Greek-Canadian drag queen Pythia made a splash during the first episode of the second season of “Canada’s Drag Race,” which premiered on Crave on Thursday evening.
Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Pythia is the first performer of Greek heritage to be featured on any of the show’s multinational franchises.
Greek fans of the show are incredibly proud of the performer, and many have shared their excitement on social media.
Competitors and viewers alike were stunned when the Greek-Canadian drag queen entered the show’s “Werk Room” donning a hot pink helmet inspired by ancient Greek warriors.
Pythia announced “Let’s have tzatziki!” when first arriving on the show, making a memorable entrance.
Let’s have tzatziki mothertuckers! 🥒
Can’t believe today is real… I just… no words! Love you all. 💕😭🥺 pic.twitter.com/SHwb1bwukj
— Pythia (@queenpythia) October 15, 2021
Greek-Canadian drag queen Pythia impresses
During the first mini-challenge, during which the contestants had to jump into a foam pit and pose for a photo shoot in mid-air, Pythia even made a hasty prayer in Greek before jumping.
The contestants were challenged to create haute-couture looks fit for a premiere party out of materials that could be leftover at a coat check, including coat tickets and plastic party cups.
With a stunning lime green Y2K-inspired look, Pythia was safe to compete in the next episode.
The drag queens whose looks were not up to snuff had to compete in a “lip sync for their lives” in order to stay in the competition.
The winner of Canada’s Drag Race will receive $100,000, a full supply of makeup and beauty products courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart, and, of course, the title of Canada’s Next Drag Superstar.
Canada’s Drag Race part of international phenomenon RuPaul’s Drag Race
The first season of Canada’s Drag Race aired in the summer of 2020, and soon garnered millions of fans. The show was the most critically acclaimed original production for the network Crave.
The second season is judged by Brooke Lynn Hytes, Canadian drag queen and runner up in the eleventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, actress Amanda Brugel, and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski.
Canada’s Drag Race is one of the many international spin-offs, which include shows in Spain, Holland, Thailand, and the UK, of the wildly successful and critically acclaimed US show RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The show is hosted by drag queen, actress, singer, and fashion icon RuPaul Charles, and has won not only countless awards but also a dedicated fan base.
RuPaul himself has won six consecutive Emmy awards from 2016 to 2021 for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program, and the show has been awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program four consecutive times.
The show has been likened to the Superbowl for the LGBT community, as large viewing parties in clubs, bars, and homes were popular before the pandemic.
The show was ranked 93 on the Guardian’s list of top 100 television shows of the 21st century in 2019.