D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce started the tradition writing the farewell message on the mirror.
As of season 4, a theatre finale is recorded two weeks before it's due to air. To keep the winner secret, the top queens are each filmed winning and they find out at the same time as everyone else who has won.
In the first Season, The Workroom and Runway sets were both located in the basement of the current World Of Wonder studio on Hollywood Boulevard. As of the Second season, the show has used a larger runway and workroom on sound stages, above ground.
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009) won the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Reality Competition Series category.
In Season 8's Snatch Game, guest celebrities Gigi Hadid and Chanel Iman gave such poor answers to Ru's questions that he angrily stormed off set at one point to scold the producers for not preparing them better.
From the beginning of the show's ninth season, fans in the United Kingdom were finally able to watch episodes around the same time as American audiences, when streaming service Netflix announced that it would air each new episode in the United Kingdom only one day after the American release. Before this, viewers in the United Kingdom had to wait several months before full seasons were added to Netflix because no television broadcaster has aired the series in the country since E4 aired season one in 2009.
The series aired on Logo from 2009 to 2016, before moving to VH1 with the beginning of season 9 in 2017.
In December 2018, it was announced that a UK version of the show had been commissioned, and is due to air in 2019 on BBC Three.
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009) was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Unstructured Reality Program category, but lost to United Shades of America (2016).
Season 5 is the last season to give queens immunity due to Alyssa Edwards' Katy Perry impersonation in Snatch Game being so bad.
As of season 10, the youngest competitors were James Ross, Joey Santolini, Kenya Olivera, Jamall Jackson, Myron Morgan, Davis Heppenstall, and Giovanni Palandrani (all 21-years-old) and the oldest was Charlie Hides at age 52. Chaipong Piwpong became the youngest contestant in Drag Race herstory, being 18-years-old at the time of filming the first season of Drag Race Thailand (2018).