It was only a week ago that we condragulated Priyanka, the Indian-Canadian children’s TV show host turned drag queen superstar, as the winner of Canada’s Drag Race, but we’re—to quote a one Alyssa Edwards—back, back, back, back again.
Side note: Jaida Essence Hall, Shea Couleé and now Priyanka all in 2020? Maybe the gays ARE winning… Anyway, next week we’ll see another international edition of the Emmy-nominated RuPaul’s Drag Race in Drag Race Holland. Look, if there’s one thing this year is giving us, it’s entertainment.
Hosted by stylist, former drag queen and Dutch queer icon Fred van Lee, the show comes after Drag Race producers, World of Wonder (WoW), plan to take over the world with a number of other international series—the U.S., U.K., Thailand, Canada, Dutch, Brazil and, apparently, an Australian one. We still haven’t heard anything concrete about the Aussie edition since it was announced back in August, 2019.
According to Digital Spy, instead of the standard cash prize of $100,000, the winner of Drag Race Holland will be rewarded with the honorary title, a cover shoot in the Dutch magazine Cosmopolitan Nederland and a custom-made haute couture dress by Dutch designer Claes Iversen. For reference The Viviane won a WoWPresents series over on the BBC edition of the hit show.
Keep reading to find out more about the next batch of queens (via Entertainment Weekly).
The cast of Drag Race Holland
Envy Peru is a 31-year-old Peruvian-Dutch drag queen and founder of the drag house Mermaids Mansion. She is also, apparently, the most followed drag queen on social media in the Benelux Union (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg).
26-year-old ChelseaBoy describes themselves as a “gender hybrid transformer,” combining futuristic sci-fi dystopian influences with nostalgic music from the ‘80s. Their drag incorporates unconventional materials, bald caps, prostheses and homemade head sculptures.
Sederginne is a 26-year-old drag performer whose drag queen persona is that of an old comedy queen. With over nine years experience in solo shows, club performances and ~the theatre~, Sederginne will sure be a total threat to the other queens.
Megan Schoonbrood is The Pageant Queen of the season. At 32-years-old, she has 23 no. 1 pageant titles, described as “sympathetic, articulate, clever, extravagant, beautiful, classic and a little bit trashy,” and also received a prolific award for her many years of commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community. Possibly the frontrunner going in.
Ma’MaQueen is the 30-year-old drag mother of the House of Holographic Hoes (what a name) in Rotterdam. They identify as non binary and call themselves a “conceptual look queen.”
Madame Madness is a 24-year-old drag queen from Amsterdam and the first bearded queen in the history of Drag Race.
Roem is a 21-year-old YouTube famous drag queen and insanely talented makeup artist originally from the “Bible Belt” of the Netherlands, Urk. She’s best known for her RuPaul’s Drag Race parody series online called Rapal Dark Res.
Miss Aby OMG
Miss Aby OMG is a 26-year-old Brazilian-Dutch drag queen from the famous Amsterdam drag house of Mermaids Mansion (FYI, her and Envy are drag sisters). According to her bio, “she will leave you saying, ‘OMG!’”
Patty Pam-Pam is the Netherlands’s self-described Queen of the South. She sings, lip-syncs, dances and brings a homemade couture aesthetic to every runway (whether that be high fashion or as camp as a tent).
Janey Jacké is the Dutch Princess of Pop and a veteran within the Dutch drag community. At 28 years old with over ten years experience as a drag performer, they’ve toured in the U.S. and Greece, been seen on Dutch TV and renowned for their looks, performances and “unstoppable energy.”
Where can I watch Drag Race Holland in Australia?
As of right now, Stan is trying to get the rights to stream Drag Race Holland (and RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Housewives of-like reality TV series, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue).
Until then, you can catch the premiere of Drag Race Holland on the 18th of September on Wow Presents Plus.