RuPaul's Drag Race
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The seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on March 2, 2015. Returning judges included RuPaul and Michelle Visage, while the space previously occupied by Santino Rice was filled by new additions Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley. Matthews and Kressley were only both present for the season premiere and took turns sharing judging responsibilities thereafter. Shawn Morales, a member of the Pit Crew since the third season, and Simon Sherry-Wood, a member in the sixth season, do not appear this season and were replaced by Bryce Eilenberg. Like the previous two seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, the season featured 14 contestants competing for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar", a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics, and a cash prize of $100,000. The season debuted with a live and same-day viewership of 350,000, a 20% increase from the previous season.

Violet Chachki was declared the winner of the season, with Ginger Minj and Pearl placing as co-runners-up while Katya was voted Miss Congeniality by fans.

In 2016, Ginger Minj and Katya competed on All Stars 2. Ginger placed 8th overall and Katya was runner-up with Season 5 contestant Detox.

In 2018, Kennedy Davenport and Trixie Mattel competed on All Stars 3. Kennedy was the runner-up, while Trixie won the competition.

In 2018, Kandy Ho competed on the Chilean version of RuPaul's Drag Race, The Switch 2, where she placed 8th overall.

In December 2018, Jasmine Masters competed on All Stars 4, where she placed 10th overall.



(Ages, real and drag names stated are during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Real Name Age Current City 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
Rusical Snatch Game Make Over Ball Recap Grand Finale
Violet Chachki Violet Chachki Jason Dardo 22 Atlanta, GA WIN HIGH SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE SAFE HIGH LOW WIN
Ginger Minj Ginger Minj Joshua Eads-Brown 29 Orlando, FL SAFE WIN
4th Kennedy Davenport Kennedy Davenport Reuben Asberry Jr. 33 Dallas, TX HIGH SAFE BTM2
(Miss Congeniality)
Katya Katya Brian McCook 32 Boston, MA SAFE BTM2 SAFE HIGH SAFE
(orig. 11th)
Trixie Mattel Trixie Mattel Brian Firkus 24 Milwaukee, WI SAFE SAFE
7th Miss Fame MissFame Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen 29 New York, NY HIGH LOW HIGH
8th Jaidynn Diore Fierce JaidynnDioreFierce Christopher Williams 25 Nashville, TN SAFE SAFE HIGH
9th Max Max Max Malanaphy 22 Hudson, WI SAFE SAFE WIN
10th Kandy Ho KandyHo Frank Diaz 28 Cayey, PR BTM2 SAFE SAFE LOW BTM2 ELIM OUT RTRN
11th Mrs. Kasha Davis Mrs. Kasha Davis Ed Popil 43 Rochester, NY SAFE HIGH HIGH
12th Jasmine Masters JasmineMasters Martell Robinson 37 Los Angeles, CA LOW SAFE ELIM OUT RTRN
13th Sasha Belle Sasha Belle Jared Breakenridge 28 Iowa City, IA LOW ELIM OUT RTRN
14th Tempest DuJour TempestDuJour Patrick Holt 47 Tucson, AZ ELIM OUT RTRN
The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race.
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant competed in a four person final lip-sync against all remaining contestants and placed as a top three finalist.
The contestant competed in a four-person final lip-sync against all remaining contestants and was eliminated.
The contestant won the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of two maxi challenge winners.
The contestant was previously eliminated, was one of two maxi challenge winners and returned in Episode 8.
The contestant was one of the best but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant was a member of a winning team but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the worst but did not place in the bottom two.
The contestant placed in the bottom two but neither was eliminated.
The contestant placed in the bottom two but was not eliminated.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, lost the lip-sync for your life, and was eliminated.
The contestant placed in the bottom two and both were eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated for the second time.
The contestant returned to the competition for one episode after being previously eliminated and was eliminated again without lip-syncing.
The contestant returned to the competition after being previously eliminated, and was eliminated again after lip syncing.
After being eliminated, the contestant was voted Miss Congeniality by viewers.
After being eliminated, the contestant returned and appeared on the "Reunion" episode, but was out of the running.
The contestant did not participate in this episode.


