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Eureka O'Hara, known simply as Eureka (stylized as Eureka! on All Stars 6), is the stage name of David Huggard Jr., a drag performer from Johnson City, Tennessee. They are one of the 14 queens who competed on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

They are the first queen to leave the competition due to a medical reason, after tearing their ACL in Episode 2. They then received an open invitation by RuPaul to return on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, where they placed 2nd/3rd with Kameron Michaels.

They would later return to compete on All Stars 6, where they originally placed 5th, but returned to the competition in Episode 11 after winning the final Lip-Sync Smackdown against Silky Nutmeg Ganache. Their final placement would be Runner-Up alongside Ginger Minj and Ra'Jah O'Hara

Track Record(s)

Eureka!
Season Competed Season 9 Season 10 All Stars 6
Ranking: 11th Place 2nd/3rd Place
(Runner-Up)
2nd/3rd/4th Place
(Runner-Up)
(orig. 5th)
Maxi Challenges Won: 0 2 (Eps. 5, 6) 1 (Ep. 11)
Mini Challenges Won: 0 2 (Eps. 7, 10) 0
Times as Team Captain: 0 0 0
Times in Bottom: 0 2 (Eps. 2, 9) 1 (Ep. 9)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 5 Episode 14 Episode 9
Episode 12

Memorable Quotes

Season 9

  • "Come on, give it up for the big girl... serving pure catfish." (entrance quote)
  • "I'll eat you." (to Valentina)
  • "Oh, wow."
  • "So your drag's like STD's: you never know what you're gonna get." (to Nina Bo'nina Brown)
  • "What story are you telling with this unibrow?" (to Sasha Velour)
  • "Gag. C'mon big girl!"
  • "It looks good and it tastes good!" (during the morning talk show challenge)
  • "Why you gotta push it straight to negativity?"
  • "Shut it down!" (when Farrah Moan walks in)
  • "Be yourself to free yourself."
  • "Well you found it once and you'll find it again."
  • "You don't know me, baby."

Season 10

  • "Feeling PHAT, with a PH, Pretty Hot And Tasty!" (Meeting Eureka.)
  • "Ohhh. Like a phoenix from the ashes...Eureka is BACK!" (entrance quote)
  • "Girl, I feel fat."
  • "It’s okay to have feelings" - (Untucked)
  • "Proportionizing!"
  • "Who would be open to being my lesbian lover?"
  • "I'm ready to hit another bitch!"
  • "I bet that says 'Fuck y'all'." (referring to Yuhua's lipstick message after her elimination.)
  • “And I’m going to be pointing at her Puswatcha. It’s her vagina”
  • "I drew a picture of a bunny. I'm such an artist." (As Honey Boo Boo in the Snatch Game.)
  • "Eureka...I found it!"
  • “Eureka…you found it. Watch me smile and watch me slay, 'cause I'm living for my true self every day. It's not about your color, gender or size, but if we come together, we can rise. I came from nothing, made me want to scream, but I fought for my piece of the American Dream. You can be a stripe and get in line, or be a star and not be defined. Come on y'all, live free. I'm the elephant queen, what are you gonna be?” (verse in American)

Holi-Slay Spectacular

  • "I came to deck the halls, so get the fa-la-la-la-la out of my way, bitch!" (entrance quote)

All Stars 6

  • "Eureka, you found it! Again... and again... and again. Well, maybe third time's the charm, hell!" (entrance quote)
  • Season 9 I popped a knee season 10 I didn't win you see but All Stars 6 that crowns for me.
  • "Got them All Stars lips bitch!"
  • "May I call you Jiggly? (..) Oh, it's more like sags and droops now, huh?" (to Jiggly Caliente in the Reading Challenge)
  • ''I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN!''
  • ''I love you, family!''
  • "Eureka loud, 500 pounds and proud. More than my size or the standard of beauty. Took me thirty-mh-mh years just to know that I'm worthy. Haters stop and say she's polarizing but, baby, I wake up and started realizing. Growth is the word, no need to panic. Equal rights and self love is the true pandemic. Size 16, never gonna lose. Kick to the sky even in potato shoes." (verse in Show Up Queen)
  • "My powers include toxic gas, my death stare and dropping it like it's lukewarm" (About her Drag Tots character's powers in the Drag Tots challenge)

Farewell Messages

Season 9

"Well... Biggie is out but this is NOT the last of Me!! I need all of you to ALWAYS (lol) #beyourselftofreeyourself ♡ Eureka H!! :p"

