House of Drag

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House of Drag
GenreReality competition
Judges
  • Kita Mean
  • Anita Wigl'it
Country of originNew Zealand
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Running time22-27 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. International TV Production New Zealand
Release
Original network
External links
Website

House of Drag is a New Zealand reality competition television series produced by Warner Bros. International TV Production New Zealand for TVNZ OnDemand and OutTV. It debuted on 15 November 2018 on TVNZ OnDemand. It is hosted by New Zealand drag queens, Kita Mean and Anita Wigl'it.

The first season saw the introduction of eight drag queens and one drag king to undertake a series of "awkwardly fabulous" challenges. The contestant who wins each week has the power to select two fellow contestants who they believe should be in the bottom for that week, Kita Mean and Anita Wigl'it then decide who will "have their light dimmed" and be sent home. The contestants compete to be crowned the winner of The House of Drag, take home a prize of $10,000, a 55" LG Smart LED TV and one year of free Broadband, courtesy of the shows sponsor Chorus Limited.[1][2]

Contestants[edit]

(Ages and names stated are at time of contest)[3]

Contestant Name Age Hometown Outcome
Hugo Grrrl George Fowler[4] 27 Wellington, New Zealand Winner
Lola Blades Logan Russell 28 Auckland, New Zealand Runner-Up
Leidy Lei Leighton Stitchbury 23 Auckland, New Zealand 3rd Place
Bunny Holiday Raife May 23 Wellington, New Zealand 4th Place
Vulga Titz Manson Howell[5] 20 Wellington, New Zealand 5th Place
Medulla Oblongata Abraham Naim[6] 32 Auckland, New Zealand 6th Place
Trinity Ice 28 Auckland, New Zealand 7th Place
Luna Queen of the Moon Caleb McNabb 24 Auckland, New Zealand 8th Place
Shavorn Aborealis Sean Stapleton[7] 21 Auckland, New Zealand 9th Place

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant 1[8] 2[9] 3[10] 4[11] 5[12] 6 7
Hugo Grrrl SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE Winner
Lola Blades SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE WIN Runner-up
Leidy Lei SAFE BTM2 SAFE BTM2 WIN BTM2 Eliminated
Bunny Holiday BTM2 WIN SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Vulga Titz SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM
Medulla Oblongata WIN SAFE SAFE ELIM
Trinity Ice SAFE SAFE ELIM
Luna Queen of the Moon SAFE ELIM
Shavorn Aborealis ELIM
     The contestant won House of Drag.
     The contestant was a runner-up.
     The contestant won the challenge.
     The contestant was in the winning team but was ultimately declared safe.
     The contestant was in the losing team but was ultimately declared safe.
     The contestant was in the bottom two.
     The contestant was eliminated.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Episode 1[8]"November 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)[8]

New Series: Kita and Anita bring in 9 dragsters from all over New Zealand to live under one roof. A series of challenges will be set where only one dragster will take home the ultimate prize pack and be crowned New Zealand's first dragster. [8]

  • The Glamour-puss Challenge: Photoshoot
  • Challenge Winner: Medulla Oblongata
  • Bottom Two: Bunny Holiday and Shavorn Aborealis
  • Eliminated: Shavorn Aborealis
22"Episode 2[13]"November 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)[13]

The remaining stars prepare for comedy night at the House of Drag. Who will rise to the top? And who will have their light dimmed and be sent packing?[9]

  • The Comedy Is Gold Challenge: Perform a Stand-Up Routine
  • Challenge Winner: Bunny Holiday
  • Bottom Two: Leidy Lei and Luna Queen of the Moon
  • Eliminated: Luna Queen of the Moon
33"Episode 3[14]"November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)[14]

The competition gets tough when a DIY costume challenge leaves one drag-star shaken up amongst the chaos. Which drag star will shine the brightest? And whose light will be dimmed?[10]

  • Costume Chaos Challenge: Design a look out of "Crap"
  • Challenge Winner: Hugo Grrrl
  • Bottom Two: Lola Blades and Trinity Ice
  • Eliminated: Trinity Ice
44"Episode 4[15]"November 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)[15]

The competition amps up as the drag-stars are forced to work in teams of three and devise a skit that's inspired by Kita and Anita's drag careers. Who will light up the stage? And who's light will be dimmed? [11]

  • Shit Skit Challenge: Work in teams of 3 and devise a skit inspired by Kita and Anita's careers
  • Challenge Winner: Vulga Titz
  • Bottom Two: Leidy Lei and Medulla Oblongata
  • Eliminated: Medulla Oblongata
55"Episode 5[16]"December 6, 2018 (2018-12-06)[16]

The drag-stars compete in a dance challenge. Plus, negative vibes surround the house as the rift between the Aucklanders and Wellingtonians continues. [12]

  • Dance Days Challenge: Devise and perform a dance to an assigned genre
  • Challenge Winner: Leidy Lei
  • Bottom Two: Bunny Holiday and Vulga Titz
  • Eliminated: Vulga Titz
66"Episode 6[17]"December 13, 2018 (2018-12-13)[17]

The final four drag-stars are challenged to write raps about each other and battle it out to stay in the competition. [12]

  • That's a Rap Challenge: Devise and perform a rap in the "House of Drag Rap Battle" about the other contestants
  • Challenge Winner: Lola Blades
  • Bottom Two: Bunny Holiday & Leidy Lei
  • Eliminated: Bunny Holiday
77"Episode 7[18]"December 20, 2018 (2018-12-20)[18]

Season Finale: Only three drag-stars remain and they have one last chance to battle it out for the title of Brightest Star and winner of the first ever season of House of Drag. [18]

  • Lip Before They Sync Challenge: Perform a Lip-Sync to "Cherry Blossom" by Sal Valentine
  • Eliminated: Leidy Lei
  • Runner-up: Lola Blades
  • Winner of House of Drag Season 1: Hugo Grrrl

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Drag: New TVNZ reality series searching for the ultimate Kiwi dragstar". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  2. ^ "House of Drag S1E1". TVNZ OnDemand. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  3. ^ https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/house-of-drag/meet-the-dragstars
  4. ^ "ABOUT HUGO". Hugo Grrrl. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  5. ^ "Manson Howell". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  6. ^ "Gay refugee wins drag pageant". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  7. ^ "Drag artist determined to live after partner's death". www.tewahanui.nz. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  8. ^ a b c d "Watch House of Drag S1E1". TVNZ OnDemand.
  9. ^ a b "Watch House of Drag S1E2". TVNZ OnDemand.
  10. ^ a b "Watch House of Drag S1E3". TVNZ OnDemand.
  11. ^ a b "Watch House of Drag S1E4". TVNZ OnDemand.
  12. ^ a b c "Watch House of Drag S1E5". TVNZ OnDemand.
  13. ^ a b "Watch House of Drag S1E2". TVNZ OnDemand.
  14. ^ a b "Watch House of Drag S1E3". TVNZ OnDemand.
  15. ^ a b "Watch House of Drag S1E4". TVNZ OnDemand.
  16. ^ a b "Watch House of Drag S1E5". TVNZ OnDemand.
  17. ^ a b "Watch House of Drag S1E6". TVNZ OnDemand.
  18. ^ a b c "Watch House of Drag S1E6". TVNZ OnDemand.