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The seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on March 2, 2015. Returning judges included RuPaul and Michelle Visage, while the space previously occupied by Santino Rice was filled by new additions Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley. Matthews and Kressley were only both present for the season premiere and took turns sharing judging responsibilities thereafter. Shawn Morales, a member of the Pit Crew since the third season, and Simon Sherry-Wood, a member in the sixth season, do not appear this season and were replaced by Bryce Eilenberg. Like the previous two seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, the season featured 14 contestants competing for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar", a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics, and a cash prize of $100,000. The season debuted with a live and same-day viewership of 350,000, a 20% increase from the previous season.

The winner of this season was Violet Chachki.

Contestants

S7cast


(Ages and names stated are during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Real Name Age Hometown Ep.
1
Ep.
2
Ep.
3
Ep.
4
Ep.
5
Ep.
6
Ep. 7 (Snatch Game) Ep.
8
Ep.
9
Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Ep. 12 Ep. 13
(Recap)
Ep. 14
(Reunion)
1st
(Winner)
Violet Chachki
Violet Chachki
Jason Dardo 22 Atlanta, GA WIN HIGH SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE SAFE HIGH LOW 2X WIN Mini Challenge Winner WIN TOP
3
N/A WINNER
2nd & 3rd
(Runners-Up)
Ginger Minj
Ginger Minj
Joshua Eads-Brown 29 Orlando, FL SAFE WIN

Team Captain

SAFE
TEAM
SAFE HIGH HIGH
TEAM
2X WIN BTM2 WIN BTM2 SAFE

Mini Challenge Winner

TOP
3
N/A RUN
UP
Pearl
Pearl
Matt James 23 Brooklyn, NY SAFE SAFELOWBTM2 2X WIN SAFE SAFE WIN BTM2 SAFE SAFE TOP
3
N/A RUN
UP
4th Kennedy Davenport
Kennedy Davenport
Reuben Asberry Jr. 33 Dallas, TX HIGH SAFEBTM2

Team Captain

WIN HIGH HIGH
TEAM
Mini Challenge Winner
2X WIN SAFE

Mini Challenge Winner

HIGH SAFE BTM2 ELIM
NO
BTM
2
RTRN
5th

(Miss Congeniality)

Katya
Katya
Brian McCook 32 Boston, MA SAFE BTM2 SAFEHIGH SAFE Mini Challenge Winner WIN HIGH HIGH HIGH 2X WIN ELIM MS.
CON
6th

(Originally 11th)

Trixie Mattel
Trixie Mattel
Brian Firkus 24 Milwaukee, WI SAFE SAFE

Team Captain

SAFE
TEAM
ELIM WIN HIGH

Mini Challenge Winner

2nd ELIM RTRN
7th Miss Fame
MissFame
Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen 29 New York, NY HIGH LOWSAFE
TEAM
HIGH SAFE LOW LOW LOW ELIM RTRN
8th Jaidynn Diore Fierce
JaidynnDioreFierce
Christopher Williams 25 Nashville, TN SAFE SAFESAFE
TEAM
HIGH HIGH BTM2 BTM2 ELIM RTRN
9th Max
Max
Max Malanaphy 22 Hudson, WI SAFE SAFE WIN

Team Captain

SAFE 2X WIN LOW ELIM OUT RTRN
10th Kandy Ho
KandyHo
Frank Diaz 28 Cayey, PR BTM2 SAFE SAFE LOW BTM2 ELIM OUT RTRN
11th Mrs. Kasha Davis
Mrs. Kasha Davis
Ed Popil 43 Rochester, NY SAFE HIGH SAFE
TEAM
SAFE ELIM

Mini Challenge Winner

OUT RTRN
12th Jasmine Masters
JasmineMasters
Martell Robinson 37 Los Angeles, CA LOW SAFEELIM OUT RTRN
13th Sasha Belle
Sasha Belle
Jared Breakenridge 28 Iowa City, IA LOW ELIM OUT RTRN
14th Tempest DuJour
TempestDuJour
Patrick Holt 47 Tucson, AZ ELIM OUT RTRN
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Episodes

