The ten beautiful drag queens who will be competing for the title of the UK’s first RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar have been ru-vealed.
Handpicked for their huge slaying potential by Mama Ru herself, this eclectic group of queens are the perfect showcase of what the UK drag scene has to offer.
“Each of the UK queens is so unique, so courageous and so special. I can’t wait for the UK – and the world – to fall in love with them the same way I did,” says RuPaul.
The US Series of RuPaul’s Drag Race is a cult global phenomenon and since the announcement of the first UK adaptation of the show there has been frenzied fan speculation about the line-up.
The ten competing queens are: Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Crystal, Cheryl Hole, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, Sum Ting Wong, Scaredy Kat, The Vivienne, and Vinegar Strokes.
All ten queens will appear at Manchester Pride Live for the Manchester Pride Festival on Saturday 24 August for their first official appearance.
The original American version of RuPaul’s Drag Race was nominated for a record-breaking 23 Emmys, with nine wins including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program for the first time in Emmy history.
Guest judges in the UK series will include Geri Horner, Andrew Garfield, Cheryl and Twiggy. The judging panel will feature host RuPaul herself as well as the likes of Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton.