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Rita Baga is the stage name of Jean-François Guèvremont,[1] a French Canadian drag performer. She is one of the Season 1 runners-up (along with Scarlett BoBo) of Canada's Drag Race.

Name Origin

Rita's name may be a reference to the vegetable rutabaga.[citation needed]

Track Record(s)

Rita Baga
Seasons Competed: Canada Season 1
Ranking: 2nd/3rd Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 1, 4, 6)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 9)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 8, 9)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10

Memorable Quotes

Canada's Drag Race Season 1

  • "Bonjour, hi! Say 'hello' to the queen of Montréal." (Entrance quote)
  • "Bonjour, je suis Rita Baga, trente-deux ans et je suis la queen supreme de Montréal."
  • "EMBRACE!"
  • "So, embrace this thick accent."
  • "Thank you, they all know I'm old now." (to Kiara)
  • "Kind? Kyne? I'll get it."
  • "It's in the Baga."
  • "I'm learning a new word today again, moose knuckles."
  • "Learning English and doing Drag Race at the same time."
  • "♪ Team L-E-M-O-N / Ain't gonna make it to the end / Just come a little closer / Can't you see we're getting hotter? / Oh, yeah! / We're the lemon pie destroyers! ♪" (verse in "Not Sorry Aboot It")
  • "I'm very grateful that we have this opportunity to do Drag Race, so finally, a Canadian can win Drag Race," (to Brooke Lynn Hytes)
  • "Non, rien de- *drops microphone* This will be my final act, thank you." (As Edith Piaf in the Snatch Game)
  • "Right now, I’m thinking about having a hot dog"
  • "I would like to say something, I think I'm a witch."
  • "C'est un nouveau jour dans le Werk Room, et je me sens vraiment sous-titré."
  • " ♪ Ah oui, c'est moi, Rita Baga / The French-Canadian diva / This chameleon will wear the crown, so it ain't the time to play sad clown / Runway killer, hot dog lover, alien actress taking over / Bow down to your queen, let's make it clear / I came here to unite and con-queer / Who will wear this crown? Baga, first time around / Who will wear this crown? Montreal, first time around / À qui la couronne? À nous, les francophones!  ♪" (verse in "U Wear It Well")

Trivia

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  • Rita started doing drag in 2007, and used to be a club kid.[citation needed]
  • When she first started doing drag, she was heavily inspired by Lady Bunny, due to originally being a plus-sized queen.[citation needed]
  • Rita gave her fellow contestant Kiara her first gig in Montreal, though Gabryelle gave her her first gig ever (in Québec City).[citation needed]
  • Rita has stated that she is referred to as "legendary" even though she's "not that old".[citation needed]
  • Rita, along with Kiara, are both the third and fourth Francophone contestants to compete on Drag Race, after BeBe Zahara Benet and Nicky Doll.
  • Rita is the first contestant of Canada's Drag Race to ever win one, two, and three Maxi Challenges in a single season.
  • Rita is the third contestant in herstory to have won half of the Maxi Challenges by her sixth episode competing, after Baga Chipz and Gigi Goode. She was followed by Envy Peru on Drag Race Holland.
  • Rita is the first contestant to win two Design Challenges, and to be in the bottom two on a third (a Ball Challenge).
  • Rita hosts a show called "la Haus of Baga" at Cabaret Mado. [citation needed]
  • Since October 2020, Rita is columnist on a show called "La semaine des 4 Julie" on Noovo.[citation needed]
  • Rita competed on the first season of Celebrity Big Brother Quebec. She was evicted during week 4 by a 6-3 vote and placed 12th.[citation needed]
  • In 2021, Rita hosted a Just For Laugh gala with comedian Jean-Thomas Jobin at Place des Arts, in Montreal.[citation needed]
  • Rita is the first drag queen to be on the cover of Elle Québec.[citation needed]
  • {{Citation Needed|Rita is a celebrity impersonator, she often performs as the singer, Adele.
  • Rita previously worked with Mocha Diva, and they are very good friends.[citation needed]
  • Rita won the Celebrity Big Brother Quebec special of ''Un Souper Presque Parfait'' with a score of 39/40. She gave her 2,000$ grand prize to the LGBT+ Family Coalition.[citation needed]
  • Rita's feat of having both eliminated both Lemon and Jimbo in lip-syncs, respectively in her season was re-achieved by Pangina Heals in RuPaul's Drag Race vs The World in 2022, who sent both queens by selecting this lipsticks.

Gallery

Canada's Drag Race Season 1

Canada's Drag Race Season 1 Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

Web Series

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 (FRPost by iciradiocanadatele | Facebook — December 3, 2020
  2. RITA BAGA (@ritabagaz) | Instagram

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