Molly Poppinz believed that the drag scene in Canada was undeveloped. Even years after she left the place to make a name for herself, she found the Canadian drag scene fell far behind the others. So, in 2022, this drag queen took it upon herself to build a thriving community in her native city and joined the Drag Race Down Under season 2.
Get to know her better as this Molly Poppinz Bio proceeds.
Molly Poppinz On Drag Race Down Under Season 2
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under season 2 hit the screens on July 30, 2022, and it featured the very best of Australia and New Zealand’s drag queens. Compared to the previous installment, the stakes were higher this season — with a grand prize of AUD 50K) — which also meant more sass and shenanigans.
One of the Drag Race stars, Molly Poppinz shared that the show meant so much to her because of the years of hard work she had put in, not only in Australia but also in Canada. No wonder, when she found out she secured a spot on the second season, she screamed out loud (a “gay obnoxious screams”,) so much that she was worried the neighbors might ring in a noise complaint.
“It felt great to know that my hard work did in fact pay off but still felt very surreal that I was going to be a Ru Girl,” she recalled.
So, after receiving the call, Molly then prepped herself for all the challenges she’d nail or fail. While she claimed she can ace most of them, her most dreaded challenge would be a design challenge because she “doesn’t really know how to sew.”
“Like, yes, I know what you’re thinking, is this b*tch really going into drag race not knowing how to sew? And the answer is, yes! Yes, she is,” she explained.
Also, she added that by securing the spot, she wanted to make Newcastle proud.
This self-admitted party-girl-at-heart also shared that she liked to “look stunning, but act real stupid.” And her appearance as “Slimy Cinderella” at the ball in Drag Race Down Under season 2 premiere explains it all.
“Are you looking for Molly? cause I’m here to get it poppin,” Molly promoted the show on her IG.
Molly Poppinz Age
Molly Poppinz was 30 years of age when she appeared on Drag Race Down Under in 2022.
She was one of the older contestants that season.
Her co-stars were Aubrey Haive, Beverly Kills, Hannah Conda, Faux Fur, Kween Kong, Minnie Cooper, Pomara Fifth, Spankie Jackzon, and Yuri Guaii.
What Is Molly Poppinz Real Name?
Molly Poppinz’s real name is Ricky Eldridge.
She uses the pronouns “she/her.
Molly Poppinz Partner
Molly Poppinz kept her partner a mystery. Given the star called Xana Del Rey (Braedon Palmer) her “wife” and Zit Poppinz her “baby,” Molly’s real partner was hard to figure out.
In case you don’t know, Molly’s “wife,” Xana is also a drag queen who worked as a Department Manager at Urban Outfitters. She is a D.W. Poppy Secondary graduate who lived in Vancouver, British Columbia. Find her on IG @Xana.del.rey.
As for Molly’s “baby,” Zit’s a drag star who was the VNDS 2019 and 2020 finalist.
Did you know?: Molly’s drag daughter is Curry Bradshaw and her drag sister is Canada’s Drag Race contestant Ilona Verley.
Molly Poppinz Job
Molly Poppinz is a full-time drag queen who began her career only in Feb 2016 in Vancouver, Canada.
But Molly’s been a drag at heart ever since a kid. This drag star is a big fan of Drag Race, and thanks to the show she got the courage to come out. “I first discovered the show in my late teens when season two was airing and I have watched it religiously ever since, and because of the show, it gave me confidence and passion to start doing drag,” she explained.
Besides drag performances, Molly also worked as a drag DJ, MC/host, and live rapper.
The last we saw her one her job was in March 2022 when she hosted Misfits at The Well Bar.
Fun Fact: Molly’s very first exposure to drag was seeing Priscilla Queen of the desert on the TV.
Molly Poppinz Family
Molly is the daughter of Sharon Eldridge who turned 54 on November 18, 2017.
Sadly, we don’t know anything about her father.
The star’s other family members include — Carly Davison (Neice), Geoff Eldridge, and Wayne Eldridge (a Hervey Bay State High School employee).
Is Molly Poppinz On Instagram?
Yes, as of July 2022, find her on Instagram @mollypoppinzz with 6.3K followers. Most of her posts then featured herself in drag outfits.
Molly Poppinz Height
Molly Poppinz stands tall at a height above 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm).
When Is Molly Poppinz Birthday?
Molly celebrates her birthday on March 12 and is of the Pisces zodiac.
Where Is Molly Poppinz From?
Molly hails from Newcastle, New South Wales, Canada.
In 2017, she then moved to Vancouver, Canada, and only returned to her hometown for Drag Race Down Under season 2.
What Is Molly Poppinz Ethnicity?
She flaunts Māori Australian ethnicity.