Start your engines, Canada!
Brooke Lynn Hytes made herstory when she became the first Canadian queen to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race’s 11th season earlier this year, and now she’s fulfilling a dream of being a judge on her home country’s version of the show.
“Herstory! I remember a year ago I was in the World Of Wonder offices, just after filming season 11, and I said ‘I want a Canadian Drag Race…and I want to be a judge!’ Well, dreams come true,” she wrote on Twitter.
“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be a permanent judge on Drag Race Canada.”
Joining Brooke on the Canada’s Drag Race judging panel will be UnREAL actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, who previously appeared as a guest on Drag Race, and Canada’s Next Top Model judge and runway queen Stacey McKenzie.
Meanwhile, TV personality and host Traci Melchor will be ‘Canada’s first Squirrel Friend’ on the show, making special house visits to test the queens with some challenges and provide a dose of reality when needed.
“I’m thrilled to reveal my hand-picked judges for Canada’s Drag Race. By the power vested in me, I command them to go forth and be my ‘Judge Judys’ of the North,” said RuPaul.
“I have complete confidence in their ability to choose Canada’s first drag superstar!”