RuPaul's Drag Race (season 7)

The seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on March 2, 2015.[1] RuPaul and Michelle Visage returned as judges, while the space previously occupied by Santino Rice was filled by new additions Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley.[1] Matthews and Kressley were only both present for the season premiere and took turns sharing judging responsibilities. Shawn Morales, a member of the Pit Crew since the third season and Simon Sherry-Wood, a member in the sixth season, did not appear this season and were replaced by Bryce Eilenberg. Like the previous two seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, the season featured 14 contestants competing for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar", a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics and a cash prize of 100,000 dollars. The season premiere debuted with a live and same-day viewership of 350,000, a 20% increase from the previous season. On March 20, 2015, it was announced that LogoTV had given the series an early renewal for an eighth season.[2]

RuPaul's Drag Race
Season 7
RuPauls-Drag-Race-S7.jpg
Promotional poster for season seven
Hosted byRuPaul
Judges
No. of contestants14
WinnerViolet Chachki
Runner-up
Miss CongenialityKatya
Companion showRuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes14
Release
Original networkLogo TV
Original releaseMarch 2 (2015-03-02) –
June 1, 2015 (2015-06-01)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 6
Next →
Season 8
List of episodes

The theme song played during the runway segment every episode was "Sissy That Walk". Season 6 also featured "Sissy That Walk" as a runway song, making Season 7 the only season to reuse a runway song. The song played during the closing credits was "Fly Tonight", both songs from the album Born Naked.

The winner of the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Violet Chachki, with Ginger Minj and Pearl being the runners-up.

Winner of the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race, Violet Chachki.

Contestants

Ages, names, and cities stated are at time of filming.

Contestant Age Hometown Outcome
Violet Chachki 22 Atlanta, Georgia Winner
Ginger Minj 29 Orlando, Florida Runner-up
Pearl[a] 23 Brooklyn, New York
Kennedy Davenport 33 Dallas, Texas 4th Place
Katya[b] 32 Boston, Massachusetts 5th Place[c]
Trixie Mattel 24 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 6th Place[d]
Miss Fame 29 New York City, New York 7th Place
Jaidynn Diore Fierce 25 Nashville, Tennessee 8th Place
Max 22 Hudson, Wisconsin 9th Place
Kandy Ho 28 Cayey, Puerto Rico 10th Place
Mrs. Kasha Davis 43 Rochester, New York 11th Place
Jasmine Masters 37 Los Angeles, California 12th Place
Sasha Belle 28 Iowa City, Iowa 13th Place
Tempest DuJour 46 Tucson, Arizona 14th Place
  1. ^ Pearl Liaison is simply known as Pearl on the show.
  2. ^ Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova is simply referred to as Katya
  3. ^ Katya was voted Miss Congeniality
  4. ^ Trixie Mattel originally placed 11th before winning entry back into the competition.

Contestant progress

Legend:

  Violet Chachki won RuPaul's Drag Race.
  Ginger Minj and Pearl were the runners-up.
  Katya was voted Miss Congeniality (Miss C) by viewers.
  WIN indicates the contestant won the challenge in that episode.
  SAFE indicates that the contestant was declared safe by the judges in that episode.
  BTM (Bottom) indicates that the contestant had to lip sync in that episode.
  ELIM (Eliminated) indicates that the contestant was eliminated in that episode.
  IN indicates that the contestant won re-entry into the competition.
  OUT indicates that the contestant came back for a chance to win re-entry into the competition and lost.
  Guest indicates that the contestant returned as a guest in that episode.
Progress of contestants including rank/position in each episode
Contestant Episode
1[3] 2[4] 3[5] 4[6] 5[7] 6[8] 7[9] 8[10] 9[11] 10[12] 11[13] 12[14] 14[15]
Violet Chachki WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE Winner
Ginger Minj SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN BTM WIN BTM SAFE SAFE Runner-up
Pearl SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM WIN SAFE SAFE WIN BTM SAFE SAFE SAFE Runner-up
Kennedy Davenport SAFE SAFE BTM WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM ELIM Guest
Katya SAFE BTM SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM Miss C
Trixie Mattel SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM IN SAFE ELIM Guest
Miss Fame SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest
Jaidynn Diore Fierce SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM BTM ELIM Guest
Max SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM OUT Guest
Kandy Ho BTM SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM ELIM OUT Guest
Mrs. Kasha Davis SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM OUT Guest
Jasmine Masters SAFE SAFE ELIM OUT Guest
Sasha Belle SAFE ELIM OUT Guest
Tempest DuJour ELIM OUT Guest

