Australian edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race reportedly set to begin filming this month

Ru is reportedly already in hotel quarantine

The Australian edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race is reportedly set to begin filming this month, with RuPaul having just touched down in Auckland.

As reported by Daily Mail, the show is set to begin filming at the end of this month in New Zealand after location changes were made following the latest coronavirus clusters in Sydney.

“‘It’s 100 per cent going ahead,” a source reportedly told the publication. “Queens have been cast and they’ve signed NDAs to keep it hush-hush.”


New Zealand’s Express Magazine reports that RuPaul is currently undergoing hotel quarantine in Auckland, though it is not yet confirmed whether he’ll host the season.

Express also reports that the series will be 10 episodes long, featuring 10 Australian queens and two New Zealand ones. The series will also reportedly be a Stan exclusive.

Daily Mail listed some of the Australian queens that are apparently set to compete in the series, including Sydney’s Vanity Faire, Brisbane’s Scarlett Fever, Newcastle’s Jojo Zaho and Melbourne’s Karen from Finance.

While fans don’t know if Ru will host the Australian series as he does the US and UK iterations, it’s being reported that Courtney Act – who competed on the sixth season of the US series – might be up for the hosting job, as she’s just returned home from the UK.