For those of you who don’t know, RuPaul’s Drag Race is phenomenon reality TV show, where Drag Queens compete in a variety of challenges, from acting to designing outfits to comedy. Each week, RuPaul, will pick the winners and losers and the bottom two must then “lip sync for their life”. The original, US version, features contestants competing for a $100,000 prize.
The series starts later this year and will be hosted by RuPaul. British celebrities such as Alan Carr, Graham Norton, Jade Thirlwell from Little Mix, Michaela Coel and Andrew Garfield are among the other famous names already announced to be taking part.
The US series was a huge success, since its debut a decade ago, and the UK version is soon to follow suit. The RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will be airing on BBC Three.
RuPaul said: “I can’t wait for the UK – and the world – to fall in love with them the same way I did.”
Meet the 10 new Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Baga Chipz, 29, London
Baga Chipz describes her drag as “more cabaret, old school, sequin frocks, Shirley Bassey, Danny La Rue, Lily Savage kind of drag.”
Blu Hydrangea, 23, Belfast
The most glamorous art project you ever did see. Blu Hydrangea loves “to talk about what it’s like to be gay and a queen in Belfast.”
Divina De Campo, 35, West Yorkshire
Divina says her drag is “old school glamour”.
Crystal, 34, London (Originally from Canada)
Crystal can “do aerial circus, crack a whip, put cigarettes out on my tongue – it’s a freak show.”
Sum Ting Wong, 30, Birmingham
Sum Ting Wong said: “ I wanted a name that was cheeky but also reflected my British Vietnamese heritage.”
Cheryl Hole, 25, Essex
Cheryl performs as Cheryl Cole in Girls Aloud tribute drag group, Gals Aloud.
Gothy Kendoll, 21, Leicester
Gothy describes her drag as “dark, contemporary, striking and unique”.
Vinegar Strokes, 35, London
Vinegar Strokes states that “Drag is the new black”.
Scaredy Kat, 20, Wiltshire
Scaredy is the youngest drag queen to ever appear on Drag Race and is fairly new to the whole scene.
The Vivienne, 27, Liverpool
The Vivienne is a comedy queen who says she’ll do impressions “for the right price”.
For more information visit RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s social media accounts: