The primary Canadian to compete on the hit present “RuPaul’s Drag Race” earned fairly the high-profile endorsement on Saturday afternoon.
Toronto-born Brooke Lynn Hytes, who will seem on the upcoming 11th season, obtained a shoutout from the official @Canada Twitter account.
“Canada is behind you as strut your means in direction of changing into one fierce famous person!” the tweet stated.
The Canada account is operated by the federal authorities with the intention of “showcasing Canada to the world.” It options distinguished residents together with bite-sized classes in historical past, geography and tradition.
The remark earned a largely optimistic response from Twitter customers — Canadian delight was a significant theme.
“I like that my nation helps the artwork of drag,” one fan stated. “GO CANADA.”
One other joked that they had been “transferring to Canada the place artwork is appreciated.”
Hytes reacted to the tweet as nicely, saying “SO proud to be representing the #TrueNorthStrongandFierce.”
The brand new season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premieres on Thursday, Feb. 28, on OutTV. Fifteen contestants will battle it out for a grand prize of US$100,000.
The 2019 forged members had been launched stay on YouTube late final month.
“I’ve been watching the present because the very starting and it’s one thing I by no means thought I’d be capable to do as a result of I’m Canadian,” Hytes stated within the video.
“I’ve to be authorized to work right here, and I made it occur. I make stuff occur, what can I say?”