Lip syncs

Episode Contestants Song Eliminated
1 Kandy Ho vs. Tempest DuJour "Geronimo"
(RuPaul ft. Lucian Piane)
Tempest DuJour
2 Katya vs. Sasha Belle "Twist of Fate"
(Olivia Newton-John)
Sasha Belle
3 Jasmine Masters vs. Kennedy Davenport "I Was Gonna Cancel"
(Kylie Minogue)
Jasmine Masters
4 Pearl vs. Trixie Mattel "Dreaming"
(Blondie)
Trixie Mattel
5 Kandy Ho vs. Mrs. Kasha Davis "Lovergirl"
(Teena Marie)
Mrs. Kasha Davis
6 Jaidynn Diore Fierce vs. Kandy Ho "Break Free"
(Ariana Grande ft. Zedd)
Kandy Ho
7 Jaidynn Diore Fierce vs. Max "No More Lies"
(Michel'le)
Max
8 Ginger Minj
(with Sasha Belle)
vs. Jaidynn Diore Fierce
(with Tempest DuJour)
"I Think We're Alone Now"
(Tiffany)
Jaidynn Diore Fierce
9 Miss Fame vs. Pearl "Really Don't Care"
(Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd)
Miss Fame
10 Ginger Minj vs. Trixie Mattel "Show Me Love"
(Robin S.)
Trixie Mattel
11 Katya vs. Kennedy Davenport "Roar"
(Katy Perry)
Katya
12 Ginger Minj vs. Kennedy Davenport vs. Pearl vs. Violet Chachki "Born Naked"
(RuPaul ft. Clairy Browne)
Kennedy Davenport
  The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the bottom two.
  The contestant was eliminated after their second time in the bottom two.
  The contestant was eliminated after their third time in the bottom two.
  The contestant was eliminated after the final lip sync of the season.

Guest judges

Listed in chronological order:[16]

Special guests

Guests who appeared in episodes, but did not judge on the main stage:

Episode 1:

  • Alaska, runner-up of season 5
  • Mathu Andersen, photographer and makeup artist
  • Magnus Hastings, photographer

Episode 2:

  • Moby, musician
  • Jamal Sims, choreographer

Episode 7:

Episode 8:

Episode 10:

Episode 12:

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
801"Born Naked"March 2, 2015 (2015-03-02)

Fourteen new queens enter the workroom. For the first mini-challenge, the queens must walk the runway showing off two looks; one from their spring collection, and the other from their fall collection. For the mini-challenge, the queens must create a resort-wear tearaway to reveal a nude illusion.

On the runway, Kennedy Davenport, Miss Fame and Violet Chachki receive positive critiques, with Violet Chachki winning the challenge. Jasmine Masters, Kandy Ho, Sasha Belle and Tempest DuJour receive negative critiques, with Kandy Ho and Tempest DuJour landing in the bottom two. The two lip-sync to "Geronimo" by RuPaul. Kandy Ho wins the lip-sync and Tempest DuJour sashays away.

