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The fifteenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was officially announced on November 4, 2021 via World of Wonder's social media. Casting opened the same day with deadline of January 7, 2022.[1]

On December 12, 2022, a premiere date of January 6, 2023 was announced. It was also revealed the show would be moving to MTV.[2] On December 13, the cast of Season 15 was officially announced. The promo theme was a tribute to the very first RuPaul's Drag Race cast reveal. It was also announced that the prize money for Season 15 has been raised to $200,000.[3] On December 19, 2022, Ts Madison was announced as a rotating regular judge.[4]

The winner of the fifteenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Sasha Colby, with Anetra placing as the runner-up and Malaysia Babydoll Foxx winning Miss Congeniality.

Contestants

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(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location[5] Eps. 1 & 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12 Ep. 13 Ep. 14 Ep. 15 Ep. 16
Talent
Show
Advert Snatch
Game
Design Girl
Groups
Acting Lip
Sync
Ball Improv Stand
Up
Rusical Make
Over
Rumix Reunion Finale
1st
(Winner)
Sasha Colby
(Group 1)
SashaColbyS15Promo 37 Los Angeles, CA SAFE WIN SAFE HIGH HIGH SAFE SAFE
(Round 1)
WIN WIN LOW HIGH HIGH WIN RUN WINNER
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Anetra
(Group 1)
AnetraS15Promo 24 Las Vegas, NV WIN SAFE
Team
Captain
SAFE SAFE LOW HIGH SAFE
(Round 3)
HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN WIN BTM2 RUN RUNNER
UP
3rd/4th Luxx Noir London
(Group 1)
LuxxNoirLondonS15Promo 22 East Orange, NJ SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE
(Round 2)
SAFE HIGH WIN HIGH BTM2 HIGH RUN ELIM
Mistress Isabelle Brooks
(Group 2)
MistressIsabelleBrooksS15Promo 24 Houston, TX SAFE SAFE HIGH SAFE HIGH WIN SAFE
(Round 1)
HIGH LOW HIGH HIGH HIGH BTM2 RUN ELIM
5th Loosey LaDuca
(Group 2)
LooseyLaDucaS15Promo 32 Ansonia, CT LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH WIN SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE SAFE SAFE
(Round 1)
LOW HIGH WIN BTM2 ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
GUEST GUEST
6th
(Golden Boot)
Salina EsTitties
(Group 2)
SalinaEsTittiesS15Promo 31 Los Angeles, CA SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE SAFE
(Round 1)
BTM2 BTM2 HIGH ELIM GOLDEN
BOOT
GUEST
7th Marcia
Marcia
Marcia

(Group 1)
MarciaMarciaMarciaS15Promo 25 New York, NY HIGH SAFE HIGH SAFE SAFE HIGH SAFE
(Round 1)
SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST GUEST
8th
(Miss Congeniality)
Malaysia Babydoll Foxx
(Group 1)
MalaysiaBabydollFoxxS15Promo 32 Miami, FL SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH SAFE HIGH SAFE
(Round 2)
SAFE ELIM GUEST MISS
CON
9th Spice
(Group 2)
SpiceS15Promo 23 Los Angeles, CA SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE
(Round 3)
ELIM GUEST GUEST
10th Jax
(Group 2)
JaxS15Promo 25 Queens, NY HIGH LOW SAFE LOW BTM2 BTM2 ELIM GUEST GUEST
11th Aura Mayari
(Group 1)
AuraMayariS15Promo 30 Nashville, TN SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE WIN ELIM GUEST GUEST
12th Robin Fierce
(Group 2)
RobinFierceS15Promo 26 Hartford, CT SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH ELIM GUEST GUEST
13th Amethyst
(Group 2)
AmethystS15Promo 27 West Hartford, CT BTM2 BTM2
Team
Captain
SAFE ELIM GUEST GUEST
14th Sugar
(Group 2)
SugarS15Promo 23 Los Angeles, CA SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST GUEST
15th Princess Poppy
(Group 1)
PrincessPoppyS15Promo 26 San Francisco, CA SAFE ELIM GUEST GUEST
16th Irene Dubois
(Group 1)
IreneDuboisS15Promo 29 Seattle, WA ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
GUEST GUEST
The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race.
The contestant placed as a runner-up.
The contestant was not chosen to advance to the "Lip Sync For The Crown".
The contestant appeared on the reunion episode and was still in the running.
The contestant won the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the maxi challenge winners.
The contestant received mostly positive critiques, but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant received mostly negative critiques, but was not up for elimination.
The contestant was up for elimination, but neither were eliminated.
The contestant was up for elimination and won the "Lip Sync For Your Life".
The contestant was up for elimination, lost the "Lip Sync For Your Life", and was eliminated.
The contestant was declared safe after the first round of the "Lip Sync Smackdown".
The contestant was declared safe after the second round of the "Lip Sync Smackdown".
The contestant lost the first two rounds of the "Lip Sync Smackdown" and was saved by one of her fellow castmates.
The contestant was declared safe after the third round of the "Lip Sync Smackdown".
The contestant was eliminated after the third round of the "Lip Sync Smackdown".
The contestant was awarded the "Golden Boot Award" for the worst look of the season.
The contestant was awarded the title of "Miss Congeniality" at the finale.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.

