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The first season of Drag Race Germany was first teased on August 8, 2022 when World of Wonder published a casting call for German drag artists via social media accounts.[4] Casting opened on August 8, 2022, with deadline of August 26 of that same year.[5] Applicants were asked to submit an audition tape on August 31, with deadline of September 23, 2022.[6]

On December 12, 2022, the series was confirmed, along with the announcement that it would air on Paramount+ in Germany.[7] The series also exclusively airs in the streaming service in Austria and Switzerland.[3]

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.[2][3] Dianne Brill was revealed as a judge the following day.[8]

One August 15, 2023, the cast of Season 1 was officially announced.[9] The promo theme was "Break Free".[10]

At the end of the twelfth episode, Pandora Nox was crowned Germany's First Drag Superstar, with Metamorkid and Yvonne Nightstand placing as Runners-Up. Victoria Shakespears won the title of Miss Darling at the reunion, while LéLé Cocoon was awarded the title of Fan Favorite on Instagram after the show.

About The Show

Drag Race Germany is a reality competition show where 11 drag queens compete for the title and a cash prize of €100,000.[11]

Contestants

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(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12
Runway Design Rusical Advert Improv Snatch
Game
Ball Roast Acting Make
Over
Reunion Finale
1st
(Winner)
Pandora Nox PandoraNoxGR1MiniPromo 29 Vienna,
Austria
WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH SAFE WIN BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH WIN BTM2 SAFE HIGH RUN WINNER
2nd/3rd
(Runners-Up)
Metamorkid MetamorkidGR1MiniPromo 24 Vienna,
Austria
SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN BTM2 RUN RUNNER
UP
Yvonne Nightstand YvonneNightstandGR1MiniPromo 29 Berlin,
Germany
SAFE SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
LOW SAFE SAFE HIGH LOW WIN TOP2 WIN RUN RUNNER
UP
4th Kelly Heelton KellyHeeltonGR1MiniPromo 41 Wiesbaden,
Germany
SAFE LOW HIGH SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE WIN WIN SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE ELIM GUEST GUEST
5th Loreley Rivers LoreleyRiversGR1MiniPromo 24 Düsseldorf,
Germany
SAFE WIN SAFE LOW WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM3 BTM2 ELIM GUEST GUEST
6th
(Miss
Darling)
Victoria Shakespears VictoriaShakespearsGR1MiniPromo 29 Basel,
Switzerland
BTM2 BTM2 HIGH SAFE HIGH BTM3 ELIM MISS
CON
GUEST
7th Nikita Vegaz NikitaVegasGR1MiniPromo 38 Berlin,
Germany
LOW SAFE SAFE WIN LOW ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
GUEST GUEST
8th Tessa Testicle TessaTesticleGR1MiniPromo 25 Basel,
Switzerland
BTM2 HIGH BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
GUEST GUEST
9th
(Fan
Favorite)
LéLé Cocoon LéLéCocoonGR1MiniPromo 23 Frankfurt,
Germany
HIGH SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST GUEST
10th The Only Naomy TheOnlyNaomyGR1MiniPromo 22 Cologne,
Germany
SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST GUEST
11th Barbie Q BarbieQGR1MiniPromo 25 Munich,
Germany
HIGH ELIM GUEST GUEST
The contestant won Drag Race Germany.
The contestant won the maxi challenge.
The contestant was declared as the winner of the runway.
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 placed in the bottom but no one was eliminated.
The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow castmates.
The contestant appeared on the "Reunion" episode and was still in the running.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.

Contestants' Winning Earnings

Contestant Money
Pandora Nox €101,000
Metamorkid €3,750
Yvonne Nightstand €2,000
Kelly Heelton €5,500
Loreley Rivers €0
Victoria Shakespears €0
Nikita Vegaz €1,750
Tessa Testicle €0
LéLé Cocoon €0
The Only Naomy €0
Barbie Q €0
The contestant was awarded €100,000 for winning Drag Race Germany.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
1 1

