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.
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.