RuPaul's Drag Race (season 13)

RuPaul's Drag Race
Season 13
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Promotional poster for season thirteen
Hosted byRuPaul
Judges
No. of contestants13
Companion showRuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13
Release
Original networkVH1
Original releaseJanuary 1, 2021 –
present
Season chronology
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List of RuPaul's Drag Race episodes

The thirteenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race premiered on January 1, 2021. The cast was announced via Twitter on December 9, 2020.[1] The competition is broadcast on VH1 in the United States and showcases 13 new queens competing for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar". VH1 renewed both RuPaul's Drag Race and its spin-off RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars for a thirteenth and sixth season respectively on August 20, 2020. Casting calls for season 13 were opened in December 2019.[2] In addition to airing on VH1, the premiere episode was also simulcast across 5 other channels: Logo, MTV, MTV2, Pop, and The CW,[3] becoming the most-watched episode in the franchise's history.[4]

After the season's first teaser trailer was accidentally leaked a day prior, the cast was officially revealed by season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall on December 9, 2020. The teaser also revealed that the season's premiere would consist of six "Lip-Sync for Your Life" battles in a Lip-Sync Extravaganza, along with a new socially distanced stage and werkroom design. The season also welcomed Gottmik, the show's first ever openly transgender male and assigned female at birth contestant since the series began in 2009.[5]

The season was filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, relying on strict protocols, including isolation and testing of contestants, judges, and crew. On February 26, 2021, the series aired Corona Can't Keep a Good Queen Down detailing the season's production amid the pandemic, including unseen footage and reflections from the cast.[6]

Contestants

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

List of contestants on season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race
Contestant[7] Age Hometown Outcome
Gottmik 23 Los Angeles, California TBA
Kandy Muse 25 New York City, New York
Rosé 31 New York City, New York
Symone 25 Los Angeles, California
Olivia Lux 26 New York City, New York 5th Place
Utica Queen 25 Utica, Minnesota 6th Place
Tina Burner 39 New York City, New York 7th Place
Denali[a] 28 Chicago, Illinois 8th Place
Elliott with 2 Ts[b] 26 Las Vegas, Nevada 9th Place
LaLa Ri 30 Atlanta, Georgia 10th Place
Tamisha Iman 49 Atlanta, Georgia 11th Place
Joey Jay 30 Phoenix, Arizona 12th Place
Kahmora Hall 28 Chicago, Illinois 13th Place
  1. ^ Denali Foxx is simply referred to as Denali on the show.
  2. ^ Elliott Puckett is referred to as Elliott with 2 Ts on the show.

Contestant progress

Progress of contestants including rank/position in each episode
Contestant 1[8] 2[9] 3[10] 4[11] 5[12] 6[13] 7[14] 8[15] 9[16] 10[17] 11[18] 12[19] 13[20] 14
Gottmik WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE HIGH WIN HIGH LOW HIGH HIGH SAFE
Kandy Muse WIN SAFE HIGH SAFE BTM2 HIGH BTM2 SAFE HIGH HIGH WIN BTM2 SAFE
Rosé LOSS TOP2 HIGH HIGH SAFE SAFE WIN HIGH LOW WIN HIGH WIN SAFE
Symone WIN WIN WIN SAFE SAFE HIGH BTM2 SAFE WIN WIN BTM2 HIGH SAFE
Olivia Lux WIN TOP2 SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE LOW BTM2 SAFE LOW ELIM
Utica Queen LOSS SAFE SAFE HIGH LOW LOW SAFE BTM2 WIN BTM2 ELIM
Tina Burner WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH SAFE LOW SAFE LOW ELIM
Denali LOSS WIN BTM2 SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH HIGH ELIM
Elliott with 2 Ts LOSS SAFE SAFE SAFE HIGH BTM2 SAFE ELIM
LaLa Ri WIN SAFE LOW BTM2 SAFE ELIM
Tamisha Iman LOSS SAFE SAFE LOW ELIM
Joey Jay LOSS SAFE SAFE ELIM
Kahmora Hall LOSS SAFE ELIM
  The contestant won the challenge.
  The contestant was in the Top 2 for the challenge and won the lip sync for the win.
  The contestant was in the Top 2 for the challenge but lost the lip sync for the win.
  The contestant won their lip sync in the first episode's lip sync tournament.
  The contestant lost their lip sync in the first episode's lip sync tournament.
  The contestant lost their lip sync in the first episode's lip sync tournament, was eliminated by her fellow losing queens, but returned to the competition in a twist.
  The contestant received positive critiques and was ultimately declared safe.
  The contestant received critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
  The contestant received negative critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
  The contestant was in the bottom.
  The contestant was eliminated.
  The contestant returned as a guest for that episode.

