Ranking RuPaul's Drag Race's 50 Most Popular Queens

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Since its premiere on Logo in 2009, RuPaul’s Drag Race, now airing on VH1, has become a pop culture phenomenon with a huge online following and big-name celebrity fans. The show has also spawned a number of spinoffs, including RuPaul’s Drag U, RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, Canada’s Drag Race, and most recently, Drag Race Holland.

Much of the series’ success is credited to drag legend RuPaul Andre Charles, who hosts the show, and show producer and judge Michelle Visage. But the show would be nothing without Ru’s girls -- the incredibly talented drag performers, sourced from around the globe, who put together stunning looks every week and participate in dramatic lip sync battles.

RuPaul’s Drag Race has been a springboard to greater fame for hundreds of drag performers from Alyssa Edwards (who launched her own Netflix original, Dancing Queen) to Shangela (we love our McDonalds spokes-queen). And thanks to the power of social media -- and Instagram in particular -- the star power of these talented queens continues to grow long after the Drag Race cameras stop rolling.

After introducing us to so many talented queens, the question remains: Who, among all of Mama Ru's girls, has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to be the most popular drag superstar on the internet?

These are the 50 most popular RuPaul's Drag Race contestants as of October 2020, as ranked by their number of Instagram followers.