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The fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race announced its cast on November 16th, 2012[1], and premiered on January 28, 2013. The winner of Season 5 walked away with the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar," along with a lifetime supply of Colorevolution Cosmetics, a one of a kind trip courtesy of AlandChuck.travel, a headlining spot on Logo's Drag Race Tour featuring Absolut Vodka, and a cash prize of $100,000.

The winner of the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Jinkx Monsoon, with Alaska and Roxxxy Andrews placing as the runner-ups and Ivy Winters winning Miss Congeniality.

Contestants[]

S5cast

(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 Acting Improv Choreo Snatch
Game
Singing Roast Advert Acting Make
Over
Ball Music
Video
Recap Finale
1st
(Winner)
Jinkx Monsoon JinkxCastMug 25 Seattle, WA SAFE SAFE HIGH HIGH
Team
Captain
WIN HIGH HIGH HIGH WIN HIGH BTM2 TOP
3
RUN WINNER
2nd/3rd
(Runners-Up)
Alaska AlaskaCastMug 27 Pittsburgh, PA HIGH SAFE LOW
Team
Captain
SAFE HIGH LOW HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN HIGH LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
TOP
3
RUN RUNNER
UP
Roxxxy Andrews RoxxxyCastMug 28 Orlando, FL WIN SAFE HIGH LOW HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH BTM2 LOW HIGH WIN HIGH TOP
3
RUN RUNNER
UP
4th Detox DetoxCastMug 27 Los Angeles, CA SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE
Team
Captain
WIN SAFE BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE HIGH LOW
Team
Captain
BTM2 ELIM GUEST
5th Coco Montrese CocoCastMug 37 Las Vegas, NV SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE
Team
Captain
SAFE BTM2 WIN LOW BTM2 ELIM GUEST
6th Alyssa Edwards AlyssaCastMug 32 Mesquite, TX SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
LOW BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
Team
Captain
GUEST
7th
(Miss Congeniality)
Ivy Winters IvyCastMug 26 New York, NY HIGH HIGH
TEAM
Team
Captain
SAFE HIGH LOW WIN LOW ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
MISS
CON
8th Jade Jolie JadeJolieCastMug 25 Gainesville, FL LOW SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM GUEST
9th Lineysha Sparx LineyshaCastMug 24 San Juan, PR HIGH WIN SAFE
Team
Captain
SAFE ELIM GUEST
10th/11th
(Double Elim.)
Honey Mahogany HoneyMahoganyCastMug 29 San Francisco, CA SAFE HIGH
TEAM
SAFE ELIM GUEST
Vivienne Pinay VivienneCastMug 26 New York, NY SAFE HIGH
TEAM
LOW ELIM GUEST
12th Monica Beverly Hillz MonicaCastMug 27 Owensboro, KY SAFE BTM2 ELIM GUEST
13th Serena ChaCha SerenaCastMug 21 Tallahassee, FL BTM2 ELIM
Team
Captain
GUEST
14th Penny Tration PennyCastMug 39 Cincinnati, OH 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 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, 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 up for elimination and both were eliminated.
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
52 1 RuPaullywood or Bust January 28, 2013
53 2 Lip Synch Eleganza Extravaganza February 4, 2013
54 3 Draggle Rock February 11, 2013
55 4 Black Swan: Why It Gotta Be Black? February 18, 2013
56 5 Snatch Game February 25, 2013
57 6 Can I Get An Amen? March 4, 2013
58 7 RuPaul Roast March 11, 2013
59 8 Scent of a Drag Queen March 18, 2013
60 9 Drama Queens April 1, 2013
61 10 Super Troopers April 8, 2013
62 11 Sugar Ball April 15, 2013
63 12 The Final Three, Hunty April 22, 2013
64 13 Countdown to the Crown April 29, 2013
65 14 Reunited! May 6, 2013

Episode 1: "RuPaullywood or Bust"[]

Airdate: January 28, 2013

Synopsis: In the season five premiere, fourteen new drag queens compete for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar with a prize package including a life time supply of Color Evolution cosmetics, a one of a kind trip courtesy of ALandCHUCK.travel, headline Logo's Drag Race tour featuring Absolut Vodka cocktails perfected, and $100,000. In the mini challenge, they have an "underwater serving glamor" photo shoot. In the main challenge, they dumpster dive for materials to create an "award winning look that screams Hollywood red carpet couture" to wear on the runway.

