Do You Even Know How to Drag Race?

By: Ian Fortey

Do You Even Know How to Drag Race?
Image: VH1

About This Quiz

Since 2009, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has been sashaying across the reality-television landscape by taking that old and tired reality-competition format and injecting it with the ultimate hit of fun and energy. This show is a pop-culture phenomenon that grew out of a quirky, campy little pet project of RuPaul herself. It's that perfect mix of glitz, glamor, cattiness, and heart that any reality show worth its salt needs to have if it wants to keep an audience watching. You get to know these people and either fall in love or absolutely hate them as they evolve into stars on the runway. The personalities are bigger and bolder than you'll find on any other show and the costumes have to match. There's a lot to love on the show, and it's very much inspired a whole new community of people to open their eyes to the world of drag. What was once considered super weird and fringe is now being appreciated for the act of artistry and expression it really is. 

As popular as drag is now, and as much as RuPaul has done to bring it to the mainstream, the only question that really remains for you is, do you even know how to drag race? Do you have the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent it takes to ace this quiz? Why not take it and find out?

Any good queen-to-be needs a mentor, and RuPaul can't be there for everyone. Who's your favorite queen from the show?
Shangela
I don't actually know any of these people.
Milk
Adore Delano

Advertisement

OK, now not to start anything with anyone, but who did you just not like at all?
Magnolia Crawford
Yeah, no, still don't know any of these people.
Jaymes Mansfield
Willam

Advertisement

Every drag name has to be unique and wonderful in its own way, and you should never let anyone pick one for you! That said, pick one that we picked for you.
Jade Persimmon
Maude LeGod
Asphyxia Chanterelle
Skittles

Advertisement

Any good drag queen needs a catchphrase! Pick your favorite from this list.
"Hey, squirrel friend!"
"Walk into the room purse first."
"Halleloo!"
"Ayo, sis!"

Advertisement

So what color would you say you look best in?
Pure gold!
Grey
Red
Black

Advertisement

No doubt you're strong and independent, but can you get along well with others in a pinch?
You know I can do anything.
I'd rather not.
If I have to.
Is this a thing we're doing? Bonding and group stuff? Whatever.

Advertisement

You need to be good at a lot of things in a drag race, but what's your big skill? What makes you shine like a star?
I can work that runway.
The shade I throw is legendary!
I'm a pretty good dancer.
You should hear me sing.

Advertisement

Show some respect to RuPaul! What's her best song?
"Born Naked"
That supermodel one?
"Glamazon"
"Sissy That Walk"

Advertisement

Sometimes you agree with a judge, and sometimes you don't. Who's your favorite?
Ross Matthews
Santino Rice
Michelle Visage
Todrick Hall

Advertisement

There are more challenges than you can shake a stick at on "Drag Race." What's your favorite?
Snatch Game
Improv
Reading is Fundamental
Rusical

Advertisement

No one just walks down a runway like an ogre looking for a ham sandwich. You need a theme! Pick one of these!
'60s Glam
Sci-fi
Leather and lace
Movie Premiere Realness

Advertisement

A lip-sync battle is a cornerstone of any good "Drag Race" episode. Who had the best battle on the show?
Alyssa Edwards vs. Tatianna — "Shut Up and Drive"
I'm not really sure.
Roxxxy Andrews vs. Alyssa Edwards — "Whip My Hair"
Sasha Velour vs. Shea Couleé — "So Emotional"

Advertisement

It's all well and good to appreciate someone else's lip-sync skills, but let's talk about you. What are you lip syncing?
"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
"I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross
"I Like It" by Cardi B

Advertisement

You want to look your best on the runway. What are you going to put the most effort into perfecting?
The walk
My hair
Makeup
This booty

Advertisement

RuPaul has all the sayings and then some. What would you let creep into your own speech every day?
"If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you going to love someone else?"
Oh my. I don't even know.
"Oh no, she better don't."
"Let the music play!"

Advertisement

Like it or not, you must throw that shade. Do you have a style?
I like it to be brutal but still funny.
I want to cut you deep. Deeeeep!
It needs to be funny more than anything.
I want you to feel like I ate your soul.

Advertisement

You need some heels to walk the runway, because what are you going to wear, Crocs? What kind of heel are you rocking?
Stilettos
A short, chunky heel
A big wedge heel
Thigh-high boots

Advertisement

What are you bringing to the table personality-wise anyway?
Endless creativity
Grim determination
A positive attitude
My charm, darling!

Advertisement

Your hair is gorgeous, but a wig is going to be a key item for you, so what color are you looking for?
Fierce red
Royal blue
Silver
Midnight black

Advertisement

Are you all about the drama or do you not have any time for that?
You need a nice balance, I think.
Who has time for drama?
Drama is like a cherry on top of a sundae.
Drama follows me around; it's not my fault.

Advertisement

Can you narrow down your style to one single word if you have to?
"Unique"
Nope!
"Elegant"
"Extra"

Advertisement

You must accessorize! What kind of jewelry is going to accent the whole package?
A tiara
Pearls
Big hoop earrings
A diamond-encrusted necklace

Advertisement

When you're performing on stage, it's more than just what you do — it's how you do it. What takes a performance to that next level?
You have to include those little physical touches.
That death drop
Making sure there's a story behind your performance is key.
It's all attitude!

Advertisement

What makes a celebrity impression really hit home?
You have to have the mannerisms down.
Nailing the look
Making it over-the-top
You have to sound like you're the person.

Advertisement

Straight up, what's the best part of "Drag Race?"
It's just super fun.
All that drama
The glitz and glamor
It's opening a door that's been closed too long.

Advertisement

Seems like we need to establish what kind of queen is the best kind of queen. So which is it?
An elegant Pageant Queen
An over-the-top Camp Queen
I like those feminine Fish Queens.
Gimme that 1980s Club Queen!

Advertisement

"Drag Race" is loaded down with prizes. What's the best way to be rewarded for being the best drag queen you can be?
A nice vacation
Pure cash!
Some custom dresses
Makeup and lots of it

Advertisement

"Drag Race" has been running for a long time now. Do you have a favorite season?
Season 4
All-Stars season 1
Season 8
Season 5

Advertisement

Obviously drag accentuates your best features. But what is your best feature to accentuate?
Eyes
Legs
Lips
Personality

Advertisement

You must know how to talk the talk before you walk the walk or the runway. What's the most glorious term in all of drag?
"Condragulations!"
"Busted"
"Werk"
"No tea, no shade!"

Advertisement

You Got:

Featured