Series # Episode # Title # Airdate
80 1 Born Naked March 2, 2015
81 2 Glamazonian Airways March 9, 2015
82 3 ShakesQueer March 16, 2015
83 4 Spoof! (There It Is) March 23, 2015
84 5 The DESPY Awards March 30, 2015
85 6 Ru Hollywood Stories April 6, 2015
86 7 Snatch Game April 13, 2015
87 8 Conjoined Queens April 20, 2015
88 9 Divine Inspiration April 27, 2015
89 10 Prancing Queens May 4, 2015
90 11 Hello, Kitty Girls! May 11, 2015
91 12 And The Rest Is Drag May 18, 2015
92 13 Countdown to the Crown May 25, 2015
93 14 The Grand Finale June 1, 2015

Episode One: Born Naked

Airdate: March 2, 2015

  • Guest Judge(s): Kathy Griffin
  • Main Challenge: Create a resort-wear tearaway to reveal a nude illusion. (Mini Challenge was part of the Main Challenge)
  • Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Main Challenge Prize: Dekoy Hair Care Products
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Ho' and Tempest DuJour
  • Lip Synch Song: 'Geronimo' by RuPaul Charles
  • Eliminated: Tempest DuJour
  • Farewell Message: "Love yourself. Live your truth. You're never too old to dream."

The fourteen queens of season seven arrive in the workroom and meet for the first time. The contestants arrived in this order: Miss Fame, Ginger Minj, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Violet Chachki, Max, Katya, Jasmine Masters, Miss Kasha Davis, Trixie Mattel, Kandy Ho, Pearl, Kennedy Davenport, Sasha Belle and Tempest DuJour. The first week mini-challenge consisted in hitting the runway, as each queen showed an outfit from their spring collection and an outfit from their autumn collection. There was no mini-challenge winner this week, as the looks would be taken into consideration on the main stage for the weeks main judging. The main challenge was to create a resort-wear look that tears away to reveal a nude illusion.

During the runway critique, Ginger Minj, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Katya, Max, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Pearl and Trixie Mattel were all declared safe. Miss Fame and Kennedy Davenport received universal praise for their looks. Sasha Belle was criticized for her overwhelming fall runway look, and came under fire for having visible black undergarments in her nude illusion look, though she claimed to have misunderstood the assignment. Tempest DuJour was criticized for a lack of detail in her nude illusion look, with her bodysuit being branded "wrinkly and droopy". Jasmine was criticized for her dated looks in the autumn collection and for not showing enough body in her nude illusion look, but was declared safe because of her vibrant personality. Violet Chachki was praised for her runway looks. Kandy Ho was advised to improve her makeup skills because she had a contoured beard, and was asked to lipsync for her life against Tempest. Despite mixed feedback from Michelle, Violet was named as the winner of the challenge. Kandy Ho and Tempest Dujour lipsynced, with Kandy being declared the victor and Tempest becoming the first queen to leave the competition.

Episode Two: Glamazonian Airways

Airdate: March 9, 2015

  • Guest Judges: Jordin Sparks and Olivia Newton-John
  • Mini-Challenge: Keep fish face as the Pit Crew blow jets of air into the queens faces
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel
  • Main Challenge: Produce a pre-flight safety video for the first airline run by drag queens
  • Runway Theme: Airplane Passenger Realness
  • Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Main Challenge Prize: Five night luxury hotel accomodations courtesy by 'My Gay Getaway'
  • Bottom Two: Katya and Sasha Belle
  • Lip Synch Song: 'Twist of Fate' by Olivia Newton-John
  • Eliminated: Sasha Belle
  • Farewell Message: "Love you, Mean it! Ginj for the win!"

*Ross Mathews did not appear on this episode

In this week's mini-challenge the girls were photographed while being blown in the face by a leaf blower, with special guest Moby helping to judge the winners. Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel delivered the best shots, and were made team leaders for this week's maxi-challenge: a lip-synch performance to a pre-flight safety video for "Glamazonian Airways". Trixie selects Pearl, Miss Fame, Katya, Max and Violet to join her team, whilst Ginger selects Sasha, Jasmine, Kasha, Jaidynn, Kennedy and is left with Kandy.

