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RuPaul's Drag Race
Season 11
Broadcast fromFebruary 28, 2019 (2019-02-28) –
present
JudgesRuPaul
Michelle Visage
Ross Mathews
Carson Kressley
Host(s)RuPaul
BroadcasterVH1
Competitors15
Chronology

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.[1] Season 10 contestant Vanessa Vanjie Mateo returned to the competition.

Contestants

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

Contestant Age[2] Hometown[3] Outcome
A'keria C. Davenport[a] 30 Dallas, Texas TBD
Brooke Lynn Hytes 32 Nashville, Tennessee TBD
Silky Nutmeg Ganache 28 Chicago, Illinois TBD
Yvie Oddly 24 Denver, Colorado TBD
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo 26 Los Angeles, California 5th Place
Nina West 39 Columbus, Ohio 6th Place
Shuga Cain 40 New York, New York 7th Place
Plastique Tiara 21 Dallas, Texas 8th Place
Ra'Jah O'Hara[b] 33 Dallas, Texas 9th Place
Scarlet Envy 26 Brooklyn, New York 10th Place
Ariel Versace 26 Cherry Hill, New Jersey 11th Place
Mercedes Iman Diamond 30 Minneapolis, Minnesota 12th Place
Honey Davenport 32 New York, New York 13th Place
Kahanna Montrese 25 Las Vegas, Nevada 14th Place
Soju 27 Los Angeles, California 15th Place
  1. ^ A'Keria Chanel Davenport is referred to as A'Keria C. Davenport on the show.
  2. ^ Ra'Jah D. O'Hara is referred to as Ra'Jah O'Hara on the show.

Contestant progress

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
A'Keria C. Davenport HIGH SAFE BTM6 SAFE SAFE WIN BTM2 SAFE WIN SAFE HIGH SAFE Guest
Brooke Lynn Hytes WIN LOW HIGH HIGH WIN HIGH HIGH BTM2 HIGH HIGH WIN BTM2 Guest
Silky Nutmeg Ganache SAFE SAFE HIGH WIN LOW HIGH SAFE WIN HIGH LOW BTM2 SAFE Guest
Yvie Oddly SAFE WIN HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH BTM2 SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE Guest
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo HIGH SAFE HIGH LOW SAFE SAFE SAFE LOW BTM2 BTM2 HIGH ELIM Guest
Nina West LOW SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOW LOW HIGH SAFE WIN ELIM Guest
Shuga Cain SAFE HIGH BTM6 SAFE BTM2 HIGH SAFE HIGH LOW ELIM Guest Guest
Plastique Tiara HIGH HIGH BTM6 SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Ra'Jah O'Hara SAFE SAFE BTM6 BTM2 SAFE BTM2 ELIM Guest
Scarlet Envy SAFE WIN BTM6 SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Ariel Versace SAFE LOW HIGH SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Mercedes Iman Diamond LOW BTM2 HIGH ELIM Guest
Honey Davenport SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Kahanna Montrese BTM2 ELIM Guest
Soju ELIM Guest Guest
     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.
     The contestant returned as a guest for the makeover challenge.
     The contestant returned as a guest for the reunion episode.

Lip syncs

Episode Contestants Song Eliminated
1 Kahanna Montrese vs. Soju The Best of Both Worlds
(Hannah Montana)
Soju
2 Kahanna Montrese vs. Mercedes Iman Diamond Work Bitch
(Britney Spears)
Kahanna Montrese
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)"
(Jennifer Lopez)
Honey Davenport
4 Mercedes Iman Diamond vs. Ra'Jah O'Hara Living in America
(James Brown)
Mercedes Iman Diamond
5 Ariel Versace vs. Shuga Cain I'm Your Baby Tonight
(Whitney Houston)
Ariel Versace
6 Ra'Jah O'Hara vs. Scarlet Envy Last Dance
(Donna Summer)
Scarlet Envy
7 A'Keria C. Davenport vs. Ra'Jah O'Hara Strut
(Sheena Easton)
Ra'Jah O'Hara
8 Brooke Lynn Hytes vs. Yvie Oddly Sorry Not Sorry
(Demi Lovato)
None
9 Plastique Tiara vs. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo "Hood Boy"
(Fantasia Barrino)
Plastique Tiara
10 Shuga Cain vs. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo "No More Drama"
(Mary J. Blige)
Shuga Cain
11 Nina West vs. Silky Nutmeg Ganache "No Scrubs"
(TLC)
Nina West
12 Brooke Lynn Hytes vs. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo "Pride: A Deeper Love"
(Aretha Franklin)

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

     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.
     The contestant was eliminated after their fourth time in the bottom.

