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The fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race announced it's cast on November 13, 2011 with the season premiere taking place on January 30, 2012, and the final episode airing on April 30th of the same year. The winner of season four headlined Logo's Drag Race Tour featuring Absolut Vodka, won a one-of-a-kind trip, a lifetime supply of NYX Cosmetics, a cash prize of $100,000, and the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar".

The winner of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Sharon Needles, with Chad Michaels and Phi Phi O'Hara placing as the runner-ups and Latrice Royale winning Miss Congeniality.

Contestants[]

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(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Ep. 1 Ep. 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
Design Choreo Advert Acting Snatch
Game
Design Advert Singing Improv Make
Over
Ball Recap Music
Video
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Sharon Needles
SharonNeedlesS4CastMug
29 Pittsburgh, PA WIN HIGH
TEAM
WIN SAFE HIGH SAFE HIGH BTM2 WIN LOW WIN RUN TOP
3
WINNER
2nd/3rd
(Runners-Up)
Chad Michaels
ChadMichaelsS4CastMug
40 San Diego, CA SAFE WIN
Team
Captain
HIGH HIGH
TEAM
WIN SAFE LOW SAFE HIGH HIGH BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
RUN TOP
3
RUNNER
UP
Phi Phi O'Hara
PhiPhiO'HaraS4CastMug
25 Chicago, IL SAFE SAFE
Team
Captain
SAFE
Team
Captain
HIGH
TEAM
LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH WIN BTM2 LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN HIGH RUN TOP
3
RUNNER
UP
4th
(Miss Congeniality)
Latrice Royale
LatriceRoyaleS4CastMug
39 South Beach, FL SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE HIGH LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN BTM2 BTM2 ELIM MISS
CON
5th
(Orig. 9th)
Kenya Michaels
KenyaMichaelsS4CastMug
21 Dorado, PR LOW SAFE HIGH
Team
Captain
LOW ELIM RTRN
+
ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
GUEST
6th Dida Ritz
Didamug
25 Chicago, IL SAFE LOW BTM2 SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST
7th
(Disqualified)
Willam
Willammug
29 Los Angeles, CA SAFE SAFE
Team
Captain
SAFE HIGH
TEAM
Team
Captain
HIGH WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM2 WIN
+
DISQ
GUEST
8th Jiggly Caliente
JigglyCalienteS4CastMug
30 New York, NY BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH
TEAM
SAFE BTM2 ELIM GUEST
9th Milan
MilanS4CastMug
36 New York, NY SAFE HIGH
TEAM
SAFE BTM2 BTM2 ELIM GUEST
10th Madame LaQueer
MadameLaQueerS4CastMug
29 Carolina, PR SAFE WIN LOW ELIM
Team
Captain
GUEST
11th The Princess
Princessmug
31 Chicago, IL HIGH BTM2 ELIM GUEST
12th Lashauwn Beyond
LashauwnBeyondS4CastMug
21 Fort Lauderdale, FL HIGH ELIM GUEST
13th Alisa Summers
Alisamug
23 Tampa, FL ELIM GUEST
The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race.
The contestant placed as a runner-up.
The contestant advanced to the finale.
The contestant had immunity in this episode.
The contestant won the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the maxi challenge winners.
The contestant was a member of the winning team, but did not win the maxi challenge.
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 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 one of the maxi challenge winners but was disqualified for breaking rules.
The contestant was awarded the title of "Miss Congeniality" at the finale.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.

Episodes[]

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
38 1 RuPocalypse Now! January 30, 2012
39 2 WTF!: Wrestling's Trashiest Fighters February 6, 2012
40 3 Glamazons vs Champions February 13, 2012
41 4 Queens Behind Bars February 20, 2012
42 5 Snatch Game February 27, 2012
43 6 Float Your Boat March 5, 2012
44 7 Dragazines March 12, 2012
45 8 Frenemies March 19, 2012
46 9 Frock the Vote! March 26, 2012
47 10 DILFs: Dads I'd Like To Frock April 2, 2012
48 11 The Fabulous Bitch Ball April 9, 2012
49 12 RuPaul Rewind April 16, 2012
50 13 The Final Three April 23, 2012
51 14 Reunited April 30, 2012


Episode 1: "RuPocalypse Now!"[]

Airdate: January 30, 2012

Synopsis: In the season 4 premiere, a new crop of queens enter the workroom, participate in an atomic photoshoot then hit the runway in their best post-apocalyptic drag.

