RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under: Season two contestants revealed


Meet the 10 new queens from season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under as it heads exclusively to Stan later this month

The fabulous queens taking part in season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under have just been announced.

The 10 new contestants competing for the crown were introduced in a trailer released by Australian streaming platform Stan on Thursday. 

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.’ 

The long anticipated announcement has come - season two's Queens for RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under have been revealed. (Pictured: RuPaul in a promo for the new season)

The long anticipated announcement has come – season two’s Queens for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under have been revealed. (Pictured: RuPaul in a promo for the new season)

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

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. 

The new season of the Stan Original Series will premiere on Saturday, July 30, with special celebrity guest stars to be announced soon.

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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‘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.’ 

Cailah Scobie, Stan’s chief content officer, said: ‘Aussie fans loved the Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under and demanded a second season.  

‘As the most awarded reality competition show in TV history, the decision was an easy one, and we can’t wait to see the incredible talent that the show will unveil after the high bar set by season one.’

The 10 new contestants competing for the crown were introduced in a trailer released by Australian streaming platform Stan on Thursday (cast pictured)

The 10 new contestants competing for the crown were introduced in a trailer released by Australian streaming platform Stan on Thursday (cast pictured) 

The first season streamed on Stan last year and was won by Kiwi queen Kita Mean.

The New Zealand performer pocketed the $30,000 cash prize and makeup supplies.

Kita, 36, whose real name is Nick Nash, beat several Aussie performers including Art Simone, Karen from Finance and Scarlet Adams.

'I am thrilled to produce and host a brand new season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under,' said host RuPaul Charles (pictured)

‘I am thrilled to produce and host a brand new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under,’ said host RuPaul Charles (pictured) 

The final episode saw video appearances by Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi, who inspired a rendition of Physical.

Kita has been the host of TVNZ’s House of Drag for two seasons, and has maintained her position as resident Drag Queen at Family Bar and Club.

She was one of 10 drag queens to compete in the Australasian version of the popular competition in 2021.

Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under exclusively on Stan in Australia

The first season streamed on Stan last year and was won by Kiwi queen Kita Mean (pictured)

The first season streamed on Stan last year and was won by Kiwi queen Kita Mean (pictured) 

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