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Tempest DuJour is a drag performer from Tucson, Arizona. She is one of the 14 contestants to compete on Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Drag Name Origin[]

"The name Tempest is an homage to my work as a theatrical designer where, I do a lot of Shakespeare. DuJour just felt dumb and campy."[2]

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics USA Season 7
Ranking: 14th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 1)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 1

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7[]

  • "Who's ready for some hot tuna casserole? 'Cause mama's home! Ahhh "gives birth". (Entrance quote).
  • "I'll trip a bitch, I'll cut up a bitch, I'll poison a bitch."
  • "You don't stop dreaming at a certain age!"
  • "Well I guess we know who's the bitch this season." (to Kandy Ho, supposedly edited out)
  • "I'm crowning right now."
  • "I don't know whether to cry or poop!" (said upon finding out she was cast for the show)
  • "Love yourself. Live your truth. You're never too old to dream!" (farewell message)


  • Tempest is a professor at the University of Arizona's School of Theatre, Film, and Television for Costume Design.[3]
  • Tempest was once in a near-fatal car accident that almost severed one of her legs.[4]
  • Tempest has two adopted children.[5]
  • She is the second oldest queen to compete on Drag Race after Charlie Hides. She is only seven years younger than RuPaul.
  • Tempest is the first and only contestant to sashay away more than once (two times) without ever returning to the competition (she was eliminated on episode 1 but also got to sashay away next to Jaidynn Diore Fierce on episode 8).
  • The morning after her elimination, she posted the film short "Tempest DuJour's Very Bad Day" on YouTube, ending with her in bed, binging on pills and wine and watching her own elimination scene again and again.[6]
  • Tempest has attended every season finale since her own season.
  • Tempest played a character named "Queen ZaZa" in the film "Cherry Pop". The film also features Bob The Drag Queen, Detox, Mayhem Miller and Latrice Royale.
  • In 2016, Tempest won the Miss Gay Tucson pageant, a preliminary pageant to Miss Gay America.[7]
  • Tempest allegedly said "Well I guess we know who the bitch this season is" directly after Kandy Ho asked about her age.[8]
  • Had Tempest reached the Season 7 Snatch Game, she intended to play Big Ang, a role which was in fact taken by Pearl.[9]


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Looks[]

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