Aquaria is the stage name of Giovanni Palandrani, a drag performer from Brooklyn, New York. She is the winner of the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.


Season 10

"Bonjour! Sorry to keep you waiting."

RuPaul's Drag Race

Season Competed Season 10
Ranking: Winner
Mini-Challenges Won: 2 (ep. 4, 9)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Main Challenges Won: 3 (ep. 4, 7, 11)
Times in Bottom Two: 0
Episode Eliminated: N/A

Drag Name Origin

Aquaria got her drag name from her zodiac sign, Aquarius.

Memorable Quotes

  • "My name is Aquaria and I am a superstar!"
  • "I don't define drag, drag is defined by me."
  • "I need something to stand out because RuPaul doesn't see the star in me, that means that I'm not showing him my star..."
  • "Some girls in the werkroom chose to read books, I chose to turn looks"
  • ”Oh! Come on, Buzz Lightyear!”
  • "Yaasss! C'mon Postmates!"
  • "My humor comes from a... very confused place in my brain."
  • "Hello, hello, hello!" (as Melania Trump during the Snatch Game)
  • "Any hole is a goal." (as Melania Trump during the Snatch Game).
  • "Its alright Barack, no worries." (to RuPaul, as Melania Trump during the Snatch Game)
  • "I can't see shit!"
  • "The only vers I am is Versace."
  • "I am very comfortable in front of a camera, and I love me a good photoshoot"
  • "I can tell by the twinkle in RuPaul's eyes that he is living for this!"
  • "If you pee clear, cheer!"
  • "Sometimes in life you’re not always given a second chance. But if you do, take advantage of it, and go out with a bang." (winner acceptance speech)
  • "I'm sweaty spaghetti." (DragCon NYC 2018)


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Baby Aquaria with her drag mother Sharon Needles.

  • Aquaria has been doing drag since 2014.
  • Her drag mother is Season 4 winner Sharon Needles.
    • This makes Aquaria and Sharon the only drag mother/daughter duo to both win a season.
  • Aquaria studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, majoring in Womenswear, and living in the dorms.
  • She is featured in the single, "Looks" by Linux.
    • Additionally, she released a single called "Burn Rubber."
  • Aquaria is tied with season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez as youngest queen to win 3 main challenges.
  • Aquaria has a large Instagram following. She had over 210,000 followers on Instagram before her casting was announced and eventually became one of the few Drag Race alumni to reach one million followers on Instagram.
  • Aquaria is often confused with Miz Cracker in the New York drag scene.
  • Aquaria hosted parties at Art Basel; performed in nightclubs in New York City, London, and Vienna
  • Aquaria is the first queen to have won both the Snatch Game and the Ball Challenge on the same season.
  • Aquaria's statistics through out her season are very similar to Season 7 winner Violet Chachki's statistics in her season.
    • Aquaria was safe for 5 challenges (Violet was safe for 4 challenges), both never landed in the bottom 2, were in the bottom 3 twice, won 3 challenges, won the ball challenge, won the last challenge and were crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar.
  • Aquaria is the ninth queen to reach the Top 4 without ever lip syncing for her life and the tenth queen to never lip sync for their life.
  • She is the third winner of a regular season and fourth winner overall who didn't win her first challenge within the first three weeks of competition, winning for the first time on episode 4.
  • Aquaria is the only Drag Race winner to have been safe in the first three episodes.
  • Aquaria is the third winner of a regular season in a row hailing from New York City and the fourth winner from New York City overall.
    • She is also the fourth winner to win the Snatch Game.
  • She and Monét X Change are the only Winner/Miss Congeniality duo to both be from the same place (NYC).


Meet Aquaria

Meet Aquaria

Before the Workroom

Before the Workroom

Aquaria's Runway Looks

Aquaria's Runway Looks

Best of Aquaria

Best of Aquaria

Follow Aquaria

  1. Aquaria's Website
  2. Aquaria's Facebook
  3. Aquaria's Twitter
  4. Aquaria's Instagram
  5. Aquaria's YouTube