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The first edition of RuPaul's Drag Race vs The World was officially announced by World of Wonder on December 21, 2021.[1] It was announced that nine queens from around the Drag Race Franchise would compete in the series, with the UK being the debut host nation.[1]

On January 17, 2022, the cast was revealed, with 9 contestants from across the Drag Race Franchise with a theme of Glamazon Warrior.[2] Nations featured in the debut season include Canada, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, the United States, and Thailand.

The first-ever Queen of the Mothertucking World was Blu Hydrangea, while Mo Heart placed as a runner-up and Baga Chipz and Jujubee placed 3rd/4th. Blu won a crown and scepter from Fierce! Drag Jewels and an all-expenses paid trip to Hollywood to record a duet with RuPaul.

Contestants

UKvsTW2022Cast NoLogo.jpg

(Stage names and ages stated from during time of contest)

Contestant Photo Real Name Age Original
Season(s)
Original
Rank(s)
UK vs The
World Outcome
UK Flag.png Blu Hydrangea BluHydrangeaUKvsTW.jpeg Joshua Cargill[3] 25 UK
Season 1
5th Place
(Miss C.)
1st Place
(Winner)
USA Flag.png Mo Heart MoHeartUKvsTW.jpeg Kevin Richardson[4] 34 US
Season 10
8th Place 2nd Place
(Runner-Up)
All Stars 4 3rd/4th Place
UK Flag.png Baga Chipz BagaChipzUKvsTW.jpeg Mark Botfield[5] 31 UK
Season 1
3rd Place 3rd/4th Place
USA Flag.png Jujubee JujubeeUKvsTW.jpeg Airline Inthyrath[6] 36 US
Season 2
3rd Place 3rd/4th Place
(Miss C.)
All Stars 1 3rd/4th Place
All Stars 5 2nd/3rd Place
(Runner-Up)
Netherlands Flag.png Janey Jacké JaneyJackéUKvsTW.jpeg Justin Mooijer[7] 28 Holland
Season 1
2nd Place
(Runner-Up)
5th Place
(Miss C.)
Thailand Flag.png Pangina Heals PanginaHealsUKvsTW.jpeg Pan Pan Narkprasert[8] 32 Thailand
Season 1
Co-Host 6th Place
Thailand
Season 2
Canada Flag.png Jimbo JimboUKvsTW.jpeg James Insell[9] 37 Canada
Season 1
4th Place 7th Place
UK Flag.png Cheryl Hole CherylHoleUKvsTW.jpeg Luke Underwood[10] 27 UK
Season 1
4th Place 8th Place
(Miss C.)
Canada Flag.png Lemon LemonUKvsTW.jpeg Christopher Elliott Baptista[11] 25 Canada
Season 1
5th Place 9th Place

Contestants Progress

Rank Contestant Photo Original
Season(s)
Original
Rank(s)
Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6
Talent
Show
Ball Rusical Snatch
Game
Rumix Grand
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Blu Hydrangea BluHydrangeaUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg UK Season 1 5th HIGH SAFE SAFE WIN BTM3 WINNER
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Mo Heart MoHeartUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg Season 10 8th SAFE HIGH LOW BTM4 WIN LOST
3RD
ROUND
All Stars 4 3rd/4th
3rd/4th
(Miss Congeniality)
Jujubee JujubeeUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg Season 2 3rd SAFE BTM2 BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM4 WIN LOST
2ND
ROUND
All Stars 1 3rd/4th
All Stars 5 2nd/3rd
3rd/4th Baga Chipz BagaChipzUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg UK Season 1 3rd HIGH SAFE SAFE WIN BTM3 LOST
1ST
ROUND
5th
(Miss Congeniality)
Janey Jacké JaneyJackéUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg Holland
Season 1
2nd BTM2 WIN WIN BTM4 ELIM GUEST
6th Pangina Heals PanginaHealsUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg Thailand
Season 1
Co-Host WIN HIGH WIN ELIM GUEST
Thailand
Season 2
7th Jimbo JimboUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg Canada
Season 1
4th WIN WIN ELIM GUEST
8th
(Miss Congeniality)
Cheryl Hole CherylHoleUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg UK Season 1 4th SAFE ELIM GUEST
9th Lemon LemonUKvsTWMiniPromo.jpeg Canada
Season 1
5th ELIM GUEST
The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World (2022).
The contestant lost the third lip-sync round.
The contestant lost the second lip-sync round.
The contestant lost the first lip-sync round.
The contestant was in the Top 2, won the Lip Sync for the World, and earned a golden RuPeter Badge.
The contestant was in the Top 2 but did not win the Lip Sync for the World.
The contestant received positive critiques, but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant received negative critiques, but was not up for elimination.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, but was not eliminated.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, and was eliminated by the Lip Sync for the World winner.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.

