RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under officially returning for season 2

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Stan has officially confirmed RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will return with a second season, again hosted by RuPaul.

The Australia/New Zealand spinoff of the show premiered earlier this year. In June, Kiwi queen Kita Mean ultimately won the inaugural season.

And on Friday Stan confirmed Drag Race Down Under‘s second season will start production soon.

A new batch of fierce queens will compete for the crown on our screens in 2022.

“I’m thrilled to produce and host a brand new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under,” Ru said.

“We’ve only just begun to shine a worldwide spotlight on the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of Australasian queens.”

Stan chief content officer Cailah Scobie said Aussie fans demanded a second season of the show.

“As the most awarded reality competition show in TV history, the decision was an easy one,” Scobie said.

“We can’t wait to see the incredible talent that the show will unveil after the high bar set by season one.”

Casting callout for Drag Race Down Under season 2

Casting for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season 2 is now open. Applications close in just under a month, on October 5.

Budding queens can submit their casting applications online here.

“Calling all my queens Down Under, casting for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under has begun,” Ru declared in a video announcement.

“Do you reckon you’re a bit of a goer? Do you have what it takes to snatch the crown?

“We want to hear from you.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under‘s first season filmed in Auckland, New Zealand at the start of the year.

RuPaul joined Michelle Visage and Aussie comedian Rhys Nicholson on the judging panel.

Aussie queens Art Simone (Geelong), Karen from Finance (Melbourne), Maxi Shield (Sydney), Coco Jumbo (Sydney), Jojo Zaho (Newcastle), Etcetera Etcetera (Sydney), and Scarlet Adams (Perth) all appeared on the show.

Joining the seven Australian queens were New Zealand queens Kita Mean, Anita Wigl’it and Elektra Shock.

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

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