Faux Fur, an Asian drag queen, will compete in Drag Race Down Under season 2 with nine other queens of different origins. The program premieres July 30 on WOW, with RuPaul as host and judge, as well as other judges, comedian Rhys Nicholson and long-standing Drag Race star Michelle Visage.
In the first episode, viewers will meet and learn about all the queens. The first episode is described as follows:
“Mama Ru returns for more antics as 10 new queens from across Australia and New Zealand compete for the title of Down Under’s Next Drag Superstar, with a $50,000 cash prize at stake this time.”
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According to her Twitter bio, Faux Fur is “SYDNEY’S LOUDEST BUT NOT THE WORST QUEEN.” The 27-year-old queen is ready to fight and sends the other queens away. In the Drag Race Down Under entrance video she says of herself:
“Faux fur, she’s chic, she’s fashionable, but you can hear her all over the world because she’s just loud.”
Faux fur is of Vietnamese descent and has been doing drag for seven years, although she has “only recently found her way.” Despite her extensive time in the drag scene, Faux Fur “only started seizing my own opportunities two years ago.” Since then, things have changed for the better. Only a few queens in Sydney can rival her energetic theatrical performances. Her Instagram, @fauxfur official, has photos of her performances and a few other photos for her 5k+ followers.
When the “bright, vibrant, fabulous” Faux Fur first entered the Sydney drag scene, she saw a scarcity of Asian queens on stage and was eager to build her own place. During the epidemic in 2020, she discovered a means of communicating with her admirers from home. She started using social media to put on her famous weekly Faux Mondays, a live show on Instagram IGTV. The forum allowed not only other queens, but also members of the gay and POC queer communities to share their experiences in hopes of encouraging others. According to cityhubsydney.com.au, she commented on her venture:
“[We] immediately found methods to help and develop each other to come out of the epidemic better.”
Faux Fur has done it all, from hosting an awards show as an emcee to dazzling everyone in the club with her performances. Despite this, some people believe that faux fur is ‘typically Asian’, ‘reserved’ and ‘quiet’, although it is ‘the opposite of quiet and submissive’. Responding to the misconception, she stated:
“And I’m telling you, I broke all the rules and got away with it. It’s just my cute face. I am the queen of all professions.”
She’s unpredictable, so fans and judges of Drag Race Down Under can expect “the unexpected” from her. She would do anything to send the other queens home, including “flips, cartwheels, and splits.” On July 30, watch Faux Fur perform at Drag Race Down Under in WOW.