Hosted by Emmy winner RuPaul Charles, Logo will begin its ninth original season this March, following a hugely successful second iteration of its All-Stars franchise that concluded with the crowning of Alaska in October 2016. Alaska became the 10th overall winner of the series that has forever changed the landscape of drag performance and appreciation worldwide. Click through our photo gallery above that highlights all of the past “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winners, from BeBe Zahara Benet to the most recent.
Last year the TV academy finally recognized series host RuPaul for his own “charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent” by awarding him the 2016 Emmy for Best Reality Host. RuPaul serves on the show’s judging panel alongside close friend Michelle Visage and a revolving door of celebrity guests including Ross Matthews, Carson Kressley and Lady Gaga who is set to appear in the upcoming season premiere.
The judges’ tastes have covered a wide variety of drag styles over the years, honoring forms like Bianca Del Rio’s sarcastic comedy (Season 6), Raja’s fashion-forward creativity (Season 3) and the drop dead gorgeousness of Sharon Needles (Season 4). But which queen is YOUR all-time favorite champion? Vote in our poll below.
Gold Derby readers just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click “Save” when you’ve settled on your choices. You’ll compete to win bragging rights and a place of honor on our leaderboard. Be sure to read our contest rules and sound off on the season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in our reality TV forum.