During their preparation for the challenge, Sasha is irritated by Ginger not giving her the part she wanted. Trixie began to reconsider her team selection due to her groups collective lack of acting experience, especially Violet because of her attitude. During a rehearsal session with Jamal Sims, Ginger panics about being the front of her group while Jaidynn stumbles because of a previous injury. Miss Fame notably struggles the most with the dancing, and in the work room comes under fire from some of the other queens for not coming from a performance backround. The queens perform their routines on the main stage and then walk the runway dressed in their best jet-set glamor looks. Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Jasmine Masters, Kandy Ho, Kenndy Davenport, Max, Pearl and Trixie Mattel are all declared safe, leaving the other girls as the top and bottom of the week.

During the judges critiques, Violet Chachki is complimented on her performance and look but is questioned on taking herself too seriously. Ginger Minj and Mrs. Kasha Davis are both highly praised for their challenge performances, but both receive criticism from Michelle for their runway looks. Sasha Belle receives a poor response from the judges, who accuse her of fading into the background of her group and for bringing a boring outfit to the runway. Miss Fame also gets a poor response from the judges, who advised her to loosen up in the challenges. After forgetting her words in the opening monologue of the routine, Katya falls into the bottom two, despite a commended runway look and great lypsyncing abilities. Ginger Minj is named as the winner of the challenge, while Katya and Sasha Belle are selected to lipsync. Katya stays, and Sasha Belle is asked to sashay away.

Episode Three: Shakesqueer

Airdate: March 16th, 2015

  • Guest Judges: Kat Dennings and Mel B
  • Mini-Challenge: Soul Train dance-off in granny drag
  • Mini-Challenge Winners: Max and Kennedy Davenport
  • Main Challenge: "Hamlet it up" in two twisted Shakespeare classics – Romy and Juliet and MacBitch
  • Runway Theme: Bearded and Beautiful
  • Challenge Winner: Max
  • Main Challenge Prize: Two couture latex creations, courtesy of Syren Latex
  • Bottom Two: Jasmine Masters and Kennedy Davenport
  • Lip Synch Song: 'I Was Gonna Cancel' by Kylie Minogue
  • Eliminated: Jasmine Masters
  • Farewell Message: "Best of luck ladies. Luv J. Masters."

*Carson Kressley did not appear on this episode Following the elimination, the girls return to the work room and Jasmine Masters and Kennedy Davenport bond over their shared bitterness with the younger queens. For this weeks mini challenge, the queens dress up as grannies, and have a dance-off to RuPaul and La Toya Jackson's song "Feel Like Dancin". Kennedy Davenport and Max are declared the winners, and become team captains for the main challenge, earning the ability to select their team and assign all the roles within it. For this weeks maxi challenge, the queens are asked to deliver modern adaptations of Shakespeare plays. Max is assigned "Romy and Juliet", and selects Ginger, Jaidynn, Kasha, Miss Fame and Trixie, while Kennedy is assigned "MacBitch", and selects Jasmine, Kandy, Katya, Pearl and Violet for her team.

Team Max

in "Romy and Juliet"

Team Kennedy

in "MacBitch"

Contestant Role Contestant Role
Max Juliet Capulet Violet Chachki Lady MacBitch
Mrs. Kasha Davis Lady Capulet Jasmine Masters LaQuisha Kiana MacBitch
Miss Fame Paris Kennedy Davenport Hecate
Jaidynn Diore Fierce Mercutia Montague Kandy Ho Witch
Ginger Minj Romy Montague Katya Mary MacBitch
Trixie Mattel Narrator Pearl Cheer Coach

Jasmine complained to Kennedy about being assigned the ghetto role of "LaQuisha Kiana MacBitch", leading to Jasmine being reassigned Violet's role of "Lady MacBitch". Later however, Kennedy changed her mind again and switched the roles back, leaving Violet frustrated at having wasted her time on rehearsing for a role that she wouldn't play. Kennedy also decided that everybody should learn their lines separately, again frustrating Violet who wanted to go over the play as a group . The queens were invited to rehearse their plays, watched by RuPaul and Michelle. Max's team went first, with Jaidynn breaking down in tears, feeling under pressure to deliver a strong performance, Max got her through it being the supportive sweetheart he is. Team Kennedy performed next, and after a disastrous rehearsal, Ru told them that he had never seen a bigger car crash in all 7 seasons of Drag Race, and that he expected a vast improvement in the final performance.

