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Anita Wigl'it is a New Zealand drag performer and one of the co-hosts and judges of House of Drag, along with Kita Mean.

Anita and Kita later competed on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under, alongside Elektra Shock, a contestant they got to judge on the second season of House of Drag. She placed 8th overall.

Anita would later go on to compete on Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 1, where she placed 7th and went on to win the title of Miss Congeniality.

About[]

Anita is the owner and resident queen of Auckland’s famous Caluzzi Cabaret and co-host of the TVNZ show House of Drag as well as the monthly comedy show Drag Wars.

Over the last decade she has wiggled her way into the hearts of many, winning both Vancouver’s Next Top Drag Superstar and Drag Entertainer of the year in 2013, before returning to Auckland. Her favourite performances to date include Mardi Gras (Sydney 2016 and 2019) as well as Adele’s world tour after party in 2017.[2]

Drag Name Origin[]

"When I was studying Music at University I had a part-time job at Auckland Live (the Theatre Venues in Auckland). I went in drag to the work Christmas party one year (back in 2008!) and my friend / date / Drag King to the party named us Lord and Lady Wigl’it. I added Anita in front and that’s how I was born!"[3]

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics Down Under Season 1 Canada vs The World
Season 1
Ranking: 8th Place 7th Place
(Miss Congeniality)
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 2) 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0 1 (Ep. 2)
Times as Team Captain: 0 0
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 4) 2 (Eps. 2, 3)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 4 Episode 3

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1[]

  • "It's time to Wigl'it!" (entrance quote)
  • As Queen Elizabeth II in the Snatch Game:
    • "Who needs a man when you've got two corgis and a jar of peanut butter?"
    • "I wish a dingo would've taken my baby, then I wouldn't have anything to do with Prince Andrew anymore."
    • "When you get older, things start to get a bit tighter in your D.A.P, Dry Ass Pussy."
    • "In fact, Meghan called me the other day and said 'Lizzie, what's the secret to a long life?', which I said 'Don't piss me off and wear a seatbelt.'"
  • "They call me Wigl'it, I'll jiggle it, I'll tickle it. Open up my thighs, look inside and you might see my dick. Don't call me a ma-a-a-an, my dry ass pussy is serving you gran. I'm known for my comedy, my beats and my melody. Tough as nails, pay my bails, charged with a felony! Toe, toe, hip, hip, boob, boob, tiara; watch my walk, see my smile, hotter than Sahara." (verse in Queens Down Under)
  • “Tell me... Is it too early to talk about All Stars?” (exit quote)

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 1[]

  • "I may be from Down Under, but it's time to get on top of the world!" (entrance quote)
  • "Everyone in the world; she's here. Are you ready for your queen...Yo, Miss Anita Wigl'it, reporting from Canada. Miss Tough Titties, can I speak to the manager? Land of the moose knuckle, bear, and beaver. Part-time man, but a full time diva! Listen up, I'm a comedy queen! Known to be positive, I'll always be keen. Refer to my ass henceforth, as the new international Queen of the North!" (verse in Bonjour, Hi)
  • "I may not have won the crown, but I've stolen so much stuff from the Werk Room!" (exit quote)

Farewell Message[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1[]

"To my beautiful Queens, You are everything to me! I came in with 3 Kiwi sisters and leave with a whole Australian sister-hood. Never forget my Dry Ass Pussy!! Anita P.S: See you in two weeks in the trash!!"

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 1[]

"To my Queens, You can visit Down Under anytime. Come & go as you please but know that you will always have a place in my heart. With love, Anita ♡♡♡"

Trivia[]

  • Anita and Kita Mean are a drag duo. Together, they...
    • ...co-own the Caluzzi, a famous drag restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand.
    • ...started a monthly event called Drag Wars.
    • ...are the first drag duo to compete on Drag Race against each other.
    • ...are the first hosts and judges to compete on another drag competition series.
      • They are the second queens to be a host, judge and competitor, after Brooke Lynn Hytes.
    • ...are the first and only queens to compete against a queen who they judged on their show, Elektra Shock.
    • ...are the first duo to both win titles on Drag Race: Anita won Miss Congeniality, and Kita won the crown.
  • After four years of doing drag in Auckland, Anita moved to Canada to study for two years. While there, she entered competitions such as Vancouver’s Next Top Drag Superstar
  • Anita is the lowest placing Snatch Game winner, in 8th place, along with Stacy Layne Matthews in Season 3.
  • Anita is the earliest-out Snatch Game winner in the Drag Race franchise, going home fourth.
  • Anita had a similar track record to Asttina Mandella (Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK) and Katy Killer (Season 2 of Drag Race Thailand). They all...
    • ...won a Maxi Challenge in the earliest weeks of the competition (Asttina and Katy in Episode 1, Anita in Episode 2).
    • ...are the lowest-placing Maxi Challenge winner of their casts.
    • ...got eliminated two episodes following their Maxi Challenge win.
    • ...were sent home by a contestant with a worse track record than them.
      • Two of them (Asttina and Anita) got their placements pushed back because a lower placing contestant came back into the competition.
  • As mentioned on "How's Your Head, Queen?" with Michelle Visage, Anita said she was going to do a "Burlesque Trumpet Routine for the Talent Show.
  • Anita was unofficially voted as Miss Congeniality by her fellow RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1 castmates and officially won the title of Miss Congeniality on Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 1, also voted by her castmates. Counting both official and unofficial, she would be the only contestant to win the title twice.
    • Anita is the only Drag Race contestant to be crowned Miss Congeniality (officially or not) on their second season competing.
    • Anita is the only Drag Race contestant to be crowned Miss Congeniality (officially or not) in a different country than their own.
  • In real life, Anita was married to Season 3 contestant Ivanna Drink.[4]

Gallery[]

House of Drag Season 1[]

House of Drag Season 2[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1 Looks[]

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 1[]

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 1 Looks[]

Filmography[]

TV[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018-2020 House of Drag Self Co-Host along with Kita Mean
2021 RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed 8th)
2022 Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed 7th)

Discography[]

Appearances/Features[]

Year Title Artwork Notes
2021 "Queens Down Under
(Outback Fake Hoes)"
QueensDownUnder OutbackFakeHoes Artwork by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under
2022 "Bonjour, Hi!

(Touché Version)"

TouchéBonjourHi
by The Cast of Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs the World

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