RuPaul's Drag Race (season 10)

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RuPaul's Drag Race
Season 10
RuPauls-Drag-Race-S10.jpeg
Promotional poster for season ten
Hosted byRuPaul
Judges
No. of contestants14
WinnerAquaria
Runner-up
Miss CongenialityMonét X Change
Companion showRuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes14
Release
Original networkVH1
Original releaseMarch 22 (2018-03-22) –
June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 9
Next →
Season 11
List of episodes

The tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on March 22, 2018, on VH1. The premiere was broadcast one week after the finale of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars,[1] and episodes are to be followed by RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked.[2][3] Contestants were officially announced on February 22, 2018, in a teaser trailer “Ruveal” during an episode of All Stars 3 later followed by a special "Meet the Queens" live-stream on Facebook, hosted by season nine winner, Sasha Velour.[4] This season saw the return of season 9 contestant Eureka O'Hara who was removed from her original season after tearing her ACL. The prizes for the winner of this season include a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics and a cash prize of $100,000. This is the first season in which each episode was 90 minutes long.[5]

The theme song played during the runway segment every episode was "Snapshot", and the song played during the closing credits was "Rock It (To The Moon)", both songs from the album Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1.

Much like the previous season, it featured the top four contestants of the season advance to the finale, and feature the "Lip-Sync for the Crown" " where there will be two rounds of lipsyncs and the winner of both lipsyncs will move ahead to the final lipsync and who ever wins the final lipsync will be declared as the winner.

The winner of the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race was Aquaria, with Kameron Michaels and Eureka being the runners-up, and Monét X Change being Miss Congeniality. It was the first time in the show's history to feature three queens compete for the crown under the new format.

Contestants[edit]

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

Contestant Age Hometown Outcome
Aquaria 21 Brooklyn, New York Winner
Eureka[a][b] 27 Johnson City, Tennessee Runners-up
Kameron Michaels 31 Nashville, Tennessee
Asia O'Hara[c] 35 Dallas, Texas 4th Place
Miz Cracker 33 Harlem, New York 5th Place
Monét X Change 27 The Bronx, New York 6th Place[d]
The Vixen 26 Chicago, Illinois 7th Place
Monique Heart 31 Kansas City, Missouri 8th Place
Blair St. Clair 22 Indianapolis, Indiana 9th Place
Mayhem Miller 35 Riverside, California 10th Place
Dusty Ray Bottoms 29 New York City, New York 11th Place
Yuhua Hamasaki 27 New York City, New York 12th Place
Kalorie Karbdashian Williams 27 Albuquerque, New Mexico 13th Place
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo 25 Tampa, Florida 14th Place
  1. ^ Eureka O'Hara is simply referred to as Eureka this season
  2. ^ Eureka was removed from the ninth season due to injury and was invited to return to compete this season.
  3. ^ Asia T. O'Hara is simply referred to as Asia O'Hara
  4. ^ Monét X Change was voted Miss Congeniality.

Contestant progress[edit]

Legend:

  Aquaria won RuPaul's Drag Race.
  Eureka and Kameron Michaels were the runners-up.
  Monét X Change was voted Miss Congeniality (Miss C) by fellow contestants.
  WIN indicates the contestant won the challenge in that episode.
  SAFE indicates that the contestant was declared safe by the judges in that episode.
  BTM (Bottom) indicates that the contestant had to lip sync in that episode.
  ELIM (Eliminated) indicates that the contestant was eliminated in that episode.
  Guest indicates that the contestant returned as a guest in that episode.
Progress of contestants including rank/position in each episode
Contestant Episode
1[6] 2[7] 3[8] 4[9] 5[10] 6[11] 7[12] 8[13] 9[14] 10[15] 11[16] 12[17] 13[18] 14[19]
Aquaria SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE Guest Winner
Eureka SAFE BTM SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE BTM SAFE SAFE SAFE Guest Runner-up
Kameron Michaels SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN BTM BTM BTM SAFE Guest Runner-up
Asia O'Hara SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE Guest Eliminated
Miz Cracker SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM Guest Guest
Monét X Change SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM BTM SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest Miss C
The Vixen SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM BTM ELIM Guest Guest
Monique Heart SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Blair St. Clair SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Mayhem Miller WIN SAFE BTM SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Dusty Ray Bottoms SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Yuhua Hamasaki SAFE SAFE ELIM Guest Guest
Kalorie Karbdashian Williams BTM ELIM Guest Guest
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo ELIM Guest Guest

