Québec is already a good figure to Canada’s Drag Race. The candidate montreal Rita Baga has wowed the gallery at the opening of the season, allowing him to win the first challenge, which aired Thursday night on Crave.
The race to the title of first superstar of drag in Canada is already well underway. Headed by Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Stacey McKenzie, this new version of Rupaul’s Drag Race showcases 12 drag queens rescue in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, all fighting to get their hands on a grand prize of $ 100,000.
But the road to the crown promises to be twisty. Over the next few weeks, they will need to compete in a series of challenges at the end of which they will be eliminated one by one.
Rita Baga has, therefore, taken a substantial lead by winning the first challenge, that of creating any room look with the colors and accessories inspired by the Beautiful Province. Kiara, another candidate in québec, also makes a good figure, proving to be saves at the end of his presentation.
The first episode of Canada’s Drag Race has been particularly reassuring for fans of Rupaul’s Drag Race. Because yes, we had some doubts in the face of this new adaptation stamped with the seal of the maple leaf.
But they are all quickly dispelled. Very quickly, even. To the point where we can say without embarrassment that this is the best derivative, besting easily the editions of british and thai recently launched.
This is due in large part to the casting almost flawless. Obviously, the drag queens canadian eagerly waited to have their chance to shine. Then they came in ready.
And even if RuPaul has handed over the reins of the program, his aura is nice and well presented. In addition to speak directly to the candidates via pre-recorded video, “Mama Ru” ensures the opening music and the presentations by voice-overs.
It yields its place to Brooke Lynn Hytes, candidate-the star of the 11th season of Rupaul’s Drag Race, who here shows, in addition to charisma, a verve until then unsuspected to title of judge to be permanent.
Finally, those who were afraid of having to go without creping chignon, this season can be reassured. The claws were quick to come out during this episode which resulted in, alert to the divulgâcheur, the start of Toronto’s Juice Box.
► Canada’s Drag Race is aired Thursday evening at 21 h on Crave. French subtitles are available.