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The second season of Queen of the Universe was officially announced on February 15, 2022.[2]

On February 22, 2023, the cast of Season 2 was officially announced, featuring 10 contestants from 9 different countries. An initial release date of March 31, 2023 was also announced at this date.

On March 13, 2023, however, World of Wonder announced that the second season's premiere has been pushed back to June 2, 2023.[3]

On June 22, 2023, Taiga Brava was crowned the Queen of the Universe, while Trevor Ashley placed as a runner-up.

After Paramount+ released the latter half of the second season simultaneously during the aforementioned date, the streaming platform announced the show's cancellation in exchange for a tax write-off, as well as in preparation for the platform to begin streaming content from Showtime.[4]

Contestants

QOTU2Cast
Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Eps. 1 & 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8
Round 1 Duets Throw
Back
Dance
Off
Ballads Diva
Battle
Grand
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Mexico Flag Taiga Brava TaigaBravaQOTU2CastMug 30[5] Cancún,
Mexico
BTM5 ADV ADV BTM3 ADV ADV WINNER
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Australia Flag Trevor Ashley TrevorAshleyQOTU2CastMug 42[6][7] Sydney,
Australia
ADV BTM2 ADV ADV BTM2 BTM2 RUNNER
UP
3rd Italy Flag Aura Eternal AuraEternalQOTU2CastMug 24[8][9][10] Palermo,
Italy
BTM5 ADV BTM2 BTM3 BTM2 ADV ELIM
4th USA Flag Jazell Royale JazellRoyaleQOTU2CastMug 34[11] Orlando,
USA
ADV ADV ADV ADV ADV ELIM GUEST
5th
(Departed)
Philippines Flag Maxie MaxieQOTU2CastMug 23 Manila,
Philippines
BTM5 ADV ADV ADV DEPT GUEST
6th UK Flag Viola ViolaQOTU2CastMug 21[12] Coventry,
UK
ADV ADV ADV ELIM GUEST
7th USA Flag Militia Scunt MilitiaScuntQOTU2CastMug 28[13][14] San Francisco,
USA
ADV ADV ELIM GUEST
8th Netherlands Flag Love Masisi LoveMasisiQOTU2CastMug 44[15][16] Amsterdam,
Netherlands
BTM5 ELIM GUEST
9th Israel Flag Miss Sistrata MissSistrataQOTU2CastMug 33 Tel Aviv,
Israel
ELIM
10th Brazil Flag Chloe V ChloeVQOTU2CastMug 33[17] Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil
ELIM GUEST
The contestant won Queen of the Universe.
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant appeared on the "Reunion" episode and was still in the running.
The contestant advanced in the competition by Audience Vote.
The contestant advanced in the competition by the Pop Diva Panel.
The contestant returned to the competition and advanced.
The contestant placed in the bottom and remained in the competition.
The contestant placed in the bottom and was eliminated by the Pop Diva Panel.
The contestant placed in the bottom and was eliminated by low Audience Vote.
The contestant departed from the competition due to medical reasons.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
7 1 Bigger Hits, Glossier Lips, And Massive T... June 2, 2023
8 2 A Spicy Twist
9 3 Double Trouble June 9, 2023
9 4 Dragging Up The Past June 16, 2023
10 5 Who's Ready for a Dance Off? June 22, 2023
11 6 Exposed!
12 7 Battle of the Divas
13 8 The Winner Is...

Episode 1: "Bigger Hits, Glossier Lips, And Massive T..."

Airdate: June 2, 2023

Synopsis: Ten brand new queens from around the world compete to be the next singing drag superstar and win $250,000.

QOTUS2E1Judges

Episode 1 & 2 Judges

  • Theme: No Place Like Home

Performance Order

# Contestant Song Original Artist
1 Taiga Brava "Everything I Wanted" Billie Eilish
2 Trevor Ashley "Get the Party Started" P!nk
(Shirley Bassey version)
3 Miss Sistrata "Diva" Dana International
4 Viola "Lay Me Down" Sam Smith
5 Jazell Royale "Easy on Me" Adele

Episode 2: "A Spicy Twist"

Airdate: June 2, 2023

Synopsis: After Mel's shocking news breaks, the queens are faced with a particularly Spicy Twist in the competition.

