Taika Waititi and the Minogue Sisters Announced as Superstar Guests on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’


Stan has made a huge announcement ahead of the RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under premiere on Saturday, May 1.

Coming in hot as superstar guests are esteemed director Taikia Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok) Australian music legends and worldwide gay icons, Kylie and Dannii Minogue.

“I’m SO excited to finally be a part of RuPaul’s Drag Race for the first series Down Under,” Kylie said of her involvement with the show via a statement. “It’s such an iconic show and I can’t wait to watch the contestants perform their hearts out to win the title of Down Under’s first Drag Superstar!”

Dannii, also a big fan of the series, is also thrilled to be a guest. “I got to have a cheeky ‘Untucked’ chat with the girls on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under Season 1,” she told Stan.

“They had come straight from the runway challenge so it was exciting and tense all at the same time, not knowing who was going to have to lip-sync for their life!”

We’re not sure whether the stars will be judging runway looks, mentoring a maxi challenge, or dishing expert tips in the werkroom — but their involvement spells S.U.C.C.E.S.S!

Premiering on Saturday, May 1 on Stan, the eight-part original will see the most fabulous and fierce local drag queens compete to be the first-ever Down Under Drag Race Superstar.

Hosted by RuPaul himself, and accompanied by fellow drag icon Michelle Visage with Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson, the 10 fierce Aussie and Kiwi queens competing to be Australia’s first-ever Drag Race Superstar are Anita Wigl’it (Auckland, NZ), Art Simone (Geelong, VIC), Coco Jumbo (Sydney, NSW), Elektra Shock (Auckland, NZ), Etcetera Etcetera (Sydney, NSW), JoJo Zaho (Newcastle, NSW), Karen from Finance (Melbourne, VIC), Kita Mean (Auckland, NZ), Maxi Shield (Sydney, NSW) and Scarlet Adams (Perth, WA).

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