RuPaul's Drag Race (season 5)

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RuPaul's Drag Race
Season 5
Broadcast from January 28 (2013-01-28) – May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)
Judges RuPaul
Michelle Visage
Santino Rice
Host(s) RuPaul
Broadcaster Logo
Competitors 14
Winner
Jinkx Monsoon
Jinkx Monsoon 001 - DC Capital Pride street festival - 2013-06-09 (9001919893)
Origin Seattle, WA
Runner-up
Chronology

The fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on January 28, 2013, with a 90-minute premiere episode. It had the most contestants since the creation of the show with fourteen.

As this season's winner, Jinkx Monsoon walked away with the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" along with a lifetime supply of Colorevolution Cosmetics, a one-of-a-kind trip courtesy of AlandChuck.travel, a headlining spot on Logo's Drag Race Tour featuring Absolut Vodka and a cash prize of $100 000. Santino Rice and Michelle Visage were back as judges at the panel.[1] The theme song playing during the runway every episode is "I Bring the Beat", while the song playing during the credits is "The Beginning", both songs are from RuPaul's album Glamazon.

The winner of the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Jinkx Monsoon, with Alaska and Roxxxy Andrews being the runners-up.

Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Coco Montrese, Detox and Roxxxy Andrews competed on the second season of All Stars. Coco placed 10th, Alyssa placed 5th, Roxxxy placed 4th and Detox was runner-up with season 7 contestant Katya. Alaska won the competition.

Contestants[edit]

(Ages and names stated are at time of contest)

Contestant Name Age Hometown Outcome
Jinkx Monsoon Jerick Hoffer 24 Seattle, Washington Winner
Alaska[a] Justin Honard 27 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Runner-up
Roxxxy Andrews Michael Feliciano 28 Orlando, Florida
Detox[b] Matthew Sanderson 27 Los Angeles, California 4th Place
Coco Montrese Martin Cooper[2] 37 Las Vegas, Nevada 5th Place
Alyssa Edwards Justin Johnson 32 Mesquite, Texas 6th Place
Ivy Winters Dustin Winters[3] 26 Greenville, Michigan 7th Place
Jade Jolie Josh Green[4] 25 Gainesville, Florida 8th Place
Lineysha Sparx Andy Trinidad[3] 24 San Juan, Puerto Rico 9th Place
Honey Mahogany Alpha Mulugeta 29 San Francisco, California 10th/11th Place
Vivienne Pinay Michael Donehoo[5] 26 New York, New York
Monica Beverly Hillz Juan DeJesus Anaya 27 Owensboro, Kentucky 12th Place
Serena ChaCha Myron Morgan[6] 21 Tallahassee, Florida 13th Place
Penny Tration Tony Cody[7] 39 Cincinnati, Ohio 14th Place
  1. ^ Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 is simply known as Alaska on the show.
  2. ^ Detox Icunt is simply known as Detox on the show.

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant[a] 1[9] 2[10] 3[11] 4[12] 5[13] 6[14] 7[15] 8[16] 9[17] 10[18] 11[19] 12[20] 14[21]
Jinkx Monsoon SAFE SAFE HIGH HIGH WIN HIGH HIGH HIGH WIN HIGH BTM2 SAFE Winner
Alaska HIGH SAFE LOW SAFE HIGH SAFE HIGH WIN HIGH LOW WIN SAFE Runner-up
Roxxxy Andrews WIN SAFE HIGH LOW HIGH HIGH BTM2 LOW HIGH WIN HIGH SAFE Runner-up
Detox SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE HIGH LOW BTM2 ELIM Guest
Coco Montrese SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE SAFE BTM2 WIN SAFE BTM2 ELIM Guest
Alyssa Edwards SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE LOW BTM2 BTM2 ELIM Guest
Ivy Winters HIGH HIGH SAFE HIGH LOW WIN LOW ELIM Miss C
Jade Jolie LOW SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest
Lineysha Sparx HIGH WIN SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest
Vivienne Pinay SAFE HIGH LOW ELIM Guest
Honey Mahogany SAFE HIGH SAFE ELIM Guest
Monica Beverly Hillz SAFE BTM2 ELIM Guest
Serena ChaCha BTM2 ELIM Guest
Penny Tration ELIM Guest
     The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race.
     The contestant was the runner-up of RuPaul's Drag Race.
     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.