Contestants' Winning Earnings

Name Money
Sasha Colby $222,000
Anetra $22,000
Luxx Noir London $12,000
Mistress Isabelle Brooks $7,000
Loosey LaDuca $17,000
Salina EsTitties $2,000
Marcia Marcia Marcia $2,000
Malaysia Babydoll Foxx $10,000
Spice $2,000
Jax $2,000
Aura Mayari $7,000
Robin Fierce $2,000
Amethyst $2,000
Sugar $2,000
Princess Poppy $2,000
Irene Dubois $4,500
The contestant was awarded $200,000 for winning RuPaul's Drag Race.
The contestant was awarded $10,000 for winning the title of Miss Congeniality.
* Each queen present (excluding the Miss Congeniality) in the Grand Finale episode was awarded a $2,000 tip, courtesy of Olay Body.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
192 1 One Night Only, Parts 1 & 2 January 6, 2023
193 2
194 3 All Queens Go To Heaven January 13, 2023
195 4 Supersized Snatch Game January 20, 2023
196 5 House of Fashion January 27, 2023
197 6 Old Friends Gold February 3, 2023
198 7 The Daytona Wind 2 February 10, 2023
199 8 LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown February 17, 2023
200 9 The Crystal Ball: Episode 200 February 24, 2023
201 10 50/50’S Most Gagworthy Stars March 3, 2023
202 11 Two Queens, One Joke March 10, 2023
203 12 Wigloose: The Rusical! March 17, 2023
204 13 Teacher Makeovers March 24, 2023
205 14 Blame It On The Edit March 31, 2023
206 15 Reunited April 7, 2023
207 16 Grand Finale April 14, 2023

Episodes 1 & 2: "One Night Only, Parts 1 & 2"

Airdate: January 6, 2023

Synopsis: A new cast of queens, competing to be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar, must show off their performance skills in a talent show. Superstar singer Ariana Grande guest judges.

S15E1Judges

Episode 1 Judges

  • Special Guest: Vivacious
  • Guest Judge: Ariana Grande
  • Mini Challenge: Sexy Car Wash Photoshoot (Group 1) and Windy Hog Photoshoot (Group 2)
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Irene Dubois (Group 1) and Loosey LaDuca (Group 2)
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,500 cash prize
  • Maxi Challenge: One Night Only: Perform original choreography for the opening number and showcase their performance skills in a talent show
  • Runway Theme: Who is She?
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Anetra
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Amethyst and Irene Dubois
  • Lip Sync Song: "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande
  • Eliminated: Irene Dubois
  • Farewell Message: "I Left a Poop in one of Your stations... But WHOMSTS??? 👽 Irene"

Entrance Order

Group 1 Group 2
1 Irene Dubois Salina EsTitties
2 Luxx Noir London Amethyst
3 Aura Mayari Jax
4 Marcia Marcia Marcia Loosey LaDuca
5 Anetra Mistress Isabelle Brooks
6 Malaysia Babydoll Foxx Robin Fierce
7 Princess Poppy Sugar & Spice
8 Sasha Colby