Guest judges

Listed in chronological order:[4]

Special guests

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

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

  • Love Connie, drag performer

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 10

  • Delta Work, contestant on season three
  • Kyle Marlett, magician

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
1321"Whatcha Unpackin?"[6]February 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)[7]

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 Envy and Raja, Shuga Cain and Jasmine Masters, Honey Davenport and Manila Luzon, Ra'Jah O'Hara and Ginger Minj, Vanessa and Farrah Moan, Brooke Lynn Hytes and Ongina, Plastique Tiara and Sonique, Soju and Victoria "Porkchop" Parker, Ariel Versace and Eureka, Nina West and Raven, Mercedes Iman Diamond and Delta Work, Kahanna Montrese and Derrick Barry, A'Keria C. Davenport and Kimora Blac, Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Mariah, and Yvie Oddly 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 to meet the queens.

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 West, 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; Kahanna wins the lip sync and Soju becomes the first queen eliminated.

  • Guest Judge: Miley Cyrus
  • Alternating Judges: Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Photo shoot with past Drag Race legends.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Silky Nutmeg Ganache
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card from Arda Wigs
  • Main Challenge: Create signature looks from materials belonging to former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” legends.
  • Challenge Winner: Brooke Lynn Hytes
  • Main Challenge Prize: A seven night stay in Paris, France courtesy of misterb&b
  • Bottom Two: Kahanna Montrese and Soju
  • Lip Sync Song: "The Best of Both Worlds" by Hannah Montana
  • Eliminated: Soju
  • Farewell message: "I LOVE ALL OF YOU CYSTERS! HAVE FUN ♡ — GEONBAE, BITCHES! SOJU ♡"
1332"Good God Girl, Get Out"[6]March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)[7]

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 both 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; Mercedes wins the lip sync and Kahanna is eliminated.

  • Guest Judges: Sydelle Noel and Bobby Moynihan
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Celebrity photo bombing
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Brooke Lynn Hytes and Silky Nutmeg Ganache
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $1,000 gift card from Fierce Queen
  • Main Challenge: Perform in drag film adaptations of Black Panther and Get Out
  • Runway Theme: What's Your Sign?
  • Challenge Winners: Scarlet Envy and Yvie Oddly
  • Main Challenge Prize: $2,500 gift card from The Crème Shop
  • Bottom Two: Kahanna Montrese and Mercedes Iman Diamond
  • Lip Sync Song: "Work Bitch" by Britney Spears
  • Eliminated: Kahanna Montrese
  • Farewell message: "For the first time I’ve felt like I truly belonged. Thank you for embracing me & making me feel loved. Xoxo, Kahanna"
1343"Diva Worship"[6]March 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)[7]

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 Vanessa and Ariel for their excellent performances but Nina is declared the overall challenge winner. Team Ra'Jah is declared the losing team and all six of the team's members (A'Keria, Honey, Plastique, Ra'Jah, Scarlet, and Shuga) are critiqued for severely lackluster performances and a general lack of knowledge about Mariah Carey, though most of their runways are well-received. When every member of Team Ra'Jah claims that they were all to blame for the failing challenge, Ru puts every team member up for elimination, having the six of 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 saved and Honey is eliminated from the competition.