Top 2 Lipstick Choices

Episode # Winner Choice Loser Choice
1 Pangina Lemon Jimbo Janey
2 Janey Cheryl Jimbo Jujubee
3 Pangina Jimbo Janey Jujubee
4 Blu Pangina Baga Pangina
5 Jujubee Janey Mo Janey

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
1 1 Global Glamazons February 1, 2022
2 2 RuPaul Ball February 8, 2022
3 3 West End Wendys February 15, 2022
4 4 Snatch Game - UK vs The World Season 1 February 22, 2022
5 5 Semifinals - UK vs The World Season 1 March 1, 2022
6 6 Grand Finale - UK vs The World Season 1 March 8, 2022

Episode 1: "Global Glamazons"

Airdate: February 1, 2022

Synopsis:

Nine legendary Drag Race queens from around the world enter the Werkroom prepared for fierce battle as they compete for the much coveted title of “Queen of the Mothertucking World.

In this opening episode, head judge supremo, RuPaul introduces the global glamazons to each other for the first time and gives them their first challenge - to stage their very own Royal Command performance.

Spice Girls legend, Mel C, joins the judging panel as the first queen departs the competition.

Nine legendary Drag Race queens from around the world enter the Werkroom to compete for the coveted title of Queen of the Mothertucking World.

In this opening episode, head judge RuPaul introduces the global glamazons to each other for the first time and sets them their first challenge - to stage their very own royal command performance. With their future in the competition already on the line, each queen is keen to impress as they perform in a talent show fit for a queen.

Spice Girls legend Mel C joins Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel, as the first queen departs the competition.

Nine Drag Race legends from around the world vie for the title of Queen of the Mothertucking World. Mel C joins the judges as the global glamazons stage their very own royal command performance.

Episode 1 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Melanie C
  • Maxi Challenge: Talent Show
  • Runway Theme: I'm A Winner, Baby!
  • Top Two: Jimbo and Pangina Heals
  • Lip Sync Song: "Say You'll Be There" by Spice Girls
  • Lip Sync Winner: Pangina Heals
  • Lip Sync Prize: Golden RuPeter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Lemon and Janey Jacké
  • Eliminated: Lemon
  • Farewell Message: "Love you All not a bitter Lemon see you on tour xoxo Lemon"

Entrance Order

1 Baga Chipz
2 Blu Hydrangea
3 Cheryl Hole
4 Janey Jacké
5 Jimbo
6 Lemon
7 Pangina Heals
8 Mo Heart
9 Jujubee

Talent Show Performances

Contestant Performance Photo
Lemon Lip Sync Performance LemonUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg
Mo Heart Live Singing MoHeartUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg
Janey Jacké Lip Sync / Dance Performance JaneyJackéUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg
Baga Chipz Live Singing BagaChipzUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg
Jimbo Comedy Performance JimboUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg
Cheryl Hole Lip Sync Performance CherylHoleUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg
Jujubee Live Singing JujubeeUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg
Pangina Heals Lip Sync Performance PanginaHealsUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg
Blu Hydrangea Lip Sync Performance BluHydrangeaUKvsTW1TalentShowLook.jpeg

Episode 2: "RuPaul Ball"

Airdate: February 8, 2022

Synopsis:

The fierce International Drag Race competition to be crowned Queen of the Mothertucking World continues, and this week it’s the RuPaul Ball! In a celebration of “all things RuPaul” the queens must serve three looks on the runway - including an outfit they must create from scratch that Mama Ru herself would want to wear.

Bafta winning comedy star Daisy May Cooper joins the judging panel as another queen sashays away.

