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Violet Chachki is the stage name of Jason Dardo, a drag queen, performer, model, content creator, and the Season 7 winner of RuPaul's Drag Race.

After winning her season, Chachki became even more famous for touring around the world doing aerial and/or burlesque performances, modeling and working with Dita Von Teese, Prada, Moschino, Vogue, etc.[1]

Name Origin

Originally named Blair, Violet, after watching the 1996 movie Bound, changed it. She was inspired by the devious, sensual and mysterious character "Violet", played by Jennifer Tilly. "Chachki" it's a slang spelling of "tchotchke", a Yiddish word for a strictly decorative small collectible item, such as a trinket, also used as a compliment for a pretty girl or woman.[1]

Drag Family

Violet has 2 drag mothers: Genre Monster (a fashion designer and retired drag queen), and the Season 8 contestant Dax ExclamationPoint. She also has a drag sister called Brigitte Bidet.[2]

RuPaul's Drag Race

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Violet during Season 8's finale

Violet Chachki
Season Competed: Season 7
Ranking: 1st
(Winner)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 10)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times High: (Eps. 2, 8)
Main Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 1, 10, 11)
Times Low: (Eps. 5, 9)
Times in Bottom 2: 0
Episode Eliminated: N/A

Initially unpopular amongst the other Season 7 contestants due to her snobbish attitude, Violet was frequently picked last for team challenges. She had some struggle with acting, and comedy challenges but always was close to win or actually won fashion, and performative challenges (as in Episode 2, "Glamazonian Airways", in which was named as one of the Top 3).

Just like Ginger Minj, Violet won 3 main challenges (in Episode 1 "Born Naked", teamed with Katya on Episode 10 "Prancing Queens", and Episode 11 "Hello, Kitty Girls!"), but she was the only one who didn't have to compete in a lip sync not to be eliminated during Season 7. These facts, her eye-catching looks, and unshakeable confidence made Chachki, in Episode 14, "Reunited", be the 7th crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar".

Memorable Quotes

Season 7

  • "Ooh lala lalala." (entrance quote)
  • "I am one-of-a-kind collectible."
  • "I've seen Miss Fame's work. I'm pretty impressed but... not that impressed."
  • "No one says that, but yes." (to Jasmine Masters, after she said "hot-lanta" referring to Atlanta)
  • "Being able to serve 2 looks in 1 is... a talent."
  • "I hate Michelle Visage! [...] She probably has a bigger man body than I do without her implants."
  • "Ew, Michelle!"
  • "Obviously the internet happened, [RuPaul| Ru]. I don't known if you heard of it."
  • "I get it, I'm a bitch." (said on Episode 5's Untucked)
  • "Always bitchy, never butchy."
  • "She looks like Tony The Tiger on crack." (referring to Kennedy Davenport's "Death Becomes Her" runway look)
  • "I'm sitting on it." (as Alyssa Edwards on "Snatch Game", answering what's Alyssa's secret)
  • "You amost got me there, bitch!" (as Alyssa Edwards on "Snatch Game")
  • "Pain is beauty, and I'm the prettiest."
  • "SHOW US YOUR DICK!" (to Trixie Mattel)
  • "I'm not not a dancer, but I'm not a dancer."
  • "YAAAAAAS! COME THROUGH!"
  • "I love everyone here, you know? But a love myself a lot more." (said on Episode 12's Untucked)

Extras

  • "Boner killer." (said on Season 8's premiere, referring to Naomi Smalls' toes coming out of her heels)
  • "You could never." (said on Werq the World)