  • Guest Judges: Guillermo Díaz and Troye Sivan
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Seduce your way into a Seduction concert
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Nina West and Ra'Jah O'Hara
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $1,500 gift card from J.J. Malibu
  • Main Challenge: Star in a she-vangelical talk show worshiping a diva
  • Runway Theme: Fringe
  • Challenge Winner: Nina West
  • Main Challenge Prize: $3,500 gift card from ISLYNYC
  • Bottom Six: A'Keria C. Davenport, Honey Davenport, Plastique Tiara, Ra'Jah O'Hara, Scarlet Envy and Shuga Cain
  • Lip Sync Song: "Waiting for Tonight (Hex Hector Mix)" by Jennifer Lopez
  • Eliminated: Honey Davenport
  • Farewell message: "Sisters, if nothing else show the world your heart. I hope y'all saw mine. Xoxo, Honey"
1354"Trump: The Rusical"[6]March 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)[7]

For the mini-challenge, Ru asks the girls to get into quick drag to impersonate Rachel Maddow and deliver news from a teleprompter and Scarlet is declared the winner. She has to cast the queens for a parody version of Grease in a rusical about Donald Trump and they have to impersonate the women in his life and cabinet. Scarlet casts herself as Betsy DeVos, A'Keria as Stormy Daniels, Ariel as Shandy (Sandy from Grease), Brooke as Ivana Trump, Mercedes Iman Diamond as Ivanka Trump, Nina as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Plastique as Melania Trump, Ra'Jah as Omarosa, Shuga as Hillary Clinton, Silky as Oprah, Vanessa as Rosie O'Donnell, and Yvie as Kellyanne Conway. Yanis Marshall choreographs the queens and during the performance Ginger Minj makes an appearance as Donald Trump.

On the main stage, the category is "Orange Alert". A'Keria, Ariel, Nina, Plastique, Scarlet, and Shuga are declared safe with Scarlet being told by Ru that she made good casting decisions for the rusical. Brooke, Silky, and Yvie receive positive feedback from the judges, while Mercedes, Ra'Jah, and Vanessa receive negative critiques for not standing out in the rusical. Silky is declared as the winner with Mercedes and Ra'Jah being placed in the bottom two. They lip sync to "Living in America" by James Brown and Ra'Jah wins the lip sync, resulting in Mercedes' elimination.

  • Guest Judges: Tiffany Pollard and Joel McHale
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Why You Maddow, Tho?
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Scarlet Envy
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $3,000 gift card from The Divas Jewels
  • Main Challenge: Star in Trump: The Rusical
  • Runway Theme: Orange Alert
  • Challenge Winner: Silky Nutmeg Ganache
  • Main Challenge Prize: A getaway to The Grand Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale
  • Bottom Two: Mercedes Iman Diamond and Ra'Jah O'Hara
  • Lip Sync Song: "Living in America" by James Brown
  • Eliminated: Mercedes Iman Diamond
  • Farewell message: "It was so great meeting you gurls. Love y'all, Mercedes"
1365"Monster Ball"[6]March 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)[7]

At the start of the episode Trixie Mattel joins the queens as they take part in a mini-challenge where they need to make a friend for the Rupaul Doll. Ra'Jah O'Hara is declared the winner and Ru announces that this weeks maxi challenge is a spooktacular ball where the queens need to participate in three categories: Trampy Trick or Treater, Witch Please!, and MILF (Monster I'd Like to Freak) Eleganza. The queens must make the final look from scratch having already brought looks for the other two categories.

On the main stage, the girls all present there outfits and A'Keria, Nina, Ra'Jah, Scarlet, and Vanessa are declared safe. This leaves Brooke, Plastique, and Yvie in the top with Ariel, Shuga, and Silky in the bottom. Eventually Ru declares Brooke the winner having particularly impressed the judges by walking down the runway en pointe. Ariel and Shuga are placed in the bottom two and the pair lipsync to "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston; Ariel falls during the lipsync, which results in Shuga winning the lipsync and Ariel being eliminated from the competition.

