The twelve queens competing for the coveted title of the next The UK’s Next Drag Superstar are: Ella Vaday, Scarlett Harlett, Choriza May, Elektra Fence, Krystal Versace, Charity Kase, River Medway, Kitty Scott-Claus, Veronica Green, Victoria Scone, Vanity Milan, Anubis.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” showcases the very best of what the drag scene across the pond has to offer. An intense competition, the queens will slay their way through a weekly series of challenges designed to test their drag race prowess. Their make-up skills, fashion sense, sewing abilities, comedy, singing, acting, and dancing skills, and of course lip sync skills will all be put to the test. The Queens will be assessed on their Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent with the bottom two queens being asked to lip sync for their lives.
Season three features twelve queens battling it out over ten weeks, with judges RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr returning to the panel. Each week, Alan or Graham will join RuPaul and Michelle on a rotational basis, alongside a special celebrity guest judge.
One of our favorites from Season 2, Veronica Green (35, from Rochdale, Lancashire) had to leave the Season 2 competition early, as she tested positive for COVID just as filming resumed. But she is back, back, back again!
Hiya! Remember me? I guess it’s time to reintroduce myself… Ru-introduce myself. Everybody deserves a second chance. You may recognize me from season two, but if you don’t – where have you been? I was flying high, and really enjoying competing in series 2, but the pandemic interrupted filming, and unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID just as filming resumed, so I couldn’t return. It was a big blow, BUT thankfully I received an open invitation from Mama Ru to come back for series 3 – and I wasn’t going to turn that down!
How was season two for you?
I always knew that season two was going to be THE season. It was just legendary. We gagged he world and gave them all rat bite fever and a lift in a really difficult time. Winning a badge for Rats the Rusical was a highlight for me. And thankfully, after ten days isolation, my rat bite fever subsided!!
Have you had any famous faces reach out since series two?
it’s been mad! I’ve been overwhelmed by the love and support. l I’ve done a song with Myleene Klass on the piano and she’s going to collaborate on my second song. I also got a DM from Ariana Grande’s brother! And Boy George, my Drag Race UK gay idol – who I paid homage to in one of my runway looks – invited me to be in his music video! It’s been a blast.
Talk us through your series three Meet The Queens outfit…
This outfit is a very sentimental piece to me, is a family heirloom. This is my sister’s sweet 16 prom dress. I love my sister – I stole her name, so I might as well steal her clothes too. And it was made by my mum.
My sister, Veronica, is the inspiration for me and my outfits, and she’s had to fend off all her work colleagues, asking for my autograph and video messages. Veronica’s had a bit of second-hand fame too, which she loves. My whole family has been so supportive, I couldn’t ask for more of them.
How does it feel to be back?
I’m hoping that as I’m not a newbie, the second time around will give me an advantage. I’m having the time of my life all over again. I love it!
Are you nervous about-facing new queens?
I’m always nervous. I’m excited, but it’s a brand-new batch of Queens and you don’t know who’s going to walk through that door and what skills people have. What was great on season two was that I was one of a kind. And I’m hoping to continue that, so that I can stand out.
What are you most looking forward to?
Winning! Haha! I’m looking forward to getting back on track and getting back into the competition. Being taken out of season two was devastating, I was having so much fun!
What are your strengths?
I’ve been working on my comedy. I’ve been working on my improv. I will not be taken by surprise by an improv challenge again! I am multi-talented, it’s just a case of getting it right on the day. There’s lots of things I can do. I hesitate to use the phrase, Jack and Jill of all trades, master of none. Because I trained to be on this show. I knew was going to come, so I learned to sew for the show. And so, putting those skills to the test in situ is exciting but terrifying at the same time.
Why should you win this time around?
Am I going to win?! Does the pope shit in the woods?! I was SUPPOSED to win Drag Race UK season two. And if you don’t crown me this time Ru, I’m going to come back again. Another variant of Veronica Green… I’m not joking. Just keep bringing me back.
I’ve proved that I’m a heavy weight contender. The judges described me as a triple threat on series 2, and I’ve already won a badge! I’ve kept it in a box on my windowsill at home so that I wake up to it every morning!
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