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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
TBA Lemon LemonPromo Christopher
Elliott Baptista
24 New York City,
NY
BTM2 WIN TBA
TBA Jimbo JimboPromo James
Insell
36 Victoria,
BC
HIGH HIGH TBA
TBA Kiara KiaraPromo Dimitri
Nana-Côté
22 Montreal,
QC
SAFE HIGH TBA
TBA Priyanka PriyankaPromo Mark "Suki"
Suknanan
28 Toronto,
ON
SAFE HIGH TBA
TBA Anastarzia
Anaquway
AnastarziaPromo Jermaine
Aranha
37 Toronto,
ON
SAFE SAFE
Team
Captain
TBA
TBA Ilona
Verley
IlonaPromo TBA 24 Vancouver,
BC
SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA Rita
Baga
RitaPromo Jean-François
Guevrement
32 Montreal,
QC
WIN SAFE TBA
TBA Scarlett
BoBo
ScarlettBoBoPromo Matthew
Cameron
29 Toronto,
ON
SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA BOA BoaPromo Ryan
Boa
24 Toronto,
ON
HIGH LOW
Team
Captain
TBA
TBA Tynomi
Banks
TynomiPromo Sheldon
McIntosh
38 Toronto,
ON
SAFE BTM2 TBA
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 one of the best but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the worst, 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 22, 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."
CDR Judges Ep2

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: TBA

Her-itage Moments

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

  • Guest Host: Deborah Cox
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Write, record and perform in a song and dance track showdown
  • Runway Theme: 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

Not Sorry Aboot It

Team A Team B
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA

Episode 4: "Single-Use Queens"

Airdate: July 16, 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."

  • Guest Host: Evan Biddell
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Design and create a high-fashion look using trash material.
  • Runway Theme: 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

Trivia

  • TBA

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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