RuPaul’s Drag Race UK just revealed their Season 2 contestants. This comes just days after announcing the US season 13 cast. And we couldn’t be more excited!
As always, twelve queens from across the country fight for the crown and title of Additionally, Season 2 will also see the return of RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, and Graham Norton as judges.
Each episode will feature a special celebrity guest judge. However, only two have been confirmed so far: Vicar of Dibley icon Dawn French and gamer Gemma Collins.
The queens will star in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: Queens on Lockdown, a special episode that uncovers how the contestants spent their time during the first lockdown.
There’s no official date for the special just yet, but it has been confirmed to air mid-series and scheduled in the near future.
The show airs on BBC iPlayer on January 14 and on WOW Presents Plus in the U.S.
Meet the new queens from across the pond
This self-proclaimed “body queen” is already known in the industry, having danced for the likes of Little Mix, Kanye West, and the Pussycat Dolls. We figure these skills will come to play throughout the competition challenges.
“Now it’s my time to be on the poster and get the headlines. I can’t wait.”
Heavily inspired by Cruella De Ville, A’Whora is a fashion queen with a larger than life presence to match. The London queen uses drag as an artform and as a way to escape the hard times in life.
“I am fully rounded. I’m very creative, I can act, and I am a seamstress extraordinaire.”
Bimini Bon Boulash
Despite only starting drag for 18 months, Bimini is a force to be reckoned with. This “non-binary creature of the night” draws inspiration from icons like Pamela Anderson and Vivienne Westwood. She’s a dancing comedy queen, ready to sashay down the runway.
Cherry Valentine puts a gothic twist on vintage glamour. Only a year into performing drag, this queen makes it known that she is here to win!
“I’ve worked hard at my drag, and I’m really proud of myself for throwing everything into the application process and making it through to this amazing platform.”
For the first time, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will feature Scottish queens! Ellie Diamond is one of the two Scots competing this year. And she says she plans to slay the singing and acting challenges.
“I would describe my drag as a cartoon character that has come to life,” says Ellie.
Known for her days on The X-Factor in 2017, Ginny Lemon is a refreshing sight to see. You can’t miss her signature Lemondrop yellow outfits and kooky personality.
“I’m a fabulous singer and I can do everything,” she proclaims. “And, an absolute bullshitter as well.”
Brighton babe, Joe Black embraces her “harsh” and unique form of drag. When asked what fans can expect to see at a Joe Black show, she promptly responds, “Imagine you’ve found yourself in some seedy 1920s Berlin cabaret joint where we will have a dark, delicious and deviant time.
“I bring all the wonky eyebrows and eyeshadow of the traditional seaside drag with a bit of haunted glamour.”
Another Scottish queen makes her debut! Lawrence Chaney reigns the Glasgow scene. This queen aims to show that “big divas” can also strut in high fashion and be as fierce as hell.
Lawrence says, “I am so ready for this race. I want to slay every challenge and take home that crown!”
All the way from Liverpool is Sister Sister. While she is a master at comedy, she is also known for creating some amazing makeup looks. This “sister” is camera-ready and will have everyone rooting for the self-described “underdog.”
“I have personality in abundance and that’s one way to keep the cameras on you at all times.”
With her diva looks inspired by Beyonce and J.Lo, Tayce is here to give face! The Wales native is arguably one of the most anticipated queens this season. Past winners like Shea Coulee and Priyanka are already posting their love for the queen.
“Get me on that stage with the music on and watch me work,” says Tayce.
Because of her time growing up with older queens, Tia Kofi aims to “keep the old school drag queen alive.” Additionally, she also plans to incorporate her Nigerian heritage in her art.
Originally from Essex, Tia now calls herself the “queen of Clapham” and is ready to sing and dance her way to the top.
Here to make the competition green with envy is Veronica Green. The Londoner says her name is inspired by a villain in a comic book that she created as a child.
However, these days, Veronica has one thing on her mind: “This isn’t a social experiment for me, this is a competition and I’m in it to win it!