Willkommen in Deutschland

Auftakt

September 5, 2023
2 2 September 12, 2023
3 3

Dragort: The Rusical

DRAGORT

September 19, 2023
4 4

Funny Shops

Lustige Geschäfte

September 26, 2023
5 5

Barbie Salesh

Barbie Zalesh

October 3, 2023
6 6

Snatch Game - Germany Season 1

Snatch Game at Sea

October 10, 2023
7 7

Poor But Sexy

Arm aber sexy

October 17, 2023
8 8 Comedy Roast October 24, 2023
9 9 Web Show October 30, 2023
10 10

Dirndl Makeover

Makeover

November 7, 2023
11 11

The Reunion - Germany Season 1

Reunion

November 14, 2023
12 12

Grand Finale - Germany Season 1

Finale

November 21, 2023

Episode 1: "Willkommen in Deutschland"

Airdate: September 5, 2023

Synopsis:

11 drag queens celebrate the start of Drag Race Germany with host Barbie Breakout and the resident judges: Gianni Jovanovic and Dianne Brill. Rapper Shirin David guest judges.

Barbie Breakout, Gianni Jovanovic und Dianne Brill haben gemeinsam mit 11 Drag Queens ihren ersten Auftritt im ikonischen Format. Auf dem Laufsteg präsentieren sich alle unter dem Motto ''YOUR SIGNATURE DRAG LOOK'' wer kann die Jury überzeugen?

Entrance Order

1 Yvonne Nightstand
2 Victoria Shakespears
3 LéLé Cocoon
4 The Only Naomy
5 Barbie Q
6 Nikita Vegaz
7 Tessa Testicle
8 Metamorkid
9 Loreley Rivers
10 Pandora Nox
11 Kelly Heelton

Episode 2: "Fetish"

Airdate: September 12, 2023

Synopsis:

The second episode gets funny and sexy! After the Lip Sync battle, the first queen is eliminated.

Wir starten die zweite Folge positiv: Die ''Workout Queens'' kreieren in 24 Stunden mit Freude Fetisch-Looks. Es folgen emotionale Momente mit The Only Naomy und Metamorkid - und die ersten Tränen. Die erste Queen scheidet nach einem Lip Sync Battle aus.

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Episode 2 Judges

  • Mini Challenge: Workout Queens: Get in quick drag and present a drag cardio workout
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Yvonne Nightstand
  • Mini Challenge Prize: €1,000 cash prize
  • Maxi Challenge: Create an outfit inspired by fetishes
  • Runway Theme: Fetish
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Loreley Rivers
  • Bottom Two: Barbie Q and Victoria Shakespears
  • Lip Sync Song: "Break My Heart" by Dua Lipa
  • Eliminated: Barbie Q
  • Farewell Message: "¡Si! oder vielleicht No? Well... Bye. Pandora, wenn du mit jemand anders schläfst, töte ich dich ;)"

Episode 3: "Dragort: The Rusical"

Airdate: September 19, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens sing and dance for all they're worth in "Dragort" - the crime Rusical. Then on the runway, they present "Glitter-Party" looks.

In Folge 3 wird ''DRAGORT - das Krimi Rusical'' performt. Die Queens singen, tanzen und proben, was das Zeug und die Mieder halten. Auf dem Runway präsentieren sie anschließend "GLITTER-PARTY" Looks. Nach dem Lip-Sync Battle sind noch 9 Queens übrig.

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Episode 3 Judges

  • Guest Judge: KonstantinosTheStylist
  • Maxi Challenge: Dragort: The Rusical
  • Runway Theme: Glitter Party
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Metamorkid
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: €1,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Tessa Testicle and The Only Naomy
  • Lip Sync Song: "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
  • Eliminated: The Only Naomy
  • Farewell Message: "Ladys, wir stehen auf den Schultern von Giganten! Bitte bleibt, wer ihr seid. XoXo The Only Naomi"

Dragort: The Rusical Characters

Contestant Role
Kelly Heelton Conférenciére
LéLé Cocoon Opfer
Loreley Rivers Pathologin
Metamorkid Komissarin
Nikita Vegaz KGB Agentin
Pandora Nox Clan Boss
The Only Naomy Model
Tessa Testicle Influencerien
Victoria Shakespears Sandmännchen
Yvonne Nightstand DJane

Episode 4: "Funny Shops"

Airdate: September 26, 2023

Synopsis:

There are a lot of reads in the mini-challenge, and 1,000 Angela Merkel looks on the runway.

