RuPaul has all but confirmed that the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will again film in New Zealand.
And last month, Drag Race Down Under’s open casting call for season two officially closed.
In a recent Instagram video to a fan, RuPaul confirmed he had plans to make a trip to New Zealand, as well as the UK.
A TV source has also confirmed to Kiwi outlet Express that RuPaul will again film the show in Auckland, squashing rumours the production would move across the ditch to Sydney.
The source went on to explain that “privacy is very important” to RuPaul.
“Ru just loves it here. Everyone spotted Michelle when she was out and about,” they told Express.
“But when Ru took in a few exclusive spots – no one noticed him.”
Ru doesn’t think that would be the case if the show was filmed in Sydney, they explained.
Open casting call for Drag Race Down Under season two
For season one, Drag Race Down Under producers personally invited the cast of drag queens on to the show.
But in September, they put out an open casting call for the new season, similar to Drag Race iterations overseas.
At the time, we spoke to Drag Race Down Under star Art Simone for her advice on applying for the show.
Now as producers work on their season two shortlist, some queens who didn’t make the cut have received some wise advice in a rejection letter.
“Remember, many Drag Race alumni have auditioned numerous times before actually making it on the show,” the letter reads.
“So please don’t be discouraged from auditioning again for any future series.”
The second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will screen in Australia on Stan in 2022.
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