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NOTE: Not to be confused with Fan Favorite, a title determined by a fan vote.

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Miss Congeniality is the title awarded to the contestants who are regarded as the kindest, most helpful ones on their respective seasons. Prior to the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, the fans determined which contestant won the title, but has since been changed to the title being decided amongst the contestants themselves.

Originating from the first season of the original American series, the title was announced on the reunion special from the first three seasons which aired after the grand finale. From the fourth season onward, the grand finale and the reunion were combined, the crowning of the season's Miss Congeniality would take place right before the winner's crowning. The only exception being the ninth season as the current reigning Miss Congeniality at the time, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, had competed on the season and handed down the title at the reunion a week before the grand finale.

Across the franchise, the title is known also known as Mejor Compañera (The Switch Drag Race), Miss Simpatía (Drag Race España and Drag Race México), Miss Drag Simpatia (Drag Race Italia), Miss Sympathie (Drag Race France), Miss Simpatia (Drag Race Brasil), and Miss Darling (Drag Race Germany).

The first season of Canada's Drag Race lacks an official recipient of the title but the tradition has since been adopted officially from the second season onward as well as on Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World. On the first season of Drag Race Italia, the title was assigned by hair products brand Wella Professionals Italia, one of the sponsors for the season.[1] The title is notably absent from every season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, RuPaul's Drag Race UK, RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under, and Drag Race Sverige which have all chosen to not continue the tradition.

Title Holders[]

Currently Reigning Miss Congenialities[]

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Sapphira Cristál Xunami Muse Jessica Parker Maya B'Haro Arantxa
Castilla-La Mancha
Kitten Kaboodle
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Anita Wigl'it Tabitha Maria Edilia Samantha Balentines Silvana della Magliana Moon
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Hana Beshie Star Lady Kero Aquarela Victoria Shakespears
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All Miss Congenailities[]

See: RuPaul's Drag Race

See: The Switch Drag Race
NOTE: On The Switch Drag Race, the title is referred to as "Mejor Compañera".

See: Drag Race Thailand

See: Canada's Drag Race

See: Drag Race Holland

See: Drag Race España
NOTE: On Drag Race España, the title is referred to as "Miss Simpatía".

See: Drag Race Italia
NOTE: On Drag Race Italia, the title was referred to as "Miss Drag Simpatia" for the first two seasons.

See: Drag Race France
NOTE: On Drag Race France, the title is referred to as "Miss Sympathie".

See: Drag Race Philippines

See: Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World

See: Drag Race Belgique

See: Drag Race México
NOTE: On Drag Race México, the title is referred to as "Miss Simpatía".

See: Drag Race Brasil
NOTE: On Drag Race Brasil, the title is referred to as "Miss Simpatia".

See: Drag Race Germany
NOTE: On Drag Race Germany, the title is referred to as "Miss Darling".

See: Drag Race España: All Stars
NOTE: On Drag Race España: All Stars, the title is referred to as "Miss Simpatía".

See: RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World

Reigns[]

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Nina Flowers March 23, 2009 April 26, 2010 399 days 1 year, 1 month, 3 days
2 Pandora Boxx April 26, 2010 May 2, 2011 371 days 1 year, 6 days
3 Yara Sofia May 2, 2011 April 30, 2012 364 days 11 months, 28 days
4 Latrice Royale April 30, 2012 May 6, 2013 371 days 1 year, 6 days
5 Ivy Winters May 6, 2013 May 19, 2014 378 days 1 year, 13 days
6 BenDeLaCreme May 19, 2014 June 1, 2015 378 days 1 year, 13 days
7 Katya June 1, 2015 May 16, 2016 350 days 11 months, 15 days
8 Cynthia Lee Fontaine May 16, 2016 June 23, 2017 403 days 1 year, 1 month, 7 days
9 Valentina June 23, 2017 June 28, 2018 370 days 1 year, 5 days
10 Monét X Change June 28, 2018 May 30, 2019 336 days 11 months, 2 days
11 Nina West May 30, 2019 May 22, 2020 358 days 11 months, 22 days
12 Heidi N Closet May 22, 2020 April 23, 2021 336 days 11 months, 1 day
13 LaLa Ri April 23, 2021 April 22, 2022 364 days 11 months, 30 days
14 Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté April 22, 2022 April 14, 2023 357 days 11 months, 23 days
15 Malaysia Babydoll Foxx April 14, 2023 April 19, 2024 371 days 12 months, 5 days
16 Sapphira Cristál April 19, 2024 TBD TBD TBD
Xunami Muse

