Though Doll has some big heels to fill (doing a job that people most associate with Mama Ru
a daunting task!), she is already making history as the first US
alum to solo host an international version of
Season 11's Brooke Lynn Hytes
Canada's Drag Race
, but she split her hosting/presenting duties with fellow judges Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Stacey McKenzie in season one of the Crave series, and with Traci Melchor, Amanda Brugel, and Brad Goreski in season two.
\u201cMeet the Judging Panel of 'Drag Race France' @thenickydoll @Daphne_Burki01 @Kiddysmile https://t.co/9CzQHv2l0F\u201d
"I'm honored and thrilled to be the mistress of ceremonies of this emblematic show, which is going to revolutionize French drag and give prominence to incredible queer artists!" she said in a statement following the announcement.
An outpouring of online support came from the
fandom as soon as the announcement was made earlier today, including from the likes of Hytes, who took to Twitter to congratulate her fellow
"Welcome to the other side [Nicky Doll]," Hytes wrote in her congratulatory tweet. "I'm so excited for you!"
\u201cWelcome to the other side @thenickydoll I\u2019m so excited for you!\u201d
"He gave me amazing advice that will help me throughout my whole career. Having that validation of RuPaul asking me to do a job for him was a beautiful experience,"
during an interview following her
exit about her continuing mentorship from Ru. "He told me to never read the comments online and to not pay attention to what other people do, and focus on being the best version of myself. He said, 'If you think you're working hard, work harder.' It was so meaningful to hear that from her mouth."
No official premiere date has been announced just yet, but we'll be watching this space to learn when we'll be getting to see Nicky in action again!