Lip syncs[edit]

Episode Contestants Song Eliminated
1 Kalorie Karbdashian Williams vs. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo "Ain't No Other Man"
(Christina Aguilera)
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
2 Eureka vs. Kalorie Karbdashian Williams "Best of My Love"
(The Emotions)
Kalorie Karbdashian Williams
3 Mayhem Miller vs. Yuhua Hamasaki "Celebrity Skin"
(Hole)
Yuhua Hamasaki
4 Dusty Ray Bottoms vs. Monét X Change "Pound the Alarm"
(Nicki Minaj)
Dusty Ray Bottoms
5 Mayhem Miller vs. Monét X Change "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
(Shania Twain)
Mayhem Miller
6 Blair St. Clair vs. The Vixen "I'm Coming Out"
(Diana Ross)
Blair St. Clair
7 Monique Heart vs. The Vixen "Cut to the Feeling"
(Carly Rae Jepsen)
Monique Heart
8 Asia O'Hara vs. The Vixen "Groove Is in the Heart"
(Deee-Lite)
The Vixen
9 Eureka vs. Kameron Michaels "New Attitude"
(Patti LaBelle)
None
10 Kameron Michaels vs. Monét X Change "Good as Hell"
(Lizzo)
Monét X Change
11 Kameron Michaels vs. Miz Cracker "Nasty Girl"
(Vanity 6)
Miz Cracker
12 Aquaria vs. Asia O'Hara vs. Eureka vs. Kameron Michaels "Call Me Mother"
(RuPaul)
None
14 Asia O'Hara vs. Kameron Michaels "Nasty"
(Janet Jackson)
Asia O’Hara
Aquaria vs. Eureka "If"
(Janet Jackson)
None
Aquaria vs. Eureka vs. Kameron Michaels "Bang Bang"
(Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj)
Eureka
Kameron Michaels
  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 fourth or more time they were in the bottom.

Guest judges[edit]

Listed in chronological order:[20]

Special guests[edit]

Guests who appeared in episodes, but did not judge on the main stage.[21][22]

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 4

Episode 5

  • Ross Mathews

Episode 7

Episode 8

  • Chad Michaels, runner-up of season four and winner of All Stars season one
  • Todrick Hall, singer, director, and choreographer

Episode 9

Episode 10

  • Anthony Padilla, actor, comedian, and YouTube personality
  • Chester See, singer, actor, and YouTube personality
  • Frankie Grande, dancer, actor, singer, and YouTube personality
  • Kingsley, comedian, blogger, and YouTube personality
  • Raymond Braun, actor, and YouTube personality
  • Tyler Oakley, author, and YouTube personality

Episode 11

Episode 14

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
1181"10s Across the Board[25]"March 22, 2018 (2018-03-22)[1]

The 14 queens enter the work room for the first time. RuPaul announces the first mini-challenge, the contestants must work the runway and stand out among previous contestants and winners; Monét X Change wins the mini-challenge.[6] For the maxi-challenge, RuPaul tasks the contestants to create a runway outfit from miscellaneous items found at a variety store; inspired by the first challenge on season one.[6] On stage, Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Eureka, Kameron Michaels, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, and The Vixen are declared safe. Blair St. Clair, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, and Yuhua Hamasaki all receive positive remarks, but Mayhem is declared the winner. Dusty Ray Bottoms, Kalorie Karbdashian Williams, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo all received negative commentary for their runway looks.[6] Dusty Ray Bottoms was declared safe, while Kalorie Karbdashian Williams and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo lip-synced to Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man"; Williams won the lip-sync and Mateo was eliminated from the competition.[6]

