
  • Guest Judges: Shy'm and Yanis Marshall
  • Mini Challenge: In groups of two, makeover one of each other blindfolded
  • Mini Challenge Winner: La Grande Dame and Soa de Muse
  • Maxi Challenge: Girl Groups
  • Runway Theme: La nuit des 1000 Mylène
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Soa de Muse
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A trip to Berlin
  • Bottom Two: Elips and Paloma
  • Lip Sync Song: "Libertine" by Mylène Farmer
  • Eliminated: Elips
  • Farewell Message: "*🗼Paris Merci mes amours pour cette sublime aventure.❤️ Hâte de vous retrouver à Bordeaux, en France et dans le monde entier❤️ Elips💋"

Boom Boom Girl Groups

Les sœurs Jacquettes
Pop Mix
The Nails
Rock Mix
La Big Bertha Elips
La Grande Dame Lolita Banana
Paloma Soa de Muse

Episode 6: "Un Parfum de Drag"

Airdate: July 28, 2022

Synopsis:

The queens still in the race have to compete in a very fragrant maxi challenge! Who will do the best advertising? Who will be eliminated following the lip sync challenge?

Les reines encore en course vont devoir s'affronter dans un maxi challenge très parfumé ! Qui fera la meilleure publicité ? Qui sera éliminé à l'issue du Lip sync ?

File:DRF1E6Judges.jpg

Episode 6 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Alexandre Mattiussi and Yseult
  • Mini Challenge: Everybody Loves Puppets
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Paloma
  • Maxi Challenge: Commercial Challenge
  • Runway Theme: Haute Couture
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Paloma
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A year's supply of Jean-Paul Gaultier perfume and a feature in an upcoming Gaultier Pride digital campaign
  • Bottom Two: La Big Bertha and Lolita Banana
  • Lip Sync Song: "Corps" by Yseult
  • Eliminated: La Big Bertha
  • Farewell Message: "Mes poupoules... Je suis fière d'avoir de nouvelles sœurs comme vous. Déchirez tout, amour et cornichons❤️ "Soa kouroukou si tu ne gagnes pas" 4EVER BiG❤️"

Perfumes

Queen Perfume Name
La Big Bertha Cliché by Marais
La Grande Dame Pschitt Pschitt
Lolita Banana Lolita Coquine
Paloma Arnaque
Soa de Muse Counia

Episode 7: "Sororité"

Airdate: August 4, 2022

Synopsis:

This week, the queens transform one of their relatives into their drag sisters for the makeover challenge!

Cette semaine, les reines vont transformer un de leurs proches en Drag Queen pour le défi relooking !

File:DRF1E7Judges.jpg

Episode 7 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Loïc Prigent and Raya Martigny
  • Maxi Challenge: Makeover Challenge
  • Runway Theme: Un air de famille
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: None
  • Maxi Challenge Prize*: An outfit courtesy of Ami Paris
  • Lip Sync Pairs:
    • Lolita Banana vs. Soa de Muse
    • La Grande Dame vs. Paloma
  • Lip Sync Songs:
    • "Dieu m'a donné la foi" by Ophélie Winter
    • "Le Banana Split" by Lio
    • "La grenade" by Clara Luciani
  • Eliminated: Lolita Banana
  • Farewell Message: "TBA"
Contestant Proche
Name Drag Name
La Grande Dame Cécile Ma Petite Dame
Lolita Banana Antonio Paquita Banana
Paloma Kameliya Columbina
Soa de Muse Jackie Kiki de Muse

Lip Sync for the Finale Bracket

  "Dieu m'a donné la foi" / "Le Banana Split"     "La grenade"    
                           
  Soa de Muse WIN  
  Lolita Banana LOSS        
        La Grande Dame WIN
        Lolita Banana LOSS  
  Paloma WIN    
  La Grande Dame LOSS  

Top Three of Season 1

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamDameDRFS1.jpg 1
(Ep. 4)
0
TeamPalomaDRFS1.jpg 2
(Eps. 2, 6)
1
(Ep. 5)
TeamSoaDRFS1.jpg 2
(Eps. 1, 5)
2
(Eps. 2, 3)

Episode 8: "Grande Finale - France Season 1"

Airdate: August 11, 2022

Synopsis:

The remaining queens give everything to try to win the crown and the scepter! All the season's former queens return to watch the coronation.

C'est la grande finale ! Les reines encore en course vont tout donner dans cet épisode pour tenter de remporter la couronne et le sceptre ! Toutes les anciennes reines de la saison seront de retour pour assister au couronnement.

File:DRF1E8Judges.jpg

Episode 8 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Olivier Rousteing and Nicolas Huchard
  • Maxi Challenge: Finale Challenge
  • Runway Theme: Dragnifique
  • Lip Sync Song: "Mourir sur scène" by Dalida
  • Winner of Drag Race France Season 1: Paloma
  • Runners-Up: La Grande Dame and Soa de Muse
  • Miss Congeniality: Elips

Trivia

Gallery

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Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.
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Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' planned looks for each episode.
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Check out the video gallery to see challenge performances, runways, lip syncs, and more!

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tweet by francetvpub | Twitter — February 3, 2022
  2. 2.0 2.1 Post by dragrace_france | Instagram — June 2, 2022
  3. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — November 17, 2021
  4. Post by dragrace_france | Instagram — November 17, 2021
  5. Post by DragRace_Fr | Twitter — December 3, 2021
  6. Post by Dragracefrance | Instagram — March 4, 2022
  7. (FRLes queens | FTV
  8. Post by u/snoreau8 | Reddit — July 21, 2022
  9. Post by u/[deleted] | Reddit — June 2, 2022

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