What we know about Max and Sean, Drag Race Down Under’s first Pit Crew

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Oh, Pit Crew! Last weekend we met the first two members of the RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under Pit Crew as the long-awaited local version premiered.

The Australian and New Zealand spinoff of the show filmed in Auckland earlier this year, the hometown of the first two Pit Crew members.

The woofy Max Currie (pictured right) describes himself as a “gay dude from Auckland who writes and directs film and television.”

Max is also a member of the New Zealand Falcons, the country’s gay and inclusive rugby team based in Auckland.


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Last year, Max was out promoting his latest project, the Kiwi queer drama Rūrangi.

The drama follows transgender man Caz Davis, who returns to the remote, politically-divided dairy community of Rūrangi after years away.

Caz is hoping to reconnect with his estranged father, who hasn’t heard from him since before Caz transitioned.

Originally a web series, Max edited it into a feature film that came to Sydney’s Mardi Gras Film Festival. US streaming service Hulu has also picked up the film.

The other member of the Pit Crew we met in episode 1’s mini-challenge is Auckland hunk Sean Walters.

Sean is the co-founder of New Zealand company Machines at Work.

Started in 2017, the company is aimed at “developing safe and reliable autonomous machine technology.”

He’s also not shy about showing off his rig on his Instagram.


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The trans-Tasman bubble is looking pretty good right about now.

Newcastle queen Jojo Zaho eliminated from Drag Race Down Under

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is screening in Australia every Saturday on Stan. Future episodes of the show will feature more members of the Pit Crew.

Ten queens joined the show to compete for the title of our first drag superstar.

Sadly, Newcastle’s Jojo Zaho sashayed away at the end of the episode one.

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

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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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