First Brisbane queen rumoured for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

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Filming has wrapped on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, and speculation is rife over who’s on the as-yet-unconfirmed lineup.

Everyone involved in the show is sworn to secrecy. But the eagle-eyed drag detectives online have some idea of the ten queens competing this season.

They’ve shared on Reddit their likeliest picks for Drag Race Down Under season two.

And on the rumoured lineup is the RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoff’s first Brisbane queen.

Possible spoiler alert!

If the speculation is accurate, Brisbane drag performer Beverly Kills is competing alongside fellow Australian queens Hannah Conda (Sydney), Aubrey Haive (Melbourne), Faux Fur (Sydney), Kween Kong (Adelaide), Minnie Cooper (Sydney), Molly Poppinz (Newcastle), and Pomara Fifth (Sydney).

And joining the Aussies on season 2 (allegedly!) are New Zealand queens Yuri and Spankie Jackzon.

Last September, Stan confirmed RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under would return for a second season, again filmed in New Zealand.

Drag Race Down Under producers put out an open casting call for drag queens that month.

The Aussie cast then arrived in New Zealand in the first week of January and went into Covid quarantine.

They later joined their New Zealand castmates and started production from January 19.

Reigning winner Kita Mean and her Kiwi sister Anita Wigl’it also filmed appearances in the new season.

Rhys Nicholson returning to RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

At the end of January, Australian streaming service Stan announced Aussie comic Rhys Nicholson would again join RuPaul and Michelle Visage on the judging panel.

Rhys said he was “vibrating with excitement” to return to the show.

“[I’m] back, back, back again for another season of Down Under tomfoolery with my stage mother Ru and daddy Michelle,” he said.

“I’m so proud to be a part of this family.

“What a bloody privilege it is to see this new batch of girls take it to the runway and show the world what makes Australasian drag so special.”

And speaking about the new season, RuPaul said working with “the warm and wonderful Down Under crew is something I look forward to all year long.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will stream in Australia on Stan later in the year.

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is an experienced journalist and content creator with a career spanning over a decade at QNews. Since 2012, the Brisbane local has covered an enormous range of topics and subjects in-depth affecting the LGBTIQA+ community, both in Australia and overseas. Today, the Brisbane-based journalist covers everything from current affairs, politics and health to sport and entertainment.

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