  • Guest Judges: Cara Delevingne and Elvira
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Create a living doll
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ra'Jah O'Hara
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $1,000 gift card from Coolhaus Ice Cream
  • Main Challenge: Create three looks based on Halloween; Trampy Trick or Treater, Witch Please!, and MILF Eleganza
  • Challenge Winner: Brooke Lynn Hytes
  • Main Challenge Prize: $3,000 gift card from Travelgay.com
  • Bottom Two: Ariel Versace and Shuga Cain
  • Lip Sync Song: "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston
  • Eliminated: Ariel Versace
  • Farewell message: "You girls taught me what sister (cyster) really is ☹ Kill it! ♡ u girls. Xoxo, Ariel. Mom!!!!"
1376"The Draglympics"[6]April 4, 2019 (2019-04-04)[7]

For the mini challenge the queens are joined by drag queen Connie Love to take part in 'Galisthenics' and Plastique and A'Keria are declared the winners. This means that they can pick their teams and A'Keria selects Brooke, Silky, Yvie, and Shuga with Plastique choosing Ra'Jah, Vanessa, Nina, and Scarlet. The queens then practise their routines (which must incorporate Fanography, Voguing, and Shablamming) with Adam Rippon and Travis Wall. In the maxi challenge the queens perform their routines while Adam and Michelle commentate. Both teams perform well although Yvie damages her ankle due to her Ehlers-Danols syndrome, meaning she has to walk down the runway with a cane later on.

On the main stage, the category is 'All that Glitters' and the queens all present their best golden looks. Ru declares Team A'Keria the winners, praising A'Keria for her performance and the selection of her team and so names her the winner of the challenge. Team Plastique is declared the losing team, and while most of the girls receive mixed feedback, Ra'Jah and Scarlet receiving negative critiques for not standing out. The other members of the team are then declared safe and Ru places Ra'Jah and Scarlet in the bottom. The pair then lipsync to "Last Dance" by Donna Summer; Ra'Jah wins the lip sync and Scarlet is sent home by Ru.

  • Guest Judges: Travis Wall, Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon
  • Mini-Challenge: Galisthenics with Love Connie
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: A'Keria C. Davenport and Plastique Tiara
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $1,500 gift card from MuLondon
  • Main Challenge: Perform in a free-style floor program which includes Fanography, Voguing and Shablam
  • Runway Theme: All That Glitters
  • Challenge Winner: A'Keria C. Davenport
  • Main Challenge Prize: $2,500 gift card from daftboy and $2,500 gift card from Elea's Closet
  • Bottom Two: Ra'Jah O'Hara and Scarlet Envy
  • Lip Sync Song: "Last Dance" by Donna Summer
  • Eliminated: Scarlet Envy
  • Farewell message: "You know she loves a mirror and she loves you too. Meet you on the late night dance floor. XOXO Scarlet"
1387"From Farm to Runway"[6]April 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)[7]

The mini challenge at the start of the episode is a potato sack race where the queens need to show off their 'boob-ography' and Nina and Shuga are the challenge winners. Ru then announces that for the main challenge the queens need to create outfits from organic materials. After the queens start working on their creations Ru returns to the workroom and tells them to go to the stage where a special guest will help them with their runway presentation. They are greeted by Alyssa Edwards, Plastique's drag mother, who gives the advice to the queens and choreographs a country-style routine called 'Pumpkin Pie'.

On the main stage, the queens perform 'Pumpkin Pie' and then present their organic looks. Shuga, Silky, and Vanessa are all declared safe and leave the stage. The judges then give positive critiques to Brooke, Plastique, and Yvie whilst A'Keria, Nina, and Ra'Jah are negatively critiqued. Afterward, Plastique is declared the winner of the challenge and A'Keria and Ra'Jah are placed in the bottom two. The pair proceed to lipsync to "Strut" by Sheena Easton. A'Keria is declared the winner and Ra'Jah, having landed in the bottom four times, is eliminated from the competition.