S4E1Judges

Episode 1 Judges

  • Special Guest: Shangela
  • Guest Judges: Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) and Mike Ruiz
  • Mini-Challenge: Photoshoot while posing on a spinning platform while being sprayed with "hazardous waste".
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Jiggly Caliente
  • Runway Theme: Apocalyptic Couture
  • Main Challenge: The queens design a post-apocalyptic couture outfit from items looted from drag queen zombies (AKA Queens from previous seasons).
  • Runway Theme: Apocalyptic Couture
  • Main Challenge Winner: Sharon Needles
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom designed gown from Sequin Queen and immunity from next week's elimination
  • Bottom Two: Alisa Summers and Jiggly Caliente
  • Lip Sync Song: "Toxic" by Britney Spears
  • Eliminated: Alisa Summers
  • Farewell Message: "Keep it cute ladies! Shady sisters 4-ever! ♥ Alisa"

Entrance Order

1 Willam
2 LaShauwn Beyond
3 Jiggly Caliente
4 Phi Phi O’Hara
5 Madame LaQueer
6 Milan
7 Alisa Summers
8 DiDa Ritz
9 The Princess
10 Kenya Michaels
11 Chad Michaels
12 Sharon Needles
13 Latrice Royale

RuPocalypse Photoshoot

Episode 2: "WTF!: Wrestling's Trashiest Fighters"[]

Airdate: February 6, 2012

Synopsis: The remaining queens participate in a group acting challenge all about wrestling! On the runway, the queens don their most girly-girl drag.

S4E2Judges

Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Rick Fox and John Salley
  • Wrestling Trainers: "Hollywood's Own" Joey Ryan, Hector "El Chido" Canales and "King of Submissions" Ryan Taylor
  • Mini-Challenge: Create a "Badonkadonk" with padding in 30 minutes.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Chad Michaels, Willam, and Phi Phi O'Hara
  • Main Challenge: Create a wrestling storyline, with "backstage" clips and perform an entertaining match in the ring.
  • Runway Theme: Girly Girl Couture
  • Main Challenge Winners: Chad Michaels and Madame LaQueer
  • Main Challenge Prize: A selection of wigs from Risqué Wigs
  • Bottom Two: Lashauwn Beyond & The Princess
  • Lip Sync Song: "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer
  • Eliminated: Lashauwn Beyond
  • Farewell Message: "Stay true 2 U + xoxo good luck! -Beyond!"
Team Phi Phi Team Willam Team Chad
LA's Finest The Bitter Betties DWF'd Thunder Booties The Knockouts Bitch Kickers
Phi Phi Fierce Latrice the Beast Willamita Hater Pucker Up Princess Milan the Model Chaderella Chainsaw Michaels
Lashauwn the Blonde Killer Kenya Dida Diddles J-Train Jiggly Sharon Shocker Madame LaCrush

Episode 3: "Glamazons vs. Champions"[]

Airdate: February 13, 2012

Synopsis: The queens participate in an informercial-style challenge where they must sell one of two albums, Glamazon and Champion. On the runway, the queens dress up in silver and gold.

S4E3Judges

Episode 3 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Amber Riley and Natalie Cole
  • Mini-Challenge: Create hats with butterfly-shaped accessories for guest Piyah Martell, Internet diva and transgender teen born with Caudal Regression Syndrome.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Phi Phi O'Hara, Kenya Michaels, and Jiggly Caliente
  • Main Challenge: Produce and act in TV infomercials for RuPaul's Glamazon and Champion.
  • Runway Theme: Platinum and Gold
  • Main Challenge Winner: Sharon Needles
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom jewelry set from Fierce Drag Jewels
  • Bottom Two: Dida Ritz & The Princess
  • Lip Sync Song: "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole
  • Eliminated: The Princess
  • Farewell Message: "This is (only) the beginning ! Much Love - The Princess / I ♥ U DIDA RITZ!"
Team Glamazon Song Team Champion Song
Chad Michaels "The Beginning" Dida Ritz "Main Event"
Kenya Michaels "Get Your Rebel On" Jiggly Caliente "LadyBoy"
Madame LaQueer "Responsitrannity" Latrice Royale "Never Go Home Again"
Milan "Superstar" Phi Phi O'Hara "Jealous of My Boogie"
The Princess "If I Dream" Sharon Needles "Cover Girl"
Willam "Click Clack (Make Dat Money)"