  • Guest Judges: Camille Grammer and Mike Ruiz
  • Mini-Challenge: Underwater photoshoot
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Detox
  • Main Challenge: Make a dress that brings out Hollywood realness and glamour, out of materials found out of dumpster dive.
  • Main Challenge Winner: Roxxxy Andrews
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom gown by Marco Marco and immunity for next week's elimination
  • Bottom Two: Penny Tration & Serena ChaCha
  • Lip Sync Song: "Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus
  • Eliminated: Penny Tration
  • Farewell Message: "You ARE ALL STARS smooches PT"

Entrance Order

1 Detox
2 Roxxxy Andrews
3 Jade Jolie
4 Serena ChaCha
5 Alyssa Edwards
6 Jinkx Monsoon
7 Penny Tration
8 Vivienne Pinay
9 Alaska
10 Honey Mahogany
11 Ivy Winters
12 Monica Beverly Hillz
13 Lineysha Sparx
14 Coco Montrese

Underwater Photoshoot
NOTE: Alaska quit the challenge halfway through.

Episode 2: "Lip Sync Extravaganza Eleganza"[]

Airdate: February 4, 2013

Synopsis: The contestants must lip-synch to the spoken word, as they recreate classic moments from Drag Race history in scene-stealing viral videos.

  • Guest Judges: Kristen Johnston and Juliette Lewis
  • Mini-Challenge: Lip sync to one of RuPaul's songs (Tranny Chaser, Ladyboy, Peanut Butter) with only your mouth visible.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Serena ChaCha, Detox, Ivy Winters
  • Mini-Challenge Winners Advantage: Become team captains and select team members
  • Main Challenge: Lip sync and re-enact a famous scene from a past season of RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked
  • Runway Theme: Best Drag
  • Challenge Winner: Lineysha Sparx
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom latex garment from Syren Latex and immunity for next week's elimination
  • Bottom Two: Monica Beverly Hillz & Serena ChaCha
  • Lip Sync Song: "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna
  • Eliminated: Serena ChaCha
  • Farewell Message: "God bless America, Viva Panama, Keep bearing light QUEENS xoxo Serena ChaCha"

Lip Sync Extravaganza Eleganza Roles

Season Location Impersonator Impersonating
Season 2 Interior Illusions Lounge Honey Mahogany Mystique Summers Madison
Ivy Winters Morgan McMichaels
Gold Bar Lineysha Sparx Tyra Sanchez
Vivienne Pinay Tatianna
Season 3 Interior Illusions Lounge Alyssa Edwards Shangela Laquifa Wadley
Jinkx Monsoon Mimi Imfurst
Roxxxy Andrews Mariah
Gold Bar Serena ChaCha Raja
Jade Jolie Delta Work
Season 4 Interior Illusions Lounge Alaska Phi Phi O'Hara
Detox Sharon Needles
Gold Bar Monica Beverly Hillz Jiggly Caliente
Coco Montrese Lashauwn Beyond

Episode 3: "Draggle Rock"[]

Airdate: February 11, 2013

Synopsis: The queens connect with their inner child as they star in a fun-filled kids TV show!

TV Show Segments

Segment/Responsibility Team Alaska Team Lineysha
Host Alaska Jinkx Monsoon
Word of the Day Detox Jade Jolie
"How to" Segment Roxxxy Andrews Ivy Winters
Vivienne Pinay Lineysha Sparx
Social Lesson of the Day Alyssa Edwards Coco Montrese
Monica Beverly Hillz Honey Mahogany

Episode 4: "Black Swan: Why It Gotta Be Black?"[]

Airdate: February 18, 2013

Synopsis: This week, the queens are challenged to prove their elegance and dancing skills by starring in a ballet based on the life of RuPaul, and on the runway, are asked to present 'extravaganza' looks.

