RuPaul’s Drag Race season one is currently available to view on SBS On Demand and to celebrate we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite contestants from the reality TV hit.
By
Patrick Campbell

11 Dec 2015 - 8:47 AM  UPDATED 11 Dec 2015 - 8:47 AM

1 – Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio was fast a fan favourite on season six and won Drag Race without ever being in the bottom two during the weekly competitions. She continues to perform around the world, and will return to Australia with a series of shows in May next year.

2 – Sharon Needles

Sharon Needles was a spooky standout from the start of Drag Race's fourth season. She was a type of queen the show had never seen before and went on to win the competition that year. Needles has since released two albums.

3 – Alaska Thunderf*ck

Runner up in season five, Alaska may have been dating the previous season's winner (Sharon Needles), but she went on to prove she was just as unique a queen. She's now launched a solo music career.

4 – Adore Delano

Adore Delano was runner up in season six and was already known to reality TV audiences as a contestant on American Idol. She's toured the world promoting her album Til Death Do Us Party, and is preparing to release her second album, AFTERPARTY.

5 – Chad Michaels

Michaels rose to fame as a Cher impersonator and won the RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race. She's featured recently on 2 Broke Girls.

6 – Willam Belli

The only queen to be disqualified from Drag Race, Willam Belli is now the host of webshows and has featured in various films and TV shows, too. Belli has also had success in music, with “Boy Is A Bottom” receiving almost 20 million YouTube views.

7 – Alyssa Edwards

This queen was a star long before Drag Race, competing in and winning drag pageants from the early 2000s. The Texan was a stand-out in season five and turned plenty of heads before being kicked off in episode nine.

8 – Shangela

After only performing in drag on the LA scene for five months, Shangela was chosen for season two of Drag Race, but left the show after the first episode. The next season however, Shangela returned and made it to the top five. She's since appeared in drag on a number of TV shows.

9 – Detox

Detox killed it with her performances and fully-executed looks, and was already a big name in the Californian drag scene when she joined the show. She ended up finishing 4th in season five.

10 – Latrice Royale

Latrice Royale showed big was bold and beautiful. This season four queen may not have won the show, but she won all our hearts and took out "Miss Congeniality".

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