  • Guest Judge: Christina Aguilera
  • Alternating Judges: Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Stand out on the runway among a sea of legendary queens from past seasons.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Monét X Change
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to FierceQueen.com
  • Main Challenge: Construct a runway outfit from miscellaneous items found at a variety store
  • Challenge Winner: Mayhem Miller
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A luxury Hawaiian getaway to Hale Mohalu Guesthouse and Retreat
  • Bottom Two: Kalorie Karbdashian Williams and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
  • Lip Sync Song: "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera
  • Eliminated: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
  • Farewell message: "Ladies I ❤ U The Vanjie way! xoxo Vanessa ❤!"
1192"PharmaRusical[25]"March 29, 2018 (2018-03-29)[26]

The 13 remaining queens were asked by RuPaul to perform a dance in 20 minute country quick drag for the mini-challenge, with special guest Andy Cohen judging their performances; Asia O'Hara and The Vixen are declared the winners and were made team captains for a live stage musical titled "PharmaRusical".[7] Team Asia O'Hara consisted of Aquaria, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Eureka, Kalorie Karbdashian Williams, Monique Heart, and Yuhua Hamasaki, with Team Vixen consisting of Blair St. Clair, Kameron Michaels, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, and Monét X Change. The runway theme was "Very Best Drag." On the main stage, The Vixen's team is declared the winners with Vixen being the standout and winning the overall challenge.[7] Asia O'Hara's team is declared the losers and are critiqued by the judges.[7] O'Hara and Bottoms are praised as the strongest performers both in the challenge and on the runway. Hamasaki and Aquaria receive mixed feedback from the judges, while Heart, Eureka, and Williams are said to be the weakest of their team, Heart is announced as safe leaving Eureka and Williams to lip-sync to The Emotions' "Best of My Love"; Eureka is declared the winner of the lip-sync and Williams is subsequently eliminated from the competition.[7]

  • Guest Judges: Halsey and Padma Lakshmi
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Participate in the Hay Girl Hay hoedown
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Asia O'Hara and The Vixen
  • Main Challenge: Perform in PharmaRusical
  • Runway Theme: Very Best Drag
  • Challenge Winner: The Vixen
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Jewelry from Fierce Drag Jewels and a $2,000 gift card to Nailed by Cristy
  • Bottom Two: Eureka and Kalorie Karbdashian Williams
  • Lip Sync Song: "Best of My Love" by The Emotions
  • Eliminated: Kalorie Karbdashian Williams
  • Farewell message: "Thank you Sisters. I'm So Blessed to have met you all. Keep it Kute! KKW"
1203"Tap That App[25]"April 5, 2018 (2018-04-05)[26]

The 12 remaining queens were tasked by RuPaul to perform a skit to promote his self-titled chocolate bar. Blair St. Clair, Monét X Change, and Monique Heart are deemed the winners, and are selected as team leaders for the acting challenge "Tap That App", inspired by dating apps.[8] They are split into three teams: Team Blair consists of Eureka, Miz Cracker, and The Vixen; Team Monét are Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, and Yuhua Hamasaki; Team Monique are Dusty Ray Bottoms, Kameron Michaels, and Mayhem Miller. Subsequently, the runway theme for the episode was a look constructed with feathers.[8] On the main stage, Aquaria, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, Monique Heart and The Vixen are declared safe. Asia O'Hara, Blair St. Clair and Eureka are praised for their runway looks and performances, with Asia declared the winner of the main challenge. Conversely, Kameron Michaels, Mayhem Miller and Yuhua Hamasaki are criticized for their performances, though Kameron received rave reviews for her runway look.[8] Kameron was declared safe, while Mayhem and Yuhua lip-synced to Hole's "Celebrity Skin"; Mayhem won the lip-sync and Yuhua was eliminated from the competition.[8]