Episode 4: "Queens Behind Bars"[]

Airdate: February 20, 2012

Synopsis: The queens participate in an acting challenge where they split into two casts and create a spoof of a classic sitcom. On the runway, the queens are asked to dress up for their television premiere.

S4E4 Judges

Episode 4 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Billy B., Nicole Sullivan and Max Mutchnick.
  • Mini-Challenge: In pairs, paint each other's face while handcuffed to one another and pose for a mug shot photoshoot.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Willam and Madame LaQueer
  • Main Challenge: In two teams, star in two different episodes of a sitcom
  • Runway Theme: Red Carpet
  • Main Challenge Winner: Latrice Royale
  • Main Challenge Prize: A cruise courtesy of Al & Chuck Travel
  • Bottom Two: Madame LaQueer & Milan
  • Lip Sync Song: "Trouble" by P!nk
  • Eliminated: Madame LaQueer
  • Farewell Message: "Girls: Stay humble... People go up... You'll be on the way down! Kisses MLQ / Chad, Sharon, Milan, Dita = True Friends / Kenya : Botate Mami!"
Team LaQueer Team Willam
Madame LaQueer Willam
Dida Ritz Jiggly Caliente
Sharon Needles Latrice Royale
Kenya Michaels Phi Phi O'Hara
Milan Chad Michaels

Mugshot Photoshoot

Episode 5: "Snatch Game"[]

Airdate: February 27, 2012

Synopsis: The queens participate in the infamous Snatch Game, where they must impersonate pop culture celebrities. On the runway they are challenged to dress to impress.

S4E5Judges

Episode 5 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Loretta Devine and Ross Matthews
  • Mini-Challenge: Compete in a game called "Beat the Cock"
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Phi Phi O'Hara
  • Main Challenge: Celebrity impersonations on the Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Dress to Impress
  • Main Challenge Winner: Chad Michaels
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom gown by Marco Marco
  • Bottom Two: Kenya Michaels & Milan
  • Lip Sync Song: "Vogue" by Madonna
  • Eliminated: Kenya Michaels
  • Farewell Message: "[…] I'll be waiting for you in my kingdom / Phi Phi - I love you - sisters 4 ever"
Queen Celebrity Photo
Chad Michaels Cher SnatchGame ChadMichaels
Dida Ritz Wendy Williams SnatchGame DidaRitz
Jiggly Caliente Snooki SnatchGame Jiggly Caliente
Kenya Michaels Beyoncé SnatchGame KenyaMichaels
Latrice Royale Aretha Franklin SnatchGame LatriceRoyale
Milan Diana Ross SnatchGame Milan
Phi Phi O'Hara Lady Gaga SnatchGame PhiPhiOHara
Sharon Needles Michelle Visage SnatchGame SharonNeedles
Willam Jessica Simpson SnatchGame Willam

Episode 6: "Float Your Boat"[]

Airdate: March 5, 2012

Synopsis: The remaining queens are assigned various colors of the pride flag and must decorate a parade boat to hit the main stage in.

S4E6Judges

Episode 6 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Billy B., Kelly Osbourne, and Pauley Perrette
  • Mini-Challenge: Gain the biggest crowd reaction in a wet T-shirt contest.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Willam
  • Main Challenge: Create and wear a parade float based on a color of the pride flag.
  • Runway Theme: Pride Parade Extravaganza
  • Main Challenge Winner: Willam
  • Main Challenge Prize: A cruise courtesy of Al & Chuck Travel
  • Bottom Two: Jiggly Caliente & Milan
  • Lip Sync Song: "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
  • Eliminated: Milan
  • Farewell Message: "Say love n show love / Colored girl, why yo base look like chalk? / Jiggly REPRESENT / Dwayne Milan"
Queen Color
Chad Michaels Pink
Dida Ritz Red
Jiggly Caliente Orange
Milan Yellow
Sharon Needles Green
Latrice Royale Turquoise
Willam Indigo
Phi Phi O'Hara Violet

Episode 7: "Dragazines"[]

Airdate: March 12, 2012

Synopsis: The remaining queens design magazine covers that are sure to sell hot off the press. On the runway, the queens dress for their magazine release party!