In Folge 4 spielen unsere Queens ''READING IS FUNDAMENTAL''. Danach bewerben sie unverkäufliche Produkte in Werbespots und zeigen auf dem Runway die ''NACHT DER 1000 ANGELA MERKELS'' bis am Ende eine von ihnen nach Hause gehen muss.

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Episode 4 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Denis We
  • Mini Challenge: Reading Challenge
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Kelly Heelton
  • Mini Challenge Prize: €1,000 cash prize
  • Maxi Challenge: In teams, dragvertise your product
  • Runway Theme: Night of a 1000 Angies
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Nikita Vegaz
  • Runway Winner: Pandora Nox
  • Bottom Two: Lélé Cocoon and Tessa Testicle
  • Lip Sync Song: "About Damn Time" by Lizzo
  • Eliminated: Lélé Cocoon
  • Farewell Message: "Ladies, seid nett zu einander und zeigt der Welt, was ihr drauf habt! Ich bin kurz mit dem Manager sprechen. So geht das nicht! Dickes Bussi aus Hessen. ♡"

Commercial Teams

Team Contestant Product
Team 1 Kelly Heelton Klappe! Die Vierten
Nikita Vegaz
Yvonne Nightstand
Team 2 Loreley Rivers "Wurschtel dich frei"
Fragrance by Britneys Spears
Metamorkid
Victoria Shakespears
Team 3 Lélé Cocoon "DIY" Safe Space
Pandora Nox
Tessa Testicle

Episode 5: "Barbie Salesh"

Airdate: October 3, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens guess terms in "Drag Zack Zack", and the theme of the runway is "Rave Parade". The goodbye message on the mirror from the eliminated queen leaves a special mark.

In Folge 5 raten zwei Queen-Teams gegeneinander Begriffe in ''DRAG ZACK ZACK''. Das Gewinnerteam wählt den Plot für Richterin ''BARBIE ZALESH''. Das Motto des Runways ''RAVE PARADE''. Am Ende hinterlässt ein Goodbye am Spiegel Spuren und Jubel.

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Episode 5 Judges

  • Guest Judge: KonstantinosTheStylist
  • Mini Challenge: In teams, play Drag Zack Zack
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Loreley Rivers, Metamorkid, Pandora Nox, and Tessa Testicle
  • Mini Challenge Prize: Choose their roles first
  • Maxi Challenge: Improv in a courtroom drama
  • Runway Theme: Rave Parade
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Loreley Rivers
  • Bottom Two: Pandora Nox and Tessa Testicle
  • Lip Sync Song: "Atemlos Durch Die Nacht" by Helene Fischer
  • Eliminated: Tessa Testicle
  • Farewell Message: "Lipstick-splat"

Courtroom Pairs

Case Contestant
Augenbrauen-Gate Metamorkid
Pandora Nox
Tortenschlacht Loreley Rivers
Tessa Testicle
Ziehmutter Kelly Heelton
Victoria Shakespears
Catfish Nikita Vegaz
Yvonne Nightstand

Episode 6: "Snatch Game - Germany Season 1"

Airdate: October 10, 2023

Synopsis:

The Queens compete in a makeup Mini Challenge and play the Snatch Game. Dinner is served on the Runway.

Die inneren Queens und Kings werden gechannelt und nach außen getragen. Pandora Nox teilt eine emotionale Geschichte. Snatch Game wird gespielt und in Sachen Look wird ''DINNER IS SERVED'' serviert, bis eine Queen nach einem Lip Sync die Show verlässt.

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Episode 6 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Raffa's Plastic Life
  • Mini Challenge: Split-Face Photoshoot
  • Mini Challenge Winners: Metamorkid and Nikita Vegaz
  • Mini Challenge Prize: €1,750 cash prize, courtesy of Bruno Banani
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game at Sea
  • Runway Theme: Dinner is Served
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Kelly Heelton
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: €4,500 cash prize courtesy of VACAYA
  • Bottom Three: Loreley Rivers, Nikita Vegaz and Victoria Shakespears
  • Lip Sync Song: "Flowers" by Miley Cyrus
  • Eliminated: Nikita Vegaz
  • Farewell Message: "Meine Schwestern, bleibt, wie ihr said. Ich bin nicht STINKSAUER. ICH LIEBE EUCH. 💋 Uns gehört die Welt... 💋 OHHH NE!"