  • Guest Judges: Courtney Love and Nico Tortorella
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Perform in screen tests for Ru's provocative new RuPaul's Chocolate Bar campaign.
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Blair St. Clair, Monét X Change, and Monique Heart
  • Main Challenge: Film ads for new dating apps
  • Runway Theme: Feathers
  • Challenge Winner: Asia O'Hara
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to Casper Sleep and a $3,000 gift card to Catherine D'Lish
  • Bottom Two: Mayhem Miller and Yuhua Hamasaki
  • Lip Sync Song: "Celebrity Skin" by Hole
  • Eliminated: Yuhua Hamasaki
  • Farewell message: "我爱 you (I love you all! Season 10 is going to be amazing! - Yuhua Hamasaki)"
1214"The Last Ball on Earth[25]"April 12, 2018 (2018-04-12)[26]

The 11 remaining queens were asked by RuPaul to be part of a satire photo-bombing photo shoot featuring infamous celebrity photos; Aquaria won the mini-challenge. For the maxi-challenge, RuPaul tasked the contestants to design three looks for "The Last Ball on Earth". The three categories are: Alaskan Winter Realness, Miami Summer Realness, and Martian Eleganza Extravaganza. On the main stage, Blair St. Clair, Eureka, Mayhem Miller, Monique Heart, and The Vixen were declared safe. Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, and Miz Cracker were all praised for their runway looks, and Aquaria won the main challenge. Asia O'Hara, Dusty Ray Bottoms, and Monét X Change were criticized for their runway looks, though all three were praised for their Miami Summer Realness costume. Asia was declared safe, while Dusty and Monet lip-synced to Nicki Minaj's "Pound the Alarm"; Monét won the lip-sync and Dusty was eliminated from the competition.

  • Guest Judges: Logan Browning and Tisha Campbell Martin
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Matthews
  • Mini-Challenge: Photobomb iconic celebrity pictures
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Aquaria
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $1,000 credit to Postmates
  • Main Challenge: Create three looks based on climate change; Alaskan Winter Realness, Miami Summer Realness, and Martian Eleganza Extravaganza
  • Challenge Winner: Aquaria
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to D Bleu Dazzled and wigs courtesy of RockStar Wigs
  • Bottom Two: Dusty Ray Bottoms and Monét X Change
  • Lip Sync Song: "Pound the Alarm" by Nicki Minaj
  • Eliminated: Dusty Ray Bottoms
  • Farewell message: "NEVA LAVD YA! ❤ Dusty"
1225"The Bossy Rossy Show[25]"April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)[26]

The 10 remaining queens were tasked by RuPaul to get into quick drag and create an outfit inspired by the military; The Vixen wins the mini-challenge and pairs each contestant for the maxi-challenge.[27] In The Bossy Rossy Show, the queens must improvise through a storyline; Asia O'Hara and The Vixen starred in a copycat storyline, Miz Cracker and Mayhem in a pickle phobia scene, Eureka and Aquaria in an adult baby scene, Blair and Monique in I Married a Cactus, and Kameron and Monét in a My Strange Addiction-style storyline.[27] The runway theme for the episode is denim and diamonds. On the main stage, Asia, Aquaria, Blair, and Kameron were declared safe. Miz Cracker and Monique Heart received praise on their performances and runway looks, however Eureka is declared the winner. Mayhem Miller, Monét X Change, and The Vixen were criticised for their performances, though The Vixen received positive remarks for her runway look. The Vixen is declared safe, while Mayhem and Monet lip-synced to "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" by Shania Twain. Monét wins the lip sync and Mayhem is eliminated from the competition.[27]

  • Guest Judges: Carrie Preston and Shania Twain
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Create a military inspired outfit to enlist in the Drag Army
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: The Vixen
  • Main Challenge: Working in pairs, improvise in the new day-time talk show "Bossy Rossy"
  • Runway Theme: Denim and Diamonds
  • Challenge Winner: Eureka
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: 2 VIP tickets to Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity in Las Vegas, including flights and accommodation.
  • Bottom Two: Mayhem Miller and Monét X Change
  • Lip Sync Song: "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" by Shania Twain
  • Eliminated: Mayhem Miller
  • Farewell message: "I ❤ to PARTY xoxo May"
1236"Drag Con Panel Extravaganza[25]"April 26, 2018 (2018-04-26)[26]