Talent Show Performances

Contestant Performance Photo
Malaysia Babydoll Foxx Original Song MalaysiaBabydollFoxxTalentShow
Spice Original Song SpiceTalentShow
Luxx Noir London Original Song LuxxNoirLondonTalentShow
Mistress Isabelle Brooks Original Song MistressIsabelleBrooksTalentShow
Loosey LaDuca Live Singing LooseyLaDucaTalentShow
Marcia Marcia Marcia Ballet/Comedy Routine MarciaMarciaMarciaTalentShow
Robin Fierce Lipsync RobinFierceTalentShow
Irene Dubois Comedy Routine IreneDuboisTalentShow
Anetra Original Song/Taekwondo AnetraTalentShow
Sugar Original Song SugarTalentShow
Princess Poppy Comedy Routine PrincessPoppyTalentShow
Salina EsTitties Original Song SalinaEsTittiesTalentShow
Amethyst Lipsync AmethystTalentShow
Aura Mayari Lipsync AuraMayariTalentShow
Sasha Colby Lipsync SashaColbyTalentShow
Jax Jump Rope/Lipsync JaxTalentShow

Episode 3: "All Queens Go To Heaven"

Airdate: January 13, 2023

Synopsis: In this heavenly acting challenge, the queens must create infomercials for a queer afterlife. Country singer Maren Morris and LGBTQ activist Ts Madison guest judge.

S15E3Judges

Episode 3 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Maren Morris
  • Maxi Challenge: Create infomercials for a queer afterlife.
  • Runway Theme: Metallica
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Sasha Colby
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Amethyst and Princess Poppy
  • Lip Sync Song: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross
  • Eliminated: Princess Poppy
  • Farewell Message: "[unintelligible scribbles]"

Infomercial Teams

Team Anetra Team Amethyst Team Leftovers
Anetra Amethyst Jax
Luxx Noir London Loosey LaDuca Malaysia Babydoll Foxx
Sasha Colby Aura Mayari Mistress Isabelle Brooks
Salina EsTitties Spice Robin Fierce
Marcia Marcia Marcia Princess Poppy Sugar

Episode 4: "Supersized Snatch Game"

Airdate: January 20, 2023

Synopsis: Ru serves up a double helping of the celebrity impersonation game show, with the queens playing in two rounds, with two different casts of characters. Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) guest judges.

S15E4Judges

Episode 4 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Amandla Stenberg
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Beautiful Nightmare
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Loosey LaDuca
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Spice and Sugar
  • Lip Sync Song: "You Better Run" by Pat Benatar
  • Eliminated: Sugar
  • Farewell Message: "To Spice, take the crown home you ugly bitch! to my new sisters, I feel your hearts. take care of Spice! Your all sweeter than Sugar will ever be <3"

Snatch Game Characters

Group 1 Group 2
Contestant Celebrity Photo Contestant Celebrity Photo
Anetra Gorgena Ramsey AnetraSnatchGameLook Amethyst Tan Mom AmethystSnatchGameLook
Luxx Noir London Amanda Lepore LuxxNoirLondonSnatchGameLook Aura Mayari Bretman Rock AuraMayariSnatchGameLook
Malaysia Babydoll Foxx Saucy Santana MalaysiaBabydollFoxxSnatchGameLook Jax Mona Lisa JaxSnatchGameLook
Mistress Isabelle Brooks Rosie O'Donnell MistressIsabelleBrooksSnatchGameLook Loosey LaDuca Joan Rivers LooseyLaDucaSnatchGameLook
Marcia Marcia Marcia Tim Gunn MarciaMarciaMarciaSnatchGameLook Sasha Colby Jan Crouch SashaColbySnatchGameLook
Robin Fierce Karen Huger RobinFierceSnatchGameLook Spice Miley Cyrus SpiceSnatchGameLook
Salina EsTitties The Virgin Mary SalinaEsTittiesSnatchGameLook Sugar Trisha Paytas SugarSnatchGameLook

Episode 5: "House of Fashion"

Airdate: January 27, 2023

Synopsis: After the legendary Reading challenge, the queens must turn home decor into haute couture. Singer/ actress Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures) guest judges.

