RuPaul's Drag Race Wiki
RuPaul's Drag Race Wiki
RuPaul's Drag Race
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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, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Spain, Sweden, the Philippines, and the UK; the streaming service Netflix has from Season 1 to Season 13 available on their online contents in many countries.

There have been thirteen seasons to date, six All Stars seasons, and also fifteen seasons of Untucked (12 for the regular seasons and 3 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.

RuPaul's Drag Race is available to stream on STAN in Australia, WOW Presents+ internationally, and on Netflix in the UK.

In the thirtheenth season, the show aired simultaneously in six networks, those being VH1, LogoTV, The CW, MTV, MTV2 and PopTV.

Since the tenth season, RuPaul's Drag Race has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program.

There have been 166 contestants on the show, 11 of whom are retired or semi-retired, and 2 of whom are deceased.

Series Overview

Season No.
Originally aired
Premiere Finale
1 9 9 February 2, 2009 March 23, 2009
2 12 12 February 1, 2010 April 26, 2010
3 13 16 January 24, 2011 May 2, 2011
4 14 January 30, 2012 April 30, 2012
5 14 14 January 28, 2013 May 6, 2013
6 14 February 24, 2014 May 19, 2014
7 14 March 2, 2015 June 1, 2015
8 12 10 March 7, 2016 May 16, 2016
9 14 14 March 24, 2017 June 23, 2017
10 14 March 22, 2018 June 28, 2018
11 15 14 February 28, 2019 May 30, 2019
12 13 14 February 28, 2020 May 29, 2020
13 16 January 1, 2021 April 23, 2021


Season Prizes
  • $25,000
  • A lifetime supply of NYX Cosmetics and be the face of
  • Top billing in Logo TV's Drag Race Tour, sponsored by Absolut Vodka
  • Appearance in an advertising campaign for L.A. Eyeworks
  • A one-year contract with LGBT public relations firm Project Publicity
  • A crown from Fierce Drag Jewels
  • $75,000
  • A lifetime supply of Kryolan make-up
  • Top billing in Logo TV's Drag Race Tour, sponsored by Absolut Vodka
  • A crown from Fierce Drag Jewels
  • $100,000
  • A lifetime supply of NYX cosmetics
  • Top billing in Logo TV's Drag Race Tour, sponsored by Absolut Vodka
  • A holiday courtesy of
  • A crown from Fierce Drag Jewels
  • $100,000
  • A collection of ColorEvolution cosmetics
  • Top billing in Logo TV's Drag Race Tour, sponsored by Absolut Vodka
  • A holiday courtesy of
  • A crown from Fierce Drag Jewels
  • $100,000
  • A collection of ColorEvolution cosmetics
  • A crown and scepter from Fierce Drag Jewels


See: Judges/RuPaul's Drag Race


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.

Related Programs

See: Drag Race (Franchise)


RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

See: RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
All Stars is the sister series to RuPaul's Drag Race and premiered on October 22, 2012. The series showcases past contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race, as they compete to become immortalized in the Drag Race Hall of Fame and a cash prize of $100,000.


RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked

See: RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked
RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked, or simply 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 was a spin-off episode that aired 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 Celebrity Drag Race

See: RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race
RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race is a 4 episode spin-off series where each episode follows a trio of celebrities who submit to the transformative art of drag by competing in fan-favorite challenges to win money for a charity of their choice. The winner of each episode is crowned "America's Next Celebrity Drag Superstar" by RuPaul.


RuPaul's Drag Race Vegas Revue

See: RuPaul's Drag Race Vegas Revue
RuPaul's Drag Race Vegas Revue is a 6 episode spin-off series that premiered on August 21, 2020. Each installment will follow Asia O'Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Yvie Oddly as they prepare to lead the "RuPaul's Drag Rave Live!" residency show.

International Versions

See: Drag Race (Franchise)


The Switch Drag Race

See: The Switch Drag Race
The Switch Drag Race, or simply The Switch, is a Chilean reality drag competition show and the Chilean version of RuPaul's Drag Race. It is hosted by Karla Constant and premiered on October 8, 2015. It ended with his second and last season on July 15, 2018.


Drag Race Thailand

See: Drag Race Thailand
Drag Race Thailand is the Thai version of RuPaul's Drag Race. It is hosted by Art Arya and Pangina Heals and premiered on February 15, 2018. Its second season ended on April 5, 2019. Although it is rumored to have been cancelled, no official source has confirmed nor denied this yet.


RuPaul's Drag Race UK

See: RuPaul's Drag Race UK
RuPaul's Drag Race UK is the British version of RuPaul's Drag Race. It is the first foreign installment of the franchise to be hosted by RuPaul. It premiered on October 3, 2019. It's second season ended on March 18, 2021. It is set to have another season also in 2021, with filming already finished.


