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Drag Race Germany[1] was first teased on August 8, 2022 when World of Wonder published a casting call for German drag artists via social media accounts.[3]

On December 12, 2022, the series was confirmed, along with the announcement that it would air on Paramount+ in Germany.[2] The series is also exclusively available in the streaming service in Austria and Switzerland.[4]

The series official title and logo were unveiled on August 1, 2023, along with a premiere date of September 5.[1]

On August 10, 2023, Barbie Breakout and Gianni Jovanovic were announced as the series' co-hosts.[5][6] Dianne Brill was revealed as a judge the following day.[7]

Before being announced by World of Wonder in 2022, the show had been in production as early as 2013, with Munich-based production company Phantomfilm announcing that they had licensing rights in Germany to produce a Drag Race franchise in the country, and that the show was already in the works.[8] Filming was expected to commence in that same year in Munich,[9] and several auditions from aspiring drag queens are currently still uploaded on the company's YouTube channel. The winner would have received a monetary amount in euros, as well as a role in an undisclosed musical.[10]

As revealed by Taç Romey, the spokesperson for Phantomfilm at the time, there would be little changes to the format, other than it having greater focus on comedy to adapt to the country's market, and that the show was going to air on a mainstream network, although the company was still negotiating with various channels.[9] The host was also still not decided, and the title of the show was going to be RuPaul's Drag Race Germany.[10] Ultimately, the company's licensing rights expired, which lead to a second attempt of producing Drag Race in Germany.

In 2019, the contestants from the first season of Queen of Drags were told that they would be competing on a German franchise of Drag Race. However, after the cast had met for the first time, they were told that the show's production company failed to get licensing rights for Drag Race, and therefore would have a different format.[11]

Series Overview[]

Season No.
Contestants
Episodes Originally aired
Premiere Finale
1 11 12 September 5, 2023 November 21, 2023

Prizes[]

Season Prizes
1

Judges[]

See: Judges/Drag Race Germany

Each season of Drag Race Germany features Barbie Breakout and Gianni Jovanovic as co-hosts and main judges, with Dianne Brill completing the main panel. Additionally, each episode has a guest judge who only appears in that episode.

Gallery[]

Season Artwork[]

Stands[]

Place Season 1
1st Pandora Nox
2nd Metamorkid

Yvonne Nightstand
3rd
4th Kelly Heelton
5th Loreley Rivers
6th Victoria Shakespears
7th Nikita Vegaz
8th Tessa Testicle
9th LéLé Cocoon
10th The Only Naomy
11th Barbie Q
The contestant won Drag Race Germany.
The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality.
The contestant was voted Fan Favorite.

External Links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 1, 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 RuPaul's Drag Race reveals new Global All Stars series, another chance for Jujubee to win | Entertainment Weekly — December 12, 2022
  3. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — August 8, 2022
  4. (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 10, 2023
  5. (DEPost by dragracegermany and barbiebreakout | Instagram — August 10, 2023
  6. (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 10, 2023
  7. (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 11, 2023
  8. (DEPost by Phantomfilm | Facebook — August 6, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 (DEDeutsche Version von "RuPaul's Drag Race" geplant | queer.de — August 13, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 RuPaul's Drag Race Germany Mood Trailer | YouTube — September 11, 2013
  11. (DEEpisode 10 - Verfotzt mit Väterin Bambi Mercury | Spotify — January 2020

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