13 Queens We Want to See on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’
It's only a matter of time before RuPaul utters the line "The British are coming ... all over your face" on the announced British version of the ubiquitous drag reality series. RuPaul's Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three sometime this year, with Ru returning as host and Michelle Visage judging.
"We've been working tirelessly to bring the magic of RuPaul's Drag Race to my favourite city in the world," Visage said in a statement. "I KNOW the UK has a wealth of talent to offer and I'm thrilled beyond belief to see these queens battle it out on the main stage, UK style! GOD SAVE THE QUEENS!"
Visage is right: there are dozens of incredible queens in the UK who we'd love to see go stiletto-to-stiletto for Ru's approval. Here are a few favorites we'd love to see walk into the British workroom.
This goth queen is also a crossfit devotee, meaning she's jacked and fierce. Who doesn't love a queen that can bench press while wearing 10-inch pleasers? Follow Cybil War.
We're obsessed with this queen's technicolor creations. Their psychedelic fantasy was made for television. Follow Eppie.
The "Beyonce of London" is sure to serve serious drama during a lipsync for your life. Follow Cara Melle.
Is Drag Race finally ready for a bearded queen? The time has come ... for this "hyper sexualized, bearded Adele" to lip sync for her life! Follow Grace Shush.
This self-proclaimed "femme daddy" is always serving body -- bring it to the runway, Ru! Follow Victoria Sin.
This queen dabbles in both drag and live performance, meaning she'd nail the eventual singing challenge. Single incoming! Follow Ruby Wednesday.
Legs for days? Check. A sickening beat? Check. A sexy pun name? Check. We're sold on Ore-Ho. Follow Ore-Ho.
Honey, it's all in a name, and we're ready to hear all the parTy jokes Ru's writing team can come up with. Also, this bitch is the T. Follow Meth.
This "Welsch witch" is serving a 90s supermodel fantasy that will leave the queers gagging. Those lips? We're dead. Follow Tayce.
We stan a makeup queen who's hot in boy drag too. Sminty Drop is the heartthrob club kid that everyone can lust over in a post-Milk era. Follow Sminty Drop.
Here intricate costumery (and uh-mazing name) are reason enough to fall in love with this Manchester queen, but her seasoned skills in the industry will also make her a fierce contender. Follow Anna Phylactic.
Donna Trump (no correlation to the fascist cheeto-colored dictator) is only one queen who can sport the last name of the most-hated person in the world, and still capture our hearts and minds in full hippo drag. Follow Donna Trump.