The first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under has finally arrived and the fans are absolutely gagging.
The Australasian spin-off, which premiered today on BBC iPlayer, has introduced ten fierce Australian and Kiwi contestants to the ever-expanding franchise.
For the first iteration of the series, we see the return of both Mother Ru and Michelle Visage to the judges’ panel alongside Rhys Nicholson.
This season is also set to be jam-packed with incredible guest judges and sickening challenges.
Last month, pop icon Kylie Minogue was confirmed as a guest judge on the series.
“I’m so excited to finally be a part of RuPaul’s Drag Race for the first series [of] Down Under,” said Kylie.
“It’s such an iconic show and I can’t wait to watch the contestants perform their hearts out to win the title of Down Under’s first Drag Superstar!”
We are buying what Down Under is selling, honey, because there’s a two-for-one Minogue deal! Kylie’s legendary sister Dannii will also guest star on the series.
“I got to have a cheeky Untucked chat with the girls on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season 1,” Dannii said in a statement.
Anita Wigl’it, Art Simone, Coco Jumbo, Elektra Shock, Etcetera Etcetera, JoJo Zaho, Karen from Finance, Kita Mean, Maxi Shield and Scarlet Adams have all started their engines and the fans are ready to see them slay.
Here’s how fans reacted to the first episode of Drag Race Down Under:
RuPaul: I’m searching for Down Under’s first Drag Race superstar
— airan 🇪🇸🇮🇨🇪🇺🏳️🌈🏳️ (@masves) May 2, 2021
— Megan (@MegzM_98) May 1, 2021
— Omar Sakr (@OmarjSakr) May 1, 2021
— Ara Mina Starkov (@ArturoIntac) May 2, 2021
— zara (@zarathelabel) May 1, 2021
— RAT (@rat_emojiTTV) May 1, 2021
— Matty Rants (@themattyrants) May 1, 2021
— e (@toasterbath666) May 1, 2021
I just LOVE how @michellevisage actually researched the local drag and local cultural references.
She really respects our local culture and it shows.
Love that mole!#DragRaceDownUnder
— Dan (@Captain__DMan) May 1, 2021
— Drag Doll 👑 (@DragDollCo) May 1, 2021
— Evan Murphy(2.0)🏳️🌈 (@evanmurphy77) May 1, 2021
— cameron.pdf (@lit_swag) May 1, 2021
— Liz (@lizgracewrites) May 1, 2021
#DragRaceDownUnder I mean my expectations were kind of low knowing the production and the budget wasn’t really up to par to US/UK even Canada too but…. she kinda… delivered, great start overall. Hopefully production moves to Syd next season. pic.twitter.com/dDHRb847Ok
— honestly (@smolgamez) May 1, 2021
— ky🎻 KATYA DAY!!! (@tinymattel) May 1, 2021
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under airs every week on BBC Three.