'Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World' Finalists Talk Poutine, Edibles and What It Would Mean to Win | Magazine Xtra (2023)

Victoria Scone, Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Ra'Jah O'Hara prepared everything ahead of this week's finale

RuPaulova Drag Racewas known as the "Drag Olympics" long before the franchise decided to embrace the label with its ownagainst the worldspin-off. Take a tour for thisDrag Racecarousel, Canada has hosted queens from all over the worldCanada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World.

Three visiting queens, Victoria Scone (UK), Ra'Jah O'Hara (USA) and Silky Nutmeg Ganache (USA), made it to the finals, along with hometown finalist Rita Baga of Canada. Before the final,Xtrawe caught up with each of the international finalists (Rita Baga declined to participate in the media) to talk about their favorite Canadian snacks, their Ru-Demption arcs, and what it would mean to be named Queen of the Mother-Pucking World.


Victoria Scone

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Your first race atDrag Raceunfortunately ended with an injury. How did you react when you received the invitation to work?Canada vs. the World?

I was delighted. I was hoping to go back at some point, but I expected to go back to the U.K. [edition].Canada vs. the World, it was such a climb for me. I didn't know who I would do it with, but it would be people from all over the world, as if I was going straight toAll stars.

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Your drag king look inspired by Fabio was a sensation. It's been a talking point this season. What would drag kings add toDrag Racespace if they are invited to the competition?

You guessed it yourself; that was the topic of conversation. It adds variety and is a more authentic representation of what the resistance is. We miss half the drag scene by only showing the queens. There are drag kings, drag things, so many different styles of drag and if you put all those different styles of drag together in this beautiful mixing pot, you have a beautiful drag cocktail.

You helped the cast understand the misogynistic root of the term "weak." I've seen a lot of unwarranted backlash against you online. Was the reaction difficult for you?

I knew what I was doing when I said that and I said it knowing I would get a backlash. I'm not interested. It's too important not to talk about it. I can't be in a room as the only cis woman, as I often am in a queer space, and not say it - just let it be said.
I also never asked anyone not to say it. I never said, "Don't say that."

I just want people to be aware of the meaning. And if you know the meaning then and still say it, then that's up to you.

ManyDrag Racecontestants refer to themselves as "big girls" or "fat and juicy". You use the word fat a lot—can you talk about how and why you use the word fat to describe yourself?

Because it was used against me in such a negative way, I'm giving it back in a way. Me and my British dear sister Lawrence Chaney, we both agree that we like to use that word. It shocks people when we describe ourselves that way, but we take it back and own it. I'm fat. I have body fat; we all have fat. But I'm not just fat - I'm funny, I'm generous, I'm kind. Fat is just one thing that I am.

What did you learn about Canada while filming?

I wish I had learned more! We are separated and locked away. But I learned that they are all so damn nice—and attractive! They are all stunning.

I think the Canadian way has gone our way this season. We really formed a sisterly bond. It's really nice to see a season that isn't all catty and horrible. We can love each other!

Did you have a favorite Canadian snack?

I had cheese curds, poutine. They gave me all different snacks all the time, because I also had a lot of [THC] gummies. That was probably my favorite thing about Canada: I could eat. Every night my pocket money for food would knock on my door.

What would it mean to you to be crowned the Mother-Pucking Queen of the World?

That would mean the whole world! It would mean a lot to many other people as well: they would feel represented and seen. A lot of what I do in my hobby right now is for other people. I always try to be good with my platform - I have tough conversations, I play drag king, I put my 'lesbian' self at the forefront of my comedy. But ultimately I'd like to win for myself because I feel like I'm a damn good drag queen. Period.


Ra'Jah O'Hara

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You competed against Brooke during Season 11Drag Race. What was it like to be judged by her? Was she fair?

Before the competition, I thought it might be a problem, but then I changed my mind. In the competition system, there are always former [winners] who come back and judge the competition and that's because they know what it takes. She is definitely qualified.

She was absolutely honest; she didn't play favorites at all. She was there to give it to us and she kept it real. Sisters always hold each other accountable.

How was itCanada vs. the Worlddifferent from your previous oneDrag Raceexperiences?

Goes toCanada vs. the World, it was different because of my mindset. Of course, I already didDrag Raceseveral times. I came absolutely confident, calm and really wanted to show the world who I am. I have already won the hearts of America; now I hope that the world will see me, fall in love and that I will be able to claim the crown.

