‘Canada’s Drag Race’ Season 2: After the Sashay Top 3 with Kendall Gender

Xtra contributor Russ Martin gets all the tea ahead of this week's finale

As Canada’s Drag Race sashays towards its Season 2 finale, there’s just one member of the BratPack left standing: Kendall Gender.

Even before the show, Kendall was a force to be reckoned with in the Vancouver drag scene. She made her name for herself in her local scene as an artist and an activist who raised thousands for charity—largely through Visible, a show she created to showcase the creative talents of visible minorities in the city. In 2020 alone, she raised more than $25,000 for various Canadian charities.

On Canada’s Drag Race, Kendall was joined by two fellow members of the drag supergroup the BratBrack, Synthia Kiss and Gia Metric. Throughout the show’s run, though, Kendall proved her ability to stand on her own—especially the week she snatched a win during the roast of Brooke Lynn Hytes.

Ahead of the big finale, Kendall joined a special top three edition of Xtra’s After the Sashay to reveal what winning would mean to her, talk about her deep love for her girlfriend Patch Alexander and reveal the Black artists who inspire her drag.

Russ Martin is a writer whose work has been published in Flare, the Toronto Star, The Walrus, and NewNowNext. He lives in Toronto.

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