RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 1)

The first season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars premiered on the Logo network on October 22, 2012. Contestants from the original RuPaul's Drag Race show returned to compete again. Cast members were announced on August 6.[1]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
Season 1
Drag-Race-All-Stars-S1.jpeg
Promotional poster for season one
Hosted byRuPaul
Judges
No. of contestants12
WinnerChad Michaels
Runner-upRaven
Companion showRuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes6
Release
Original networkLogo
Original releaseOctober 22 (2012-10-22) –
November 26, 2012 (2012-11-26)
Season chronology
Next →
All Stars 2
List of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars episodes

This season features 12 returning contestants representing all four seasons. It aired six one-hour episodes.[2] Contestants were judged on their "charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent" and, since they competed in teams of two, also "synergy". The winner received a supply of MAC cosmetics, a "one of a kind trip" and $100,000.[3] The theme song playing during the runway every episode is "Sexy Drag Queen" (dootdoot 'doot-swift' Remix) and the song playing during the credits is "Responsitrannity" (Matt Pop's Edit), the latter of which is originally from RuPaul's album Glamazon.

The first episode introduced several changes to the rules for the All Stars competition. Queens competed in teams of two, determined by the contestants themselves. Both members of the losing team would be eliminated each week. The bottom two teams chose one member to "lip synch for their lives". The non-lip synching teammates had the option during the first minute of the performance to declare a "she-mergency", hit a panic button and "tag in" to complete the performance. RuPaul dedicated the first episode in memory of Sahara Davenport, a former competitor in season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race who died due to heart failure.[4]

The winner of the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars was Chad Michaels, with Raven being the runner-up.

Winner of the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Chad Michaels

ContestantsEdit

(Ages and names stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Age Hometown Original
season
Original
placement
Outcome
Chad Michaels 41 San Diego, California Season 4 Runner-up Winner
Raven 33 Riverside, California Season 2 Runner-up Runner-up
Jujubee 28 Boston, Massachusetts Season 2 3rd Place 3rd/4th Place
Shannel 32 Las Vegas, Nevada Season 1 4th Place
Alexis Mateo 32 St. Petersburg, Florida Season 3 3rd Place 5th/6th Place
Yara Sofia 28 Manatí, Puerto Rico Season 3 4th Place[a]
Latrice Royale 40 South Beach, Florida Season 4 4th Place[a] 7th/8th Place
Manila Luzon 30 New York City, New York Season 3 Runner-up
Nina Flowers 37 Denver, Colorado [b] Season 1 Runner-up[a] 9th/10th Place
Tammie Brown 32 Long Beach, California Season 1 8th Place
Mimi Imfurst 29 New York City, New York Season 3 11th Place 11th/12th Place
Pandora Boxx 40 Rochester, New York Season 2 5th Place[a]
  1. ^ a b c d This contestant won Miss Congeniality in her original season.
  2. ^ Originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Contestant progressEdit

Team Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6
Shad Chad Michaels BTM4 HIGH WIN WIN WIN Winner
Rujubee Raven HIGH LOW BTM4 BTM4 BTM2 Runner-up
Jujubee HIGH LOW BTM4 BTM4 BTM2 Eliminated
Shad Shannel BTM4 HIGH WIN WIN WIN Eliminated
Yarlexis Alexis Mateo LOW WIN LOW ELIM
Yara Sofia LOW WIN LOW ELIM
Latrila Latrice Royale WIN BTM4 ELIM
Manila Luzon WIN BTM4 ELIM
Brown Flowers Nina Flowers SAFE ELIM
Tammie Brown SAFE ELIM
Mandora Mimi Imfurst ELIM
Pandora Boxx ELIM
     The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
     The contestant was the runner-up.
     The contestant was eliminated without lip-syncing entirely.
     The team won the main challenge.
     The team members received positive critiques and were ultimately declared safe.
     The team members received critiques but were ultimately declared safe.
     The team members received negative critiques but were ultimately declared safe.
     The contestant was in the bottom four and lip synced for the team's life.
     The contestant was in the bottom four but did not lip sync for the team's life.
     The contestant did not lip sync for their life but was on the losing team and was eliminated.
     The contestant lip synced for their life and was eliminated.
     The contestant replaced her partner during the lip sync, finished the lip sync and was eliminated.

