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 1 to Season 11 available on their online contents.

There have been eleven seasons to date, four All Stars seasons, and also eleven seasons of Untucked (10 for the regular seasons and 1 for All Stars)

The show was marked as the most watched series on Logo in its first season, and it became the most streamed series ever on 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.


See: Judges

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.

Programs Related

All Stars

See: All Stars 1, All Stars 2, All Stars 3, and All Stars 4
AS1 Cast

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 first season started six months after the finale of Season 4, and 12 queens from the first four seasons competed, with Chad Michaels from Season 4 winning.

The second season aired in 2016, a few months after the Season 8 finale, and 10 queens from Season 2 to Season 7 competed, with Alaska from Season 5 winning.

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.


See: 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 Spectacular

See: 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 U

See: 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 UK

See: 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.

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Premiere Finale
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 14 February 28, 2019 May 30, 2019

Season Artwork

All Stars Artwork

Untucked Artwork


Place 1 2 3 4 AS1 5 6 7 8 AS2 9 AS3 10 AS4 11
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
Raven Alaska

Roxxxy Andrews
Adore Delano

Courtney Act
Ginger Minj

Kim Chi

Naomi Smalls

Peppermint Kennedy Davenport Eureka O’Hara

Kameron Michaels

A'keria Chanel Davenport

Brooke Lynn Hytes

Silky Nutmeg Ganache

Yvie Oddly
3rd Rebecca Glasscock Jujubee Alexis Mateo Jujubee

Shea Couleé

Trinity Taylor
BeBe Zahara Benet

Monique Heart

Naomi Smalls
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 Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
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 Nina West
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 Shuga Cain
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 Plastique Tiara
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 Ra'jah O'Hara
Mystique India Ferrah Madame LaQueer Honey Mahogany

Vivienne Pinay
Gia Gunn Kandy Ho Cynthia Lee Fontaine Coco Montrese Cynthia Lee Fontaine Thorgy Thor Mayhem Miller Jasmine Masters Scarlet Envy
11th Nicole Paige Brooks Mimi Imfurst The Princess Team Mandora April Carrión Mrs. Kasha Davis Dax ExclamationPoint

Laila McQueen

Eureka O’Hara
Dusty Ray Bottoms
Ariel Versace
12th Shangela Phoenix Lashauwn Beyond Monica Beverly Hillz Vivacious Jasmine Masters Charlie Hides Yuhua Hamasaki Mercedes Iman Diamond
Venus D-Lite Alisa Summers
Serena Cha Cha Magnolia Crawford

Kelly Mantle
Sasha Belle
Kimora Blac Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams Honey Davenport

Penny Tration Tempest DuJour Jaymes Mansfield Vanessa Vanjie Mateo Kahanna Montrese

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.