The fierce international Drag Race competition continues, and this week it’s the RuPaul Ball! In a celebration of all things RuPaul, the queens must serve three looks on the runway, including an outfit they must create from scratch that Mama Ru herself would want to wear.

Bafta-winning comedy star Daisy May Cooper joins Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel as another queen sashays away.

Daisy May Cooper joins RuPaul on the judging panel as the international queens face a daunting design challenge - to create a dress that Mama Ru herself might want to wear.

Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Daisy May Cooper
  • Maxi Challenge: Serve three looks on the RuPaul Ball, including an outfit from scratch that RuPaul herself would want to wear
  • Runway Themes: Kitty Girl, Butch Queen & You Wear It Well
  • Top Two: Janey Jacké and Jimbo
  • Lip Sync Song: "Supermodel (El Lay Toya Jam)" by RuPaul
  • Lip Sync Winner: Janey Jacké
  • Lip Sync Prize: Golden RuPeter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Cheryl Hole and Jujubee
  • Eliminated: Cheryl Hole
  • Farewell Message: "I wasn't threatened Still not FRETEND! Love you divas! ♡ XOXO Cheryl hole P.S going for that piss now!"

Episode 3: "West End Wendys"

Airdate: February 15, 2022

Synopsis:

The fierce international competition to be crowned Queen of the Mothertucking World continues. Seven global glamazons remain, and this week the pressure amplifies as their stage presence, singing, and dancing skills are seriously tested in a celebration of musical theatre, with the queens performing West End Wendys - The Rusical.

Bridgerton star and Olivier Award winner, Jonathan Bailey joins the judging panel as another queen sashays away.

The fierce international competition to be crowned Queen of the Mothertucking World continues.

Seven global glamazons remain, and this week the pressure amplifies, as their stage presence and their singing and dancing skills are seriously tested in a celebration of musical theatre. The queens are performing West End Wendys - The Rusical.

Bridgerton star and Olivier Award winner Jonathan Bailey joins RuPaul on the judging panel alongside Michelle Visage and Graham Norton as another queen sashays away.

Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey joins RuPaul as guest judge as the international queens are tasked with an all-singing, all-dancing West End Rusical challenge.

Episode 3 Judges

  • Special Guest: Johannes Radebe
  • Guest Judge: Jonathan Bailey
  • Mini Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Jujubee
  • Maxi Challenge: West End Wendys - The Rusical
  • Runway Theme: Dot Dot Dot
  • Top Two: Janey Jacké and Pangina Heals
  • Lip Sync Song: "We like to Party! (The Vengabus)" by Vengaboys
  • Lip Sync Winner: Pangina Heals
  • Lip Sync Prize: Golden RuPeter Badge
  • Bottom Two: Jimbo and Jujubee
  • Eliminated: Jimbo
  • Farewell Message: "MY NAME IS PANGINA AND I'M A STUPID IDIOT. P.S. I LOVE YOU ALL P.P.S. EXCEPT JIMBO.

West End Wendys: The Comeback

Contestant Role
Name Parodied Character Description Song Photo
Pangina Heals Widdle Orphan Fannie Annie Bennett
(Annie)
A former child star whose tomorrows don't look so bright "Oh What a Sad, Sad Life" PanginaHealsUKvsTWRusicalLook.jpg
Baga Chipz Tracy Fatberg Tracy Turnblad
(Hairspray)
The former 60's dancing star with a teeny addiction to hairspray "I Can't Give Up Hairspray" BagaChipzUKvsTWRusicalLook.jpg
Jujubee Lally Bowelz Sally Bowles
(Cabaret)
The irrepressible performer who's ready for another comeback, mama "Libellous With a Zee" JujubeeUKvsTWRusicalLook.jpg
Blu Hydrangea Mariah Gon Trappy Maria von Trapp
(The Sound of Music)
A nun with a dirty, dirty habit "Yodel-Ohhhhh" BluHydrangeaUKvsTWRusicalLook.jpg
Mo Heart Dr. Spank-N-Spurter Dr. Frank-N-Furter
(The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
A born-again virgin. Think... Michelle Visage "Born Again Virgin" MoHeartUKvsTWRusicalLook.jpg
Janey Jacké Meryl Streep Donna Sheridan-Carmichael
(Mamma Mia!)
The Hollywood megastar who can't say no "Overachiever" JaneyJackéUKvsTWRusicalLook.jpg
Jimbo Dodo the Dog Toto
(The Wizard of Oz)
A Kansas girl's former best friend, who's ready to take her hidden talents over the rainbow "Defying Dorothy" JimboUKvsTWRusicalLook.jpg

