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This article contains spoilers about a currently airing season, and therefore may be incorrect and will change from time to time. Continue reading at your own discretion.


The second season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under was officially confirmed via World of Wonder's Instagram on September 9, 2021.[3] Casting opened the same day, with deadline of October 5, 2021.[4]

On June 21, 2022, it was announced by Stan and TVNZ that the season would premiere on July 30, 2022.[2] The ten contestants competing for the title of Down Under's Next Drag Superstar were revealed on July 6, 2022.[5]

Contestants

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(Stage names, ages and locations stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age[5] Location[5] Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3
Design Acting Stand
Up
TBA Spankie Jackzon SpankieJackzonDU2.png 37 Palmerston North,
New Zealand
BTM2 WIN TBA
TBA Hannah Conda HannahConda.png 30 Sydney,
Australia
HIGH HIGH TBA
TBA Minnie Cooper MinnieCooper.png 50[6] Sydney,
Australia
SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH TBA
TBA Molly Poppinz MollyPoppinz.png 30 Newcastle,
Australia
WIN SAFE TBA
TBA Beverly Kills BeverlyKills.png 21 Brisbane,
Australia
SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA Pomara Fifth PomaraFifth.png 28 Sydney,
Australia
SAFE SAFE TBA
TBA Yuri Guaii YuriGuaii.png 25 Auckland,
New Zealand
HIGH LOW TBA
TBA Kween Kong KweenKong.png 29 Adelaide,
Australia
LOW BTM2 TBA
9th Aubrey Haive AubreyHaive.png 25 Timaru,
New Zealand
SAFE ELIM
10th Faúx Fúr FaúxFúr.png 27 Sydney,
Australia
ELIM

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
9 1 Grand Opening July 30, 2022
10 2 Cagey Queens[7] August 6, 2022
11 3 A Bottomless Brunch[7] August 13, 2022
12 4 Snatch Game[7] August 20, 2022
13 5 Bosom Buddies[7] August 27, 2022

Episode 1: "Grand Opening"

Airdate: July 30, 2022

Synopsis: Mama Ru returns for more shenanigans as ten new queens from all across Australia & New Zealand compete for the title of Down Under’s Next Drag Superstar, and this time there’s a $50k cash prize at stake! The queens are thrown in at the deep end as they’re tasked with creating fashion forward garments out of recyclable and natural materials.

  • Special Guests: Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin
  • Mini Challenge: Photoshoot with sausages
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Minnie Cooper
  • Maxi Challenge: Creat an outfit using unconventional materials.
  • Runway Theme: Down Under, Naturally
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Molly Poppinz
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A custom prosthetic makeover courtesy of body FX
  • Bottom Two: Spankie Jackzon and Faúx Fúr
  • Lip Sync Song: "Get Outta My Way" by Kylie Minogue
  • Eliminated: Faúx Fúr
  • Farewell Message: "Sisters forever. The loud niece dies. Aahhhh! xoxo Faux"

Entrance Order

1 Hannah Conda
2 Faúx Fúr
3 Spankie Jackzon
4 Beverly Kills
5 Minnie Cooper
6 Molly Poppinz
7 Yuri Guaii
8 Pomara Fifth
9 Aubrey Haive
10 Kween Kong

Episode 2: "Cagey Queens"

Airdate: August 6, 2022

Synopsis: The queens are split into two groups before their acting chops are put to the test in original screenplay "Caged Queens" a prison-based dramedy.

  • Guest Judge: Lucy Lawless[8]
  • Maxi Challenge: Acting Challenge
  • Runway Theme: Fly Girls
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Spankie Jackzon
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: A 4-night stay at a Sofitel property
  • Bottom Two: Aubrey Haive and Kween Kong
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls
  • Eliminated: Aubrey Haive
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Episode 3: "A Bottomless Brunch"

Airdate: August 13, 2022

Synopsis: TBA

  • Guest Judge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge: TBA
  • Mini Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge: Host a drag brunch
  • Runway Theme: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: TBA
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: TBA
  • Bottom Two: TBA
  • Lip Sync Song: TBA
  • Eliminated: TBA
  • Farewell Message: TBA

Trivia

Gallery

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Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.
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Check out the video gallery to see challenge performances, runways, lip syncs, and more!

References

  1. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Episode 1 | BBC Three
  2. 2.0 2.1 Post by stanaustralia | Instagram — June 21, 2022
  3. Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — September 9, 2021
  4. RuPaul's Drag Race Casting | rdrcasting.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Meet the Queens of ‘Drag Race Down Under’ Season 2 (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety — July 6, 2022
  6. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 2, Episode 1: "Grand Opening" | WOWPresents+ — July 30, 2022
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 File:RottenTomatoesDRDULeak.jpg | RuPaul's Drag Race Wiki — July 30, 2022
  8. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under adds Bindi Irwin, Lucy Lawless as season 2 guest judges | Entertainment Weekly — July 25, 2022

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