March 10 is Brooke Lynn Hytes’ birthday.
I was thrilled when I learned that there was going to be a Canadian contestant on Season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and even more thrilled when that contestant turned out to be one of the most competitive queens to ever walk into the workroom. Brooke Lynn Hytes placed in the top-three position in more episodes than any other queen in “Drag Race” herstory.
Of course, she didn’t win the crown, but she did earn the chance to host the upcoming “Drag Race Canada” or “Canada’s Drag Race” — whatever they’ve decided to call it.
Plenty of talented Pisces queens have competed on the show, including winners Bebe Zahara Benet, Chad Michaels and Alaska. However, a few of the worst-placing contestants of all time share the same zodiac sign, including early boots Mimi Imfurst, The Princess, Vivacious, Sasha Belle and Yuhua Hamasaki. Only a couple of Pisces queens have placed in the middle of the pack: Mrs. Kasha Davis and Scarlet Envy. Plenty have made it to the finales of their seasons, including the aforementioned winners, and a couple of others: Nina Flowers and Akeria C. Davenport.
I honestly wouldn’t expect a Pisces queen to have a natural competitive streak. I believe that other chart factors would indicate the desire to snatch the crown. Nevertheless, I also believe that drag is a Pisces thing. Blurring the lines between the genders and the stage itself are things that I associate with the sign. Also, there’s the fish thing . . .
Anyway, I’m excited to know that the Canuck version of “Drag Race” is already in the can, along with the next incarnation of “All Stars” and the rest of Season 12. A week from today, I’m going to be in Las Vegas to see “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live” at the Flamingo with my Pisces friends. 2020 is going to be so full of fishiness I’m not going to be able to wash the smell off for years to come, and I couldn’t be happier about it!