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The fourth season of Canada's Drag Race was unofficially announced on October 19, 2022, when its casting website opened for auditions. However, the website was deactivated shortly after. On November 1, 2022, it was announced by Canada's Drag Race via social media that casting was officially open,[2] with a deadline of November 21, 2022.[3]

The cast of Season 4 was officially announced on October 18, 2023, along with a premiere date of November 16, 2023 for the nine episode season.[1]

The winner of the fourth season of Canada's Drag Race was Venus with Aurora Matrix placing as the runner-up and Kitten Kaboodle winning Miss Congeniality.

Contestants

CDR4CastPhoto

(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age[1] Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9
Runway Advert Girl
Groups
Design Snatch
Game
Lip
Sync
Rusical Make
Over
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Venus VenusCDR4CastMug 27 Vancouver,
BC
WIN HIGH SAFE SAFE HIGH HIGH HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH WINNER
2nd
(Runner Up)
Aurora Matrix AuroraMatrixCDR4CastMug 23 Toronto,
ON
SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE BTM2 TOP2 WIN LOW RUNNER
UP
3rd/4th Denim DenimCDR4CastMug 24 Montréal,
QC
TOP2 SAFE HIGH HIGH SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
LOW BTM2 WIN ELIM
Nearah Nuff NearahNuffCDR4CastMug 22 Calgary,
AB
LOW SAFE SAFE BTM2
Mini
Chall.
Winner
SAFE WIN HIGH BTM2 ELIM
5th Melinda Verga MelindaVergaCDR4CastMug 44 Edmonton,
AB
LOW HIGH SAFE
Team
Captain
LOW WIN HIGH SAFE ELIM
Mini
Chall.
Winner
GUEST
6th Kiki Coe KikiCoeCDR4CastMug 35 Ottawa,
ON
HIGH SAFE LOW WIN LOW BTM3 ELIM GUEST
7th/8th Aimee Yonce Shennel AimeeYonceShennelCDR4CastMug 31 Ottawa,
ON
SAFE SAFE HIGH BTM2 SAFE ELIM GUEST
7th/8th
(Miss
Congeniality)
Kitten Kaboodle KittenKaboodleCDR4CastMug 57 Toronto,
ON
SAFE WIN BTM2 HIGH HIGH ELIM GUEST
9th Luna DuBois LunaDuBoisCDR4CastMug 24 Toronto,
ON
SAFE BTM2 SAFE
Team
Captain
SAFE ELIM GUEST
10th The Girlfriend Experience TheGirlfriendExperienceCDR4CastMug 31 Vancouver,
BC
SAFE LOW ELIM GUEST
11th Sisi Superstar SisiSuperstarCDR4CastMug 31 Montréal,
QC
LOW ELIM GUEST
The contestant won Canada's Drag Race.
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant was eliminated in 3rd/4th place, and did not compete in the final lip sync.
The contestant won the maxi challenge or was in the Top 2 of the week and won the "Lip Sync For The Win".
The contestant was in the Top 2 of the week, but did not win the "Lip Sync For The Win".
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 was chosen to be saved by the Golden Beaver.
The contestant was up for elimination, but neither were eliminated.
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.

Golden Beaver History

Episode # Winner Bottom Contestants
1 Venus N/A
2 Kitten Luna Sisi Girlfriend
3 Aurora Kiki Kitten Girlfriend
4 Kiki Aimee Melinda Nearah
5 Melinda Aurora Kiki Luna
6 Nearah Aimee Denim Kiki Kitten
7 Aurora N/A
8 Denim
The contestant was chosen to be saved by the Golden Beaver.
The contestant did not have the power of the Golden Beaver.

