Brooke Lynn Hytes is Named a Judge on ‘Canada’s Drag Race’

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Congradulations to Brooke Lynn Hytes who just scored a judging gig on Canada’s Drag Race!

For the herstorical first season, drag artists will have to slay the Drag Race stage in front of a dynamic and diverse panel of judges including Brooke, actor and activist Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman; and model, runway coach and America’s Next Top Model mentor Stacey McKenzie. Additionally, ETALK Senior Correspondent Traci Melchor joins the series with a heavy dose of fabulousness, as Canada’s very first Squirrel Friend.


“I’m thrilled to reveal my hand-picked judges for Canada’s Drag Rac . By the power vested in me, I command them to go forth and be my ‘Judge Judys’ of the North,” said RuPaul.  “I have complete confidence in their ability to choose Canada’s first drag superstar!”

Each week on Canada’s Drag Race the resident judges will helm every episode, visiting the Werk Room, introducing challenges, revealing episode twists, and deciding who “Sash-ehs Away”, and who stays, after the epic Lip Sync For Your Life performance.


“Herstory! I remember a year ago I was in the @worldofwonder offices, just after filming season 11, and I said ‘I want a Canadian Drag Race…and I want to be a judge!’,” Brooke captioned on Instagram on Thursday, September 26. “Well, dreams come true! I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be a permanent judge on @canadasdragrace and to be able to help show the amazing talent the north has to offer. Thank you.”

Brooke competed on season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race this past year and finished runner-up to eventual winner Yvie Oddly. The show collected several trophies at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards last weekend including Outstanding Reality Competition Program and Outstanding Reality Competition Host.


Canada’s Drag Race will air locally on Crave. More to come on the queens that will be competing for the coveted title and where you’ll be able to watch it in the upcoming months.


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