Ilona Verley is a drag artist and one of the Season 1 contestants of Canada's Drag Race. She is the first Indigenous, Two-spirit and LA-Based queen to appear on CDR.

Name Origin

The name Ilona means joy. Verley means truthful.

Canada's Drag Race

Ilona Verley
Seasons Competed: Season 1
Ranking: 6th Place
Times in Bottom Two: (Eps. 4, 6, 7)
Times placed Low: 1 (Ep. 3)
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times placed High: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Episode Eliminated: Episode 7

Memorable Quotes

  • "Alright, party girls, we're just about to walk into the werkroom for the first time and I'm gonna let these poor whores have it! Thanks for tuning in, bye!" [throws phone away] (entrance quote)
  • "I'm Ilona Verley and I'm a fucking bitch!"
  • "I have a pretty big following, and it's all real."
  • "BOA, you didn't pick me? You should've not picked yourself, bitch!
  • "♪ Everything I do is sheer perfection / Everywhere I look, men cover their erections / Everything they wear gets them a detention / Everywhere they go, people have nothing nice to mention! / It must suck when you get no attention / Hahaha! I'm so funny ♪" (verse in "Not Sorry Aboot It")
  • ”I can’t do this”
  • ”It’s just annoying like I spent all this money and all this time and effort like putting together sickening looks for this competition to be fucking wearing garbage! I wanted to come here and fucking like represent my culture, I wanted to represent for fucking trans people and non-binary people and all I’m representing for right now is fucking like dumpster divers!”
  • "C-OCK." (as Rebecca More in Snatch Game)
  • "I might be leaving, but party girls never die!" (exit quote)


  • Ilona is the first Two-Spirit queen on Canada's Drag Race, and in the franchise as a whole.
  • She auditioned for the show a total of three times, twice for the american version (seasons 11 and 12) and once for the canadian version.
  • She is the first indigenous First Nations (Nlaka'pamux) contestant to appear in the franchise.
  • Ilona identifies as genderfluid and uses she/they pronouns.
  • She attended the Blanche MacDonald Centre in Vancouver.
  • She moved to Los Angeles before attending Canada's Drag Race.
  • She is the first queen to ever impersonate a pornstar (Rebecca More) in the Snatch Game.
  • Ilona alongside Dida Ritz at 6th place are the highest placing queens on any season to never receive a win or high rank on any episode.
  • She is Scarlett Bobo's drag niece.
  • She has over 200 tattoos. One of them is a tattoo of Lemon's signature.
    • Her reason for doing so was a fight the two had that didn't make it to the final cut, so she wanted to make it clear that they are still friends.


Canada's Drag Race Season 1 Looks




Web Series

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Social Media



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