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La Más Draga is a Mexican drag reality competiton show transmitted on YouTube and produced by La Gran Diabla Producciones. Based on the format of RuPaul's Drag Race but adapted to Mexican pop culture, the show aims to find La Más Draga of Mexico, Latin America and the rest of the Hispanosphere.[1]

La Más Draga places a significant emphasis on showcasing and celebrating Mexican culture through drag, with each episode centering around a different aspect of Mexico's rich folklore. It was officially announced on May 1, 2018 and premiered one week later on May 8. There have been six seasons to date, with a seventh in production, and a variety of companion programs and spin-off competitions being implemented as the seasons went on.[2]

Initially only featuring drag performers from Mexico City, the show expanded its scope to include contestants from all over Mexico. Starting with its fifth season, the show further broadened its reach to welcome participants from all around the world, provided they could speak Spanish. To date, there have been 68 contestants on the show, or 70 different drag performers, as the show has featured two drag duos.[3]

In terms of diversity within its casts, La Más Draga has gained recognition for its inclusion of a wide range of drag performers, casting kings, hyper queens, trans women and drag duos, a concept previously unheard of in aired drag competitions, since its second season.[4]

Series Overview[]

Season No.
Contestants
No.
Episodes
Originally aired
Premiere Finale
1 7 7 May 8, 2018 June 19, 2018
2 9 9 April 30, 2019 June 25, 2019
3 13 11 September 22, 2020 December 1, 2020
4 14 12 September 21, 2021 December 8, 2021
5 12 12 September 27, 2022 December 13, 2022
6 14 12 September 12, 2023 November 28, 2023
7 TBA TBA TBA TBA

Prizes[]

Season Prizes
1
  • MXN $50,000
  • A NYX Cosmetics makeup kit worth MXN $25,000
  • A crown
  • A dermatological treatment provided by Dermédica worth MXN $40,000
2
  • MXN $100,000
  • A NYX Cosmetics makeup kit worth MXN $50,000
  • A crown
3
  • MXN $150,000
  • A NYX Cosmetics makeup kit worth MXN $50,000
  • FOREO facial care products worth MXN $50,000
  • Become one of the faces of FOREO for a year
  • A crown
4
  • MXN $250,000
  • A NYX Cosmetics makeup kit worth MXN $60,000
  • Become an ambassador of Levi's for a year
  • A crown by Mexican jeweler Gustavo Helguera
5
  • MXN $500,000
  • A NYX Cosmetics makeup kit worth MXN $80,000
  • The title of La Más Volada, which comes with a trip to New York City
  • A year of free internet connection provided by Totalplay
  • A crown
6
  • MXN $600,000
  • A NYX Cosmetics makeup kit worth MXN $80,000
  • A year of free internet connection provided by Totalplay
  • A crown
7
  • TBA

Format[]

Mini Challenges[]

See: Mini Challenge/La Más Draga

Mini Challenges were introduced during the second season of the show, for the most part taking place before the main challenge and being focused on testing the contestants' creativity and ability to improvise. The winners of these mini challenges are usually rewarded with a small advantage for the main challenge, like extra points in the episode's final ranking or, in rare cases, immmunity for the episode. Starting with the sixth season of the show, some mini challenges now also name a loser, who is then placed up for elimination regardless of their performance in the main challenge.

Main Challenges & Runway[]

Most of the main challenges of the show consist of Runway Challenges, although recent seasons have implemented Design Challenges, Makeovers, Impersonation Challenges and more. Due to the nature of the challenges, most episodes combine the main challenge with the runway, albeit there's a few exceptions where they are treated separately, as is the case with the Musical Challenges.

Starting from the second season, the judges score and rank each contestant based on their performance in the main challenge and their look on the runway. The contestant(s) with the highest score is then declared the winner of the challenge, while the contestants (usually two) with the lowest scores are up for elimination and have to face a lip sync battle to save themselves.

Lip Sync[]

See: Lip Sync Performances/La Más Draga

A Reto de Doblaje, also called a Chou de Doblaje or Show de Doblaje, is the most common style of lip sync used on the show. At the end of each episode, the two (or sometimes more) contestants who performed the worst in that week's challenge are placed up for elimination, indicating that they must lip sync to stay in the competition.

Following the lip sync, the judges vote for the contestant they want to save, with the contestant that receives the most votes being declared the winner of the lip sync and getting to stay in the competition. In the case of particularly good lip syncs, both contestants may be saved by the judges, and in the case of particularly poor lip syncs, both contestants may be eliminated.

Elimination[]

After the lip sync, the eliminated contestant places a portrait of themselves in the Drag Altar (inspired by the typical Altar De Muertos used in the Day of the Dead holiday), meaning that they "died" in the competition. This is the reason why the Reunion episode is called Día de Muertas, as the "dead" contestants come back to visit one more time.

Judges[]

See: Judges/La Más Draga

In addition to a host, each season of La Más Draga has featured three other regular judges and various coaches. Additionally, each episode has a guest judge who only appears in that episode. It has become a tradition for the show to change hosts every season.

Panel of Judges
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Letal
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Raquel Martínez
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Yari Mejía
Host Coaches
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Marisol González
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Alexis 3XL
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Johnny Carmona

Related Programs[]

El Chismecito[]

See: El Chismecito

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El Chismecito is a series of exclusive live streams held on the official YouTube channel of La Más Draga. In each stream, the producers of the show are joined by a former contestant of the franchise, with viewers being encouraged to send in their questions for them.