Lip-syncs[edit]

Episode Contestants Song Eliminated
1 Penny Tration vs. Serena ChaCha "Party in the U.S.A."
(Miley Cyrus)
Penny Tration
2 Monica Beverly Hillz vs. Serena ChaCha "Only Girl (In the World)"
(Rihanna)
Serena ChaCha
3 Coco Montrese vs. Monica Beverly Hillz "When I Grow Up"
(The Pussycat Dolls)
Monica Beverly Hillz
4 Honey Mahogany vs. Vivienne Pinay "Oops!... I Did It Again"
(Britney Spears)
Honey Mahogany
Vivienne Pinay
5 Detox vs. Lineysha Sparx "Take Me Home"
(Cher)
Lineysha Sparx
6 Coco Montrese vs. Jade Jolie "I'm So Excited"
(The Pointer Sisters)
Jade Jolie
7 Alyssa Edwards vs. Roxxxy Andrews "Whip My Hair"
(Willow Smith)
None
8 Alyssa Edwards vs. Ivy Winters "Ain't Nothin' Goin' on But the Rent"
(Gwen Guthrie)
Ivy Winters
9 Alyssa Edwards vs. Coco Montrese "Cold Hearted"
(Paula Abdul)
Alyssa Edwards
10 Coco Montrese vs. Detox "(It Takes) Two to Make it Right"
(Seduction)
Coco Montrese
11 Detox vs. Jinkx Monsoon "Malambo No. 1"
(Yma Sumac)
Detox
12 Alaska vs. Jinkx Monsoon vs. Roxxxy Andrews "The Beginning"
(RuPaul)
None
     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 their fourth time in the bottom two.

Guest judges[edit]

(In alphabetical order by stage name and/or last name)[1]

Additional guest appearances this season include

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
521"RuPaullywood or Bust"January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)

For the first time ever fourteen new queens begin their quests for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar."

  • Guest Judges: Camille Grammer and Mike Ruiz
  • Mini-Challenge: Underwater photoshoot
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Detox
  • Main Challenge: Going dumpster diving to make a dress that brings out Hollywood realness and glamor
  • Challenge Winner: Roxxxy Andrews
  • Main Challenge Prize: Custom gown by Marco Marco and immunity from the next elimination
  • Bottom Two: Penny Tration and Serena ChaCha
  • Lip Sync Song: "Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus
  • Eliminated: Penny Tration
  • Farewell message: "You ARE ALL STARS smooches PT"
532"Lip Synch Extravaganza Eleganza"February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)

  • Guest Judges: Kristen Johnston and Juliette Lewis
  • Mini-Challenge: Lip synch to one of RuPaul's songs (Tranny Chaser, Ladyboy, Peanut Butter) with only your mouth visible.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Serena ChaCha, Detox, Ivy Winters
  • Main Challenge: Lip synch and re-enact a famous scene from a past season of RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked
  • Runway Theme: Best Drag
  • Challenge Winner: Lineysha Sparx
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom latex garment from Syren Latex and immunity from the next elimination
  • Bottom Two: Monica Beverly Hillz and Serena ChaCha
  • Lip Sync Song: "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna
  • Eliminated: Serena ChaCha
  • Farewell Message: "God bless America, Viva Panama, Keep bearing light QUEENS xoxo Serena ChaCha"
543"Draggle Rock"February 11, 2013 (2013-02-11)

  • Guest Judges: Coco Austin and Paulina Porizkova
  • Mini-Challenge: Create a mannequin doll in pairs for "America's Junior Drag Superstar" pageant
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Alaska and Lineysha Sparx
  • Main Challenge: Split into two teams and star in children's TV Shows
  • Runway Theme: Pretty in Pink
  • Challenge Winner: Detox
  • Main Challenge Prize: Wig wardrobe from New Attitude Wigs
  • Bottom Two: Coco Montrese and Monica Beverly Hillz
  • Lip Sync Song: "When I Grow Up" by The Pussycat Dolls
  • Eliminated: Monica Beverly Hillz
  • Farewell Message: "Love all of u guys, And never be a victim -♡- Monica Beverly Hillz"
554"Black Swan: Why It Gotta Be Black?"February 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)

  • Guest Judges: Chaz Bono and Travis Wall
  • Mini-Challenge: Soul Train dance-off
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Jinkx Monsoon and Coco Montrese
  • Main Challenge: Divide into two teams each tasked with performing a different act of a ballet about RuPaul's life
  • Runway Theme: Divalicious
  • Challenge Winner: Alyssa Edwards
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom feather headpiece from Mother Plucker and immunity from the next elimination
  • Bottom Two: Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay
  • Lip Sync Song: "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears
  • Eliminated: Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay
  • Farewell Message — Honey Mahogany: "Keep on loving each other, we will meet again, I can't wait. All my l♡ve, Honey Mahogany"
  • Farewell Message — Vivienne Pinay: "I love all my girls! Here's to the revolution of the FISH! ♡ Always, Vivienne Pinay"
565"Snatch Game"February 25, 2013 (2013-02-25)

The queens compete in a star-studded TV game show that showcases their celebrity impersonations.

