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Brooke Lynn Hytes is the stage name of Brock Edward Hayhoe, 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 a permanent judge on Canada's Drag Race.

Biography

Before embarking on her drag career, Brooke was at Canada's National Ballet School. In 2013, she became "Derby City Entertainer of the Year", the 1st alternate for 2013 "Entertainer of the Year", the crowned "Miss Michigan Continental" and the 1st alternate for "Miss Continental" on nationals. By 2015, she was the reigning "Miss Continental" as well as "Miss Canada Ultimate", in addition to her 6 other titles at the time. After that, Brooke was offered a job at PLAY Dance Bar in Nashville, Tennessee until she had to leave to start filming for the 11th season of "RuPaul's Drag Race".

Name Origin

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

RuPaul's Drag Race

Brooke Lynn Hytes
Season Competed Season 11
Ranking: 2nd
(Runner-Up)
Mini-Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 2, 9, 11)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2)
Times Placed High 6 (Ep. 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 1, 5, 11)
Times Placed Low 1 (Ep. 2)
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 8, 12)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14

As a professional ballet dancer, much of Brooke's drag centres around dance, movement and the fact she's a prestigious multiple time pageant winner. Will she dazzle the judges with the same polish she brings to the dance floor?

Entrance Quote

"Never fear, the queen of the North is here."

Memorable Quotes

  • "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 they both be safe from elimination)
  • "YOU'RE NOT FUNNY!" (to Vanessa Vanjie Mateo during the Reading is Fundamental challenge in Episode 9.)
  • "I'm a level 4 vegan. I eat nothing that casts a shadow, and I only eat things raw." (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.")
  • "Vanjie we're going on vacation!"

Trivia

  • She and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo are the first-ever contestants to have a romance or "showmance" as referred to by some, during the show.
  • She is the first contestant to win the first maxi challenge, the ball challenge, and the makeover challenge in a single season.
  • Her favourite song to lip-sync to is 'Partition' by Beyonce.
  • She is the sixth queen to win both the first and last Maxi Challenges, after Sharon Needles (Season 4), Violet Chachki (Season 7), Kim Chi (Season 8), Monique Heart (All Stars 4), and Trinity The Tuck (All Stars 4)
  • She was never placed "SAFE" on her season.
  • She is the first and so far only queen to be eliminated fourteenth, due to Season 11 being the only season with 15 queens.
  • She is the first queen to become a judge on the franchise.
  • On September 29, 2019, she reached 1 million followers on Instagram.
  • She’s the first Scandinavian contestant, followed by Season 12 contestant Gigi Goode.

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