Lip-syncsEdit

Episode Teams
(Lip-syncer)
Song Eliminated
1 Team Mandora
(Mimi Imfurst)
vs. Team Shad
(Chad Michaels)
"Opposites Attract"
(Paula Abdul)
Team Mandora
(Mimi Imfurst and Pandora Boxx)
2 Team Brown Flowers
(Tammie Brown)
vs. Team Latrila
(Latrice Royale)
"There's No Business Like Show Business"
(Ethel Merman)
Team Brown Flowers
(Nina Flowers and Tammie Brown)
3 Team Latrila
(Manila Luzon)
vs. Team Rujubee
(Jujubee)
"Nasty"
(Janet Jackson)
Team Latrila
(Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon)
4 Team Rujubee
(Raven)
vs. Team Yarlexis
(Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia)
"Don't Cha"
(The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes)
Team Yarlexis
(Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia)
5 Jujubee vs. Raven "Dancing on My Own"
(Robyn)
None
6 Chad Michaels vs. Raven "Responsitrannity (Matt Pop Remix)"
(RuPaul)
Raven
     The contestant/team was eliminated after their first time in the bottom two.
     The contestant/team was eliminated after their second time in the bottom two.
     The contestant was eliminated after the final lip sync.

JudgesEdit

Listed in chronological order:[5]

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"It Takes Two"October 22, 2012 (2012-10-22)

The twelve returning queens are surprised to learn they will be competing in teams of two and that both team members will be eliminated together. The contestants then voted for their team formations in two rounds;

  • Chad Michaels and Shannel matched on the first round of voting to form Team Shad.
  • Raven and Jujubee matched on the first round of voting to form Team Rujubee.
  • Nina Flowers and Tammie Brown matched on the first round of voting to form Team Brown Flowers.
  • Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia matched on the second round of voting to form Team Yarlexis.
  • Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon matched on the second round of voting to form Team Latrila.
  • Mimi Imfurst and Pandora Boxx were matched by consolation as the last two left and formed Team Mandora.
  • Guest Judges: Rachel Hunter and Ross Mathews
  • Main Challenge: Create an "Opposites Attract" photoshoot and a "half-baked" photo
  • Runway Theme: Outfits showing off Team Unity.
  • Challenge Winner: Team Latrila (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon)
  • Bottom Two Teams: Team Shad (Chad Michaels and Shannel) and Team Mandora (Mimi Imfurst and Pandora Boxx)
  • Lip Sync Song: "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul
  • Lip Sync Contestants: Chad Michaels and Mimi Imfurst
  • Eliminated: Team Mandora (Mimi Imfurst and Pandora Boxx)
22"RuPaul's Gaff-In"October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29)

The mini-challenge, "In Da Butt Ru", tests how well the teams know each other by asking them questions in the style of The Newlywed Game. The winning team received cream pies to the face as its "prize".

For the main challenge, teams had to write original comedy material for a Laugh-In style sketch show. For the show the queens delivered celebrity impersonations.

In the companion series Untucked, Chad Michaels received a supportive video message from his father, from whom he had been estranged for 25 years.

  • Guest Judges: Busy Philipps and Vicki Lawrence
  • Mini Challenge: In Da Butt Ru (Knowing each their own partners)
  • Challenge Winner: Team Rujubee (Jujubee and Raven)
  • Main Challenge: RuPaul Gaff-In Variety Show Doing Celebrity Impersonations
  • Runway Theme: 60's Glam
  • Challenge Winner: Team Yarlexis (Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia)
  • Bottom Two Teams: Team Latrila (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon) and Team Brown Flowers (Nina Flowers and Tammie Brown)
  • Lip Sync Song: "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Ethel Merman
  • Lip Sync Contestants: Latrice Royale and Tammie Brown
  • Eliminated: Team Brown Flowers (Tammie Brown and Nina Flowers)
33"Queens Behaving Badly"November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)

In the mini-challenge, the queens had to take a photographic self-portrait posed as a sexy macho male. Team Yarlexis won. For the main challenge each queen, under the direction of their partner via earpiece, had to go to Hollywood Boulevard and convince passers-by to participate in pranks, for example slapping the queen with a novelty foam hand or allowing the queen to spray whipped cream down the pedestrian's pants. Each prank was assigned a point value.

In the companion series Untucked, former contestant Tatianna served "Tea with Tati", in which she "read" (insulted) several of the remaining contestants.