  • Guest Judges: Julie Brown and Downtown Julie Brown
  • Mini-Challenge: Style a cuddler into a red carpet ready look for an Us Weekly fashion face-off
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Roxxxy Andrews
  • Main Challenge: Celebrity impersonations in a Match Game-style setting
  • Runway Theme: Deadliest Snatch Glamor
  • Challenge Winner: Jinkx Monsoon
  • Main Challenge Prize: Custom jewel package from Fierce Drag Jewels
  • Bottom Two: Detox and Lineysha Sparx
  • Lip Sync Song: "Take Me Home" by Cher
  • Eliminated: Lineysha Sparx
  • Farewell Message: "Latino shade. It was a pleasure to meet you girls, Thanks for your friendship. XOXO Kiss and hugs! Lineysha Sparx"
576"Can I Get An Amen?"March 4, 2013 (2013-03-04)

The queens test their vocal abilities as they sing in RuPaul's 1980s "We Are The World"-inspired charity single.

  • Guest Judges: La Toya Jackson and The Pointer Sisters (Anita and Ruth)
  • Mini-Challenge: Apply drag makeup in the dark
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Detox
  • Main Challenge: Record a "We Are the World"-inspired anthem entitled "Can I Get An Amen?"
  • Runway Theme: Presenting Their Favorite Body Part
  • Challenge Winner: Ivy Winters
  • Main Challenge Prize: A Flight 001 luggage package
  • Bottom Two: Coco Montrese and Jade Jolie
  • Lip Sync Song: "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters
  • Eliminated: Jade Jolie
  • Farewell Message: "Cheers to my fish, fabulous and fierce sisters. I ♡ you all, Jade J."
587"RuPaul Roast"March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)

The queens' comedy skills are put on the spot as they must roast RuPaul and the celebrity judges in front of a live audience.

  • Guest Judges: Leslie Jordan and Jeffrey Moran
  • Mini-Challenge: "Reading is Fundamental"
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Main Challenge: Roast RuPaul, as well as the judges and fellow queens, in front of a live audience
  • Challenge Winner: Coco Montrese
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom gown from Sequin Queen
  • Bottom Two: Alyssa Edwards and Roxxxy Andrews
  • Lip Sync Song: "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith
598"Scent of a Drag Queen"March 18, 2013 (2013-03-18)

The queens create, market and film a commercial for their own signature fragrance.

  • Guest Judges: Aubrey O'Day and Joan Van Ark
  • Mini-Challenge: Whatcha Packin' – Match male models wearing the same pairs of Andrew Christian underwear
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ivy Winters
  • Main Challenge: Create, market, and film a commercial for a signature fragrance
  • Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Main Challenge Prize: A selection of handmade corsets from Corset Connection
  • Bottom Two: Alyssa Edwards and Ivy Winters
  • Lip Sync Song: "Ain't Nothin' Goin' on But the Rent" by Gwen Guthrie
  • Eliminated: Ivy Winters
  • Farewell Message: "Love you girls so much!! You always have a friend in me! XOXO Ivy"
609"Drama Queens"April 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)

The competition gets spicy as the queens star with Wilmer Valderrama in a sexy Latin telenovela acting challenge.

  • Guest Judges: María Conchita Alonso and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
  • Mini-Challenge: Creating fake 'sob stories' and producing real tears in front of RuPaul
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Detox and Alyssa Edwards
  • Main Challenge: Star in a faux Latin telenovela alongside Wilmer Valderrama
  • Runway Theme: Spanish Telenovela Realness
  • Challenge Winner: Jinkx Monsoon
  • Main Challenge Prize: A pair of fur coats from Fabulous-Furs
  • Bottom Two: Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese
  • Lip Sync Song: "Cold Hearted" by Paula Abdul
  • Eliminated: Alyssa Edwards
  • Farewell Message: "The sky is the limit when your ♡ 's in it. Don't dream it, be it. Always and forever, Alyssa"
6110"Super Troopers"April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)

  • Guest Judges: Clinton Kelly and George Kotsiopoulos
  • Mini-Challenge: Last as long as possible in drag booty camp with a fitness trainer
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Main Challenge: Military-to-drag makeover/color guard performance
  • Challenge Winner: Roxxxy Andrews
  • Main Challenge Prize: A shopping spree at American Apparel
  • Bottom Two: Coco Montrese and Detox
  • Lip Sync Song: "(It Takes) Two to Make It Right" by Seduction
  • Eliminated: Coco Montrese
  • Farewell Message: "I love you all, Give them hell girls. Love, Coco M"
6211"Sugar Ball"April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15)

The race gets sticky and sweet, when the queens compete in a pageant of candy inspired couture.

