Brooke Lynn Hytes is the stage name of Brock 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 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.
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.
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
|Season Competed||Season 11|
|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|
As a former professional ballet dancer, much of Brooke's drag centers around dance, movement, and the fact that she is a prestigious multiple-time pageant winner. She dazzled the judges with the same polish she brings to the dance floor, bagging 3 main challenge wins throughout the competition.
"Never fear, the queen of the North is here."
- "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
- "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)
- "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 Season 1)
- Brooke Lynn Hytes is the first Canadian contestant in RuPaul's Drag Race.
- Hytes won the Miss Continental pageant in 2014, one year after she was first runner-up to Season 8 contestant Naysha Lopez.
- She has Swedish and French ancestry.
- She and Yvie Oddly are the seventh pair to lip-sync against each other twice. The other pairs are BenDeLaCreme and Darienne Lake, Katya and Alaska, BenDeLaCreme and Shangela, Eureka and Aquaria, Eureka and Kameron Michaels, and Monique Heart and Trinity The Tuck.
- She is the 2nd contestant to go on to win the 1st main challenge and be in the bottom for the second challenge (excluding "All Stars"), the first being Kim Chi on Season 8.
- She never placed safe on Season 11.
- Her favorite past-contestant is Roxxxy Andrews.
- She was paired with Ongina for Season 11's first mini-challenge, a photoshoot.
- She and Sahara Davenport are the only two contestants to ever walk the runway, and lipsync while en pointe.
- 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 Beyoncé.
- 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 is tied with Jinkx Monsoon for the most cumulative weeks spent at the top, with 9 weeks.
- She is the first and so far only queen to be eliminated fourteenth, due to Season 11 being the only season with 15 contestants.
- She is the first queen to become a judge on the franchise, as she is a judge on Canada's Drag Race.
- On September 29, 2019, she reached 1 million followers on Instagram.
- She is the queen who beat the most contestants in a Maxi Challenge, beating other 14 queens on Episode 1.
- On an Instagram live with Joey Jay, Brooke revealed that she would eventually be open to doing All Stars.
- Brooke has been part of two double-wins in lip syncs, a double shantay with Yvie Oddly in Season 11 and a tie with Ra'Jah O'Hara as a lip sync assassin in All Stars 6.
- Brooke's Lip Sync against Ra'Jah is the earliest instance of a double win in Drag Race Herstory, happening in Episode 2.
- Brooke currently hosts the Moguls of Media pop culture podcast Famous This Week alongside Priyanka.
Season 11 Looks
All Stars 6 Looks
Canada's Drag Race 1 Looks
|2nd: Brooke Lynn Hytes • 3rd & 4th: A'keria C. Davenport & Silky Nutmeg Ganache|
|5th: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo • 6th: Nina West (Miss Congeniality) • 7th: Shuga Cain • 8th: Plastique Tiara • 9th: Ra'Jah O'Hara • 10th: Scarlet Envy • 11th: Ariel Versace • 12th: Mercedes Iman Diamond • 13th: Honey Davenport • 14th: Kahanna Montrese • 15th: Soju|
|RuPaul • Michelle Visage • Carson Kressley • Ross Mathews|
|Jason Carter • Bruno Carvalho • Bryce Eilenberg|