Canada’s Drag Race unveils diverse cast of queens ahead of revamped season two
The new cast of 12 fierce queens competing on season two of Canada’s Drag Race, and the competition is hot up north.
It’s only been a hot minute since the gorgeous Priyanka was crowned as the first winner of the show, and Drag Race All Stars finished up. But the Drag Race elves are hard at work making sure fans can find gag-worthy content on TV.
Canada’s Drag Race season two will be streaming exclusively on WOW Presents Plus from 14 October, with a new bath of queens competing for the title of Canada’s next drag superstar.
Drag Race season 11 runner-up Brooke Lynn Heights will return as a main judge on the panel. She will be joined on the judging panel by stylist Brad Goreski and The Handmaid’s Tale star Amanda Brugel.
Traci Melchor, who was the resident “Squirrel Friend” on season one, will return to Canada’s Drag Race runway as a permanent judge.
The panel shake-up comes after season one’s Stacey McKenzie couldn’t film new episodes because of “COVID-related challenges”, and Jeffery Bowyer-Chapman exited the series due to other filming commitments.
Without any further ado, here are new queens ready to shake-up the Canada’s Drag Race season two runway.
Adriana (Quebec City)
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This beautiful queen immigrated to Canada from Colombia to join her mother as a teenager. She quickly rose the ranks of Canada’s drag and fetish scenes, even winning Quebec’s Drag Artist of the Year three times.
The vivacious performer is a proud Indigenous queen who mixed old school style with a modern twist. She’s graced the stages of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar and the Mr/Miss Cobalt competitions so she’s ready to dominate the Drag Race world.
Eve 6000 (Toronto)
This non-binary diva uses drag to express the “feminity that I wasn’t allowed to express growing up”. She currently holds the title of Miss Angel City Continental Plus and is an amazing illustrator outside drag.
Gia Metric (Vancouver)
Gia began her career in Toronto before settling in Vancouver, where she’s become one of the city’s most prestigious performers.
Like the other performers in Canada’s Drag Race season two, Gia holds several titles including Vancouver’s entertainer of the year and next drag superstar. She also sashayed down the New York Fashion Week runway in 2019.
Icesis Couture (Ottawa)
The Ottawa queen is a fierce competitor and says drag has shown her that it’s “okay to be different” and “to have a voice”. Icesis is a jack of all trades. She makes nearly everything she wears and styles her own costumes, jewellery and anything else she needs to complete her fabulous looks.
Kendall Gender (Vancouver)
Model and LGBT+ activist Kendall Gender is a queen with a big heart who is no stranger to the limelight.
The biracial artist started the show Visible as a platform to raise awareness and funding for visible monitors. She raised more than $25,000 for various charities across Canada just last year.
Kimora Amour (Scarborough)
While drag is Kimora Amour’s passion, she is also a neuropathic, pain management procedural nurse. She has been on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic.
Kimora is not only a champion for the Black, Caribbean and South American communities but also a hero.
Océane Aqua-Black (Quebec City)
Being able to express herself as a drag artist is crucial to Océane Aqua-Black’s performance.
She was crowned the best lip-syncer of the year in Quebec City, and she can even lip-sync in English, Korean, French, Spanish and German. Honestly, a legend.
Grecian goddess Pythia once posted a Miley Cyrus impersonation online that was so spot on that the “Party in the USA” singer reposted her video. What an icon!
Outside of drag, she’s a costume designer and makeup artist for film and theatre. So you know she’ll serve up some fierce lewks.
Stephanie Prince (Calgary)
Originally from the Philippines, Stephanie Prince is a self-proclaimed singing assassin and rapstress – so look out Canada’s Drag Race contestants.
She shared the only part of the competition she’s worried about is “how jealous the other girls will be of my beauty”.
Suki Doll (Montreal)
Drag star and fashionista Suki Doll is a sought-after designer, and it shows with her plethora of jaw-dropping outfits. Suki said she wants to embody the heightened emblem of the Asian American Pacific Islander community for representation in arts and culture.
Synthia Kiss (Vancouver)
This Vancouver star has been performing since she was little so she knows her way around a stage. Synthia has a degree in fashion design and has worked on design teams for Kit and Ace as well as MEC.
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