RuPaul's Drag Race has been going on for 11 regular seasons. It’s hard to believe the show has come so far and that it’s turned into such a huge success. This series has definitely come a long way from when it first started. While there have also been four All Star’s seasons, the eleven regular seasons all have their strengths as well as their weaknesses. And, while everyone has their favorite seasons and queens, there are some seasons that are generally seen as better than others.
We’ve put together a list of all eleven seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race and ranked them from worst to best.
10 SEASON ONE
It’s hard to place too much blame on season one as it was the first and kicked everything off. Clearly, the show didn’t have a very big budget back then and wasn’t the success it has now turned into.
It’s poor production quality and that weird filter give it last place on the list, but it will still always hold a special place in fan’s hearts because it started this whole phenomenon.
9 SEASON SEVEN
This was a season that is still talked about as being one of the worst. Many people were unhappy by Violet Chachki getting the crown. People were also pretty disappointed in the final three. It’s kind of a shame this whole season was such as mess as some well-loved queens were first on this season including Trixie Mattel and Katya. Sadly, neither of these two made it to the final three, and lucky they were able to move onto better things.
8 SEASON TWO
Season two was definitely more put together than season one. The series started to figure out who it was and put things in motion to make the show successful. However, it’s still early on in the show and so things were overall still rough. However, there were some iconic moments and queens from this season including Raven and Tatianna and their lip sync skills. We also first met Shangela in this season.
Even though she left after the first episode, we luckily got to have her back in two other seasons.
7 SEASON EIGHT
This series wasn’t bad, but it definitely wasn’t one of the best either. Overall, it was just pretty average. Bob the Drag Queen wasn’t a bad choice at all, and he is definitely a consistent comedy queen. Overall, many of the queens on this season weren’t as memorable as those from other seasons. So, while it didn’t lead to too many shocking moments, this also makes it hard to remember.
6 SEASON TEN
This season was overall a strong one. The queens on this season were generally strong competitors. Plus, there were so many iconic moments from this season such as Miss Vanjie leaving. With queens like Monet X Change, Monique Heart, and Eureka, this season is an easy one to remember. While fans were disappointed the winner wasn’t someone more diverse, there’s no denying that Aquaria was an amazing queen throughout the show who was very talented.
5 SEASON NINE
This season was one that was packed full of drama. Fans will never forget the moment where Valentina didn’t take her mask off during the lip sync. There were a lot of dramatic moments in this season. When Sasha Velour won with her amazing lip sync at the end, it was a triumphant moment. While having a four-way lip sync isn’t the best way to determine the winner, Sasha’s performance was so great it’s hard to be too mad at the way the finale was structured.
Season eleven is still going on, so it’s hard to definitively say how bad or good this season is since a winner hasn’t been picked yet. However, there are a lot of strong, interesting queens on this season. Seeing Miss Vanjie back has made the season fun, and queens such as Yvie Oddly and Silky Nutmeg Ganache have made for many dramatic moments as well as some exciting runways. This season has been an interesting one so far, although many of the judges' decisions have seemed strange. Hopefully, the winner is one who deserves the crown.
4 SEASON THREE
While season two is when the show really started to figure out how to be successful, season three is when the show really came together. The show finally figured out how to make their challenges more interesting.
Plus, this is the first season that Michelle Visage became a regular judge which made for a better judging panel. Raja won this season, but the season also introduced us to some other great queens such as Manila Luzon who was the runner-up.
3 SEASON FOUR
Season four was a great, dynamic season, and it’s definitely a good one to start with if you’ve never seen the show. This season is when RuPaul’s Drag Race really started to become a hit. Plus, there were a lot of strong contestants with interesting personalities. Sharon Needles won this season, and she's’ pretty hard to forget. Other queens on this season included Latrice Royale, Cameron Michaels, and Willam. Overall, this season had some of the fan’s favorite queens.
2 SEASON FIVE
Season five is another season that had an amazing cast of queens. The lineup from this season is easily one of the best, maybe even the best. RPDR brought us queens like Alyssa Edwards, Roxxxy Andrews, and Alaska. Jinkx Monsoon won this season proving that you can be a weird queen and still make it to the top.
Overall, the challenges were good, and there were intense rivalries as well as super funny moments.
1 SEASON SIX
Season six was one of the strongest seasons. It’s generally agreed as one of the best. This season was super funny, and this was largely thanks to Bianca Del Rio who easily deserved her crown. Besides everyone’s favorite comedy queen, fan-favorite Adore Delano and the talented Courtney Act also made it to the top three. There were many dramatic moments on this season, some amazing challenges, and a cast that contained real star personalities. This is a season you’ll want to watch over and over again.