Canadian queens, you betta get ready to werk: casting begins for Canada's adaptation of RuPaul's Drag Race

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      Hennys have been all a-tizzy and revving their engines in the True North, strong and fierce, ever since the Canadian adaptation of RuPaul’s Drag Race was first announced on June 27.

      “The panel and judges will be from the Great White North, representing Canada’s very best,” RuPaul stated in a news release. “This new franchise has my whole-hearted blessing. Good luck…and don’t puck it up!"

      And now today (July 9), Crave announced that casting for Crave’s Drag Race Canada (werking title, and one that knows how to werk it) has officially commenced.

      Canadian applicants (who are 19 years or older as of September 1) can now submit their applications online.

      Competitors from Canada, who probably know a thing or two about throwing arctic-cold shade, will be werking it for a cash prize of $100,000 and the title of Canada’s First Drag Superstar.

      The series will consist of 10 episodes, each one hour long, will be shot in Ontario this autumn, and will premiere in 2020 on Crave and OUTtv.

      Fun fact: RuPaul has a timely Canadian connection.

      MAC Cosmetics, which was founded in Toronto in 1984, launched its Viva Glam lipstick in 1994 to fight HIV and AIDS and featured RuPaul as its campaign model.

      This year, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, MAC chose Canadian model Winnie Harlow from Toronto (who competed on America's Next Top Model) to become the new face of Viva Glam as she werked on recreating RuPaul’s fierce poses.
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