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Rita Baga is the stage name of Jean-François Guèvremont, 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.

Canada's Drag Race

Rita Baga
Seasons Competed: Season 1
Ranking: 2nd/3rd Place
(Runner Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 1, 4, 6)
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 8, 9)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 9)
Times placed High: 1 (Ep. 5)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times placed Low: 0
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10

Memorable Quotes

  • "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)
  • "Right now, I’m thinking about having a hot dog"
  • "I would like to say something, I think I'm a witch."
  • "It's a new day in the workroom, and I am feeling very subtitled."
  • " ♪ 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

  • Rita started doing drag in 2007 and used to be a club kid.
  • When she first started doing drag, she was heavily inspired by Lady Bunny, due to originally being a plus-sized queen.
  • Rita gave her fellow contestant Kiara her first gig.
  • Rita has stated that she is referred to as "legendary" even though she's "not that old".
  • Rita, along with Kiara, are both the second and third contestant to originate in a French-Speaking territory, after 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.
  • Rita hosts a show called "la Haus of Baga" at Cabaret Mado.
  • Since October 2020, Rita is columnist on a show called "La semaine des 4 Julie" on Noovo.
  • 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.

Gallery

Canada's Drag Race Season 1 Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

Web Series

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