One of the competitors in RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’s second season is the Australian drag performer Molly Poppinz.
What is known about Molly Poppinz’s personal life?
Molly Poppinz of Drag Race Down Under Season 2 found her confidence in Vancouver.
In her hometown of Newcastle, the 30-year-old drag queen found it difficult to perform in drag, but she established a name for herself in Vancouver. Her acceptance by the Canadian queer community gave her the security and trust she had been lacking to perform in front of the crowd.
Molly took a hiatus and performed exclusively as a drag performer from 2016 to 2019. Variety reports that the Drag Race Down Under competitor is well known for her goofy and campy performances. In fact, Molly performs in drag as an MC, DJ, and live rapper.
Molly received the title of Vancouver’s Fiercest Queen in 2018. She received her award from Aja, who was a former Drag Race competitor who appeared in Seasons 9 and 3 of Drag Race All Stars.
The Drag Race Down Under contestant from Season 2 visited Australia in 2019. She went right back to Newcastle, where she was raised. Sadly, there were no facilities for the LGBT members of the community. To establish a strong drag community in Newcastle, Molly was inspired to launch her own events.
How was Molly Poppinz’s performance in season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under?
On July 30, 2022, the 2nd season of Drag Race Down Under debuted, and the battle was tough. The show this season included ten drag queens from Australia and New Zealand. Molly Poppinz, a native of Newcastle, Australia, is one of them.
After the resounding success of Season 1, Mama Ru has selected the 10 queens that will compete with one another for the coveted reality Shows competition series championship in Drag Race Down Under Season 2.
The primary judges are RuPaul as well as Michelle Visage and Rhys Nicholson, along with special guest appearances. Molly Poppinz, also nicknamed as the Thunder from Down Under, debuts in Drag Race Down Under Season 2.
It seemed odd for Molly to be a Ru girl now, but it felt natural, she said in her promotional video. She continued by saying that since she, herself, was a party animal at heart, it was easy for her to understand right away that Molly had to be a good time.
According to Molly, she enjoys being allpretty and beautiful but actsquite foolish.The Drag Race competitor talked about her experience in Vancouver, Canada, revealing that she was a local celebrity. She continued by saying that she prefers to think of herself as a rapper similar to Iggy Azalea.
The participant admitted that she was probably afraid of the design task because she was not a very good sewer; at most, she could turn on a machine and make a stitch.When asked for advice andinsights for future drag queens, she said that they shouldn’t just pursue it for the sake of it because there are already enough of them. She rather went on to say that if someone is truly motivated to pursue a career as a drag queen only then they should give it a try and see where it leads them.
What is known about the show Drag Race Down Under that Molly Poppinz will appear on?
Warner Bros International Television Production New Zealand and World of Wonder have created the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, which is based on the American television show of the same name. The programme follows RuPaul and a judge panel as they look for Australia or New Zealand’s next drag superstar.
A judging panel for the programme is comprised of RuPaul along with other judges such as Michelle Visageand Rhys Nicholson. On May 1, 2021, the show had its television debut and WOW Presents Plus globally. In addition, the series is broadcast on Crave and its affiliated streaming service in Canada, as well as on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom.
The ten drag queens battle for the honor of the first Drag Superstar of Australia, $30,000 in cash, a year’s worth of Revolution Beauty Makeup, and the title. Kita Mean took home the trophy for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’s inaugural season.
The show received a second season renewal in September 2021. On October 5, 2021, casting was over.
According to Cate Slater, director of content at TVNZ, the company will collaborate with Stan, World of Wonder, Passion Distribution, and Warner Bros. For a second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, which will film in New Zealand and debut in 2022, International Television Production New Zealand is responsible.
Who is the person behind the character Molly Poppinz?
Molly Poppinz is the stage name of Ricky Eldridge. The drag queen born in 12th March in the year 1992.
Her parents welcomed Molly into the world in Newcastle, New South Wales, Canada. Sharon Eldridge is the name of her mother. But she hasn’t spoken anything about her father or whether or not she has any siblings. The drag queen has a niece named Carly Davison and is of Maori Australian descent.
Xana Del Ray, also known as Braedon Palmer, is Poppinz’s partner. At Urban Outfitters, Xana manages a department and performs drag. Xana also graduated from D.W. Poppy in Vancouver, British Columbia. Curry Bradshaw, a Canadian drag queen, is Molly’s drag daughter, while Ilona Verley, another Canadian drag queen, is Molly’s drag sister.
The place where Molly Poppinz spends the most time posting images from her drag performances and ensembles is her Instagram account, where she goes by the handle mollypoppinzz which has 13.4K followers.
She also participated at Drag Expo Australia 2022, which took place on August 6 and 7, 2022, at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Fans could attend different Panels and Shows as well as have the opportunity to interact with the drag artists throughout the two-day exhibition, which celebrated everything drag, kitsch, and pop culture.