Meet the Drag Queens arriving to ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’
Thank goodness for Mother Ru!
Now that the holiday season is done and so many of us are on lockdown, January has become blues territory. But fret not, BBC Three has released the season two trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK to pull us out of our winter doldrums.
The new trailer hit Twitter with the caption: “*Screams* The #DragRaceUK series two trailer is here!!!! Continues screaming until January 14 at 7PM when the first episode drops on @bbciplayer.”
For those living in the U.S., you’re still able to enjoy all the lewks about to be served in season 2. Every episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will be available to stream on WOW Presents Plus in the U.S. & Canada at 11am PST and 2pm EST.
If you’re a new subscriber, you can start a seven-day free trial, and then the following subscription fee costs $3.99 per month, or you can pay for an annual subscription for $39.99. WOW Presents Plus also offers other shows including RuPaul’s Drag Race, Drag Race Holland, Untucked, and All Stars.
The show will be returning on January 14, with twelve new queens competing to be named the UK’s next drag superstar. RuPaul & Michelle Visage will be returning as judges, along with Graham Norton & Alan Carr who will judge on a rotational basis.
Each episode will also include a special celebrity guest judge. So far, Dawn French, Maya Jama, Jessie Ware, Liz Hurley, MNEK, Sheridan Smith, Jourdan Dunn, Lorraine Kelly, & Gemma Collins have all been confirmed.
Now it’s time to mee the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2 contestants:
“I am a strong physical, fit, masculine, feminine woman. I am Serena Williams & Naomi Campbell if they had a baby, plus Azealia Banks! I’m a body queen. I am blessed, gorgeous, and stunning.”
“I love the idea of being sinister, I want to walk into the room with presence. I am fully rounded. I’m very creative, I can act, and I am a seamstress extraordinaire.”
Bimini Bon Boulash
A self-described “non-binary creature of the night”, Bimini is East London’s “bendiest queen” who can do the Russian cancan in a “pair of massive heels”, as well as an oat milk-themed performance with a “strong vegan message behind it”.
“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.”
“I like the biggest wigs, heels, outfits, lashes, makeup & ass. I would describe my drag as a cartoon character that has come to life.”
“I’m a fabulous singer & I can do everything. And, an absolute bullshitter as well.”
“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 & eyeshadow of the traditional seaside drag with a bit of haunted glamour.”
“[I am] every single stereotype that you are thinking right now about a Scottish person. I am so ready for this race. I want to slay every challenge and take home that crown!”
“I can dance, not well, but I can dance! I have personality in abundance and that’s one way to keep the cameras on you at all times.”
“I am so unsteady on my feet. It’s a constant fear. I just don’t want to make a tit of myself in front of the other queens. I want to turn up like a warrior.”
Tayce channels “powerful femme fatales and divas” like Beyoncé, Ciara & Jennifer Lopez. “They made me feel powerful and now, I love to give the power back to people when I’m on stage.”
“I am doing this for Wales, for my parents and my family. I’m doing it for all those little buggers who have looked at me and thought I was an absolute freak. I’m doing it for myself. I’m doing it for Gavin & Stacey!”
“I’m quite shy and retiring in real life, and so I’m worried about the other queens. I can’t be dealing with fierce queens. They’re so glamorous and they scare me. I hate confrontation. If I get any of that I will cry. I’m a child!”
“I am the most competitive person I know. This isn’t a social experiment for me, this is a competition & I’m in it to win it! In my social life I may be a bit of a wallflower, but in competition, I aim to be the best at everything I do!”
“I can be very socially awkward, always muddle up my words. I cope well in high pressure environments. Get the job done! That’s my motto for life.”
Are you excited for Drag Race UK season 2? Let us know your thoughts on the drag queens in the comments!