La Más Draga
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La Más Draga (English Lit. Translation: The Draggest) is a drag reality competiton show transmitted on YouTube, produced by La Gran Diabla Producciones, and which is based on the format of the show RuPaul's Drag Race, adapted to Mexican pop culture.

The program shows the competition where it's looked the "más draga", which means best drag queen, in Mexico, through runways, some challenges and a final performance.

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Premiere Finale
1 7 May 8, 2018 June 19, 2018
2 9 April 30, 2019 June 25, 2019
3 11 September 22, 2020 December 1, 2020
4 TBA 2021 2021

Format

Mini Challenge

Mini Challenges were introduced during the second season of the show, they take place before the maxi challenge and are usually to test the queens' creativity and ability to improvise, and the winners of these mini challenges are usually rewarded with a small advantage for the main challenge, like assigning the work stations in the Werk Room or extra points in the episode's final ranking.

Maxi Challenge & Runway

Most of the main challenges of the show consist in Runway Presentation Challenges, although there have also been Design Challenges, Makeovers and Acting Challenges. After (or sometimes before) the maxi challenges a runway section takes place, usually with a theme revolving around the same topic of the challenge. The show focuses on showcasing Mexican culture throught drag, with each episode centering around a different aspect of Mexico's folklore. Starting from the second season, the judges usually give out scores to each contestant, based on their performance both in the maxi challenge and their look on the runway. The contestant(s) with the highest score then wins the challenge, and the contestants (usually two) with the lowest score are up for elimination and have to face a lip sync battle to save themselves.

Lip Sync

A Reto de Doblaje, also called a Chou de Doblaje or Show de Doblaje (lit. Lip Sync Challenge/Show) is the most common style of lip sync used on the show.

At the end of each episode, the two (or sometimes three or four) contestants who performed worst in that week's challenge will be placed up for elimination, indicating that they must lip sync to stay in the competition.

Following the lip sync, the judges hold a sign with the face of the contestant they want to save, and the contestant who receives the most votes will stay. On Season 3, this choice was entrusted in just the guest judge of the week. 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. It has now become tradition for the show to have a double save on the premiere of every season.

Elimination

After the lip sync, the eliminated contestant will place 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 why the Reunion episode is called Día de Muertas (Day of the Dead), as the "dead" contestants come back to visit one last 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 guest judges who only appear in that episode.

Companion Series

El Salseo

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See: El Salseo

El Salseo is a behind the scenes web series that focuses on showing the contestants' conversations while backstage during the judges' post-critique deliberations. The Contestants get to hang out in front of a food truck-like set sponsored by diners chain "Papa Guapa" along with the coaches and models of the show. The series began with Season 3. It is similar to what RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked is for RuPaul's Drag Race.

Tú Las Traes

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See: Tú Las Traes

Tú Las Traes is a companion web series of exit interview for the contestants of La Más Draga, hosted by Johnny Carmona during its first season, and Deborah La Grande during the second. This series highlights the contestants' run on the show, as well as various garments viewers did or did not see on the Main Stage or in challenges. The series began with Season 2. It is similar to what Whatcha Packin' is for RuPaul's Drag Race.

Seasons Artwork

Stands

Place Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
1st Deborah La Grande Alexis 3XL Aviesc Who? TBA
2nd Bárbara Durango

Eva Blunt

Margaret Y Ya
Sophia Jiménez

Gvajardo
Madison

Raga Diamante

Rudy Reyes
3rd
4th Job Star
5th Lana Soro Nasty Memo Reyri

Mista Boo
6th Debra Men Amelia
7th Cordelia Durango Red Rabbit Duo Regina Bronx
8th Leandra Rose Iviza Lioza
9th Nina De La Fuente Luna Lansman
10th Wynter
11th Huntyy B
12th StupiDrag
13th Yayoi Bowery
The contestant won La Más Draga.
The contestant was eliminated earlier in the competition, returned and won La Más Draga.
The contestant was disqualified from the competition.
The contestant quit the competition.
The contestant was eliminated earlier in the competition, returned.
The contestant won the title of La Más Querida, an award equivalent to Miss Congeniality.

Trivia

  • La Más Draga (Season 1) is the first season across all televised drag competitons where the winner has 0 wins (Deborah La Grande).
    • This is also the first season across all televised drag competitons where the winner (Deborah La Grande, 0) has less wins than the first eliminated queen (Cordelia Durango, 1)
  • La Más Draga (Season 3) is the first season across all televised drag competitons where the winner was previously eliminated, but returned and proceeded to win the competition. (Aviesc Who?).

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