Canada's Drag Race
|Canada's Drag Race|
|Also known as||Drag Race Canada|
|Based on||RuPaul's Drag Race|
|Judges||Brooke Lynn Hytes|
|Theme music composer||RuPaul|
|Opening theme||"RuPaul's Drag Race Theme"|
|Ending theme||"U Wear It Well"|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Running time||60 min.|
|Production company(s)||Blue Ant Studios|
|Original release||July 2, 2020|
Canada's Drag Race is a Canadian reality competition television series based on the American series RuPaul's Drag Race, produced by Blue Ant Studios. In a similar format to the American version, the show features a crop of Canadian drag queens as they compete for a grand prize of $100,000, a year of hotel stays courtesy of Hilton, and the title of "Canada's First Drag Superstar". The series airs on Crave in Canada, and worldwide on WOW Presents Plus.
It was the fourth international version of the Drag Race franchise to be announced, following Drag Race Thailand, The Switch Drag Race (Chile) and RuPaul's Drag Race UK; two months after the announcement of the Canadian version, Drag Race Australia was also announced. Canada's Drag Race will be the first English-language incarnation of Drag Race to not be hosted by RuPaul, although RuPaul does appear in a video message to the contestants, and narrates the title sequence.
In the United States the series premiered on WOW Presents Plus, the streaming service of RuPaul's Drag Race production company World of Wonder, concurrently with its Canadian debut. It was subsequently added to the schedule of Logo TV, premiering on that service on July 27, 2020.
On September 26, 2019, it was announced that the judges panel will include RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 runner-up Brooke Lynn Hytes, actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and fashion model Stacey McKenzie. Bell Media personality Traci Melchor will appear as a recurring cast member, with the title "Canada's Squirrel Friend." Hytes will be the first prior competitor in the RuPaul's Drag Race franchise to appear on the judge's panel on any edition of the show.
Various people have been announced as appearing on the show in guest capacities, although sources have been unclear in some cases about whether the person appears as a guest host or in some other capacity.
- RuPaul (cameo)
- Hollywood Jade
(Ages, names, and cities stated are at time of filming.)
|Ilona Verley||24||Vancouver, British Columbia||TBA|
|Jimbo||36||Victoria, British Columbia||TBA|
|Lemon||23||New York City, New York||TBA|
|Rita Baga||32||Montreal, Quebec||TBA|
|Scarlett BoBo||29||Toronto, Ontario||TBA|
|Kiara||22||Montreal, Quebec||8th Place|
|Tynomi Banks||38||Toronto, Ontario||9th Place|
|Anastarzia Anaquway||37||East York, Ontario||10th Place|
|Kyne||21||Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario||11th Place|
|Juice Boxx||30||Essex, Ontario||12th Place|
- The contestant won Canada's Drag Race
- The contestant was a runner-up.
- The contestant won the challenge.
- The contestant received positive critiques and was ultimately declared safe.
- The contestant was declared safe.
- The contestant received negative critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
- The contestant was in the bottom.
- The contestant was eliminated.
- The contestant returned as a guest.
- * The contestant received critiques as part of the team challenge.
|1||Juice Boxx||vs.||Lemon||"I Really Like You"
(Carly Rae Jepsen)
|2||Kyne||vs.||Tynomi Banks||"If You Could Read My Mind"
(Ultra Naté, Amber, and Jocelyn Enriquez)
|3||Anastarzia Anaquway||vs.||Tynomi Banks||"Absolutely Not" (Chanel Club Mix)
|4||Ilona Verley||vs.||Tynomi Banks||"Girlfriend"
|5||Kiara||vs.||Priyanka||"I Drove All Night"
- The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the bottom two.
- The contestant was eliminated after their third time in the bottom two.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Eh-laganza Eh-xtravaganza"||2 July 2020|
|2||"Her-itage Moments"||9 July 2020|
|3||"Not Sorry Aboot It"||16 July 2020|
|4||"Single Use Queens"||23 July 2020|
|5||"The Snatch Game"||30 July 2020|
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