S15E5Judges

Episode 5 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Janelle Monáe
  • Mini Challenge: Reading Challenge
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Loosey LaDuca
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,500 cash prize
  • Maxi Challenge: Create a look using home decor materials
  • Runway Theme: Drag Race Fashion Week
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Luxx Noir London
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize from Sunday Riley
  • Bottom Two: Amethyst and Salina EsTitties
  • Lip Sync Song: "Q.U.E.E.N." by Janelle Monáe
  • Eliminated: Amethyst
  • Farewell Message: "Don't forget about your favorite gem ♡ -Amethyst love you all"

Design Challenge Houses

House of Visage House of Kressley House of Mathews
Amethyst Anetra Loosey LaDuca
Aura Mayari Jax Malaysia Babydoll Foxx
Luxx Noir London Robin Fierce Marcia Marcia Marcia
Mistress Isabelle Brooks Salina EsTitties Sasha Colby
Spice

Episode 6: "Old Friends Gold"

Airdate: February 3, 2023

Synopsis: The queens fast forward 50 years to perform in old lady girl groups, singing about life, love, and growing old with your besties. Actress/ comedian Megan Stalter (Hacks) guest judges.

S15E6Judges

Episode 6 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Megan Stalter
  • Maxi Challenge: Perform in old lady girl groups
  • Runway Theme: Tie-dye to Die For
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Aura Mayari
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Jax and Robin Fierce
  • Lip Sync Song: "In Your Room" by The Bangles
  • Eliminated: Robin Fierce
  • Farewell Message: "Forever a Queen! Forever Fierce! Loosey Slay these Hoes Jax Im blocking you! LOL JK Love yall, Robin Fine LMAO"

Golden Oldie Groups

Banjo Bitches Ol' Dirty Bitches Rockin' Old Gs
Country Hip Hop Rock
Luxx Noir London Anetra Aura Mayari
Marcia Marcia Marcia Jax Malaysia Babydoll Foxx
Mistress Isabelle Brooks Loosey LaDuca Sasha Colby
Salina EsTitties Robin Fierce Spice

Episode 7: "The Daytona Wind 2"

Airdate: February 10, 2023

Synopsis: The queens exchange flatulence for canned laughter, as the melodramatic acting challenge returns in sitcom form. Actor Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) guest judges.

S15E7Judges

Episode 7 Judges

  • Special Guest: Danny Trejo
  • Guest Judge: Harvey Guillén
  • Maxi Challenge: Act in The Daytona Wind 2
  • Runway Theme: Puffa Please
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Mistress Isabelle Brooks
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize from got2be glued
  • Bottom Two: Aura Mayari and Jax
  • Lip Sync Song: "Sweetest Pie" by Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa
  • Eliminated: Aura Mayari
  • Farewell Message: "I love you all so much! Can't wait to kai-kai after this ♡ trade of the season, Aura Mayari 🌙"

Episode 8: "LipSync Lalaparuza Smackdown"

Airdate: February 17, 2023

Synopsis: Strategy and alliances emerge as the queens face off in a series of lip syncs, all leading to a final sudden death elimination round.

  • Maxi Challenge: Face off in a lip sync smackdown
  • Eliminated: Jax
  • Farewell Message: "I love you all and cannot wait to see you on the road. P.S., Anetra, I will get you back."

Lip Sync LaLaPaRUza Smackdown

Lip Sync Pair Song
Round 1
Marcia Marcia Marcia vs Malaysia Babydoll Foxx "Boys Don't Cry"
by Anitta
Loosey LaDuca vs Spice "Do You Wanna Touch"
by Joan Jett
Salina EsTittes vs Luxx Noir London "It's All Coming Back To Me Now"
by Celine Dion
Mistress Isabelle Brooks vs Jax "Tell It To My Heart"
by Taylor Dayne
Sasha Colby vs Anetra "I'm In Love With A Monster"
by Fifth Harmony
Round 2
Malaysia Babydoll Foxx vs Spice "Don't Go Yet"
by Camila Cabello
Luxx Noir London vs Anetra "The Right Stuff"
by Vanessa Williams
Jax
Round 3
Anetra vs Jax "Finally"
by CeCe Peniston

Episode 9: "The Crystal Ball: Episode 200"

Airdate: February 24, 2023

Synopsis: Drag Race celebrates its milestone 200th episode. The queens design outfits featuring the 15 year anniversary gift: crystal. Julia Garner (Inventing Anna; Ozark) guest judges.

