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Get to know all the queens returning for Drag Race UK vs The World

 

It’s official! We just learned all the queens who are set to compete on the highly-anticipated new spin-off, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World. 

Filmed in London, the show will feature panel regulars RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, and Graham Norton. Not to mention the incredible selection of celebrity guest judges including Jade Thirlwall and Katie Price. 

 

Get to meet the nine queens in the running for the title of “World’s Next Drag Superstar:”

Baga Chipz

  

With a witty sense of humor and her iconic Margaret Thatcher performance on Snatch Game, Baga Chipz will no doubt give us an amazing upcoming season. After appearing on season one of “Drag Race UK,” she’s back again, ready to “give these girls a run for their money” and “take the bloody crown.”

“Last time I was an old scrubber from Soho… but since then you could say I’ve had a glow up. I’ve had me lips done, I’ve had me teeth done… a bit of Botox, a bit of filler. And I’ve been very very busy. I’m the most famous woman in Britain!”

Blu Hydrangea

  

A fully bloomed Blu Hydrangea is ready to make her mark on the competition! Originally debuting on Drag Race UK, the Northern Irish queen is risking it all for a chance to rule the world!

 “I’m ready to make it to the top. I deserve to reign supreme. When I walked into season one, I said let’s paint the town blue. Well, how about we paint the world blue! But RuPaul still makes me s–t myself a little bit… so we’ll see.”

Cheryl Hole

  

Another returning UK queen representing her country is Cheryl Hole. And she’s back with a whole ‘lotta confidence. We are so happy to see the “Essex Diva” return for another shot at the coveted crown and prove that she really is a star. 

“I know some of these queens are going to play a dirty game. But I’m a clean little diva! The only place I’m dirty, is the place… well,  you know exactly where!”

Janey Jacké

 

Representing Holland is Janey Jacké! Despite placing runner-up in Drag Race Holland, Jacké has been learning and planning for her return to the Werkroom. And turns out, this queen has some tricks up her sleeves. 

“They think I’m just a pretty girl. But I want to break the stereotypes of what people think of the Netherlands. I’ve got it all! I’ve got the performances, I got jokes, I got everything in this package!”

Jimbo 

  

Ultimately placing fourth during her time on Canada’s Drag Race, Jimbo and many fans of the show felt the queen deserved to be named the winner. So much so that her elimination prompted outcry online and even a petition calling for the drag artist to return. Now she’s back and more excited than ever!

“I was the robbed queen from Canada’s Drag Race Season 1. But I’ve moved on… and I’m here to rob someone else now. I can’t wait to take out my sisters. I’m going to crush them with my breasts, stab them with my fingers — and then scream at them!”

Jujubee

  

Best known as “Americas Drag Sweetheart,” Jujubee is no stranger to competition. Since first appearing on RPDR season 2, she has appeared on All-Stars season one and season four, to no avail. However, Jujubee is a “pro at this competition” and plans of taking the crown this time around.

“People might think I’m crazy for doing this again… But I like torture! I’ve been everywhere and that’s because of Drag Race.”

Lemon

 

 A little sweet and a little sour, Lemon proved she can serve both. Not only did she out-split and high-kick the competition on Canada’s Drag Race season one but also found her acting and comedy chops along the way. 

“On my season, I came in as a dancing queen diva and I ended up dominating in these comedy challenges. So I don’t know if you’ll remember me as a dancer or a funny gal… but guess what? I’m all of the above.”

Mo Heart

  

Formerly known as Monique Heart, Mo Heart is here to slay and finally snatch the crown. While she failed to win season 10 and All-Stars 4, Heart is confident she will make herstory here as the first official drag star of the world!

“It’s time to give you Mo Heart, Mo Love, Mo Everything. Give it to me baby!”

Pangina Heals

  

You last saw this Thailand beauty as co-host of Drag Race Thailand. Now, she is ready to take her place in the competition and shoot for the crown. 

“I’m excited to compete with all the queens from the world — but they don’t know who I am. I am going to be the dark horse of this competition! I know what they can do, but they don’t know what I can do.”

The competition style

“In a global first, RuPaul takes Drag Race UK to the next level as he opens up the battle to Drag Race queens from around the world,” says the show’s official synopsis. 

“The nine international members of RuPaul’s Drag Race royal alumni will battle it out for the crown. With the UK as host nation, the series will see iconic queens from different franchises and cultures competing in an international arena, showcasing their country’s finest drag.”

Drag Race UK vs The World premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 1 on WOW Presents Plus in the states and BBC Three in the UK. 

Let us know what you think of the line-up! Which queens will you be rooting for?


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