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Meet Drag Race Holland's Official Host!

Meet 'Drag Race Holland's Official Host!

Meet 'Drag Race Holland's Official Host!

The Dutch version of the beloved drag competition is coming very, very soon!

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In case you didn't already know, RuPaul's Drag Race is slowly but surely taking the world by storm!  

The long-running, Emmy-winning reality competition series has more spin-offs that we can currently count and keep up with right now (more content is a good problem to have!), and with the recent announcement of the latest international franchiseDrag Race Holland—a new member is also joining the fam! 

Earlier today, World of Wonder made the announcement on social media that Fred van Leer will be officially taking helm of the Netherlands' version of Drag Race.

"Fred, listen up girl, I've got a serious question for you," Mama Ru herself asks van Leer in a video message posted to Twitter. "Would you like to host Drag Race Holland?" 

Fred's answer? An ecstatic, "HELL YES!" 

"I still can’t believe I’ll host Drag Race Holland with the blessing of RuPaul! What a dream!" van Leer said in a statement according to Entertainment Weekly. "This program is everything I believe in and stand for! It’s all about charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, and I can’t wait to see all the fantastic creations of the queens on the runway, the lip-syncs, and all the challenges we created. A first message to our queens: You’d better work, bitch! Good luck and don’t f--- it up!"

Before his Drag Race hosting duties, van Leer was known mostly as a celebrity stylist and a judge/host of Holland's Next Top Model, so he's definitely got the chops to help crown the first-ever Dutch Drag Superstar!

In the past few years, Drag Race has had quite the international expansion. Drag Race Thailand first captivated audiences in 2018 and already has two successful seasons in the bagDrag Race UK made waves across the pond for all of its hilarious (Andrew Garfield-filled) antics on BBC Three, and Canada's Drag Race is currently airing its very first season with season 11 finalist Brook Lynn Hytes as a judge.

Drag Race becoming a worldwide phenomenon?!

Drag Race Holland premieres on Friday, September 18 on Videoland in the Netherlands and on WOW Presents Plus for stateside fans! 

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel