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The Love's Pouring In For Canada's Tweet On "Drag Race" Contestant Brooke Lynn Hytes

Lots of Americans apparently want to move here now.
Etobicoke, Ont. native Brooke Lynn Hytes (née Brock Hayhoe) will be the first-ever Canadian contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race.
Etobicoke, Ont. native Brooke Lynn Hytes (née Brock Hayhoe) will be the first-ever Canadian contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race.

There's been a lot of excitement about "RuPaul's Drag Race" getting its first-ever Canadian contestant since the season lineup was announced last month.

And the enthusiasm has only grown since Canada's official Twitter account posted a message of congratulations to Brooke Lynn Hytes in early February. Despite the very American name, the drag queen — née Brock Hayhoe — is a native of Etobicoke, just outside Toronto.

After that, much of the excitement shifted from Brooke Lynn Hytes herself to appreciation for the Twitter account — as several people pointed out, it's not every country that would celebrate a drag queen's success.

Before pursuing a career in drag, Hayhoe studied at Toronto's National Ballet School (that training will likely come in handy during one of "Drag Race"'s dance challenges). In 2014, a drag performance of Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U" helped Brooke Lynn Hytes win the Miss Continental drag pageant. After that, she relocated to Nashville, where she has a regular club gig.

Toronto-based fans might know some of the other acts in Brooke Lynn Hytes' drag family, including Heaven Lee Hytes and Katherine Hytes Dior.

And the drag queen is coming home for the season premiere of the show's 11th season on Feb. 28.

We don't know yet whether or not the people who run Canada's Twitter account will tune in to the show itself. But we're guessing yes — our government really needs a win these days.

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