When it comes to RuPaul’s Drag Race international spin-offs, few have been more anticipated than the second season of Canada’s Drag Race. After the success of the series’ debut season, fans were ready for more. Including us here at Werrrk, who might be a little bit obsessed with these queens.
The best part of every season is watching the queens enter the workroom for the first time. From the looks to the entrance lines, nothing beats the first chance we get to see the queens! For me, it was all about Beth‘s opening line, “I’m campy, glamorous, and socially anxious.” That was a little too real for me. However, everyone looked great. Canada isn’t messing around with these looks!
After a reunion of The Brat Pack, aka Kendall Gender, Gia Metric, and Synthia Kiss, RuPaul appeared on the screen, followed by the host of this series, Brooke Lynn Hytes, and new judges Brad Goreski and Amanda Brugel.
For their first challenge on the show, the queens would be jumping into a foam pit for celebrity photographer Caitlin Cronenberg to capture. These challenges are always so fun to watch because while they look ridiculous at the moment, the photo always turns out fierce. The winner of the first mini-challenge was Suki Doll!
For the first maxi-challenge of the season, the queens would be crafting outfits from the remains of items left in a coat check. While there were full-on outfits there, the queens still had to craft their own looks. Suki got a head start because she won the challenge, but she didn’t go when she was told to. It was an iconic moment where Brooke Lynn had to yell at her to go. Canada’s Drag Race is off to a great start.
Beth found herself being too picky with materials and in the end didn’t get much of anything she wanted to work with. Beth was struggling with her concept. As was Océane Aqua-Black, who injured her knee during the mini-challenge. She wanted to make an elegant look, but with her limp, she decided to go a different route.
While the queens were getting into drag to hit the runway, Kimora Amour shared that she has a 17-year-old son! Her son has never been embarrassed by her father’s sexuality and is supportive of his drag career! Meanwhile, Océane talked about how she applies her makeup completely blind. She doesn’t wear contacts and can’t see a thing without her glasses. She taught herself how to do her makeup like a map on her face. How inspiring is that?!
It was time for the queens to hit the main stage. Brooke Lynn looked gorgeous and was joined on the judges’ panel by Brad, Amanda, and Caitlin. Océane made the most of her limp by channeling a drunk character who broke her heel and is only wearing one shoe. It was brilliant!
It was time for the judges’ critiques. Pythia, Kendall, Audriana, Océane, Kimora, and Cynthia were safe. Suki, Stephanie Prince, and Icesis Couture got the best critiques, while Beth, Eve 6000, and Gia received the worst feedback from the judges. In the end, Icesis won the challenge, while Gia and Beth fell into the bottom two.
The queens faced off to Maneater by Nelly Furtado. But before they could do so, Eve, who was ruled safe, sobbed for several minutes. So, that was interesting. Gia got to stay, while Beth sashayed away.
This season is going to be a fun one! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!