Lip syncs

Lip syncs
Episode Contestants Song Winner
1 Joey Jay vs. Kandy Muse "Call Me Maybe"
(Carly Rae Jepsen)
Kandy Muse
Denali vs. LaLa Ri "When I Grow Up"
(The Pussycat Dolls)
LaLa Ri
Symone vs. Tamisha Iman "The Pleasure Principle"
(Janet Jackson)
Symone
Gottmik vs. Utica Queen "Rumors"
(Lindsay Lohan)
Gottmik
Olivia Lux vs. Rosé "Ex's & Oh's"
(Elle King)
Olivia Lux
Elliott with 2 Ts vs. Kahmora Hall vs. Tina Burner "Lady Marmalade"
(Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, P!nk)
Tina Burner
2 Olivia Lux vs. Symone "Break My Heart"
(Dua Lipa)
Symone
3 Denali vs. Rosé "If U Seek Amy"
(Britney Spears)
Denali
Episode Contestants Song Eliminated
4 Denali vs. Kahmora Hall "100% Pure Love"
(Crystal Waters)
Kahmora Hall
5 Joey Jay vs. LaLa Ri "Fancy"
(Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX)
Joey Jay
6 Kandy Muse vs. Tamisha Iman "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
(Blu Cantrell)
Tamisha Iman
7 Elliott with 2 Ts vs. LaLa Ri "Whole Lotta Woman"
(Kelly Clarkson)
LaLa Ri
8 Kandy Muse vs. Symone "Boss"
(Fifth Harmony)
None
9 Elliott with 2 Ts vs. Utica Queen "Fascinated"
(Company B)
Elliott with 2 Ts
10 Denali vs. Olivia Lux "Shackles (Praise You)"
(Mary Mary)
Denali
11 Tina Burner vs. Utica Queen "My Humps"
(Black Eyed Peas)
Tina Burner
12 Symone vs. Utica Queen "No Tears Left To Cry"
(Ariana Grande)
Utica Queen
13 Kandy Muse vs. Olivia Lux "Strong Enough"
(Cher)
Olivia Lux
14 Gottmik vs. Kandy Muse vs. Rosé vs. Symone " I Learned from the Best (HQ2 Radio Mix)"
(Whitney Houston)
None
  The contestant won the lip sync for your life.
  The contestant won the lip sync for the win.
  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.

Guest judges

Listed in chronological order:

Special guests

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

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

  • Miguel Zarate, choreographer

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

Episode 13

Episodes

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overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air date
1601"The Pork Chop"January 1, 2021 (2021-01-01)

After the thirteen new queens enter the workroom in groups of two, and one group of three, they face off in Lip Sync For Your Life battles. The winners get to stay, and the losers get "the Pork Chop". The seven losing queens all get together in the "Porkchop Loading Dock", when RuPaul tells them that they get an opportunity to get back in the competition. To do so, they have to give one fellow queen "The Chop".

1612"Condragulations"January 8, 2021 (2021-01-08)

The seven queens in the Porkchop Loading Dock have to pick a contestant to vote off. After all seven votes were in, there was a tie between Elliott with 2 Ts and Utica Queen. After the contestants voted in a second round, Elliott with 2 Ts was voted off.

The contestants winning the lip syncs in the first episode get to meet Elliott with 2 Ts, who returned to the competition in a twist. For the mini challenge, the contestants had to show off two runway ready looks in the categories Day Time Drama Mama and Night Time is the Right Time. For the main challenge the contestants had to write original lyrics to and perform them to RuPaul's "Condragulations". Olivia Lux and Symone were the top two contestants of the week and had to lip sync for the win. Symone took the win after a lip sync to "Break My Heart" by Dua Lipa. The other contestants were all safe.