  • Guest Judge: Kathy Griffin
  • Alternating Judges: Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Walk the runway showing off two looks; one from their spring collection, the other from their fall collection.
  • Maxi Challenge: Create a resort-wear tearaway to reveal a nude illusion.
  • Runway Theme: Nude Illusion
  • Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A gag-worthy supply of D-Koye, the product, hair care.
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Ho and Tempest DuJour
  • Lip Sync Song: "Geronimo" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: Tempest DuJour
  • Farewell message: "Love yourself. Live your truth. You're never too old to dream. xoxo, Tempest"
812"Glamazonian Airways"March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09)

For this week's mini-challenge, the queens must give face while the pit-crew blows them with a leaf blower. Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel win the mini-challenge and become team captains for the main challenge. For the main challenge, in teams, the queens will perform a mash-up of spoken word and song for a pre-flight safety video for Glamazonian Airways. Ginger chooses Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Jasmine Masters, Kandy Ho, Kennedy Davenport, Mrs. Kasha Davis and Sasha Belle for her team. Trixie chooses Katya, Max, Miss Fame, Pearl and Violet Chachki for her team.

On the runway, category is Jet Set Eleganza. Ginger Minj, Mrs. Kasha Davis and Violet Chachki receive positive critiques, with Ginger Minj winning the challenge. Katya, Miss Fame and Sasha Belle receive negative critiques, with Miss Fame being safe. Katya and Sasha Belle lip-sync to "Twist of Fate" by Olivia Newton-John. Katya wins the lip-sync and Sasha Belle sashays away.

  • Guest Judges: Jordin Sparks and Olivia Newton-John
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Give face while the pit-crew blows them with a leaf blower with special guest Moby.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel
  • Maxi Challenge: Perform a mash-up of spoken word and song for a pre-flight safety video for Glamazonian Airways.
  • Runway Theme: Jet Set Eleganza
  • Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Five-night luxury hotel accommodations courtesy of "My Gay Getaway".
  • Bottom Two: Katya and Sasha Belle
  • Lip Sync Song: "Twist of Fate" by Olivia Newton-John
  • Eliminated: Sasha Belle
  • Farewell message: "Love you, MEAN it! Ging for the win :)"
823"ShakesQueer"March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)

For the mini-challenge, the queens must dress up in their finest "granny drag" and dance with walkers and canes. Kennedy Davenport and Max win the mini-challenge and become team captains for the main challenge. For the main challenge, the queens will star in two twisted Shakespeare classics: "MacBitch" and "Romy and Juliet". Kennedy chooses Jasmine Masters, Kandy Ho, Katya, Pearl and Violet Chachki, and they star in "MacBitch". Max chooses Ginger Minj, Jaidyn Diore Fierce, Miss Fame, Mrs. Kasha Davis and Trixie Mattel, and they star in "Romy and Juliet".

On the runway, category is Bearded and Beautiful. Team Max is the winning team, with Max winning the challenge. Team Kennedy is the losing team. Ru tells the team that they were very unprepared and should've been more prepared. Ru scolds the queens for being unprofessional and unprepared. Katya is the only queen to get positive critiques on this team, as she was prepared and had her lines all down. Jasmine Masters, Kennedy Davenport and Pearl receive negative critiques, with Pearl being safe. Jasmine Masters and Kennedy Davenport lip-sync to "I Was Gonna Cancel" by Kylie Minogue. Kennedy Davenport wins the lip-sync and Jasmine Masters sashays away.

  • Guest Judges: Mel B and Kat Dennings
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: The queens dress up in their finest "granny drag" and dance with walkers and canes.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Kennedy Davenport and Max
  • Maxi Challenge: The queens "Hamlet it up" in two twisted Shakespeare classics: "MacBitch" and "Romy and Juliet"
  • Runway Theme: Bearded and Beautiful
  • Challenge Winner: Max
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Two couture latex creations, courtesy of Syren Latex
  • Bottom Two: Jasmine Masters and Kennedy Davenport
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Was Gonna Cancel" by Kylie Minogue
  • Eliminated: Jasmine Masters
  • Farewell message: "Best of Luck Ladies, Luv Jasmine"
834"Spoof! (There It Is)"March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)

For this week's main challenge, the queens will create a music video parody by writing lyrics, doing vocals, and shoot a music video to one of RuPauls' songs. Team 1 consists of Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Max and Violet Chachki. They get RuPaul's "Sissy That Walk" and parody it to be "Get Ready To Clock". Team 2 consists of Ginger Minj, Kandy Ho, Kennedy Davenport and Mrs. Kasha Davis. They get RuPaul's "Let the Music Play" and parody it to be "I Got Paid". Team 3 consists of Katya, Miss Fame, Pearl and Trixie Mattel. They get RuPaul's "Dance with U" and parody it to be "Tan with U".

