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Updated Nov 8, 2022, 5:57pm EST
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Justin Trudeau will be the first world leader to appear on Drag Race

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For the first time in the show’s history, a world leader will be making an appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race. A trailer for the show’s Canadian spinoff released Tuesday featured a clip of Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau greeting contestants in the Werk Room.

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Trudeau will appear in “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World,” where nine international queens will compete to win the series.

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The season will be hosted by Brooke Lynn Hytes, with additional judging by Canada’s Drag Race season one winner, Priyanka.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a climate change conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 18, 2022.
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This is not the first time a politician has joined the queens on the Drag Race franchise: In 2020, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York was a guest host, and called her cameo a “peak experience.” New Jersey’s Sen. Cory Booker, who is RuPaul Charles’ cousin, appeared on the show in 2021. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a cameo in June.

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