  • Guest Judge: Jamal Sims
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Show off two runway ready looks in the categories Day Time Drama Mama and Night Time is the Right Time
  • Main Challenge: Write original lyrics to and perform them to RuPaul's "Condragulations"
  • Runway Theme: Lamé You Stay
  • Top Two: Olivia Lux and Symone
  • Lip Sync Song: "Break My Heart" by Dua Lipa
  • Challenge Winner: Symone
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Eliminated: None
1623"Phenomenon"January 15, 2021 (2021-01-15)

The contestants losing the lip syncs in the first episode enter the work room. For the mini challenge, the contestants had to show off two runway ready looks in the categories Lady and Vamp. For the main challenge the contestants had to write original lyrics to and perform them to RuPaul's "Phenomenon". Denali and Rosé were the top two contestants of the week and had to lip sync for the win. Denali took the win after a lip sync to "If U Seek Amy" by Britney Spears. The other contestants were all safe.

  • Guest Judge: Nicole Byer
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Show off two runway ready looks in the categories Lady and Vamp
  • Main Challenge: Write original lyrics to and perform them to RuPaul's "Phenomenon"
  • Runway Theme: We're Here, We're Sheer, Get Used to It
  • Top Two: Denali and Rosé
  • Lip Sync Song: "If U Seek Amy" by Britney Spears
  • Challenge Winner: Denali
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Eliminated: None
1634"RuPaulmark Channel"January 22, 2021 (2021-01-22)

Episode 1's losing queens enter the workroom, where they all meet the other contestants. For this week's main challenge, the queens have to act in cheezy holiday movies. Denali, Elliott with 2 Ts, Kahmora Hall and Olivia Lux play in a movie called Misery Loves Company. LaLa Ri, Rosé, Symone and Utica Queen act in God Loves Flags. The last team, consisting of Gottmik, Joey Jay, Kandy Muse, Tamisha Iman and Tina Burner, act in a movie called April Fool's Rush In. After learning their scripts, the contestants filmed their movies, with Ross Matthews as director.

On the runway, Elliott with 2 Ts, Gottmik, Joey Jay, Olivia Lux, Tamisha Iman, Tina Burner and Utica Queen were declared safe. Kandy Muse, Rosé and Symone were praised this week, with Symone winning the challenge. The two bottom queens were Denali and Kahmora Hall, with LaLa Ri ultimately declared safe after some negative critiques. Denali and Kahmora Hall lip-synced to "100% Pure Love" by Crystal Waters, with Kahmora Hall sashaying away from the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Loni Love
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Main Challenge: Act in cheezy holiday movies
  • Runway Theme: Trains For Days
  • Challenge Winner: Symone
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Denali and Kahmora Hall
  • Lip Sync Song: "100% Pure Love" by Crystal Waters
  • Eliminated: Kahmora Hall
  • Farewell Message: "Keep chasing the sparkle. I love you ladies. - Kahmora Hall"
1645"The Bag Ball"January 29, 2021 (2021-01-29)

For the mini challenge, the queens get into quick drag dressed up as babies. LaLa Ri is declared the winner and RuPaul announces that this week's main challenge is the Bag Ball, where the queens need to participate in three categories: Mixed Bag, Money Bags and make a look out of bags for Bag Ball Eleganza.

On the main stage, the girls present all of their outfits and Denali, Elliott with 2 Ts, Symone, Olivia Lux, Tina Burner and Kandy Muse are declared safe. Gottmik, Rosé and Utica Queen receive positive feedback from the judges on all their outfits. Meanwhile, Lala Ri, Tamisha Iman, and Joey Jay are negatively critiqued by the judges. After the judges deliberate, Gottmik is announced as the winner of the challenge, while Lala Ri and Joey Jay face off in a lip sync to "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX. Lala Ri is the winner of the lip sync and Joey Jay is eliminated from the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Nicole Byer
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini Challenge: Baby quick drag
  • Mini Challenge Winner: LaLa Ri
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A $2,500 gift card from FierceQueen.com
  • Main Challenge: The Bag Ball
  • Runway Themes: Mixed Bag, Money Bags and Bag Ball Eleganza
  • Challenge Winner: Gottmik
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Joey Jay and LaLa Ri
  • Lip Sync Song: "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
  • Eliminated: Joey Jay
  • Farewell Message: "I'm a gay ass bitch... I'm WHO? xoxo Joey Jay! "
1656"Disco-mentary"February 5, 2021 (2021-02-05)

In this episode's mini challenge, the queens pair up in teams to create a dress made out of wallpaper. RuPaul declares Elliott with 2 Ts and Tamisha Iman as the winners of the mini challenge. The teams remain the same for this week's main challenge. The teams have to perform in a choreographed disco-themed dance documentary in five different chapters. The teams consist of Gottmik, Kandy Muse and Tina Burner (The Birth of Disco), Elliott with 2 Ts and Tamisha Iman (Disco and Sex), Olivia Lux and Utica Queen (Studio 54), Denali and Rosé (Disco Fashion) and LaLa Ri and Symone (Disco Sucks).