  • Guest Judges: Kandi Burruss and Amber Valletta
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: A potato sack race serving boob-ography
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Nina West and Shuga Cain
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,500 courtesy of Hask
  • Main Challenge: Create a high fashion look made from organic materials to model on the runway
  • Challenge Winner: Plastique Tiara
  • Main Challenge Prize: A five night trip to Toronto courtesy of Tourism Toronto
  • Bottom Two: A'Keria C. Davenport and Ra'Jah O'Hara
  • Lip Sync Song: "Strut" by Sheena Easton
  • Eliminated: Ra'Jah O'Hara
  • Farewell message: "It's a beautiful day in the 'hood'...wait gotta be my neighbor! XOXO – Rajah. P.S. – She was the only one to take me out! LOL Love y'all"
1398"Snatch Game at Sea"[6]April 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)[7]

The queens take part in a mini challenge where they need to pitch their self-help books to RuPaul, Silky wins the challenge with her book Eat It: Chronicles Of The Buffet. Ru then announces that the main challenge will be Snatch Game at sea where the queens have to impersonate different celebrities. Season 5 Snatch Game and season winner Jinkx Monsoon joins Ru for his walk through and gives advice to the queens. In the Snatch Game Tony Hale and Clea Duvall star as guest judges. A'Keria plays Tiffany Haddish, Brooke impersonates Celine Dion, Nina does both Harvey Fierstein and Jo Anne Worley, Plastique plays Lovely Mimi, Shuga impersonates Charo, Silky does Ts Madison, Vanessa plays Danielle Bregoli, and Yvie impersonates Whoopi Goldberg.

On the main stage, the category is sequins. After the runway A'Keria and Plastique are declared safe. Nina, Shuga, and Silky are all praised for their performances in the challenge and Shuga is especially commended by Ru for her runway. Meanwhile Brooke, Vanessa, and Yvie are negatively critiqued for their performance in the challenge with Vanessa also receiving negative critiques for her runway. Ru then declares Silky the challenge winner and Brooke and Yvie are placed in the bottom two. After they lispync to "Sorry Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato, Ru decides to save both queens and no one is eliminated.

  • Guest Judges: Tony Hale and Clea DuVall
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Pitch your own Self-Help Book
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Silky Nutmeg Ganache
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $1,000 credit from Postmates
  • Main Challenge: Snatch Game at Sea
  • Runway Theme: Sequins
  • Challenge Winner: Silky Nutmeg Ganache
  • Main Challenge Prize: $5,000 gift certificate from VACAYA
  • Bottom Two: Brooke Lynn Hytes and Yvie Oddly
  • Lip Sync Song: "Sorry Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato
  • Eliminated: None
1409"L.A.D.P.!"[6]April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)[7]

In the mini challenge the queens have to read each other and Brooke wins both the challenge and a $2,500 gift card from l.a.Eyeworks. Ru announces that in the main challenge the queens will have to perform in an improv comedy sketch called Los Angeles Drag Patrol (L.A.D.P.). Brooke gets to pick the teams and pairs Vanjie and Plastique, Silky and Shuga, A'Keria and Yvie, and herself with Nina. Each pair then perform in a different scenario with Fortune Feimster and Cheyenne Jackson who star as cops. In the first scene Silky plays an illegal 'butt pad' salesperson and Shuga a disgruntled religious customer. Then Brooke and Nina star as trailer park neighbours who the police have visited after Nina reported Brooke's nudity. Plastique and Vanjie star as rowing cats in a literal cat fight. And A'Keria and Yvie play two 'Twerking Girls' who are arguing over their 'turf'.

On the main stage, the category is 'Face-Kini Realness' where the queens present looks where only their eyes and lips are visible. Ru then declares Nina and Yvie as safe. A'Keria, Brooke, and Silky all receive positive critiques for their performances but Silky is critiscised for her runway and lack of make up. A'Keria is then declared the winner of the challenge. Plastique, Shuga, and Vanjie are all negatively critiqued but Shuga receives positive critiques for her runway look. Plastique and Vanjie are then placed in the bottom two and lispync to "Hood Boy" by Fantasia Barrino; Vanjie wins the lip sync and Plastique is eliminated from the competition.

