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Meet The Drag Houses Competing In Season 5 Of The Absolut Empire's Ball

Meet The Drag Houses Competing In Season 5 Of The Absolut Empire’s Ball

Before the annual Toronto drag competition kicks off meet each of the nine houses competing in season five of Absolut Empire’s Ball…

Founded by Scarlett BoBo and powered by Absolut Vodka, the annual Absolut Empire’s Ball celebrates the artistry and creativity of drag in all its fabulous forms! Now in its fifth season, Absolut Empire’s Ball has nine houses competing for a chance to win a cash prize of $10,000 and the title of Canada’s next Drag Empire. Experience the world of drag artistry as over 40 performers come together in a celebration of collaboration, creativity, and camaraderie.

The Absolut Empire’s Ball unfolds in three stages. First, there are two preliminary rounds on March 6th and 7th at The Drake Underground in Toronto, where all nine houses will compete. From there, six will advance to the semi-finals on April 4th at El Mocambo. Finally, the top three from the semi-finals will progress to the Grand Finale on May 9th at The Great Hall. Tickets for all stages are available now!

Before the annual Toronto drag competition kicks off meet each of the nine houses competing in season five of Absolut Empire’s Ball.

Bath Haus
Composed of four of Toronto’s fiercest, funniest, and stuntiest gaggle of flops including Angëll MöranaMiranaLogan The Queen, and Haus Mother Rosie.

House of Dare
A vibrant drag collective, a unique blend of five artists, four drag queens and one drag bean: Ava DiaPenny MartiniBobby JupiterElle Dare, and Styla Artois.

Founded in our nation’s capital, consisting of four of the fiercest drag artists Canada has to offer: Bae RootBJ StrokerRuby Foxglove, and Shea D. Ladie.

Frat Haus
Their original drag styles are all connected by one common theme: satirical toxic masculinity. The house includes: Stefan FetameanAndy FetameanDevery BessCoyote Ugly, and Archie Called.

House of Melanin
Out here to celebrate queer, POC joy. Each member has a different cultural background which means they can turn it all around the world. The house includes: Ocean La’Vodka GiovanniTygr WillyKuya Atay, and The Noise Witch.

Ni Haus
Absolut Empire’s Ball first ever all-Asian Drag Haus, ready to dominate the competition. The house includes: Phoenix BlackDestiny DollStar, and Lena.

O-Town Packers
Ready to show the world their skills after making their smashing debut at Capital Pride in Ottawa. The house includes: Miles ZinyaBen DoverSir Racha and Jak Ammer.

House of UTI (Uniquely Talented Individuals) 
With the renowned dancing diva Makayla Couture, the sweatiest clown in Toronto Rosacea Cheeks, returning season three champion Jelly, international club kid Bleu, and a face so white you’ll need to wear sunglasses Twinklet!

House of Venom
It isn’t just a name; it’s a symbol of their collective poison, injecting the drag scene with a potent blend of innovation, wit, and unapologetic fabulousness. The house includes: NastyVyperZi, and Midas.

Season five judges include powerhouse performer, Manny DingoLizzie Renaud, who has worked with international drag superstars for over ten years, Monty Tayara and Joey Viola of MoJo Toronto who present some of the most inclusive parties in Toronto. And Allysin Chaynes the first alternative performer to have a weekly position on Church Street. Returning co-hosts are Helena Poison and your favourite local girl, Ivory Towers.

Don’t miss a beat or performance! Tickets for season five of Absolut Empire’s Ball are available now! The prelims will take place on March 6 and 7, semis on April 4, and the finale is on May 9. Follow Absolut Empire’s Ball for more information here.

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