RuPaul’s Drag Race Mexico is the latest edition to be added to the beloved franchise, and many queens are claiming the series is full of great drama and amazing looks.
Fan favorite Valentina will host the series alongside fellow Drag Race alum Lolita Banana, who reached the top four on the inaugural season of Drag Race France in 2022. Both queens are of Mexican descent, with Valentina having spent a large portion of her working life in the country.
Valentina made huge waves in the Drag Race universe during her debut on season nine in 2017, winning over the judges and viewers alike.
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Valentina and Lolita Banana announced their joint hosting gig last month (12 May), during RuPaul’s DragCon in Los Angeles.
“It is such a pleasure to announce that my comadre, my dear friend Lolita and I will be the host, the official hosts of the historical first season of Drag Race Mexico,” she shared, at the event.
However, Drag Race queens are claiming this series is full of more than meets the eye.
At the recent premiere party hosted by WOW in Los Angeles, CA, queens noted that they are ecstatic for the talent and culture this will bring to the franchise.
Crystal Methyd shared “I am just really excited to see a season of Mexican Queens.” She went on to add, “I’m really excited to see lots of colors and connect with my culture.”
The series, which is set to premiere on June 22 on Paramount+ and WOW Presents Plus, has been a long awaited and fan demanded spinoff. Many fans were excited to see editions like RPDR Thailand brought to the streaming franchise, and many claim this will bring a larger variety of queens to the screens.
RPDR All Stars Season 8 contestant Jessica Wild went on to mention, “I am very excited and very proud because Mexico is my second home and all my Mexicans are always supporting me and now they have their own Drag Race in Spanish and I love it.”
The elegant queen went on to add “I want people to learn more about how amazing the Mexican culture is, and the drag queens from Mexico are sickening. Sometimes people think they have seen everything but Drag Race Mexico is going to bring something you’ve never seen before.”
More editions of RPDR are set to come in the near future as well.
“With the global expansion of RuPaul’s Drag Race, we’re thrilled to bring the franchise into three new Paramount+ territories – Germany, Brazil and Mexico – and are very excited that RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race will return for a third season with our partners at VH1/BET,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios.
“World of Wonder is delighted to expand its partnership with MTV Entertainment Studios,” said Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, CEOs of World of Wonder.
“Drag Race is about universal themes of love, self-expression, and acceptance – and there has never been a more important time than now for these ideas to be expressed internationally. Thanks to Chris McCarthy, Nina L. Diaz and their incredible team at MTV Entertainment Studios, we are honored to continue our mission to showcase the artistry of drag in different languages, and cultures around the world.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has earned 27 Emmys, is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and World of Wonder.