Series # Episode # Title # Airdate
86 1 Born Naked March 2, 2015
87 2 Glamazonian Airways March 9, 2015
88 3 ShakesQueer March 16, 2015
89 4 Spoof! (There It Is) March 23, 2015
90 5 The DESPY Awards March 30, 2015
91 6 Ru Hollywood Stories April 6, 2015
92 7 Snatch Game April 13, 2015
93 8 Conjoined Queens April 20, 2015
94 9 Divine Inspiration April 27, 2015
95 10 Prancing Queens May 4, 2015
96 11 Hello, Kitty Girls! May 11, 2015
97 12 And The Rest Is Drag May 18, 2015
98 13 Countdown to the Crown May 25, 2015
99 14 The Grand Finale June 1, 2015

Episode 1: "Born Naked"

Airdate: March 2, 2015

  • Guest Judge(s): Kathy Griffin
  • Mini-Challenge: Model 2 looks; one for Spring and one for Fall.
  • Main Challenge: Create a resort-wear tearaway to reveal a nude illusion. (Mini Challenge was part of the Main Challenge)
  • Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Main Challenge Prize: Dekoy Hair Care Products
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Ho' and Tempest DuJour
  • Lip Sync Song: 'Geronimo' by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: Tempest DuJour
  • Farewell Message: "Love yourself. Live your truth. You're never too old to dream."

Entrance Order

1. Miss Fame
2. Ginger Minj
3. Jaidynn Diore Fierce
4. Violet Chachki
5. Max
6. Katya
7. Jasmine Masters
8. Mrs. Kasha Davis
9. Trixie Mattel
10. Kandy Ho
11. Pearl
12. Kennedy Davenport
13. Sasha Belle
14. Tempest DuJour

Episode 2: "Glamazonian Airways"

Airdate: March 9, 2015

  • Guest Judges: Jordin Sparks and Olivia Newton-John
  • Mini-Challenge: Keep fish face as the Pit Crew blow jets of air into the queens faces
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel
  • Main Challenge: Produce a pre-flight safety video for the first airline run by drag queens
  • Runway Theme: Jetset Eleganza
  • Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Main Challenge Prize: Five night luxury hotel accommodations courtesy of 'My Gay Getaway'
  • Bottom Two: Katya and Sasha Belle
  • Lip Sync Song: 'Twist of Fate' by Olivia Newton-John
  • Eliminated: Sasha Belle
  • Farewell Message: "Love you, Mean it! Ginj for the win!".

*Ross Mathews did not appear on this episode

Glamazonian Airways

Part 1 Part 2
Trixie Mattel Ginger Minj
Pearl Sasha Belle
Miss Fame Jasmine Masters
Katya Mrs. Kasha Davis
Max Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Violet Chachki Kennedy Davenport
Kandy Ho

Episode 3: "ShakesQueer"

Airdate: March 16th, 2015

  • Guest Judges: Kat Dennings and Mel B
  • Mini-Challenge: Soul Train dance-off in granny drag
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Max and Kennedy Davenport
  • Main Challenge: "Hamlet it up" in two twisted Shakespeare classics – Romy and Juliet and MacBitch (Acting Challenge)
  • Runway Theme: Bearded and Beautiful(inspired by Milk)
  • Challenge Winner: Max
  • Main Challenge Prize: Two couture latex creations, courtesy of Syren Latex
  • Bottom Two: Jasmine Masters and Kennedy Davenport
  • Lip Synch Song: 'I Was Gonna Cancel' by Kylie Minogue
  • Eliminated: Jasmine Masters
  • Farewell Message: "Best of luck ladies. Luv J. Masters."

