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Regular judges, Seasons 7-8 (from left: Ross Matthews, Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Carson Kressley)

In addition to RuPaul, each season of Drag Race has featured two other regular judges. Additionally, each episode has guest judges (usually two) who only appear in that episode.

Regular Judges

Name Short Bio Seasons
1 2 3 4 AS1 5 6 7 8
Santino Rice
Merle Ginsberg
Michelle Visage
Billy B int. int.
Mike Ruiz
Carson Kressley
Ross Matthews

Guest Judges

Season 1

Name Short Bio Episode
Bob Mackie fashion designer 1
Mike Ruiz photographer 1
Michelle Williams singer 2
Frank Gatson, Jr. choreographer and director 2
Debra Wilson actress and comedian 3
Howard Bragman public relations 3
Jenny Shimizu model and actress 4
Gordon Espinet Makeup Artistry, MAC Cosmetics 4
Lucy Lawless actress 5
Robin Antin singer 5
Jeffrey Moran image consultant 6
María Conchita Alonso singer/songwriter and actress 6

Season 2

Name Short Bio Episode
Mike Ruiz Photographer 1
Kathy Griffin actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host 1
Kim Coles actress, comedian and game show host 2
Dita Von Teese burlesque dancer, model, costume designer 2
Kathy Najimy actress and comedian 3
Tanya Tucker country music artist 3
Lisa Rinna actress and television host 4
Niecy Nash comedian, model, actress, and producer 4
Mathu Andersen makeup artist 5
Martha Wash singer and songwriter 5
Henry Rollins musician 6
Terri Nunn singer and actress 6
Gigi Levangie novelist, screenwriter, and producer 7
Jackie Collins romance novelist 7
Debbie Reynolds actress 8
Cloris Leachman actress 8
Toni Ko Nyx Cosmetics Founder 8
Tatum O'Neal actress and author 9
Marissa Jaret Winokur actress 9

Season 3

Name Short Bio Episode
Wayne Brady actor, comedian, and singer 11
Margaret Cho actress and comedian 12
Eliza Dushku actress 7
Carmen Electra actress 10
Fantasia Barrino singer, actress, and author 11
Gigi Levangie Grazer novelist and host of Logo's The Arrangement 13
LaToya Jackson singer 4, 13
Debbie Matenopoulos television host 5
Mike Ruiz photographer, director, and reality television personality. 2, 12, 13 (Substituted for Santino Rice)
Jeffrey Moran At Vodka marketing/branding executive. 10 (Substituted for Santino Rice)
Arden Myrin comedian; former cast member of MADtv 8
Sharon Osbourne television host and reality television personality 12
Susan Powter motivational speaker and fitness guru 4
Billy B makeup artist 4, 5, 7, 8
Amber Rose model 6
Rita Rudner comedian 8
Sara Rue actress 7
Chloë Sevigny actress and model 5
Cheryl Tiegs model 9
Lily Tomlin actress and comedian 3
Alessandra Torresani actress 3
Aisha Tyler comedienne and actress 6
Bruce Vilanch comedy writer, songwriter, and actor 2
Jody Watley R&B/pop singer 10
Johnny Weir professional figure skater 9
Vanessa Williams actress, singer, and former Miss America 2

Season 4

Name Short Bio Episode
Mike Ruiz photographer 1
Elvira actress and television hostess 1
Rick Fox basketball player 2
John Salley professional basketball player 2
Amber Riley actress and singer 3
Natalie Cole actress, pianist, singer and songwriter 3
Billy B makeup artist 4, 6
Max Mutchnick television producer 4
Nicole Sullivan actress, comedian, voice artist 4
Loretta Devine actress 5
Ross Mathews comedian and television personality 5
Pauley Perrette actress, singer, writer 6
Kelly Osbourne television host and comedian 6
Regina King actress 7
Pam Tillis singer and songwriter 7
Lucian Piane music producer 8
Jennifer Tilly actress 8
Pamela Anderson actress 8
Dan Savage author 9
Jeffrey Moran Absolute Vodka marketing/branding executive 9
Jesse Tyler Ferguson actor 10
Jennifer Love Hewitt actress and singer 10
Wynonna Judd actress and singer 11
Rose McGowan actress 11