The 9 remaining queens were asked by RuPaul to participate in a game of Sittin' on a Secret, where contestants sit on an object while blind-folded; Asia O'Hara wins the challenge by guessing the most objects. For the maxi challenge, RuPaul tasks the queens to take part in a special rendition of RuPaul's DragCon.[11] The queens get to choose their own teams: Blair St. Clair, The Vixen, and Miz Cracker as Team Hair; Eureka, Kameron, and Monét X Change as Team Body; and Asia O'Hara, Aquaria, and Monique Heart as Team Face. Additionally, RuPaul announces that their performances will be in front of a live audience, and each contestant will be ranked in a poll.[11] The runway theme for this episode is Hats Incredible. On the main stage, Aquaria, Asia, and Monique are declared safe. Eureka, Kameron, and Monét are selected as the top team of the week, with Eureka winning and receiving the highest public vote. Blair, Miz Cracker, and The Vixen are deemed the bottom team for their performances. Miz Cracker is declared safe, while Blair and The Vixen lip-synced to "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross. The Vixen wins the lip sync and Blair is eliminated from the competition.[11]

  • Guest Judges: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Identify objects only by sitting on them
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Asia O'Hara
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,000 hair care package from Art Lab Salon
  • Main Challenge: In teams, create and produce RuPaul's DragCon panels on hair, face, and body in front of a live audience.
  • Runway Theme: Hats Incredible
  • Challenge Winner: Eureka
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Four-night stay and spa treatments for 2 at Saguaro in Palm Springs
  • Bottom Two: Blair St. Clair and The Vixen
  • Lip Sync Song: "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross
  • Eliminated: Blair St. Clair
  • Farewell message: "Let me be your STAR! xoxo Blair St. Clair"
1247"Snatch Game[25]"May 3, 2018 (2018-05-03)[26]

The eight remaining queens were asked by RuPaul to participate in the mini-challenge roast "Reading is Fundamental", with Eureka winning. RuPaul tasks the contestants to participate in the series Snatch Game. Audra McDonald and Kate Upton star as guest judges. The cast consisted of:

The runway theme was inspired by mermaids.[12] On the main stage, Kameron and Miz Cracker were deemed safe. Eureka and Monét x Change received positive reviews for their performances, but received mixed commentary for their runway looks. Aquaria won her second challenge, based on her performance and runway look. Asia O'Hara, Monique and The Vixen were all criticized for their impersonations and runway looks. Asia O'Hara is declared safe, while Monique and The Vixen lip-synced to "Cut to the Feeling" by Carly Rae Jepsen. During the lip-sync, Monique did not know the words to the song & also botched a cartwheel, which ultimately made The Vixen win and Monique being eliminated from the competition.[12]

  • Guest Judges: Audra McDonald and Kate Upton
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Reading Is Fundamental
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Eureka
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to l.a.Eyeworks
  • Main Challenge: Impersonate celebrities in the annual comedy challenge of Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Mermaid Fantasy
  • Challenge Winner: Aquaria
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: 6-night stay at Grove Hotel on Fire Island
  • Bottom Two: Monique Heart and The Vixen
  • Lip Sync Song: "Cut to the Feeling" by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Eliminated: Monique Heart
  • Farewell message: "Always abide in love & learn your words! Facts are facts"
1258"The Unauthorized Rusical[25]"May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10)[26]

The seven remaining queens were asked by RuPaul to participate in an improv mini-challenge that pastiches a similar scene from the finale of season two. Each queen has to try and make RuPaul slap them, with Asia O'Hara winning the mini-challenge.[13] For the main challenge, the contestants were tasked by RuPaul to perform and sing in a live tribute act to American singer and actress Cher, titled "Cher: The Unauthorized Rusical". The contestants portray Cher from different phases of her career: Aquaria as Disco Cher, Asia O'Hara as Movie Star Cher, Eureka as Rock Star Cher, Kameron Michaels as '60s Cher, Miz Cracker as Comeback Cher, and Monét x Change and The Vixen as Variety Show Cher. Subsequently, the runway theme for this episode is Glitterific.[13]