After serving looks in a Little Black Dress runway theme, on the main stage, Denali, Gottmik, LaLa Ri, Rosé and Symone are declared safe. After the judges deliberation, Elliott with 2 Ts, Olivia Lux and Tina Burner were praised for their work, with Olivia Lux winning this week's challenge. Kandy Muse, Tamisha Iman and Utica Queen received negative critiques, which landed Kandy Muse and Tamisha Iman in the bottom two. They lip-synced to the song "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell, with Tamisha Iman having to leave the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Loni Love
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini Challenge: Create a dress made from wallpaper
  • Mini Challenge Winners: Elliott with 2 Ts and Tamisha Iman
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A $2,500 gift card from Spoonflower
  • Main Challenge: Disco-themed dance documentary
  • Runway Theme: Little Black Dress
  • Challenge Winner: Olivia Lux
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Muse and Tamisha Iman
  • Lip Sync Song: "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell
  • Eliminated: Tamisha Iman
  • Farewell Message: "Till we meet again. Love Misha "
1667"Bossy Rossy: The RuBoot"February 12, 2021 (2021-02-12)

In this week's mini challenge, the queens had to read each other in the Reading challenge, which was won by Gottmik. The main challenge of this week was to improvise in a reboot of the talk show Bossy Rossy. The contestants were divided into teams, and each team had their own segment on the show. The teams consist of Denali, LaLa Ri and Rosé (I'm Pregnant By My Imaginary Boyfriend), Gottmik, Olivia Lux and Utica Queen (Breaking My Silence: Escaping the Cult of Mimeology), Kandy Muse and Symone (Tiffany Gibson & Lil' Deb-Deb: Where Are They Now?) and Elliott with 2 Ts and Tina Burner (My 600-Pound Ass is Killing our Friendship).

After showcasing their looks in a Bead It runway theme, on the main stage, Denali, Gottmik, Rosé and Tina Burner are declared safe. Kandy Muse, Olivia Lux, and Symone receive positive critiques from the judges, and Olivia Lux is declared the winner of this week's challenge. Elliott with 2 Ts, LaLa Ri and Utica Queen receive some negative critiques from the judges. Elliot with 2 Ts and LaLa Ri end up in the bottom two and lip-sync to the song "Whole Lotta Woman" by Kelly Clarkson. Elliott with 2 Ts was declared the winner of the lip-sync, and LaLa Ri had to leave the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Ts Madison
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini Challenge: Reading challenge
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Gottmik
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A $2,500 giftcard from ISLYNYC
  • Main Challenge: Bossy Rossy After Dark
  • Runway Theme: Bead It
  • Challenge Winner: Olivia Lux
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Elliott with 2 Ts and LaLa Ri
  • Lip Sync Song: "Whole Lotta Woman" by Kelly Clarkson
  • Eliminated: LaLa Ri
  • Farewell Message: "Slay! Then save me a plate! Love yall! LaLa Ri!"
1678"Social Media: The Unverified Rusical"February 19, 2021 (2021-02-19)

The main challenge of this week was for the queens to perform in Social Media: The Unverified Rusical. All of the contestants chose roles, with Denali and Rosé having to audition, in front of the rest of the cast, for the role of Foxy, which eventually was given to Rosé.

After the queens showcased looks in a Yellow Gorgeous theme, on the main stage, Elliott with 2 Ts, Olivia Lux and Utica Queen were declared safe. Denali, Gottmik, and Rosé received positive critiques from the judges, with Rosé being declared the winner of the week's challenge. Kandy Muse, Symoné, and Tina Burner received negative critiques. Kandy Muse and Symone ended up in the bottom two, and had to lip-sync to "Boss" by Fifth Harmony. Symone was declared the winner of the lip-sync, but RuPaul allowed Kandy Muse to stay in the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Jamal Sims
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Main Challenge: Social Media: The Unverified Rusical
  • Runway Theme: Yellow, Gorgeous
  • Challenge Winner: Rosé
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Muse and Symone
  • Lip Sync Song: "Boss" by Fifth Harmony
  • Eliminated: None
1689"Snatch Game"March 5, 2021 (2021-03-05)

In this week's mini challenge, the contestants have to audition for a new band called Pantyhoes in quick drag, using panties from Snag Tights. Tina Burner wins the mini challenge, and receives a cash prize of $2,500.

