Season 1

Episode Guide

Drag on a Dime

S1 E1
Feb 2, 2009
Nine contestants must re-invent their glam drag looks using thrift store clothing and tschotchkes from the 99¢ store. Guest judge Bob Mackie stops by to help RuPaul weed out the drag queen with the least style.

Girl Group Challenge

S1 E2
Feb 9, 2009
Wigs fly when the contestants split up into 2 rival girl groups, something guest judge Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child would know plenty about. Can the girls impress RuPaul with their lip-synching skills?

Queens of all Media

S1 E3
Feb 16, 2009
The queens are tested on their multi-media prowess as they show off their talents as newscaster, product spokesperson, and talk show host to RuPaul and guest judge Debra Wilson of MADtv.

Mac/Viva Glam Challenge

S1 E4
Feb 23, 2009
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of MAC Cosmetics' first Viva Glam girl, RuPaul, the queens make their own spectacular Viva Glam screen test. Jenny Shimizu joins the panel to help judge the girls' drag queen status.

Drag School of Charm

S1 E5
Mar 2, 2009
RuPaul brings in a group of girl fighters to work out the contestants for the mini challenge. The winner gets to pair each queen with the fighter of his choosing to transform into a version of their drag persona.

Absolut Drag Ball

S1 E6
Mar 9, 2009
The final four "vogue off" in the mini challenge. The winner gets to choose which Absolut vodka flavors the queens will be representing for the main challenge (creating three different looks: swimwear, executive realness, and evening gown).

Extra Special Edition

S1 E7
Mar 16, 2009
This clip show includes a short history of drag, audition tapes of queens who did and didn't make it, the top ten most unforgettable fashion moments, never before scenes, a look at the catch phrases, and a recap of the season thus far.

Grand Finale

S1 E8
Mar 23, 2009
The remaining three queens face their final challenge when they're asked to transform into video vixens for the music video to Ru's latest single, "Champion."


S1 E9
Mar 23, 2009
The queens of RuPauls' Drag Race reunite for the first time since the shooting of the series. Find out what's happened since.