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RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia: Meet the queens rumoured to be joining the 2021 season

An Australian version of RuPaul’s Drag Race is set to begin filming in New Zealand on January 29, Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed on Thursday.

The Stan Original series is set to hit screens in late 2021, and the rumour mill is already spinning with speculation as to which Aussie and Kiwi queens will be battling it out for the title of Australia’s Next Drag Superstar.

Here’s all you need to know about the rumoured queens who could be lip-syncing for their lives in the groundbreaking new season.

Karen From Finance

Pictured: Karen From Finance,  a.k.a. Richard Chadwick

The race is on! Melbourne drag queen Karen From Finance, a.k.a. Richard Chadwick, is one of the biggest stars rumoured to be appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia in 2021

Melbourne queen Karen From Finance, a.k.a. Richard Chadwick, is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars rumoured to be heading on the show in 2021.

She’s already appeared at RuPaul’s Drag Con in LA in 2017, 2018 and 2019 as a presenter, and has hosted shows for world-famous Drag Race alumni in Australia, including Aquaria, Trixie Mattel and Sasha Velour.

Karen has performed in sold-out shows across the country, and her reputation makes her a shoo-in to appear on Drag Race Australia.

Felicia Foxx

Show-stopper: Felicia is an Aboriginal queen who hails from southwest Sydney, and boasts an impressive career which began at the age of 16

Show-stopper: Felicia is an Aboriginal queen who hails from southwest Sydney, and boasts an impressive career which began at the age of 16

Inspirational: She began her drag act to inspire youth to be their 'most charismatic selves' and to 'broaden the visibility of the LGBTQI community in Aboriginal communities'

Inspirational: She began her drag act to inspire youth to be their ‘most charismatic selves’ and to ‘broaden the visibility of the LGBTQI community in Aboriginal communities’

Felicia, a.k.a. Wendell French, is an Aboriginal queen who hails from southwest Sydney, and boasts an impressive career which began at the age of 16.

She began her drag act to inspire youth to be their ‘most charismatic selves’ and to ‘broaden the visibility of the LGBTQI community in Aboriginal communities’.

Since starting her career, she’s opened shows for Charli XCX, headlined numerous festivals and led the 40th and 41st Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

Coco Jumbo

Popular: Sydney-based queen Coco Jumbo has built up quite a reputation in the big smoke, and has been voted 'Sydney's favourite Drag Queen' on multiple occasions

Popular: Sydney-based queen Coco Jumbo has built up quite a reputation in the big smoke, and has been voted ‘Sydney’s favourite Drag Queen’ on multiple occasions

Sydney-based queen Coco Jumbo has built up quite a reputation in the big smoke, and has been voted ‘Sydney’s favourite Drag Queen’ on multiple occasions.

She’s known to put on an impressive show with her sharp wit and signature tongue pop, and has also appeared at Vogue Fashion Week.

The larger-than-life drag star has worked with several major brands throughout her career, including Myer and Jimmy Brings.

Art Simone

She's not shy! Melbourne-based queen Art Simone is known for her ever-flamboyant ensembles and exceptional make-up technique

She’s not shy! Melbourne-based queen Art Simone is known for her ever-flamboyant ensembles and exceptional make-up technique

Melbourne-based queen Art Simone is known for her ever-flamboyant ensembles and exceptional makeup technique.

She’s also the star of the WOW Presents Plus Series Highway to Heel, in which she joins fellow queens Down Under for a wild road trip.

Her website states she’s available for hens parties, drag bingo and even drag makeover sessions.

Vanity Faire

She knows the drill! Sydney-based queen Vanity Faire (pictured) already has a link to Drag Race royalty Courtney Act

Pictured: Courtney Act, a.k.a. Shane Jenek

She knows the drill! Sydney-based queen Vanity Faire (left) already has a link to Drag Race royalty Courtney Act (right)

Vanity Faire, a.k.a. Benjamin Moir, already has a link to Drag Race royalty in the form of Aussie contestant Shane Jenek, better known as Courtney Act.

The Sydneysider is the face of the successful wig company Wigs by Vanity, which is co-owned by Courtney.

Her character has become legendary within the Sydney drag scene, both in business and on stage.

Scarlett Fever

Renowned: Brisbane drag performer Scarlett, a.k.a. Jack Lucke, is one of Queensland's most well-known queens

Renowned: Brisbane drag performer Scarlett, a.k.a. Jack Lucke, is one of Queensland’s most well-known queens

Brisbane drag performer Scarlett, a.k.a. Jack Lucke, is one of Queensland’s most well-known queens.

She has been a successful drag artist since 2014 and is a huge fan of the Spice Girls, singing the band’s songs weekly at karaoke.

‘I’ve never wanted to look like a woman. I’ve always wanted to look like a painting of a woman,’ she previously said of her stunning drag look.

Coming soon! Daily Mail Australia confirmed earlier this week that the new season would begin filming later this month in New Zealand, most likely due to the unpredictable Covid-19 situation in Australia. Pictured: RuPaul Charles

Coming soon! Daily Mail Australia confirmed earlier this week that the new season would begin filming later this month in New Zealand, most likely due to the unpredictable Covid-19 situation in Australia. Pictured: RuPaul Charles

Daily Mail Australia confirmed earlier this week that the new season would begin filming later this month in New Zealand, most likely due to the unpredictable Covid-19 situation in Australia.

A source said: ‘It’s 100 per cent going ahead. Queens have been cast and they’ve signed NDAs [non-disclosure agreements] to keep it hush-hush.’

There’s no word so far on whether RuPaul Charles himself will host the show, like he does the British and American versions.

But it’s not beyond the realm of possibility, as his husband, Georges LeBar, is an Aussie and he regularly visits his in-laws Down Under.

The British and American versions of RuPaul’s Drag Race are available to stream on Stan in Australia

Man of the hour: There's no word so far on whether RuPaul Charles himself will be involved in the show. Pictured with his Australian husband, Georges LeBar, on September 22, 2019 in LA

Man of the hour: There’s no word so far on whether RuPaul Charles himself will be involved in the show. Pictured with his Australian husband, Georges LeBar, on September 22, 2019 in LA


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