On the runway, category is Green. Katya, Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Kennedy Davenport receive positive critiques, with Kennedy Davenport winning the challenge. Kandy Ho, Pearl and Trixie Mattel receive negative critiques, with Kandy Ho being safe. Pearl and Trixie Mattel lip-sync to "Dreaming" by Blondie. Pearl wins the lip-sync and Trixie Mattel sashays away.

  • Guest Judges: Jessica Alba and Lucian Piane
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Maxi Challenge: Create a music video parody by writing lyrics, doing vocals, and shoot a music video to one of RuPauls' songs.
  • Runway Theme: Green
  • Challenge Winner: Kennedy Davenport
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: 3 year supply of essential family products from The Honest Company
  • Bottom Two: Pearl and Trixie Mattel
  • Lip Sync Song: "Dreaming" by Blondie
  • Eliminated: Trixie Mattel
  • Farewell Message: "Wear clown noses! Make fun of each other! Stay Plastic ❤ Trixie Mattel. P.S. Fame - I used your lipstick, sorry :)"
845"The DESPY Awards"March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)

For the mini-challenge, the queens will be paired up and make their own paper versions of classic celebrity red carpet outfits. Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis win the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, remaining in their pairs from the mini-challenge, the queens will come up with funny banter and take jabs at the other queens while presenting awards for different categories at the first ever DESPY Awards. Pairs are, Ginger Minj & Kandy Ho, Jaidynn Diore Fierce & Kennedy Davenport, Katya & Mrs. Kasha Davis, Max & Pearl and Miss Fame & Violet Chachki. Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis are the hosts.

Awards are:

  • Sexy, Sexy Drag Queen, presented by Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Kennedy Davenport, won by Miss Fame
  • Most Busted Queen, presented by Max and Pearl, won by Jaidynn Diore Fierce
  • Shadiest Queen, presented by Ginger Minj and Kandy Ho, won by Violet Chachki
  • Meatiest Tuck, presented by Miss Fame and Violet Chachki, won by Katya

On the runway, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Kennedy Davenport, Max and Pearl receive positive critiques, with Max and Pearl both winning the challenge. Kandy Ho, Mrs. Kasha Davis and Violet Chachki receive negative critiques, with Violet Chachki being safe. Kandy Ho and Mrs. Kasha Davis lip-sync to "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie. Kandy Ho wins the lip-sync and Mrs. Kasha Davis sashays away.

  • Guest Judges: Isaac Mizrahi
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Make their own paper versions of classic celebrity red carpet outfits, working in pairs assigned by Ru.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Maxi Challenge: Come up with funny banter and take jabs at the other queens while presenting awards for different categories at the first ever DESPY Awards.
  • Challenge Winners: Max and Pearl
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Custom jewel packages, courtesy of Fierce Drag Jewels
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Ho and Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Lip Sync Song: "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie
  • Eliminated: Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Farewell message: "Be good to yourself. Be good to one another. Love to the moon & back! xo MKD. (Go Ginger)"
856"Ru Hollywood Stories"April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)

For this week's mini-challenge, the queens will gain points by selecting pit crew members while avoiding the one with a monster in his pants. Ginger Minj wins the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, the queens will reenact "Whatever Happened to Merle Ginsberg" from the point of view or Merle, RuPaul and Michelle Visage. Team 1 consists of Ginger Minj, Katya and Kennedy Davenport. Team 2 consists of Kandy Ho, Max and Violet Chachki. Team 3 consists of Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Miss Fame and Pearl.

