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Drag Race Down Under
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The second season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under was officially confirmed via World of Wonder's Instagram on September 9, 2021.[1] Casting opened the same day, with deadline of October 5, 2021.[2]

On June 21, 2022, it was announced by Stan and TVNZ that the season would premiere on July 30, 2022.[3] The ten contestants competing for the title of Down Under's Next Drag Superstar were revealed on July 6, 2022.[4]

The winner won the title of Down Under's Next Drag Superstar, a crown and scepter from Fierce Drag Jewels, a year's supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics and $50,000.

The winner of the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under was Spankie Jackzon with Hannah Conda and Kween Kong placing as the runner-ups.

Contestants

(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age[4] Location[4] Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8
Design Acting Stand
Up
Snatch
Game
Girl
Groups
Advert Make
Over
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Spankie Jackzon SpankieJackzonDU2 37 Palmerston North,
New Zealand
BTM2 WIN WIN HIGH WIN HIGH HIGH WINNER
2nd/3rd
(Runners-Up)
Hannah Conda HannahConda 30 Sydney,
Australia
HIGH HIGH SAFE WIN WIN WIN BTM2 RUNNER
UP
Kween Kong KweenKong 29 Adelaide,
Australia
LOW BTM2 SAFE SAFE WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM2 WIN RUNNER
UP
4th Molly Poppinz MollyPoppinz 30 Newcastle,
Australia
WIN SAFE SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
LOW BTM2 SAFE ELIM
5th Beverly Kills BeverlyKills 21 Brisbane,
Australia
SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM2 SAFE ELIM
6th Yuri Guaii YuriGuaii 25 Auckland,
New Zealand
HIGH LOW WIN HIGH ELIM
7th Minnie Cooper MinnieCooper 50[5] Sydney,
Australia
SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH SAFE ELIM
8th Pomara Fifth PomaraFifth 28 Sydney,
Australia
SAFE SAFE ELIM
9th Aubrey Haive AubreyHaive 25 Timaru,
New Zealand
SAFE ELIM
10th Faúx Fúr FaúxFúr 27 Sydney,
Australia
ELIM
The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.
The contestant was a runner-up.
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 placed in the bottom two and won the lip sync for your life.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, lost the lip sync for your life, and was eliminated.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
9 1 Grand Opening July 30, 2022
10 2 Cagey Queens August 6, 2022
11 3 A Bottomless Brunch August 13, 2022
12 4 Snatch Game August 20, 2022
13 5 Bosom Buddies August 27, 2022
14 6 Hometown Hunnies September 3, 2022
15 7 Drag Family Makeover September 10, 2022
16 8 Grand Finale September 17, 2022

Episode 1: "Grand Opening"

Airdate: July 30, 2022

Synopsis: Mama Ru returns for more shenanigans as ten new queens from all across Australia & New Zealand compete for the title of Down Under’s Next Drag Superstar, and this time there’s a $50k cash prize at stake! The queens are thrown in at the deep end as they’re tasked with creating fashion forward garments out of recyclable and natural materials.

DRDU2E1Judges

Episode 1 Judges

  • Special Guests: Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin
  • Mini Challenge: Sausage Sizzle! Photoshoot
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Minnie Cooper
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A selection of Fierce Drag jewels
  • Maxi Challenge: Create a custom couture look using locally sourced, natural materials.
  • Runway Theme: Down Under, Naturally
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Molly Poppinz
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A custom prosthetic makeover courtesy of BodyFX valued at $3,500
  • Bottom Two: Faúx Fúr and Spankie Jackzon
  • Lip Sync Song: "Get Outta My Way" by Kylie Minogue
  • Eliminated: Faúx Fúr
  • Farewell Message: "Sisters forever. The loud niece dies. Aahhhh! xoxo Faux"

Entrance Order

1 Hannah Conda
2 Faúx Fúr
3 Spankie Jackzon
4 Beverly Kills
5 Minnie Cooper
6 Molly Poppinz
7 Yuri Guaii
8 Pomara Fifth
9 Aubrey Haive
10 Kween Kong

Sausage Sizzle! Photoshoot

Episode 2: "Cagey Queens"

Airdate: August 6, 2022

Synopsis: The queens are split into two groups before their acting chops are put to the test in original screenplay "Caged Queens" a prison-based dramedy.