S15E9Judges

Episode 9 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Julia Garner
  • Mini Challenge: Photobomb moments from past seasons
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Anetra
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,500 cash prize from PrettyLittleThing
  • Maxi Challenge: Design outfits for the Crystal Ball
  • Runway Themes: Start Your Engines, My Favorite Ball, and Crystallized Eleganza
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Sasha Colby
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Salina EsTitties and Spice
  • Lip Sync Song: "That's What I Want" by Lil Nas X
  • Eliminated: Spice
  • Farewell Message: "It's been SO easy and SO FUN! Thank you for being my new sisters when my real one left me!!!! ps. where does the dingaling go?! ♡ Spice"

My Favorite Ball

Contestant Ball Season #
Anetra The Sugar Ball 5
Loosey LaDuca The Bag Ball 13
Luxx Noir London The Hair Ball 3
Malaysia Babydoll Foxx The Hair Ball 3
Marcia Marcia Marcia The Bag Ball 13
Mistress Isabelle Brooks The Ball Ball 12
Salina EsTitties The Money Ball 3
Sasha Colby The Bag Ball 13
Spice The Ball Ball 12

Episode 10: "50/50’S Most Gagworthy Stars"

Airdate: March 3, 2023

Synopsis: The queens get up close and personal with celebrities for TV’s sketchiest newsmagazine, 50/50. On the runway, category is: Night Of 1000 Beyoncés. With special guests Charo, Frankie Grande and Love Connie.

S15E10Judges

Episode 10 Judges

  • Special Guests: Charo, Frankie Grande, and Love Connie
  • Maxi Challenge: Get up close and personal with celebrities for a sketchy newsmagazine
  • Runway Theme: Night of 1000 Beyoncés
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Sasha Colby
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Malaysia Babydoll Foxx and Salina EsTitties
  • Lip Sync Song: "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé
  • Eliminated: Malaysia Babydoll Foxx
  • Farewell Message: "Remain Humble. The phattest and baddest from Miami. Malaysia Babydoll Foxx"

Episode 11: "Two Queens, One Joke"

Airdate: March 10, 2023

Synopsis: The queens perform stand-up comedy in pairs, but an odd number of queens causes for some drama. Comedian Ali Wong (Ali Wong: Baby Cobra) guest judges.

S15E11Judges

Episode 11 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Ali Wong
  • Mini Challenge: Harlem Vogue Ball
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Anetra
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,500 cash prize
  • Maxi Challenge: Perform stand-up in pairs
  • Runway Theme: Rip Her to Shreds
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Loosey LaDuca and Luxx Noir London
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize from Bubly Sparkling Water
  • Bottom Two: Anetra and Marcia Marcia Marcia
  • Lip Sync Song: "Boss Bitch" by Doja Cat
  • Eliminated: Marcia Marcia Marcia
  • Farewell Message: "You know what they say: "There's no place like home" I love you! Marcia x3"

Episode 12: "Wigloose: The Rusical!"

Airdate: March 17, 2023

Synopsis: This season’s Rusical is set in the small town of West Bumtuck, where drag has been outlawed. An underground alliance forms to try and defeat the bigots. Country music sensation Orville Peck guest judges.

S15E12Judges

Episode 12 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Orville Peck
  • Maxi Challenge: Wigloose: The Rusical
  • Runway Theme: Everybody Say Glove!
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Anetra
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Loosey LaDuca and Salina EsTitties
  • Lip Sync Song: "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" by Kate Bush
  • Eliminated: Salina EsTitties
  • Farewell Message: "Guess I got what I "Deserved" ♡ Love you hoes"

Wigloose: The Rusical

Contestant Role Who Should Go Home Tonight?
Anetra Mama Bacon Salina EsTitties
Loosey LaDuca Heaven Bacon Salina EsTitties
Luxx Noir London Christian Loosey LaDuca
Mistress Isabelle Brooks Preacher Teacher Sasha Colby
Sasha Colby Carl Loosey LaDuca and Luxx Noir London
Salina EsTitties Tuck Loosey LaDuca

Episode 13: "Teacher Makeovers"

Airdate: March 24, 2023

Synopsis: The queens give drag makeovers to hard-working teachers, from kindergarten to high school. Queer pop musician Hayley Kiyoko guest judges.

