‘Canada’s Drag Race’ Season 2: After the Sashay with Eve 6000

Xtra contributor Russ Martin gets all the tea from this week’s eliminated “Drag Race” contestant

Season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race faced critiques that the Ontario-stacked cast was more like Toronto’s Drag Race. For Season 2, just one queen represented the country’s biggest drag hub – Eve 6000. Luckily for us, Eve’s got enough personality to fill up an entire province.

Though she rubbed other contestants the wrong way at times, Eve has been the main character of Season 2 thus far. From bursting into tears when she wasn’t up for elimination to her hilarious narration of the slasher parody Screech, Eve chewed up the scenery every episode. And that’s to say nothing of her uber-polished runways, which blew the judges away week after week.

Eve 6000’s run on Canada’s Drag Race has ultimately come to an end, but the performer says she was happy to leave when she did. After her elimination, Eve joined Xtra’s After the Sashay to talk about the toll the show took on her mental health, her pageant pedigree and repping the trans community as a non-binary performer.

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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