WATCH: RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under | Announcement | A Stan Original Series
While the internet has speculated who will star in RuPaul’s Drag Race’s first Aussie season, the ten queens will be officially revealed on Stan’s 2021 Mardi Gras parade float. Float category is: “Homecoming Queens.” Harking back to RuPaul’s message of love and self-acceptance (cya l8tr inner saboteur), Stan’s float celebrates love and being the best version of yourself.
As Ru says time and time again, “if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”
“Drag Race is so much more than dips, glamour, and gags,” said Mardi Gras CEO, Albert Kruger. “Drag Race has been pioneering queer voices and providing a platform for queer stories in the mainstream for over 10 years. That sort of visibility goes so far in helping foster understanding and acceptance of LGBTQIA+ people all over the world.”
“We’re very excited to be helping announce the local queens at Mardi Gras, and showing the rest of the world the talent we have Down Under.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under was officially revealed back in January via a G’day message from Ru. The series was secretly filmed in New Zealand during January and February, and is *rumoured* to drop in April. We’ll know more about the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under when it’s revealed this weekend, and later premieres exclusively on Stan.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will stream live on SBS from Saturday, 6th of March at 7.30pm. In the meantime, we'll be here, bing, bang, bonging to the RuPaul's Drag Race UK season two banger, "UK, Hun."