On the runway, category is Death Becomes Her. Team 1 is the winning team, with Katya winning the challenge. Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Kandy Ho and Miss Fame receive negative critiques, with Miss Fame being safe. Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Kandy Ho lip-sync to "Break Free" by Ariana Grande. Jaidynn Diore Fierce wins the lip-sync and Kandy Ho sashays away.

  • Guest Judges: Ariana Grande and Merle Ginsberg
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Gain points by selecting pit crew members while avoiding the one with a monster in his pants.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Maxi Challenge: Reenact "Whatever Happened to Merle Ginsberg" from the point of view of Merle, RuPaul and Michelle Visage.
  • Runway Theme: Death Becomes Her
  • Challenge Winner: Katya
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2000 giftcard to FABRICplanet
  • Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Kandy Ho
  • Lip Sync Song: "Break Free" by Ariana Grande
  • Eliminated: Kandy Ho
  • Farewell message: "Everything happens 4 a reason, pero la vida continua! Big things will come! Kandy Ho xoxo"
867"Snatch Game"April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)

For this week's main challenge, the queens will play the Snatch Game. Michael Urie and Tamar Braxton star as the celebrity contestants. The cast consisted of:

On the runway, category is Leather and Lace. Ginger Minj, Katya and Kennedy Davenport receive positive critiques, with Ginger Minj and Kennedy Davenport both winning the challenge. Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Max and Miss Fame receive negative critiques, with Miss Fame being safe. Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Max lip-sync to "No More Lies" by Michel'le. Jaidynn Diore Fierce wins the lip-sync and Max sashays away.

  • Guest Judge: Michael Urie and Tamar Braxton[17]
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Leather and Lace
  • Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj and Kennedy Davenport
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Feather accessories from Mother Plucker
  • Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Max
  • Lip Sync Song: "No More Lies" by Michel'le
  • Eliminated: Max
  • Farewell message: "Stay kind. Stay gracious. Stay humble. I love you, darlings. Xx Max"
878"Conjoined Queens"April 20, 2015 (2015-04-20)

For this week's mini-challenge, the queens will recreate prison uniforms as "Orange is the new Drag" fashion looks. Kennedy Davenport wins the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, the queens will participate in the makeover challenge. RuPaul then invites all the previously eliminated queens back to the competition. It is then announced that the competing queens will create a conjoined twin with an eliminated queen. Ru then announces that whichever pair wins, the eliminated partner in that pair, will return to the competition. As winning the mini-challenge, Kennedy Davenport gets to assign the pairs. She chooses Jasmine Masters for herself. She then pairs Ginger Minj with Sasha Belle, Jaidynn Diore Fierce with Tempest DuJour, Katya with Mrs. Kasha Davis, Miss Fame with Kandy Ho, Pearl with Trixie Mattel, and Violet Chachki with Max.

On the runway, Katya, Pearl and Violet Chachki receive positive critiques, with Pearl winning the challenge, meaning Trixie Mattel has returned to the competition. Ginger Minj, Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Miss Fame receive negative critiques, with Miss Fame being safe. Ginger Minj and Jaidynn Diore Fierce lip-sync to "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany along with their conjoined twinse Sasha Belle and Tempest DuJour, respectively. Ginger Minj wins the lip-sync and Jaidynn Diore Fierce sashays away.

  • Guest Judge: LeAnn Rimes and Nelsan Ellis[18]
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Recreate prison uniforms as "Orange is the new Drag" fashion looks with special guest Latrice Royale.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Kennedy Davenport
  • Maxi Challenge: Create a conjoined twin makeover with a previously eliminated queen.
  • Challenge Winner: Pearl
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A custom website by Square Space
  • Returned: Trixie Mattel
  • Bottom Two: Ginger Minj (with Sasha Belle) and Jaidynn Diore Fierce (with Tempest DuJour)
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany
  • Eliminated: Jaidynn Diore Fierce
  • Farewell message:"Stay Fierce! Werq that puss! I love you all xoxo Jaidynn Diore Fierce ♥"
889"Divine Inspiration"April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27)

