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The Drag Makeover Challenge is a recurring main challenge featured on RuPaul's Drag Race where the contestants are tasked with giving a "drag makeover" to another person who's brought into the episode as a guest. Many vastly different types of groups of people were made over throughout the seasons, mostly including "masculine" men and women in early seasons (S1-S6), and famous people, "conventionally feminine" women, eliminated queens and contestants' family members in later seasons (S7-). It is often considered to be one of the most difficult challenges since contestants have to teach "regular" people to act and look like drag queens, as well as to emulate the queens' energy and brand on the main stage. The judges are usually looking for "drag family resemblance" meaning that the contestant and their pair have to look alike.

Challenge's Timeline

Show Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
US
AS
DRT
UK
CDR
DRH
DRDU
DRES
DRIT
The challenge never appeared in the season.
The challenge appeared in the season once.
The challenge appeared in the season twice.

Drag Race Franchise

Other Series

Overview

Season Makeover Challenge Type
RuPaul's Drag Race
1 Give drag makeover to masculine women[1]
2 Turn elderly gay men into drag mothers.
3 Give drag makeover to athletic manly jocks.
4 Give drag makeover to manly fathers.
AS1 Give drag makeover to celebrities to form drag girl groups.
5 Give drag makeover to military gay men.
6 Turn a male pair of a heterosexual couple into a bride to attend their wedding as their drag mother.
7 Give drag makeover to eliminated queens and bring the winning team's eliminated queen back into the competition.
8 Give drag makeover to the stars of Little Women: LA in a "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" theme.
AS2 Give drag makeover to contestants' family members.
9 Turn members of the show's filming crew into drag sisters.
10 Give drag makeover to male social media influencers.
AS4 Give drag makeover to contestants' best 'Judys' whether that be their best friend, partner or husband.
11 Give drag makeover to eliminated queens[2]
12 Give drag makeover to Drag Race super-fans.
13 Pair up and make over your fellow contestant in your mirror image.
Drag Race Thailand
S1 Paired with one of the eliminated queens, present a conjoined twins look.[2]
S2 Ep.4 Turn a male pair of a heterosexual couple into a bride to attend their wedding as their drag mother.
Ep.10 Give superhero-inspired drag makeover to contestants' family members.
RuPaul's Drag Race UK
S1 Give drag makeover to contestants' family members.
Canada's Drag Race
S1 Makeover Rainbow Railroad refugee newcomers.
S2 Give makeover to teenagers.
Drag Race Holland
S1 Give a drag makeover to contestants' friends or family members.
S2
RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under
S1 Makeover and raise their very own Drag family members, out of gay rugby players.
Drag Race España
S1 Makeover members of inclusive rugby club Madrid Titanes.
S2 Makeover members of 26th of December foundation, benefitting old queer people.
Drag Race Italia
S1 Makeover themselves into brides and their loved ones into their best women.
House of Drag
S2 Drag up a client and initiate them into your Drag Family.
La Más Draga
S3 Makeover internet celebrities into "buchonas", the archetype of a rich, opulent and luxurious girlfriend of a narcotrafficker.
S4 Makeover women into "cholas", the archetype of a member of a Chicano subculture associated with anti-social and criminal behavior and gang activity.
Love for the Arts
S1 The contestants must create a make-up tutorial video and then serve a "7 Deadly Sins" look on the runway.
  1. This idea later became its own short lived spin-off series known as RuPaul's Drag U.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eliminated queen from the winning pair did not return to the competition like in Season 7.

Trivia

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