Michelle Visage RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under

RuPaul steps down, as Michelle Visage steps up to host RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under

She's making herstory!

She’s making herstory! Michelle Visage is stepping into RuPaul Charles’s iconic shoes and will be hosting Season Four of Stan Original Series Drag Race Down Under.

Michelle journeyed with RuPaul to Australia and New Zealand after being an icon of the franchise since its inception, joining Ru and Aussie comedian Rhys Nicholson in 2021.

“Thank you, RuPaul, for entrusting me with one of your beloved shows,” the 55-year-old said of the honour.

“The colour, humour and outrageousness of Down Under drag holds a special place in my heart. I’m ready to do everything in my power to encourage these beautiful queens to believe in themselves and let their inner light shine through.”

Michelle Visage. Instagram.

RuPaul shared his excitement about his predecessor taking her place on the RP throne.

“It has been my great honour to bring Drag Race to Australasia. I can’t wait to see the franchise flourish under the leadership of the incredible Michelle Visage,” he said.

Ru will remain an Executive Producer on the show while Aussie comedian Rhys Nicholson will also return as a judge for the new series.

What can fans expect from Drag Race Down Under?

Drag Race Down Under will feature an exciting line-up of extra-special celebrity guests.

Drag Race Down Under is such a beloved show and we’re excited to welcome Michelle as our new host to nurture fresh local talent alongside Rhys Nicholson and our yet-to-be-announced Australian Drag Race royalty from Season 1, 2 & 3,” Stan’s Chief Content Officer Cailah Scobie said.

This season will have the whole world talking, and we can’t wait to show what makes Drag Race Down Under so special.” 

Who will compete?

The upcoming season will star ten talented new Queens from Australia and New Zealand. They’ll battle it out for a cash reward and the prestigious title of “Down Under’s Next Drag Superstar”.

The contestants have not been revealed yet, so stay tuned!

Michelle Visage and Ru Paul on Drag Race Down Under. Stan.

Drag Race Down Under will premiere exclusively on Stan later this year.

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