Two Toronto queens are among the 12 contestants that will compete on season 2 of Canada’s Drag Race.
The 10-episode second season is less Toronto-centric than season one, with four performers from Vancouver and four from Quebec set to sashay into the workroom when the show premieres on streaming platform Crave on October 14.
The two cast members representing the 416 are Eve 6000, a 29-year-old trans and non-binary performer who is an illustrator and holder of the title Miss Angel City Continental Plus 2021; and Scarborough’s Kimora Amour, a 34-year-old carnival costume designer and a neuropathic, pain management procedural nurse, who “has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a press release.
The Vancouver queens set to appear on the series are 24-year-old Métis queen Beth, 29-year-old Gia Metric (who is originally from Toronto), 30-year-old Kendall Gender and 29-year-old Synthia Kiss.
Four queens will hold it down for la belle province: 29-year-old Adriana and 35-year-old Océane Aqua-Black, both from Quebec City; and 26-year-old Pythia and 27-year-old Suki Doll, both from Montreal.
Icesis Couture, a 34-year-old from Ottawa, and Stephanie Prince, a 24-year-old from Calgary, round out the cast.
The winner will receive $100,000 and, of course, the crown.
Earlier this summer, producers unveiled a new judging panel for season two. Returning judge Brooke Lynn Hytes will be joined by Traci Melchor, Brad Goreski and Amanda Brugel.
Toronto’s Priyanka snatched the crown in Canada’s Drag Race season 1, which picked up five Canadian Screen Awards and was the most-watched series on Crave, the platform’s owner Bell media said last year.
Watch a teaser for Canada’s Drag Race season 2 below: