RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 Episode 09 Description
The Crystal Ball: Episode 200
For this week’s mini-challenge, in honor of the show’s 200th episode, the queens photo-bomb classic Drag Race moments. Anetra wins the mini-challenge. For the main challenge, the queens walk the Crystal Ball, presenting two looks brought from home and one made in the work room. Categories are Start Your Engines, an homage to RuPaul’s racing look in the show’s title sequence; My Favorite Ball, a reference to a previous ball challenge of each queens’ choosing; and Crystallized Eleganza.
On the main stage, RuPaul performs “Cake and Candy” to celebrate the 200th episode. Anetra, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, and Sasha Colby receive positive critique. Sasha Colby wins the challenge. Loosey LaDuca, Salina EsTitties, and Spice receive negative critique. Loosey LaDuca is safe. Salina EsTitties and Spice lipsync to “That’s What I Want” by Lil Nas X. Salina EsTitties wins the lipsync and Spice is eliminated.
Guest Judge: Julia Garner
Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
Main Challenge: Walk the Crystal Ball
Runway Themes: Start Your Engines, My Favorite Ball, and Crystallized Eleganza
Challenge Winner: Sasha Colby
Bottom Two: Salina EsTitties and Spice
Lip-Sync Song: “That’s What I Want” by Lil Nas X
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Show Description
RuPaul’s Drag Race is an American reality competition television series, the first in the Drag Race franchise, produced by World of Wonder for Logo TV (season 1–8), WOW Presents Plus, VH1 (season 9–14) and, beginning with the fifteenth season, MTV. The show documents RuPaul in the search for “America’s next drag superstar”. RuPaul plays the role of host, mentor, and head judge for this series, as contestants are given different challenges each week. Contestants are judged by a panel that includes RuPaul, Michelle Visage, an alternating third main judge of either Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, or Ts Madison, and one or more guest judges, who critique their progress throughout the competition. The title of the show is a play on drag queen and drag racing, and the title sequence and song “Drag Race” both have a drag-racing theme.
RuPaul’s Drag Race has spanned fifteen seasons and inspired the spin-off shows RuPaul’s Drag U, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race; the companion series RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked; and numerous international franchises including British and Australian and New Zealand versions hosted by RuPaul as well as Chilean, Thai, Canadian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, and Philippine editions, upcoming Belgian, Swedish, Mexican, German, and Brazilian installments, and international vs. the World competitions hosted in The United Kingdom and Canada.
The show has become the highest-rated television program on Logo TV, and airs internationally, including in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Israel. The show earned RuPaul seven consecutive Emmy Awards (2016 to 2022) for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. The show itself has been awarded as the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program 4 consecutive times (2018 to 2021), and the Outstanding Reality Program Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. It has been nominated for four Critics’ Choice Television Awards including Best Reality Series – Competition and Best Reality Show Host for RuPaul, and was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic). Later in 2018, the show became the first show to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program in the same year, a feat it has since repeated three times.