DRDU2E2Judges

Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Lucy Lawless
  • Maxi Challenge: Act in the gritty prison drama "Caged Queens"
  • Runway Theme: Fly Girls
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Spankie Jackzon
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A luxury four-night stay at a Sofitel property
  • Bottom Two: Aubrey Haive and Kween Kong
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls
  • Eliminated: Aubrey Haive
  • Farewell Message: "Stay fag'edelic Babbies! ♡ Can't wait to see you all again! Love Aubrey (Audrey) Haive! xxx"

Caged Queens

Team 1
"Caged Queens"
Team 2
"Caged Queens 2:
Electric Timaru"
Contestant Role Contestant Role
Aubrey Haive Chantelle Beverly Kills Veggie
Hannah Conda Deidre Kween Kong Baby Bill
Minnie Cooper Dezerie Molly Poppinz Big Bev
Pomara Fifth Chiquita Spankie Jackzon Anoushka
Yuri Guaii Breathy

Episode 3: "A Bottomless Brunch"

Airdate: August 13, 2022

Synopsis: The queens pair up as they harness their hosting skills in a Drag Brunch style challenge.

DRDU2E3Judges

Episode 3 Judges

  • Special Guest: Chris Parker
  • Guest Judge: Urzila Carlson
  • Mini Challenge: Tools of the Trade: Guess which member of the Pit Crew is packing each tool.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Molly Poppinz
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $5,000 courtesy of Bonds
  • Maxi Challenge: Host a Down Under Drag Brunch in pairs
  • Runway Theme: Red for Filfth
  • Maxi Challenge Winners: Spankie Jackzon and Yuri Guaii
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 courtesy of The Star Sydney
  • Bottom Two: Beverly Kills and Pomara Fifth
  • Lip Sync Song: "Starstruck" by Years & Years ft. Kylie Minogue
  • Eliminated: Pomara Fifth
  • Farewell Message: "To my delicious pack of cunts: I'm going to miss you all so so so much. Ps: Watch your delivery Minnie. Love, Pomara"

Hosting Pairs

Pairing
Beverly Kills Pomara Fifth
Hannah Conda Molly Poppinz
Kween Kong Minnie Cooper
Spankie Jackzon Yuri Guaii

Episode 4: "Snatch Game"

Airdate: August 20, 2022

Synopsis: The queens have to impersonate celebrities in the legendary Snatch Game.

DRDU2E4Judges

Episode 4 Judges

  • Special Guest: Raven
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Cirque Du So-Gay
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Hannah Conda
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 courtesy of The Star Sydney
  • Bottom Two: Beverly Kills and Minnie Cooper
  • Lip Sync Song: "Dance in the Dark" by Lady Gaga
  • Eliminated: Minnie Cooper
  • Farewell Message: "Thank you Spanky Kong Yuri for being so Kind #love you The Coops xx"
Contestant Celebrity Impersonation Photo
Beverly Kills Val Garland BeverlySnatchGameLook
Hannah Conda Liza Minnelli HannahSnatchGameLook
Kween Kong NeNe Leakes KweenSnatchGameLook
Minnie Cooper Ellen DeGeneres MinnieSnatchGameLook
Molly Poppinz Orville Peck MollySnatchGameLook
Spankie Jackzon Barry Humphries SpankieSnatchGameLook
Yuri Guaii Courtney Love YuriSnatchGameLook


Episode 5: "Bosom Buddies"

Airdate: August 27, 2022

Synopsis: The queens have to choose their own teams as they write and record verses that throw shade to their own band members in this week’s girl group challenge.

