The trailer and cast has been announced for the international crossover Canada’s Drag Race – Canada Vs. The World. Check out the trailer and cast list below.
The series is set to premiere November 18th on Crave in Canada as well as BBC Three in the U.K. and on WOW Presents in the rest of the world.
The series will welcome nine returning queens for its worldwide, six-episode smackdown, including a prior winner as well as two queens who previously competed against Canada vs. the World judge Brooke Lynn Hytes on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11.
Though RuPaul has long billed Drag Race as “the Olympics of drag,” the vs. spin-off series marks the franchise’s first true global competition. First launched as RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World in February, each new season takes place in a different host country. Canada’s edition is the second to date; countries with their own individual Drag Race productions, like Thailand and Spain, could serve as potential host nations for future seasons.
Canada’s Drag Race permanent judges Brad Goreski and Traci Melchor will sit next to Hytes on the Canada vs. the World panel.
Check out the season’s queens below:
Anita Wigl’it (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, season 1)
Hometown: Auckland, N.Z.
Official quote: “I can’t wait to ‘Wigl’it’ into the hearts and trousers of Canada!”
Icesis Couture (Canada’s Drag Race winner, season 2)
Hometown: Ottawa, Ont.
Official quote: “Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, wait until you see me balancing two crowns on my wig!”
Kendall Gender (Canada’s Drag Race, season 2)
Hometown: Victoria, B.C.
Official quote: “I was so close to snatching the crown on my season and now I’m here to reign. That Kendall reign won’t let up!”
Ra’Jah O’Hara (RuPaul’s Drag Race, season 11; RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6)
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Official quote: “When in doubt, I always groove it out!”
Rita Baga (Canada’s Drag Race, season 1; Drag Race Belgique host)
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
Official quote: Rita Baga is the five F’s: Fierce, French, famous, fun, and fungus!”
Silky Nutmeg Ganache (RuPaul’s Drag Race, season 11; RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6)
Hometown: Moss Point, Miss.
Official quote: “Drag queens have bridged that gap historically by being the worlds’ sister, auntie, cousin, mother, friend, therapist, fashion eye, confidant, fundraiser, voice, reason, mediator, entertainer, and inspiration. Throughout history and still to this very day, the job has not gotten easier; however, I do feel that I can continue this legacy with the crown.”
Stephanie Prince (Canada’s Drag Race, season 2)
Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Official quote: “In season 2, they were jealous of my beauty. This season, they will be jealous of my beauty and looks, because she’s what? Cor-rect!”
Vanity Milan (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, season 3)
Hometown: London, U.K.
Official quote: “Black, proud, and stunning! My drag journey has always been about inclusivity and empowerment for our communities. And that’s on what? Period!”
Victoria Scone (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, season 3)
Hometown: Cardiff, Wales
Official quote: “In my original season, you only got the crumbs, but now you’ll get the whole buffet.”
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