RuPaul’s Drag Race ups the prize money to $150k AND announces runner up cash
With only 3 episodes to go before the end of the series, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 has inflated the prize money to $150,000 and also announced that the runner up will get $50,000.
This means that CashApp have DOUBLED the prize money they were funding as the show’s sponsor. The finale airs on VH1 on April 22 in the US or on WOW Presents Plus elsewhere in the world. At the time of writing, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, Willow Pill, Lady Camden and Daya Betty are all still in the running.
Why they’ve decided to add to the prize money pool remains a mystery. It’s possible that since the show disappeared behind a pay wall on WOW Presents Plus, they’ve added more revenue than they envisaged. The addition of ad extra $50k for the winner won’t exactly add viewers who are already invested in the season but it certainly is a sweetener for the winner and the runner-up, whoever they may be.