  • Theme: No Place Like Home
  • Eliminated by Vote: Chloe V
  • Bottom Five: Aura Eternal, Love Masisi, Maxie, Miss Sistrata, Taiga Brava
  • Bottom Song: "Wannabe" by The Spice Girls
  • Eliminated by Panel: Miss Sistrata

Performance Order

# Contestant Song Original Artist
1 Aura Eternal "Take Me To Church" Hozier
2 Maxie "Do It Like A Dude" Jessie J
3 Chloe V "Creep" Radiohead
4 Militia Scunt "Just Got Paid" Sigala, Ella Eyre and Meghan Trainor featuring French Montana
5 Love Masisi "Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels" Todrick Hall

Judges Votes

Judge Vote
Mel Taiga Brava
Trixie Maxie
Vanessa Love Masisi
Michelle Aura Eternal

Episode 3: "Double Trouble"

Airdate: June 9, 2023

Synopsis: Tensions rise as the queens are forced to work together to write and perform original duets.

  • Theme: Two Queens, One Song
  • Bottom Two: Love Masisi and Trevor Ashley
  • Survival Songs: "And I'm Telling You" by Jennifer Holliday (Love Masisi) and "This Is Me" by Keala Settle (Trevor Ashley)
  • Eliminated: Love Masisi

Performance Order

# Pairing Song Genre
1 Taiga Brava and Viola "T4B" Pop
2 Aura Eternal and Maxie "This Hot" R&B
3 Jazell Royale and Militia Scunt "Gagging For You" Ballad
4 Love Masisi and Trevor Ashley "Rock Hard" Rock

Judges Votes

Judge Vote
Trixie Trevor Ashley
Vanessa Trevor Ashley
Michelle Trevor Ashley

Episode 4: "Dragging Up The Past"

Airdate: June 16, 2023

Synopsis: Emotional breakdowns occur as the seven remaining queens reminisce about their first time in drag.

  • Theme: My First Time
  • Bottom Two: Aura Eternal and Militia Scunt
  • Bottom Song: N/A
  • Eliminated by Panel: Militia Scunt

Performance Order

# Contestant Song Original Artist
1 Maxie "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara
2 Miltia Scunt "Love Is a Losing Game" Amy Winehouse
3 Aura Eternal "Family Affair" Mary J. Blige
4 Taiga Brava "Praying" Kesha
5 Jazell Royale "Save the Best for Last" Vanessa Williams
6 Viola "Don't Stop Me Now" Queen
7 Trevor Ashley "The Rose" Bette Midler

Judges Votes

Judge Vote
Mel Militia Scunt
Trixie Aura Eternal
Vanessa Aura Eternal
Michelle Aura Eternal

Episode 5: "Who's Ready for a Dance Off?"

Airdate: June 22, 2023

Synopsis: The queens battle it out against one other on the dance floor to prove who has all the right moves.

  • Theme: Future Disco 3000
  • Bottom Three: Aura Eternal, Taiga Brava and Viola
  • Survival Song: "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" by Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin
  • Eliminated by Panel: Viola

Performance Order

# Contestant Song Original Artist
1 Taiga Brava "About Damn Time" Lizzo
2 Jazell Royale "React" The Pussycat Dolls
3 Aura Eternal "Stupid Love" Lady Gaga
4 Trevor Ashley "Me Too" Meghan Trainor
5 Viola "It's a Sin" Pet Shop Boys
6 Maxie "Physical" Dua Lipa

Episode 6: "Exposed!"

Airdate: June 22, 2023

Synopsis: The queens bare all on stage as they give stripped down performances with nude illusion looks.