On the Main Stage, the queens were asked to be "Bearded and Beautiful", walking the runway with beards. After the performances of their Shakespeare plays, Max's team was deemed the winner, with the team all being declared safe from elimination. In addition, Max was declared as the outright winner of the challenge, being commended for a strong performance in the challenge and as a friend to Jaidynn. Despite being on the losing team, Kandy Ho and Katya were both complimented for their performances in the challenge. Despite wearing a well received gown, Jasmine came under fire for frequently forgetting her words and for putting in a poor performacne in the challenge. In addition, her decision to paint on a beard as opposed to wearing a prosthetic was widely panned. Kennedy was told that her team was a disaster, and guest judge Mel B criticized her dress, saying it was her least favorite of all the queens. Violet and Pearl both were complimented on their runway looks, but Violet was told that her role fell flat, while Pearl's performance in the challenge was deemed "lifeless and borderline dead" by Michelle. After numerous queens attempted to justify their poor performances, a frustrated Ru demanded that the queens improved going forward and told them to stop making excuses. After deliberation, Kennedy and Jasmine were both asked to lipsync for their lives. Despite earlier implying that she would refuse to lipsync against Kennedy, Jasmine completed the performance, but was still asked to sashay away.

Episode Four: Spoof! (There It Is)

Airdate: March 23rd, 2015

  • Guest Judges: Jessica Alba and Lucian Piane
  • Main Challenge: Create a music video parody by writing lyrics, and doing vocals to a RuPaul song.
  • Runway Theme: Green
  • Challenge Winner: Kennedy Davenport
  • Main Challenge Prize: 3 year supply of essential family products from The Honest Company
  • Bottom Two: Pearl and Trixie Mattel
  • Lip Synch Song: 'Dreaming' by Blondie
  • Eliminated: Trixie Mattel
  • Farewell Message: "Wear clown noses! Make fun of each other! Stay Plastic <3 Trixie Mattel. P.S. Fame – I used your lipstick, sorry :)"

*Carson Kressley did not appear on this episode

For the main challenge, the queens were tasked with creating parody music videos for a song in RuPaul's discography. With two other teams formed without them, Jaidynn, Max and Violet were forced to work together, concerning Max who felt that Violet was difficult to work with. After being assigned "Sissy That Walk", the group agreed to spoof the top three of Season 6 (Courtney Act, Adore Delano and Bianca del Rio). in a parody named "Get Ready To Clock", but Max and Violet clashed over Max's belief that the video shouldn't be overly sexualized. Despite being eager to work together, the team of Katya, Miss Fame, Pearl and Trixie struggled to come up with a concept for their spoof of "Dance With U", and after bickering amongst each other, decided to go with Trixie's idea of "Tan With U". The final group consisted of Ginger, Kandy, Kennedy and Kasha, and they decided to spoof "Let The Music Play" into "I Got Paid", based around Ru's merchandise.

Song Contestant
Get Ready to Clock

(Spoof of Sissy That Walk)

Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Max
Violet Chachki
I Got Paid

(Spoof of Let The Music Play)

Ginger Minj
Kandy Ho
Kennedy Davenport
Mrs. Kasha Davis
Tan With U

(Spoof of Dance With U)

Katya
Miss Fame
Pearl
Trixie Mattel

The queens met with Lucian Piane to record the vocals for their videos. Team "Tan With U" was first, with all four of the queens experiencing difficulty. In team "Get Ready To Clock", Jaidynn initially struggled, but improved when Lucian pointed out that her role of Bianca del Rio meant that she could focus on being funny, rather than trying to deliver a strong vocal performance. Violet's abrupt attitude resulted in her clashing with Lucian during their rehearsal. The queens next shot their videos, with team "Tan With U" being criticized for being disorganized. Despite a solid performanc, team "I Got Paid" came under fire for a unflattering comment in their video about Rupaul's Drag U.