Episode 4: "Snatch Game - UK vs The World Season 1"

Airdate: February 22, 2022

Synopsis:

The fierce international competition to be crowned Queen of the Mothertucking World continues, and this week it’s the legendary Drag Race challenge: the Snatch Game...but with a twist! With iconic team captains, Katie Price and Michelle Visage at the helm, the queens showcase their best celebrity impressions and improv skills in an attempt to make Mama Ru laugh.

As another queen makes her exit, Radio One DJ Clara Amfo and actress Michelle Keegan join the judging panel. Who will sashay away this week?

The fierce international competition to be crowned Queen of the Mothertucking World continues, and this week it’s the legendary Drag Race challenge: the Snatch Game... but with a twist!

With iconic team captains Katie Price and Michelle Visage at the helm, the queens showcase their best celebrity impressions and improv skills in an attempt to make Mama Ru laugh.

As another queen makes her exit, Radio One DJ Clara Amfo and actress Michelle Keegan join RuPaul on the judging panel alongside Michelle Visage. Who will sashay away this week?

Katie Price joins the queens for a new take on the iconic Snatch Game challenge. Radio One DJ Clara Amfo and actress Michelle Keegan guest judge alongside Michelle Visage.

Episode 4 Judges

  • Special Guest: Katie Price
  • Guest Judges: Clara Amfo and Michelle Keegan
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Luck Be A Lady
  • Top Two: Baga Chipz and Blu Hydrangea
  • Lip Sync Song: "Let it Go" by Alexandra Burke
  • Lip Sync Winner: Blu Hydrangea
  • Lip Sync Prize: Golden RuPeter Badge
  • Bottom Four: Janey Jacké, Jujubee, Mo Heart and Pangina Heals
  • Eliminated: Pangina Heals
  • Farewell Message: "I love you all from the bottom of my ♡ ขอบคุณทุกคนที่รักปันค่ะ"

Snatch Game: Family Edition

Team Katie Price Team Michelle Visage
Contestant Character Image Contestant Character Image
Baga Chipz Kathy Bates
(as Annie Wilkes from Misery)
BagaChipzUKvsTW1SnatchGame.jpg Janey Jacké James Charles JaneyJackéUKvsTW1SnatchGame.jpg
Pangina Heals Mariah Carey PanginaHealsUKvsTW1SnatchGame.jpg Blu Hydrangea Mike Myers
(as Austin Powers from Austin Powers
and as Dr. Evil from Austin Powers)
BluHydrangeaUKvsTW1SnatchGame.jpg
Jujubee Cher JujubeeUKvsTW1SnatchGame.jpg Mo Heart Billy Porter
(as Pray Tell from Pose)
MoHeartUKvsTW1SnatchGame.jpg

Episode 5: "Semifinals - UK vs The World Season 1"

Airdate: March 1, 2022

Synopsis:

The fierce international competition to crown the Queen of the Mothertucking World reaches the nail biting semifinals! This week the queens are tasked with an all singing, all dancing challenge: performing their own version of one of RuPaul’s classic hits.

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall coaches the queens and then joins the judging panel as the fate of yet another queen is decided.

The fierce international competition to crown the Queen of the Mothertucking World reaches the nail biting semi-finals!

This week, the queens are tasked with an all-singing, all-dancing challenge: performing their own version of one of RuPaul’s classic hits. Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall coaches the queens as they record their vocals before joining RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as the fate of yet another queen is decided.

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall joins RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton on the judging panel as the queens take on an all-singing, all-dancing challenge.

