Crave announced today the full lineup of celebrity guest hosts that will help CANADA’S DRAG RACE judges Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie critique some of the finest Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent that Canada has to offer! A full-length trailer was also released today, delivering a first look at the CANADA’S DRAG RACE runway and werkroom, plus a sneak peek of the drama, challenges, and surprise appearances that audiences can expect when the series debuts on Thursday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET, only on Crave in Canada. As was recently announced, CANADA’S DRAG RACE will also air in the UK on BBC Three, in addition to being available in the U.S. and other select territories on WOW Presents Plus.
Featuring Canadian talent from the world of television, music, film, comedy, and fashion, plus a very special guest from the RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE family, the full lineup of guest hosts that will help critique runway looks, and more, includes:
⦁ BIDDELL – Fashion designer and winner of PROJECT RUNWAY CANADA
⦁ Amanda Brugel – Canadian Screen Award-winning actor (HIT ‘N’ FUN), THE HANDMAID’S TALE, and WORKIN’ MOMS)
⦁ Deborah Cox – Grammy®-nominated recording artist
⦁ Elisha Cuthbert – Actor (THE RANCH, ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY, and 24)
⦁ Tom Green – Creator and star of the groundbreaking comedy show THE TOM GREEN SHOW
⦁ Jade Hassouné – Actor, SHADOWHUNTERS
⦁ Traci Melchor – Canada’s very first Squirrel Friend and Senior Correspondent for ETALK
⦁ Michelle Visage – Emmy Award® winning, internationally renowned television personality, and judge on RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE
⦁ Mary Walsh – Canadian Screen Award-winning actor and producer, and creator and star of THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES
⦁ Allie X – Singer, songwriter, and visual artist
In addition, special guests are dropping in throughout the season to offer their expertise and help make challenges next-level fabulous. Guests include CANADA’S DRAG RACE resident producer RALPH and choreographer Hollywood Jade; renowned photographer Matt Barnes; lifestyle gurus Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan; Crystal from RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK; iconic Canadian drag queen Michelle DuBarry; actor Stefan Brogren; and comedian Sabrina Jalees.
As was recently announced, the queens competing on the inaugural season of CANADA’S DRAG RACE are:
⦁ Anastarzia Anaquway
⦁ Ilona Verley
⦁ Juice Boxx
⦁ Rita Baga
⦁ Scarlett Bobo
⦁ Tynomi Banks
With Snatch Game, Rumail, the reading challenge, puppets, makeovers, and gag-worthy untucked sessions, CANADA’S DRAG RACE serves up fan-favourites from RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, but with a dash of maple-flavoured Canadian realness. Each episode tests the queens’ talents, and challenges them to master singing, dancing, acting, impersonation, costume making, and improvisation. One competitor sashays away at the end of each episode, until the last queen standing is announced the inaugural winner. Throughout this journey, the queens share their personal struggles and successes, highlighting their individuality.
Official brand partners for CANADA’S DRAG RACE include Hilton, Neutrogena®, and Roots Canada.