Contestants' Winning Earnings

Name Money
Venus $107,000
Aurora Matrix $5,000
Denim $7,500
Nearah Nuff $2,000
Melinda Verga $5,000
Kiki Coe $5,000
Aimee Yonce Shennel $0
Kitten Kaboodle $5,000
Luna DuBois $0
The Girlfriend Experience $0
Sisi Superstar $0
The contestant was awarded $100,000 for winning Canada's Drag Race.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
30 1 Premiere Ball November 16, 2023
31 2 QV-She November 23, 2023
32 3 OH-SHE-GAGGIN November 30, 2023
33 4 Out of the Closet December 7, 2023
34 5 Snatch Game - Canada Season 4 December 14, 2023
35 6 Lip Sync Slay-Offs December 21, 2023
36 7 From Drags to Riches: The Rusical December 28, 2023
37 8 A Star Is Born January 4, 2024
38 9 Grand Finale - Canada Season 4 January 11, 2024

Episode 1: "Premiere Ball"

Airdate: November 16, 2023

Synopsis:

To kick off the season, the queens will present three looks in hopes of impressing the judges. Guest judges are Tegan and Sara.

To kick off the season, the queens will present three looks in hopes of impressing the judges.

CDR4E1Judges

Episode 1 Judges

Entrance Order

1 Venus
2 Denim
3 Kiki Coe
4 Luna Dubois
5 Sisi Superstar
6 Melinda Verga
7 Kitten Kaboodle
8 Nearah Nuff
9 Aurora Matrix
10 The Girlfriend Experience
11 Aimee Yonce Shennel

Episode 2: "QV-She"

Airdate: November 23, 2023

Synopsis:

The queen's comedy skills are tested as they sell items on the new drag shopping channel. Guest judge is Ra'jah O’Hara.

The queen's comedy skills are tested as they sell items on the new drag shopping channel.

CDR4E2Judges

Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Ra'Jah O'Hara
  • Maxi Challenge: Advertise a drag look product as a host on the shopping channel parody QV-She.
  • Runway Theme: Gemstones
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Kitten Kaboodle
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 courtesy of So Fierce Music and the power to save one of the bottom three from lip syncing.
  • Bottom Three: Luna DuBois, Sisi Superstar, and The Girlfriend Experience
  • Golden Beaver: The Girlfriend Experience
  • Lip Sync Song: "I'm With You" by Avril Lavigne
  • Eliminated: Sisi Superstar
  • Farewell Message: "Hey girls. I love you all so much. PS, Denim, bring the crown home. DADDLE DOO"

QV-She Teams

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4
Denim Kitten Kaboodle Aurora Matrix Aimee Yonce Shennel
Kiki Coe Melinda Verga The Girlfriend Experience Luna DuBois
Sisi Superstar Venus Nearah Nuff

Episode 3: "OH-SHE-GAGGIN"

Airdate: November 30, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens team up to write and perform original songs at the first ever OH-SHE-GAGGIN music festival. Guest judge is Rêve.

The queens team up to write and perform original songs at the first ever OH-SHE-GAGGIN music festival.

CDR4E3Judges

Episode 3 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Rêve
  • Mini Challenge: Get into quick drag and be interviewed as an actress for a parody film.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Melinda Verga
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,500 courtesy of Tan on the Run
  • Maxi Challenge: Perform as rival girl groups in the OH-SHE-GAGGIN music festival.
  • Runway Theme: Sunglasses at Night
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Aurora Matrix
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 and a year supply of cookies courtesy of Craig's Cookies and the power to save one of the bottom three from lip syncing.
  • Bottom Three: Kiki Coe, Kitten Kaboodle, and The Girlfriend Experience
  • Golden Beaver: Kiki Coe
  • Lip Sync Song: "Tongue" by Rêve
  • Eliminated: The Girlfriend Experience
  • Farewell Message: "My beautiful sisters, carry your heads through this competition. See you on the other side. P.S. Forever the prettiest."

OH-SHE-GAGGIN Girl Groups

The Vixens The Love Bugs
CDR4GirlGroup1
"Heartbreak"
Melinda Verga CDR4GirlGroup2
"Heartbeat"
Luna DuBois
Kiki Coe Venus
Kitten Kaboodle Aurora Matrix
The Girlfriend Experience Nearah Nuff
Aimee Yonce Shennel Denim

Episode 4: "Out of the Closet"

Airdate: December 7, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens battle it out in this week’s design challenge using only Brad Goreski’s hand-me-downs. Guest judge is Christian Allaire.