On the main stage, Monét received positive comments for her performance and mixed reviews for her runway look, conversely for both Eureka and Miz Cracker with their runway and performance; all three contestants were deemed safe. Kameron was praised for both her runway look and Cher performance, winning the main challenge. Aquaria, Asia O'Hara and The Vixen were complimented for their runway looks, but their performances placed them in the bottom three. Aquaria is declared safe, while Asia O'Hara and The Vixen lip-synced to Groove Is In the Heart by Deee-Lite. Asia O'Hara wins the lip sync and The Vixen is eliminated from the competition.[13]

  • Guest Judges: Billy Eichner and Andrew Rannells
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Attempt to make RuPaul slap them in a game called Slap Out of It
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Asia O'Hara
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to Sparkles Rhinestones
  • Main Challenge: Sing live in Cher: The Unauthorized Rusical
  • Runway Theme: Glitterific
  • Challenge Winner: Kameron Michaels
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A luxury VIP getaway to Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles
  • Bottom Two: Asia O'Hara and The Vixen
  • Lip Sync Song: "Groove Is In the Heart" by Deee-Lite
  • Eliminated: The Vixen
  • Farewell message: "EVIL Triumps when good queens do nothing! Buy My Album The Vixen"
1269"Breastworld[25]"May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)[26]

The six remaining queens were asked by RuPaul to participate in a guessing game which involves each queen trying to match the most underwear worn by the Pit Crew; Aquaria wins the mini-challenge.[14] For the maxi challenge, RuPaul tasks the queens to act in a show titled Breastworld, loosely inspired by the American television show Westworld. Since Aquaria won the mini-challenge, she got to assign the characters: Aquaria as Dyslexa, Asia O'Hara as Para Salin, Eureka as Rosie, Kameron Michaels as Muffy, Miz Cracker as Julie, and Monét X Change as Viv. Subsequently, the runway theme was Silver Foxy, where the queens have to dress as aged-versions of themselves.[14]

On the main stage, Aquaria's performance and runway look received warm reviews from the judges, but was ultimately declared safe. Asia O'Hara and Monét were praised for their performances, though both their runway looks received mixed opinions; eventually, Asia O'Hara was declared the winner of the main challenge. Eureka, Kameron and Miz Cracker were placed in the bottom three for their performances, though Eureka received negative reviews for her runway look. Miz Cracker is declared safe, while Eureka and Kameron lip-synced to "New Attitude" by Patti LaBelle; and both Eureka and Kameron won the lip-sync.[14]

  • Guest Judges: Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Find matching pairs of Pit Crew underwear in a game called Pants Down Bottoms Up
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Aquaria
  • Main Challenge: The queens must act in the new hit series, "Breastworld"
  • Runway Theme: Silver Foxy
  • Challenge Winner: Asia O'Hara
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: 4-night stay at Frog Meadow Farm in Vermont
  • Bottom Two: Eureka and Kameron Michaels
  • Lip Sync Song: "New Attitude" by Patti LaBelle
  • Eliminated: None
12710"Social Media Kings Into Queens[25]"May 24, 2018 (2018-05-24)[28]

The six remaining queens were asked by RuPaul to appear in a commercial that promotes RuPaul's perfume for men, titled Trade. Each queen is to dress as butch men and deliver comedic improvisations for the mini-challenge, and Eureka wins.[15] Eureka is tasked by RuPaul to pair each contestant with six special guests for the make-over challenge: Aquaria gets paired with Kingsley, Asia O'Hara and Raymond Braun, Eureka and Frankie Grande, Kameron Michaels and Anthony Padilla, Miz Cracker and Chester See, and Monét X Change with Tyler Oakley. Subsequently, each pair took part in a home-made music video to RuPaul's song "Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent".[15]

On the main stage, Asia O'Hara and Eureka, alongside their drag daughters America O'Hara and Eufreaka, received positive reviews for their performances and make-overs, but were declared safe. Miz Cracker and her drag daughter Miz Cookie were commended for their performances, make-over, and chemistry, and were deemed the winners of the challenge. The bottom queens of the week were Aquaria, Kameron and Monet, who were criticized for not having a make-over resemblance to their drag daughters Capricia Corn, Kelly Michaels, and Short Change. Aquaria is declared safe, while Kameron and Monet lip-synced to "Good as Hell" by Lizzo; Kameron wins the lip-sync and Monet is eliminated from the competition.[15]

