Anastarzia Anaquway is the stage name of Jermaine Aranha, a drag performer and one of the Season 1 contestants of Canada's Drag Race.

Name Origin

Her first name is a mix between the name "Anastasia" (stylized with a "Z") and the word "Star"

Canada's Drag Race

Anastarzia Anaquway
Seasons Competed: Season 1
Ranking: 10th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 2)
Times Placed High: 0
Times As Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2)
Times Placed Low: 0
Times In Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 3)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 3

Memorable Quotes

Canada's Drag Race

  • "If you don't know my name, just call me mother." (entrance quote)
  • "Starzy is a star!"
  • "Most times, I see pretty drag, and that's all we aspire to be. Pretty drags. And then you come to Canada and you meet the bearded queens. You meet the club kids. You meet the showgirls. You meet the fish queens. You meet the hairy queens. And now in this competition, we have a drag clown. And, so, Canada is sooooo interesting!"
  • "So she wins one lip sync and now she's a champion?" (to Lemon)
  • "I'm extending, I'm spinning...and now, IMMA BEAT SOME BITCHES!!!"
  • "Pageant girl realness at its best."
  • "Tynomi is tore up from the floor up! She looks like someone's Jamaican great-great-grand-auntie."
  • "Thanks 'Insert Co-Anchor Name.'"
  • "What the fuck is a moose knuckle?"
  • "♪ Anastarzia on the mic, got your girl in the house / No, no, no, all cat, no mouse / Hoes think they sweet with face half-beat / It's time mother show how to bring the heat / Pack your cheap drag up real neat / While I sit back and I beat my meat / Time to shoot for from your feet / Bitch, ha, your face complete! ♪" (verse in "Not Sorry Aboot It")
  • "Ladies, take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you. By being here, we have proven that the sky has never been our limit. Mother - out." (exit quote)


  • "♪I love you lord...and I lift my voice to worship you...o' my soul rejoice, take joy my what you hear, may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear...♪" (On her YouTube channel)


  • Anastarzia had been doing drag for 17 years before Canada's Drag Race.
  • Anastarzia has won more than 15 pageants including Miss Canada International, Miss Gay Toronto, and she is the reigning Miss Black Continental at Large.
  • Anastarzia is the first and only Bahamian contestant to appear in the Drag Race franchise.
  • Anastarzia is the first queen to ever walk the runway on Canada's Drag Race.
  • She moved to Canada due to the harassment towards gays and drag queens in The Bahamas. Many of her friends were murdered as they left their houses.
    • She herself was shot in her left arm, chest, and right kidney by two men standing in her driveway after getting home. She drove herself to the hospital where doctors thought she would not make it through the night. After making a recovery, she claimed asylum in Canada.
  • She is the first queen that did not leave a mirror message for the remaining queens on Canada's Drag Race, and the first in the Drag Race franchise since Shangela started the tradition in Season 2.


Canada's Drag Race Season 1 Looks




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