The queens battle it out in this week’s design challenge using only Brad Goreski’s hand-me-downs.

CDR4E4Judges

Episode 4 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Christian Allaire
  • Mini Challenge: Metallic Photoshoot
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Nearah Nuff
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,000 and a supply of GOT2B products
  • Maxi Challenge: Design a look using Brad Goreski's hand-me-downs.
  • Runway Theme: Out of the Closet
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Kiki Coe
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 courtesy of Swish Embassy and the power to save one of the bottom three from lip syncing.
  • Bottom Three: Aimee Yonce Shennel, Melinda Verga, and Nearah Nuff
  • Golden Beaver: Melinda Verga
  • Lip Sync Song: "Come Through" by Priyanka ft. Lemon
  • Eliminated: None

Metallic Photoshoot

Episode 5: "Snatch Game - Canada Season 4"

Airdate: December 14, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens impersonate their favorite celebrities for the legendary Snatch Game. Guest judge is Jaida Essence Hall.

The queens impersonate their favorite celebrities for the legendary Snatch Game.

CDR4E5Judges

Episode 5 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Jaida Essence Hall
  • Mini Challenge: Reading Challenge
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Denim
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,500 courtesy of Men's Room
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Steampunk
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Melinda Verga
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 shopping spree at Shoefreaks and the power to save one of the bottom three from lip syncing.
  • Bottom Three: Aurora Matrix, Kiki Coe, and Luna DuBois
  • Golden Beaver: Kiki Coe
  • Lip Sync Song: "she's all i wanna be" by Tate McRae
  • Eliminated: Luna DuBois
  • Farewell Message: "I love you all so much! Y'all finally got rid of me, I forgive you Aurora! xo Y'all will never be shadier than me! LOL XO L.D"
Contestant Celebrity
Impersonation
Photo
Aimee Yonce Shennel Jesus AimeeYonceShennelSnatchGameLook
Aurora Matrix Emperor Zhao Bing AuroraMatrixSnatchGameLook
Denim Julia Fox DenimSnatchGameLook
Kiki Coe Elizabeth Taylor KikiCoeSnatchGameLook
Kitten Kaboodle Jennifer Coolidge KittenKaboodleSnatchGameLook
Luna DuBois Mary M. Cosby LunaDuBoisSnatchGameLook
Melinda Verga Manny Pacquiao MelindaVergaSnatchGameLook
Nearah Nuff Jennifer Coolidge NearahNuffSnatchGameLook
Venus Joe Exotic VenusSnatchGameLook

Episode 6: "Lip Sync Slay Offs"

Airdate: December 21, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens battle each other in the CANADA’S DRAG RACE first ever lip sync tournament extravaganza. Guest judge is Winnie Harlow.

The queens battle each other in the CANADA’S DRAG RACE first ever lip sync tournament extravaganza.

CDR4E6Judges

Episode 6 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Winnie Harlow
  • Maxi Challenge: Face off in the Lip Sync Slay Off Extravaganza.
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Nearah Nuff
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and the power to save one of the bottom four from lip syncing.
  • Bottom Four: Aimee Yonce Shennel, Denim, Kiki Coe, and Kitten Kaboodle
  • Golden Beaver: Denim
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Will Love Again" by Lara Fabian
  • Eliminated: Aimee Yonce Shennel and Kitten Kaboodle
  • Farewell Message - Aimee Yonce Shennel: "Jesus" Love You ALL, xoxo, AIMEE
  • Farewell Message - Kitten Kaboodle: "LOVE YOU ALL MY HORRIBLE LITTLE MONSTERS! Play nice in the sandbox! LOVE xoxo KK."

