In the second and third episode he landed in the bottom two, having to "lip-sync for his life" twice in order to stay in the competition. Raven won a second mini-challenge in the fourth episode by guessing the price of various objects, earning him a phone call home; and a third mini-challenge in the fifth episode by successfully decorating a box to reflect his personal style.
At the end of the competition, he ultimately placed second behind Tyra Sanchez.
His cameo was praised by critics, who named him the "magnificent Raven".
In 2012, along with other Ru Paul's Drag Race contestants, he appeared in another music video, "Queen" by Mimi Imfurst's band Xelle.
She tweeted:“I’m living my PERSONAL life the way I’m happiest.
Petruschin returned to Drag Race as Ru Paul's make-up artist for Season 9.
In 2010, it was announced that Raven would be a contestant on the second season of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
In the first episode, he won the season's first mini-challenge, a photo shoot.
However, many fans thought that crowning Raven would have been the better option, resulting in the within the Drag Race fandom infamous "Raven was robbed! Raven was one of many Drag Race alumni who were invited to act as a drag professor in the spin-off series Ru Paul's Drag U, which has screened three seasons.
Raven serves as a "drag professor" and mentor to female contestants who are given make-overs.