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21 questions with ‘Canada’s Drag Race’ star Brooke Lynn Hytes

“If you can’t love yourself, then you’re probably an asshole.”

By Thomas Stichbury

This article first appeared in Attitude issue 326, September 2020

All hail the queen of the north! After reaching the final of season 11 of ‘Drag Race’, Brooke Lynn Hytes tried RuPaul’s towering heels on for size to host the Canadian version of the show —we’re sure Mama Ru is very proud!

Describe your drag style in five words.

Boss ass bitch on arrival.

What were your rejected drag names?

Jackie D, Carmen and Bianca.

What do you wish you had known before entering ‘Drag Race’?

How much money it was going to cost to put together my package!

Finish the sentence: Being Canada’s most famous drag queen is like…

…being America’s second favourite drag queen.

What keeps you awake at night?


What’s the worst thing someone could say to you in bed?

“OMG! Are you Brooke Lynn Hytes?!”

How would (or does) your Grindr profile read?

“Why are you talking to me without a face pic?”

Biggest turn-on?


And turn-off?


If you could be any inanimate object in the world, what would you be?

A tree. Because you just keep growing.

What would the film about your life be called?

I Am Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Wanna Come.

What’s your spirit animal?

My cat, Henry. He can get fat and lazy and live off someone else’s dollar. Sounds great.

What cocktail best describes you?

I’m a no-bullshit, Old Fashioned kinda girl.

You’ve started a cult. What is it about?

Worshipping the perfect lace front wig.

Your house is on fire. Which three items do you save?

My cats, my green card and my passport.

You’ve got 24 hours to live. How do you spend your day?

A quick shopping spree, a pack of cigarettes, a venti caramel Frappuccino and a good d**k.

You’re dead (sorry). What does the epitaph on your gravestone read?

“There’s always All Stars…”

And what were your famous last words?

“If you can’t love yourself, then you’re probably an asshole.”

If you were reborn as a famous person, past or present, who would it be?

Rihanna, because she’s Rihanna!

You can turn back time. Where do you travel to?

The 1970s. They look pretty cool.

You’ve been abducted by aliens. What’s your parting message to Earth?

To quote the great Juice Boxx, “Bye, c***s!”

 All episodes of Canada’s Drag Race are available to watch on BBC iPlayer