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    Regular seasons 

Season 1 (2009)

  • Number of queens: 9
  • Winner: BeBe Zahara Benet of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Miss Congeniality: Nina Flowers of Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Season 2 (2010)

  • Number of queens: 12
  • Winner: Tyra Sanchez of Orlando, Florida
  • Miss Congeniality: Pandora Boxx of Rochester, New York
  • This season introduced the farewell message in lipstick on the mirror. Shangela did it upon her elimination in the premier; Nicole Paige Brooks followed suit in the next episode, and from there it became a Drag Race tradition.
  • This season introduced "The Snatch Game." Its first winner was Tatianna for her Britney Spears impersonation.

Season 3 (2011)

  • Number of queens: 13
  • Winner: Raja of Los Angeles, California
  • Miss Congeniality: Yara Sofia of Manati, Puerto Rico
  • The season had the first returning queen in the series, with Season 2 first boot Shangela being brought back.

Season 4 (2012)

  • Number of queens: 13
  • Winner: Sharon Needles of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Miss Congeniality: Latrice Royale of South Beach, Florida
  • The first season to not have a final two lipsync. Instead, the winner would be announced from a final three in a grand finale show.
  • This was also the first season to have a contestant disqualified from the competition, with Willam being removed due to rule-breaking.

Season 5 (2013)

  • Number of queens: 14
  • Winner: Jinkx Monsoon of Seattle, Washington
  • Miss Congeniality: Ivy Winters of New York City
  • The first season to have a double-elimination after a particularly disappointing lipsynch between Honey Mahogany and Vivienne Pinay.

Season 6 (2014)

  • Number of queens: 14
  • Winner: Bianca Del Rio of New York City
  • Miss Congeniality: BenDeLaCreme of Seattle, Washington
  • The first season to have a split premiere, with two groups of seven having their own episodes.

Season 7 (2015)

  • Number of queens: 14
  • Winner: Violet Chachki of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Miss Congeniality: Katya of Boston, Massachusetts

Season 8 (2016)

  • Number of queens: 12
  • Winner: Bob the Drag Queen of New York City
  • Miss Congeniality: Cynthia Lee Fontaine of Austin, Texas
  • The second, and so far last, US season to have a double-elimination.

Season 9 (2017)

  • Number of queens: 14
  • Winner: Sasha Velour of Brooklyn, New York
  • Miss Congeniality: Valentina of Los Angeles, California
  • The first season where a queen (Eureka) was removed from the competition due to an injury. In compensation, she was immediately offered a spot on the next season.
  • The season that introduced the Lipsync For The Crown format, where the final four would compete in a sudden-death lipsync battle in the grand finale.

Season 10 (2018)

  • Number of queens: 14
  • Winner: Aquaria of Brooklyn, New York
  • Miss Congeniality: Monét X Change of The Bronx, New York
  • After the online voting for Miss Congeniality was hacked by bots, the title was awarded by the competing queens themselves in a vote. This system was kept for all following seasons.

Season 11 (2019)

  • Number of queens: 15
  • Winner: Yvie Oddly of Denver, Colorado
  • Miss Congeniality: Nina West of Columbus, Ohio

Season 12 (2020)

  • Number of queens: 13
  • Winner: Jaida Essence Hall of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Miss Congeniality: Heidi N. Closet of Ramseur, North Carolina
  • The second US season to have a contestant disqualified from the competition and the first time this happened after production had wrapped, after Sherry Pie was accused of catfishing and sexual harassment by several men. This resulted in her being banned from attending the reunion and finale episodes. Since Sherry made top 4 in the show, this meant that the finale was the first one to revert to a Top 3 since Season 9.
  • Since the COVID-19 outbreak made the in-presence filming of reunion and finale impossible, they were filmed over video link, with each queen and RuPaul connected from their homes.

Season 13 (2021)

  • Number of queens: 13
  • Winner: TBA
  • Miss Congeniality: TBA

    All Stars seasons 

All Stars (2012)

  • Number of queens: 12
  • Winner: Chad Michaels of San Diego, California
  • This season had the hotly-contested teams twist, where the queens would compete in pairs.

All Stars 2 (2016)

  • Number of queens: 10
  • Winner: Alaska of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • The season introduced the Lipsync For Your Legacy format, where the top two of the week would battle for a prize and decide which of the bottom-ranked queens should be eliminated.
  • This was also the first season where a queen voluntarily chose to leave the competition.

