RuPaul's Drag Race (season 11)
|RuPaul's Drag Race|
|Broadcast from||February 28, 2019|
The eleventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on February 28, 2019, on VH1. The cast for this season features fourteen new queens and one returning queen who were announced via a live video on January 24, 2019, hosted by season 10 winner Aquaria and Adam Rippon. Season 10 contestant Vanessa Vanjie Mateo returned to the competition.
Ages, names, and cities stated are at time of contest.
|A'Keria C. Davenport[a]||Gregory D'Wayne||30||Dallas, Texas||TBD|
|Ariel Versace||Bryan Philip Neel||26||Cherry Hill, New Jersey||TBD|
|Brooke Lynn Hytes||Brock Hayhoe||32||Nashville, Tennessee||TBD|
|Mercedes Iman Diamond||Curran||30||Minneapolis, Minnesota||TBD|
|Nina West||Andrew Levitt||39||Columbus, Ohio||TBD|
|Plastique Tiara||Duc Tran||21||Dallas, Texas||TBD|
|Ra'Jah O'Hara[b]||Benni Miller||33||Dallas, Texas||TBD|
|Scarlet Envy||Jacob James||26||Brooklyn, New York||TBD|
|Shuga Cain||Jesus Martinez Jr.||40||New York City, New York||TBD|
|Silky Nutmeg Ganache||Reginald Steele||28||Chicago, Illinois||TBD|
|Vanessa Vanjie Mateo||Jose Cancel||26||Los Angeles, California||TBD|
|Yvie Oddly||Jovan Bridges||24||Denver, Colorado||TBD|
|Honey Davenport||James Heath-Clark||32||New York City, New York||13th Place|
|Kahanna Montrese||Tyrone Hardiman||25||Las Vegas, Nevada||14th Place|
|Soju||Hyunsoo "Tony" Ha||27||Los Angeles, California||15th Place|
- A'Keria Chanel Davenport is referred to as A'Keria C. Davenport on the show.
- Ra'Jah D. O'Hara is referred to as Ra'Jah O'Hara on the show.
|A'Keria C. Davenport||HIGH||SAFE||BTM6|
|Brooke Lynn Hytes||WIN||LOW||SAFE|
|Mercedes Iman Diamond||LOW||BTM2||SAFE|
|Silky Nutmeg Ganache||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE|
|Vanessa Vanjie Mateo||HIGH||SAFE||HIGH|
- The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race.
- The contestant was a runner-up.
- The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality.
- The contestant won the challenge.
- The contestant received positive judges' critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
- The contestant received judges' critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
- The contestant received negative judges' critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
- The contestant was placed in the bottom and had to lipsync for their life.
- The contestant was eliminated.
|1||Kahanna Montrese||vs.||Soju||“The Best of Both Worlds”
|2||Kahanna Montrese||vs.||Mercedes Iman Diamond||“Work Bitch”
|3||A'keria C. Davenport vs. Honey Davenport vs. Plastique Tiara
vs. Ra'Jah O'Hara vs. Scarlet Envy vs. Shuga Cain
|"Waiting for Tonight (Hex Hector Mix)"
- The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the bottom.
- The contestant was eliminated after their second time in the bottom.
- The contestant was eliminated after their third time in the bottom.
Listed in chronological order:
- Miley Cyrus, singer, actress
- Bobby Moynihan, actor, comedian
- Sydelle Noel, actress, athlete
- Guillermo Díaz, actor
- Troye Sivan, singer, songwriter
- Joel McHale, actor, comedian
- Tiffany Pollard, reality television personality
- Kandi Burruss, singer, songwriter, reality television personality
- Cara Delevingne, model, actress
- Clea DuVall, actress
- Fortune Feimster, actress, comedian
- Tony Hale, actor
- Cheyenne Jackson, actor, singer
- Katherine Langford, actress
- Natasha Lyonne, actress
- Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, actress, television hostess
- Mirai Nagasu, figure skater
- Adam Rippon, figure skater
- Gina Rodriguez, actress
- Wanda Sykes, actress, comedian, writer
- Amber Valletta, model, actress
- Lena Waithe, writer, actress
- Travis Wall, dancer, choreographer
Guests who appeared in episodes, but did not judge on the main stage.