You always serve views in the workroom and in the confessionals. What was your approach to your unwanted wardrobe for this season?

My wardrobe for the confessional was very inspiredComing to America. I was coming to Canada to find my crown, which is kind of a storyComing to America. I wanted to be inspired by that because of course it's a black classic. Cheers to Eddie Murphy!

You were filmingDrag Racewhen is the first seasonCanadian Drag Racebroadcasted. Have you seen it yet?

I have a! I went back and watched. There was a lot of drama on that one! Rita, Jimbo, Lemon! Oh my God. And say hello to Priyanka!

You've talked about your struggles dating as a queen this season. Have gentlemen invaded your DMs since that episode aired?

I don't check my inbox too often. It's a dangerous place! I like people to talk to me face to face. If you're out there reading, I love the people of Canada. I don't discriminate. I'm going on tour across Canada, so show up at the meeting and say hi.

Have you been looking for Ru-Demption this season?

The only Ru-Demption I come for is that crown!

What did you learn about Canada while filming?

I've actually toured Canada before. Me, Silky and A'keria did itZa Wong Foo-style tour of Canada. I absolutely love Canada, I knew the people would be nice and it would be a great experience because I love the country. While I was there [during filming] I saw the heart of Canada, which is the people.

Did you have a favorite Canadian snack?

I had a great poutine when I was there, but I had a cheesecake at one restaurant—I won't name it because I don't get paid without commercials, but this pecan cheesecake? To die for. You know it had some maple syrup in it!

What would it mean to you to be crowned the Mother-Pucking Queen of the World?

It would be a full-circle moment, knowing where I started and what my journey has been through the years I've invested in competingDrag Race. It would be a testament to the persistence I had throughout my journey. I'm a fan of sorority and that's whatDrag Raceit stands for me, it is my family, my saving grace, everything for me. To have the title of queen of the washing world, it would only mean that it cemented in her history the work I did.


Silky nutmeg ganache

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You competed against Brooke during Season 11Drag Race. What was it like to be judged by her? Was she fair?

She was very fair. She had no choice - she didn't want to be beaten by all of us. Honestly, she had a job to do and I had a job to do and we both did our jobs very well.

How was itCanada vs. the worlddifferent from your previous oneDrag Raceexperiences?

The biggest difference is that the girls see me as an icon and a legend and compete against me. They kept telling me: "We look up to you" and "You are a true inspiration to us." That's one thing I never took in and the girls never told me that when I was competing. It was refreshing and made it a little easier to compete as myself.

Now you are doneDrag Race,Drag Race All Stars,Drag Race: The Revue in Vegas,Celebrity Drag Race Secretand nowCanada vs. the World. What keeps you coming back to the franchise?

It is a real honor for them to call me and ask me to come back. I mean to be one of the girls that gets read all the time, but one thing most people should learn when they see me or my name or anything in my history, they should know that Silky always shows up, shows up on time, does a great job, entertains and leaves.

Would you come back if someone asked you?

Why not? Juju succeeded and made a career out of it. Why not — what makes me different? I know some girls say no and it depends on them. It's an honor to get that call, because look how many girls didn't get that call. Look how many girls are waiting by the phone. I consider it a true honor.

What did you learn about Canada while filming?

They confiscated us! What would you like me to know about Canada? I've been on Canadian tours and Canadians are nice, but I knew that before filming.

Do you have a favorite Canadian snack?

As an American, I have poutine and I like to put chicken tenders and ranch on it. That's my Canadian bite - the Canadian-American marriage you didn't know you needed.

You are a synchronized killer. Should the other girls watch out in this finale?

Absolutely. Especially since they had a chance to vote me off and they're not in Episode 5. They should definitely keep an eye out.

What would it mean to you to be crowned the Mother-Pucking Queen of the World?

It would be an honor for me to represent as the Queen of the World and to represent those who made it possible for me to start before I knew anything aboutRuPaulova Drag Race. Those competitions that helped polish me, the people that helped me get clothes, all the way to competitions atRuPaulova Drag Raceand losing. A win would be the true definition of tenacity and I hope I get that chance.

