Hugo Grrrl is a New Zealand drag king and Winner of Season 1 of the New Zealand branch of Drag Race, House of Drag.


Hugo Grrrl is a Wellington-based comedy and cabaret producer, with shows focusing on being rough, sultry and politically charged late-night theatre.

Drag Name Origin

"Hugo because I liked the name and Hugo Grrrl as in 'you go, girl!' because that pun seemed charming and feminist and somehow very me. I was just drawn to it." Hugo Grrrl explains his drag name on an ITW.

Track Record(s)

Hugo Grrrl
Season Competed HoD 1
Ranking: 1st
Times as Team Captain: 0
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 3)
Times in Bottom Two: 0
Episode Eliminated: N/A


  • Hugo is the first drag king to compete on and win any televised drag competition.
  • He is the first contestant on House of Drag to never place in the bottom two (He was followed by Elektra Shock, however Elektra did not win her season.)
  • He is the first winner to win only one main challenge, followed by Yvie Oddly.
  • He is the drag uncle of House of Drag Season 2's contestant, Willy SmacknTush.



Year Title Role Note
2018 TVNZ Breakfast[1] Himself
Seven Sharp[2]
House of Drag (Season 1) 7 Episodes, Winner

Social Media


  1. Hugo Grrrl on Breakfast TVNZ for The Pun Battle. Youtube. Retrieved on February 12, 2019.
  2. The Pun Battle on Seven Sharp: Hugo Grrrl. Youtube. Retrieved on February 12, 2019.
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