|House of Drag|
The first season of House of Drag premiered on November 15, 2018 on TVNZ OnDemand. 9 dragstars were selected to compete in a series of outrageous challenges to be crowned the "Brightest Star" and the winner of House of Drag.
The winner of the first season won a cash prize of $10,000, a 55" LG Smart LED TV, and one year of free Broadband, courtesy of Chorus Limited.
About The Show
The elimination style reality series follows 9 dragstars competing in challenges each week to keep their place in the stunning House Of Drag mansion!
|Rank||Contestant||Photo||Real Name||Age||Current City||Ep. 1||Ep. 2||Ep. 3||Ep. 4||Ep. 5||Ep. 6||Ep. 7|
|Hugo Grrrl||George Fowler||27||Wellington||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||HIGH
|Lola Blades||Logan Russell||28||Auckland||SAFE||SAFE||BTM2||HIGH
|3rd||Leidy Lei||Leighton Stitchbury||23||Auckland||SAFE||BTM2||SAFE||BTM2||WIN||BTM2||ELIM|
|4th||Bunny Holiday||Raife May||23||Wellington||BTM2||WIN||SAFE||LOW
|5th||Vulga Titz||Manson Howell||20||Wellington||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||ELIM|
|6th||Medulla Oblongata||Medulla Oblongata||32||Auckland||WIN||SAFE||SAFE||ELIM|
|7th||Trinity Ice||Trinity Arianna Johnston||28||Auckland||SAFE||SAFE||ELIM|
|9th||Shavorn Aborealis||Sean Stapleton||21||Auckland||ELIM|
- █ The contestant won House of Drag.
- █ The contestant was a runner-up.
- █ The contestant was eliminated in third place after the final lip-sync.
- █ The contestant won the main challenge and decided the bottom two contestants.
- █ The contestant was a member of a winning team, but did not win the main challenge.
- █ The contestant was one of the best, but did not win the main challenge.
- █ The contestant was a member of the losing team, but was not chosen by the winner to be in the bottom two.
- █ The contestant was chosen by the winner to be in the bottom two, but was not eliminated.
- █ The contestant was chosen by the winner to be in the bottom two, and lost the bottom two challenge.
- █ The contestant was chosen by the winner to be in the bottom two, and was ultimately eliminated by the hosts.
|Series #||Episode #||Title||Airdate|
|1||1||Episode 1||November 15, 2018|
|2||2||Episode 2||November 15, 2018|
|3||3||Episode 3||November 22, 2018|
|4||4||Episode 4||November 29, 2018|
|5||5||Episode 5||December 6, 2018|
|6||6||Episode 6||December 13, 2018|
|7||7||Episode 7||December 20, 2018|
Airdate: November 15, 2018
Synopsis: Kita and Anita bring in 9 dragstars from all over New Zealand to live under one roof. A series of challenges will be set where only one dragstar will take home the ultimate prize pack and be crowned New Zealand's first dragstar.
- Main Challenge: The Glamour-Puss Photoshoot
- Main Challenge Winner: Medulla Oblongata
- Bottom Two: Bunny Holiday and Shavorn Aborealis
- Eliminated: Shavorn Aborealis
Airdate: November 15, 2018
Synopsis: The remaining stars prepare for comedy night at the House of Drag. Who will rise to the top? And who will have their light dimmed and be sent packing?
- Main Challenge: Perform a stand-up routine
- Main Challenge Winner: Bunny Holiday
- Bottom Two: Leidy Lei and Luna
- Eliminated: Luna
Airdate: November 22, 2018
Synopsis: The competition gets tough when a DIY costume challenge leaves one drag-star shaken up amongst the chaos. Which drag star will shine the brightest? And whose light will be dimmed?
- Main Challenge Challenge: Design a look out of "crap".
- Main Challenge Winner: Hugo Grrrl
- Bottom Two: Lola Blades and Trinity Ice
- Eliminated: Trinity Ice
Airdate: November 29, 2018
Synopsis: The competition amps up as the drag-stars are forced to work in teams of three and devise a skit that's inspired by Kita and Anita's drag careers. Who will light up the stage? And who's light will be dimmed?
- Main Challenge: Work in teams and devise a skit inspired by Kita and Anita's careers.
- Main Challenge Winner: Vulga Titz
- Bottom Two: Leidy Lei and Medulla Oblongata
- Eliminated: Medulla Oblongata
Shit Skit Groups
|Team Lola||Team Bunny|
|Hugo Grrrl||TV Presenter||Bunny Holiday||Anita Wigl'it|
|Lola Blades||Anita Wigl'it||Leidy Lei||Kita Mean|
|Vulga Titz||Kita Mean||Medulla Oblongata||Kita's Drag Mom|
Airdate: December 6, 2018
Synopsis: The drag-stars compete in a dance challenge. Plus, negative vibes surround the house as the rift between the Aucklanders and Wellingtonians continues.
- Mini Challenge: Pop a randomly assigned balloon, whoever's balloon contains red glitter instead of black glitter, gets to assign the music genres (This was technically not a mini challenge.)
- Mini Challenge Winner: Lola Blades
- Main Challenge: Devise and perform a dance to an assigned genre.
- Main Challenge Winner: Leidy Lei
- Bottom Two: Bunny Holiday and Vulga Titz
- Eliminated: Vulga Titz
Assigned Music Genres
|Hugo Grrrl||Hip Hop|
Airdate: December 13, 2018
Synopsis: The final four drag-stars are challenged to write raps about each other and battle it out to stay in the competition.
- Main Challenge: Devise and perform a rap in the "House of Drag Rap Battle" about the other contestants.
- Main Challenge Winner: Lola Blades
- Bottom Two: Bunny Holiday and Leidy Lei
- Eliminated: Bunny Holiday
Top Three of Season 1
|Queens||Challenge Wins||Up for Elimination|
(Eps. 2, 4, 6)
Airdate: December 20, 2018
Synopsis: Season Finale: Only three drag-stars remain and they have one last chance to battle it out for the title of Brightest Star and winner of the first ever season of House of Drag.
- Main Challenge: Perform a Lip-Sync to "Cherry Blossom" by Sal Valentine.
- Eliminated: Leidy Lei
- Runner-Up: Lola Blades
- Winner of House of Drag Season 1: Hugo Grrrl
- House of Drag is the first televised drag competition in an English language country outside of the United States, followed by Drag Race UK.
- This is also the 1st season of a drag competition to have both a transman and a transwoman competing in the same competition.
- Hugo Grrrl is the first drag king to compete on any drag competition, as well as the first transgender man to compete.
- He is also the first winner of any season to be a drag king.
- Coincidentally, this season has the same number of competitors as the first season of the RuPaul's Drag Race.
House of Drag Season 1
|2nd: Lola Blades • 3rd: Leidy Lei|
|4th: Bunny Holiday • 5th: Vulga Titz • 6th: Medulla Oblongata • 7th: Trinity Ice • 8th: Luna • 9th: Shavorn Abörealis|