  • Guest Judges: Marg Helgenberger and Bob Mackie
  • Mini-Challenge: Make a caricature of their own peers with a puppet
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Main Challenge: Design three outfits for the Sugar Ball: Super Duper Sweet 16, Sugar Mama – Executive Realness, and Candy Couture
  • Challenge Winner: Alaska
  • Main Challenge Prize: A private portrait session with Austin Young
  • Bottom Two: Detox and Jinkx Monsoon
  • Lip Sync Song: "Malambo No. 1" by Yma Sumac
  • Eliminated: Detox
  • Farewell Message: "Condragulations grillz! Go F****** Kill Them! Rolaskatox 4EVAAAHH! ♡ Detox"
6312"The Final Three, Hunty"April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)

  • Special Guests: Gloria Allred, Candis Cayne and Mathu Anderson
  • Main Challenge: Star in RuPaul's music video "The Beginning" and shoot a courtroom scene
  • Lip Sync Song: "The Beginning" by RuPaul
6413"Countdown to the Crown"April 29, 2013 (2013-04-29)
A look back on the highlights, low-lights, and previously unseen footage from the season as we race toward the climactic crowning of America's Next Drag Superstar. With guest appearances by Latrice Royale, Willam, and Sharon Needles.
6514"Reunited!"May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)

Wigs fly as the queens discuss the drama of the season. Plus, both "America's Next Drag Superstar" and "Miss Congeniality" are crowned. The episode was filmed on May 1, 2013 in Los Angeles.[22]

  • Miss Congeniality: Ivy Winters
  • Runners-up: Alaska and Roxxxy Andrews
  • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season Five: Jinkx Monsoon

Reception[edit]

The overnight ratings for the fifth-season premiere of Rupaul's Drag Race reinforced the show's position as LOGO's juggernaut. "Monday night's 9PM season five premiere of "RuPaul's Drag Race" worked the ratings runway, averaging a .8 rating in the P18-49 demo. This number represents a 33% increase over Logo's previous top-rated season premiere (fourth-season premiere of "RuPaul's Drag Race") and clocks in as the highest-rated season premiere in Logo history.[23]

Additionally, the 90-minute premiere tallied 565,000 total viewers tuning in to meet the new cast of 14 drag queen hopefuls who will fight it out to be crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar." The fifth-season premiere night of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and companion series "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" delivered over 1.3 million viewers.[23]

Furthermore, "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" was the most-watched premiere ever averaging 291,000 total viewers and a .5 rating P18-49. On social media platforms for premiere night, "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" showed a 136% increase in social activity versus the fourth-season premiere – this includes tweets, Facebook posts and Get Glue check-ins.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Contestant progress is referenced through the episodes from LogoTV, alongside the episodes published on iTunes Store.[8]
  1. ^ a b Shumaker, Jason; Jake Slane (2012-12-10). ""THE QUEENS OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE" SEASON FIVE BEGIN THEIR BATTLE FOR THE CROWN ON MONDAY, JANUARY 28 ON LOGO". Logo Press Room. Logo. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  2. ^ "International Drag Artist, CoCo Montrese Says Marriage is No Drag" (Press release). KeepLoveLovely.com. September 13, 2016. Archived from the original on June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017 – via PR.com. 
  3. ^ a b Virtel, Louis (March 14, 2013). "The 10 Hottest "RuPaul's Drag Race" Contestants Out of Drag". NewNowNext.com (Logo TV / Viacom International. Archived from the original on March 28, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ ""RuPaul's Drag Race" Seventh Eliminated Queen: "I Was Underestimated Every Challenge."". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-02-17. 
  5. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race' Fourth Elimination Interview: "Quite Honestly, I Deserved to Stay."". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Myron Morgan | stephanotis chicago". stephanotischicago.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2018-02-17. 
  7. ^ "First Eliminated "Drag Race" Contestant Speaks: "It Felt Like a Setup."". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-02-17. 
  8. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 5". iTunes Store (United States). January 29, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2018. 
  9. ^ "RuPaullywood or Bust". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 1. January 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lip Synch Extravaganza Eleganza". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 2. February 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Draggle Rock". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 3. February 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Black Swan: Why It Gotta Be Black?". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 4. February 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Snatch Game". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 5. February 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Can I Get An Amen?". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 6. March 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ "RuPaul Roast". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 7. March 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Scent of a Drag Queen". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 8. March 18, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Drama Queens". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 9. April 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Super Troopers". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 10. April 8, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Sugar Ball". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 11. April 15, 2013. 
  20. ^ "The Final Three, Hunty". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 12. April 22, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Reunited!". RuPaul's Drag Race. Season 5. Episode 14. May 6, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Enter For A Chance To Get Tickets to the RuPaul's Drag Race Reunion!". worldofwonder.net. 28 April 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c Shumaker, Jason (January 29, 2013). ""LOGO'S SEASON DEBUT OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE" ON MONDAY NIGHT SCORES AS THE HIGHEST-RATED PREMIERE IN NETWORK HISTORY". Logo Press Room. Logo. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 

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