For the main challenge, RuPaul announces that the queens have to show their best celebrity impersonation skills in the Snatch Game. The characters are as follows:

On the runway, the category is Fascinating Fascinators. Kandy Muse, Symone and Tina Burner are declared safe, and RuPaul thanks Symone for bringing a powerful message to the runway. Denali, Gottmik and Rosé are praised for their work this week. Elliott with 2 Ts, Olivia Lux and Utica Queen receive some negative critiques.

Gottmik is declared the winner of the challenge, with Elliott with 2 Ts and Utica Queen ending up in the bottom two. They lip sync to "Fascinated" by Company B. Utica Queen wins the lip sync, and Elliott with 2 Ts is eliminated from the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Ts Madison
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini Challenge: Audition for the Pantyhoes band
  • Mini Challnge Winner: Tina Burner
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A $2,500 tip, courtesy of Snag Tights
  • Main Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Fascinating Fascinators
  • Challenge Winner: Gottmik
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Elliott with 2 Ts and Utica Queen
  • Lip Sync Song: "Fascinated" by Company B
  • Eliminated: Elliott with 2 Ts
  • Farewell Message: "It took y'all hoes 4 times to get rid of me!!! Be kind and make it HOE! xoxo Elliott with 2 Ts"
16910"Freaky Friday Queens"March 12, 2021 (2021-03-12)

For this week's main challenge, RuPaul pairs the contestants in duos and announces that they will be making over each other. The pairs are as follows: Denali and Olivia Lux, Gottmik and Kandy Muse, Rosé and Tina Burner, and Symone and Utica Queen.

On the runway, the queens show off each other's looks. After the judges deliberated, Symone and Utica Queen are declared the winners of this week's challenge. Gottmik and Kandy Muse receive positive critiques, and Rosé and Tina Burner receive some negative critiques. Denali and Olivia Lux land in the bottom two and lip sync to "Shackles (Praise You)" by Mary Mary. Olivia Lux wins the lip sync, and Denali leaves the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Loni Love
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Main Challenge: Turn your partner into your drag doppelganger
  • Challenge Winners: Symone and Utica Queen
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Denali and Olivia Lux
  • Lip Sync Song: "Shackles (Praise You)" by Mary Mary
  • Eliminated: Denali
  • Farewell Message: "Clara Clara, over any gold medal, crown or cash prize, my sisters were the greatest reward. Ass of '13 off to get some D! L8r sk8ers! Denali"
17011"Pop! Goes The Queens"March 19, 2021 (2021-03-19)

In this week's mini challenge, the queens played "Are You Smarter Than the Pit Crew," won by Kandy Muse. The main challenge of the week was to create, market, and film a commercial for their own soda. The sodas that the queens create are:

  • Gottmik: Gottmik's "Gott-Sexxx" Sex Juice
  • Kandy Muse: The K Special
  • Olivia Lux: The LIV(E)
  • Rosé: RoseAid
  • Symone: Sweet Toof
  • Tina Burner: Burnin' Up
  • Utica: Uti-can

After showcasing their looks in a Beast Couture runway theme, on the main stage, Rosé, Symone, and Kandy Muse receive positive critiques from the judges. Olivia Lux receives mixed critiques, while Gottmik, Tina Burner, and Utica Queen receive negative critiques.

After the judges deliberate, Rosé and Symone are both declared winners of the challenge, and Gottmik and Olivia Lux are declared safe, while Tina Burner and Utica Queen are up for elimination and lipsync to "My Humps" by Black Eyed Peas. RuPaul declares Utica Queen the winner of the lipsync, with Tina Burner having to leave the competition.