S4E7Judges

Episode 7 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Regina King and Pam Tillis
  • Mini-Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Latrice Royale
  • Main Challenge: Create a magazine cover that captures the assigned theme of magazine
  • Runway Theme: Dragazines
  • Main Challenge Winner: Phi Phi O'Hara
  • Main Challenge Prize: A cruise to the Bahamas courtesy of Al & Chuck Travel
  • Bottom Two: Jiggly Caliente & Willam
  • Lip Sync Song: "Mi Vida Loca" by Pam Tillis
  • Eliminated: Jiggly Caliente
  • Farewell Message: "To my Bitchez / <3 y'all 2 Death! / C U @ da Reunion / Keep it Real / Luv the Dusty 'RPDR' Girls! <3 / Shady / I can get ****** now! / <3 Dida / Jiggly Caliente"
Queen Magazine Topic
Chad Michaels Eleganza Fashion
Dida Ritz Tastes Like Chicken Food
Jiggly Caliente Battle of the Bulge Health & Fitness
Latrice Royale What's the T? Celebrity Gossip
Phi Phi O'Hara Sashay Away Travel
Sharon Needles Kitty Cat Cat Lovers
Willam Sugar Walls Home Decor

Episode 8: "Frenemies"[]

Airdate: March 19, 2012

Synopsis: The queens participate in a polygraph test. After, the queens participate in a musical challenge where they are paired up with their perfect frenemy.

S4E8Judges

Episode 8 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Lucian Piane, Pamela Anderson, and Jennifer Tilly
  • Mini-Challenge: Polygraph test administered by RuPaul
  • Main Challenge: Live singing duet between the pairs of queens with the least in common.
  • Main Challenge Winners: Latrice Royale & Willam
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom corset, skirt, and brassiere from Versatile Corsets
  • Bottom Two: Phi Phi O'Hara & Sharon Needles
  • Lip Sync Song: "It's Raining Men (The Sequel)" by Martha Wash and RuPaul
  • Disqualified: Willam
  • Farewell Message: "Hi, I showed my ass (a lot) so here's one for the road. Willam 🍑

Episode 9: "Frock the Vote!"[]

Airdate: March 26, 2012

Synopsis: The remaining queens participate in an election challenge hosted by Dan Savage. After, the dolls hit the runway in their best inaugural drag.

S4E9Judges

Episode 9 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Dan Savage and Jeffry Moran
  • Mini-Challenge: Design an Absolut Vodka-inspired shoe.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Phi Phi O'Hara
  • Main Challenge: Participate in a Presidential debate as the 2012 Wig Party candidate
  • Runway Theme: Inaugural Drag
  • Main Challenge Winner: Sharon Needles
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 gift certificate from Interior Illusions Home
  • Bottom Two: Dida Ritz & Latrice Royale
  • Lip Sync Song: "I've Got to Use My Imagination" by Gladys Knight
  • Eliminated: Dida Ritz
  • Farewell Message: "Ms. Cheese loves you! Stay true 2 U girl / Chad, Needles, Latrice XXX P.S. Phi Phi: Thank u love u"

Episode 10: "DILFs: Dads I'd Like to Frock"[]

Airdate: April 2, 2012

Synopsis: In a shocking twist, one queen is brought back into the competition. After, the remaining queens must turn hot dads into their drag sisters.