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Jessica Parker February 5, 2016[2] TBD TBD TBD
2 None - - - -

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 B Ella April 5, 2018 April 5, 2019 365 days 1 year
2 Maya B'Haro April 5, 2019 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
2 Suki Doll December 9, 2021 September 15, 2022 280 days 9 months, 6 days
3 Vivian Vanderpuss September 15, 2022 January 18, 2024 490 days 1 year, 4 months, 2 days
4 Kitten Kaboodle January 18, 2024 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Ma'Ma Queen November 26, 2020[3] September 24, 2021 302 days 9 months, 29 days
2 Tabitha September 24, 2021 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Pupi Poisson July 18, 2021 May 29, 2022 315 days 10 months, 11 days
2 Samantha Ballentines May 29, 2022 June 18, 2023 385 days 12 months, 2 days
3 Maria Edilia June 18, 2023 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Luquisha Lubamba December 23, 2021 December 8, 2022 350 days 11 month, 16 days
2 Nehellenia December 8, 2022 December 29, 2023 386 days 1 year, 21 days
3 Silvana della Magliana December 29, 2023 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Elips August 11, 2022 August 25, 2023 379 days 1 year, 14 days
2 Moon August 25, 2023 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Lady Morgana October 12, 2022 October 4, 2023 357 days 11 months, 23 days
2 Hana Beshie October 4, 2023 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Anita Wigl'it January 11, 2023 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Valenciaga April 6, 2023 March 21, 2024 350 days 11 months, 15 days
2 Star March 21, 2024 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Lady Kero August 31, 2023 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Aquarela November 8, 2023 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Victoria Shakespears November 14, 2023 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
1 Samantha Ballentines March 10, 2024 TBD TBD TBD

Season Miss Congeniality Coronation End of reign Duration
2 Arantxa Castilla-La Mancha March 29, 2024 TBD TBD TBD

The title winner reigned for more than a year.
The title winner reigned exactly for a year (365/366 days).
The title winner reigned for less than a year.
The title winner is currently reigning.

Prizes[]

Season Prizes
1
  • $1,500
  • A three day, two night trip at the Paris Eiffel Tower Experience in Las Vegas
2
  • Tickets to see Cher live in concert
  • A three day, two night trip to Las Vegas with airfare
3
  • A trip for 2 to Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama Island
4
  • A round trip, first class flight with hotel accommodations anywhere in the US
5
  • A six night trip for 2 at any Hilton Hotel or Resort with airfare
6
  • $2,500 gift card from Overstock.com
7
  • $5,000
8
9
10 N/A[4]
11
  • $10,000
12
13
14
15
16

Season Prizes
1 N/A
2
  • Photoshoot with Fritz Kok

Season Prizes
1
  • 3,000€
  • Sewing Kit
  • Being part of crowning the winner

Season Prizes
1 N/A
2
  • $1,000 gift certificate from Wigs and Grace
  • $2,000 worth of jewels from Amped Accessories

Season Prizes
1
  • ₱40,000
2

Season Prizes
1
  • $18,000 MXN

Congratulatory Images[]

Trivia[]

Controversies[]

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Valentina being crowned by the predecessor Cynthia Lee Fontaine.

Season 9's Miss Congeniality, Valentina, was dubbed to be a 'fan-favorite', rather than congenial by the other season 9 girls, as they felt she played up the role to the camera, but was not actually congenial with the rest of the girls during, and after the filming of the season. This 'Miss Congeniality versus Fan-Favorite' controversy also brought up winners of previous seasons (mainly Pandora Boxx, BenDeLaCreme, and Katya) as even though they were congenial, the fans felt that other queens in their seasons were more congenial, but the winners were more beloved by the fans and they felt that the queens were eliminated too early. Valentina has since admitted on the popular web series 'Hey Qween', that she won the Miss Congeniality vote because her fans want her to 'win something' at that time, even claiming that Cynthia Lee Fontaine or Peppermint should have won the title instead.

This made fans want a fan-favorite and congeniality divide, where fan-favorite was voted for by the fans and Miss Congeniality was chosen by the queens on the season.

Season 10's voting also sparked controversy, as the voting had been hacked by robots, which resulted in The Vixen taking the lead with 18 million votes. The hacking was later resolved by the show, which, after the hacking, the Season 10 queens themselves voted. This also showed that the producers listened to the fans after last season's controversy and allowed the queens to choose their own "Miss Congeniality". The queens continued to choose Miss Congeniality after Season 10.

Other Contestants[]

Other contestants that came close to the title on their respective seasons include:

References[]

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