Canada’s Drag Race announces celeb guests


Canada’s Drag Race will feature a few familiar faces, in addition to the 12 previously-announced queens taking part in the first-ever season.

The brand-new Canadian answer to RuPaul’s Drag Race will welcome a number of celeb guests from Canada and beyond, including actors, musicians and reality TV stars, when the show premieres this summer.

Drag Race fans will be happy to see core judge Michelle Visage pop by to give her trademark tough love to Canadian queens. Also from the TV sphere: Broadcaster Traci Melchor and past Project Runway Canada champ and fashion designer BIDDELL (aka Evan Biddell).

Actors and comics stepping into the judges’ chair include Elisha Cuthbert (24), Tom Green (The Tom Green Show), Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Jade Hassoune (Shadowhunters). Synth-pop star Allie X will be appearing, as will singer/songwriter Deborah Cox.

A number of non-judge guests will also stop by throughout the season (though, this being Drag Race, we can assume some judging will take place.) That roster includes Drag Race UK queen Crystal, Canadian drag mainstay Michelle DuBarry, lifestyle gurus Colin and Justin, music producer RALPH, choreographer Hollywood Jade, photographer Matt Barnes, standup Sabrina Jalees, and actor Stefan Brogen.

The guest stars join the previously-announced core roster of judges, which includes season 11 Drag Race runner-up (and hometown queen) Brooke Lynn Hytes, Toronto fashion personality Stacey McKenzie and UnREAL star Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.

Canada’s Drag Race also released the show’s first full-length trailer – check it out below:

Canada’s Drag Race premieres July 2 on Crave.



Natalia came to NOW as the food writer in 2015 before taking over the lifestyle desk in 2019. She has written about food, style, technology, life and travel for the National Post, Sun Media, blogTO and Metro. She enjoys thrift stores and bad puns.

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June 15, 2020

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