RuPaul's Drag Race (season 2)
|RuPaul's Drag Race|
|Broadcast from||February 1– April 26, 2010|
The second season of RuPaul's Drag Race premiered on February 1, 2010, and aired its final episode on April 26, 2010. On May 1, 2009, the casting website for the series opened, allowing prospective contestants to create user profiles and upload videos of themselves to be voted on by viewers; the applicant collecting the most votes being invited to become a contestant of the second season. At the end of the online casting period, Jessica Wild had collected the most votes and was announced as being a season two contestant. Filming took place during the summer of 2009.
For season two, the number of contestants was increased from nine to twelve, and the prizes were slightly modified: a lifetime supply of NYX Cosmetics and be the face of nyxcosmetics.com, an exclusive one year public relations contract with LGBT firm Project Publicity, be featured an LA Eyeworks campaign, join the Logo Drag Race tour, and a cash prize of $25,000. A new tradition of writing a farewell message, in lipstick on their workstation mirror, was started by the first eliminated queen of the season. Each week's episode is followed by a behind-the-scenes show, RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked. The theme song playing during the runway and the end credits every episode is "Jealous of My Boogie" the Gomi and RasJek remix from RuPaul's album Champion. On December 6, 2011, Amazon.com released this season on DVD via their CreateSpace program.
Jujubee, Pandora Boxx and Raven competed on the first season of All Stars. Pandora placed 11th/12th with season 3 contestant Mimi Imfurst, Jujubee placed 3rd/4th with season 1 contestant Shannel, and Raven was the runner-up.
Morgan McMichaels and Shangela competed on the third season of All Stars. Morgan initially finished in 10th place, however she returned to the competition after fellow contestant, BenDeLaCreme, chose her to return, and placed 5th overall. Shangela placed 3rd/4th overall along with season 1 winner BeBe Zahara Benet.
(Ages and names stated are at time of contest)
|Tyra Sanchez||James Ross||21||Orlando, Florida||Winner|
|Raven||David Petruschin||30||Riverside, California||Runner-up|
|Jujubee||Airline Inthyrath||25||Boston, Massachusetts||3rd Place|
|Tatianna||Joey Santolini||21||Falls Church, Virginia||4th Place|
|Pandora Boxx||Michael Steck||37||Rochester, New York||5th Place|
|Jessica Wild||José David Sierra||29||San Juan, Puerto Rico||6th Place|
|Sahara Davenport||Antoine Ashley||25||New York, New York||7th Place|
|Morgan McMichaels||Thomas White||28||Mira Loma, California||8th Place|
|Sonique||Jason Edwards[a]||26||Atlanta, Georgia||9th Place|
|Mystique Summers Madison||Donte Sims||25||Bedford, Texas||10th Place|
|Nicole Paige Brooks||Brian Christopher Pryor||36||Atlanta, Georgia||11th Place|
|Shangela Laquifa Wadley||D.J. Pierce||28||Los Angeles, California||12th Place|
- Sonique legally changed her name after her gender transition to Kylie Sonique Love.
|Pandora Boxx||HIGH||SAFE||HIGH||HIGH||LOW||HIGH||LOW||ELIM||Miss C|
|Mystique Summers Madison||LOW||HIGH||ELIM||Guest|
|Nicole Paige Brooks||SAFE||ELIM||Guest|
|Shangela Laquifa Wadley||ELIM||Guest|
- The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race.
- The contestant was the runner-up of RuPaul's Drag Race.
- The contestant was eliminated without qualifying to lip-sync in the finale.
- The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality by viewers.
- The contestant won a 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 in the bottom two.
- The contestant was eliminated.
- The contestant returned as a guest for the finale episode.
|1||Sahara Davenport||vs.||Shangela Laquifa Wadley||"Cover Girl (Put the Bass in Your Walk)"
|Shangela Laquifa Wadley|
|2||Nicole Paige Brooks||vs.||Raven||"My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
|Nicole Paige Brooks|
|3||Mystique Summers Madison||vs.||Raven||"I Hear You Knocking"
|Mystique Summers Madison|
|4||Morgan McMichaels||vs.||Sonique||"Two of Hearts"
|5||Morgan McMichaels||vs.||Sahara Davenport||"Carry On"
|6||Jujubee||vs.||Sahara Davenport||"Black Velvet"
|7||Jessica Wild||vs.||Tatianna||"He's the Greatest Dancer"
|8||Jujubee||vs.||Pandora Boxx||"Shake Your Love"
|9||Jujubee||vs.||Tatianna||"Something He Can Feel"
|11||Raven||vs.||Tyra Sanchez||"Jealous of My Boogie (Gomi and RasJek Edit)"
- 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.
Judges are listed in order of appearance:
|Title||Original air date|
|10||1||"Gone with the Window"||February 1, 2010|
The 12 queens arrive and start to size up their competition. Early on in the episode, they discover that some of the queens met one another prior to being cast: Sahara and Shangela, Raven and Morgan, and Nicole and Sonique. After meeting RuPaul for the first time, the queens are pushed into a photo shoot with photographer Mike Ruiz for a Gone with the Wind inspired photo shoot involving the girls straddling a cannon and a high speed fan blowing in their faces.