Snatch Game Characters

Contestant Celebrity Photo
Kelly Heelton Bruce Darnell
Loreley Rivers Ludwig van Beethoven
Metamorkid Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nikita Vegaz Silvia Wollny
Pandora Nox Arnold Schwarzenegger
(as Terminator)
Victoria Shakespears Inês Brasil
Yvonne Nightstand Vincent Raven

Split-Face Photoshoot

Episode 7: "Poor But Sexy"

Airdate: October 17, 2023

Synopsis:

The Queens create a rock star groupie look out of trash for the German Ball.

6 Drag Queens werden Groupies - nur in Sachen Look, ist klar. Bei der Construction Challenge kreieren sie Outfits aus Müll. Auf dem Runway zeigen sie Reveal Looks und ''MY FUTURE SELF'' Und wieder muss eine Queen nach dem Lip Sync die Show verlassen.

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Episode 7 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Estefania Elisa
  • Mini Challenge: Perform as rockstars
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Metamorkid
  • Mini Challenge Prize: €1,000 cash prize and 10 second head start to the materials
  • Maxi Challenge: The German Ball
  • Runway Themes: Three-in-One Sensation, Future Me and Poor But Sexy
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Kelly Heelton and Pandora Nox
  • Bottom Two: Loreley Rivers and Victoria Shakespears
  • Lip Sync Song: "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" by Deborah Cox
  • Eliminated: Victoria Shakespears
  • Farewell Message: "VAGABUNDA - "Vagabunda Pop Star" my debut single OUT NOW. Ich liebe euch soooooooo sehr Beijos VS ♡"

Episode 8: "Comedy Roast"

Airdate: October 24, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens compete in a comedy roast and hairy affairs are on display.

In Folge 8 zeigt Dianne Brill eine harte Tür - trotzdem wollen die Queens ihren Club entern. Die Maxi-Challenge ist ein Comedy Roast, beim Runway werden ''HAARIGE ANGELEGENHEITEN'' thematisiert. Nach dem Lip Sync muss eine Queen die Show verlassen.

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Episode 8 Judges

Roast Performance Order

Order Contestant
1st Metamorkid
2nd Kelly Heelton
3rd Loreley Rivers
4th Yvonne Nightstand
5th Pandora Nox

Episode 9: "Web Show"

Airdate: October 30, 2023

Synopsis:

The Queens star in web shows and then present themselves as opera divas on the runway.

In Folge 9 drehen die vier verbleibenden Queens zwei Web-Shows. Es gibt eine emotionale Überraschung mit Video-Botschaften von Familien und Freunden. Auf dem Runway präsentieren sie sich als Operndiven. Was danach passiert, ahnt niemand.

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Episode 9 Judges

Web Show Pairs and Runway Inspirations

Web Show Contestant Runway Inspiration
Wet Webshow Kelly Heelton Aida
Pandora Nox Queen of the Night
Tits and Tricks Metamorkid Papageno
Yvonne Nightstand The Strange Countess

Episode 10: "Dirndl Makeover"

Airdate: November 7, 2023

Synopsis:

The remaining queens give four superfans a dragtastic dirndl makeover and it will determine who makes it into the finals.

In Episode 10 von DRAG RACE GERMANY Superfans ein Dirndl-Makeover. Es geht um den Einzug ins Finale. Nach dem Runway und einem Lip Sync muss eine Queen gehen und nur drei bleiben übrig.

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Episode 10 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Sasha Velour
  • Maxi Challenge: Makeover four Drag Race supefans
  • Runway Theme: Dragtastic Dirndl Makeover
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Yvonne Nightstand
  • Bottom Two: Kelly Heelton and Metamorkid
  • Lip Sync Song: "Heart to Break" by Kim Petras
  • Eliminated: Kelly Heelton
  • Farewell Message: Wir sind stars!!! Vereip niemals wie fantastisch ihr seid. ❤️ SCHWARTZ? -Kelly

