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Brooke Lynn Hytes is the stage name of Brock Edward Hayhoe,[1] a drag queen, performer, ballet dancer, the 2014 holder of the "Miss Continental" title as well as one of the Season 11 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she placed 2nd. She is also one of the permanent judges on Canada's Drag Race, alongside Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Stacey McKenzie on Season 1, and Amanda Brugel, Traci Melchor and Brad Goreski on Season 2.

Brooke came back as a lip sync assassin on All Stars 6, where she tied alongside Season 11 sister Ra'Jah O'Hara.

Biography

Equal parts ballerina, showgirl, and 90’s supermodel, Brooke Lynn Hytes is drag perfection - personified.

The Toronto native, Brooke Lynn Hytes received her dance training at the National Ballet School of Canada and in 2008, she traveled worldwide performing as a principal ballerina with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - an all male drag ballet company. Brooke Lynn then set her sights on the world of drag, winning multiple Canadian pageants and in 2014, winning the coveted Miss Continental crown in the United States. The following year Brooke Lynn accepted a prestigious residency at Play Dance Bar in Nashville, Tennessee. Brooke Lynn was honored to be the first Canadian to appear on cultural phenomenon, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Throughout her time on the show, she became known for her polished runway looks and iconic lip sync performances on the main stage. Brooke Lynn finished as first runner-up of season eleven.

Not only has Hytes has cemented her place in history as being the first drag queen to be tweeted by Canada’s official Twitter account, she has also been featured on The Social, the Marilyn Denis Show, The Morning Show, ETalk, ET Canada, Vogue.Com, Refinery29, Metro UK, Paper Magazine, Huffington Post, Global News, CTV News, CBC, Toronto Star, Toronto Life, CP24, Now, Dance Magazine, Blog To, Billboard, MTV News and the cover of New York Magazine, to name a few.

Brooke Lynn has collaborated on content for brands such as Squarespace, Gillette, Fido, Bud Light, and Trojan, she has attended personal appearances for Lyft and MAC Cosmetics and has performed in iconic venues around the world. 2020 shows no sign of slowing down with Brooke Lynn being announced as a permanent judge on Canada’s drag race alongside supermodel Stacey McKenzie and star of Unreal and American Horror Story, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.[7]

Drag Name Origin

Brooke's name is a play on "Brooklyn Heights" and was given to her by her drag mother, Farra N. Hyte.[8] Farra was inspired by Hytes' real name, Brock, her own surname, and the fact that her drag daughters, including Brooke, are tall.[3]

Track Record(s)

Brooke Lynn Hytes
Season Competed Season 11
Ranking: 2nd Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 1, 5, 11)
Mini Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 2, 9, 11)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2)
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 8, 12)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11

  • "Never fear, the queen of the North is here." (Entrance Line)
  • "I'm Canadian turkey bacon."
  • "Not only did I survive the first elimination, I thrived the first elimination." *snaps fingers*
  • "Scarlet is...delusional."
  • "Hey, Papi!" (to Vanessa Vanjie Mateo)
  • "Death drops terrify me."
  • "Can't we just bottle our feelings like normal people?"
  • "Oh, girl." (in response to Ra'Jah O'Hara not wanting to read Scarlet Envy's farewell message in Episode 7.)
  • "We both safe, we both safe!" (referring to herself and Yvie Oddly after both were safe from elimination after their lip-sync)
  • "YOU'RE NOT FUNNY!" (to Vanessa Vanjie Mateo during the Reading is Fundamental challenge in Episode 9.)
  • "Plastique Tiara, I'm looking for a new apartment, how much are you charging for the vacant space between your ears?" (during the Reading is Fundamental challenge)
  • "I'm a level 4 vegan. I eat nothing that casts a shadow, and I only eat things raw." (in "L.A.D.P")
  • "I need to relax! MY ENERGY IS VERY TENSE RIGHT NOW!" (in "L.A.D.P.")
  • "This is my lady garden and I am not ashamed!" (in "L.A.D.P.")
  • "I'm about to make you my government property." (in "L.A.D.P.")
  • "Don't you feel so free!" (while rolling on a police car in "L.A.D.P.")
  • "Vanjie, we're going on vacation!"
  • "Queen of the north, got one thing to say, I never liked double dutch, I didn't come to play. I stomp on the runway, hit the pose, double once across the floor, let these other hoes know, that I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Bitch, I'm on point, literally. Queens everywhere, jump to it pronto. House of Hytes, that's how you do it in Toronto! No doubt about it, the Queen of the North is here. Blame Canada bitches, eh! Do you validate parking?" (verse in Queens Everywhere)

Canada's Drag Race Season 1

  • "Stay true, north, strong, and fierce."
  • "Take it from moi, Drag Race is like a long, hard... relentless prairie winter."
  • "It's about to rain loonies, bitches!"
  • "Happy pride!"
  • "You're fun!" (to BOA)
  • "Bring back our loons." *loon call*
  • "You might not be Canadian bacon, but you'll always be our Canadian Porkchop." (to Juice Boxx)
  • "See you on the runway gurl." (to Rita Baga)
  • "Priyanka!"
  • "Mama's homo." (when entering the Werk Room)
  • "Is it bad luck to wear sunglasses indoors? I wish I cared." (introducing the Reading Is Fundamental mini-challenge)
  • "And if you bomb this show, they make you come back and host it."
  • "Aahh, memories."
  • "What's her name?" (announcing the winner of Canada's Drag Race Season 1)

Canada's Drag Race Season 2

  • "That's the sexiest baked potato I've ever seen."

Trivia

Gallery

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Looks

Canada's Drag Race Season 1

Canada's Drag Race Season 1 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Looks

Canada's Drag Race Season 2

Canada's Drag Race Season 2 Looks

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 BROOKE LYNN HYTES [IN PRINT] | A BOOK OF MAGAZINE
  2. Post by bhytes | Instagram — March 10, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brooke Lynn Hytes: 14 facts about the Canada's Drag Race judge you probably never knew | PopBuzz
  4. Etobicoke-born Brooke Lynn Hytes to headline Toronto Pride concert | Toronto.com — June 21, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 Brooke Lynn Hytes: the supremely stylish queen of drag | Toronto Life — September 3, 2019
  6. Q&A: Brooke Lynn Hytes, host of Drag Race Canada | Toronto Life — July 1, 2020
  7. Queen of the North — Brooke Lynn Hytes | brookelynnhytes.com
  8. Meet Brooke Lynn Hytes: 'First Canadian Queen' | RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 | YouTube — January 24, 2019
  9. RuPaul's Drag Race Has Its First Canadian Queen: Meet Brooke Lynn Hytes | Refinery 29 — February 28, 2019
  10. The MR and MISS Continental Pageants 2014-15 | Baton Show Lounge
  11. Brooke Lynn Hytes | Our Community Roots — February 26, 2021
  12. Meet "RuPaul's Drag Race's" First Professional Ballet Dancer: Brock Hayhoe AKA Brook Lynn Hytes | Dance Magazine — April 16, 2019
  13. The Season 11 Cast RuVeals Their Favorite Queens | RuPaul's Drag Race | YouTube — February 21, 2019
  14. Drag Race Has Officially Landed in Canada | Elle Canada — June 29, 2020
  15. Post by bhytes | Instagram — September 29, 2019
  16. Brooke Lynn Hytes on Drag Race All Stars and being ‘pressed against Justin Trudeau’s abs’ | GAY TIMES
  17. Famous This Week with Priyanka & Brooke Lynn | Apple Podcasts
  18. RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 queens stun in EW's exclusive portraits | Entertainment Weekly — February 27, 2019

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