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Queen Priyanka, or simply Priyanka, also professionally known as Mark Suknanan,[5] is a Canadian drag performer and the winner of Season 1 of Canada's Drag Race.

Priyanka later returned as a Lip-Sync Assassin in All Stars 8, becoming the first queen to be featured on a US season of All Stars without having competed in front of RuPaul previously. She won her lip-sync against Kandy Muse, however, as the group voted against each other, Kandy ended up being forced to eliminate someone.

Name Origin[]

Priyanka is a popular female given name in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. It's also the name of Indian actress, Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Track Record(s)[]

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

Memorable Quotes[]

Canada's Drag Race Season 1[]

  • "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)
  • "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!"
  • "Anyone can have a single on iTunes."
  • "And we thought we had it in the bag, but the cat left the bag. Cat's out of the bag, people. We suck."
  • "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 fame, fame. Hi Canada, did you get my name? Not a copycat fish, did you get my name? It's me and my girls serving you spectacles, other girls? Forgettable! ♪" (verse in "Not Sorry Aboot It")
  • "Oooh, drip, drip, drip, motherfucker!"
  • "The Toronto girls are dropping like flies! What's next? I'm gonna burn someone's wig."
  • "Our maxi challenge is a Design Challe-heu-he-he- noo. WHAT THE FUCK!"
  • "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)
  • "Take her down. Take Jimbo down. Do you copy?"
  • "Beyonce's in the building! Watch out!"
  • "What's happening up in the room here? BoBo is dressing up like Lemon, Rita is dressing up like Jimbo, and then Jimbo is dressing her girl like Lady Gaga. Jimbo you don't look like Lady Gaga, you're a clown."
  • "Now, what did Mommy teach you?"
  • "Brooke Lynn is quaking! Elektra is hosting Season 2!"
  • "I'm scared, I'm scared for my career."
  • "You're telling me that you used to paint your friends all the time. You painted them so you could be the pretty one in the room!" (on Lemon's makeover)
  • "It happens every season on Drag Race, how do you bitches not know how to paint somebody else?"
  • "I finally got my Pri-demption!" (after winning the makeover challenge)
  • "These are like all the boys who blocked me on Grindr."
  • "Good, it's an intervention."
  • "Look at that face. When you can see the emotion through all that filler, that's how you know the girl's pissed. And she is LIVID."
  • "That's sabotage dick right there bitch."
  • "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!"
  • "Cry-nomi Banks."

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 8[]

  • "What's my name?" (Lip Sync Assassin entrance quote)



Canada's Drag Race Season 1[]

Canada's Drag Race Season 1 Looks[]

Canada's Drag Race Season 2[]

Canada's Drag Race Season 2 Looks[]

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 1[]

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 1 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 8[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 8 Looks[]




Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013–2014 Next Star Self Host
2013–2019 The Zone Self Host
2015 Katie Chats Self
2015 Kids Choice Awards Countdown Self Host
2020 Canada's Drag Race (Season 1) Self Winner
2021 Canada's Drag Race (Season 2) Self Guest [8]
2022 Ezra Self
Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World (Season 1) Self Guest judge
2023 Bollywed Self [9]
2023 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Season 8) Self Lip Sync Assassin

Music Videos[]

Year Title Artist Ref.
2018 "Say My Name" Herself
2019 "You Look So Good" Herself
2021 "Do Better" Anjulie [10]
2021 "GAP" Heidi N Closet [11]
2021 "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" Herself [12]
2021 "Queen of the North" Brooke Lynn Hytes (featuring Priyanka)
2021 "Cake" Herself
2021 "Bitch I'm Busy" Herself
2021 "Come Through" (featuring Lemon) Herself
2022 "Snatch" (featuring Cheryl Hole) Herself [13]
2023 "Bad Bitches Don't Cry (featuring Ralph)" Herself
2024 "No New Friends" Herself

Web Series[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021-22 The Pit Stop Self Guest, 2 episodes [14][15]
2021 What's My Game? Self Host [16]
2021 Out Of The Closet Self Episode: "Priyanka: Canada for Christmas" [17]


Singles and EPs[]

Year Title Notes
2018 "Say My Name"
2019 "You Look So Good"
2021 "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)"
2021 "On The Ground"
2021 "Cake"
2021 "Bitch I'm Busy"
2021 "Taste Test" EP, feat. Lemon and Cheryl Hole
2021 "Country Queen"
2021 "Sleigh My Name"
2022 "My Only Wish (This Year)" feat. Tia Kofi
2022 "Sleigh My Name (Remix)" feat. Shea Couleé, Alaska and Lemon
2023 "Bad Bitches Don't Cry" feat. Ralph
2024 "No New Friends"
2024 "Shut It Down"


Year Title Notes
2020 "Not Sorry Aboot It" by The Cast of Canada's Drag Race, Season 1
2020 "U Wear It Well" by RuPaul feat. The Cast of Canada's Drag Race, Season 1
2021 "Queen of the North" by Brooke Lynn Hytes feat. Priyanka

External Links[]


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  2. Meet Canada's Drag Race winner Priyanka: Name, TV career and Instagram | Reality Titbit — September 4, 2020
  3. Drag Race’s Priyanka is the queer South Asian representation I desperately needed | Metro — August 28, 2020
  4. An Insider’s Guide to Toronto Pride | FASHION Magazine — June 21, 2019
  5. From NC to Queen Pri: How Mark Suknanan became Canada’s Drag Queen | Encore: The Magazine of Niagara College Canada — February 17, 2021
  8. 'Canada's Drag Race' Names Season 2 Winner | ET Canada — December 17, 2021
  9. Priyanka is like a kid in a candy store': Canada's drag queen shops for a new outfit on CBC's 'Bollywed' | CBC Television — February 2, 2023
  10. Anjulie - Do Better (Official Music Video Starring Priyanka) | YouTube — January 25, 2021
  12. Canada's Drag Race winner Priyanka releases MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) cover | Gay Times
  13. Watch Priyanka Slay Cheryl Hole in New Snatch Video | That Shelf — July 22, 2022
  14. The Pit Stop S13 E3 | Trixie Mattel & Priyanka Go Off On ‘Phenomenon’ | RuPaul's Drag Race | YouTube — January 16, 2021
  15. The Pit Stop AS7 E09 | Bob The Drag Queen And Priyanka Live! | RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars | YouTube — July 9, 2022
  16. RuPaul's Drag Race stars Vanjie, Kameron Michaels land Gay Sex Ed series, Priyanka to quiz celebs on What's My Game? | Entertainment Weekly — May 4, 2021
  17. Priyanka: Canada for Christmas | S5 E6 | Out of the Closet | YouTube — December 13, 2021