Rita Baga will host “Drag Race”… in Belgium
Rita Baga will host “Drag Race Belgium”.
Things are going well for Rita Baga outside our borders. The popular Quebec drag queen will be the host of the first season of Drag Race Belgium, the French-language franchise of the hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race.
Set to air on WOW Presents Plus in 2023, Drag Race Belgique is the second French version of RuPaul's Drag Race worldwide after Drag Race France >, whose presentation began last week on various platforms (including Crave in Quebec).
The phenomenon RuPaul's Drag Raceis no longer to explain for insiders, with its 14 seasons on American television, 16 international seasons and 7 editions All Stars.
Back to basics
The Belgian version led by “our” Rita Baga will take up the famous concept where drag queens must meet various challenges in order to win the competition.
RuPaul's Drag Racehas contributed, in recent years, to demystifying the art of drag for the general public… as Rita Baga (real name Jean-François Guevremont) also applied to it in Quebec with her appearances at Canada's Drag Race in 2019 and at Big Brother Celebritiesin 2021. Proof that Rita Baga touches people, already 25 000 tickets have been sold for her solo show, Créature, which should stretch over a hundred performances until 2023. She must also host La drag en moi, a new show, in the coming months.
What's more, this new mandate sounds like a homecoming for our endearing Rita, because she already lived in Belgium a few years ago, when she was finishing her university studies.
“ I can't wait to meet my Belgian colleagues. The Belgian drag scene is wonderful and I feel privileged to contribute to its influence. From the beginning of my career, I wanted to democratize the art of drag and make this wonderful, magical universe accessible to everyone. To see that today, I manage to continue this mission beyond borders, it is the most beautiful thing that can be. It's a dream come true! And now, may the best win!” Rita Baga said in the press release announcing the good news, adding that she was very excited to finally have the chance to put on the shoes of one of the most famous drag. queens in the world, RuPaul Charles, a dream that seemed inaccessible to him until then…