Mexico and Brazil appear to be the next countries that will host spin-off series of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
On August 8th, the Twitter account for the production company behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, World of Wonder, posted three casting calls. And any hopefuls in those countries have until Aug. 26 to get their application and audition video in.
If the casting calls in Mexico and Brazil are for local spin-offs of RuPaul’s Drag Race, those will be the first countries in Latin America to host the franchise. The only Spanish-language version of Drag Race that exists right now is Drag Race España, which recently wrapped its second season.
Fans have been wanting a Mexican spin-off of RuPaul’s Drag Race after seeing the success of Drag Race España. With the lack of RuPaul’s presence in the country, La Más Draga had been the most popular reality competition series starring drag queens. That show first premiered in 2018. Now that series might have some competition with RuPaul’s Mexico spin-off of Drag Race.
With the possibility of a Drag Race spin-off in Mexico, Valentina’s name was trending on Twitter. Many fans have expressed that they hope the Mexican-American drag queen can be the host for the series. “Manifesting Valentina as host of Drag Race Mexico,” one fan wrote.
Another fan expressed hope for Lolita Cortés to be a judge on the show. She’s known for acidic, Simon Cowell-like critiques on La Academia.
If a Brazil spin-off of Drag Race happens, it will be interesting to see if RuPaul gets Pabllo Vittar or Gloria Groove involved. On Instagram, Vittar is the drag queen with the most followers. And Groove is the third-most followed drag queen on the platform. RuPaul is behind them in fourth place among IG followers.
This year RuPaul congratulated Vittar on making history as the first drag queen to perform on the main stage of Coachella.