RuPaul's Drag Race Holland announces season 1 premiere date, new host
WOW Presents Plus also confirmed the celebrity stylist who will host.
It's officially time to holla at Holland's fiercest batch of hennies!
World of Wonder — the production company behind the global RuPaul's Drag Race franchise — has announced the premiere date for Drag Race Holland, the latest international spin-off of the Emmy-winning reality competition series.
The drag queen contest will debut on Friday, Sept. 18 in the United States (and worldwide) on the WOW Presents Plus streaming app, the same day it premieres on Videoland in the Netherlands.
In a video message featuring RuPaul posted to Twitter on Friday, World of Wonder also confirmed celebrity stylist and former Holland's Next Top Model mentor and judge Fred van Leer will host the series.
"I still can’t believe I’ll host Drag Race Holland with the blessing of RuPaul! What a dream!" van Leer said in a press statement. "This program is everything I believe in and stand for! It’s all about charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, and I can’t wait to see all the fantastic creations of the queens on the runway, the lip-syncs, and all the challenges we created. A first message to our queens: You’d better work, bitch! Good luck and don’t f--- it up!"
World of Wonder previously confirmed Drag Race Holland season 1 would pit 10 queens against each other for the franchise's first Dutch crown. The global spin-off joins other international iterations like RuPaul's Drag Race U.K., Canada's Drag Race, Drag Race Thailand, and South America's The Switch Drag Race. An Australian version of the series is also currently in development, and during a recent interview for EW's digital RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 5 cover, WOW co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey confirmed that there were "three or four" new territories being considered for further Drag Race productions.
Drag Race Holland season 1 premieres Sept. 18 on WOW Presents Plus.
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