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 Chips

 

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

 

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

 

Divina De Campo, 35, West Yorkshire

Divina says her drag is “old school glamour”.

 

 

Crystal

 

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

 

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

Cheryl Hole, 25, Essex

Cheryl performs as Cheryl Cole in Girls Aloud tribute drag group, Gals Aloud.

 

 

Gothy Kendoll

 

Gothy Kendoll, 21, Leicester

Gothy describes her drag as “dark, contemporary, striking and unique”.

 

 

Vinegar Strokes

Vinegar Strokes, 35, London

Vinegar Strokes states that “Drag is the new black”.

 

 

 

Scaredy Kat

 

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

 

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:

Twitter: @dragraceukbbc

Instagram: @dragraceukbbc

Facebook: @RuPaulsDragRaceUKBBCThree 

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