Final ofCanada's Drag Race: Canada vs The Worldwill be available to stream on Friday, December 23, at 9 p.m. EST on WOW Presents Plus in the US and on Crave in Canada.


Who will win Canada's Drag Race vs the world? ›

The winner of Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs. the World, Ra'Jah O'Hara.

What is the prize for Canada vs the World? ›

█ The contestant was awarded $100,000 for winning Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World.

How old is Miss Fiercalicious? ›

Miss Fiercalicious25Toronto, Ontario
Vivian Vanderpuss29Victoria, British Columbia
Irma Gerd32St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Bombae29Toronto, Ontario
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Who is the winner of Drag Race Canada? ›

The winner of Canada's Drag Race, Priyanka, the alias of Mark Suknanan, is the first drag queen to be featured on a national Canadian magazine cover.

Who is the most liked Drag Race winner? ›

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  • 7 Yvie Oddly.
  • 6 Violet Chachki.
  • 5 Sasha Colby.
  • 4 Jinkx Monsoon.
  • 3 Bob The Drag Queen.
  • 2 Sasha Velour.
  • 1 Bianca Del Rio.
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Who is the most famous Drag Race winner? ›

Sharon Needles - 1M

Her time on the show brought about some especially memorable challenge performances, runway looks, and workroom drama with fellow contestant Phi Phi O'Hara. With just over a million followers, Sharon's Instagram has her placed as one of the most popular winners of the Drag Race regular seasons.

Does Canada have a shot at winning the World Cup? ›

Canada has a shot at winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Even though it's not a great one. The Canadian men's national team has a one-in-50 shot at appearing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and a 1% overall chance of winning the entire event, according to Nielsen's Gracenote.

Is Canada still in the World Cup? ›

The Canada men's national soccer team have played at the FIFA World Cup on two occasions, in 1986 & in 2022 and will be playing in 2026.

Did Canada ever win in the World Cup? ›

Has Canada ever won the World Cup? Canada has never won the FIFA World Cup, eliminated in the group stage of their only previous World Cup appearance. Only eight nations across the globe have ever hoisted the World Cup trophy, with Brazil owning the most World Cup titles at five.

What is Kaos's real name from Canada's Drag Race? ›

Kaos (Calgary)

Kimmy Couture on the 'Canada's Drag Race' season 3 cast.

Where is Canada's Drag Race filmed? ›

Filming for many Canadian shows takes place in Toronto, so many assumed that Canada's Drag Race was produced in the city, but as it turns out, the studio is actually located in Hamilton, Ontario.

What nationality is fiercalicious? ›

Challenge Wins

Miss Fiercalicious is a Canadian drag performer and one of the contestants of the third season of Canada's Drag Race.

Who are the top 4 Canada's Drag Race? ›

Canada's Drag Race crowned its third-ever winner on Thursday in a dramatic finale that saw the final four queens of Season 3 — Gisèle Lullaby, Jada Shada Hudson, Kimmy Couture and Miss Fiercalicious — face off in an all-out smackdown for the win.

Why is it called RuPaul's Drag Race? ›

The title of the show is a play on drag queen and drag racing, and the title sequence and song "Drag Race" both have a drag-racing theme.

How many queens are in Canada Drag Race? ›

This is the second-ever Versus series within the franchise, with RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World kicking off this new "international all-stars" format back in February 2022. Just like its predecessor, Canada Vs. the World will also feature nine queens and will take place throughout six episodes.

Who is the most famous Drag Race contestant? ›

Bianca Del Rio is the most-followed "Drag Race" queen on Instagram, and she's one of the most successful. With 2.5 million followers on Instagram, Bianca del Rio continues to attract fans with her dry, brutal wit after winning "Drag Race" in 2014.

Who is the most controversial Drag Race winner? ›

James Ross, the artist formerly known as Tyra Sanchez and who won season two of RuPaul's Drag Race, is one of the most controversial figures in franchise history – a winner who previously quit drag all together and has been out of the limelight for some time after a major DragCon controversy a few years back.

Who is the most loved drag queen? ›

Bianca Del Rio, who was crowned the winner of RPDR season six, had 2.5 million followers on Instagram as of June 2022. Other Drag Race contestants with over two million followers on the platform are Katya Zamolodchikova, Adore Delano, Plastique Tiara, and Violet Chachki.