  • Guest Judges: Fortune Feimster, Cheyenne Jackson and Natasha Lyonne
  • Mini-Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Brooke Lynn Hytes
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,500 gift card to l.a.Eyeworks
  • Main Challenge: Perform in an improv comedy policy sketch for the hit TV series Los Angeles Drag Patrol (L.A.D.P.)
  • Runway Theme: Face-Kini Realness
  • Challenge Winner: A'Keria C. Davenport
  • Main Challenge Prize: 2 VIP tickets to Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity in Las Vegas, including flights and hotel accommodations
  • Bottom Two: Plastique Tiara and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
  • Lip Sync Song: "Hood Boy" by Fantasia Barrino
  • Eliminated: Plastique Tiara
  • Farewell message: "I love yall so much ♡ Thank you for being so kind! Plastique ♡"
14110"Dragracadabra"[6]May 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[7]

In the mini challenge, the queens have to work with the 'Pit Crew' to get the most balls in a bag in the quickest time and Vanessa wins the challenge. Ru reveals that for the maxi challenge the queens have to put on a magic show where they must perform magic tricks and put on a show. Vanessa gets to pick the teams and picks A'Keria, Silky, and Yvie for her team 'Black Magic' so Brooke, Nina, and Shuga form 'The Mighty Tucks'. The queens then get taught magic tricks from magician Kyle Marlett. The next day on the main stage, the two groups perform their shows in front of the judges and a live audience,

The next day on the main stage, the runway category is 'Caftan Realness' and the queens each present their outfits. Ru and the judges then critique the girls and both Nina and Brooke are highly praised for both their outfits and performances. Shuga receives praise for being part of the best team but is critiqued for being overshadowed and Michelle criticises her caftan runway (which consisted of three looks). The other team receive varying levels of negative critiques for their performances but Yvie and Vanessa are particularly praised for their runways. Nina is then declared the winner of the challenge and Shuga and Vanessa are placed in the bottom two. The pair lipsync to "No More Drama" by Mary J. Blige; Vanjie wins the lip sync once again and Shuga is eliminated.

  • Guest Judges: Katherine Langford and Gina Rodriguez
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: "Balls to the Wall"
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,500 gift card from Dirt Squirrel
  • Main Challenge: In teams, perform a magic show in front of a live audience.
  • Runway Theme: Caftan Realness
  • Challenge Winner: Nina West
  • Main Challenge Prize: $3,000 gift card from Marek & Richard and $3,000 gift card from OutOfOffice.com
  • Bottom Two: Shuga Cain and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
  • Lip Sync Song: "No More Drama" by Mary J. Blige
  • Eliminated: Shuga Cain
  • Farewell message: "You all hold a very special place in my heart. Make Nana proud ♡ Shuga"
14211"Bring Back My Queens!"[6]May 9, 2019 (2019-05-09)[7]

For the mini challenge, the queens play a game called "Slap Out of It," where they antagnozie and fake slap one another. Brooke is deemed to have the best reactions to being slapped and is declared the winner. Immediately after the mini challenge, RuPaul brings back to the workroom six queens that were eliminated earlier in the competition -- Shuga, Plastique, Scarlet, Ariel, Honey, and Soju. RuPaul then describes the main challenge, where each of the remaining queens has to use her own drag aesthetic to makeover one of the eliminated queens as a member of her drag house. The eliminated queens have to wear large pink gloves during the makeover so they are prevented from doing their own makeup. RuPaul also explains that the eliminated queens would not be returning to the competition and that they are only present for this challenge. Since Brooke won the mini challenge, she won the right to pair the remaining and eliminated queens. She chooses Plastique for herself, then pairs Shuga with Nina, Honey with A'Keria, Scarlet with Yvie, Soju with Silky, and Ariel with Vanessa.

On the main stage, A'Keria, Brooke, and Vanessa receive positive comments for their respective makeovers, while Nina, Silky, and Yvie receive negative critiques. After the judges' critiques, RuPaul asks all of the queens (both the remaining and eliminated queens) which of the remaining queens deserves to go home and why. Seven of the queens say Silky should go home, while the other five say Yvie should. Brooke is declared the winner of the challenge while Nina and Silky are declared the bottom two. The pair lip syncs to "No Scrubs" by TLC; Silky wins the lip sync and Nina is sent home.

  • Guest Judges: Lena Waithe and Wanda Sykes
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Attempt to make the other queens slap them in a game called "Slap Out of It"
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Brooke Lynn Hytes
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: Nails and lashes from KISS USA, and a wig and styling package from Luxelab
  • Main Challenge: Makeover the eliminated queens into members of their own drag families
  • Challenge Winner: Brooke Lynn Hytes
  • Main Challenge Prize: A trip for two to Aruba with complimentary airfare and a five-night stay at the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino for Brooke Lynn, and a $2,000 gift card from Klein Epstein & Parker for Plastique Tiara
  • Bottom Two: Nina West and Silky Nutmeg Ganache
  • Lip Sync Song: "No Scrubs" by TLC
  • Eliminated: Nina West
  • Farewell message: "My sisters. I love all of you so much. Thank you for your friendship. Go BIG, Be KIND, Go WEST. Love, Nina – The Pride of Season 11"
14312"Queens Everywhere"[6]May 16, 2019 (2019-05-16)[7]

Michelle tells the queens that this week they will have to each write their own rap verses to Ru's song "Queens Everywhere" and perform in the song's music video as well as take part in an interview with Ru and Michelle for their podcast "What's the Tee?". The queens each record their verses with Todrick Hall and are later choreographed by him. After each appearing on the podcast the queens take part in the one-take recording of the video, set in a club.

On the main stage, the queens present their 'Best Drag'. Ru then gets the queens to give advice to (pictures of) their younger selves. The judges then proceed to critique them on their performances. While all the queens receive mainly positive critiques for both their runways and performances, Vanessa is criticized for a disconnect in her performance, which was considered the weakest in the group, and Brooke is panned for lacking 'edge' and passion in the video recording. Ru announces that A'Keria, Silky, and Yvie all progress to the finale and places Brooke and Vanessa in the bottom two. The pair then lipsync to "Pride: A Deeper Love" by Aretha Franklin. Brooke wins the lip sync and joins A'Keria, Silky, and Yvie in the final four and Vanessa is eliminated from the competition.

  • Guest Judges: Todrick Hall
  • Alternating Judges: Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
  • Main Challenge: Write, record, and perform their own verse to RuPaul's song "Queens Everywhere" and guest star on the "What's the Tee?" podcast with Michelle Visage
  • Bottom Two: Brooke Lynn Hytes and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
  • Lip Sync Song: "Pride: A Deeper Love" by Aretha Franklin
  • Eliminated: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
  • Farewell message: "BITCHES! I ♡ you all not just the Vanjie way but the VANESSA VANJIE MATEO way! xoxo "snek it" $ Cut the check!"
14413"Reunited"[6]May 23, 2019 (2019-05-23)[7]
14514"Grand Finale"[6]May 30, 2019 (2019-05-30)[7]

Ratings

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Whatcha Unpackin?" February 28, 2019 0.30[8] 0.631[8]
2 "Good God Girl, Get Out" March 7, 2019 0.28[9] 0.586[9]
3 "Diva Worship" March 14, 2019 0.26[10] 0.539[10]
4 "Trump: The Rusical" March 21, 2019 0.28[11] 0.598[11]
5 "Monster Ball" March 28, 2019 0.27[12] 0.542[12]
6 "The Dragylmpics" April 4, 2019 0.31[13] 0.627[13]
7 "From Farm to Runway" April 11, 2019 0.24[14] 0.529[14]
8 "Snatch Game at Sea" April 18, 2019 0.25[15] 0.534[15]
9 "L.A.D.P.!" April 25, 2019 0.25[16] 0.534[16]
10 "Dragracadabra" May 2, 2019 0.26[17] 0.498[17]
11 "Bring Back My Queens!" May 9, 2019 0.28[18] 0.555[18]
12 "Queens Everywhere" May 16, 2019 0.26[19] 0.564[19]
13 "Reunited" May 23, 2019 TBD TBD
14 "Grand Finale" May 30, 2019 TBD TBD

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