Brooke Lynn Hytes spilled the T on her All Stars lip-sync against Ra’Jah O’Hara and the song she wishes she could have performed to.
After giving us one of the best lip-syncs in Drag Race herstory on season 11, it was no surprise to see Brooke return as an esteemed lip-sync assassin on All Stars 6.
“It was so much fun,” she tells GAY TIMES. “Honestly, that for me was not stressful because like, I think I’ve said in pretty much every interview I’ve ever done, the least stressed I was on the show was when I had to lip-sync. That was my bread and butter, that’s what I do – I’m a performer, that’s how I made my money as a drag queen for like seven years.”
Brooke reveals that it didn’t take much persuading to get her to return, as unlike on a regular season of Drag Race there are “no real stakes” when you compete as an assassin.
“Either your ego gets bruised and you don’t win the lip-sync or you do, that’s kind of it,” the season 11 finalist explains.
Before arriving at the show’s set, Brooke was convinced she would be lip-syncing against Kylie Sonique Love or Ra’Jah.
Her response when she found out she would be going up against the latter? “Fuuuuuuck.”
She says: “I was like you gotta be fucking kidding me because Ra’Jah is an incredible performer and I know she can tear up some Janet Jackson – so I was like feeling good, I was feeling confident then I heard it was Ra’Jah and I was like fuuuuuuck.”
“Then at the same time, I was so excited because Ra’Jah had a rough time on our season and she didn’t get to showcase what an incredible queen she is and all of her incredible talents.
“That bitch can sew, she can act, she can dance – she does it all, she really does it all and nobody got to really see that.
Brooke tells GAY TIMES that seeing Ra’Jah “having her moment” on All Stars was a “great, positive, sister” experience for the two of them.
“At that point I was like, if I lose I am 100% okay with that because this bitch deserves all the wins she can get,” the Drag Race legend explains.
The two ended up tying after a sickening delivery of Miss You Much by Janet Jackson, which Brooke tells us she had been listening to all week without realising it would be the lip-sync song.
When GAY TIMES asks the Queen of the North which song she would love to have lip-synced to on All Stars or see featured on a future season of Canada’s Drag Race, her face lights up.
“Anybody who knows me knows how I believe there are not enough ballad lip-syncs in the Drag Race franchise,” she explains. “I think we always get uptempo songs and I would love [to see] more ballads in there. I think a really great ballad that I would love to see people perform is I’m With You by Avril Lavigne – a classic.”
Brooke recently made herstory by becoming the first-ever Drag Race contestant to become a full-time judge in the franchise.
Canada’s Drag Race just kicked off a sickening second season, with 12 queens battling it out for the crown and title of Canada’s Next Drag Superstar.
Catch Brooke Lynn Hytes in Canada’s Drag Race S2, which is available exclusively in the UK on WOW Presents Plus. Subscribe by clicking here.