By  on August 27, 2019

“To win this competition, you’re gonna need to be more enterprising than Donald Trump, to give bigger than Oprah and to be hotter than Tyra [Banks] wearing a fat suit in July.”

Such was the criteria, as stated by RuPaul a decade ago, for the first contestants of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” a competition-style show in which select drag queens compete for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. Since its premiere on the Logo network in February 2009, the show has become a cultural touchpoint within the drag community — and beyond. Its latest season, season 11, averaged 926,000 viewers an episode, according to data from Nielsen. In October, it will launch a U.K. version.

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