  • Guest Judges: Chaz Bono and Travis Wall
  • Mini-Challenge: Soul Train dance-off
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Jinkx Monsoon and Coco Montrese
  • Mini-Challenge Winners Advantage: Become team captains and select team members
  • Main Challenge: Perform in different acts of a ballet about RuPaul's life
  • Runway Theme: Divalicious
  • Challenge Winner: Alyssa Edwards
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom feather headpiece from Mother Plucker and immunity for next week's elimination
  • Bottom Two: Honey Mahogany & Vivienne Pinay
  • Lip Sync Song: "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears
  • Eliminated: Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay
  • Farewell Message — Honey Mahogany: "Keep on loving each other, we will meet again, I can't wait. All my l♡ve, Honey Mahogany"
  • Farewell Message — Vivienne Pinay: "I love all my girls! Here's to the revolution of the FISH! ♡ Always, Vivienne Pinay"

Black Swan Teams

Team Scene Contestant Role
Act One
Team Jinkx Monsoon
A Star is Born Alaska RuPaul's Mother
Supreme Inspiration Jade Jolie Young RuPaul
Lineysha Sparx The Supremes' Diana Ross
Party Monster Ivy Winters Lady Bunny
Jinkx Monsoon 21-Year Old RuPaul
Act Two
Team Coco Montrese
Ru vs Ru Alyssa Edwards Bad RuPaul
Coco Montrese Good RuPaul
Supermodel of the World Detox 90s RuPaul
Honey Mahogany 90s Diana Ross
All My Legendary Children Roxxxy Andrews Modern RuPaul
Vivienne Pinay America's Next Drag Superstar

Who Should Go Home Tonight?

Queen Choice
Jinkx Monsoon Vivienne Pinay
Ivy Winters Honey Mahogany
Roxxxy Andrews Vivienne Pinay
Vivienne Pinay Honey Mahogany
Honey Mahogany Vivienne Pinay
Alyssa Edwards Jade Jolie

Episode 5: "Snatch Game"[]

Airdate: February 25, 2013

Synopsis: The one we've all been waiting for! The queens compete in a star-studded TV game show that showcases their celebrity impersonations.

  • Guest Judges: Julie Brown and Downtown Julie Brown
  • Mini-Challenge: Style a cuddler into a red carpet ready look for a Us Weekly fashion face-off
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Roxxxy Andrews
  • Mini-Challenge Winners Advantage: None
  • Main Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Deadliest Snatch
  • Main Challenge Winner: Jinkx Monsoon
  • Main Challenge Prize: Custom jewel package from Fierce Drag Jewels
  • Bottom Two: Detox & Lineysha Sparx
  • Lip Sync Song: "Take Me Home" by Cher
  • Eliminated: Lineysha Sparx
  • Farewell Message: "Latino shade. It was a pleasure to meet you girls, Thanks for your friendship. XOXO Kiss and hugs! Lineysha þ"
Contestant Celebrity Impersonation
Alaska Lady Bunny F30141a8c8980ada36025373825eda0a
Alyssa Edwards Katy Perry Alyssa-edwards-katy-perry
Coco Montrese Janet Jackson Coco-montrese-janet-jackson
Detox Ke$ha Detox-keha
Ivy Winters Marilyn Monroe Tumblr miyvjp64al1ri75uoo1 1280
Jade Jolie Taylor Swift Jade-jolie-taylor-swift
Jinkx Monsoon Little Edie Jinkx-monsoon-little-edie
Lineysha Sparx Celia Cruz Lineysha-sparx-celia-cruz
Roxxxy Andrews Tamar Braxton Roxxxy-andrews-tamar-braxton

Episode 6: "Can I Get An Amen?"[]

Airdate: March 4, 2013

Synopsis: The queens test their vocal abilities as they sing in RuPaul's 1980s "We Are The World"-inspired charity single.