- Adore Delano, runner-up of season six and contestant on All Stars season two
- Delta Work, contestant on season three
- Derrick Barry, contestant on season eight
- Eureka, contestant on season nine and runner-up of season ten
- Farrah Moan, contestant on season nine and All Stars season four
- Ginger Minj, runner-up of season seven and contestant on All Stars season two
- Jasmine Masters, contestant on season seven and All Stars season four
- Kimora Blac, contestant on season nine
- Manila Luzon, runner-up of season three and contestant on All Stars season one and season four
- Mariah Balenciaga, contestant on season three
- Ongina, contestant on season one
- Raja, winner of season three
- Raven, runner-up of season two and All Stars season one
- Sonique, contestant on season two
- Victoria "Porkchop" Parker, contestant on season one
- Derrick Barry, contestant on season eight
|Title||Original air date|
|132||1||"Whatcha Unpackin?"||February 28, 2019|
Fourteen new queens and one returning queen, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, enter the werk room. RuPaul announces the first mini-challenge is to pose with drag race alumni and the queens are paired up as follows: Scarlet and Raja, Shuga and Jasmine Masters, Honey and Manila Luzon, Ra'Jah and Ginger Minj, Vanessa and Farrah Moan, Brooke and Ongina, Plastique and Sonique, Soju and Victoria "Porkchop" Parker, Ariel and Eureka, Nina and Raven, Mercedes and Delta Work, Kahanna and Derrick Barry, A'Keria and Kimora Blac, Silky and Mariah, and Yvie and Adore Delano. Silky wins the challenge and gets to assign each queen a box inspired by a previous contestant to make an outfit from.
Silky assigns herself Peppermint, A’Keria with BeBe Zahara Benet, Ariel with Laganja Estranja, Brooke with Detox, Honey with BenDeLaCreme, Kahanna with Katya, Mercedes with Bianca Del Rio, Nina with Thorgy Thor, Plastique with Sasha Velour, Ra’Jah with Kennedy Davenport, Scarlet with Violet Chachki, Shuga with Sharon Needles, Soju with Kim Chi, Vanessa with Valentina and Yvie with Alaska. Whilst the queens are constructing their garments guest judge Miley Cyrus surprises them by dressing up as a crew member and sneaking into the workroom, she reveals that she will be the guest judge for that week.
On the main stage, Ariel, Honey, Ra'Jah, Scarlet, Shuga, Silky, and Yvie are declared safe. The remaining queens are critiqued with A'Keria, Brooke, Plastique, and Vanessa all receiving praise for their garments with Kahanna, Mercedes, Nina, and Soju receiving negative critiques. After the judges deliberate Brooke is declared the winner of the challenge and Soju and Kahanna are put in the bottom two. They lipsync to "The Best of Both Worlds" by Hannah Montana and Soju is eliminated.
|133||2||"Good God Girl, Get Out"||March 7, 2019|
The contestants take part in a mini-challenge where they have to 'photobomb' famous pictures of celebrities and both Silky and Brooke win the challenge. This gives them the power to pick the teams for the week's maxi challenge which is to star in two parody films 'Why It Gotta Be Black, Panther?' (parody of 'Black Panther') and 'Good God Girl Get Out' (parody of 'Get Out'). The teams then assign roles and perform in front of the camera while Ross and Michelle direct.
On the main stage, the category is 'What's Your Sign?' where the queens dress according to their zodiac signs. A'Keria, Honey, Nina, Ra'Jah, Silky, and Vanessa are declared safe. Ariel, Brooke, Kahanna, and Mercedes receive negative critiques of their performances in the challenge but Brooke and Ariel receive praise for their runway looks. While Plastique, Scarlet, Shuga, and Yvie receive positive critiques with Plastique, Scarlet, and Yvie receiving positive feedback on their runways as well. Scarlet and Yvie are declared the winners of the challenge while Kahanna and Mercedes are placed in the bottom two. The pair then lipsync to "Work Bitch" by Britney Spears with Kahanna going home.
|134||3||"Diva Worship"||March 14, 2019|
At the start of the episode the queens take part in a mini-challenge where they need to try and 'seduce' their way into a Seduction concert, and Nina and Ra'Jah win. They select their teams for the maxi challenge which is to make a parody Christian talk show to worship a diva. Nina's team pick Britney Spears and Ra'Jah's team select Mariah Carey. The queens are then directed by Ross and perform their show in one take.
On the main stage, the category is 'Fringe' and the queens each present a fringe inspired look. Team Nina are declared the winners of the challenge and Ru compliments both Vanjie and Ariel for their excellent performances but Nina is declared the overall challenge winner. Team Ra'Jah O'Hara is declared the losing team and all six of the team's members (A'Keria, Plastique, Ra'Jah, Scarlet, Shuga, and Honey) are critiqued for severely lackluster performances, but most of their runways are well-received. After deliberating, Ru places every team member in the bottom six and has them lipsync to "Waiting for Tonight (Hex Hector Mix)" by Jennifer Lopez. Ru announces first that Plastique is safe, followed by Ra'Jah, Scarlet, and A'Keria. Finally, Shuga is the last to be saved, resulting in Honey's elimination.
|135||4||"Trump: The Rusical"||March 21, 2019|
|136||5||TBA||March 28, 2019|
|1||"Whatcha Unpackin?"||February 28, 2019||0.30||0.631|
|2||"Good God Girl, Get Out"||March 7, 2019||0.28||0.586|
|3||"Diva Worship"||March 14, 2019||0.26||0.539|
|4||"Trump: The Rusical"||March 21, 2019||TBD||TBD|
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