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RuPaul's Drag Race

Season 1 2009
TV-14

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  • 2009-02-03T01:00:00Z on VH1
  • 43 mins
  • 6 hours, 19 mins (9 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Reality
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Nine contestants were selected to compete in the running of becoming "America's Next Drag Superstar". The winner of the first season won the following prizes: a lifetime supply of MAC Cosmetics, be featured an LA Eyeworks campaign, join the Logo Drag Race tour, and a cash prize of $20,000.

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9 episodes

1x01 Drag on a Dime

  • Series Premiere

    2009-02-03T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

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

1x02 Girl Group Challenge

  • 2009-02-10T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

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?

1x03 Queens of All Media

  • 2009-02-17T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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.

1x04 M.A.C/Viva Glam Challenge

  • 2009-02-24T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

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

1x05 Drag School of Charm

  • 2009-03-03T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

The contestants make over a group of female extreme fighters into their drag daughters. Xena herself, Lucy Lawless, makes a guest appearance to judge the girls' combat prowess.

1x06 Absolut Drag Ball

  • 2009-03-10T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

RuPaul makes the queens hit the floor in a good old fashioned drag ball inspired by Absolut's real fruit flavored vodkas.

1x07 Extra Special Edition

  • 2009-03-17T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

Look back at the highlights, lowlights, and previously unseen footage from the first six episodes as we race toward the climactic grand finale!

1x08 Grand Finale

  • 2009-03-23T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

The last 3 queens face their final challenge while shooting the music video for RuPaul's new single "Cover Girl (Put The Bass In Your Walk)." Out artist Cazwell stops by to help the judges cast their final vote.

1x09 Reunited!

  • 2009-03-24T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

In this reunion special, all nine contestants return to give their take on what happened during the show. Plus, the girls confront the judges...and each other!

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