Animals aren’t the only thing that Bindi Irwin and her younger brother Robert Irwin have an interest in — they also love drag! The famous Australian animal conservationist siblings will serve as guest judges for the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.
On Tuesday (July 26), Entertainment Weekly revealed that the Irwin siblings would appear on the first episode of season 2 alongside permanent judges RuPaul, media personality Michelle Visage and comedian Rhys Nicholson.
“How could we not be involved in a show as fun and iconic as RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under? We’re big fans and were chuffed to help kick off the new season, especially after Art Simone’s hilarious Snatch Game impersonation last year!” the Irwins told EW in a joint statement. “We can’t wait to see how all our Down Under kanga-rus go this season.”
After Bindi, 24, and Robert, 18, make their series debut, Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless will join the judging panel for the second episode of the season. “I absolutely loved being part of the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under and can’t believe I got to sit beside RuPaul, Michelle, and Rhys!” she shared. “Of course I know a thing or two about being a warrior princess but these new queens are absolutely next level. So fierce and so fabulous, I was in complete awe and am really looking forward to seeing how they all go!”
Kylie Minogue, The Veronicas, Troye Sivan, and Olivia Newton-John were among the celebrity guests who made appearances across season 1.
The trailer for the upcoming season of the competition series teases that fans will see “some of the best Australian drag talent.” The contestants include Aubrey Haive, Beverly Kills, Hannah Conda, Faúx Fúr, Kween Kong, Minnie Cooper, Molly Poppinz, Pomara Fifth, Spankie Jackzon, and Yuri Guaii, according to Variety.
Watch the trailer for Drag Race Down Under season 2 below:
Bindi Irwin recently celebrated her 24th birthday and shared a series of photos with her family on social media. She reflected in her caption how “the last year has been filled with enormous growth, unpredictable/challenging times and above all, love beyond my wildest dreams.” She added, “Without them realizing, my sweet family has given me the greatest gifts this year through their extraordinary actions each and every day. My in-laws, the gift of no distance standing in the way of family bonds. My mum, the gift of perseverance, strength and a shoulder to lean on. My brother, the gift of enthusiasm for life and remembering not to sweat the little things. My husband, the gift of steadfast support and infinite kindness. My darling daughter, the gift of finding beauty in all things and running towards happiness (and bubbles, which are the same thing to her) with an open heart. I’m grateful for another trip around the sun and another year to do my best making difference in this world. Thank you to everyone who is part of my journey, I’m tremendously thankful for you.” the occasion on Sunday with a series of photos and a thoughtful caption about the past year.”