Lip Sync Slay-Off Extravaganza

Lip Sync Pair Song
Round 1
Melinda Verga vs Kitten Kaboodle "That Don't Impress Me Much (Dance Mix)"
by Shania Twain
Aurora Matrix vs Denim "I'm Not Here to Make Friends"
by Sam Smith, Calvin Harris & Jessie Reyez
Nearah Nuff vs Aimee Yonce Shennel "Fever Dreamer"
by SG Lewis, Charlotte Day Wilson, Channel Tres
Venus vs Kiki Coe "Uninvited"
by Alanis Morisette
Round 2
Aurora Matrix vs Melinda Verga "Boys Wanna Be Her"
by Peaches
Nearah Nuff vs Venus "Pull Up (ft. Haviah Mighty)"
by Keys N Krates
Round 3
Nearah Nuff vs Aurora Matrix "Black Velvet"
by Alannah Myles

Episode 7: "From Drags to Riches: The Rusical"

Airdate: December 28, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens star in ‘From Drags to Riches: The Rusical’ choreographed by Hollywood Jade. Guest judge is Luann De Lesseps.

The queens star in ‘From Drags to Riches: The Rusical’ choreographed by Hollywood Jade.

CDR4E7Judges

Episode 7 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Luann De Lesseps
  • Mini Challenge: Get in quick drag and host parody late night call-in show "Just A Tip".
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Venus
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,000 and $500 worth of products from Trojan.
  • Maxi Challenge: Star in From Drags to Riches: The Rusical.
  • Runway Theme: Always a Bridesmaid
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Aurora Matrix
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A trip to Curaçao.
  • Bottom Two: Denim and Kiki Coe
  • Lip Sync Song: "Seven Day Fool" by Jully Black
  • Eliminated: Kiki Coe
  • Farewell Message: "Ladies, this is only the beginning. enjoy every bit of it. Love You All 💋 Kiki MF Coe"

From Drags to Riches: The Rusical

Contestant Role
Aurora Matrix Dancer Brooke Lynn
Denim Brooke Lynn the Judge
Kiki Coe Amateur Drag Queen Brooke Lynn
Melinda Verga Young Brooke Lynn
Nearah Nuff Brooke Lynn on RuPaul's Drag Race
Venus Runner-Up Brooke Lynn

Episode 8: "A Star Is Born"

Airdate: January 4, 2023

Synopsis:

Paired with a very special makeover subject, the queen’s design skills are put to the test. Guest judge is Sarain Fox.

Paired with a very special makeover subject, the queen’s design skills are put to the test.

CDR4E8Judges

Episode 8 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Sarain Fox
  • Mini Challenge: Get a makeover by your loved ones for a photoshoot.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Melinda Verga
  • Mini Challenge Prize: $2,500 courtesy of O'Grady's.
  • Maxi Challenge: Makeover your loved ones into members of your drag family.
  • Runway Theme: A Star is Born
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Denim
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $5,000 and a $5,000 charity donation to PFLAG Canada courtesy of Neutrogena.
  • Bottom Two: Melinda Verga and Nearah Nuff
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Didn't Come Here Just To Dance" by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Eliminated: Melinda Verga
  • Farewell Message: TBA
Contestant Loved Ones
Name Drag Name
Aurora Matrix Trinity Supernova Matrix
Denim Cheryl Velvet
Melinda Verga Scott Conchita Verga
Nearah Nuff Jakob Buffy Nuff
Venus Joanne Uranus

Top Four of Season 4

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamAuroraMatrixCDR4 2
(Eps. 3, 7)
1
(Ep. 5)
TeamDenimCDR4 1
(Ep. 8)
1
(Ep. 7)
TeamNearahNuffCDR4 1
(Ep. 6)
2
(Eps. 4, 8)
TeamVenusCDR4 1
(Ep. 1)
0

Episode 9: "Grand Finale - Canada Season 4"

Airdate: September 8, 2022

Synopsis

The queens write, record and perform their debut singles in hopes of being crowned Canada’s next drag superstar. Guest judge is Nelly Furtado.

The queens write, record and perform their debut singles in hopes of being crowned Canada’s next drag superstar.

CDR4E9Judges

Episode 9 Judges

Gallery

Guest Judges Promos

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.
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Check out the video gallery to see challenge performances, runways, lip syncs, and more!

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Canada's Drag Race season 4 cast of queens revealed | EW — October 18, 2023
  2. Post by canadasdragrace | Instagram — November 1, 2022
  3. Tweet by canadasdragrace | Twitter — November 10, 2022

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