Name Short Bio Episode
Janice Dickinson model, photographer, author, and talent agent 3
Beth Ditto singer, songwriter and model 6
Rachel Dratch actress and comedian 3
Elvira actress and horror hostess 5
Rachel Hunter actress and reality television show host 1
Vicki Lawrence actress, comedienne, and singer 2
Ross Matthews comedian and television personality 1
Wendi McLendon-Covey actress, writer, producer and comedienne 5
Cheri Oteri actress and comedienne 6
Rosie Perez actress, dancer, choreographer, director and community activist 4
Busy Phillips actress 2
Mary Wilson singer, author, and actress 4

Season 5

Name Short Bio Episode
Maria Conchita Alonso singer/songwriter and actress 9
Joan Van Ark actress 8
Chaz Bono writer and activist 4
Downtown Julie Brown actress and MTV VJ 5
Julie Brown actress-comedienne 5
Coco model 3
Camille Grammer television personality 1
Marg Helgenberger actress 11
LaToya Jackson singer 6
Kristen Johnston actress 2
Leslie Jordan actor 7
Clinton Kelly fashion stylist 10
George Kotsiopoulos editor and fashion consultant 10
Juliette Lewis actress and singer 2
Bob Mackie fashion designer 11
Jeffery Moran VP of public relations at Absolut 7
Aubrey O’Day singer 8
The Pointer Sisters girl group 6
Paulina Porizkova model and actress 3
Mike Ruiz photographer 1
Jamie-Lynn Sigler actress and singer 9
Travis Wall dancer 4

Season 6

Name Short Bio Episode
Adam Lambert singer, songwriter and stage actor 1
Mike Ruiz photographer 1
Khloe Kardashian televison personality 2
Lena Headey actress 3
Linda Blair actress 3
Lucian Piane composer and music producer 4
Sheryl Lee Ralph actress, singer, and activist 4
Gillian Jacobs actress 5
Heather McDonald actress, comedian and author 5
Eve hip hop recording artist and actress 6
Trina rapper and model 6
Leah Remini actress and comedian 7
Lainie Kazan actress and singer 7
Bruce Vilanch comedy writer, songwriter and actor 8
Jaime Pressly actress and model 8
Chaz Bono advocate, writer, musician and actor 9
Georgia Holt singer-songwriter, actress, and model 9
Paula Abdul singer-songwriter, choreographer and television personality 9
Neil Patrick Harris actor and television host 10
David Burtka actor and chef 10
Bob Mackie fashion designer 11
Khloe Kardashian televison personality 11
Ian Drew Entertainment Director of US Weekly 12
Our Lady J musician and transgender icon 12

Season 7

Name Short Bio Episode
Kathy Griffin actress/comedian 1
Jordin Sparks singer and actress 2
Olivia Newton-John actress and singer 2
Kat Dennings actress 3
Mel B singer 3
Jessica Alba actress 4
Lucian Piane music producer 4
Isaac Mizrahi fashion designer 5
Ariana Grande singer and actress 6
Merle Ginsberg journalist 6
Tamar Braxton singer and television personality 7
Michael Urie actor 7
LeAnn Rimes country and pop singer 8
Nelson Ellis actor 8
John Waters director 9
Demi Lovato singer and actress 9
Alyssa Milano actress 10
Rachel Harris actress and comedienne 10
Santino Rice fashion designer 11
Rebecca Romijn actress 11

Season 8

Name Short Bio Episode
Nicole Richie television personality 1
Ester Dean singer/songwriter 2
Jamal Sims choreographer 2
Lucian Piane music producer 2, 3
Faith Evans singer 3
Tasha Smith actress and comedian 3
Debbie Harry singer 4
Chris Stein musician 4
Gigi Hadid model 5
Chanel Iman model 5
Todrick Hall singer-songwriter 6
Marc Jacobs fashion designer 6
Thomas Roberts television journalist 7
Vivica A. Fox actress, producer and television host 7
David Sedaris author, humorist, and radio contributor 8
Amy Sedaris actress, author, and comedian 8

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