  • Guest Judges: Rachel Dratch and Janice Dickinson
  • Mini Challenge: Queens With Guy Phones
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Team Yarlexis (Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia)
  • Main Challenge: The Queens had to act "naughty" on the streets of Hollywood and do pranks.
  • Runway Theme: Bad Girls Chic
  • Challenge Winner: Team Shad (Chad Michaels and Shannel)
  • Bottom Two Teams: Team Latrila (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon) and Team Rujubee (Jujubee and Raven)
  • Lip Sync Song: "Nasty" by Janet Jackson
  • Lip Sync Contestants: Jujubee and Manila Luzon
  • Eliminated: Team Latrila (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon)
44"All Star Girl Groups"November 12, 2012 (2012-11-12)

In the mini challenge the girls had to dress up in cheer-leading costumes and "read" the other contestants in a cheer format. Team Yarlexis were the winners of this mini challenge. The main challenge was to form a girl group with celebrity women and drag them up into a Drag Girl Group. Team Yarlexis selected Kelly Osbourne (daughter of Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne), Team Shad chose Jillian Hervey (Vanessa L. Williams's daughter) while Team Rujubee opted for Kady Z (Pia Zadora's daughter). Team Yarlexis' song to perform is "Cover Girl", Team Shad's song to perform is "Glamazon", and Team Rujubee's song to perform is "Jealous of My Boogie".

  • Guest Judges: Mary Wilson and Rosie Perez
  • Mini Challenge: Cheer-reading routine
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Team Yarlexis (Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia)
  • Main Challenge: Form girl groups with a celebrity, and perform a RuPaul song in front of a live audience
  • Main Challenge Winner: Team Shad (Shannel and Chad Michaels)
  • Bottom Two Teams: Team Yarlexis (Alexis Mateo and Yara Sofia) and Team Rujubee (Jujubee and Raven)
  • Lip Sync Song: "Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls
  • Lip Sync Contestants: Raven and Alexis Mateo / Yara Sofia
  • Eliminated: Team Yarlexis (Yara Sofia and Alexis Mateo)
55"Dynamic Drag Duos"November 19, 2012 (2012-11-19)

In the mini challenge, the remaining pairs played a basketball mini-challenge: Fish instead of Horse. Team Rujubee won and got a chance to talk to their love ones. For the main challenge, the teams created a story about a Super Hero and a Super Villain. Chad and Jujubee play their teams' superheroes, while Raven and Shannel play the villains.

  • Guest Judges: Wendi McClendon-Covey and Elvira
  • Mini Challenge: Basketball game of "FISH"
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Team Rujubee (Jujubee and Raven)
  • Main Challenge: Super Heroes vs Super Villains
  • Main Challenge Winner: Team Shad (Shannel and Chad Michaels)
  • Lip Sync Song: "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn
  • Lip Sync Contestants: Team Rujubee (Jujubee and Raven)
66"The Grand Finale"November 26, 2012 (2012-11-26)

For their final challenge, the final queens have to go to different locations within minutes of each other and perform different shows, consisting of a group interview, followed by an appearance at Hamburger Mary's to accept an award in their honor, and finish up with a comedy routine in front of a live audience.

  • Guest Judges: Beth Ditto and Cheri Oteri
  • Main Challenge: Drag on a Time (group interview session, public appearances at Hamburger Mary's, and a stand-up comedy routine)
  • Eliminated: Jujubee and Shannel
  • Final Two: Chad Michaels and Raven
  • Lip Sync Song: "Responsitrannity (Matt's Pop Edit)" by RuPaul
  • Lip Sync Contestants: Chad Michaels and Raven
  • Runner-up: Raven
  • Winner of RuPaul's All-Stars Drag Race Season One: Chad Michaels

Contestant appearances in other seasonsEdit

Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon competed again on the 4th season of All Stars. Manila ended up finishing in 6th place while Latrice placed 5th overall.[6] Alexis Mateo and Jujubee competed on the fifth season of All Stars.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Meet the Queens from www.newnownext.com 6 August 2012
  2. ^ "Logo launching all-stars edition of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' -- Exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. March 12, 2012.
  3. ^ RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race Premiere: Never Too Early to Throw Shade
  4. ^ RuPaul will crown an all-star queen in new season of ‘Drag Race’
  5. ^ RuPaul's All-Star Drag Race Contestant Photos and Guest Judges Revealed
  6. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4 line-up: Who's in the All Stars 4 cast? | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk". www.express.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  7. ^ Nolfi, Joey (May 8, 2020). "RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 5 cast announced, series moves back to VH1". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 8, 2020.

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