*Carson Kressley did not appear on this episode

Team Max
in "Romy and Juliet"
Team Kennedy
in "MacBitch"
Contestant Role Contestant Role
Max Juliet Capulet Violet Chachki Lady MacBitch
Mrs. Kasha Davis Lady Cappuccino Jasmine Masters LaQuisha Kiana MacBitch
Miss Fame Paris Kennedy Davenport Hecate
Jaidynn Diore Fierce Mercutia Montague Kandy Ho Witch
Ginger Minj Romy Montague Katya Mary MacBitch
Trixie Mattel Desdemona Garcia(Narrator) Pearl Cheer Coach

Episode 4: "Spoof! (There It Is)"

Airdate: March 23rd, 2015

  • Guest Judges: Jessica Alba and Lucian Piane
  • Main Challenge: Create a music video parody by writing lyrics, and doing vocals to a RuPaul song.
  • Runway Theme: Green
  • Challenge Winner: Kennedy Davenport
  • Main Challenge Prize: 3 year supply of essential family products from The Honest Company
  • Bottom Two: Pearl and Trixie Mattel
  • Lip Synch Song: 'Dreaming' by Blondie
  • Eliminated: Trixie Mattel
  • Farewell Message: "Wear clown noses! Make fun of each other! Stay Plastic <3 Trixie Mattel. P.S. Fame – I used your lipstick, sorry :)"

*Carson Kressley did not appear on this episode

Song Contestant
Get Ready to Clock

(Spoof of Sissy That Walk)

Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Violet Chachki
I Got Paid

(Spoof of Let The Music Play)

Ginger Minj
Kandy Ho'
Kennedy Davenport
Mrs. Kasha Davis
Tan With U

(Spoof of Dance With U)

Miss Fame
Trixie Mattel

Episode 5: "The DESPY Awards"

Airdate: March 30th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: Isaac Mizrahi
  • Mini-Challenge: Make their own paper versions of classic celebrity red carpet outfits, working in pairs assigned by Ru.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner(s): Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Main Challenge: Come up with funny banter and take jabs at the other queens while presenting awards for different categories at the first ever DESPY Awards.
  • Main Challenge WInner(s): Max and Pearl
  • Main Challenge Prize: custom jewel packages from Fierce Drag Jewels
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Ho and Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Lip Synch Song: 'Lovergirl' by Teena Marie
  • Eliminated: Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Farewell Message: "Be good to yourself. Be good to one another. Love to the moon & back! xo MKD."

*Carson Kressley did not appear on this episode

Celebrity look Contestants
Lil' Kim Ginger Minj

Kandy Ho'

Lady Gaga Jaidynn Diore Fierce

Kennedy Davenport

Cher Max


Björk Katya

Mrs. Kasha Davis

Jennifer Lopez Miss Fame

Violet Chachki

Award Presenters Nominees Winner
Hosts Katya & Mrs. Kasha Davis N/A N/A
Sexy, Sexy Drag Queen Jaidynn Diore Fierce & Kennedy Davenport Kandy Ho Miss Fame
Miss Fame
Most Busted Queen Max & Pearl Ginger Minj Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Mrs. Kasha Davis
Shadiest Queen Ginger Minj and Kandy Ho Ginger Minj Violet Chachki
Kennedy Davenport
Violet Chachki
Meatiest Tuck Miss Fame and Violet Chachki Katya Katya
Jaidynn Diore Fierce

Episode 6:" Ru-Hollywood Stories"

Airdate: April 6th, 2015

  • Guest Judges: Ariana Grande and Merle Ginsberg
  • Mini-Challenge: Ask members of the Pit Crew to pull cards out of their underwear to earn points
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Main Challenge: Reenact "Whatever Happened to Merle Ginsberg" from the point of view of Merle, RuPaul and Michelle Visage in groups of three asigned by Ginger Minj. (Acting Challenge)
  • Runway Theme: Death Becomes Her
  • Main Challenge Winner: Katya
  • Main Challenge Prize:  $2,000 giftcard to FABRICplanet
  • Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce & Kandy Ho
  • Lip-sync Song: "Break Free" By: Ariana Grande
  • Eliminated: Kandy Ho
  • Farewell Message: "Everything happens 4 a reason, pero la vida continua! Big things will come! Kandy Ho xoxo"
Role Merle's Story Michelle's Story Ru's Story
RuPaul Kennedy Davenport Kandy Ho Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Michelle Ginger Minj Violet Chachki Pearl
Merle Katya Max Miss Fame