Soy Veneno[]

See: Soy Veneno

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Soy Veneno is a spin-off competition of La Más Draga that aims to find the newest member of Los Venenos, the lineup of models from the main series. The show was announced on March 14, 2023 during the live auditions for La Más Draga (Season 6) and it is hosted by Alexis 3XL.

La Más Draga: Solo Las Más[]

See: La Más Draga: Solo Las Más

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La Más Draga: Solo Las Más is an All Stars spin-off edition of La Más Draga that brings together past contestants of the show in order to compete once again for the crown. The show was announced on February 6, 2024 and it is set to be released on March 19, 2024.

Companion Series[]

A variety of companion series have been implemented through the years that showcase extra footage pertaining to each new episode of the main series. This additional content ranges from behind-the-scenes footage to interviews done to the eliminated contestants.

Companion
Series
Main Season
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Tú Las Traes
El Salseo
El Velatorio
Detrás de La Más
Espacio LMD

Tú Las Traes[]

See: Tú Las Traes

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Tú Las Traes is an exit interview series for the contestants of La Más Draga that highlights the contestants' run on the show, as well as what each contestant had planned for the runways they didn't get to participate in. The series began with Season 2 and it is similar to what Whatcha Packin' is for RuPaul's Drag Race.

El Salseo[]

See: El Salseo

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El Salseo is a companion behind the scenes series for La Más Draga that focuses on showing the contestants' conversations while backstage during or after the judges' deliberations. The series began with Season 3 and is similar to what RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked is for RuPaul's Drag Race.

El Velatorio[]

See: El Velatorio

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El Velatorio is an exit interview series for the contestants of La Más Draga, currently hosted by Fifí Estah. This series highlights the contestants' run on the show, as well as their overall experience on the contest and their future plans after their participation. The series began with Season 4.

Detrás de La Más[]

See: Detrás de La Más

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Detrás de La Más is a companion web series for La Más Draga that showcases behind-the-scenes footage for the episodes of the main show. The show is mainly filmed by Bruno Olvez, one of the producers of the show. He is shown doing short interviews to the contestants while backstage, interacting with the panel of judges and recording the filming process of each episode. The series began with Season 4.

Espacio LMD[]

See: Espacio LMD

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Espacio LMD is an exit interview series for the contestants of La Más Draga, similar to El Velatorio. However, instead of a previously filmed segment, Espacio LMD showcases a live interview done by Johnny Carmona to the most recently eliminated contestant. The series was exclusive for Season 5.

Events[]

Que Suene El Tacón[]

See: Que Suene El Tacón

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Que Suene El Tacón is the official tour of La Más Draga, produced by La Gran Diabla Producciones in collaboration with Sensei Media. The tour was first implemented for the fourth season of the show and has, since then, been adapted for each following season.

La Más Orgullosa[]

See: La Más Orgullosa

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La Más Orgullosa is an annual drag festival organized by the producers of La Más Draga that is held in June in order to coincide with and celebrate Pride Month. The event features numerous performances from competitors and crew members of the show, as well as from other important personalities within the LGBT+ scene of the country.

Seasons Artwork[]

Soundtrack[]

Starting with the second season of the show, a soundtrack album has been released each year featuring the songs used for the runways as well as other segments from the season. Additionally, a second volume of each album is now regularly released at the end of the year with original songs from the contestants and new versions of previous themes.

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1 Soy la Más (Version Drag) Bruno Olvez 2:52
2 Actitud Vanessa Claudio 3:08
3 Posa Que Posa Yari Mejía 3:06
4 Qué Calor! Margaret Y Ya, Debra Men, Neiko, Velo 3:11
5 Eso Que Enamora Neiko, Eva Blunt 3:18
6 Actitud (Pista Pa' Cantar) Instrumental 3:08
7 Posa Que Posa (Pista Pa' Cantar) Instrumental 3:06
Total Length: 21:52

Runway Themes[]

*NOTE: An additional, unknown track was featured on the first episode of the season, specifically during the runway of Ank Cosart. The song was not included in either of the soundtrack albums released for the season, nor was it used ever again.

Title Holders[]

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Ank Cosart

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Deborah La Grande
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Debra Men

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Amelia Waldorf

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Luna Lansman

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Rebel Mörk
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Georgiana

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Huma Kyle
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Deseos Fab
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Liza Zan Zuzzi

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Ank Cosart

Stands[]

The contestant won La Más Draga.
The contestant won the title of La Más Querida, an award equivalent to Miss Congeniality.
The contestant won the title of La Más Volada, a prize sponsored by Viva Aerobus.
The contestant won the title of La Más Votada during the auditions, automatically making them part of the cast.
The contestant quit the competition.
The contestant was eliminated earlier in the competition but returned.
The contestant returned to the competition after having competed on a previous season.
Underlines: The contestant later competed in La Más Draga: Solo Las Más, the All Stars edition of La Más Draga.

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. (ESAccount of @LAMASDRAGAOFICIAL | YouTube
  2. (ESPost by La Más Draga | Facebook — May 1, 2018
  3. (ESLA MÁS DRAGA 5 - AUDICIONES LMD5 | YouTube — February 3, 2022
  4. (ESLa diversidad llega a los concursos de drags: ya no son solo cosa de hombres | El Español — July 21, 2019

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