Since debuting in 2009, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has evolved from a plucky little show subverting reality competition conventions into an Emmy-winning entertainment juggernaut. Each episode serves up astonishing performances, compelling drama, and gag-worthy fashion moments that have made it very much a pop-culture phenomenon.

Over the course of 13 seasons and more than a dozen spinoff series, hundreds of drag queens have sashayed into and away from the Werk Room, and over the years they’ve raised the fashion bar — some of them even challenging Ms. Charles’ title as Supermodel of the World. Now the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to look back and decide: what are the Best Runway Looks from RuPaul’s Drag Race?

Host Eric Rezsnyak and panelists Curtis Creekmore, Gary Jackson, and Karissa Kloss head to the mainstage as they start at the first in a series, this time focusing on the best fashions from Seasons 1 through 6.

Did your favorite not make the bracket? Become a Patreon supporter of the podcast and see if we discussed it in our warm-up devoted to our favorite looks form S1-S6 that just missed out on the competition.


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And be sure to check out Eric Rezsnyak’s Top 10 List of the Best “Drag Race” Seasons of 2023.

Round 1 Match-Ups:

Match-Up 1: Trinity K. Bonet “Best Drag” (S6 E3) vs. Milan “Dress to Impress” (S4 E5)

Match-Up 2: Sharon Needles “Apocalyptic Couture” (S4 E1) vs. Chad Michaels “Inaugural Ball” (S4 E9)

Match-Up 3: Detox “Divalicious” (S5 E4) vs. Bebe Zahara Benet “Finale Drag” (S1 E8)

Match-Up 4: Lineysha Sparx “Trash Couture” (S5 E1) vs. Tyra Sanchez “Finale Drag” (S2 E10)

Match-Up 5: Courtney Act “Animal Kingdom (S6 E9) vs. Raja “Stand Up” (S3 E8)

Match-Up 6: Willam “Pride Parade Extravaganza” (S4 E6) vs. Roxxxy Andrews “Sugar Ball” (S5 E11)

Match-Up 7: Sharon Needles “Crowning Look” (S4 E12) vs. Raja “Money Ball” (S3 E11)

Match-Up 8: April Carrion “Best Drag” (S6 E3) vs. Manila Luzon “Extravagant Drag” (S3 E4)

Want to play along at home?

Check out the bracket to make your own or follow along at home! PS: We have photos of all the looks from the match-ups to make it easier for you!

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Host: Eric Rezsnyak

Panel: Curtis Creekmore, Gary JacksonKarissa Kloss

Producer: Mike Rapin

Editor: Jeffery Perry

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