Eleven new queens are entering the Werkroom for Canada’s Drag Race season 4! The new season sees Brooke Lynn Hytes, celebrity stylist Brad Goreski and ETALK’s Traci Melchor return as resident judges.
The queens are bonafide talent from across the Canada, including three queens from Toronto, two queens each from Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal, and one each from Edmonton and Calgary. With the title and a grand prize of $100,000 on the line, the competition is sure to be stiff.
Keep reading to officially meet the brand new queens!
Aimee Yonce Shennel
Official Bio: Aimee Yonce Shennel grew up in the Dominican Republic and moved to Canada in 2016. She is currently the reigning Miss Capital Pride and has won other local awards including Drag of the Year, Performance of the Year, and Fan-Favorite Drag Artist. Aimee seeks to share her drag openly because she knows making even one person smile can make a world of difference.
Official Bio: Aurora Matrix is a well-known performer in the Toronto drag scene, and is booked and busy five nights a week! Aurora has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from York University. They appeared as a guest on Crave's, Canadian Screen Award-winning original series 1 Queen, 5 Queers.
Official Bio: Denim is a transmasc drag queen known for her effortless blend of 2000s bimbo fashion, and futuristic club kid aesthetic. Denim has performed with King Princess, Charli XCX, Kim Petras, Tinashe, and Caroline Polachek. Last year, Denim discovered she is neurodivergent through an autism diagnosis which has become a point of activism in her drag.
Official Bio: She is an accomplished designer, and her costumes are famously elaborate and truly unforgettable; some have previously been seen on the Canada's Drag Race runway! Kiki also works as a chef and has entered several cooking competitions, including competing on Chopped Canada. Kiki is the youngest of nine siblings.
Official Bio: Kitten Kaboodle was introduced to drag during high school when she snuck into a gay club when she was 15, but it wasn't until 2012 when she learned to sew that Kitten Kaboodle was officially born. Kitten is a campy '70s showgirl who loves a variety show. She is a very popular drag designer who has already made several looks for previous queens who have appeared on the main stage at Canada's Drag Race.
Official Bio: Luna DuBois is a fashion icon in Toronto with a background in fashion techniques and design, a self-taught makeup artist, and hosted drag masterclasses. Luna uses her voice to represent for the underrepresented, and works with BIPOC performers to help ensure they are treated fairly. Luna proudly represents other queer Nigerians who share her story and find inspiration through her.
Official Bio: Melinda started performing drag at 37 and nothing has stopped her since. Melinda's titles include Mz. Gay Edmonton 2017 and Edmonton Drag Idol 2018, and she has performed at the top of Whistler Mountain for Jasper Pride. Melinda is passionate about mentoring young queens in the Edmonton drag scene and has produced shows highlighting Filipino and Asian cultures and underrepresented performers.
Official Bio: Nearah Nuff is part of Calgary's infamous drag family, the Nuff family, where she holds the title of Performer with a capital P. Nearah only started doing drag three years ago. She was a competitive dancer for six years, and also holds diplomas in makeup artistry, airbrushing, and is a clinical esthetician.
Official Bio: Sisi Superstar is Montreal's self-proclaimed underground, hyper-pop grunge queen. She is the co-creator of Montreal's biggest alternative queer event, Unikorn Parties, and is credited by many as a major force for alternative drag in the city. Aside from her drag career, Sisi is a DJ, songwriter, professional event planner, and community organizer.
The Girlfriend Experience
Official Bio: The Girlfriend Experience (a.k.a. Girlfriend) was born in Germany, and grew up between Vancouver with her mother and Germany with her father, and speaks fluent German. Two of the most important things to The Girlfriend Experience is living her authentic self and drag, and she documented her transition journey publicly to help anyone who is considering a similar path. Earlier this year, she began producing an all-trans drag show in Vancouver.
Official Bio: Venus is a well-known drag legend in Vancouver and is a member of the popular non-binary drag supergroup ENBY6. She is also a member of the Gender drag family with her drag mother, Kendall Gender from season 2 of Canada's Drag Race. Venus is a supermodel in the making. She has walked in New York Fashion Week, and has been selected to perform with Teyana Taylor, Orville Peck, and Charli XCX. As a Red River Metis two-spirit person, Venus' heart lies with her Metis family and ancestors in Manitoba, where she often visits to deepen her relationship with the land and her family's history.Have you heard the news?! The Morgan McMichaels X Drag Society Box is officially out! Run to Dragsociety.com to avoid missing out on this fab curation!