‘Dying!’ Eagle-eye fans discover a WILD detail about RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under – when a screenshot of the credits goes viral on Twitter
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is in full swing, with a bevy of Australian and New Zealand queens competing to become the next drag superstar.
But after the first episode of the Stan Original series aired this weekend, eagle-eyed fans saw a hilarious detail that has since gone viral.
One of the show’s most popular queens is Karen from Finance (aka Richard Chadwick), and viewers reading the credits noted that the actual head of the program’s finance department also happens to be called Karen.
Fancy that! Eagle-eyed fans have noticed a hilarious detail about RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under after studying the show’s end credits: Pictured: Finance drag queen Karen
“Are you telling me that in #DragRaceDownUnder they have a real life Karen from Finance?” wrote a Twitter user, who quickly garnered thousands of likes.
‘Dying!’ one fan wrote, while another said: ‘Karen is Dragulous!’
“Everything they needed as an Art Director to be a Simone,” added another, referring to fellow drag queen Art Simone.
What are the odds! One of the show’s most popular queens is Karen From Finance (aka Richard Chadwick), and viewers reading the credits noted that the actual head of the program’s finance department also happens to be called Karen.
One Twitter user who seemed to know the ‘real’ Karen replied, ‘She’s fantastic and has been on the scene for years!’
Finance’s Karen was clearly amused by the coincidence and took to her Instagram Stories to repost the original viral tweet.
With nearly 86,000 Instagram followers, Karen has built an international fan base and has traveled the world with her unique brand of office-themed character drag.
Brilliant: Fans flocked to social media to comment on the funny coincidence
She wowed the judges in week one and won the challenge with her incredible runway – while fellow Queen Jojo Zaho sadly got booted.
The new series marks the first time that there is a local version of the popular Drag Race franchise here in Australia.
RuPaul himself is the host, with drag icon Michelle Visage and Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson at his side in the main jury.
Pop sisters Kylie and Dannii Minogue will also star as celebrity guest judges.
Check out RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under on Stan in Australia.
Global phenomenon: RuPaul himself hosts the Down Under season, with drag icon Michelle Visage and Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson at his side in the main jury