Drag Race winner Kita Mean addresses calls for RuPaul to step down

Kita Mean has addressed calls for Michelle Visage and RuPaul to step down as judges (Picture: BBC)

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under winner Kita Mean has shot down critics who want RuPaul and Michelle Visage to step down as judges should the show be renewed for as second series.

Kita was crowned champion of the first-ever Down Under edition over the weekend after beating fellow finalists Art Simone, Scarlet Adams and Karen From Finance to the $30,000 (£16,250) cash prize.

Since the season wrapped, some fans have been calling for Ru and Michelle to ‘retire and let other people judge’, savagely claiming they have ‘lost any joy’ in critiquing the drag queen contestants.

Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, Kita said that both Ru and Michelle were paramount in contributing to her experience on Drag Race Down Under.

‘I don’t think so,’ Kita told us, in response to whether the Drag Race OGs should sashay away.

‘I had such a positive experience from it which was because of them [Ru and Michelle]. I would want whoever was going on to have that same experience. I would say no way!’

Michelle Visage and RuPaul on Drag Race Down Under

RuPaul and Michelle Visage judged the series alongside comedian Rhys Nicholson (Picture: BBC)

Sharing her love for the franchise, Kita said she wants to do Drag Race ‘every day of my life’.

‘I just wish it wasn’t over,’ she continued. ‘I just want to wake up at stupid o’clock in the morning and go and do RuPaul’s Drag Race and do the challenges and have the rollercoaster of emotions and go back to the hotel room and have my dinner.

‘I want to do it every day.’

Kita Mean on Drag Race Down Under

Kita was crowned the first winner of Drag Race Down Under (Picture: BBC)

So there’s no surprise that Kita would jump at the chance if she was given the chance to make an appearance on the series again should it be renewed.

‘Honestly, I would just go and compete again,’ she enthused. ‘I just had so much fun that honestly if they just wanted me to come on and pick my nose I would do it.

‘Whatever they want me to do, I just want to be involved. I love it so much.’

As for her thoughts on a potential international All Stars?

‘I want it so badly,’ she beamed. ‘I think of any fantasy where I could just be back on RuPaul’s Drag Race, I just had so much fun.’

Drag Race Down Under is available to stream on BBC Three.


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