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Violet Chachki is a drag queen, burlesque performer, aerial silks dancer, model, content creator, and the Season 7 winner of RuPaul's Drag Race.

After winning her season, Chachki embarked on a world tour, at which point she became even more famous for her on-stage aerial feats and suspended burlesque performances (often in minimal outfits), her modeling, impeccable fashion sense (and discerning eye for style), as well as working with Dita Von Teese, Prada, Moschino and Vogue, among others.[4]

Drag Name Origin[]

Violet was originally named "Blair"; after having watched the 1996 movie Bound, she renamed herself after the film’s sensual, dark character "Violet" (Jennifer Tilly). The surname "Chachki" is an anglicized or phonetic spelling of tchotchke, a Yiddish word used to name a strictly decorative, small collectible item. Additionally, the word can be used to describe a beautiful young lady; thus, ironically, Violet Chachki can be translated as a "violet-colored trinket".[4]

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics USA Season 7
Ranking: 1st Place
(Winner)
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 1, 10, 11)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 10)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 0
Episode Eliminated: N/A

Drag Family[]

Violet has a drag family originally out of Atlanta, Georgia, within which the most notable members are herself, her drag mothers, Genre Monster and Season 8 contestant Dax ExclamationPoint, and her drag sister, Brigitte Bidet.[5]

RuPaul's Drag Race[]

Initially unpopular amongst the other Season 7 contestants due to her younger age (22 years in 2014) and perceived “snobbish” attitude, Violet was frequently picked last for team challenges. She showed some uncertainty with acting or comedy challenges, but quickly was viewed as a stunning fashion queen to watch-out for—Violet frequently placed highly (or won) during challenges involving fashion or modeling. Nevertheless, in Episode 2 ("Glamazonian Airways") of Season 7, the entire ensemble of queens performed a several-minutes-long musical number, in which she placed in the Top 3; her comedic portrayal of Season 5 contestant Alyssa Edwards during “Snatch Game” (Episode 6) proved that Violet could be entertaining, and improvise jokes and comebacks, despite being unsure of her own comedy prowess at the time.

Just like fellow front-runner Ginger Minj, Violet won three important main challenges (the nude-illusion challenge on Episode 1’s "Born Naked"; paired with Katya on Episode 10’s "Prancing Queens"; and Episode 11’s Hello! Kitty themed runway, on "Hello, Kitty Girls!"). She was the only contestant on Season 7 who never placed in the bottom 2, thus she was never required to compete in a lip-sync battle nor was she at-risk of being eliminated. These facts, combined with her eye-catching looks, dry wit and unshakeable confidence, are all what ultimately won Violet Chachki the prize of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Her fellow Top Three runner-ups were Pearl and Ginger Minj. Chachki’s win was the series’ seventh crowning of a queen (Episode 14, "Reunited"), or the eighth, when considering Chad Michaels’ crowning win on the premiere season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (2012).

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7[]

  • "Ooh la la la la-la-la-la la." (entrance quote)
  • "I am a 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, Ru. I don't known if you heard of it."
  • "You don't like me! You really don't like me!" (her acceptance speech at the DESPY Awards)
  • "I get it, I'm a bitch." (said on Episode 5's Untucked)
  • "Always bitchy, never butchy."
  • "I'm numb from the waist down, tuck included."
  • "I really could die bitch, I'm giving you realness."
  • "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 almost got me there, bitch!" (to RuPaul, as Alyssa Edwards on "Snatch Game")
  • "A dance studio baby! Hashtag Beyond Belief!" (as Alyssa Edwards on "Snatch Game")
  • "Pain is beauty, and I'm the prettiest."
  • *coughs* "I think I swallowed a feather!"
  • "SHOW US YOUR DICK!" (to Trixie Mattel)
  • "I'm not not a dancer, but I'm not a dancer."
  • "I'm going to go smoke something...Meth." (during the Everybody Loves Puppets mini-challenge)
  • "YAAAAAAS! COME THROUGH!"
  • "Pearl is doing really well pilled out."
  • "I love everyone here, you know? But I love myself a lot more." (said on Episode 12's Untucked)
  • "Come through!" (Winner's acceptance speech)

Trivia[]

  • 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).[4]
  • Violet's favorite songs to perform are from Kylie Minogue and Lana Del Rey.[6]
  • Her favorite TV series are Forensic Files, Sex and the City, and SpongeBob SquarePants.[7]
  • Her waist can be cinched to 45.72 cm (18").
  • She was the first drag queen to ever front a major lingerie campaign.[4]
  • She was the first international drag queen to perform in India.[8]
  • In 2014, she posed for the cover art of Captain Murphy AKA Flying Lotus's single "Cosplay" for Adult Swim.[4]
  • In 2019, she teamed up with perfume brand Heretic Parfum and released the perfume "Dirty Violet".[9]
  • She has a short past in pornography under the name "Frankie Malone", much like Jade Jolie and Detox.[10]
  • For nudity, she caused controversy a couple times. For example, in 2013, when explicit photos of her were shown on Atlanta's "Legendary Children" photo exhibition.[4]
  • Season 10 winner Aquaria and her were the first drag queens to ever walk Met Gala’s red carpet.[4]
  • There's a rumor she stole Season 4 winner Sharon Needles crown.[11]
    • She later confirmed that while she was not the one who stole it, she did take photos with it.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • The suitcase she was carrying during Season 7 Episode 2's "Jet Set Eleganza" runway was packed full of dildos 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.[14]
  • Like Roxxxy Andrews on Season 5, she had the longest gap between Maxi Challenge wins, both taking 9 competitive episodes to win their second challenge. 
    • This was later broken by Season 15 contestant, Anetra, who took 10 competitive episodes to achieve their second win.
  • She was the first regular season winner to win 2 consecutive challenges.
  • She was the first regular season winner to have a shared win (with Katya)
  • Fellow Season 7 contestant Max and her were the first 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 the 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 the age 22, being the 2nd youngest winners after Season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez, who won at the age of 21.
  • Violet learned drag makeup from Miss Fame's YouTube videos.[12]
  • According to fellow castmate Trixie Mattel, Violet was an alternate for Season 7 and only added to the cast due to a queen dropping out, similar to Season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall.[15]
  • Violet hit 2 million followers on Instagram on August 3, 2021.
  • Violet has a Podcast With Gottmik called No Gorge.
  • Violet said that they brought another look for the "Ugliest Dress Ever" category but choose not wear because it "because is just not ugly enough!".[16]

Gallery[]

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RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 2[]

RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 2 Looks[]

Werq The World Live[]

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)
  • "Mistress Violet" ft. Allie X & Lecomte de Brégeot (2021)

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)
  • The Queens, as herself. (2019)
  • Fashion Babylon as herself (2022)

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. (2019-Present)
  • His Vintage Touch with Tony Medina, as herself. (2019-Present)
  • 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)
  • "Mistress Violet" ft. Allie X & Lecomte de Brégeot (2021)
  • "The Perfect Girl" by Mareux (2022)

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-Present)

Supporting[]

  • RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons (World, 2015-2016). (2016)
  • Werq the World Tour (World, 2017-Present). (2017-2019)

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