  • Alternating Judges: Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
  • Mini Challenge: "Are You Smarter Than the Pit Crew" trivia game
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Kandy Muse
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A $2,500 gift card from JJ Malibu
  • Main Challenge: Create and brand your own soft drink and promote it in a 45-second commerical
  • Runway Theme: Beast Couture
  • Challenge Winners: Rosé and Symone
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Tina Burner and Utica Queen
  • Lip Sync Song: "My Humps" by Black Eyed Peas
  • Eliminated: Tina Burner
  • Farewell Message: "Live life with no apologies. Be your true authentic self. Let your light shine. Turn it and burn it. xx the Manhattan monster Tina B."
17112"Nice Queens Roast"March 26, 2021 (2021-03-26)

In this week's mini challenge, the queens have to star in a live makeup tutorial on how to make a glamorous selfie, in pairs. The mini challenge is won by Kandy Muse and Rosé.

In the main challenge, the contestants have to roast the previous Miss Congenialty winners Heidi N Closet, Nina West and Valentina. After the roasting performance, the judges deliberated. Gottmik, Kandy Muse and Rosé received positive critiques, and Olivia Lux, Symone and Utica Queen received negative critiques. Kandy Muse won the challenge, with Symone and Utica Queen ending up in the bottom two lip syncing to "No Tears Left to Cry" by Ariana Grande. Symone won the lip sync and Utica Queen had to leave the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Loni Love
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini Challenge: In pairs, star in a live makeup tutorial on how to make a glamorous selfie
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Kandy Muse and Rosé
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,500 worth of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics
  • Main Challenge: Roast previous Miss Congenialities Heidi N Closet, Nina West and Valentina
  • Challenge Winner: Kandy Muse
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Symone and Utica Queen
  • Lip Sync Song: "No Tears Left To Cry" by Ariana Grande
  • Eliminated: Utica Queen
  • Farewell Message: "Hay Goobers I'm so happy to have you all in my life now! To my new sisters, I love you so much and love yourself inside & out Wiggle to the Top! Utica"
17213"Henny, I Shrunk The Drag Queens!"April 2, 2021 (2021-04-02)

For this week's main challenge, the queens star in the new sci-fi adventure Henny, I Shrunk The Drag Queens! The roles are as follows:

  • Gottmik as Chardonnay
  • Kandy Muse as Dominique
  • Rosé as Brandy
  • Olivia Lux as Ginger Ale
  • Symone as Margarita

After the contestants show their looks for the Haute Pockets themed runway on the main stage, the judges deliberate. Gottmik, Rosé and Symone receive positive critiques from the judges, while Kandy Muse and Olivia Lux receive negative critiques. Rosé wins this week's challenge, with Kandy Muse and Olivia Lux ending up in the bottom two. They lip sync to "Strong Enough" by Cher. Kandy Muse wins the lip sync, and Olivia Lux has to leave the competition.

  • Guest Judge: Cynthia Erivo
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Main Challenge: Star in the new sci-fi adventure Henny, I Shrunk The Drag Queens!
  • Runway Theme: Haute Pockets
  • Challenge Winner: Rosé
  • Main Challenge Prize: A $5,000 cash tip
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Muse and Olivia Lux
  • Lip Sync Song: "Strong Enough" by Cher
  • Eliminated: Olivia Lux
  • Farewell Message: ""Believe in yourself, I believe in you! " xoxo your polite diva, Liv"
17314"Gettin' Lucky!"April 9, 2021 (2021-04-09)

  • Alternating Judges: Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
  • Main Challenge: Write, record and perform their own versus to RuPaul's song "Lucky"

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of RuPaul's Drag Race
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "The Pork Chop" January 1, 2021 0.74[22] 1.315[22]
2 "Condragulations" January 8, 2021 0.26[23] 0.634[23]
3 "Phenomenon" January 15, 2021 0.25[24] 0.611[24]
4 "RuPaulmark Channel" January 22, 2021 0.23[25] 0.594[25]
5 "The Bag Ball" January 29, 2021 0.22[26] 0.609[26]
6 "Disco-mentary" February 5, 2021 0.21[27] 0.585[27]
7 "Bossy Rossy: The RuBoot" February 12, 2021 0.21[28] 0.500[28]
8 "Social Media: The Unverified Rusical" February 19, 2021 0.25[29] 0.605[29]
9 "Snatch Game" March 5, 2021 0.24[30] 0.582[30]
10 "Freaky Friday Queens" March 12, 2021 0.26[31] 0.638[31]
11 "Pop! Goes The Queens" March 19, 2021 0.24[32] 0.582[32]
12 "Nice Girls Roast" March 26, 2021 0.26[33] 0.610[33]
13 "Henny, I Shrunk The Drag Queens!" April 2, 2021 0.22[34] 0.558[34]

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