Canada's Drag Race

See: Canada's Drag Race
Canada's Drag Race is the Canadian version of RuPaul's Drag Race. It is hosted by Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Stacey McKenzie as rotating hosts. It premiered on July 2, 2020. It has been renewed for a second season, as confirmed by Crave Canada.


Drag Race Holland

See: Drag Race Holland
Drag Race Holland is the Dutch version of RuPaul's Drag Race. It is hosted by Fred van Leer. It premiered on September 18, 2020. It has been renewed for a second season.


RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under

See: RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under
RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under is the Australian & New Zealand version RuPaul's Drag Race. It is the second foreign installment of the franchise to be hosted by RuPaul.


Drag Race España

See: Drag Race España
Drag Race España is the Spanish version of RuPaul's Drag Race. It is hosted by Supremme de Luxe. It premiered on May 30, 2021.


Drag Race Italia

See: Drag Race Italia
Drag Race Italia is the Italian version of RuPaul's Drag Race. It is hosted by Chiara Francini, Priscilla and Tommaso Zorzi. It premiered in November 2021.


Drag Race Philippines

See: Drag Race Philippines
Drag Race Philippines is the Filipino version of RuPaul's Drag Race. It is hosted by TBA. It premiered on TBA.


Season Artwork

Untucked Artwork

Runway Themes


Place Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Season 8 Season 9 Season 10 Season 11 Season 12 Season 13
1st BeBe Zahara Benet Tyra Sanchez Raja Sharon Needles Jinkx Monsoon Bianca Del Rio Violet Chachki Bob The Drag Queen Sasha Velour Aquaria Yvie Oddly Jaida Essence Hall Symone
2nd Nina Flowers Raven Manila Luzon Chad Michaels

Phi Phi O'Hara

Roxxxy Andrews
Adore Delano

Courtney Act
Ginger Minj

Kim Chi

Naomi Smalls
Peppermint Eureka

Kameron Michaels
Brooke Lynn Hytes Crystal Methyd

Gigi Goode
Kandy Muse
3rd Rebecca Glasscock Jujubee Alexis Mateo Shea Couleé

Trinity Taylor
A'keria Chanel Davenport

Silky Nutmeg Ganache

4th Shannel Tatianna Yara Sofia Latrice Royale Detox Darienne Lake Kennedy Davenport Chi Chi DeVayne Asia O'Hara Sherry Pie
5th Ongina Pandora Boxx Carmen Carrera Kenya Michaels Coco Montrese BenDeLaCreme Katya Derrick Barry Alexis Michelle Miz Cracker Vanessa Vanjie Mateo Jackie Cox Olivia Lux
6th Jade Jessica Wild Shangela Dida Ritz Alyssa Edwards Joslyn Fox Trixie Mattel Thorgy Thor Nina Bo'nina Brown Monét X Change Nina West Heidi N Closet Utica Queen
7th Akashia Sahara Davenport Delta Work Willam Ivy Winters Trinity K. Bonet Miss Fame Robbie Turner Valentina The Vixen Shuga Cain Widow Von'Du Tina Burner
8th Tammie Brown Morgan McMichaels Stacy Layne Matthews Jiggly Caliente Jade Jolie Laganja Estranja Jaidynn Diore Fierce Acid Betty Farrah Moan Monique Heart Plastique Tiara Jan Denali
9th Victoria "Porkchop" Parker Sonique Mariah Balenciaga Milan Lineysha Sparx Milk Max Naysha Lopez Aja Blair St. Clair Ra'Jah O'Hara Brita Elliott with 2 Ts
Mystique Summers Madison India Ferrah Madame LaQueer Honey Mahogany

Vivienne Pinay
Gia Gunn Kandy Ho Cynthia Lee Fontaine Cynthia Lee Fontaine Mayhem Miller Scarlet Envy Aiden Zhane LaLa Ri
11th Nicole Paige Brooks Mimi Imfurst The Princess April Carrión Mrs. Kasha Davis Dax ExclamationPoint

Laila McQueen
Eureka Dusty Ray Bottoms Ariel Versace Nicky Doll Tamisha Iman
12th Shangela Laquifa Wadley Phoenix Lashauwn Beyond Monica Beverly Hillz Vivacious Jasmine Masters Charlie Hides Yuhua Hamasaki Mercedes Iman Diamond Rock M. Sakura Joey Jay
Venus D-Lite Alisa Summers Serena Cha Cha Kelly Mantle

Magnolia Crawford
Sasha Belle
Kimora Blac Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams Honey Davenport Dahlia Sin Kahmora Hall

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 removed from the competition due to medical reasons, and returned to compete in the next season.
The contestant returned to the competition after being eliminated during a previous season.
The contestant was eliminated earlier in the competition, returned.
The contestant was disqualified from the competition after the season finished filming and was not invited to the season reunion or finale.
Underlines: The contestants later competed in All Stars

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