Trivia

  • Eureka's knee popped while performing the cheer battle, which caused their later elimination. they later discovered they had a torn ACL, which they needed surgery for.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Eureka is not affiliated with the House of O'Hara.[2]
  • They are the second queen in herstory to walk the runway on crutches (the first being Max during the "Nude Illusion" runway on Season 7), albeit, they're the only queen to date, to do it out of necessity (an injury) and not an aesthetic preference.
  • Eureka is the only queen so far to ever be sent home due to an injury.
  • Eureka is the first queen to be sent home due to a medical complication. They were later followed by Veronica Green on RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 2) as she contracted COVID-19.
  • Eureka is the second queen to be eliminated by RuPaul without lip-syncing on that episode, the first being Willam.
  • RuPaul gave Eureka an open invitation to return for Season 10, which they accepted.
  • Eureka is the third queen to compete on two regular seasons, after Shangela and Cynthia Lee Fontaine. They were succeeded by Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.
  • Eureka identifies as genderfluid and lived as a transgender woman for a period of time.[4]
  • Eureka got their drag name from their biological mother's name.[5]
  • Eureka is the first returning queen to win two consecutive challenges.
  • Eureka is the first-ever returning queen to reach the finale.
  • Eureka is the second queen to be in a Double Shantay twice (the first being Alyssa Edwards) and is the only queen to do it in the same season.
  • Eureka is the second queen to lip-sync twice against two different queens (Aquaria and Kameron Michaels), the first being BenDeLaCreme.
  • Miz Cracker revealed in her YouTube show Review with a Jew that during the Snatch Game, Eureka drew a penis on her chest. The directors had to black it out before she showed it on screen.[6]
    • This was confirmed by Eureka in their All Stars 6 Meet the Queens.[7]
  • Eureka is the second queen to appear in the premiere episode of three consecutive seasons (9, 10 and 11) after Shangela (2, 3 and 4).
  • Eureka was a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race: Live in Las Vegas. Other contestants include Aquaria, Coco Montrese and Yvie Oddly.
  • Eureka is half German on their mother's side.[5]
  • Eureka is the first queen to be in 3 lip syncs where no one went home. The second queen to do this was Gigi Goode.
  • Eureka and Kameron Michaels are one of the few pairs of queens who lip synced against each other twice. Coincidentally, in one of the lip syncs, they both won in a double shantay and they both lost in a Top 3 lip sync to Aquaria.
  • Eureka is the first queen to appear on three seasons and have her name stylized three different ways, appearing as Eureka O'Hara in Season 9, Eureka in Season 10, and Eureka! in All Stars 6.
  • Eureka is the third contestant in the Drag Race franchise, to appear on four different seasons of Drag Race (including 1 special) as a contestant, following Shangela (who appeared on Season 2, Season 3, All Stars 3 and the RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular) and Latrice Royale (who appeared on Season 4, All Stars 1, the Holi-Slay Spectacular and All Stars 4). Eureka appeared on Season 9, Season 10, RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular and All Stars 6, however she is the only one of the three to make it to the top 3 in one of her seasons.
  • Eureka's left hand in her All Stars 6 promo photo appears to have only four fingers.
  • Eureka is the first contestant in drag race history to participate more than 3 rusicals having participated in 4. One in Season 9 (Kardashian: The Musical), two in Season 10 (PharmaRusical: the Rusical) and (Cher: the Unathorized Rusical), and one on All Stars 6 (Hall of Fame Half-Time Show).
  • Eureka has the highest amount of high placements in an All Stars season, with five.
  • Eureka holds the record for the most amount of episodes in an All Stars season where they didn’t win a challenge or land in the bottom.
  • Eureka is the second All Star contestant to come back and win a Maxi Challenge on the episode they returned to the competition, following Latrice Royale in All Stars 4.
  • In the Maxi Challenge on Episode 11 of All Stars 6, Eureka presented a monologue about shitting themselves in drag and won the challenge, meaning they would go on to Lip Sync for their Legacy. The Lip Sync Assassin was revealed to be Jaida Essence Hall who, in Season 12, talked about pissing herself in drag on a monologue challenge and went on to Lip Sync for her Life.
  • Eureka is the fourth returning queen to reach the finale, after Kandy Zyanide and Kana Warrior in Drag Race Thailand (Season 2) and Art Simone in RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under (Season 1).
    • However, they are the first to accomplish this in the top 5 episode.
  • Eureka is the first ever contestant to be involved in a double shantay/tied win with a winner of drag race twice. (They were in a double shantay with Aquaria in the Season 10 finale and tied with Season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall in the Lip Sync For Your Legacy in episode 11 of AS6)
    • They are the first ever contestant to be involved in three double shantays/tied wins on their runs on Drag Race.
  • In 2021 Eureka made a special guest appearance in the fourth episode of the tenth season of American Horror Story, subtitled Double Feature, playing a drag queen named Crystal DeCanter.

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