For this week's mini-challenge, the queens will read each other. Trixie Mattel wins the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, in teams, the queens will create musical versions of iconic films from John Waters. Team 1 consists of Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel. Their movie is "Pink Flamingos" and their song is called "Eggs". Team 2 consists of Katya and Kennedy Davenport. Their movie is "Female Trouble" and their song is called "Cha Cha Heels". Team 3 consists of Miss Fame, Pearl and Violet Chachki. Their movie is "Pink Flamingos" and their song is called "Poo".

On the runway, category is Ugliest Dress. Ginger Minj, Katya and Kennedy Davenport receive positive critiques, with Ginger Minj winning the challenge. Miss Fame, Pearl and Violet Chachki receive negative critiques, with Violet Chachki being safe. Miss Fame and Pearl lip-sync to "Really Don't Care" by Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd. Pearl wins the lip-sync and Miss Fame sashays away.

  • Guest Judge: Demi Lovato and John Waters
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Trixie Mattel
  • Maxi Challenge: Musical versions of John Waters' most iconic films
  • Runway Theme: Ugliest Dress
  • Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A hair collection by Weavin' Steven
  • Bottom Two: Miss Fame and Pearl
  • Lip Sync Song: "Really Don't Care" by Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd
  • Eliminated: Miss Fame
  • Farewell message: "Continue to inspire. You are incredible! I love you. FAME."
8910"Prancing Queens"May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04)

For this week's mini-challenge, the queens will create a "Fake Housewives of Drag Race" look using tape. Violet Chachki wins the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, the queens will dance live in a live drag dance spectacular in pairs. The first pair is Kennedy Davenport and Pearl. Their dances are the Charleston and the Twerk. The second pair is Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel. Their dances are the Hoedown and the Robot. The third pair is Katya and Violet Chachki. Their dances are the Tango and the Vogue.

On the runway, category is Half Man, Half Queen. Ru tells the queens that this week will be judged in pairs. Katya and Violet Chachki win the challenge. Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel are the bottom two and lip-sync to "Show Me Love" by Robin S.. Ginger Minj wins the lip-sync and Trixie Mattel sashays away.

  • Guest Judge: Alyssa Milano and Rachael Harris
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Create a "Fake Housewives of Drag Race" look using tape
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Maxi Challenge: Dancing in a live drag dance spectacular[19]
  • Runway Theme: Half Man, Half Queen
  • Challenge Winner: Katya and Violet Chachki
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: An original gown from Mountbatten Concepts and a gift card from Klein Epstein & Parker
  • Bottom Two: Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel
  • Lip Sync Song: "Show Me Love" by Robin S.
  • Eliminated: Trixie Mattel
  • Farewell message: "WTF Just Happened?!? #GirlBye, Thx Pearl. Stay Plastic ♥ Spoiler Alert Trixie Mattel Doesn't Win LOL"
9011"Hello, Kitty Girls!"May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11)

For this week's mini-challenge, the queens will have a bitchfest with puppets. Ginger Minj wins the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, the queens make two looks based on Hello Kitty: Hello Kitty BFF and Hello Kitty Eleganza.

On the runway, Ginger Minj, Pearl and Violet Chachki receive positive critiques, with Violet Chachki winning the challenge. Katya and Kennedy Davenport are the bottom two and lip-sync to "Roar" by Katy Perry. Kennedy Davenport wins the lip-sync and Katya sashays away.

