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Season 1 of Canada's Drag Race was officially announced via World of Wonder's Instagram on June 27, 2019[1]. The show is slated to air on CraveCanada, OutTV, and select territories on WOWPresents Plus.

On September 26, the judges of the show were revealed via social media; they include RuPaul's Drag Race alum Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie with Traci Melchor acting as a "squirrel friend."[2]

This season features contestants competing for the title of "Canada’s First Drag Superstar", a cash prize of $100,000 CAD (≈ $71,381 USD) and a year's worth of holiday stays with Hilton.

Contestants

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(Ages and names stated are during time of contest)

Rank Queen Photo Real Name Age Current City Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7
Snatch
Game
TBA Rita
Baga
RitaPromo Jean-François
Guèvremont
32 Montreal,
QC
WIN SAFE SAFE WIN HIGH WIN TBA
TBA Jimbo JimboPromo James
Insell
36 Victoria,
BC
HIGH HIGH SAFE LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN HIGH TBA
TBA Scarlett
BoBo
ScarlettBoBoPromo Matthew
Cameron
29 Toronto,
ON
SAFE SAFE HIGH HIGH
TEAM
SAFE HIGH TBA
TBA Priyanka PriyankaPromo Mark "Suki"
Suknanan
28 Toronto,
ON
SAFE HIGH WIN
Team
Captain
HIGH BTM2 SAFE TBA
TBA Lemon LemonPromo Christopher
Elliott Baptista
24 New York City,
NY
BTM2 WIN SAFE
Team
Captain
SAFE HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
TBA
TBA Ilona
Verley
IlonaPromo TBA 24 Vancouver,
BC
SAFE SAFE LOW BTM2 SAFE BTM2 TBA
7th BOA BoaPromo Ryan
Boa
24 Toronto,
ON
HIGH LOW
Team
Captain
HIGH LOW LOW ELIM
8th Kiara KiaraPromo Dimitri
Nana-Côté
22 Montreal,
QC
SAFE HIGH LOW HIGH
TEAM
ELIM
9th Tynomi
Banks
TynomiPromo Sheldon
McIntosh
38 Toronto,
ON
SAFE BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
10th Anastarzia
Anaquway
AnastarziaPromo Jermaine
Aranha
37 Toronto,
ON
SAFE SAFE
Team
Captain
ELIM
11th Kyne KynePromo Kyne
Santos
21 Kitchener,
ON
LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
ELIM
Waterloo,
ON
12th Juice
Boxx
JuicePromo Jo
Primeau
30 Toronto,
ON
ELIM
The contestant won Canada's Drag Race.
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant won the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the two maxi challenge winners.
The contestant was part of the winning team, but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant received positive critiques, but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant received negative critiques, but was not up for elimination.
The contestant placed in the bottom two and won the lip sync for your life.
The contestant placed in the bottom two, lost the lip sync for your life, and was eliminated.
The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality by the contestants.
The contestant returned and appeared on the reunion episode, but was out of the running.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Air Date
1 1 Eh-Leganza Eh-xtravaganza July 2, 2020
2 2 Her-itage Moments July 9, 2020
3 3 Not Sorry Aboot It July 16, 2020
4 4 Single Use Queens July 23, 2020
5 5 The Snatch Game July 30, 2020
6 6 Star Sixty-Nine August 6, 2020
7 7 Miss Loose Jaw August 13, 2020
8 8 Welcome To The Family August 20, 2020
9 9 The Snow Ball August 27, 2020
10 10 Finale September 3, 2020

Episode 1: "Eh-Leganza Eh-xtravaganza"

Airdate: July 2, 2020

Synopsis: "Twelve of Canada’s fiercest Queens sashay into the werkroom and size each other up as they compete for the Canada's Drag Race crown."

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Episode 1 Judges

  • Guest Host: Elisha Cuthbert
  • Mini Challenge: Photoshoota with a high speed fan and snow blowing in their faces.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Kyne
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $1,000 of latex couture from Polymorphe & assign the "O, Canada" boxes to the other queens.
  • Maxi Challenge: Canuck Couture Fantasy: Create a high-fashion look using materials from "O, Canada" boxes.
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Rita Baga
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 shopping spree from Roots
  • Bottom Two: Juice Boxx and Lemon
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Really Like You" by Carly Rae Jepson
  • Eliminated: Juice Boxx
  • Farewell Message: "Hey cunts. Season 1!!! I love you all so much. Don't let the comp get to you. We are ALL! sickening. lots of love sisters. xoxo Juice Boxx"

Entrance Order

1. Priyanka
2. Ilona Verley
3. Kiara
4. Juice Boxx
5. Anastarzia Anaquway
6. Lemon
7. Scarlett BoBo
8. Kyne
9. BOA
10. Rita Baga
11. Jimbo
12. Tynomi Banks

