RuPaul's Drag Race is a reality competition series produced by World of Wonder for the Logo TV Network. It is also the subject of this wiki. Drag superstar RuPaul is the host, mentor, main judge and inspiration for this series, which details RuPaul's search for "America's Next Drag Superstar".
The show was greenlit in May 2008 and premiered on February 2, 2009 on Logo in the US. The show has been aired on Australia, Brasil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latin America, Spain, Sweden, the Philippines and the UK; the streaming service Netflix haves from Season 8 to Season 10 available on their online contents.
The show was marked as the most watched series on Logo in its first season, and it became the most streamed series ever on LogoTV.com during its second.
The title of the show is a play on drag queen and racing, with the title sequence and theme song "Drag Race - Original Theme", both having a "drag racing" theme.
The 9th season of this show moved from the Logo TV Network to VH1, with Logo TV still airing the episodes, but the week after it will originally air on VH1.
In addition to RuPaul, each season of Drag Race has featured two other regular judges. Additionally, each episode has guest judges who only appear in that episode.
All StarsSee: All Stars 1, All Stars 2, All Stars 3, and All Stars 4
All Stars series are special seasons in which past contestants compete for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. The show's format is similar to the regular series, with challenges and a panel of judges.
The third season aired in January 2018, a few months after the finale of Season 9, and 10 queens from Season 1 to Season 3, and Season 6 to Season 9 competed, with Trixie Mattel from Season 7 winning.
The fourth season aired in December 2018, making it the third season to air in a single year, and 10 queens from Season 3 to Season 4, and Season 6 to Season 10 competed, with both Monét X Change and Trinity The Tuck from Seasons 10 and 9 respectively both making herstory by having two contestants win.
UntuckedSee: RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked
RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked is a companion series that airs after the main series. The focus of the series is footage of the queens' conversations while backstage during the judges' deliberations. Sometimes there is also bonus footage from the workroom or runway.
RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay SpectacularSee: RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular
RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular is a spin-off episode that will air on December 7, 2018. Eight series-favorite queens will be competing for the title of "America's first Drag Race Xmas Queen". The cast members and the premiere date were revealed on November 1, 2018, on VH1's website.
RuPaul's Drag USee: RuPaul's Drag U
RuPaul's Drag U is a spin-off that ran from 2010 to 2012. In each episode, three women were paired with former Drag Race contestants, now known as "Drag Professors", who give them drag makeovers and help them to access their "inner divas".
RuPaul's Drag Race UKSee: RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 1)
RuPaul's Drag Race UK is a spin-off series based in the United Kingdom, with the goal of showing off Britain's best drag. Season one will be an 8 part series, hosted by RuPaul and Michelle Visage will continue her position as judge. It is slated to premier in 2019.
|1||9||February 2, 2009||March 23, 2009|
|2||12||February 1, 2010||April 26, 2010|
|3||16||January 24, 2011||May 2, 2011|
|4||14||January 30, 2012||April 30, 2012|
|AS1||6||October 22, 2012||November 26, 2012|
|5||14||January 28, 2013||May 6, 2013|
|6||14||February 24, 2014||May 19, 2014|
|7||14||March 2, 2015||June 1, 2015|
|8||10||March 7, 2016||May 16, 2016|
|AS2||9||August 25, 2016||October 27, 2016|
|9||14||March 24, 2017||June 23, 2017|
|AS3||8||January 25, 2018||March 15, 2018|
|10||14||March 22, 2018||June 28, 2018|
|AS4||10||December 14, 2018||February 15, 2019|
|11||TBA||February 28, 2019||2019|
|1st||BeBe Zahara Benet||Tyra Sanchez||Raja||Sharon Needles||Chad Michaels||Jinkx Monsoon||Bianca Del Rio||Violet Chachki||Bob the Drag Queen||Alaska||Sasha Velour||Trixie Mattel||Aquaria|| Monét X Change|
Trinity The Tuck
|2nd||Nina Flowers||Raven||Manila Luzon||Chad Michaels|
Phi Phi O'Hara
|Peppermint||Kennedy Davenport||Eureka O’Hara|
|A'keria Chanel Davenport|
Brooke Lynn Hytes
|3rd||Rebecca Glasscock||Jujubee||Alexis Mateo||Jujubee|
|BeBe Zahara Benet|
|4th||Shannel||Tatianna||Yara Sofia||Latrice Royale||Detox||Darienne Lake||Kennedy Davenport||Chi Chi DeVayne||Roxxxy Andrews||Asia O'Hara|
|5th||Ongina||Pandora Boxx||Carmen Carrera||Kenya Michaels||Team Yarlexis||Coco Montrese||BenDeLaCreme||Katya||Derrick Barry||Alyssa Edwards||Alexis Michelle||Morgan McMichaels||Miz Cracker||Latrice Royale|
|6th||Jade||Jessica Wild||Shangela||Dida Ritz||Alyssa Edwards||Joslyn Fox||Trixie Mattel||Thorgy Thor||Tatianna||Nina Bo'nina Brown||BenDeLaCreme||Monét X Change||Manila Luzon|
|7th||Akashia||Sahara Davenport||Delta Work||Willam||Team Latrila||Ivy Winters||Trinity K. Bonet||Miss Fame||Robbie Turner||Phi Phi O'Hara||Valentina||Aja||The Vixen||Valentina|
|8th||Tammie Brown||Morgan McMichaels||Stacy Layne Matthews||Jiggly Caliente||Jade Jolie||Laganja Estranja||Jaidynn Diore Fierce||Acid Betty||Ginger Minj||Farrah Moan||Chi Chi DeVayne||Monique Heart||Gia Gunn|
|9th||Victoria "Porkchop" Parker||Sonique||Mariah Balenciaga||Milan||Team Brown Flowers||Lineysha Sparx||Milk||Max||Naysha Lopez||Adore Delano||Aja||Milk||Blair St. Clair||Farrah Moan|
|10th||Mystique||India Ferrah||Madame LaQueer||Honey Mahogany|
|Gia Gunn||Kandy Ho||Cynthia Lee Fontaine||Coco Montrese||Cynthia Lee Fontaine||Thorgy Thor||Mayhem Miller||Jasmine Masters|
|11th||Nicole Paige Brooks||Mimi Imfurst||The Princess||Team Mandora||April Carrión||Mrs. Kasha Davis||Dax ExclamationPoint|
|Eureka O’Hara||Dusty Ray Bottoms|
|12th||Shangela||Phoenix||Lashauwn Beyond||Monica Beverly Hillz||Vivacious||Jasmine Masters||Charlie Hides||Yuhua Hamasaki|
|13th||Venus D-Lite||Alisa Summers||Serena Cha Cha||Magnolia Crawford|
|Sasha Belle||Kimora Blac||Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams|
|14th||Penny Tration||Tempest DuJour||Jaymes Mansfield||Vanessa Vanjie Mateo|
- █ The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race.
- █ The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality.
- █ The contestant was disqualified from the competition.
- █ The contestant quit the competition.
- █ The contestant was eliminated earlier in the competition, returned.