It has been quite the season of RuPaul's Drag Race U.K. After a year off from the series due to the ongoing global pandemic, the show returned with a group of fresh talent, ready to get after the crown. And get after it they did!
Drag Race U.K. series two has been an actual fun watch. There's been some high points, a couple of coming outs, some low points, and a contestant voluntarily leaving the competition. The pandemic left a Veronica Green-sized hole in the race but things plowed ahead. Some competitors came back with a renewed polish and drive to win, while other top contenders found themselves floundering.
But now, having bing, bang, bonged our way through the most of it we have found our way to the final four. And here's our ranking for how it should all fall out.
We aren't going to lie: we had the highest hopes for Tayce. She is drop-dead gorgeous, a star performer and has a spot on awareness of who she is and what she wants. But the reality is, that was a bit of a double-edged sword: some times when she had an idea for the direction she wanted to go in, she was dead-set on it, advice be damned. And yes, she saved herself a whopping three times, becoming the season's official lip sync assassin, but that she wound up there so many times puts her in the bottom, once again.
Another queen who knows exactly who she is and what she's here to show, here comes Ellie Diamond. Though she may have been a bit of a slow burn personalitywise, taking a while for us to warm to her (she confronted Ru for not having found a cutesy way to say her name,) she consistently turned out look after look on the runway. We also can't forget her danceability. Oh and that makeup: every single Main Stage appearance, Diamond was beat to perfection, earning kudos from the master Raven herself. Still, we never found the time to fall in love with her, and she's lagged behind her competitors with the wins.
Not going to lie here, pretty early on during the season the show became Lawrence's to lose. She has a comedic wit that was undeniable and a charisma that was made her stand out from the other competitors — that's saying something in a season that also had both Tayce and Bimini Bon Boulash. But just when it became Cheney's game to lose, she began to do just that: lose. Maybe it was the seven-month break, or maybe just how the season was structured but she suffered the same fate we've seen others like Gigi Goode succumb to: logging a string of wins too early and then petering out.
We've said it once and we've said it again: in this house we stan Bimini. The performer has given us a personal storyline, jokes, and true performance. She's made history as the first queen on Drag Race to be bottom two for the first episode and then go on to win Snatch Game. And well, we think she has it in her to win the whole gig.
Her verse on "UK Hun" was an absolute standout and her out-of-the-box approach to the runway has seen her leapfrog over the rest of the competitors, and presumably into the winners' circle.
We do not mind repeating ourselves: Crown her, and crown her now.