Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World has announced their cast of their upcoming season. The Canadian edition of the all-stars version of Drag Race will welcome back nine returning queens for its international, six-episode smackdown.
This vs. spin-off series was initially launched as RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World in February, with each new season taking place in a different host country.
Canada’s Drag Race permanent judges Brad Goreski and Traci Melchor will sit next to Brook Lynn Hytes on the Canada vs. the World panel. Two of the competing queen actually appeared on Hytes’ season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
So who will appear in the upcoming season, where have you seen them before and what are their chances of winning this format of the internationally loved reality show.
9/9 Anita Wig’lit (Drag Race Down Under, Season One)
Anita may have walked away in eighth place from Down Under‘s first season, but she became a fan favorite. Shewas unofficially crowned Miss Congeniality by her fellow castmates.
“My plan is to pretend that I’m really nice to everyone … that’s called manipulation,” said Anita. She is remembered on her season for her hilarious snatch game where she played Queen Elizabeth II.
8/9 Icesis Couture (Canada’s Drag Race, Season Two Winner)
Icesis may have won Canada’s Drag Race season two, but still feels like she has something to prove in the franchise.
Including a winner on the show has been controversial, although she seems unbothered with the criticism. “Can you all just enjoy the season!? Some of y’all are just so mad that I’m on the season, gross!” Icesis responded
“I already took over Canada once… now it’s time to take over the world,” Icesis said in the promo for the upcoming season
7/9 Kendall Gender (Canada, Season Two)
Kendall narrowly missed out on Icesis’s crown in her season, placing runner-up. We can’t wait to see the rivalry between her and Couture.
“I was so close to snatching that crown the last time, and I can feel it. This is my house,” said Kendall in the package for the all-stars show.
6/9 Ra’Jah O’Hara (Drag Race Season 11 And All Stars 6)
Ra’Jah is back for her third go at the crown. She redeemed herself in All Stars 6 but she ultimately lost out to Kylie Sonique Love.
She also appeared on season 11 of the show, placing ninth. This was the same season Hytes appeared on.
“I’m back, fully realised, fully confident and ready to take on that crown, honey,” said O’Hara.
5/9 Rita Baga (Canada, Season One)
Rita Baga lost Canada’s Drag Race’s season one to Priyanka, but she is back to get the crown. “I always said that I will only come back when I feel ready to do so. I.AM.READY,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I plan to play fair with the other queens, I can’t wait to hug a new sister and then stab her in the back,” she in the promo. This Montreal based queen will also appear as a judge and the main host on Drag Race Belgique, a Belgian version of the franchise.
4/9 Silky Nutmeg Ganache (Drag Race Season 11 And All Stars 6)
Silky was a controversial figure on her season but won people over in the sixth series of All Stars (which she starred in with Ra’Jah O’Hara)
She produced one of the most iconic episodes of the entire franchise when she almost lip-synced her way back into the top five in All Stars 6.
“I was a loser, twice! And they just keep bringing me back! But now, I’m gonna take over the world,” she said.
3/9 Stephanie Prince (Canada, Season Two)
Stephanie is the lowest ranking of the queens in this season, only making it to tenth place in season two of Canada’s Drag Race. Fans fell in love with his Filipino queen.
The Calgary, queen may have lost the lip-sync battle to Synthia Kiss after both failed to impress the judges in an acting challenge, but she did make an impact for her runway looks.
2/9 Vanity Milan (Drag Race UK Season Three)
UK’s lip-sync assassin Vanity Milan is back again. Her performance skills got her to the top four of Drag Race UK.
She was hailed for being a role model to young people, embracing her culture and being her authentic self. She filmed her first season during a lockdown, so we imagine she will be excited to have access to more resources.
1/9 Victoria Scone (Drag Race UK Season Three)
Scone is the only cisgender woman to appear on the Drag Race franchise when she appeared in season 3 of Drag Race UK.
She had to sadly bow out of the competition due to hurting her knee during a lip sync performance. Many thought she would return for season 4 but instead, she has taken on the challenge of beating the world.
“I’m here to show you what you missed – and you missed just about everything! My strategy is never to bottom – I’m a top, dear,” said Victoria.