RuPaul’s Drag Race serves up glamorous, creative outfits and makeup looks during the show, but did you know these queens stay just as fierce when they’re on the red carpet? Turn off your television and turn your attention to Drag Race stars like Naomi Smalls, Milk, Aquaria, Kameron Michaels and more, who keep their looks legendary even when they’re not lip syncing for their lives.
Halleloo! Mama Ru's girls crank up the drama with sky-high hair, next-level dress silhouettes and out of this world makeup looks that you have to see. They’re not just cute, they’re drop dead gorgeous! Catch them in their most dramatic red carpet looks before they sashay away.
Rock M. Sakura at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race Live!’ World Premiere
The Season 12 contestant’s outfit was inspired by cherry blossoms. She struck a pose on the red carpet at the Flamingo in Las Vegas in 2020, showing off a delicate-looking parasol and fishnets festooned with little pink flowers to complement her pink-and-white blossom-inspired ensemble.
Sherry Pie at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race Live!’ World Premiere
Is that Scooby-Doo? No, it’s the Season 12 queen wearing a brown velvet gown, headpiece and paws that were inspired by the famous cartoon dog.
India Ferrah at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race Live!’ World Premiere
With her cleavage-baring, curve-hugging neon green gown and slicked-back brown locks, the Season 3 professional drag star looked like a cross between Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian on the 2020 red carpet.
Yvie Oddly at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 11 Finale Taping
The Season 11 winner bared it all in a gown designed to show off her muscles in 2019. She topped off her muscular system-printed gown with a fiery-looking headpiece and sparkly red eyeshadow.
Brooke Lynn Hytes at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 11 Finale Taping
The Canada’s Drag Race judge wore an eye-catching illusion gown with sparkling white leaves and a foliage-inspired headpiece, offsetting her snowy look with dark brows.
Aquaria at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 11 Finale Taping
The Season 10 winner’s show-stopping black gown on the 2019 red carpet featured black-and-pink feathers sprouting out of a thigh-high slit. The IMG model accessorized with green gloves embellished with plumes of black feathers and two long feathers on her eyes.
Nina West at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 11 Finale Taping
This Season 11 contestant looked like a doll -- a paper doll, that is! -- in this gown that featured “cut here” instructions as well as a sparkly derriere.
Kahanna Montrese at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 11 Finale Taping
The Season 11 contestant’s black, red, gold and blue-studded leather ensemble and fiery orange hair gave us major fallen angel vibes.
Shuga Cain at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 11 Finale Taping
She’s an icon. No, really! This Season 11 queen’s gold halo, billowy white dress and bouquet of roses resembled religious iconography on this 2019 red carpet.
Silky Nutmeg Ganache at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 11 Finale Taping
What’s pink and glitzy and covered in cockroaches? It’s this Season 11 queen on the 2019 red carpet for the Drag Race finale.
Aquaria at SiriusXM Studios
The Dazed Beauty editor wore head-to-toe red leather when she visited SiriusXM’s New York City studios in 2018.
Kameron Michaels at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
Mum was the word for the Season 10 runner-up on this 2018 red carpet in New York City. She wore a zippered mouth piece and a sheer black gown with billowing sleeves that featured geometric cut-out designs.
Mariah Balenciaga at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
This Season 3 drag star looked like a glamazon on the 2018 red carpet in her thigh-high patent leather boots, a red, Asian-inspired dress and a pair of eye-catching lashes.
Dusty Ray Bottoms at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
This Season 10 star stole the show in a black-and-red look that was part-bondage, part-ringmaster.
Jaymes Mansfield at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
The Season 9 first-out vamped it up in an old Hollywood ensemble that included a silver-sequined gown and matching headpiece, plus a lavender feather boa.
Felony Misdemeanor at VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Finale
Asia O'Hara at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
The Season 10 stunner shimmered on this 2018 red carpet in an ornate gold-and-red get-up with nods to a traditional Thai royal dress.
Mayhem Miller at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
The Season 10 queen had her Cinderella moment thanks to this stunning blue gown with large bows on the shoulders. Blinged out rings and earrings also meant that she was dripping in diamonds.
Monet X Change at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
Voted Season 10’s “Miss Congeniality,” this queen did not come to play nice, slaying the red carpet with her massive beehive-style hairdo and asymmetrical green-and-yellow dress.
Monique Heart at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
She’s a Drag Race All Star but on this 2018 red carpet, she was a total dreamsicle! The Season 4 queen’s vanilla blonde hair and sherbet orange jumpsuit evoked the spirit of the creamy citrus popsicle treat.
Blair St. Clair at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale
She may have picked up her name from Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf, but this queen was channeling Dita Von Teese in a pink dress with black polka dots and sheer black gloves. She finished her look with loose finger waves that made her look like a modern pin-up girl.
The Vixen at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
Staying true to her name, this queen looked positively va-va-voom in her sparkling purple bodysuit and big curls.
Dusty Ray Bottoms at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
We got major Ursula vibes from this Season 10 contestant thanks to her sky-high black-and-white hair and elegant purple dress.
Monique Heart at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
Heart brought the purple power to this 2018 red carpet with her royal-hued gown and hair, plus her deep blue dress train brought plenty of drama.