The weeks runway theme was "green extravangza". After the parody videos were played, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Katya and Kennedy Davenport were named as the standouts of their groups, with Ginger Minj (perky in pistachio) and Miss Fame also being declared safe. Kennedy was named as the best performer overall, taking her first challenge win. During the critiques, Pearl was told that she needed to show more energy and come out of her shell more, but she responded that she felt picked on. Trixie was accused of not standing out in her group, with the judges feeling that she could have gone further with her comedy. Despite the judges generally liking Max's runway look, she was criticized for mostly ignoring the brief and including a minimum amount of green. Kandy Ho was told that she had faded into the background and needed to stand out more. After deliberation, Pearl and Trixie Mattel were asked to lip sync for their lives. Pearl won the battle and remained in the competition, while Trixie became the fourth queen to sashay away.

Episode Five: The DESPY Awards

Airdate: March 30th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: Isaac Mizrahi
  • Mini-Challenge: Make their own paper versions of classic celebrity red carpet outfits, working in pairs assigned by Ru.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner(s): Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Main Challenge: Come up with funny banter and take jabs at the other queens while presenting awards for different categories at the first ever DESPY Awards.
  • Main Challenge WInner(s): Max and Pearl
  • Main Challenge Prize: Stunning Jewel Packages
  • Bottom Two: Kandy Ho' and Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Lip Synch Song: 'Lovergirl' by Teena Marie
  • Eliminated: Mrs. Kasha Davis
  • Farewell Message: "Be good to yourself. Be good to one another. Love to the moon & back! xo MKD."

*Carson Kressley did not appear on this episode

This weeks mini challenge saw the queens recreate famous red-carpet looks using only paper, inspired by Instagram user "paperdragrace". The queens were paired up based on how they lined up, with one queen modeling the look and the other presenting it. The team of Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis won the mini challenge for their interpretation of Bjork's infamous Swan dress, with Kasha chosing to present under the alias of Joan Rivers.

Celebrity look Contestants
Lil' Kim Ginger Minj

Kandy Ho'

Lady Gaga Jaidynn Diore Fierce

Kennedy Davenport

Cher Max

Pearl

Björk Katya

Mrs. Kasha Davis

Jennifer Lopez Miss Fame

Violet Chachki

For the weeks Maxi Challenge, the queens would take part in the first edition of the DESPY Awards. The queens each voted in privacy for who amongst them they thought was most worthy queen in each category, and then in the same pairs from the mini challenge, presented an award to whichever queen had polled the highest in their assigned category. As the winners of the mini challenge, Katya and Mrs. Kasha Davis did not present an award, and instead acted as co-hosts for the ceremony. If a queen won an award, they were additionally tasked to deliver a memorable acceptance speech.

In the workroom, Kennedy felt confident and began interfering with her partner Jaidynn's material, while Miss Fame and Violet struggled to come up with a funny routine to their mutual lack of comedy experience. RuPaul and Pearl have a brief confrontation when Ru suggests that Pearl doesn't have as big of a personality as her partner Max, with Pearl accusing Ru of denting her confidence. Following the confrontation, Pearl left the workroom, resulting in Max having to come up with their routine alone. Kathy Griffin returned and watched the queens rehearse their routines, giving them advice on how to improve their comedy. Miss Fame amused the other queens by revealing her lifelong love for chickens.

Award Presenters Nominees Winner
Sexy, Sexy Drag Queen Jaidynn Diore Fierce & Kennedy Davenport Kandy Ho Miss Fame
Miss Fame
Max
Most Busted Queen Max & Pearl Ginger Minj Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Katya
Mrs. Kasha Davis
Shadiest Queen Ginger Minj and Kandy Ho Ginger Minj Violet Chachki
Kennedy Davenport
Violet Chachki
Meatiest Tuck Miss Fame and Violet Chachki Katya Katya
Jaidynn Diore Fierce
Pearl

After the awards show, Max and Pearl were declared as joint-winners, winning custom jewelery, courtesy of Fierce Drag Jewels, while Jaidynn and Kennedy were also declared safe. Katya and Ginger were praised for strong routines in the challenge, but were criticized for aspects of their runway look. Conversely, Violet and Miss Fame were complimented on their runway looks, but received mixed feedback on their performance in the challenge. Mrs. Kasha Davis was criticized for not being over-the-top enough for her role as co-host, and was asked to lip-sync against Kandy Ho, who came under fire for her runway look and for a lack of comedy in the challenge. After an energetic performance from both queens, Kandy Ho was saved, leaving Mrs. Kasha Davis to sashay away.