Episode 7: Snatch Game

Airdate: April 13th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: Tamar Braxton and Michael Urie[4]
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Matthews
  • Main Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Leather & Lace
  • Challenge Winner: Kennedy Davenport & Ginger Minj (tie)
  • Main Challenge Prize: Feather accessories from Mother Plucker
  • Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Max
  • Lip-sync Song: "No More Lies" by Michel'le
  • Eliminated: Max
  • Farewell message"Stay kind. Stay gracious. Stay humble. I love you, darlings. Xx Max"
Queen Celebrity
Ginger Minj Adele
Jaidynn Diore Fierce Raven-Symoné
Katya Suze Orman
Kennedy Davenport Little Richard
Max Sharon Needles
Miss Fame Donatella Versace
Pearl Big Ang
Violet Chachki Alyssa Edwards

Pop culture references:

  • The look of Kennedy Davenport from the previous episode was compared to Tony The Tiger by one of the queens. There were accusations that Kennedy's make-up is not one of the best.
  • Violet admitted that her inspiration for the runway look was John Willie.
  • Ru noted the similarity in Jaidynn's look to Chaka Khan.

Episode 8: "Conjoined Queens"

Airdate: April 20th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: LeAnn Rimes and Nelsan Ellis
  • Special Guest: Latrice Royale
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Matthews
  • Mini-Challenge: Creating a look using prison uniforms
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Kennedy Davenport
  • Main Challenge: Create a conjoined twin makeover with a previously eliminated queen
  • Challenge Winner: Pearl and Trixie Mattel
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom website by Square Space
  • Returned: Trixie Mattel
  • Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce/Tempest DuJour and Ginger Minj/Sasha Belle
  • Lip-sync Song: "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany
  • Eliminated: Jaidynn Diore Fierce
  • Farewell message"Stay Fierce! Werq that puss! I love you all xoxo Jaidynn Diore Fierce <3"

Re-Entrance Order

1. Trixie Mattel
2. Tempest DuJour
3. Kandy Ho
4. Sasha Belle
5. Jasmine Masters
6. Mrs. Kasha Davis
7. Max
Queen Prison Nickname Partner
Ginger Minj Wide Receiver Sasha Belle
Jaidynn Diore Fierce Slutisha Tempest DuJour
Katya Olga Mrs. Kasha Davis
Kennedy Davenport Ho 'N' Good Stuff Jasmine Masters
Miss Fame Sad Pink Eyes Kandy Ho
Pearl Lil' Bitch Trixie Mattel
Violet Chachki Princess Max

Popculture references::

  • Ginger said that she is gonna explode like Yosemite Sam if Frisbee doesn't put together.
  • Jaidynn and Tempest's look was inspired by the fictional story of drunk hoe in Studio 54. Due to her stay there the conjoined twins were born.
  • Max and Violet Chachki described their runway presentation as a mix of Cirque de Noir and Carnival. These are both dear to Max's heart.
  • Ross noted that Ginger and Sasha's look was similar to the esthetic of John Waters' movies.

