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Eureka O'Hara, known simply as Eureka, is the stage name of David Huggard, a drag performer from Johnson City, Tennessee. She is one of the 14 queens who competed on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She is the first queen to leave the competition due to a medical reason, after injuring her leg in the cheerleading challenge. She then received an open invitation by RuPaul to return on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she placed 2nd/3rd with Kameron Michaels.

Entrance Quotes

Season 9

"Come on, give it up for the big girl... serving pure catfish."

Season 10

"Ohhh Like a Phoenix from the ashes... Eureka is BACK!"

Holi-Slay Spectacular

"I came to deck the halls, so get the fa-la-la-la-la out of my way, bitch!"


RuPaul's Drag Race

Eureka O'Hara
Season Competed Season 9 Season 10
Ranking: 11th Place 2nd/3rd Place
(Runner-Up)
Mini-Challenges Won: 0 2 (Eps. 7, 10)
Times as Team Captain: 0 0
Times Placed High 2 (Eps. 1, 4) 4 (Eps. 3, 7, 10, 11)
Main Challenges Won: 0 2 (Eps. 5, 6)
Times Placed Low 0 0
Times in Bottom: 0 2 (Eps. 2, 9)
Episode Eliminated Episode 5 Episode 14


AJ and the Queen Appearances (1/10)

She appeared in New York City, the series premiere of this Netflix Original in a cameo as an unnamed Queen working at The Box, a drag club in the city that never sleeps.

Farewell Message

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 her later elimination. She later discovered she had a torn ACL, which she needed surgery for.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Eureka is not affiliated with the House of O’Hara.
  • She is the second queen in herstory to walk the runway on crutches (the first being Max during the nude illusion runway on Season 7).
  • 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. She was later followed by Veronica Green on RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 2) as she contracted the Coronavirus.
  • Eureka is the second queen to be eliminated by RuPaul without lip-syncing on that episode, the first being Willam Belli.
  • RuPaul gave Eureka an open invitation to return for Season 10, which she accepted.
  • Eureka is the third queen to compete on two regular seasons, after Shangela and Cynthia Lee Fontaine. She was succeeded by Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.
  • Eureka identifies as genderfluid and lived as a transgender woman for a period of time.
  • Eureka made Trinity Taylor her rival during Season 9.
  • Eureka got her drag name from her biological mother's name.
  • 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.
  • 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 has participated in the most Rusicals, with three. In Season 9 she performed as North West in "Reality Stars: The Musical", and in season 10 she portrayed a pharmaceutical salesperson in "Pharmarusical" and the Punk/Rock-era Cher in "Cher: the Unauthorised Rusical" later in the season.
  • 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 her mother's side.
  • 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.

Memorable Quotes

Season 9

  • "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.)
  • "Ohhhh. Like a phoenix from the ashes, Eureka is back." (Season 10 entrance)
  • "Big Girls Big Girls Coming Through, Watch Out Bitches ‘cos We’ll Eat You" (Eureka & Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams)
  • "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!"

Other

  • ”If I’m guilty of anything when it comes to racism, it’s 'I wish I was black', bitch, so fuck you.”(during an Instagram Live stream.)
  • ”God, I wish I was black.” (while addressing vixen drama)

Gallery

Season 9 Looks

Season 10 Looks

Holi-Slay Spectacular Looks

Lip Sync Battles

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Eureka O’Hara vs. Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams - Best Of My Love RuPaul's Drag Race-1

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