Kylie Minogue is a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under


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Kylie Minogue is a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, with sister Dannii Minogue and Kiwi film director Taiki Waititi also joining the show.

Streaming service Stan made the announcement on Thursday ahead of the highly-anticipated spinoff’s premiere on May 1.

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“I’m so excited to finally be a part of RuPaul’s Drag Race for the first series Down Under,” Kylie said.

“It’s such an iconic show. I can’t wait to watch the contestants perform their hearts out to win the title of Down Under’s first Drag Superstar!”

Earlier this year, fans were convinced Kylie was involved with the show when she and RuPaul shared a Twitter exchange during filming.

Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue and Taiki Waititi will make their Drag Race debuts virtually due to COVID-19 protocols.

Dannii explained, “I got to have a cheeky Untucked chat with the girls on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season 1.

“They had come straight from the runway challenge so it was exciting and tense all at the same time, not knowing who was going to have to lip sync for their life.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under starts on May 1

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will premiere in Australia on streaming service Stan on May 1.

The Australian and New Zealand spinoff of the show filmed in Auckland earlier this year.

RuPaul himself is hosting alongside Drag Race veteran Michelle Visage and Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson.

Ten Australian and New Zealand queens are competing to become our first drag superstar.

They are Art Simone (Geelong), Coco Jumbo (Sydney), Maxi Shield (Sydney), Anita Wigl’it (Auckland), Scarlet Adams (Perth), Etcetera Etcetera (Sydney), Jojo Zaho (Newcastle), Kita Mean (Auckland), Karen From Finance (Melbourne) and Elektra Shock (Auckland).

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