The Werk Room prior to Season 10.

The Werk Room is a room on RuPaul's Drag Race where contestants perform mini-challenges, and prepare for or work on main challenges and runway presentations. This is where contestants put together and create costumes, apply wigs and make-up, and prepare for the day's main challenges and elimination ceremonies. The room has changed several times throughout the duration of the show, most notably on Season 10.

The Werk Room

Season 1

Season 1 Werk Room

When the first season premiered, the work room was very basic and fairly small. There was a total of 9 workstations and tables with sewing machines. There was also a television where RuPaul first announced the start of the race.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Shannel 1
2 Nina Flowers 2
3 Rebecca Glasscock 3
4 Ongina 4
5 Victoria Parker 5
6 Akashia 6
7 Tammie Brown 7
8 Jade 8
9 BeBe Zahara Benet 9

Season 2

The Werk Room changed drastically from the previous season. They added doors, brick walls, bigger workstations and more tables with sewing machines. The room was also expanded. The biggest change was the color and of course the design. The aesthetic became pink and black/white, as opposed to the previous orange and white.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Nicole Paige Brooks 10
2 Shangela 11
3 Raven 12
4 Jujubee 13
5 Sahara Davenport 14
6 Morgan McMichaels 15
7 Mystique Summers Madison 16
8 Jessica Wild 17
9 Sonique 18
10 Tatianna 19
11 Pandora Boxx 20
12 Tyra Sanchez 21

Season 3

There were no major changes, except for the premiere episode, where they added Christmas decorations.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Delta Work 22
2 Carmen Carrera 23
3 Phoenix 24
4 Manila Luzon 25
5 Stacy Layne Matthews 26
6 Venus D-Lite 27
7 Yara Sofia 28
8 Mariah 29
9 Alexis Mateo 30
10 India Ferrah 31
11 Mimi Imfurst 32
12 Raja 33
13 Shangela N/A

Season 4

The gray entrance door was switched to a pink doorway.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Willam 34
2 Lashauwn Beyond 35
3 Jiggly Caliente 36
4 Phi Phi O'Hara 37
5 Madame LaQueer 38
6 Milan 39
7 Alisa Summers 40
8 Dida Ritz 41
9 The Princess 42
10 Kenya Michaels 43
11 Chad Michaels 44
12 Sharon Needles 45
13 Latrice Royale 46

All Stars 1

In the first episode, the Pit Crew brought in a stand with pictures for the queens to choose their teammate. 

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Pandora Boxx 1
2 Latrice Royale 2
3 Yara Sofia 3
4 Shannel 4
5 Raven 5
6 Alexis Mateo 6
7 Chad Michaels 7
8 Manila Luzon 8
9 Mimi Imfurst 9
10 Nina Flowers 10
11 Jujubee 11
12 Tammie Brown 12

Season 5

The floor color was changed from gray to light pink. A neon pink LED lip symbol was also added to the entrance.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Detox 47
2 Roxxxy Andrews 48
3 Jade Jolie 49
4 Serena Cha Cha 50
5 Alyssa Edwards 51
6 Jinkx Monsoon 52
7 Penny Tration 53
8 Vivienne Pinay 54
9 Alaska 55
10 Honey Mahogany 56
11 Ivy Winters 57
12 Monica Beverly Hillz 58
13 Lineysha Sparx 59
14 Coco Montrese 60

Season 6

The pink LED lip symbol was adjusted to a red color, as well as the pink paneling in the doorway, which was also changed to a bright red. Artwork of RuPaul was also added over the entrance way.