  • Guest Judges: La Toya Jackson and The Pointer Sisters (Anita and Ruth)
  • Mini-Challenge: Apply drag makeup in the dark
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Detox
  • Mini-Challenge Winner Advantage: Pairing the queens up in teams
  • Main Challenge: Record a "We Are the World"-inspired anthem entitled "Can I Get An Amen?"
  • Runway Theme: Favorite Body Part
  • Challenge Winner: Ivy Winters
  • Main Challenge Prize: A Flight 001 luggage package
  • Bottom Two: Coco Montrese & Jade Jolie
  • Lip Synch Song: "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters
  • Eliminated: Jade Jolie
  • Farewell Message: "Cheers to my fish, fabulous and fierce sisters. I ♡ you all, Jade J."
Contestant Section
Alyssa Edwards Verse One
Coco Montrese
Ivy Winters Verse Two
Jade Jolie
Jinkx Monsoon
Alaska Bridge
Detox
Roxxxy Andrews

Episode 7: "RuPaul Roast"[]

Airdate: March 11, 2013

Synopsis: The queens' comedy skills are put on the spot as they must roast RuPaul and the celebrity judges in front of a live audience.

  • Guest Judges: Leslie Jordan and Jeffrey Moran
  • Mini-Challenge: "Reading is Fundamental"
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Mini-Challenge Winner Advantage: Decide in which order the queens will appear on stage
  • Main Challenge: Roast RuPaul, as well as the judges and fellow queens, in front of a live audience
  • Challenge Winner: Coco Montrese
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom gown from Sequin Queen
  • Bottom Two: Alyssa Edwards & Roxxxy Andrews
  • Lip Sync Song: "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith
  • Eliminated: None
  • Farewell Message: N/A
Order Contestant
1st Alaska
2nd Roxxxy Andrews
3rd Coco Montrese
4th Jinkx Monsoon
5th Ivy Winters
6th Alyssa Edwards
Last Detox

Episode 8: "Scent of a Drag Queen"[]

Airdate: March 18, 2013

Synopsis: The queens create, market and film a commercial for their own signature fragrance, then celebrate with a launch party!

  • Guest Judges: Aubrey O'Day and Joan Van Ark
  • Mini-Challenge: Whatcha Packin' - Match male models wearing the same pairs of Andrew Christian underwear
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ivy Winters
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: A phone call home
  • Main Challenge: Create, market, and film a commercial for a signature fragrance
  • Runway Theme: Company spokeswoman
  • Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Main Challenge Prize: A selection of handmade corsets from Corset Connection
  • Bottom Two: Alyssa Edwards & Ivy Winters
  • Lip Sync Song: "Ain't Nothin' Goin' on But the Rent" by Gwen Guthrie
  • Eliminated: Ivy Winters
  • Farewell Message: "Love you girls so much!! You always have a friend in me! XOXO Ivy"
Queen Fragrance
Alaska AlaskaS5Perfume Red for Filth
Alyssa Edwards AlyssaEdwardsS5Perfume Alyssa's Secret
Coco Montrese CocoMontreseS5Perfume Ru Animale by Coco
Detox DetoxS5Perfume Heroine
Ivy Winters IvyWintersS5Perfume Dress Code
Jinkx Monsoon JinkxMonsoonS5Perfume Delusion
Roxxxy Andrews RoxxxyAndrewsS5Perfume Thick and Juicy

Episode 9: "Drama Queens"[]

Airdate: April 1, 2013

Synopsis: The competition gets spicy as the queens star with Wilmer Valderrama in a sexy Latin telenovela acting challenge."

  • Guest Judges: María Conchita Alonso and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
  • Mini-Challenge: Creating fake 'sob stories' and producing real tears in front of RuPaul
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Detox and Alyssa Edwards
  • Mini-Challenge Winners Advantage: Become team captains and select team members
  • Main Challenge: Star in a faux Latin telenovela alongside Wilmer Valderrama
  • Runway Theme: Spanish Telenovela Realness
  • Challenge Winner: Jinkx Monsoon
  • Main Challenge Prize: A pair of fur coats from Fabulous-Furs
  • Bottom Two: Alyssa Edwards & Coco Montrese
  • Lip Sync Song: "Cold Hearted" by Paula Abdul
  • Eliminated: Alyssa Edwards
  • Farewell Message: "The sky is the limit when your ♡ 's in it. Don't dream it, be it. Always and forever, Alyssa"
Role Team Detox Team Alyssa Edwards
Ella No Es Dama Casa de Locas
The Mother Alaska Alyssa Edwards
The Daughter Roxxxy Andrews Jinkx Monsoon
The Maid Detox Coco Montrese

