Hold on to your wigs, because Drag Race Mexico is coming, and it’s being hosted by one of the franchise’s “fan favourites”. The show, which is a spin-off of the iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race, is making its way to Mexico, and it’s all thanks to the incredible co-hosts: Valentina, of RPDR Seasons 9 and All Stars 4, and Lolita Banana of Drag Race France Season 1.
Valentina, who rose to fame on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is known for her stunning looks and her love of “French vanilla fantasies”. She’s a fierce queen who can lip-sync the house down (boots). That is if she manages to remember the words to the song.
But Valentina isn’t alone in this new venture. She’s joined by the equally talented Lolita Banana of Drag Race France.
Lolita Banana participated in the inaugural season of Drag Race France and is set to co-host Drag Race Mexico. Her foray into drag began in 2018 while she was working as a dancer. Notably, she was the first Mexican-born contestant to compete on a Drag Race series and placed among the top four of her season.
If you haven’t checked out any of the Drag Race franchise yet, you’re missing out. The show is a celebration of LGBTQ+ culture, music, and drag, and it’s a joy to watch. And let’s not forget the huge amounts of shade and drama that comes with each episode.
Like RuPaul’s Drag Race icon Valentina’s infamous season 9 mask, Drag Race Mexico‘s fabulous pair of hosts will ensure you’ll keep the new spin-off on at all times.
Season 9 competitor and All Stars 4 alum Valentina will cohost the first season of Drag Race Mexico alongside Drag Race France queen Lolita Banana. The two global queens will oversee the upcoming search for Mexico’s next drag superstar, with the cast to be unveiled at a future date.
Mexican American singer and actress Valentina rose to prominence on season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she became a fan-favorite queen prior to winning the season’s Miss Congeniality award. She was memorably eliminated, however, when she attempted to keep a face mask on during a lip-sync to Ariana Grande’s “Greedy,” which prompted RuPaul to stop the performance mid-song and ask the queens to reset — without Valentina’s facial covering. Valentina later returned to compete on All Stars 4, but was eliminated on episode 7.
Since Drag Race, Valentina has hosted her own show, La Vida de Valentina; appeared in Mexican versions of Elle and Vogue; and landed major roles on Fox’s live TV production of Rent and the Netflix drama La Casa de la Flores.
Lolita Banana, a Mexico City native based in Paris, became the first Mexican-born competitor on an international season on Drag Race France.
The Drag Race Mexico premiere date has yet to be announced, but it is expected to debut soon on WOW Presents Plus globally — including Mexico — and on Paramount+ in Latin American countries.