Asia O' Hara at RuPaul's ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
The Dallas-based queen rolled up to this 2018 red carpet in a dress covered in baby cherubs on a blue sky background. She completed the look with a pink fur cape.
Yuhua Hamasaki at RuPaul's ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
The Chinese-born queen gave a nod to her roots with her stunning red-and-gold floral dress. The Season 10 contestant wore her hair in a complicated and tall updo stuck with multi-colored hairpins.
Kameron Michaels at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
Other queens were probably green with envy over this Nashville-based Drag Race star’s emerald gown embellished with luxe gold hardware and crowned with a massive gold headpiece.
Monet X Change at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
This NYC queen came through drippin’! Her 2018 red carpet gown looked like it was frosted with purple icing, and she accentuated the look with purple hair and lipstick.
BenDeLaCreme at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
Season 6 fans couldn’t get enough of this queen’s glitzy looks during her run on Drag Race, and this 2018 red carpet ensemble is no exception. A fluffy pink stole amped up the classic Hollywood glamour of her sparkly halter dress.
Thorgy Thor at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
Is that Big Bird? No, it’s New York-based Queen Thorgy! The former Drag Race contestant rolled up to this 2018 red carpet in a puff of yellow feathers and her hair tied up in a gold bow.
Morgan McMichaels at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 10 Meet the Queens
Southern California Drag Race star McMichaels’ 2018 red carpet look was business in the front and party in the back, as her black sequined gown left little to the imagination when she turned around. She accessorized with a large black clutch and black earrings.
Aja at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ All Stars Meet the Queens
“Free the nipple” might have been the mentality behind the rapper’s look on this 2018 red carpet. The All Stars Season 3 contestant paired their nipple bustier with a pair of red, ruffled velvet pants and a printed robe.
Shangela at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ All Stars Meet the Queens
What’s so dramatic about this red carpet outfit? It’s not an outfit at all -- it’s a box with pockets! The Texas queen styled the look with a beehive ‘do and dangly earrings.
Milk at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ All Stars Meet the Queens
This figure skater covered her face almost completely for this 2018 red carpet look. Her colorful balaclava-esque mask was accentuated by a yellow bodysuit and red babydoll dress.
Sasha Velour at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9’ Finale Viewing Party
The Season 9 winner rolled up to the 2017 finale viewing party looking all business. Her striped red-and-blue gown was covered with a smart-looking white coat that featured an enormous collar and chain.
Valentina at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Finale Viewing Party
The All Star 4 contestant floated down the carpet in a red ball gown complete with a massive shoulder bow and jewel-studded gloves.
Eureka O'Hara at the FYC Costume Exhibit Launch Party for RuPaul's Drag Race
The Season 9 and 10 contestant wore a houndstooth print dress and her ponytail straight up on a 2017 red carpet in West Hollywood.
Valentina at the FYC Costume Exhibit Launch Party For VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race
The Season 9 “Miss Congeniality” title holder looked like Barbie with her curled blonde locks, body-hugging black cocktail dress and matching black shades.
Trinity the Tuck at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 9 Finale Taping
The drag queen formerly known as Trinity Taylor wore shades of green and blue in her tiered gown on the red carpet at the Alex Theatre in 2017.
Farrah Moan at ‘RuPaul's Drag Race’ Season 9 Finale Taping
The Texas-born queen, who named her drag persona after Farrah Fawcett, wore a winged silver breastplate over her silver-and-white feathered gown on this 2017 red carpet.
Cynthia Lee Fontaine at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Finale Taping
This Season 8 queen’s sparkly gold dress hugged every curve of her body, but what really made this look dramatic were her exaggerated blonde waves.
Ongina at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Finale Taping
How romantic! This Season 1 queen wore lipstick-print heels, held a lipstick print clutch and wore a red dress with an exaggerated cupid’s bow neckline.
Mimi Imfurst at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Finale Taping
The Season 3 queen brought the blues to the red carpet in her floral cape and sequin jumpsuit that she topped with a gray bouffant.
Gia Gunn at the 3rd Annual RuPaul's DragCon
The All Star queen looked iridescent in a matching two-piece holographic skirt-and-jacket on the red carpet for RuPaul's 2017 DragCon. She accessorized the ensemble with matching heels and pink braids.
Farrah Moan at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Premiere Party & Meet the Queens Event
This queen served up major showgirl vibes on this 2017 red carpet, wearing a pink-feathered leotard complete with a train and a feathered headpiece that were worthy of the Las Vegas Strip.
Alexis Michelle at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Premiere Party
This reality star wore what looked like an alien saucer on this 2017 red carpet in New York City. She completed the ensemble with a silver bustier, white jacket and purple wig.
Alaska at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' All Stars Season Two Premiere
Orange you glad to see this look? The All Stars 2 winner wore this head-to-toe sherbet look on a 2016 red carpet in New York. She complemented the look with long, fiery-red nails.
Thorgy Thor at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 8 Finale Party
JoJo Siwa could never! This queen proved she really loves rainbows on this 2016 red carpet at Stage 48 in New York City. Her neon pink-and-yellow side ponytail matched some of the colors decorating her dizzyingly-patterned rainbow dress.
Naomi Smalls at 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 8 Finale Party
“Legzilla'' stayed true to her name and showed off her long gams on this 2016 red carpet. Her “dress” consisted of leather attachments in the shape of a halter neck gown.