Canuck Couture Fantasy

Queen O Canada Box
Anastarzia Anaquway Canada Gay
BOA Man of Green Gay-bles
Ilona Verley Muskokurrrrr
Jimbo Rain-Blow It Up
Juice Boxx Much Ru-sic Video Prance
Kiara Like A Prairie
Kyne Yukon Gold Digger
Lemon Jock Scraps
Priyanka Gone Fishy
Scarlett BoBo Glampede
Rita Baga Québec-Froid
Tynomi Banks Lumber Janes

Fierce Blizzard Photoshoot

Episode 2: "Her-itage Moments"

Airdate: July 9, 2020

Synopsis: "The Queens divide into teams to act their way into Canada's drag her-story books."
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Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Host: Jade Hassouné
  • Mini Challenge: The Nutsmacker: a crash course in ballet
  • Mini Challenge Winner: BOA and Anastarzia Anaquway
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $1,000 gift certificate from Wigs and Grace
  • Maxi Challenge: Acting Challenge inspired by Heritage Minutes short films.
  • Runway Theme: Not My First Time
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Lemon
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 worth of Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup
  • Bottom Two: Kyne and Tynomi Banks
  • Lip Sync Song: "If You Could Read My Mind" by Ultra Naté, Amber, and Jocelyn Enriquez
  • Eliminated: Kyne
  • Farewell Message: "I love you Tynomi. I love you all. Think of me fondly, now that I've said goodbye. ♡ -Kyne"

Her-itage Moments

Team Anastarzia Team BOA
"I Smell Burnt Tucks" "The Muffragettes"
Anastarzia
Anaquway
BOA
Ilona Verley
Kiara Kyne
Lemon Priyanka
Rita Baga Scarlett BoBo
Tynomi Banks Jimbo

Episode 3: "Not Sorry Aboot It"

Airdate: July 16, 2020

Synopsis: "Setting the trademark Canadian niceties aside, the queens do a battle in a song and dance diss track showdown."

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Episode 3 Judges

  • Guest Host: Deborah Cox
  • Mini Challenge: Canada Gay-M: Be co-anchors for Canada's premier gay morning show and read off a teleprompter in English, French, and "Gay-lish"
  • Mini Challenge Winners: Lemon and Priyanka
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,000 worth of jewels from Amped Accessories
  • Maxi Challenge: Write, record and perform in a song and dance track showdown
  • Runway Theme: Québec-ky With The Good Hair
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Priyanka
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A luxury stay at the Hilton Lac-Leamy
  • Bottom Two: Anastarzia Anaquway and Tynomi Banks
  • Lip Sync Song: "Absolutely Not (Chanel Club Mix)" by Deborah Cox
  • Eliminated: Anastarzia Anaquway
  • Farewell Message: N/A

Not Sorry Aboot It

The Dwolls The Mooseknuckles
Lemon Priyanka
Tynomi Banks Rita Baga
Jimbo Scarlett BoBo
Kiara Anastarzia Anaquway
BOA Ilona Verley

Episode 4: "Single Use Queens"

Airdate: July 23, 2020

Synopsis: "The Queen's turn trash into treasure in an eco-inspired design challenge. Evan Biddell joins Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie on the judging panel."

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Episode 4 Judges

  • Guest Host: Biddell
  • Mini Challenge: Underwear Memory Matching
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Jimbo
  • Mini Challenge Prize: A VIP stay and culinary experience at the Hilton Toronto
  • Maxi Challenge: Design and create a fashion line using recyclable material in teams of three.
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Rita Baga
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 shopping spree at Fabricland
  • Bottom Two: Ilona Verley and Tynomi Banks
  • Lip Sync Song: "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne
  • Eliminated: Tynomi Banks
  • Farewell Message: "Sisters 4 Life. Love life. Be you! Tynomi Banks"

Single Use Fashion Line Teams

Team Maison Papier House of Rust La Maison Boraga
Material Paper Metal Plastic
Queens Ilona Verley BOA Kiara
Jimbo Lemon Rita Baga
Tynomi Banks Priyanka Scarlett BoBo

Episode 5: "The Snatch Game"

Airdate: July 30, 2020

Synopsis: "The snatch game arrives to test the remaining queens. Guest host Mary Walsh joins judges Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie on the judging panel."

