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.