The showstopping cast of Drag Race France has finally been unveiled ahead of its series premiere this month. Following in the footsteps of Drag Race España, Canada’s Drag Race, Drag Race Down Under, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Drag Race UK vs the World, Drag Race Holland, Drag Race Italia and Drag Race Thailand, the highly-anticipated French spin-off will include 10 sickening queens who, like its predecessors, will take part in weekly maxi-challenges to earn the title of France’s First Drag Race Superstar.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 star Nicky Doll has been confirmed as the host of the new spin-off, which will exclusively premiere on WOW Presents Plus in the UK on Saturday, 25 June. “I’m honoured and thrilled to be the mistress of ceremonies of this emblematic show, which is going to revolutionize French drag and give prominence to incredible queer artists,” the beloved queen said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “So, start your engines, and may the best drag queen… win!” Joining Nicky on the judges’ panel are actress and TV host Daphné Bürki and French DJ and LGBTQ+ activist Kiddy Smile.
The queens who will be making HERstory on Drag Race France’s first-ever season are: Elips, Kam Hugh, La Briochée, La Big Bertha, La Grande Dame, La Kahena, Lolita Banana, Lova Ladiva, Paloma and Soa de Muse, Meet the contestants below with their network-provided biographies Elips (Bordeaux) “Elips discovered drag through Rupaul’s Drag Race, in 2017.
At 26, and only after two years and a half of experience, she placed 3rd in the first season of Drag Contest (an Instagram makeup contest) and won the Drag Games in 2021.