RuPaul's Drag Race

American reality competition television series

RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality television series produced by World of Wonder and VH1. The show is about RuPaul in the search for "America's next drag superstar."[1] RuPaul plays the role of host, mentor, and head judge for this series.

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RuPaul's Drag Race has spanned fourteen seasons and inspired the spin-off shows RuPaul's Drag U and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. The show has become the highest-rated television program on Logo TV,[2] and airs internationally. The show earned RuPaul four consecutive Emmys (2016 to 2019) for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. The show itself was awarded as a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2018 and 2019.[3][4][5]

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The show's winners are BeBe Zahara Benet, Tyra Sanchez, Raja Gemini, Sharon Needles, Jinkx Monsoon, Bianca Del Rio, Violet Chachki, Bob the Drag Queen, Sasha Velour, Aquaria, Yvie Oddly, Jaida Essence Hall, Symone, Willow Pill, and Sasha Colby.[6]

The show has a spinoff, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, and the winners of that spinoff are Chad Michaels, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, Trixie Mattel, Trinity the Tuck, Monét X Change, Shea Couleé, and Kylie Sonique Love.[7] The seventh season of All Stars (an all winners season) will premiere on May 20th.[8]

The show also has multiple international spinoffs, including Drag Race Thailand, Drag Race Canada, Drag Race UK, Drag Race Holland, Drag Race España, Drag Race Philippines, Drag Race France, Drag Race Italia, and Drag Race Down Under.

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  1. Hughes, Scarlett (May 16, 2008). ""RuPaul's Drag Race"!". Right TV. Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  2. "For 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Mainstream Is Jumping the Shark". Entertainment Tonight.
  3. "'RuPaul's Drag Race's Emmys Win: See The Best Reactions". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  4. "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  5. "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  6. April 26, EW Staff Updated; EDT, 2022 at 09:45 AM. "See every winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race'". Retrieved 2022-05-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. Holland, John Benutty,Marcus James Dixon,Misty; Benutty, John; Dixon, Marcus James; Holland, Misty (2022-04-23). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' winners list: Every season, plus 'All Stars'". GoldDerby. Retrieved 2022-05-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. Hattie Lindert. "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7 to Feature Franchise's First All-Winners Cast". Retrieved 2022-05-03.