Speculate no more, hunties! The award-winning Australian comedian, Rhys Nicholson will join host RuPaul and veteran judge, Michelle Visage on the main judging panel for the highly anticipated RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.
“I just can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have been invited into the illustrious house of Drag Race. I genuinely still can’t bloody believe it. The first words RuPaul ever said to me were ‘welcome to the family’ and that’s exactly what it feels like. A family. Ru and Michelle are my new mummies. I hope the editors took out the bits were I’m just staring at them wide eyed trying to comprehend sitting next to them.” Rhys said. “Being able to be a part of the show and help expose the world to our distinctive and particularly magnificent style of Down Under drag will forever be a highlight of my life and an honor. I hope I didn’t f**k. It. Up.”
Alongside Mama Ru and Michelle, Rhys will bring his polished eye for style and sharp Aussie wit to the first ever local version of the most awarded reality competition show in herstory.
RuPaul said, “Rhys Nicholson is the perfect addition to the Drag Race Down Under family. His quick wit, love of drag, and willingness to carry Michelle Visage’s heavy luggage have already made him indispensable. I know our audience is going to love him as much as we do.”
As for who our Down Under queens will be? Keep your eyes peeled for the competing queens sashaying their way to our screens, this weekend!
The series will stream exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the US and other international markets, day-and-date with local airings.
“I cannot wait for everyone to see that Down Under queens have some of the biggest charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talents in the world. Thank you to Stan and TVNZ OnDemand for providing a platform for these outrageous drag artists to share their heart, soul and humor,” said RuPaul.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is a World of Wonder production in collaboration with Warner Bros International Television Production New Zealand for Stan and TVNZ. Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, and RuPaul Charles serve as Executive Producers. Passion Distribution will distribute the series globally in line with Passion Distribution and WOW’s distribution strategy.