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Episode 5 Judges

  • Special Guests: Colin and Justin
  • Guest Host: Mary Walsh
  • Mini Challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Lemon
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $1,000 Gift Certificate from LAGconcepts
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Night of a 1000 Céline Dions
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Jimbo
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A 7 day Caribbean Cruise for two courtesy of Pitbull Events
  • Bottom Two: Kiara and Priyanka
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Drove All Night" by Céline Dion
  • Eliminated: Kiara
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Snatch Game

Queen Celebrity Impersonation Céline Look
BOA Gypsy Rose Blanchard Met Gala, 2019
Ilona Verley Rebecca More Céline Dion Collection Launch, 2017
Jimbo Joan Rivers Paris Fashion Week, 2019
Kiara Mariah Carey "Courage" Album Release, 2019
Lemon JoJo Siwa Academy Awards, 1998
Priyanka Miss Cleo Wedding Dress, 1994
Bilboard Music Awards, 2016
Scarlett BoBo Liza Minelli Paris Fashion Week, 2019
Rita Baga Edith Piaf Eurovision, 1988
Tournée Incognito Tour, 1988

Episode 6: "Star Sixty-Nine"

Airdate: August 6, 2020

Synopsis: "The queens' creative marketing skills are put to the test as they write and produce commercials for fictional drag queen law firms. Comedian Tom Green is this week's guest host."

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Episode 6 Judges

  • Special Guest: Crystal
  • Guest Host: Tom Green
  • Mini Challenge: Psychic Hotline Operators
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Lemon
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $1,000 of Bailey Nelson eye-ware
  • Maxi Challenge: In teams, write and produce commercials for late-night drag law advice
  • Runway Theme: Canadian Tux-Shedo: Denim on Denim on Denim
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Rita Baga
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Custom wardrobe valued at $10,000 from North Bound Leather
  • Bottom Two: BOA and Ilona Verley
  • Lip Sync Song: "Scars To Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara
  • Eliminated: BOA
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Star Sixty-Nine Groups

Law Firm Specialization Queens "Who Should Go Home Tonight?"
Sarah & Sarahson Sister Separation
Specialists
Ilona Verley Lemon
Scarlett BoBo
The B.E.L.L.E.S. Bitches for Enthusiastic
Lady Lawyers
Entertainment Services
BOA
Jimbo
Rita Baga Ilona Verley
Kitty & Kat The Pussy
Protectors
Lemon
Priyanka

Episode 7: "Miss Loose Jaw"

Airdate: August 13, 2020

Synopsis: "This week the queens' looks and improv skills are fully tested. If they are to stay, the queens need to slay with both improv and beauty queen looks. Singer-songwriter Allie X is this week’s guest host joining Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Stacey McKenzie on the judging panel."

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Episode 6 Judges

  • Guest Host: Allie X
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Compete in Drag Race's very first pageant:
    the Miss Loose Jaw Pageant
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Bottom Two: TBA and TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: "TBA" by TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Episode 8: "Welcome To The Family"

Airdate: August 20, 2020

Synopsis: "The Queens are paired up with newcomers from LGBTQI charity Rainbow Railroad for the makeover challenge.This week’s guest host is actress Amanda Brugel."

  • Guest Host: Amanda Brugel
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Makeover Rainbow Railroad newcomers 
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Bottom Two: TBA and TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: "TBA" by TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Makeover Pairs

Queens TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA  TBA

Episode 9: "The Snow Ball"

Airdate: August 27, 2020

Synopsis: "It’s time to throw a ball & the Queens get frosty as the search for Canada's First Drag Superstar reaches the semi-final. This week’s extra special guest host is Michelle Visage."

  • Guest Host: Michelle Visage
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Showcase 3 looks in The Snow Ball
  • Runway Themes: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Bottom Two: TBA and TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: "TBA" by TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: TBA


Gallery

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the queens' looks from each episode.

Videos

Meet the Queens

Challenge Performances

The Pit Stop Recap Show

Trivia

  • Canada's Drag Race Season 1 is the first season in hirstory...
    • ... with a contestant of Guyanese descent (Priyanka).
    • ... with a contestant of Jamaican descent (Tynomi Banks).
    • ... with a Bahamian contestant (Anastarzia Anaquway).
    • ... with an indigenous First Nations (Nlaka'pamux) contestant (Ilona Verley).
    • ... with two contestants that are native french speakers (Rita Baga and Kiara).
    • ... without a Latin American contestant or contestant of Latin descent.
    • ... with a contestant living in a different country than the rest of the cast (Lemon).
    • ... to not be hosted by RuPaul, but to have her as a narrator and cameo in every episode.
    • ... to have guest judges that are exclusively Canadian, with the exception of Michelle Visage.
    • ... to have six mononymous contestants.
      • The first and second seasons of the American series previously held this record, both with four mononymous contestants.
    • ... where a contestant didn't leave a farewell lipstick message on the Werk Room mirror after getting sent home (Anastarzia Anaquway), after Shangela started the tradition in Season 2.
  • Canada's Drag Race Season 1 is the second season in herstory...

References

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzOKCABBHaV/?igshid=vhi93t5oqpk3
  2. https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/all-rise-judging-panel-and-more-announced-for-new-crave-original-canadas-drag-race/

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