Episode 10: "Super Troopers"[]

Airdate: April 8, 2013

Synopsis: The queens transform gay veterans into gorgeous queens! Then, they perform a patriotic flag salute before walking the runway showing off their new drag mothers and sisters.

Queen Drag Sister/Mother
Alaska Nebraska
Coco Montrese Horchata Montrese
Detox Beth Adone
Jinkx Monsoon Fortuna Monsoon
Roxxxy Andrews Isabella Andrews

Episode 11: "Sugar Ball"[]

Airdate: April 15, 2013

Synopsis: The race gets sticky and sweet when the queens compete in a pageant of candy inspired couture.

  • Guest Judges: Marg Helgenberger and Bob Mackie
  • Mini-Challenge: Everybody Loves Puppets
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Mini-Challenge Winner Advantage: 15 second head start at candy selection, and becoming choreographer for opening musical number.
  • Main Challenge: Design three outfits for the Sugar Ball
  • Runway Themes: Super Duper Sweet 16, Sugar Mama - Executive Realness, and Candy Couture
  • Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Main Challenge Prize: A private portrait session with Austin Young
  • Bottom Two: Detox & Jinkx Monsoon
  • Lip Sync Song: "Malambo No. 1" by Yma Sumac
  • Eliminated: Detox
  • Farewell Message: "Condragulations grillz! Go F****** Kill Them! Rolaskatox 4EVAAAHH! ♡ Detox"
Queen "Who Doesn't Deserve
to be in the Top 3?"
Alaska Jinkx Monsoon

Detox

Jinkx Monsoon
Jinkx Monsoon Detox
Roxxxy Andrews Jinkx Monsoon

Episode 12: "The Final Three, Hunty"[]

Airdate: April 22, 2013

Synopsis: The top three queens go to court, as Judge Ru presents their final challenge - starring in the music video for RuPaul's hit "The Beginning."

  • Special Guests: Gloria Allred, Candis Cayne and Mathu Anderson
  • Main Challenge: Star in RuPaul's music video "The Beginning" and shoot a courtroom scene.
  • Lip Sync Song: "The Beginning" by RuPaul

Top Three of Season 5

Queens Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamAlaskaS5 2
(Eps. 8, 11)
0
TeamJinkxS5 2
(Eps. 5, 9)
1
(Ep. 11)
TeamRoxxxyS5 2
(Eps. 1, 10)
1
(Ep. 7)

Episode 13: "Countdown to the Crown"[]

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RuPaul's "The Beginning" featuring Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska, and Roxxxy Andrews Official

Airdate: April 29, 2013

Synopsis: A look back on the highlights, low-lights, and previously unseen footage from the season as we race toward the climactic crowning of America's Next Drag Superstar.

Episode 14: "Reunited!"[]

Airdate: May 6, 2013

Synopsis: Wigs fly as the queens discuss the drama of the season. Plus, both "America's Next Drag Superstar" and "Miss Congeniality" are crowned.

  • Miss Congeniality: Ivy Winters
  • Miss Congeniality Prize: A six night trip for 2 at any Hilton Hotel or Resort with airfare
  • Runners-Up: Alaska and Roxxxy Andrews
  • Winner: Jinkx Monsoon
  • Winner Prize:
    • $100,000
    • A collection of ColorEvolution cosmetics
    • Top billing in Logo TV's Drag Race Tour, sponsored by Absolut Vodka
    • A holiday courtesy of ALandCHUCK.travel
    • A crown from Fierce Drag Jewels

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

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

References[]

  1. RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 cast revealed | Xtra Magazine — November 18, 2012

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