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 12 available on their online contents in many countries.

There have been thirteen seasons to date, five All Stars seasons, and also fifteen seasons of Untucked (13 for the regular seasons and 2 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 BBC iPlayer in the UK.

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

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


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 Drag Race UK

See: RuPaul's Drag Race UK
RuPaul's Drag Race UK is a spin-off series based in the United Kingdom, to show 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 aired in 2019 and was renewed for a second season originally scheduled to air in 2020, filming for Season 2 was put on hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic but is now scheduled to air January 14, 2021.


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.

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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. Althought 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 is set to begin its second season on January 4, 2020, with casting for a third season currently ongoing.


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 is currently unknown if or when it will continue.

Drag Race Australia

In 2021, a media outlet confirmed Drag Race Australia would happen, and RuPaul and Michelle Visage will front the show.

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
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
9 14 March 24, 2017 June 23, 2017
10 14 March 22, 2018 June 28, 2018
11 14 February 28, 2019 May 30, 2019
12 14 February 28, 2020 May 29, 2020
13 16 January 1, 2021 April 16, 2021

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
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
Elliott with 2 Ts
Joey Jay
Kahmora Hall
Kandy Muse
LaLa Ri
Olivia Lux
Tamisha Iman
Tina Burner
Utica Queen
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
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
7th Akashia Sahara Davenport Delta Work Willam Ivy Winters Trinity K. Bonet Miss Fame Robbie Turner Valentina The Vixen Shuga Cain Widow Von'Du
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
9th Victoria "Porkchop" Parker Sonique Mariah Balenciaga Milan Lineysha Sparx Milk Max Naysha Lopez Aja Blair St. Clair Ra'Jah O'Hara Brita
Mystique India Ferrah Madame LaQueer Honey Mahogany

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

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

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

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 on account of injury, 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.
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