RuPaul's Drag Race (2009– )
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Countdown to the Crown 

In this season five recap, RuPaul hosts in a newscast style. Up first is a look at the queens who "sashayed away." Next, the season long feud between two pageant queens is recapped. ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
RuPaul ... Himself - Host / Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Allred ... Herself - Special Guest
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Herself - Guest Judge
Coco Austin ... Herself - Guest Judge
Willam Belli ... Himself - Coutdown Correspondent (as Willam)
Chaz Bono ... Himself - Guest Judge
Downtown Julie Brown ... Herself - Guest Judge
Julie Brown ... Herself - Guest Judge
Mariah Carey ... Herself (archive footage)
Jason Carter Jason Carter ... Himself - Pit Crew
Andrew Christian Andrew Christian ... Himself - Underwear Designer
Aaron Coady ... Coutdown Correspondent (as Sharon Needles)
Anthony Cody ... Himself - Contestant (as Penny Tration)
Martin Cooper ... Himself - Contestant (as Coco Montrese)
Elsie De Jesus ... Himself - Contestant (as Monica Beverly Hillz)
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In this season five recap, RuPaul hosts in a newscast style. Up first is a look at the queens who "sashayed away." Next, the season long feud between two pageant queens is recapped. Contestant outtakes from the RuPaul Roast episode are shown. Three previous season four queens show us heartwarming moments, answer questions, and share about winning the crown. Guest judge outtakes are shown. A refresher in drag linguistics is given. Fashion do's and don'ts are examined. The first ever Ru on Ru interview introduces the lost "Untucked" episode from "The Final Three, Hunty." Last, the world premiere of the music video for "The Beginning" is shown. Written by grrlpunk

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29 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Statistics for each contestant scroll across the bottom of the screen:
  • Penny Tration (challenges won 0, lipsynchs 1, shoe size 14-15, pet peeve: tardiness)
  • Serena ChaCha (challenges won 0, lipsynchs 2, shoe size 9-10, pet peeves: bad attitudes, burping & uneducated people)
  • Monica Beverly Hillz (challenges won 0, lipsynchs 2, shoe size 10, idols: J-Lo & Beyonce, pet peeves: people who chew with their mouths open & bad hygiene)
  • Honey Mahogany (challenges won 0, lipsynchs 1, shoe size 12, pet peeves: none, she's not that neurotic)
  • Vivienne Pinay (challenges won 0, lipsynchs 1, shoe size 10, pet peeves: disrespect, arrogance, & mean people)
  • Lineysha Sparx (challenges won 1, lipsynchs 1, shoe size 11-12, influences: Alexander McQueen, Nicky Minaj, Christina Aguilera, & Thalia)
  • Jade Jolie (challenges won 0, lipsynchs 1, shoe size 10-11, influences: Spice Girls & Kylie Minogue, pet peeves: people who borrow things and never return them)
  • Ivy Winters (challenges won 1, lipsynchs 1, shoe size 10, influences: Cher, Marilyn Monroe, & David Bowie, pet peeves: people who talk with their mouth full of food)
  • Alyssa Edwards (challenges won 1, lipsynchs 3, shoe size 10, influences: Regina George, Alyssa Milano, Carmen Electra, & a touch of Nene Leakes, pet peeves: pretentious people, overly catty people, drag queens who don't put effort in polishing their look)
  • Coco Montrese (challenges won 1, lipsynchs 4, shoe size 9 1/2, influences: Vanessa Williams, Angelina Jolie, & Janet Jackson, pet peeves: queens who take their wigs & shoes off during a show)
  • Detox (challenges won 1, lipsynchs 3, shoe size 12-13, influences: Amanda Lepore, Pete Burns, Jessica Rabbit, Jem & the Holograms, & Thierry Mugler, pet peeves: people who don't know the difference between they're, their & there)
  • Alaska (challenges won 2, lipsynchs 1, influences: Britney Spears, Divine & Mitt Romney, first song ever performed: "How Many Licks" by Lil' Kim, voted prom king at LeBoeuf High School in Erie, PA, graduated with a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, would like to meet: Cher)
  • Jinkx Monsoon (challenges won 2, lipsynchs 2, influences: Little Edie Bouvier Beale, Bette Midler, Bette Davis, & Lucille Ball, graduated summa cum laude with a B.F.A. in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts, voted most likely to win an Oscar in high school)
  • Roxxxy Andrews (challenges won 2, lipsynchs 2, gay icons: Rihanna, Beyonce & Tamar Broxton, inspirations: her late drag mother Erica Andrews, first drag performance: "Mr Personality" by Gilette, voted most unique & best personality in high school, holds 6 titles)
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Goofs

During the "Sickening Season Instant RuPlay," Ivy Winters' picture is seen on the football field after it is seen being thrown out (when Coco Montrese's picture is thrown out). See more »

Soundtracks

Covergirl
Performed by RuPaul
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