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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.[1]

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

Name Origin

Originally named Blair, Violet, after watching the 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.[2]

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.[3]

RuPaul's Drag Race


Violet during Season 8's finale

Violet Chachki
Season Competed: Season 7
Ranking: 1st


Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 10)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Main Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 1, 10, 11)
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 like on Episode 2, "Glamazonian Airways", in which was named as one of the Top 3.

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

Memorable Quotes

  • "Ooh lala lalala." (Season 7 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! [...] Has probably has a bigger man body than I do without her implants."
  • "Ew, Michelle!"
  • "I get it, I'm a bitch."
  • "Always bitchy, never butchy."
  • "She looks like Tony The Tiger on crack." (referring to Kennedy Davenport's "Death Becomes Her" runway look)
  • "You amost got me there, bitch!" (as Alyssa Edwards on "Snatch Game")
  • "Pain is beauty, and I'm the prettiest."
  • "I'm not not a dancer, but I'm not a dancer."
  • "Boner killer." (as a cameo on Season 8's Episode 1, referring to Naomi Smalls' toes coming out of her heels)


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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)[4];
  • When performing as a drag king, Chachki's known as "Victor Chachki";
  • Her favorite songs to perform are from Kylie Minogue, and Lana Del Rey[5]
  • Her favorite TV series are Forensic Files, Sex and the City, and SpongeBob SquarePants[6];
  • Her waist can be cinched to 18" (45,72 cm);
  • Photos of her, untucked, taken by Blake England were shown on the "Legendary Children" art show, which caused quite a stir[7];
  • Lucinda Bunnen (Godmother of Southern photography) featured a series of photos of her in a photo exhibit[8];
  • She posed on the cover of Flying Lotus aka Captain Murphy's single "Cosplay" for Adult Swim[9];
  • She has a short past in pornography under the name "Frankie Malone", much like Jade Jolie and Detox[10];
  • She's the 1st drag queen to ever front a major lingerie campaign [11], as well as RuPaul's Drag Race contestant and international drag queen to perform in India[12];
  • Season 10 winner Aquaria and her were the 1st drag queens to ever walk Met Gala's red carpet[13];
  • 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[14];
  • There's a rumor she stole Season 4 winner Sharon Needles crown[15];
  • The preview Season 7 trailer featured many of her runway looks; 
  • Her favorite past contestants are Season 3 winner Raja, and Season 5 runner-up / All Stars 2 winner Alaska
  • 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 an 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.


Season 7 Looks

Season 8 Looks


Violet Chachki's runway looks for RPDR Season 7

Violet Chachki's runway looks for RPDR Season 7

Drag Makeup Tutorial- Violet Chachki's 'Leather & Lace Look' makeup tutorial - RuPaul's Drag Race - Logo

Drag Makeup Tutorial- Violet Chachki's 'Leather & Lace Look' makeup tutorial - RuPaul's Drag Race - Logo

Violet Chachki's Season 7 finale performance - RuPaul's Drag Race

Violet Chachki's Season 7 finale performance - RuPaul's Drag Race



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

Non-Album Singles

  • "A Lot More Me" (2018)


  • "Drop That Pimp" (2015) by RuPaul ft. Violet Chachki, & Miles Davis Moody
  • "I Run the Runway" (2015) by Miss Fame ft. Violet Chachki
  • "The Night Before Christmas" (2015) from Christmas Queens


Movies / Documentaries

  • Queer Moxie (2016)


  • (2015-2016) RuPaul's Drag Race, on Seasons 7, and 8

Web Series

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

Music Videos

  • "Drop That Pimp" (2015) by RuPaul ft. Violet Chachki, & Miles Davis Moody
  • "Born Naked (Stadium Remix)" (2015) by RuPaul
  • "Bettie" (2015)
  • "Vanguard" (2015)
  • "Do It Like Miley" (2015) by Team Heartbreak ft. Alaska
  • "I Run the Runway" (2016) by Miss Fame ft. Violet Chachki
  • "All the Rage" (2017) by Allie X
  • "A Lot More Me" (2018)
  • "I Don't Wanna Brag" (2018) by Aja
  • "Mine" (2018) by Alice Glass

Advertising Campaigns

  • #CreateYourStyle (2018) by Schwarzkopf
  • Neon Dream (2018) by Prada
  • Sublime Perfection (2019) by Pat McGrath Labs

Social Media



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