S15E13Judges

Episode 13 Judges

  • Special Guest: Norvina
  • Guest Judge: Hayley Kiyoko
  • Mini Challenge: Spill The T
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Loosey LaDuca
  • MIni Challenge Prize: $5,000 worth of Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics
  • Maxi Challenge: Give drag makeovers to a group of teachers
  • Runway Theme: Drag Family Resemblance
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Anetra
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Loosey LaDuca and Luxx Noir London
  • Lip Sync Song: "for the girls" by Hayley Kiyoko
  • Eliminated: Loosey LaDuca
  • Farewell Message: "Das fucked up! Love you hookers. Don't forget to Let Loose! xoxo Loosey."

Makeover Pairs

Contestant Teacher
Name Drag Name
Anetra Mrs. Mahoney Alektra
Loosey LaDuca Mrs. Wallace LaLa LaDuca
Luxx Noir London Ms. Reyes Asia Azul
Mistress Isabelle Brooks Ms. Tang Madam Thang
Sasha Colby Mrs. March-Banks Ferocity Colby

Episode 14: "Blame It On The Edit"

Airdate: March 31, 2023

Synopsis: The final queens collab with RuPaul on a remix of his song “Blame It On The Edit,” recording their own verses and creating a space-themed music video.

S15E14Judges

Episode 14 Judges

  • Maxi Challenge: Record a verse and participate in a music video of RuPaul's song "Blame It On The Edit"
  • Runway Theme: Drag Excellence
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Sasha Colby
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 cash prize
  • Bottom Two: Anetra and Mistress Isabelle Brooks
  • Lip Sync Song: "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland
  • Eliminated: None
  • Top 4 of Season 15: Anetra, Luxx Noir London, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, and Sasha Colby

Top Four of Season 15

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamAnetraS15 3
(Eps. 2, 12, 13)
2
(Eps. 11, 14)
TeamLuxxNoirLondonS15 2
(Eps. 5, 11)
1
(Ep. 13)
TeamMistressIsabelleBrooksS15 1
(Ep. 7)
1
(Ep. 14)
TeamSashaColbyS15 4
(Eps. 3, 9, 10, 14)
0

Episode 15: "Reunited"

Airdate: April 7, 2023

Synopsis: One week away from the Grand Finale, the queens return to discuss the season’s gaggiest moments.