Episode Six: Ru-Hollywood Stories

Airdate: April 6th, 2015

  • Guest Judges: Ariana Grande and Merle Ginsberg
  • Mini-Challenge: Ask members of the Pit Crew to pull cards out of their underwear to earn points
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Main Challenge: Reenact "Whatever Happened to Merle Ginsberg" from the point of view of Merle, RuPual and Michelle Visage in groups of three asigned by Ginger Minj.
  • Main Challenge Winner: Katya
  • Main Challenge Prize:  $2000 giftcard to FABRICplanet
  • Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce & Kandy Ho'
  • Lipsynch Song: "Break Free" By: Ariana Grande
  • Eliminated: Kandy Ho'
  • Farewell Message: "Everything happens 4 a reason, pero la vida continua! Big things will come! Kandy Ho xoxo"

For this week's mini-challenge, the Queens were asked, one by one, to pick numbers hidden inside the underwear of an expanded pit-crew, whilst avoiding those with cartoon ″monsters″ in their pants, which Ginger wins. The queens are then told about this week's maxi-challenge – to act in the Ru Hollywood Story ″Whatever Happened to Merle Ginsberg?″, working in three teams telling the story from Merle's, Michelle's and Ru's perspectives. As the winner of the mini-challenge, Ginger is allowed to assign the teams and picks Kennedy and Katya to accompany her, whilst selecting Fame, Pearl and Jaidynn for one team, and Max, Violet and Kandy for the other team.

Episode Contestant Role
Merle's Story Ginger Minj Michelle
Katya Merle
Kennedy Davenport RuPaul
Michelle's Story Kandy Ho RuPaul
Max Merle
Violet Chachki Michelle
Ru's Story Jaidynn Diore Fierce RuPaul
Miss Fame Merle
Pearl Michelle

The queens then perform their Ru Hollywood Stories under direction from Ross Mathews. During the performances, Fame has a breakdown during the scene, citing her frustration with not being able to fully deliver, whilst Jaidynn becomes emotional and tense, leading her to forget her lines. Kennedy and Kandy also struggle with their lines and Max is questioned for his characterisation of Merle. For their main stage presentation, the queens show their best ″Death Becomes Her″ looks. Ginger's team are named the best, with Katya being declared the overall winner. During the critiques, Kandy and Jaidynn are criticised for both their looks and performance, with Kandy's being described as forgettable and Jaidynn's as subpar and not up to her potential. Fame is called out for not listening enough and her breakdown during the performance. Max is also criticised for her performance, whilst Michelle challenges him again to not wear grey hair. On the other hand, Violet and Pearl both receive praise for their looks.

In the end, Jaidynn and Kandy are named as the bottom two and lip synch to Break Free by Ariana Grande. Both queens give an energetic and lively performance, but Ru saves Jaidynn and Kandy sashays away.

Episode Seven: Snatch Game

Airdate: April 13th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: Tamar Braxton and Michael Urie[4]
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Matthews
  • Main Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Leather & Lace
  • Challenge Winner: Kennedy Davenport & Ginger Minj (tie)
  • Main Challenge Prize: Feather accessories from Mother Plucker
  • Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce and Max
  • Lip-sync Song: "No More Lies" by Michel'le
  • Eliminated: Max
  • Farewell message"Stay kind. Stay gracious. Stay humble. I love you, darlings. Xx Max"

This week there was no mini-challenge as the main challenge was one of the biggest tradicions on this show: the Snatch Game. On the mail, Bianca appeard with a useful advice to the eight queens left: "You're a drag queen, be funny!". As the queens started talking about which character they were going to choose, there was an argument with Miss Fame and Violet because they both wanted to do Donatella Versace. Miss Fame decides to take the high road and leave it to Violet as she didn't have a back-up. Also, Kennedy was insecure about her choice of being Little Richard because of Katya's and Ginger's opinion, which recommend her not to do boy-drag (seen to what happend in other seasons).