Episode 9: "Divine Inspiration"

Airdate: April 27th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: John Waters and Demi Lovato
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: "Reading is Fundamental"
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Trixie Mattel
  • Main Challenge: Musical versions of John Waters' most iconic films
  • Runway Theme: Ugliest dress ever
  • Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Main Challenge Prize: A hair collection by Weavin' Steven
  • Bottom Two: Pearl and Miss Fame
  • Lip-sync Song:  "Really Don't Care" by Demi Lovato featuring Cher Lloyd
  • Eliminated: Miss Fame
  • Farewell message"Continue to inspire. You are incredible! I love you. FAME"
Song Contestant

(Parody of ‘’Pink Flamingos’’)

Ginger Minj
Trixie Mattel
Cha Cha Heels

(Parody of ‘’Female Trouble’’)

Kennedy Davenport

(Parody of ‘’Pink Flamingos’’)

Miss Fame
Violet Chachki

Who Should Go Home Tonight?

Queen Choice
Ginger Minj Miss Fame
Katya Miss Fame
Kennedy Davenport Miss Fame
Miss Fame Pearl
Pearl Miss Fame
Trixie Mattel Miss Fame
Violet Chachki Trixie Mattel

Popculture references:

  • Michelle said that Poo is probably the most iconic scene from Waters' portfolio.
  • Ginger admitted that when she saw a movie with Divine, she wanted to be a drag queen.
  • Judges saw a similarity to Connie Marble in Violet's look.

Episode 10: "Prancing Queens"

Airdate: May 4th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: Alyssa Milano and Rachel Harris
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Create a "Fake Housewives of Drag Race" look using tape.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Main Challenge: Dancing in a live drag dance spectacular
  • Runway Theme: Half man, half woman
  • Challenge Winner: Katya and Violet Chachki
  • Main Challenge Prize: An original gown from Mountbatten Concepts and a gift card from Klein Epstein & Parker
  • Bottom Two: Trixie Mattel and Ginger Minj
  • Lip-sync Song:  "Show Me Love" by Robin S.
  • Eliminated: Trixie Mattel
  • Farewell message"WTF Just Happened?!? #GirlBye, Thx Pearl. Stay Plastic <3 Spoiler Alert Trixie Mattel Doesn't Win LOL'"
Partners Dance
Kennedy Davenport & Pearl Charleston / Twerk
Ginger Minj & Trixie Mattel Hoedown / Robot
Katya & Violet Chachki Tango / Vogue

Popculture references:

  • While Katya was explaining to Violet what tango is, she mentioned the movie - "True Lies".

Episode 11: "Hello, Kitty Girls!"

Airdate: May 11, 2015

  • Guest Judge: Santino Rice and Rebecca Romijn
  • Alternating Judge(s): Carson Kressley
  • Mini Challenge: Everybody Loves Puppets
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Main Challenge: Create outfits only using products provided by Hello Kitty based off two categories: Hello Kitty BFF and Hello Kitty Eleganza.
  • Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Main Challenge Prize: Hello Kitty Extravaganza Package
  • Bottom Two: Kennedy Davenport and Katya
  • Lip-sync Song: "Roar" by Katy Perry
  • Eliminated: Katya
  • Farewell message: "Devochki! Ya vas lyubit! If you need me, you know where to find me. (The dumpster out back) XOXO Katya AKA The Brooke Hogan of drag AKA Diarrhea Perlman ♥♥♥"

Santino describes Pearl's presentation as Veruschka in Giorgio di Sant'Angelo Wrap.*

*(photographed by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue, 1968)

Episode 12: "And the Rest Is Drag"

Airdate: May 18, 2015

  • Alternating Judge(s): Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley
  • Main Challenge: Star in the music video for RuPaul's single "Born Naked" (Final Challenge)
  • Runway Theme: Best Drag
  • Lip-sync Song: "Born Naked" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: Kennedy Davenport