DRDU2E5Judges

Episode 5 Judges

  • Special Guest: Sophie Monk
  • Mini Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Kween Kong
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A $2,500 gift card from Glitter Au Gogo
  • Maxi Challenge: Record vocals and perform in a girl group number for the original song "Bosom Buddies."
  • Runway Theme: Belts, Buckles and Chains
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Hannah Conda, Kween Kong and Spankie Jackzon
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2,000 and a year supply of tights courtesy of Snag Tights
  • Bottom Two: Molly Poppinz and Yuri Guaii
  • Lip Sync Song: "Chains - S&M Remix" by Tina Arena
  • Eliminated: Yuri Guaii
  • Farewell Message: "Live fast eat ass. Boo. xoxo Trish, Yuri. Spankie 4 the win!"

Girl Group Sing-Off

BAB'Z The Hung Divas
DU2GirlGroup1 Hannah Conda DU2GirlGroup2 Beverly Kills
Kween Kong Molly Poppinz
Spankie Jackzon Yuri Guaii

Episode 6: "Hometown Hunnies"

Airdate: September 3, 2022

Synopsis: The queens have to sell themselves while creating an advertisement that showcases the main tourist attractions of their hometowns.

DRDU2E6Judges

Episode 6 Judges

  • Special Guests: Samantha Harris & Suzanne Paul
  • Maxi Challenge: Create and star in a tourism campaign for their hometowns.
  • Runway Theme: Swimsuit Edition
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Hannah Conda
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2,000 giftcard courtesy of Shoe Me
  • Bottom Two: Beverly Kills and Kween Kong
  • Lip Sync Song: "The Beginning" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: Beverly Kills
  • Farewell Message: "Thank you for the love, friendship and memories. You're all bastards. KILLS xx P.S. #TeamSpankie"

Adverts

Contestant Advert Who Should Go Home Tonight?
Beverly Kills "Party City! Where You Belong" Kween Kong
Hannah Conda "Middle Perth – It's Not Perfect, But It's Hot!" Beverly Kills
Kween Kong "Kween Kong Island" Beverly Kills
Molly Poppinz "Newcastle Party Girls" Beverly Kills
Spankie Jackzon "It's Always Balmy in Palmy" Beverly Kills

Episode 7: "Drag Family Makeover"

Airdate: September 10, 2022

Synopsis: "The queens are challenged to transform a family of men into gorgeous glamazons."

DRDU2E7Judges

Episode 7 Judges

  • Special Guests: Murray Bartlett & Norvina
  • Maxi Challenge: Makeover a family of men.
  • Runway Theme: Opposites Attract
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Kween Kong
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Bottom Two: Hannah Conda and Molly Poppinz
  • Lip Sync Song: "Heartbreak In This City" by Steps ft. Michelle Visage
  • Eliminated: Molly Poppinz
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Makeover Pairs

Contestant Makeover Partner Drag Name
Hannah Conda Tony Helle Gator
Molly Poppinz Keelan Kandy Flippinz
Kween Kong Tyler Sister Kong
Spankie Jackzon Paul Flash Jackzon

Top Three of Season 2

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamHannahCondaDU2 3
(Eps. 4, 5, 6)
1
(Ep. 7)
TeamKweenKongDU2 2
(Ep. 5, 7)
2
(Eps. 2, 6)
TeamSpankieJackzonDU2 3
(Eps. 2, 3, 5)
1
(Ep. 1)

Episode 8: "Grand Finale"

Airdate: September 17, 2022

Synopsis: "The final three queens write and record their own verses to RuPaul’s “Who is She” as they prepare to perform on the mainstage for the last time, competing for the title of the Next Drag Superstar!"

DRDU2E8Judges

Episode 8 Judges

Gallery

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

Trivia

References

  1. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — September 9, 2021
  2. RuPaul's Drag Race Casting | rdrcasting.com
  3. Post by stanaustralia | Instagram — June 21, 2022
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Meet the Queens of ‘Drag Race Down Under’ Season 2 (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety — July 6, 2022
  5. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 2, Episode 1: "Grand Opening" | WOWPresents+ — July 30, 2022

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