Makeover Pairs

Contestant Makeover Partner
Guest Drag Name
Kelly Heelton Fernando Nelly Heelton-Westwood
Metamorkid Gabriel Metamortoth
Pandora Nox
as "Pandywise"
Francisco Franny Nox
as "Frannywise"
Yvonne Nightstand Ralf Chair Nightstand

Top Three of Season 1

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamMetamorkidDRGE1 2
(Eps. 3, 9)
1
(Ep. 10)
TeamPandoraNoxDRGE1 3
(Eps. 1, 4, 7)
2
(Eps. 5, 8)
TeamYvonneNightstandDRGE1 2
(Eps. 8, 10)
0


Episode 11: "The Reunion – Germany Season 1"

Airdate: November 14, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens return to talk about the special moments and emotional highlights of the show.

In der Reunion sprechen 11 Queens über besondere Momente und Highlights der Show. Die Finalistinnen werden gefeiert und die ausgeschiedenen Queens präsentieren spektakuläre Looks auf dem Runway. Victoria Shakespears wird eine besondere Ehrung zuteil.

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The Cast of Season 1 Reunited

  • Discussions: Contestants' best experiences on the show, the love shared with the contestants and Barbie, Pandora being the third cis woman to compete on Drag Race, the art of drag being under fire by conservative groups, the funniest moments in challenges, expectations Lélé had set for herself, Barbie Q being both the first contestant from Bolivia and the Porkchop of the franchise, the effects of HIV/AIDS on queer community, Tessa's elimination, Victoria's lip-syncs and being a vagabunda, respecting all queens on social media, the library is opened once again, Metamorkid and Yvonne's showmance, racism Kelly has met while performing, unaired runways of the eliminated contestants, romani people within drag community, the finalists' journey throughout the season, messages to the younger fans, Victoria is crowned the Miss Darling of Season 1 of Drag Race Germany and Dianne's highlights of the season.
  • Miss Darling: Victoria Shakespears

Miss Darling Voting

Contestant Votes
Victoria Shakespears 6
The Only Naomy 2
Barbie Q 1
Tessa Testicle 1

Eliminated Contestants‘ Unaired Runways

Contestant Runway Look
Barbie Q Opera Queens
The Only Naomy My Future Self
Lélé Cocoon Dinner Is Served
Tessa Testicle 3 In 1
Nikita Vegaz Opera Queens
Victoria Shakespears A Hairy Affair
Loreley Rivers Opera Queens

Episode 12: "Grand Finale - Germany Season 1"

Airdate: November 21, 2023

Synopsis:

The last three queens fight for the crown and the 100,000 Euro prize by performing RuPaul's hit song "Call Me Mother" and showing off their best looks on the runway.

Die letzte große Performance: Das Finale. Auf dem Runway präsentieren die Queens ihren Best Drag Look. Im letzten Lip Sync Battle entscheidet sich, wer die Queen der Queens wird und 100.000 Euro gewinnt.

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Episode 12 Judges

  • Main Challenge: Perform choreography to "Call Me Mother" by RuPaul.
  • Runway Theme: Best Drag
  • Lip Sync Song: "Rise Like A Phoenix" by Conchita Wurst
  • Winner of Drag Race Germany Season 1: Pandora Nox
  • Runners-Up: Metamorkid and Yvonne Nightstand

Trivia

  • In 2013, a version of Drag Race Germany was announced by RuPaul. However, it was cancelled.
  • This is the second season in the franchise (following Drag Race Thailand) to have an episode with two separate winners, one for the challenge and one for the runway.
  • After Tessa Testicle and Victoria Shakespears both won the first lip sync in the first episode, at least one of them would be a part of the lip sync for the following six episodes.

Gallery

Main Judges' Promos

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Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from 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 (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 1, 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 10, 2023
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 10, 2023
  4. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — August 8, 2022
  5. DragQueensDeutschland | Casting Crane
  6. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — August 31, 2022
  7. RuPaul's Drag Race reveals new Global All Stars series, another chance for Jujubee to win | Entertainment Weekly — December 12, 2022
  8. (DEPost by dragracegermany | Instagram — August 11, 2023
  9. Start your engines for the first-ever ‘Drag Race Germany’! | Out — August 15, 2023
  10. Comment by theonlynaomy | RuPaul's Drag Race Wiki — August 15, 2023
  11. Drag Race Germany | WOW Presents Plus

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