The sky’s the limit!

Did you know that, in addition to being a drag queen, I am also a comedian, hostess, singer, actress, speaker, event organizer, queen of Montréal and a business leader?

A star of the stage and now a character that’s made herself a household name on the small screen, Rita Baga shakes up conventions and makes people who identify with 2SLGBTQ+ communities shine.

An iconic figure at Cabaret Mado in Montréal, she honed her craft there for fifteen years. Mado even handed over the mike for her signature Tuesday evenings, which became Haus of Baga until 2019. From 2014 to 2020, her alter ego was also the mind behind the official program of activities for the Montréal Pride festival, attracting several hundred thousand visitors and helping to position Montréal as the greatest Pride in Canada. On more than one occasion, Rita hosted major events during the festival, including her signature show Drag Superstars, in front of crowds of up to 23,000 people.

In 2019, Rita Baga was selected from over 1,000 applicants to compete in Canada’s Drag Race, the highly anticipated first Canadian edition of the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise. Thanks to her dazzling performances, jaw-dropping outfits and engaging, approachable personality, she earned a spot in the series finale, which was watched in more than 162 countries around the world.

In the winter of 2021, her participation in the popular show Big Brother Célébrités on the Noovo TV, proved to be decisive. Québec audiences, although very diverse in terms of region, age, gender identity and sexual orientation, developed a growing admiration for Rita and for her alter ego Jean-François. Opportunities for visibility were on the rise. Rita became the first drag queen in the world to appear on the cover of Elle magazine and to be associated with the L’Oréal brand. She was offered the role of co-host for a grandiose Carte Blanche gala at the Juste pour rire festival. She also collaborated on the Semaine des 4 Julie, on Bonsoir, Bonsoir, as a panelist on Qui sait chanter, and was offered an appearance on En direct de l’univers.

In 2021, Cult MTL magazine, in their annual readers’ choice vote, proclaimed Rita best drag queen and Quebecers’ favourite television personality.

Rita Baga is currently presenting her Créature tour, the first large-scale “one drag show” to tour Québec’s performance venues. The tour has more than a hundred performances scheduled across the province, has already sold 45,000 tickets and won an Olivier award for Visual Design of the Year.

Fall 2022 marked Rita’s return to Canada’s Drag Race, this time in an international Canada vs the World edition. You can also see Rita in La drag en moi, a series she hosts on Crave and Canal Vie. Rita is also launching two fragrances that are on sale in all Jean Coutu and Brunet stores in Québec.

After participating in several competitions, we can now catch Rita on TV as a hostess and head judge as she takes the helm of Drag Race Belgique. This second French-language franchise of the global phenomenon RuPaul’s Drag Race was broadcast in 2023.


While the people who practice our craft are often known for teasing and rivalry, I would rather listen to others and lend a hand when possible. We go further together!


Being a drag queen is an art form in itself. It’s also the blending of several disciplines such as makeup, hairdressing, dance, performance, singing and theatre.


It's not our place on a podium that defines us, but what we do with it. I have great dreams and I’m determined to achieve them.

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