Who is the famous woman in drag racing? ›

Shirley Muldowney (born June 19, 1940), also known professionally as "Cha Cha" and the "First Lady of Drag Racing", is an American auto racer.

Who is the best female drag racer? ›

Shirley Muldowney is the best women's drag racer of all time. Not only was she the first woman to ever obtain a drag racing license from the NHRA, but she also became the first woman to win a Top Fuel World Championship. She repeated that feat two more times, becoming the first person to win the title three times.

Can a woman be a drag queen? ›

A female queen, diva queen, or hyper queen is a drag queen who identifies as a woman. These performers are generally indistinguishable from the more common male drag queens in artistic style and techniques.

How many years does the World Cup happen? ›

The tournament has been held every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, with the exception of 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War. The reigning champions are Argentina, who won their third title at the 2022 tournament.

Which country has won most football World Cup? ›

Brazil, the only team that has participated in every World Cup, is also the most successful team in the competition, having won five titles and finished second twice. Italy and Germany have four titles each, with Germany having reached more finals than any other team, eight.

What does FIFA stand for? ›

Founded in 1904 to provide unity among national soccer associations, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) boasts 209 members, rivaling that of the United Nations, and is arguably the most prestigious sports organization in the world.

Will the US ever host a World Cup? ›

The tournament will take place from a yet to be determined date in June to July 19, 2026, and will be jointly hosted by 16 cities in three North American countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The tournament will be the first hosted by three nations. Argentina are the defending champions.

Has Mexico ever won a World Cup? ›

Has Mexico ever won a World Cup? Mexico has competed in 16 of the 21 total World Cup tournaments since the inaugural tournament in 1930. However, it has never been able to win a World Cup.

Why is Canada out of the World Cup? ›

CTV National News: Canada out of the World Cup. Team Canada is reeling after being eliminated from World Cup contention following a crushing 4-1 loss to Croatia.

How is Canada eliminated from World Cup? ›

RECAP: Canada scores first goal, but eliminated from World Cup after loss to Croatia.

What's the farthest Canada has gotten in the World Cup? ›

1986 is the last time — and only time — the Canucks have made an appearance in the FIFA World Cup finals tournament. Aside from Mexico, who received an automatic berth for being the host country, Canada was the only team to qualify from CONCACAF after winning the final round group over Honduras and Costa Rica.

Who scored the fastest goal in World Cup history? ›

Former Turkish football player Hakan Sukur holds the record for the fastest goal in the FIFA World Cup, courtesy his 11th-second strike vs South Korea in the 2002 World Cup. Here's the top 10 fastest World Cup goals ever recorded.

Why is Crystal Methyd called that? ›

"I loved the name 'Crystal' whenever I first started," she said of her stage persona. "I was just gonna pick Crystal 'cause I like the name and it was kinda like witchy, and my friend was actually the one who gave me the idea for 'Methyd,' and I was like, 'I'll spell it with a 'y' so it's more womanly. '"

Is Crystal Methyd a drag mom? ›

She is the "drag mother" of RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 contestant Daya Betty.

Is RuPaul Charles his real name? ›

RuPaul, in full RuPaul Andre Charles, (born November 17, 1960, San Diego, California, U.S.), American entertainer who carved out an idiosyncratic place in popular culture as perhaps the most famous drag queen in the United States in the 1990s and early 21st century.

Can I watch Canada Drag Race in the US? ›

Canada's Drag Race - watch online: streaming, buy or rent

Currently you are able to watch "Canada's Drag Race" streaming on WOW Presents Plus, MTV or buy it as download on Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Vudu.

Will Drag Race Canada air in the US? ›

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs. the World premieres in the United States on WOW Presents Plus on November 18 at 9 p.m. ET.

Where is the birthplace of drag racing? ›

Drag racing was born in the dry lake beds in the California deserts. In the 1930s as engines got better and drivers got braver, speeds began topping 100mph. But it wasn't until after World War II that a bunch of kids with cars, hanging out with nowhere in particular to go, turned into something more serious.

Who is the king of drag racing? ›

Jerry (The King) Ruth is a former professional drag racer who raced in the "golden age of drag racing" in the 1960s and 1970s.

Who is the king of Drag Race? ›

Hugo is our drag king of the competition and drag is his full-time job.

