Priyanka Talks About Her ‘Canada’s Drag Race’ Win Being the Representation That She Didn’t Have

by Jeremy Spirogis

Though the most recent RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoff, Drag Race Holland, is in full swing, followers are nonetheless celebrating the Priyanka’s win. She gained the primary season of Canada’s Drag Race. She talked about her win and what it means in a latest interview.

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Priyanka is the primary winner of ‘Canada’s Drag Race’

Priyanka didn’t have a traditional street to turning into the winner of a RuPaul’s Drag Race present. Still, it was at all times evident that she would almost definitely find yourself taking the crown. Before Canada’s Drag Race, Priyanka, whose actual title is Mark “Suki” Suknanan, was a youngsters’s host on Canadian tv. Suki had solely been doing drag for 2 years earlier than touchdown the present and was nonetheless doing the tv gig whereas nonetheless being on the drag circuit.

In the competitors, Priyanka gained two essential challenges and positioned excessive as soon as. She had two backside two placements. Both instances she was within the backside, Priyanka was part of two of the season’s greatest lip-syncs. The first efficiency was in opposition to Kiara after they carried out to Celine Dion’s “I Drove All Night.” Her second time within the backside was in opposition to Ilona Verley, they carried out Allie X’s “Hello.” And regardless of her Snatch Game efficiency as Miss Cleo being lower than spectacular, Priyanka was one of many season’s high comedy queens.

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In the ultimate problem and lip-sync, Priyanka ended up prevailing over the opposite members of the highest three, Rita Baga and Scarlett BoBo.

She not too long ago spoke about her win and its affect

In an interview with AskMen, Priyanka spoke about successful the present and what it means for therefore many individuals, together with younger those that look similar to her.

“I never had a Priyanka to look up to,’ she explained. ‘I don’t know a brown gay man that I could look up to and be like, ‘That could be me one day.’ So I was so happy to be able to be that person for a lot of people, and I still am, which is amazing, My story ain’t perfect, so it’s really, really cool, you know?”

But Priyanka didn’t simply present this illustration on an enormous platform, she gained your entire competitors! For Canada’s subsequent drag famous person, that takes it to a wholly completely different degree.

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She defined, “It’s one thing to be the representation of the season for brown people, but it’s another thing to be real good at what you do, and take the crown, because it just shows, ‘Oh, they didn’t just cast her because she’s a brown girl, she won the whole f*****g thing. She is just as good as the white girl, and that girl, and this girl.’ That’s what people needed to see, and I think it’s f*****g cool.”

Canada’s Drag Race hasn’t formally been renewed for a season 2 however its totally anticipated to return .

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