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Priyanka is the stage name of Mark "Suki" Suknanan, a drag performer and the winner of Season 1 of Canada's Drag Race.

Name Origin

Priyanka is a popular female given name in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Priyanka is also the name of a famous Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra.

Canada's Drag Race

Priyanka
Seasons Competed: Season 1
Ranking: 1st Place
(Winner)
Maxi Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 3, 8)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 3)
Times Placed High: 2 (Eps. 2, 4)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3)
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 5, 7)
Episode Eliminated: N/A

Memorable Quotes

  • "My name is Priyanka. What's my name?" [moves the question mark on her outfit] "Do you love me?" (entrance quote)
  • "I can't believe I'm here! AAAHHH!"
  • "I've only been doing drag for two years, but you wouldn't know that, because I'm an icon."
  • "If you came to a Priyanka show, you would see, good hair, a really shiny costume, a lot of dancing, and I'd probably end up making out with you. I think that sounds like a good time, doesn't it?"
  • "I didn't even see the maple leaf!"
  • "I'm up there, on the mountain, feeling my oats, then, WHAT?!" (during the first mini-challenge)
  • "My eyelash gone fall off, motherfuckers!"
  • "A daddy!" (about Jimbo)
  • (to Jimbo) "You want some Boy-Yanka?"
  • "I showed them how ballet is done! Technique, form, and a good finish!"
  • "And I'm Lemon Bowyer-Chapman Melchor!"
  • "Wigs: snatched! House of Hytes: mopped! Police: GOOPED!"
  • "Today is National Arriving On Time Day, or as drag queens call it, tomorrow."
  • "Aw shit! I need some more vodka."
  • "Shut up Nancy!"
  • "Ilona's having a full panic attack, BoBo's crying, Starzy hasn't even danced yet, and Rita went back to Québec!"
  • "♪ Hi, it's me, Priyanka! / What's my name, name? / Toronto voted me the best / Got this thing, thing / Hi Canada, did you get my name? / Not a copy-cat fish, did you get my name? / It's me and my girls serving you spectacles / Those others girls? Forgettable ♪" (verse in "Not Sorry Aboot It")
  • "GO OFF, JIMBO! COME ON, JIMBO!"
  • "Except for when Kyne left, I didn't care."
  • "I'm sitting there, looking around, being like 'Oh, all these girls are gonna come up with funny answers, what am I gonna do?'"
  • "All I'm thinking, 'Just perform the song, and show the world why you make everybody say your name, Priyanka.'"
  • "I am here wondering if I have a job after this competition, and these bitches are like fighting like two senior citizens that have been in the home for too long! Like, pardon me! Excuse me, ladies! I'm going through something here!" (on Rita and Jimbo's fight)
  • "Beyonce's in the building! Watch out!"
  • "Now, what did Mommy teach you?"
  • "Brooke Lynn is quaking! Elektra is hosting Season 2!"
  • "I'm scared, I'm scared for my career."
  • "Do you have a thesaurus?"
  • "Am I a singer? Am I killing it?"
  • "The 'your' was shambles, but she's getting there."
  • "It's actually funny that I'm singing this all slow and sexy, because I'm actually making fun of myself."
  • "If you can't make fun of yourself, how in the hell you gonna make fun of anyone else. Can I get an amen?"
  • "Just be gay!"
  • "That's gonna be my merch, isn't it? Shit. 'Just be gay!'"
  • "Ebony and Ivory."
  • "It's time for choreo with Hollywood Jade and Brooke Lynn's here too!"
  • "What the hell is Rita Baga wearing to this rehearsal? It's not The Matrix!"
  • "I have never been more confused, and I've been in the closet twice!"
  • "I wear my heart on my sleeve and on my face."
  • "Let's gossip and giggle."
  • "♪ Question, Who was the first-ever queen to walk into Drag Race north of the scene? / Question, what was the name of the queen who went from Toronto to North Supreme? / Answer, you know who it's gonna be (it's Priyanka!) / Hi, it's me, Pri. / I had a vision Miss Priyanka read your mind (Call me now!) / I know you're thinking that call declined / You're feeling like a mess / Might give you stress / Just own your best in a paper dress / Wear it well / Even when you fell / Just grab your cup and get back up / Cheers to you don't feel no shame, and one last question, what's my name?♪" (verse in U Wear It Well)
  • "All the eliminated queens are here! Oh my god! I hope they didn't hear what I said about them."
  • "I'm living proof that hard work pays off, and that even when you make mistakes, you can still be a winner. For the kids at home watching, i know you're used to watching me somewhere else, but now i'm here, and mama's home! Oh, and one more thing... WHAT'S MY NAME!? *being followed by the judges & cast screaming 'PRIYANKA!'*" (After she was crowned Canada's first drag superstar.)
  • "I'm Canada's first ever drag superstar! God! I'm rich!"

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