  • Theme: Exposed
  • Departed: Maxie
  • Bottom Two: Aura Eternal and Trevor Ashley
  • Eliminated by Panel: N/A

Performance Order

# Contestant Song Original Artist
1 Trevor Ashley "Better the Devil You Know" Kylie Minogue
2 Taiga Brava "All by Myself" Céline Dion
3 Aura Eternal "Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi
4 Jazell Royale "Imagine" John Lennon

Episode 7: "Battle of the Divas"

Airdate: June 22, 2023

Synopsis: The four remaining queens find themselves paired up with four legendary pop music mentors.

  • Theme: Pop Diva Intervention
  • Bottom Two: Jazell Royale and Trevor Ashley
  • Survival Song: "Strong Enough" by Cher
  • Eliminated: Jazell Royale

Performance Order

# Contestant Mentor Song Original Artist
1 Taiga Brava Mel B "Good Ones" Charli XCX
2 Jazell Royale Vanessa Williams "I'm a Slave 4 U" Britney Spears
3 Aura Eternal Michelle Visage "Left Outside Alone" Anastacia
4 Trevor Ashley Trixie Mattel "River Deep - Mountain High" Tina Turner

Judges Votes

Judge Vote
Mel Jazell Royale
Trixie Trevor Ashley
Vanessa Jazell Royale
Michelle Trevor Ashley
  • NOTE: In the event of a tie, the audience vote decides who gets eliminated. In this case, the audience gave the lowest score to Jazell.

Episode 8: "The Winner Is..."

Airdate: June 22, 2023

Synopsis: The four remaining queens find themselves paired up with four legendary pop music mentors.

  • Opening Performance: The Top 3 and eliminated contestants perform an original song.
  • Maxi Challenge: Bring two performances to the Main Stage, one fitting the theme Gay Anthems and one fitting the theme Showstoppers
  • Eliminated: Aura Eternal
  • Winner of Queen of the Universe Season 2: Taiga Brava
  • Runner-Up: Trevor Ashley

Gay Anthems Performance Order

# Contestant Song Original Artist
1 Trevor Ashley "It's Raining Men" The Weather Girls
2 Taiga Brava "True Colors" Cyndi Lauper
3 Aura Eternal "Sissy That Walk" RuPaul

Showstoppers Performance Order

# Contestant Song Original Artist Results
1 Trevor Ashley "Maybe This Time" Liza Minnelli RUNNER
UP
2 Aura Eternal "Without You" Mariah Carey ELIM
3 Taiga Brava "Chandelier" Sia WINNER

Gallery

Countdown Promos

Judges Promos

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.

Trivia

References

  1. Tweet by queenoftheuniverse | Twitter — June 20, 2022
  2. Post by queenoftheuniverse | Instagram — February 15, 2022
  3. Post by queenoftheuniverse | Instagram — March 13, 2023
  4. ‘Grease,’ ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘Queen of the Universe,’ ‘The Game’ Canceled and Being Removed From Paramount+ | The Hollywood Reporter — June 23, 2023
  5. (ESPost by ParisBangBang | Twitter — January 20, 2016
  6. Post by RhondaBurchmoreOfficial | Facebook — February 27, 2021
  7. Post by TheTrevorAshley | Facebook — January 23, 2020
  8. Profile of alan.geraci.5 (About: Contact and basic info) | Facebook
  9. (ITPost by alan.geraci.5 | Facebook — December 25, 2016
  10. Profile of aura_eternal01 | Twitter
  11. Profile of (About: Contact and basic info) | Facebook
  12. Reel by playedbyviola | Instagram — May 31, 2023
  13. Post by Militiasf | Facebook — March 17, 2019
  14. Post by Militiasf | Facebook — March 23, 2018
  15. Post by ilovemasisi | Instagram — July 9, 2019
  16. Post by ilovemasisi | Instagram — July 11, 2017
  17. Screenshot 20231019 133732 Instagram.jpg | Drag Race Wiki — October 19, 2023
  18. Tweet by Kahenadrag | Twitter — February 23, 2023

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