Episode 5 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Jade Thirlwall
  • Maxi Challenge: Perform their own version of one of RuPaul's classic hits in an all-singing, all-dancing challenge
  • Runway Theme: Werk of Art
  • Top Two: Jujubee and Mo Heart
  • Lip Sync Song: "Toy" by Netta
  • Lip Sync Winner: Jujubee
  • Lip Sync Prize: Golden RuPeter Badge
  • Bottom Three: Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Janey Jacké
  • Eliminated: Janey Jacké
  • Farewell Message: "Life is one big f**king fantasy as long as you believe it! XOXO Janey 💘"

Living My Life in London

Contestant City
Baga Chipz Soho
Blu Hydrangea Belfast
Janey Jacké Amsterdam
Jujubee Boston
Mo Heart Hollywood

Top Four of UK vs The World

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamBagaUKvsTW1.jpg 1
(Ep. 4)
1
(Ep. 5)
TeamBluUKvsTW1.jpg 1
(Ep. 4)
1
(Ep. 5)
TeamJujubeeUKvsTW1.jpg 1
(Ep. 5)
3
(Eps. 2, 3, 4)
TeamMoUKvsTW1.jpg 1
(Ep. 5)
1
(Ep. 4)

Episode 6: "Grand Finale - UK vs The World Season 1"

Airdate: March 8, 2022

Synopsis:

It’s the grand finale! The UK hosted as nine legendary Drag Race queens from around the world entered the workroom to compete for the title of “Queen of the Mothertucking World”. Six weeks later, RuPaul is about to crown the winner. Which queen will be elevated to true legendary status and do their country proud?

For the first time in Drag Race UK herstory the finalists must battle it out in a Lip Sync Smackdown for the crown. Before they do, however, there’s some unfinished business to settle as the eliminated queens return for a final showdown.

It's the Grand Finale! The UK hosted as nine legendary Drag Race queens from around the world, entered the workroom to compete for the title of Queen of the World and now, six weeks later, RuPaul is about to crown his winner. Which queen will be elevated to true legendary status and do their country proud?

For the first time in Drag Race UK herstory, the finalists must battle it out in a Lip Sync Smackdown for the crown. Before they do, however, there's some unfinished business to settle as the eliminated queens return for a final showdown.

In Drag Race tradition, it's just family this week, with Michelle Visage and Graham Norton joining Ru on the judging panel.

The queens take on a Lip Sync Smackdown in the Grand Finale! Michelle Visage and Graham Norton are on hand as RuPaul crowns the first-ever Queen of the Mothertucking World.

Episode 6 Judges

  • Special Guests: Alan Carr, Billy Porter, Elton John and Naomi Campbell
  • Runway Theme: Grand Finale Eleganza Extravaganza
  • Lip Sync Pairs:
    • Baga Chipz vs Mo Heart
    • Blu Hydrangea vs Jujubee
  • Lip Sync Songs:
    • "Domino" by Jessie J (Baga Chipz vs Mo Heart)
    • "The Reflex" by Duran Duran (Blu Hydrangea vs Jujubee)
    • "Supernova" by Kylie Minogue (Blu Hydrangea vs Mo Heart)
  • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World (2022): Blu Hydrangea
  • Runner-Up: Mo Heart
  • Third/Fourth Place: Baga Chipz and Jujubee

Lip Sync for the Crown Bracket

  "Domino" / "The Reflex"     "Supernova"    
                           
  Mo Heart WIN  
  Baga Chipz LOSS        
        Blu Hydrangea WIN
        Mo Heart LOSS  
  Blu Hydrangea WIN    
  Jujubee LOSS  

Contestants' Votes for Miss Congeniality

Contestant Choice for
Miss Congeniality
Contestant Votes
Baga Chipz Jimbo Cheryl Hole 2
Blu Hydrangea Cheryl Hole
Cheryl Hole Pangina Heals Janey Jacké 2
Janey Jacké Jujubee
Jimbo Tiny Umbrella Jujubee 2
Jujubee Janey Jacké
Lemon Jujubee Jimbo 1
Mo Heart Janey Jacké
Pangina Heals Cheryl Hole Pangina Heals 1

Trivia

  • This is the first season...
    • to have queens from various Drag Race Franchise compete together.
    • to have a queen who was not a contestant on a regular series compete on an All Stars series, Pangina Heals.
    • to have a queen compete on three different Drag Race series, Jujubee and Mo Heart.
    • to have a three way tie for the unofficial title of the seasons Miss Congeniality, voted by PopBuzz.
    • to have the 3 Miss Congenialities all send each other home. Janey Jacke sent Cheryl Hole home, and Jujubee sent Janey home.

Gallery

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

References

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