One Day in Toronto: Canada's Drag Race competitor Miss Moço

The talented Toronto-based queen dishes on her favourite food and drink spots

Despite only having just returned from Portugal to her home province of Ontario, it didn’t take long for Portuguese-Canadian drag queen Miss Moço to reassert herself as one of the city’s top performers. 

As the founder and host of Portugal’s yearly drag pageant, Miss Drag Lisboa, the talented Toronto-based queen quickly found a new home hosting a weekly Sunday drag brunch at the Gladstone Hotel. 

More recently, the self-described “International wig-snatching diva” was invited to take part in Canada’s Drag Race where she wound up winning the Lip Sync For Your Life challenge on the Season 3 premier. 

We recently had a chance to catch up with the talented Toronto-based performer to chat about the show, the Toronto drag scene, and her favourite places to go for food and drink. 

Why should people tune in to watch CDR Season 3?

The looks, the drama. Wigs will be flying! Season 3 is going to be THE one.

What’s your favourite part about being a drag queen in the city you’re based in?

Toronto is the best city for all types of drag, and not just limited to one specific neighbourhood. I’ve always been and always will be a West End queen.

How does drag have a positive impact on a city’s cultural scene?

Drag brings the fun, the silly and the political moments to the scene. It creates conversation and brings happiness.

What are some of your favourite places to eat and drink in Toronto?


I have a bit of a morning routine where I make a smoothie at home, but when I do eat breakfast out, it’s always at Gladstone House where I host my weekly Sunday drag brunch. I love the avocado toast and always need potatoes (in any shape or form) with my breakfast.


Saigon Lotus, a vegan Vietnamese restaurant in Kensington. I love a Vermicelli Bowl with the Steamed Rice Roll with Fresh Wild Mushrooms to start. If I have friends visiting from out of town, this is my go-to place to bring them. Delicious and reasonably priced.



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Planta is my absolute favourite place to eat in the city. It’s a plant-based restaurant with the most delicious food. The atmosphere of the restaurant is so beautiful and I am obsessed with the Pineapple Fried Rice and Chick’n Fried Mushrooms.


Sweaty Betty’s at Queen and Ossington for good vibes and good people. Sweaty’s has been a queer staple in the community for so long and that community came together during the pandemic to make sure it didn’t go anywhere. It is a local dive bar at its finest.

Watch: Meet Miss Moço - Canada's Drag Race