Trivia

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  • Violet Chachki studied at a rigorous Atlanta Catholic school, and later was enrolled at SCAD Atlanta for fashion design but dropped out to focus on drag (what she has been doing since 2011)[1];
  • Chachki's favorite songs to perform are from Kylie Minogue, and Lana Del Rey[3]
  • Her favorite TV series are Forensic Files, Sex and the City, and SpongeBob SquarePants[4];
  • Her waist can be cinched to 45,72 cm (18");
  • She was the 1st drag queen to ever front a major lingerie campaign[1];
  • She was the 1st international drag queen to perform in India[5];
  • In 2014, she posed for the cover art of Flying Lotus aka Captain Murphy's single "Cosplay" for Adult Swim[1];
  • In 2019, she teamed up with perfume brand Hectic Parfum and released the perfume "Dirty Violet"[6];
  • She has a short past in pornography under the name "Frankie Malone", much like Jade Jolie, and Detox[7];
  • For nudity, she caused quite a stir in 2013 when explicit photos of her were shown on Atlanta's "Legendary Children" photo exhibition[1], and in 2019, when she posed along with 10-years-old drag queen Lactacia only tucked[8];
  • Season 10 winner Aquaria, and her were the 1st drag queens to ever walk Met Gala's red carpet[1];
  • There's a rumor she stole Season 4 winner Sharon Needles crown[9];
  • Prior to Season 7, she worked in a pizzeria, as well as a dominatrix, while doing drag in a way that secured her a few titles in Atlanta, Georgia[10];
  • The suitcase she was carrying during Season 7 Episode 2's "Jet Set Eleganza" runway was packed full of dildo's and fetish gear. She intended to have it all bust out at the end of the runway but got axed last minute because it was a shortened runway sequence[11];
  • Like Roxxxy Andrews, she has the longest gap between challenge wins, both taking 9 episodes to win their 2nd challenge; 
  • She's currently the only main series season winner to win 2 consecutive challenges; 
  • Fellow Season 7 contestant Max and her were the 1st contestants to impersonate alumni on "Snatch Game". She portrayed Alyssa Edwards from Season 5 and All Stars 2 even though, her original plan was to play the fashion designer Donatella Versace; 
  • She's the 2nd youngest Season 7 contestant, being only 11 days older than youngest, Max; 
  • Her statistics throughout Season 7 are very similar to Aquaria's. She was safe from 4 and Aquaria for 5 challenges, both never landed in the Bottom 2, were at the Bottom 3 twice, won 3 challenges, won the ball challenge, won the last challenge, and were crowned "America’s Next Drag Superstar" at age 22, being the 2nd youngest winners after Season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez, who won at age 21.

Gallery

Season 7 Looks

Season 8 Looks

Discography

EPs

  • Gagged (Tracklist: 1. "Bettie"; 2. "Harlequin"; 3. "La Petite Mort"; 4. "Vanguard"; 5. "Show Off"). (2015)

Non-Album Singles

  • "A Lot More Me". (2018)

Appearances

  • "Drop That Pimp" ft. Violet Chachki & Miles Davis Moody, by RuPaul. (2015)
  • "Get Ready to Clock" by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 7. (2015)
  • "Poo" by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 7. (2015)
  • "I Run the Runway" ft. Violet Chachki, by Miss Fame. (2015)
  • "The Night Before Christmas" from Christmas Queens. (2015)
  • "Rim" ft. Violet Chachki & Aquaria, by Brooke Candy. (2019)

Filmography

Movies / Documentaries

  • Queer Moxie, as herself. (2016)

TV

  • RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 7 as herself/contestant. (2015)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 8 as herself. (2015)

Web Series

  • Untucked, on Season 7 as herself. (2015) 
  • Transformations, as herself. (2015)
  • The Pit Stop, as herself. (2017)
  • Fashion Photo RuView, as herself. (2018)
  • Iconic with Brad Goreski, as herself. (2018)
  • Violet Chachki YouTube channel's series Digital Drag, Runway Rewind, and Violet Does
  • His Vintage Touch with Tony Medina, as herself. (2019-)
  • Werq the World, as herself. (2019)
  • Shop Like a Queen, as herself. (2019)
  • Werq the World, as herself. (2019)
  • Huda Boss, on Season 2 Episode 4 as herself. (2019)
  • Get Ready with Me, as herself. (2019)

Music Videos

  • "Drop That Pimp" ft. Violet Chachki & Miles Davis Moody, by RuPaul. (2015)
  • "Get Ready to Clock" by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 7. (2015)
  • "Born Naked (Stadium Remix)" by RuPaul. (2015)
  • "Bettie". (2015)
  • "Vanguard". (2015)
  • "Do It Like Miley" ft. Alaska by Team Heartbreak. (2015)
  • "I Run the Runway" ft. Violet Chachki, by Miss Fame. (2015)
  • "All the Rage" by Allie X. (2015)
  • "A Lot More Me". (2018)
  • "I Don't Wanna Brag" by Aja. (2018)
  • "Mine" by Alice Glass. (2018)

Advertising Campaigns

  • #CreateYourStyle by Schwarzkopf. (2018)
  • Neon Dream by Prada. (2018)
  • Sublime Perfection by Pat McGrath Labs. (2019)
  • Oops! I LaLiT Again! by The LaLiT London. (2019)

Tours

Headlining

  • A Lot More Me (World, 2019-)

Supporting

References

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