S4E10Judges

Episode 10 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Returned Queen: Kenya Michaels
  • Mini-Challenge: Give a teddy bear a makeover
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Kenya Michaels
  • Main Challenge: Turn a DILF into a pregnant drag diva
  • Runway Theme: Pregnant Makeover
  • Main Challenge Winner: Phi Phi O'Hara
  • Main Challenge Prize: A trip for two to Las Vegas courtesy of Al & Chuck Travel
  • Bottom Two: Kenya Michaels & Latrice Royale
  • Lip Sync Song: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin
  • Eliminated: Kenya Michaels
  • Farewell Message: "Girl I say goodbye again! Thank your love. When I left this competition, I felt loved. I love you, and the winner is... I don't know. Kiss K.M."
Queen Drag Diva
Chad Michaels Lady Samantha
Kenya Michaels Lil' Mama Michaels
Latrice Royale Sharelle Royale
Phi Phi O'Hara Gi Gi O'Hara
Sharon Needles Robin Mansions

Episode 11: "The Fabulous Bitch Ball"[]

Airdate: April 9, 2012

Synopsis: The final four must compete in the Fabulous Bitch Ball where they must serve their different looks and perform a musical number in front of the judges.

S4E11Judges

Episode 11 Judges

  • Guest Judges: Rose McGowan and Wynonna Judd
  • Mini-Challenge: Everybody Loves Puppets
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Chad Michaels
  • Main Challenge: Design three outfits for the Bitch Ball
  • Runway Themes: Daytime Dog Park, Pooch in a Purse and Canine Couture
  • Main Challenge Winner: Sharon Needles
  • Main Challenge Prize: Crystal flower body jewelry made by Marianna Harutunian
  • Bottom Two: Latrice Royale & Chad Michaels
  • Lip Sync Song: "No One Else on Earth" by Wynonna Judd
  • Eliminated: Latrice Royale
  • Farewell Message: "My divas, remember who you are, and what you stand for / I love you and miss all. Stay fierce!! Latrice Royale"

Episode 12: "RuPaul Rewind"[]

Airdate: April 16, 2012

Synopsis: In this special episode, we take a look back on season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Episode 13: "The Final Three"[]

Airdate: April 23, 2012

Synopsis: The final three film a music video for RuPaul's song Glamazon. Then the queens walk the runway in their best drag for their final walk on the main stage.

RuPaul_"Glamazon"_music_video_(feat._Sharon_Needles,_Chad_Michaels_and_Phi_Phi_O'Hara)

RuPaul "Glamazon" music video (feat. Sharon Needles, Chad Michaels and Phi Phi O'Hara)

  • Special Guests: Candis Cayne and Mathu Andersen
  • Main Challenge: Shoot the music video for RuPaul's "Glamazon" with a dramatic scene
  • Lip Sync Song: "Glamazon" by RuPaul

Top Three of Season 4

Queens Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamChadS4
2
(Eps. 2, 5)
1
(Ep. 11)
TeamPhiPhiS4
2
(Eps. 7, 10)
1
(Ep. 8)
TeamSharonS4
4
(Eps. 1, 3, 9, 11)
1
(Ep. 8)


Episode 14: "Reunited"[]

Airdate: April 30, 2012

Synopsis: The queens of season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race Reunite and a winner is announced!

  • Miss Congeniality: Latrice Royale
  • Runners-Up: Chad Michaels & Phi Phi O'Hara
  • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season Four: Sharon Needles

Trivia[]

  • Episode 8 features the disqualification of Willam, making her the first contestant in US history to be disqualified from the competition. Miss Gimhuay was disqualified on the second season of Drag Race Thailand for bringing in prohibited props. Sherry Pie became the second queen to be disqualified from Drag Race US.
  • Episode 10 features the return of Kenya Michaels, who was eliminated in the same episode as Carmen Carrera in Season 3, making her the second contestant in the show's history to be eliminated twice in the same season, on the episode they were brought back on.
  • Episode 11 marks the first time a contestant has achieved 4 wins before the finals; Sharon Needles accomplished that feat.
  • Episode 12 features highlights and lowlights of the past eleven episodes.
  • The Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 was expected to be revealed in the finale, Episode 13, but in a twist, the winner was revealed during "RuPaul's Drag Race: Reunited," pending feedback on the official Facebook page and on Twitter, using #DragRace.
  • Episode 14: "Reunited!" was the first time in series' history for the reunion episode to be filmed in a theater in front of a live audience. It was also the first reunion to happen before the winner of the season was announced.
  • Season 4 is the second non All-stars season during which every contestant was put in the bottom two at least once, preceded by Season 3.
  • This season has produced a total of four returning contestants:

Gallery[]

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Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.

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