Werk Room Order

Group 1

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Adore Delano 61
2 BenDeLaCreme 62
3 Gia Gunn 63
4 Laganja Estranja 64
5 April Carrión 65
6 Kelly Mantle 66
7 Vivacious 67

Group 2

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Bianca Del Rio 68
2 Trinity K. Bonet 69
3 Joslyn Fox 70
4 Milk 71
5 Magnolia Crawford 72
6 Courtney Act 73
7 Darienne Lake 74

Season 7

A white shelf addition was placed in the Werk Room, containing RuPaul statuettes, which each queen would take with them upon being eliminated. An LED "WERK" sign was also placed behind the doorway.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Miss Fame 75
2 Ginger Minj 76
3 Jaidynn Diore Fierce 77
4 Violet Chachki 78
5 Max 79
6 Katya 80
7 Jasmine Masters 81
8 Mrs. Kasha Davis 82
9 Trixie Mattel 83
10 Kandy Ho 84
11 Pearl 85
12 Kennedy Davenport 86
13 Sasha Belle 87
14 Tempest DuJour 88

Season 8

There were no major changes to the Werk Room itself. However, a confessional room, called the Shade Tree, was added, in which queens could share their innermost secrets and thoughts.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Naomi Smalls 89
2 Cynthia Lee Fontaine 90
3 Dax ExclamationPoint 91
4 Naysha Lopez 92
5 Acid Betty 93
6 Robbie Turner 94
7 Kim Chi 95
8 Thorgy Thor 96
9 Bob the Drag Queen 97
10 Laila McQueen 98
11 Chi Chi DeVayne 99
12 Derrick Barry 100

All Stars 2

The Untucked and Reunion special took place in the Werk Room with white couches and most of the lights turned off.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Katya 13
2 Detox 14
3 Alyssa Edwards 15
4 Phi Phi O'Hara 16
5 Ginger Minj 17
6 Roxxxy Andrews 18
7 Coco Montrese 19
8 Alaska 20
9 Tatianna 21
10 Adore Delano 22

Season 9

A large wax statue of RuPaul was added to the Werk Room, as well as a large lamp next to it.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Peppermint 101
2 Valentina 102
3 Eureka O’Hara 103
4 Charlie Hides 104
5 Farrah Moan 105
6 Sasha Velour 106
7 Alexis Michelle 107
8 Shea Couleé 108
9 Trinity Taylor 109
10 Kimora Blac 110
11 Jaymes Mansfield 111
12 Nina Bo'nina Brown 112
13 Aja 113
14 Cynthia Lee Fontaine[1] N/A

All Stars 3

The Untucked took place in the Werk Room with white couches and most of the lights turned off.

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Trixie Mattel 23
2 Milk 24
3 Chi Chi DeVayne 25
4 Thorgy Thor 26
5 Morgan McMichaels 27
6 Aja 28
7 BenDeLaCreme 29
8 Kennedy Davenport 30
9 Shangela 31
10 BeBe Zahara Benet 32

Season 10

The Werk Room has had its biggest overhaul since Season 2. The Werk Room now has a red theme rather than a pink theme.

Season 10 Werkroom

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Eureka O’Hara N/A
2 Asia O'Hara 114
3 Miz Cracker 115
4 Yuhua Hamasaki 116
5 Blair St. Clair 117
6 Monét X Change 118
7 Kameron Michaels 119
8 Mayhem Miller 120
9 Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams 121
10 Monique Heart 122
11 Dusty Ray Bottoms 123
12 The Vixen 124
13 Vanessa Vanjie Mateo 125
14 Aquaria 126

All Stars 4

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Monique Heart 33
2 Trinity The Tuck 34
3 Naomi Smalls 35
4 Monét X Change 36
5 Gia Gunn 37
6 Farrah Moan 38
7 Jasmine Masters 39
8 Valentina 40
9 & 10 Latrice Royale & Manila Luzon N/A

Season 11

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Vanessa Vanjie Mateo N/A
2 Nina West 127
3 Shuga Cain 128
4 Plastique Tiara 129
5 Mercedes Iman Diamond 130
6 Scarlet Envy 131
7 Honey Davenport 132
8 A'keria Chanel Davenport 133
9 Yvie Oddly 134
10 Silky Nutmeg Ganache 135
11 Brooke Lynn Hytes 136
12 Ariel Versace 137
13 Ra'jah O'Hara 138
14 Kahanna Montrese 139
15 Soju 140

Season 12

Werk Room Order

Group 1

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Brita 141
2 Nicky Doll 142
3 Widow Von'Du 143
4 Jackie Cox 144
5 Heidi N Closet 145
6 Gigi Goode 146
7 Crystal Methyd 147

Group 2

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Rock M. Sakura 148
2 Dahlia Sin 149
3 Sherry Pie 150
4 Jan 151
5 Jaida Essence Hall 152
6 Aiden Zhane 153

All Stars 5

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Shea Couleé 41
2 Miz Cracker 42
3 Alexis Mateo N/A
4 Blair St. Clair 43
5 Mariah Balenciaga 44
6 India Ferrah 45
7 Jujubee N/A
8 Derrick Barry 46
9 Mayhem Miller 47
10 Ongina 48

Season 13

The Werk Room got a complete overhaul due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It got an expansion, with there being more mirrors at the wall and more space. The floor also received a change, with it now having different coloured rectangles heading towards the center. The television is now bigger and has moved from one of the pillars to one of the walls, with it switching between RuPaul's announcements and RuPaul's Promo for All Stars 5. Two strips of lights have also been added to each side of the entrance.

Season 13 Werkroom

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Kandy Muse 154
2 Joey Jay 155
3 Denali 156
4 LaLa Ri 157
5 Symone 158
6 Tamisha Iman 159
7 Gottmik 160
8 Utica Queen 161
9 Rosé 162
10 Olivia Lux 163
11 Tina Burner 164
12 Kahmora Hall 165
13 Elliott with 2 Ts 166

Season 1

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Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Dearis Doll 1
2 Natalia Pliacam 2
3 Meannie Minaj 3
4 Amadiva 4
5 B Ella 5
6 Petchra 6
7 JAJA 7
8 Morrigan 8
9 Année Maywong 9
10 Bunny Be Fly 10

Season 2

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Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Miss Gimhuay 11
2 Mocha Diva 12
3 Katy Killer 13
4 Bandit 14
5 Maya B'Haro 15
6 Kandy Zyanide 16
7 Srimala 17
8 Silver Sonic 18
9 M Stranger Fox 19
10 Genie 20
11 Angele Anang 21
12 Tormai 22
13 Vanda Miss Joaquim 23
14 Kana Warrior 24

Holi-Slay Spectacular

The Werk Room had a Christmas overhaul. The Werk Room was full of Christmas decor.

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Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Trixie Mattel 1
2 Latrice Royale 2
3 Eureka 3
4 Mayhem Miller 4
5 Sonique 5
6 Kim Chi 6
7 Jasmine Masters 7
8 Shangela 8

Season 1

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Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Baga Chipz 1
2 Blu Hydrangea 2
3 Divina De Campo 3
4 Crystal 4
5 Sum Ting Wong 5
6 Cheryl Hole 6
7 Gothy Kendoll 7
8 Vinegar Strokes 8
9 Scaredy Kat 9
10 The Vivienne 10

Season 2

Werk Room Order

Season # Contestant Series #
1 Lawrence Chaney 11
2 Cherry Valentine 12
3 Tia Kofi 13
4 Bimini Bon-Boulash 14
5 Ginny Lemon 15
6 Ellie Diamond 16
7 Sister Sister 17
8 Tayce 18
9 Joe Black 19
10 Veronica Green 20
11 Asttina Mandella 21
12 A'Whora 22

Season 1

Werk Room Order

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Season # Contestant Series #
1 Priyanka 1
2 Ilona Verley 2
3 Kiara 3
4 Juice Boxx 4
5 Anastarzia Anaquway 5
6 Lemon 6
7 Scarlett BoBo 7
8 Kyne 8
9 BOA 9
10 Rita Baga 10
11 Jimbo 11
12 Tynomi Banks 12

Season 1

Werk Room Order

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Season # Contestant Series #
1 Miss Abby OMG 1
2 ChelseaBoy 2
3 Janey Jacké 3
4 Megan Schoonbrood 4
5 Madame Madness 5
6 Roem 6
7 Sederginne 7
8 Ma'Ma Queen 8
9 Patty Pam-Pam 9
10 Envy Peru 10

Trivia

Videos

  1. Although Cynthia did not enter the werkroom in the beginning of the premiere episode. She was shown to the cast at the end of Episode 1 and revealed at the beginning of Episode 2
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