RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under announces THREE celebrity guest stars

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under announces THREE celebrity guest stars ahead of the season premiere

Bindi Irwin, Robert Irwin and Lucy Lawless will be appearing on the brand-new season of the Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.

The homegrown wildlife warriors and star of Xena: Warrior Princess are the first three guests announced ahead of the premiere on Saturday, July 30.

‘How could we not be involved in a show as fun and iconic as RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under?!’ Bindi and Robert said.

Bindi Irwin, Robert Irwin and Lucy Lawless will be appearing on the brand new season of the Stan Original Series RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under. Pictured: RuPaul

Bindi Irwin, Robert Irwin and Lucy Lawless will be appearing on the brand new season of the Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. Pictured: RuPaul

‘We’re big fans and we’re chuffed to help kick off the new season, especially after Art Simone’s hilarious Snatch Game impersonation last year! We can’t wait to see how all our Down Under kanga-rus go this season.’

Lucy Lawless added: ‘I absolutely loved being part of the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under and can’t believe I got to sit beside RuPaul, Michelle and Rhys!

‘Of course I know a thing or two about being a warrior princess but these new queens are absolutely next level. So fierce and so fabulous, I was in complete awe and am really looking forward to seeing how they all go!’

'How could we not be involved in a show as fun and iconic as RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under?!' Bindi and Robert said. (Both pictured)

‘How could we not be involved in a show as fun and iconic as RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under?!’ Bindi and Robert said. (Both pictured)

It comes after the fabulous queens taking part in season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under were recently announced.

The 10 new contestants competing for the crown were introduced in a trailer released by Stan earlier this month.

Host RuPaul Charles, who looked exquisite in a glamorous silver dress, declared: ‘We’re back, and my Down Under Queens are ready to shine brighter than ever.’

RuPaul will be joined on the panel by returning judges Michelle Visage and Rhys Nicholson.

'I absolutely loved being part of the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under and can't believe I got to sit beside RuPaul, Michelle and Rhys!' said Lucy Lawless (pictured)

‘I absolutely loved being part of the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under and can’t believe I got to sit beside RuPaul, Michelle and Rhys!’ said Lucy Lawless (pictured)

Lucy is a gay icon thanks to her role in '90s fantasy TV series Xena: Warrior Princess

Lucy is a gay icon thanks to her role in ’90s fantasy TV series Xena: Warrior Princess 

There is a diverse range of talent this season, including a fire-breather, an Australia’s Got Talent semi-finalist and queens with First Nations and Māori heritage.

‘I am thrilled to produce and host a brand new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under,’ RuPaul said in a statement.

‘We’ve only just begun to shine a worldwide spotlight on the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of Australasian queens.’

Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under premieres Saturday, July 30, at 5pm only on Stan

The celebrity guests will be starring in the new season, which is set to premiere on Saturday, July 30

The celebrity guests will be starring in the new season, which is set to premiere on Saturday, July 30

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season two cast

Aubrey Haive (Timaru, NZ), 25 

Aubrey is no stranger to being in front of the camera, as she is already a budding actor and musical artiste.

This fashion-forward queen originally hails from Timaru, New Zealand, but is now based in Melbourne.

Aubrey Haive (Timaru, NZ), 25

Aubrey Haive (Timaru, NZ), 25

Beverly Kills (Brisbane, QLD), 21

Beverly Kills started doing drag within just a few months of turning 18.

Not just a pretty face, she offers something extra with her burlesque, including a good whipping and some fire breathing.

Beverly Kills (Brisbane, QLD), 21

Beverly Kills (Brisbane, QLD), 21

Faúx Fúr (Sydney, NSW), 27

Faúx Fúr has been a regular face, and the loudest voice, on the Sydney drag scene for the last seven years. 

She is proud to represent her Asian heritage, and comes with the biggest of hearts to uplift others through all her performances.

Faúx Fúr (Sydney, NSW), 27

Faúx Fúr (Sydney, NSW), 27

Hannah Conda (Sydney, NSW), 30

After conquering the Perth drag scene, Hannah Conda took a leap of faith and made her way to Sydney in 2015.

She co-founded ‘Drag Storytime’ in 2016 where she reads to children while dressed in drag to teach them about inclusion, acceptance and love.

Hannah Conda (Sydney, NSW), 30

Hannah Conda (Sydney, NSW), 30

Kween Kong (Adelaide, SA), 29 

Kween Kong is originally from New Zealand, and of Tongan and Samoan heritage, currently residing in Adelaide.

She is the matriarch of Haus of Kong, a drag collective that aims to change the lives of its young recruits both on and off the stage. 

Kween Kong (Adelaide, SA), 29

Kween Kong (Adelaide, SA), 29

Minnie Cooper (Sydney, NSW), 49

Minnie Cooper is considered drag royalty among the Sydney circuit, with a glittering career that spans more than 20 years.

In 2016, she was a semi-finalist on Australia’s Got Talent, combining her drag and musical theatre talents. 

Minnie Cooper (Sydney, NSW), 49

Minnie Cooper (Sydney, NSW), 49

Molly Poppinz (Newcastle, NSW), 30

Molly Poppinz originally made a name for herself in Vancouver after struggling to find the confidence to do drag in her hometown of Newcastle, NSW. 

In 2018, she was crowned Vancouver’s most ‘Fierce Queen’, before returning to Newcastle to build a thriving drag community.

Molly Poppinz (Newcastle, NSW), 30

Molly Poppinz (Newcastle, NSW), 30

Pomara Fifth (Sydney, NSW), 28 

Growing up in the suburbs of Western Sydney, Pomara Fifth always stayed true to herself and never let the bullies and naysayers keep her down for long.

She represents both First Nation Australian and Māori queens and has a reputation for being a versatile, multi-talented performer and host.

Pomara Fifth (Sydney, NSW), 28

Pomara Fifth (Sydney, NSW), 28

Spankie Jackzon (Palmerston North, NZ), 37

Spankie Jackzon is a New Zealand drag performer best known for winning the $10,000 cash prize on the Kiwi series House of Drag.

She is the official host and roving reporter of The Wellington International Pride Parade, bringing drag to small towns across Aotearoa. 

Spankie Jackzon (Palmerston North, NZ), 37

Spankie Jackzon (Palmerston North, NZ), 37

Yuri Guaii (Auckland, NZ), 25

Starting out at the age of 18, Yuri Guaii has been doing drag for going on eight years, making her start in the Auckland drag scene.

Having studied fashion design, her secret weapon is her sewing skills and she is known for creating all her own show-stopping drag looks. 

Yuri Guaii (Auckland, NZ), 25

Yuri Guaii (Auckland, NZ), 25

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