  • Guest Judge: Rebecca Romijn and Santino Rice
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Everybody Loves Puppets
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Maxi Challenge: Create two looks based on Hello Kitty: Hello Kitty BFF and Hello Kitty Eleganza
  • Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Hello Kitty Extravaganza Package
  • Bottom Two: Katya and Kennedy Davenport
  • Lip Sync Song: "Roar" by Katy Perry
  • Eliminated: Katya
  • Farewell message: "Девочки! Я вас люблю! If you need me, you know where to find me. (The dumpster out back) XOXO Katya AKA The Brooke Hogan of drag AKA Diarrhea Perlman ♥♥♥"
9112"And the Rest Is Drag"May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18)

For the final challenge of the season, the queens will star in the music video for RuPaul's single "Born Naked". The queens then walk the runway one last time. For the final time, all queens lip-sync for their life to "Born Naked" by RuPaul ft. Clairy Browne. Kennedy Davenport is eliminated.

  • Alternating Judges: Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley
  • Maxi Challenge: Star in the music video for RuPaul's single "Born Naked"
  • Runway Theme: Best Drag
  • Lip Sync Song: "Born Naked" by RuPaul ft. Clairy Browne
  • Eliminated: Kennedy Davenport
9213"Countdown to the Crown"May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25)
This episode took a look back on the highlights, low-lights, and previously unseen footage from the season using various countdowns. The show included commentary from past contestants including Adore Delano, Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Bianca Del Rio, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Latrice Royale, Raja, Raven and Sharon Needles.
9314"Grand Finale"June 1, 2015 (2015-06-01)

All the queens are back for the reunion and finale. For the first time, the finalists all lip-sync to a song specifically written for them. Ginger Minj lip-syncs to "Pray and Slay", Pearl lip-syncs to "Sleep Walker" and Violet Chachki lip-syncs to "Too Many Daddies". It is then announced that Katya has won Miss Congeniality. It is then announced that Violet Chachki is the winner, leaving Ginger Minj and Pearl as the runners-up.

  • Finals venue: Orpheum Theatre
  • Miss Congeniality: Katya
  • Runners-up: Ginger Minj and Pearl
  • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season Seven: Violet Chachki

Soundtrack

The trailers for this season featured clips the songs "Geronimo" and "Modern Love", both off the album Born Naked.[citation needed]

RuPaul Presents: CoverGurlz 2

RuPaul Presents: CoverGurlz 2
Compilation album by
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
Recorded2014
GenreDance
Length54:32
LabelWorld of Wonder
RuPaul chronology
Born Naked
(2014)
RuPaul Presents: CoverGurlz 2
(2015)
Realness
(2015)

RuPaul Presents: CoverGurlz 2 is a 2015 compilation album by entertainer RuPaul, featuring the season 7 cast of his show RuPaul's Drag Race. The album was released digitally on February 3, 2015.[20]

Background

Similar to last season, the compilation consists of 14 covers of songs previously released by RuPaul, performed by all of the RuPaul's Drag Race season seven contestants. It features tracks originally from RuPaul's albums Born Naked, Glamazon, Red Hot, Starrbooty: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, SuperGlam DQ.[citation needed]

Track listing

All songs written by RuPaul Charles and Lucian Piane, with the exception of tracks fifteen and sixteen, which were written solely by Charles himself.[citation needed]

No.TitleLength
1."New York City Beat" (featuring Michelle Visage)3:54
2."Throw Ya Hands Up" (featuring Kennedy Davenport)3:19
3."Freaky Money" (featuring Jasmine Masters)3:22
4."Can I Get an Amen" (featuring Mrs. Kasha Davis)3:14
5."Drop That Pimp" (featuring Violet Chachki and Miles Davis Moody)2:39
6."Let the Music Play" (featuring Ginger Minj)4:32
7."Sweet Kandy of Mine" (featuring Kandy Ho)2:40
8."Drag U" (featuring Katya)3:05
9."Hey Booty" (featuring Pearl and Miles Davis Moody)2:49
10."Geronimo" (featuring Trixie Mattel)2:58
11."The Beginning" (featuring Jaidynn Diore Fierce)3:58
12."Call Me Starrbooty" (featuring Sasha Belle)3:15
13."Dance with U" (featuring Max)3:58
14."Drag Race Theme" (featuring Miss Fame)3:07
15."Sissy That Walk" (featuring Tempest DuJour)3:26
16."Hollywood U.S.A." (featuring The PitCrew)4:16
Total length:54:32

