First Drag Superstar Priyanka is Crowned on Canada’s Drag Race
She’s here! Following a buzz-worthy inaugural season filled with emotional personal stories, fierce competition, a healthy dose of shade, extreme displays of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent….and a shout-out from Canadian icon Céline Dion, the Crave Original Series CANADA’S DRAG RACE has crowned its first-ever Canadian Drag Superstar.
As was Ru-vealed to fans around the world, Canada’s First Drag Superstar, and the winner of the $100,000 grand prize, is Toronto’s own Priyanka! Over the course of the season, Priyanka had CANADA’S DRAG RACE judges and audiences shouting back at her signature catchphrase, “What’s My Name?!” Week over week, Priyanka’s drag transformations, hilarious confessionals, and iconic lip syncs had fans wanting more, and more – Congratulations Priyanka!
The inaugural season of CANADA’S DRAG RACE trended on Twitter in Canada each week and garnered international fans and headlines, while serving up fan-favourites from RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE – like Snatch Game, Rumail, the reading challenge, puppets, makeovers, and gag-worthy untucked sessions – with a dash of maple-flavoured Canadian realness. Presiding over each of the 10 episodes was a panel of expert judges – Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie – while ETALK Senior Correspondent Traci Melchor made a memorable mark as Canada’s very first Squirrel Friend. Don’t forget to read the latest issue of theBUZZ magazine for an exclusive feature with the three judges from Season 1.
The fierce and fabulous competitors featured on Season 1 were: Anastarzia Anaquway, BOA, Ilona Verley, JIMBO, Juice Boxx, Kiara, Kyne, Lemon, Priyanka, Rita Baga, Scarlett Bobo, and Tynomi Banks. Guest hosts included: Allie X, BIDDELL, Amanda Brugel, Deborah Cox, Elisha Cuthbert, Tom Green, Jade Hassouné, Traci Melchor, Michelle Visage, and Mary Walsh.
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