The first challenge consists of 12 window treatments with different style curtains, courtesy of Smith+Noble. Each queen has to choose one and make an outfit made entirely of the curtains. Raven is allowed to select her curtains first as a reward for having the best photo.
|11||2||"Starrbootylicious"||February 8, 2010|
The girls are given a mini-challenge where they're split into teams of two (with Mystique working alone, as there's an odd number of girls) and asked to give a RuPaul doll a "bad girl" makeover. RuPaul selects Sahara and Pandora as the winners, and they're made group leaders for the next challenge.
|12||3||"Country Queens"||February 15, 2010|
The girls enter the workroom to discover a long table, where most of the girls speculate that they will have to eat something. They're asked to play a game that RuPaul calls "Chicken, or What?", in which they participate in a blind taste test of three foods. They have to guess if what they ate was chicken or some other fried food ("what?"). Mystique and Morgan are declared the winners. They become captains and have to form their teams for the main challenge.
The main challenge tasked the two groups with creating a commercial for Disco Extra Greasy Shortening. Mystique's team creating a commercial for fish fillets, and Morgan's team creating a commercial for fried chicken. After the leaders have cast what parts their teammates would play, and after everyone has memorized most of their lines, RuPaul reveals a twist: the queens need to swap scripts.
|13||4||"The Snatch Game"||February 22, 2010|
The contestants are given a mini challenge called "The Queen is Right," where the girls are shown drag essential items and asked to bid on how much they believe the item is worth. The contestant who comes closest to the actual price wins. Raven wins the challenge, and she is rewarded by being allowed a one time call home. The queens are then asked to impersonate celebrities as part of a Match Game homage, called "Snatch Game."
|14||5||"Here Comes the Bride"||March 1, 2010|
The contestants are given a mini challenge to decorate a white box using provided supplies and an item borrowed from another queen, which Raven wins. RuPaul then announces the main challenge of creating a wedding dress by altering weddings dresses provided to them. As an additional twist, the queens will be shooting wedding portraits using not only their girl drag, but their best guy drag as well by posing as both bride and groom for the portraits. Raven gets first pick of her wedding dress to alter, and then gets to pick the order the rest of the girls pick their dresses out in as well.
|15||6||"Rocker Chicks"||March 8, 2010|
The girls arrive to RuPaul giving them a mini challenge in which they must style a wig, giving it a glam rock makeover. Pandora is declared winner. RuPaul reveals the remaining contestants a very special and unique challenge. They must create a rocker chick outfit and perform live vocals to a rock and roll cover to RuPaul's Ladyboy.
|16||7||"Once Upon a Queen"||March 22, 2010|
The remaining girls are given a mini challenge where they "read" (insult) the other contestants. Jujubee wins the mini challenge, and RuPaul then gives the girls their main challenge for the week. Each contestant is to create an autobiography book cover and title that represents their own personal stories about how doing drag has impacted their lives.
As an additional challenge, the girls field questions via a satellite interview, where they must not only present their autobiography, but also promote a new Absolut alcoholic beverage.
|17||8||"Golden Gals"||March 29, 2010|
This week's challenges focused entirely on age. For the mini challenge, the girls had to match all 12 of this season's contestants to their baby pictures, including their own. The main challenge consisted of the girls taking older gay men and transforming them into their drag mothers for the runway. The contestants were also expected to perform a lip-synch with their mothers to RuPaul's song "Main Event." Tatianna got to pick who each girl would be teamed up with as her reward for winning the mini-challenge.
|18||9||"The Diva Awards"||April 12, 2010|
This week's challenges focused on creating polished looks for different events. For their mini-challenge, the queens had to style and accessorize identical dresses without cutting or gluing them. Tyra is the winner, and she is placed in charge of choreographing an opening number for The Diva Awards, where the queens must put together three looks for three different Diva Award ceremonies: the Teen Diva Awards, where the queens must dress like teen idols, the Diva DC Press Awards, where the queens must pull out executive realness looks, and the Diva Hollywood Extravaganza Awards, where the queens are expected to wear their most glamorous looks.
|19||10||"The Main Event Clip Show"||April 19, 2010|
Highlights and outtakes from the second season's first nine episodes. RuPaul reveals some never-before-seen, behind the scenes moments including the queens impersonating each other, the contestants' family relationships and the unseen moments on the main stage. This is followed by a fast-forward flashback recap of the entire season, followed by an up close and personal look at the final 3.Season 1 contestants Ongina, Shannel, and season 1 winner BeBe Zahara Benet join RuPaul to count down the top ten most unforgettable fits and fashions from the season.
|20||11||"Grand Finale"||April 26, 2010|
Merle and Santino arrive to tell the last three queens about their final challenge - dressing in their best 80s outfits and shooting the music video for RuPaul's next single: "Jealous of My Boogie." They will work with guests who include reality star Robert Verdi, who will help the girls with fashion, make-up artist Mathu Anderson, who will direct the video and choreographer Ryan Heffington, who will coach them in a small fight sequence a la Dynasty.
During the shoot, each girl is given a certain script, where they confront RuPaul and get slapped.
|21||12||"Reunion"||April 26, 2010|
Season 2 cast reunite to talk about their journey and The Miss Congeniality Award Winner is announced as Pandora Boxx, winning in a landslide. The queens all dance together for the last time.
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- "Here Comes the Bride". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 1. Episode 5. March 1, 2010.
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- "Grand Finale". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 1. Episode 11. April 26, 2010, 2010. Check date values in:
- "Reunion". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 1. Episode 12. April 26, 2010, 2010. Check date values in:
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