  • Guest Judges: Miles Heizer and Lizzo
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-Challenge: Participate in a manly photoshoot advertising a new body spray, Trade
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Eureka
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to MuLondon
  • Main Challenge: Give drag makeovers to social media superstars
  • Challenge Winner: Miz Cracker
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to Jane Doe Latex for the queen and a $2,000 gift card to Klein, Epstein, and Parker for their partner
  • Bottom Two: Kameron Michaels and Monét X Change
  • Lip Sync Song: "Good as Hell" by Lizzo
  • Eliminated: Monét X Change
  • Farewell message: "Long Live the Sponge!!! MXC"
12811"Evil Twins[25]"June 7, 2018 (2018-06-07)[28]

  • Guest Judges: Lena Dunham and Ashanti
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Decorate a pancake in edible drag
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Asia O'Hara
  • Mini-Challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to The Spa on Rodeo
  • Main Challenge: Present two characters on the runway: best self and evil twin
  • Challenge Winner: Aquaria
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A trip for 2 to The Grand Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale and two luggage sets from Radden Luggage
  • Bottom two: Kameron Michaels and Miz Cracker
  • Lip Sync Song: "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6
  • Eliminated: Miz Cracker
  • Farewell message: "KNOW YOURSELF M"
12912"American[25]"June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14)[28]

  • Guest Judge: Todrick Hall
  • Alternating Judges: Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews
  • Main Challenge: Write, record, and perform their own verse to RuPaul's song "American" and guest star on the "What's the Tee?" podcast with Michelle Visage
  • Lip Sync Song: "Call Me Mother" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: None
13013"Queens Reunited[25]"June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)[28]
The queens reunite to discuss the season's highlights and drama
13114"Grand Finale[25]"June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)[28]

The final four queens compete in a sudden death lipsync showdown in the race to crown "America's Next Drag Superstar". In the first round, Asia O'Hara and Kameron Michaels lip-sync against each other to "Nasty" by Janet Jackson; after a controversial lip-sync, Kameron Michaels wins the lip-sync, and Asia O'Hara becomes the first finalist to sashay away while Kameron advances to the final round. In the second round, Aquaria and Eureka lip-sync against each other to "If" by Janet Jackson; both queens wins the lip-sync, with none of the finalists being sashay away and both advances to the final round. "Miss Congeniality" was announced; previous Miss Congeniality and season 9 drag queen Valentina announced that contestant Monét X Change was elected by fellow contests and won the title. In the third and final round, Aquaria, Eureka and Kameron Michaels lip-sync against each other to "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj; Aquaria wins the lip-sync and is crowned America's Next Drag Superstar; while Eureka and Kameron Michaels place as runners-up.

  • Finals venue: Ace Theater, Los Angeles, California
  • Final Four: Aquaria, Asia O'Hara, Eureka and Kameron Michaels
  • Miss Congeniality: Monét X Change
  • Lip Sync Smackdown #1: Asia O'Hara vs. Kameron Michaels
  • Lip Sync Song: "Nasty" by Janet Jackson
  • Eliminated: Asia O'Hara
  • Lip Sync Smackdown #2: Aquaria vs. Eureka
  • Lip Sync Song: "If" by Janet Jackson
  • Eliminated: None
  • Lip Sync Smackdown #3: Aquaria vs. Eureka vs. Kameron Michaels
  • Lip Sync Song: "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
  • Runners-up: Eureka and Kameron Michaels
  • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season Ten: Aquaria

