RuPaul’s Drag Race star Rita Baga goes to Belgium.
The French Canadian queen and the official Instagram handle of Canada’s Drag Race have said that the finalist of the Belgian spin-off Drag Race Belgique will host the first season.
“My biggest dream comes true as I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been chosen to host a Drag Race franchise,” Rita said.
“Can’t wait to show you the talented queens that are reigning in the beautiful Belgium, this country that has been my home a few years ago when I was completing my university degree. The drag scene in Belgium is vibrant, dynamic, and unique!”
Rita is the most recent member of the American edition of Drag Race alumni, such as Brooke Lynn Hytes of Canada’s Drag Race, Nicky Doll of Drag Race France and Jiggly Caliente of Drag Race Philippines, who are staples in spin-off panels around the world.
WOW unveiled the Belgian global version in April, adding that the series will air in French with subtitles on the subscription-based streaming platform WOW Presents Plus and a local network in its home area.
“Drag is a universal language, and Drag Race continues to attract global viewers, so we are thrilled to introduce a fierce new group of queens with Drag Race Belgique,” stated the co-founders of the World of Wonder, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato – also serves as executive producers with RuPaul and Tom Campbell.
“As our drag family continues to grow, we look forward to watching these Belgium queens sashay onto our screens.”
Drag Race Belgique is among the several worldwide queendoms led by Mama Ru, with different versions of the award-winning franchise emerging in Chile, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Canada, Holland, Australia, Italy, Spain, and France.
The show will also be available in the Philippines and Sweden.