Ratings

Episode no. Title Airdate Rating
(18–49)
Total viewers
1 "Born Naked" March 2, 2015 (2015-03-02) 0.19[21] 348,000[21]
2 "Glamazonian Airways" March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09) 0.21[22] 374,000[22]
3 "ShakesQueer" March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16) 0.15[23] 265,000[23]
4 "Spoof! (There It Is)" March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23) 0.18[24] 325,000[24]
5 "The DESPY Awards" March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30) 0.23[25] 404,000[25]
6 "Ru Hollywood Stories" April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06) 0.16[26] 285,000[26]
7 "Snatch Game" April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13) 0.19[27] 340,000[27]
8 "Conjoined Queens" April 20, 2015 (2015-04-20) 0.19[28] 367,000[28]
9 "Divine Inspiration" April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27) 0.17[29] 320,000[29]
10 "Prancing Queens" May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04) 0.16[30] 263,000[30]
11 "Hello, Kitty Girls!" May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11) 0.16[31] 266,000[31]
12 "And the Rest Is a Drag" May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18) 0.17[32] 310,000[32]
13 "Countdown to the Crown" May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25) 0.09[33] 229,000[33]
14 "Grand Finale" June 1, 2015 (2015-06-01) 0.18[34] 387,000[34]

Future appearances

Ginger Minj and Katya competed on the second season of All Stars. Ginger placed 8th overall and Katya was runner-up with season 5 contestant Detox.[35]

Kennedy Davenport and Trixie Mattel competed on the third season of All Stars. Kennedy was the runner-up, while Trixie won the competition.[36]

Kandy Ho competed on the 2nd installment of the Chilean version of Drag Race titled The Switch Drag Race and finished in 8th Place.[37]

Jasmine Masters and Trixie Mattel competed on the RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular.[38] Jasmine also competed on the fourth season of All Stars, where she placed 10th overall.[39]

RuPaul's Drag Race

Contestant Year Season Role Outcome Notes
Ginger Minj 2016 All Stars 2 Contestant 8th Place 5 episodes
2019 Season 11 Guest N/A Episode: "Whatcha Unpackin?"
2021 All Stars 6 Contestant Runner-up 12 episodes
Jaidynn Diore Fierce 2016 All Stars 2 Guest N/A Episode: "Revenge of the Queens"
Jasmine Masters 2018 Holi-slay Spectacular Contestant Winner 1 episode
2018-2019 All Stars 4 Contestant 10th Place 2 episodes
2019 Season 11 Guest N/A Episode: "Whatcha Unpackin?"
Katya 2016 Season 8 Guest N/A Episode: "Grand Finale"
2016 All Stars 2 Contestant Runner-up 9 episodes
2018 Season 10 Guest N/A Episode: "10s Across the Board"
2019 UK Season 1 Guest N/A Episode: "Thirsty Werk"
Kennedy Davenport 2018 All Stars 3 Contestant Runner-up 8 episodes
2020 All Stars 5 Guest N/A Lip-Sync Assassin, Episode: "Stand-Up Smackdown"
Mrs. Kasha Davis 2016 All Stars 2 Guest N/A Episode: "Revenge of the Queens"
Trixie Mattel 2018 All Stars 3 Contestant Winner 8 episodes
2018 Season 10 Guest N/A Episode: "10s Across the Board"
2018 Holi-slay Spectacular Contestant Winner 1 episode
2019 All Stars 4 Guest N/A Episode: "Super Queen Grand Finale"
2019 Season 11 Guest N/A Episode: "Monster Ball"
2020 Celebrity Drag Race Mentor N/A Episode: "Secret Celebrity Edition #101"
Violet Chachki 2016 Season 8 Guest N/A 2 episodes

Drag Race

Contestant Year Show Role Outcome Notes
Kandy Ho 2018 The Switch Drag Race Contestant 8th Place 23 episodes

See also

References

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