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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.

The winner of the first season of House of Drag was Hugo Grrrl, with Lola Blades placing as runner-up.

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!

Contestants

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Rank Contestant Photo Real Name Age Current City Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Hugo Grrrl Hugo Grrrl.jpg George Fowler[1] 27 Wellington SAFE SAFE WIN HIGH
TEAM
SAFE HIGH WINNER
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Lola Blades Lola Blades.jpg Logan Russell[2] 28 Auckland SAFE SAFE BTM2 HIGH
TEAM
Team
Captain
SAFE WIN RUNNER
UP
3rd Leidy Lei Leidy Lei.jpg Leighton Stitchbury[3] 23 Auckland SAFE BTM2 SAFE BTM2 WIN BTM2 ELIM
4th Bunny Holiday Bunny Holiday.jpg Raife May[4] 23 Wellington BTM2 WIN SAFE LOW
Team
Captain
BTM2 ELIM
5th Vulga Titz Vulgar TiTz.jpg Manson Howell[5] 20 Wellington SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM
6th Medulla Oblongata Medulla Oblongata.jpg Medulla Oblongata[6] 32 Auckland WIN SAFE SAFE ELIM
7th Trinity Ice Trinity Ice.jpg Trinity Arianna Johnston[7] 28 Auckland SAFE SAFE ELIM
8th Luna Luna NZ.jpg Caleb McNabb[8] 24 Auckland SAFE ELIM
9th Shavorn Aborealis Shavorn Aborealis.jpg Sean Stapleton[9] 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.

Episodes

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

Episode 1

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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

Entrance Order

1 Lola Blades
2 Bunny Holiday
3 Medulla Oblongata
4 Trinity Ice
5 Vulga Titz
6 Luna
7 Leidy Lei
8 Shavorn Aborealis
9 Hugo Grrrl

Glamour-Puss Photoshoot

Episode 2

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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

Episode 3

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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

Episode 4

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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
Contestant Role Contestant Role
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
Narrator

Episode 5

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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

Contestant Music Genre
Vulga Titz Disco
Hugo Grrrl Hip Hop
Leidy Lei K-Pop
Bunny Holiday Country
Lola Blades Jazz

Episode 6

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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
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Hugo Grrrl
1
(Ep. 3)
0
Leidy Lei.jpg
Leidy Lei
1
(Ep. 5)
3
(Eps. 2, 4, 6)
Lola Blades.jpg
Lola Blades
1
(Ep. 6)
1
(Ep. 3)

Episode 7

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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

Trivia

Hosts Kita Mean and Anita Wigl'it

  • 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.

Videos

House_of_Drag_Trailer

House of Drag Trailer

Gallery

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Check out the lookbook gallery to see the queens' looks from each episode.

References

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