When Ru comes back and asks each queen what character are they going to do, she makes Fame change her mind and do Donatella, and Violet sticks to Alyssa Edwards from season 5. She also asks Katya why didn't she decide to do a russian character, as to she responds she is afraid to show this character because it's the thing that she does best and is terrified of failing at it. Ru says she is addicted to anxiety which later strucks her. After the Snatch Game, as the girls get ready for their runway look, Katya has a breakdown in which she talks about her past addictions (crystal meth, alcohol, cocaine...), and Fame supports her as she was also an alcoholic.

Queen Celebrity Impersonation
Ginger Minj Adele
GM Adele
Jaidynn Diore Fierce Raven-Symone
G
Katya Suze Orman
Katya Suze
Kennedy Davenport Little Richard
Little
Max Sharon Needles
Maxsharon
Miss Fame Donatella Versace
Donatela
Pearl Big Ang
Pearl-36c05cbaeebf9ed0
Violet Chachki Alyssa Edwards
Alyssa

The queens then perform in the Snatch Game and walk the runway in their ″Leather and Lace″ looks, where Pearl and Violet are both called safe by Ru. Ginger was described as brilliant by the judges and was praised for her Elvis-inspired runway look, but was told that the hair looked too triangular. Miss Fame is criticised for her performance but recieves praise for her look. Kennedy was praised for both her perfomance and runway look. On the other hand, Max and Jaidynn were criticised by both their looks and performance. Max had to take the corset off and is then seen singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for no apparent reason. Katya got very good critics on both her look and Suze Orman, and was described as a Xena the Warrior Princess.

In the end, Ginger's Adele and Kennedy's Little Richard got into a tie, and Jaidynn and Max were asked to lipsync, which Max loses and is told to sashay away.

Episode Eight: Conjoined Queens

Airdate: April 20th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: LeAnn Rimes and Nelsan Ellis
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Matthews
  • Mini-Challenge: Creating a look using prison uniforms
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Kennedy Davenport
  • Main Challenge: Create a conjoined twin makeover with a previously eliminated queen
  • Challenge Winner: Pearl and Trixie Mattel
  • Main Challenge Prize: A custom website by Square Space
  • Returned: Trixie Mattel
  • Bottom Two: Jaidynn Diore Fierce/Tempest DuJour and Ginger Minj/Sasha Belle
  • Lip-sync Song: "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany
  • Eliminated: Jaidynn Diore Fierce
  • Farewell message"Stay Fierce! Werq that puss! I love you all xoxo Jaidynn Diore Fierce <3"
Queen Partner
Ginger Minj Sasha Belle
Jaidynn Diore Fierce Tempest DuJour
Katya Mrs. Kasha Davis
Kennedy Davenport Jasmine Masters
Miss Fame Kandy Ho
Pearl Trixie Mattel
Violet Chachki Max

Episode Nine: Divine Inspiration

Airdate: April 27th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: John Waters and Demi Lovato
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: "Reading is Fundamental"
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Trixie Mattel
  • Main Challenge: Musical versions of John Waters' most iconic films
  • Runway Theme: Ugliest dress ever
  • Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Main Challenge Prize: A hair collection by Weavin' Steven
  • Bottom Two: Pearl and Miss Fame
  • Lip-sync Song:  "Really Don't Care" by Demi Lovato featuring Cher Lloyd
  • Eliminated: Miss Fame
  • Farewell message"Continue to inspire. You are incredible! I love you. FAME"
Song Contestant
Eggs

(Parody of ‘’Pink Flamingos’’)

Ginger Minj
Trixie Mattel
Cha Cha Heels

(Parody of ‘’Female Trouble’’)

Katya
Kennedy Davenport
Poo

(Parody of ‘’Pink Flamingos’’)

