There are a few constants in the world of RuPaul's Drag Race: there's obviously drag, there's mini and maxi challenges, the Werk Room, and the supposed himbos we've come to know as the Pit Crew — well they are the Brit Crew in the U.K. We've seen this set up not only across iterations of the show — that's the U.S., Thailand, Holland, U.K., and Canada — but also other permutations like the live Vegas Revue. The latest race, down in Down Under, is no different.
Though things might be a bit smaller given that this is the first season and was filmed in a pandemic, Down Under brings its own Pit Crew. But much like we've found in the U.S., though they may be presented on screen as hunky jocks who only have their bodies to bring to the table — does anyone else remember that time where there was a mini-challenge called "Are You Smarter Than a Pit Crew Member" when one of the Pit Crew members in question had studied to be a literal rocket scientist — they have amazing lives (and brains of their own.
Well if you were wondering who the daddy on the crew was, meet Max! Maxwell Thommas Currie is a self-described "gay dude from Auckland, New Zealand who writes and directs film and television." The award winning director is currently promoting his groundbreaking project Rurangi which was the closing night film of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this year. It centers trans activist Caz Daz, who is hoping to reconnect with his estranged father. It is both a feature film and a television series. In addition, he's a member of The Falcons, Auckland's gay and inclusive rugby club.
And then there's the muscled hunk, Sean Walters. While we were no doubt distracted by his hulk of a chest, when he's not in his skivvies for Drag Race, Walters is apparently into robotics.
Also based in New Zealand, Walters is the co-founder of the company Machines at Work. Started in 2017, the company is aimed at "developing safe and reliable autonomous machine technology." So, am I smarter than a Pit Crew member? Absolutely not!