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'Canada's Drag Race' Just Announced Brad Goreski, More as New Judges

'Canada's Drag Race' Just Announced Brad Goreski, More as New Judges

Time to meet the Fab 4.

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There's a new set of sheriffs in town.

On the heels of announcing that season one judge model Stacey McKenzie would not be returning, Canada's Drag Race has debuted a new slate of permanent judges. Before McKenzie decamped, as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, season one judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman had also announced he would not return. Chapman is set to be in production for a new project during filming of Drag Race.

Alongside Brooke Lynn Hytes, who made history as the first RuPaul's Drag Race alum to ever join a permanent panel in an iteration of the show, come new names like Brad Goreski, Amanda Brugel, and Traci Melchor.

Goreski notably will be holding down the fashion aspect of the show having had a breakout moment on The Rachel Zoe Project before becoming an accomplished stylist and television personality on his own. He will appear on every episode.

“I’m a huge fan of Canada’s Drag Race and am absolutely thrilled to be joining the show,” Goreski said in a release. “The drag in Canada is incredible, so I can’t wait to see the amazing looks and artistry that the season two queens are going to bring to the runway.” 

Brugel was a guest host on season one while Melchor was the show's "Squirrel Friend." The two will rotate in and out through the season.

“The secret’s out! We are so excited about our judging panel this season. They make a fabulous team, and the fans are going to love what each brings to the table,” said Trevor Boris, showrunner, Canada’s Drag Race. “Brooke Lynn Hytes is drag royalty and brings so much experience from season one, while Brad is a style icon, who is as funny as he is fashionable.”

“We’re also thrilled that Amanda and Traci are joining the team. Amanda was such a hit on the panel last season, and is of course an award-winning actress who will share her talents with our queens. And Traci is a legend of the Canadian entertainment industry and a huge supporter of Canada’s 2SLGBTQ+ and drag communities,” continued Boris.

The season is expected to debut later this year. 

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Mikelle Street

Mikelle Street is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial across Pride.com, The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus. Catch his words on Twitter. 

Mikelle Street is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial across Pride.com, The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus. Catch his words on Twitter.