The first Canadian to compete on the hit show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” earned quite the high-profile endorsement on Saturday afternoon.
Toronto-born Brooke Lynn Hytes, who will appear on the upcoming 11th season, received a shoutout from the official @Canada Twitter account.
“Canada is behind you as strut your way towards becoming one fierce superstar!” the tweet said.
The Canada account is operated by the federal government with the aim of “showcasing Canada to the world.” It features prominent citizens along with bite-sized lessons in history, geography and culture.
#Shoutout to Toronto-born Brooke Lynn Hytes, who will be the first ?? to compete on the Emmy Award-winning show, RuPaul’s Drag Race! Canada is behind you as strut your way towards becoming one fierce superstar! ?rupaulsdragrace/IG pic.twitter.com/9gqVUzxjdR
— Canada (@Canada) February 9, 2019
The comment earned a mostly positive reaction from Twitter users — Canadian pride was a major theme.