  • Golden Boot Awardee: Salina EsTitties
  • Discussions:
    • Mistress & Anetra both stealing various pieces from on-set, including a light bulb, personalized book from one of the producers, and other miscellaneous things.
    • Sugar & Spice making history as the first biological twins to compete in a season of Drag Race.
    • The overuse of the word "era" throughout the season.
    • The consistent fighting for second place in the challenges, by queens who made the top (and sometimes those who didn't).
    • Cameos from various celebrities & queens, these include:
      • Kevin Bacon, congratulating Loosey on her incredible performance in Wigloose.
      • Coco Montrese, asking Marcia how her makeup skills are doing. Marcia then takes this as an opportunity to announce Marcia X3 Cosmetics, her new makeup line.
      • Asia O'Hara, asking Sasha who her favorite drag queen is, to which Sasha says Monica Monro.
      • DeJa Skye, asking Robin to get her a 75% discount for her dream flat-screen TV. This is a reference to Robin's days working at Best Buy.
      • Aquaria, asking Irene if "any troll is a goal?".
      • Derrick Barry, asking Loosey if she "blames it on the edit?", referencing numerous tweets calling out her edit on the show.
      • Robin's mom, Rhonda, asking Mistress why she came for her daughter over her wig.
      • Aura's mom, Jane, asking Spice why she claimed Aura should've been in the bottom during the Snatch Game.
      • The office of the Governor of Connecticut, thanking Robin for what she has done for the community, and by-in large, the state of Connecticut.
    • Loosey's original song "Let Loose" going viral, throughout social media.
    • Various incredible lip-syncs throughout the season, including:
      • Sasha Colby vs. Anetra: I'm in Love With a Monster
      • Anetra vs. Marcia Marcia Marcia: Boss Bitch
    • Various dramas throughout the LaLaPaRuza, including:
      • Malaysia picking Marcia
      • The queens disagreeing that Mistress won her lip-sync against Jax
    • Amethyst & Robin admitting to having previously been in a relationship.
    • Aura admitting to having a crush on Poppy, before announcing her engagement.
    • Unaired reads from the reading challenge, and eliminated queens getting to read the other girls.
    • RuPaul announcing his new book.
    • The "Metalgate" controversy, with two teams fighting over wanting to get the metal song.
    • "Bumpgate", where Luxx & Loosey were debating on Loosey not wearing a baby bump for a celebratory look on Beyonce's pregnancy.
    • "Heavengate", where Luxx & Loosey were once again debating, this time on wanting the role of Heaven in the Wigloose rusical. This segways into arguments about whether Loosey was being fake throughout the competition.
    • "40-inchgate", where Irene was bickering with Luxx over her wig not being 40 inches, like Luxx claimed.
    • Unaired looks by eliminated queens, including Amethyst's Rip Her to Shreds look, Aura's Night of 1000 Beyonces look, Malaysia's Everybody Say Glove look, Irene's Puffer Please look.
    • Tooting & Booting the looks from various runways.
    • Luxx's response in the "Who Should Go Home Tonight?" question, and Loosey's thoughts on it.
    • Various unaired segments involving different guest judges.
    • The attacks on the art of drag, and what the queens feel about the consistent banter regarding drag, and what we are able to do as a community to fight back.
    • The excellence the top four have demonstrated throughout the show, including Anetra's talent show performance, Luxx's Drag Race Fashion Week look, Mistress's Daytona Winds performance, and Sasha's incredible verse on Blame It on the Edit.


Episode 16: "Grand Finale"

Airdate: April 14, 2023

Synopsis: RuPaul crowns America’s Next Drag Superstar, in an epic battle for the grand prize of $200,000.

  • Special Guests: Kornbread Jeté, Willow Pill, Jinkx Monsoon, Orville Peck, Leland
  • Challenge: The top 4 perform individual show-stopping performances.
  • Top Two: Anetra & Sasha Colby
  • Eliminated: Luxx Noir London & Mistress Isabelle Brooks
  • Lip Sync Song: "Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart
  • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 15: Sasha Colby
  • Runner-Up: Anetra
  • Miss Congeniality: Malaysia Babydoll Foxx

Top Four Performances

Contestant Song Video Placement
Anetra Lotus Anetra's_“Lotus”_Performance 2nd
(Runner-Up)
Luxx Noir London It's Giving Fashion Luxx_Noir_London's_“It's_Giving_Fashion”_Performance 3rd/4th
Mistress Isabelle Brooks Drag Delusion Mistress_Isabelle_Brooks's_“Delusion”_Performance 3rd/4th
Sasha Colby Goddess Sasha_Colby's_“GODDESS”_Performance 1st
(Winner)

