If you thought Canada’s Drag Race couldn’t get any better, then hang onto your hat because Crave has just announced that new judges have been added for the show’s second season. Joining Season 1 alumni and #QueenoftheNorth Brooke Lynn Hytes in the hunt for Canada’s next Drag Superstar are three homegrown icons: actor and Season 1 guest host Amanda Brugel; TV personality, celebrity stylist and Port Perry’s own Brad Goreski; and ETALK Senior Correspondent and Season 1 guest, Traci Melchor.
“The secret’s out! We are so excited about our judging panel this season. They make a fabulous team, and the fans are going to love what each brings to the table,” said Trevor Boris, showrunner, CANADA’S DRAG RACE. “Brooke Lynn Hytes is drag royalty and brings so much experience from Season 1, while Brad is a style icon, who is as funny as he is fashionable.”
Hytes and Goreski will anchor the judge’s panel in every episode, with Brugel and Melchor joining regularly throughout the season. In addition to RuPaul’s Drag Race fan-favourites like Snatch Game, Rumails, and Untucked, Season 2 is also set to bring audiences a few surprises and ‘RU-veals’ that have never been done before, all while celebrating the uniqueness of Canada’s drag scene and queer community.
“We’re also thrilled that Amanda and Traci are joining the team. Amanda was such a hit on the panel last season, and is of course an award-winning actress who will share her talents with our queens. And Traci is a legend of the Canadian entertainment industry and a huge supporter of Canada’s 2SLGBTQ+ and drag communities,” continued Boris.
“I’m a huge fan of CANADA’S DRAG RACE and am absolutely thrilled to be joining the show,” said Brad Goreski. “The drag in Canada is incredible, so I can’t wait to see the amazing looks and artistry that the Season 2 queens are going to bring to the runway.”
While no premiere date has been confirmed, we can reveal that season 2 of Canada’s Drag Race is coming to you later this year!
“Joining CANADA’S DRAG RACE as a judge is a dream come true,” said Traci Melchor. “I’ve been invested in this franchise since the beginning, and every season I see its impact in the lives of the queens it features and the community it celebrates. There’s no other show that brings the funny, the fabulous, and the family together quite like Drag Race!”
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