Brooke Lynn Hytes took the long road to “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and set the bar really high for future aspiring Canadians who wants to compete on the Superbowl of drag.
Originally from Toronto, she moved to South Africa, New York and then to Tennessee to pursue her dream of making it on the show. She first came into our radar way back in 2014, when she performed at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC, along with other local drag entertainers, in a show headlined by Alyssa Edwards. Back then, there was a lot of buzz around her competing on the “Miss Continental” pageant, which she ultimately won.
Her performance on the show was one of the best from the ensemble cast. She captivated the audience with her high energy dance routines, particularly her pirouettes, jump splits and death drop — a dance move that is very uncommon in the Vancouver drag scene, even with the universal health care.
As a Canadian making it on the show is already a huge feat in itself, but slaying the runway and challenges (a total of three wins) and making it to the top two … is definitely a record that will be hard to break. She may have messed up the Snatch Game as Céline Dion, but she definitely made Canada proud with her perfection and unwavering determination to make it far on the competition, all while representing Canada in the best way she possibly can.
Bravo Brooke Lynn Hytes! Well done!