All Stars 3 (Early 2018)

  • Number of queens: 10
  • Winner: Trixie Mattel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • The first All Stars season to have a queen who won her regular season (BeBe Zahara Benet of Season 1) return as a contestant.
  • The season had a very controversial twist where the eliminated queens would vote on the final two out of the top four queens, which resulted in the frontrunner of the season being eliminated.

All Stars 4 (Late 2018)

  • Number of queens: 10
  • Winner: Double crowning of Monét X Change and Trinity The Tuck
  • The first All Stars season to bring back contestants from a previous All Stars season.

All Stars 5 (2020)

  • Number of queens: 10
  • Winner: Shea Couleé of Chicago, Illinois
  • This season featured another change in the Lipsync For Your Legacy format: instead of two top queens battling against each other, the singular winner of the week's challenge lip-synced against a "Lip-Sync Assassin", aka a non-competing alumna. If the Assassin won, the eliminated queen was chosen by the rest of the cast in a majority vote.
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    International versions 

The Switch Drag Race (Chile, 2015-2018)

  • Hosted by: Karla Constant
  • Main judges: Nicole Gaultier, Íngrid Cruz, Juan Pablo González (season 1), Sebastián Errázuriz (season 1), Oscar Mediavilla (season 2)

  • Season 1: El Arte del Transformismo (2015)
    • Number of queens: 17
    • Winner: Luz Violeta from Chile

  • Season 2: Desafío Mundial (2018)
    • Number of queens: 15
    • Winner: Miss Leona from France
    • This season featured a number of returning contestants from The Switch Drag Race season 1, including that season's winner.
    • This season also featured two contestants who previously competed in the US series: Gia Gunn and Kandy Ho.

Drag Race Thailand (2018-2019)

  • Hosted by: Art Arya and Pangina Heals

  • Season 1 (early 2018)
    • Number of queens: 10
    • Winner: Natalia Pliacam of Bangkok, Thailand
    • Miss Congeniality: B Ella of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

  • Season 2 (early 2019)
    • Number of queens: 14
    • Winner: Angele Anang of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
    • Miss Congeniality: Maya B'Haro from Phuket, Thailand
    • The second overall season (after US season 4) where a contestant was disqualified for rule-breaking.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK (2019-present)

  • Hosted by: RuPaul
  • Main judges: Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, Graham Norton
  • This is the first international version of Drag Race to be hosted by RuPaul and with Michelle Visage as a permanent judge.

  • Series 1 (late 2019)
    • Number of queens: 10
    • Winner: The Vivienne of Liverpool, England
    • Miss Congenialitynote : Blu Hydrangea of Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Series 2 (early 2021)
    • Number of queens: 12
    • Winner: Lawrence Chaney of Glasgow, Scotland
    • Miss Congenialitynote : Bimini Bon-Boulash of Norwich, England
    • The series halted production mid-way for seven months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    • The second overall season (after All Stars 2) and the first international season to have a queen deliberately leave the competition.
    • The second overall season (after US season 9) and the first international season where a contestant was removed from the competition for medical reasons, in this case testing positive for COVID-19 during the filming hiatus. Like in season 9, she was offered a spot in the following series.

  • Series 3 (expected late 2021)
    • Number of queens: TBA
    • Winner: TBA

Canada's Drag Race (2020)

  • Hosted by: Brooke Lynn Hytes (seasons 1-2), Stacy McKenzie (seasons 1-2) and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (season 1)

  • Season 1 (summer 2020)
    • Number of queens: 12
    • Winner: Priyanka of Toronto, Ontario
    • Miss Congeniality: Tynomi Banks of Toronto, Ontario
    • The Miss Congeniality title was voted by the competing queens and was "unofficially officially" awarded by host Brooke Lynn Hytes on Twitter.

Drag Race Holland (The Netherlands, 2020)

  • Hosted by: Fred van Leer
  • Main judges: Nikkie Plessen, Claes Iversen, Sanne Wallis de Vries and Roxeanne Hazes

  • Season 1 (fall 2020)
    • Number of queens: 10
    • Winner: Envy Peru of Amsterdam
    • Miss Congenialitynote : Ma'Ma Queen of Rotterdam

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under (Australia and New Zealand, 2021)

  • Hosted by: RuPaul
  • Main judges: Michelle Visage, Rhys Nicholson
  • The second international version (after Drag Race UK) to be hosted by RuPaul and with Michelle Visage as a permanent judge.

  • Season 1 (expected 2021)
    • Number of queens: 10
    • Winner: TBA

Drag Race España (Spain, expected 2021)

  • Hosted by: Supremme de Luxe
  • Main judges: Ana Locking, Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi

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