Who are the most famous drag kings? ›

Male nameNameNationality
Stormé DeLarverieAmerican
Elvis HerselvisLeigh CrowAmerican
Hetty KingWinifred EmmsEnglish
Pepi LitmanPesha Kahane
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What are Drag Race girls called? ›

'Paddock girls', 'grid girls', 'umbrella girls' and 'race queens'; all terms used to describe the variety of scantily clad females that can be found strutting their stuff on race tracks the world over.

Who is RuPaul's drag daughter? ›

Aquaria (drag queen) - Wikipedia.

What is the point of drag racing? ›

A drag race is a competition between two vehicles racing side by side in a straight line for a distance of a quarter-mile (sometimes it's an eighth-mile), held on a monitored drag strip/racetrack – and in most scenarios, whoever makes it to the finish line first wins.

Do Drag Race queens get paid? ›

The show also helped RuPaul to amass a $60 million fortune. Although the winner receives a $100 thousand prize, the other contestants don't make much money. Despite the success of RuPaul's Drag Race, they only make a few hundred dollars per episode. However, most of them see the reality as an investment.

Which Drag Race queen has the most wins? ›

Nina Flowers is the first contestant to win a Maxi Challenge in the entire Drag Race franchise. Trinity The Tuck holds the record of the most Maxi Challenge wins in total, winning eleven Maxi Challenges across three seasons (three on US Season 9 and four in both US All Stars 4 and 7).

How many drag queens apply for Drag Race? ›

The duo, who have been casting the hit reality competition show for the last six of the show's 10 seasons (and the upcoming 11th season), receive up to 3,000 applications from drag queens each season hoping to be crowned America's next drag superstar.

Who wins Drag Race vs the world? ›

The winner of RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World season 1, Blu Hydrangea.

Which country Drag Race is the best? ›

The real reason "U.K." is number one is for Season 2, which is quite possibly the best "Drag Race" season from any franchise. The cast is stacked to the nines — absolutely any of the contestants would have made for a worthy winner.

Which is better Germany or Canada? ›

Is Germany better than Canada for living? Germany offers high level education at a low cost, great weather, good healthcare and a minimum cost of living. On the other hand, Canada provides a quality healthcare system, effortless PR applications and an excellent public health system.

Do drag racers win money? ›

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $78,000 and as low as $17,000, the majority of Drag Racing salaries currently range between $31,500 (25th percentile) to $66,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $78,000 annually across the United States.

How do drag race winners find out they won? ›

The winner of "Drag Race" finds out they won with the rest of the world when it airs live. Although it may seem like the winner is being crowned in the final episode, the show's producers film multiple endings with the final two or three queens, having them act out a winning moment.

What do the winners of Drag Race get? ›

Herstory was made Friday night when the “RuPaul's Drag Race” Season 15 winner was announced. The winning queen received a cash prize of $200,000 — a franchise record.

Who is the most famous drag? ›

Bianca Del Rio

Bianca Del Rio is one of the most famous drag queens in the world, but there are a few lesser known facts about her. She was born in New Orleans and her real name is Roy Haylock. She is an award-winning costume designer and has worked on Broadway as well as off-Broadway shows.

Is drag racing illegal in the US? ›

Street racing is also illegal, and participants can face severe consequences, including fines, jail time, and the loss of their driver's license. In contrast, drag racing is a legal and organized competition that takes place on a closed track.

Is it better to live in Germany or USA? ›

When taking into consideration the cost of living in Germany vs. the U.S., Germany really comes out on top. And not just in comparison to the US. Germany's cost of living remains lower than many other countries at a similar development level.

Is Germany healthier than the US? ›

Average body mass index (BMI) in Germany is 25.32, and USA's average is 27.82 - 10% higher than Germany's, according to Nation Master. "This could also be related to American portion sizes," said Monika Neubacher, RD.

Which country is richer Canada or Germany? ›

When it comes to comparing both of these nations considering their economy, Germany is by far the richer country. Canada exports add up to $462.90 billion, making it 12th in the world ranking. Germany on the other hand, ranks 3rd in exports, grossing about $1.46 trillion a year.

Is Canada's Drag Race worth watching? ›

The queens are fantastic, though. Truly stellar creativity and runway serves. It is worth watching the show for the talent; just be prepared to see the performers you are falling for be treated without dignity by the judges who do not deserve their place.


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