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

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

During Season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race, viewers were introduced to classic campy Quebecois drag via Rita Baga and the province’s newer generation of fashion queens via Kiara. With her club kid references and left of centre fashion, Season 2’s Pythia represents an entirely different side of the Montreal drag scene.

Pythia is an embodiment of everything that makes Montreal nightlife special: she’s wild, wonderful and full of artistic surprises. From her Satanic twin fortune-tellers look—hands down one of the best outfits to the runway in any Drag Race franchise—to her surprise Centaur reveal and the beautiful non-binary prom night outfit she created for her drag they-be during the makeover challenge, Pythia has made clever, unique decisions at every single turn in the competition.

Ahead of the big finale, Pythia joined Xtra’s After The Sashay to talk about the Montreal drag scene’s creative underbelly, her journey as an immigrant to Canada and what winning Canada’s Drag Race would mean to her.

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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