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Bumpa Love is an Australian drag performer and one of the contestants on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.

Drag Name Origin[]

Bumpa's first pair of drag shoes were made of rubber, and because of that, she used to bump into people a lot. Made by a French company in Christchurch, New Zealand, the shoes were “round like a tyre and so they made me roll and I kept on bumping into people. So that’s that’s how Bumper came about. The Love came when I realized that my voice was super important to young Maori youth, seeing someone like me, a man in a frock performing, and being very good at it, that that they saw a confident brown person doing something that was unusual. I started to realise that I could help a community and be a voice for them. So that’s why I tacked on Love because my whole career, I’ve had nothing but love from people.”[3]

Track Record(s)[]

Bumpa Love
Seasons Competed: Down Under Season 3
Ranking: 5th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 5, 6)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 6

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 3[]

  • “There better be a bar in this motherfucking place, because mama needs a sauvignon blanc. Okurr? Hey!” (entrance line)
  • ”Up is good for me, because she’s got lines.”
  • ”Here’s my crack.”
  • ”Kia Ora, it’s Bumpa Love and I’m your super queen, I ain’t here to fuck around, you wait and see!” (Mardi Gras verse)
  • ”It’s all about the Thunderdome for me, Ru.”
  • ”Do you mind if I sit on you?”
  • ”If the wind should blow, father will see the goods and make an offer I can’t refuse.”
  • ”I can only imagine it would’ve been fierce.”
  • ”If being sickening is a crime, then put me on the cover of TMZ.” (as Gwynn in Fake Housewives of Down Under)
  • ”Bumpa just moves to the beat of her own drum.”
  • ”The more you talk, the prettier I look.”
  • "Spokes flow, hit the folks up. Need a coin, coin, for the arcade. Gonna ride, high, jump the turnpike to the beach, eat, eat, the road up. Gonna bump, hump, jump, the curbside. Down the beach, see the boys, let's say hi. I'm your ride, I'm your die, I'm your number one. Call me fierce, cause I am, call me Bumpa Love!" (verse in BMX Bitches)

Farewell Message[]

TBA

Trivia[]

  • Bumpa is the oldest a queen has been at the time of being on a Drag Race Down Under season, with the second place being Minnie Cooper.
  • Bumpa owns and runs Vau d’vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant — a venue in Melbourne, where queens produce, choreograph, and mix their own shows.[3]
  • Bumpa said that the most memorable thing that happened to her on the show was a comment made to her by Rupaul, not once, but twice. “Ru said twice in two separate episodes: ‘Bumpa, you look 25 years younger’. Twice! – She said my makeup was so beautiful and I looked 25 years younger, so I’m gonna take that shit.”[3]

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RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 3[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 3 Looks[]

Filmography[]

TV[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under (Season 3) Self Contestant (Placed 5th)

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