Top Three of Season 7

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


  • The lip-sync assassins of Season 7 were Ginger Minj, Pearl, Kennedy Davenport, Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Kandy Ho. Ginger sent home Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Trixie Mattel, Pearl sent home Miss Fame and Trixie Mattel, Kennedy sent home Jasmine Masters and Katya, Jaidynn sent home Max and Kandy Ho and Kandy sent home Tempest DuJour and Mrs. Kasha Davis.
  • Season 7 is the first season with two big girls lip-syncing against each other.
  • Season 7 is the only season where every queen in the Top 6 has a joint win.
  • Besides Trixie's joint win to reenter the race, every queen to win a challenge during the season won at least 2 total challenges, this is the only occurrence of this in Drag Race herstory.
  • Season 7 featured the first queen to make it to the finale without a solo win (Pearl), who shared both of her wins with Max and Trixie Mattel respectively.
  • Season 7 is the first season featuring a previously eliminated queen (Trixie Mattel) who stayed past the following episode without being eliminated.
  • Not counting All Stars, Season 7 has the most queens with multiple wins, featuring 6 (Max, Katya, Kennedy Davenport, Pearl, Ginger Minj and Violet Chachki).
    • Coincidentally, Max is also the lowest placing queen in the show's history with multiple wins, placing at 9th (originally 8th prior to Trixie Mattel's return).
  • The second season to have a plus-sized queen make it to the Top 3; the first being Season 5.
  • A hint of who the winner and who the first one out were going to be was given in the trailer. It contained a brief shot where winner Violet Chachki and first out Tempest DuJour walked towards each other. This strategy was used in other seasons' trailers as well, notably during the All Stars 2 trailer and promo art where Alaska and Coco Montrese fought over a crown.
  • Season 7 is the best performing regular season overall on the "Dusted or Busted" scoring system, with just 6 queens (less than half of the cast) out of 14 having a score of less than 0, the least of any cast
  • As of June 15th 2019, close to a third of the cast has over 1 million followers on Instagram (Katya, Miss Fame, Trixie Mattel and Violet Chachki), and therefore makes this the regular season with the most queens in its cast to have over 1 million followers (the largest is All Stars 2 with 5 queens).
  • This is the first season since season 2 to not have a double shantay.


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

Guest Judges

(In alphabetical order by stage name and/or last name)

  • Jessica Alba (actress)
  • Mel B (singer)
  • Tamar Braxton (singer and television personality)
  • Kat Dennings (actress)
  • Ariana Grande (singer and actress)
  • Merle Ginsberg (journalist)
  • Kathy Griffin (comedienne)
  • Rachael Harris (actress and comedienne)
  • Demi Lovato (singer and actress)
  • Alyssa Milano (actress)
  • Isaac Mizrahi (fashion designer)
  • Olivia Newton-John (actress and singer)
  • Lucian Piane (music producer)
  • Santino Rice (fashion designer)
  • Rebecca Romijn (actress)
  • Jordin Sparks (singer and actress)
  • Michael Urie (actor)
  • John Waters (director)


After six Seasons, Santino Rice did not return to Season 7 as a main judge. In his place, two new alternating main judges were introduced: Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.

Season 7 is the first season in series history to not included an ethnic Asian contestant. Also, a new tradition was started where eliminated contestants take a souvenir with themselves upon elimination: a RuPaul 'Drag Race' maquette.

Pit Crew members Shawn Morales (who appeared from Season 3 up to Season 6), and Simon Sherry-Wood (who only appeared in Season 6) did not return to the show. In their place, one new Pit Crew member was introduced, a ginger haired man named Bryce Eilenburg, creating the first three membered Pit Crew on the show since Season 1.

Controversially, the follow up companion series "Untucked" was canceled in it's TV show format and was moved exclusively online to YouTube, with a sponsorship from the internet site "Squarespace", including a brand new format, new cinematography, and new staging. The show was given more of a "behind the scenes" feel, and the former "Untucked" lounge set was completely eliminated, opting instead to have the contestants sitting on furniture "backstage" behind the "Main Stage" set.

At the beginning of an episode, the queens receive a TV message from RuPaul. For the first six seasons of the show, the opening line to the messages was "You've got she-mail." After backlash from viewers, the line was changed to "She done already done had herses!" Season 7 was the first season to introduce the change.


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