Miss Fame
Pearl
Violet Chachki

Episode Ten: Prancing Queens

Airdate: May 4th, 2015

  • Guest Judge: Alyssa Milano and Rachel Harris
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Mini-Challenge: Create a "Fake Housewives of Drag Race" look using tape.
  • Mini-Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Main Challenge: Dancing in a live drag dance spectacular
  • Runway Theme: Half man, half woman
  • Challenge Winner: Katya and Violet Chachki
  • Main Challenge Prize: An original gown from Mountbatten Concepts and a gift card from Klein Epstein & Parker
  • Bottom Two: Trixie Mattel and Ginger Minj
  • Lip-sync Song:  "Show Me Love" by Robin S.
  • Eliminated: Trixie Mattel
  • Farewell message"WTF Just Happened?!? #GirlBye, Thx Pearl. Stay Plastic <3 Spoiler Alert Trixie Mattel Doesn't Win LOL'"
Partners Dance
Kennedy Davenport & Pearl Charleston / Twerk
Ginger Minj & Trixie Mattel Hoedown / Robot
Katya & Violet Chachki Tango / Vogue

Episode Eleven: Hello, Kitty Girls!

Airdate: May 11, 2015

  • Guest Judge: Santino Rice and Rebecca Romijn
  • Alternating Judge(s): Carson Kressley
  • Mini Challenge: Make a caricature of their own peers with a puppet
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Ginger Minj
  • Main Challenge: Create looks inspired by Hello Kitty
  • Challenge Winner: Violet Chachki
  • Main Challenge Prize: Hello Kitty Extravaganza Package
  • Bottom Two: Kennedy Davenport and Katya
  • Lip-sync Song: "Roar" by Katy Perry
  • Eliminated: Katya
  • Farewell message: "Девочки! Я вас любитЬ! If you need me, you know where to find me. (The dumpster out back) XOXO Katya AKA The Brooke Hogan of drag AKA Diarrhea Perlman ♥♥♥"

Episode Twelve: And the Rest Is Drag

Airdate: May 18, 2015

  • Alternating Judge(s): Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley
  • Main Challenge: Star in the music video for RuPaul's single "Born Naked"
  • Lip-sync Song: "Born Naked" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: Kennedy Davenport

Gallery

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the queens' looks from each episode.

Guest Judges

(In alphabetical order by stage name and/or last name)

  • Jessica Alba (actress)
  • Mel B (singer)
  • Tamar Braxton (singer and television personality)
  • Kat Dennings (actress)
  • Ariana Grande (singer and actress)
  • Merle Ginsberg (journalist)
  • Kathy Griffin (comedienne)
  • Rachael Harris (actress and comedienne)
  • Demi Lovato (singer and actress)
  • Alyssa Milano (actress)
  • Isaac Mizrahi (fashion designer)
  • Olivia Newton-John (actress and singer)
  • Lucian Piane (music producer)
  • Santino Rice (fashion designer)
  • Rebecca Romijn (actress)
  • Jordin Sparks (singer and actress)
  • Michael Urie (actor)
  • John Waters (director)

Changes

After six Seasons, Santino Rice did not return to Season 7 as a main judge. In his place, two new alternating main judges were introduced: Carson Kresley and Ross Mathews.

Season 7 is the first season in series history to not included an ethnic Asian contestant. Also, a new tradition was started where eliminated contestants take home a RuPaul 'Drag Race' maquette.

Pit Crew members Shawn Morales (who appeared from Season 3 up to Season 6), and Simon Sherry-Wood (who only appeared in Season 6) did not return to the show. In their place, one new Pit Crew member was introduced, a ginger haired man named Bryce Eilenburg, creating the first three membered Pit Crew on the show since Season 1.

Controversially, the follow up companion series "Untucked" was canceled in it's TV show format and was moved exclusively online to YouTube, with a sponsorship from the internet site "Squarespace", including a brand new format, new cinematography, and new staging. The show was given more of a "behind the scenes" feel, and the former "Untucked" lounge set was completely eliminated, opting instead to have the contestants sitting on furniture "backstage" behind the "Main Stage" set.

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