Trivia

  • The Lip-Sync Assassins of this season were Anetra, Jax, Amethyst, and Salina EsTitties. Anetra sent home Jax & Marcia Marcia Marcia, Jax sent home Robin Fierce & Aura Mayari, Amethyst sent home Irene Dubois & Princess Poppy, and Salina sent home Amethyst, Spice, and Malaysia Babydoll Foxx.
    • Counting LaLaPaRuza lip-syncs, Salina also won her lip-sync against Luxx Noir London.
  • On March 17, 2022, Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté confirmed via her Twitter account that she won't be returning to compete on this season, nor any All Stars (at this time). She further clarified that this wasn't her decision.[6][7]
  • On June 20, 2022, the RuPaul's Drag Race YouTube channel uploaded an unlisted video with appearances from RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Matthews, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, Kerri Colby, and Willow Pill. This video was intended to spark interest for the Television Academy for the next award cycle, but it unintentionally gave a peek into Season 15 as the judges panel and main stage were shown to have been updated.
  • When the cast was revealed, it was also announced that Season 15's Grand Prize would increase from $150,000 to $200,000.
  • This season airs on MTV and marks the second time RuPaul's Drag Race has changed networks.
    • The last time the series changed networks was Season 9, going from Logo TV to VH1.
  • From episode 3 onwards, the season had its episodes shortened from 90 to 60 minutes (from one hour to 40 minutes without ads). The reason for the shortened episodes is "to lean into the opportunity to build a destination night by using the existing hit franchise to launch a new series like The Real Friends of WeHo".[8] The change was negatively received by the community, and a petition for the return of 90 minutes episodes and cancelation of The Real Friends of WeHo, show with Todrick Hall and Brad Goreski, quickly reached thousands of signatures.[9]
    • The last time the series had featured 60 minutes episodes was on US All Stars 3. If only counting regular seasons, Season 9 was the last season with this episode length.
    • It was later announced on February 9, 2023 that the episodes would return to their original runtime of 90 minutes starting on March 10 with the eleventh episode onwards.[10]
    • On July 27, 2023, World of Wonder announced that all unreleased 90-minute episodes of Season 15 would release on Paramount+ in the US and WOWPresents+ internationally on August 9, 2023. [11]
  • This season features the milestone 200th episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Season 15, alongside the first Filipino season, has the second-most number of mononymous queens (with five).
  • Season 15 is the first American season...
    • to feature queens from the state of Connecticut.
    • to have later episodes extended to the 90 minute format.
  • Season 15 is the second American season...
    • to have the same runway song, Catwalk, as a previous season since Seasons 6 and 7, which both used Sissy That Walk.
    • to have the Top 2 consist of AAPI queens, after Season 3.
  • Season 15 is the third American season...
    • to have at least one episode without lip sync.
      • However, the first and second episode were on air the same day like as one.
  • Season 15 is the first season in the Drag Race Franchise...
    • to feature a cast of sixteen queens.
    • to feature biological siblings, Sugar and Spice who are twins.
    • to have a split Snatch Game consisting of fourteen queens.
    • To not have a queen lip sync in the Golden Boot winning look since it started back in Season 13
    • to have a contestant, Princess Poppy, retire from drag soon after the airing of the season.
      • She confirmed this during her introduction in the reunion episode.
  • Season 15 is the second season in the Drag Race Franchise...
  • Season 15 is the sixth season in the Drag Race Franchise...
  • Season 15 is the fourth American season...
    • ... to have the Top 4 contestants go into the finale with a different number of wins each, following, Season 9, 12, and 13.
    • ... to have the finalists consist only of POCs.
  • The Top 2, Anetra and Sasha Colby, coincidentally won the first two and last two Maxi Challenges of the season. Their lip sync for the crown was also their second lip sync against each other and the second lip sync to "Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart
  • Queens from this season with relation to past queens include...
  • The Golden Boot Award announcement of the Reunion was sponsored by got2b, a haircare brand.

Gallery

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Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.
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Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' planned looks for each episode.
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Check out the video gallery to see challenge performances, runways, lip syncs, and more!

References

  1. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — November 4, 2021
  2. RuPaul's Drag Race moves to MTV for season 15 premiere date | Entertainment Weekly — December 12, 2022
  3. RuPaul's Drag Race reveals largest cast of queens ever for season 15 | NewNowNext — December 13, 2022
  4. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — December 19, 2022
  5. RuPaul's Drag Race reveals largest cast of queens ever for season 15 | Entertainment Weekly — December 13, 2022
  6. Tweet by kornbreadTMFS | Twitter — March 17, 2022
  7. Tweet by kornbreadTMFS | Twitter — March 17, 2022
  8. ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: MTV Cuts Episodes To One Hour In Season 15 | Deadline — January 5, 2023
  9. Bring back 90 minute episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race and not air The Real Friends of WeHo | Change.org — January 13, 2023
  10. Post by WorldOfWonder | Twitter — February 9, 2023
  11. RuPaul's Drag Race season 15 unseen footage to debut in extended 90-minute episodes on Paramount+ | Entertainment Weekly — July 27, 2023

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