Ratings[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of RuPaul's Drag Race
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "10's Across the Board" March 22, 2018 0.39[29] 0.785[29]
2 "PharmaRusical" March 29, 2018 0.29[30] 0.581[30]
3 "Tap That App" April 5, 2018 0.42[31] 0.766[31]
4 "The Last Ball on Earth" April 12, 2018 0.36[32] 0.694[32]
5 "The Bossy Rossy Show" April 19, 2018 0.39[33] 0.692[33]
6 "Drag Con Panel Extravaganza" April 26, 2018 0.41[34] 0.771[34]
7 "Snatch Game" May 3, 2018 0.45[35] 0.840[35]
8 "The Unauthorized Rusical" May 10, 2018 0.37[36] 0.723[36]
9 "Breastworld" May 17, 2018 0.33[37] 0.698[37]
10 "Social Media Kings Into Queens" May 24, 2018 0.35[38] 0.715[38]
11 "Evil Twins" June 7, 2018 0.31[39] 0.631[39]
12 "American" June 14, 2018 0.35[40] 0.761[40]
13 "Queens Reunited" June 21, 2018 0.27[41] 0.632[41]
14 "Grand Finale" June 28, 2018 0.41[42] 0.838[42]

Future appearances[edit]

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo returned to the competition on the eleventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race and placed 5th [43]

Mayhem Miller and Eureka competed on the RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular on December 7, 2018. They were crowned the Christmas Queen along with the other competing contestants.[44]

Monique Heart and Monét X Change competed on the fourth season of All Stars. Monique placed 3rd/4th with season 8 contestant Naomi Smalls. Monét won the season along with season 9 contestant, Trinity the Tuck.[45]

Asia O'hara, Monique Heart, Monét X Change & Vanessa Vanjie Mateo returned as mentors on RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race.

Blair St. Clair, Miz Cracker, and Mayhem Miller competed on the fifth season of All Stars. Mayhem placed 7th, Blair placed 4th, and Miz Cracker placed as a runner up alongside season 2 and All Stars season 1 finalist Jujubee.[46]

Eureka competed on the sixth season of All Stars where Mayhem Miller was featured as Lipsync Assassin in the fifth episode. Eureka ultimately placed as a runner-up, alongside season 7 finalist and All Stars season 2 contestant Ginger Minj and season 11 contestant Ra’Jah O’Hara.

RuPaul's Drag Race[edit]

Contestant Year Season Role Outcome Notes
Aquaria 2019 Season 11 Guest N/A 1 episode
Asia O'Hara 2020 Celebrity Drag Race Mentor N/A 1 episode
2020 Vegas Revue Main cast N/A 6 episodes
Blair St. Clair 2020 All Stars 5 Contestant 4th place 8 episodes
Eureka 2018 Holi-slay Spectacular Contestant Winner 1 episode
2019 Season 11 Guest N/A 1 episode
2021 All Stars 6 Contestant Runner-up 12 episodes
Kameron Michaels 2020 Vegas Revue Main cast N/A 6 episodes
2021 All Stars 6 Guest N/A Episode 9 "Lip Sync Assassin"
Mayhem Miller 2018 Holi-slay Spectacular Contestant Winner 1 episode
2020 Season 12 Guest N/A 2 episodes
2020 All Stars 5 Contestant 7th place 5 episodes
2021 All Stars 6 Guest N/A Episode 5 "Lip Sync Assassin"
Miz Cracker 2020 All Stars 5 Contestant Runner-up 8 episodes
Monét X Change 2018-19 All Stars 4 Contestant Winner 10 episodes
2019 Season 11 Guest N/A 1 episode
2020 Season 12 Guest N/A 1 episode
2020 Celebrity Drag Race Mentor N/A 1 episode
2020 All Stars 5 Guest N/A 2 episodes; episode 3 "Lip Sync Assassin"
Monique Heart 2018-19 All Stars 4 Contestant 3rd/4th place 10 episodes
2020 Celebrity Drag Race Mentor N/A 1 episode
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo 2019 Season 11 Contestant 5th place 14 episodes
2020 Season 12 Guest N/A 3 episodes
2020 Celebrity Drag Race Mentor N/A 1 episode
2020 All Stars 5 Guest N/A Episode 5 "Lip Sync Assassin"
2020 Vegas Revue Main cast N/A 6 episodes

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