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Cherry Valentine (12th)

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Real Name: George Ward
From: Darlington, County Durham, England

"Roses are red and violets are blue. I'm your winner of season two."


  • Back for the Finale: All previously eliminated queens returned to the series to support the top 4 queens as back up dancers for the "A Little Bit of Love" final number, and later on in the Werk Room for a pre-crowning get-together. Cherry of course sports her signature red, in a gorgeous, glittery hooded gown with just a touch of devilry via Black Eyes of Evil.
  • Be My Valentine: Picked the surname "Valentine" for her drag persona as it's her favourite annual holiday. It also suits her good nature and heroic qualities in her real-life capacity as a mental health nurse.
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  • Blooper:invoked When she enters the Werk-room, her tall headpiece bonks on the doorframe and falls off. She has to redo her entrance.
  • The Bus Came Back: Briefly — Cherry is offered a lifeline and chance to return to the competition when Veronica is unable to, after the 7 month lockdown gap, due to having tested positive for COVID-19. Cherry's return amounts to nothing more than a brief cameo though, as the other girls almost all vote to bring back Joe Black, with Asttina the only other nominee, hence Cherry's placing 12th.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Fans were quick to point out her similarity to a young Alan Cumming in boy-mode.
  • Hidden Depths: Outside of drag, she's a qualified mental health nurse and worked as an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Her Own Worst Enemy: Cherry is a likeable queen and serves fierce looks in the premiere, but come episode 2, she self-admittedly gets in her own head, firstly delivering a flat performance in the Rats: The Rusical challenge, and then a confused gender-reveal-party themed Surprise, Surprise! runway that also fails to land. Following an inanimate performance in the lip sync, she's sadly asked to sashay away.
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  • Horny Devils: Cherry's promo look evokes this, complete with a bright red latex dress, demonic red contacts and a wig teased into triple horns.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: In a Q&A session on Twitter, Cherry was asked about the origin of her drag-name. She replied that she was inspired by a cherry-scented shower-gel she likes to use.
  • N-Word Privileges: Whilst chatting about her Romani heritage, Sister Sister politely asks whether the word "gypsy" is ok to use. While it's often thought of as a slur, Cherry explains she's fully comfortable with it.note 
  • North East England: The most northerly English queen in the group, hailing from Darlington in County Durham.
  • Recursive Crossdressing: Zig-Zagged: Freddie Mercury was her Gay Icon look, though in his cross-dressing role as a housewife (but keeping the Porn Stache) in the video for "I Want to Break Free".
  • Romani: While preparing for Rats: The Rusical, she reveals to Sister Sister that she is actually a Traveller, which has impacted how she feels about her identity as a gay man and a drag queen. Describing the "toxic masculinity" prevalent in her very gender-norms based culture, she explains that while she loves her family, her flamboyance, love of drag, and her career as a nurse all put her at odds with her Romani heritage.
  • Spoiler: She was one of the contestants who were accidentally leaked by Michelle before the cast reveal.
  • Steampunk: Her entire Queen of Your Hometown look is an Homage to Darlington's clock tower note  and train station note  in her native County Durham, complete with the clock face as a purse, mini-cog detailing throughout her dress, train whistle accessory and smoke-smeared makeup.

Asttina Mandella (11th)

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Real Name: Aston Joshua
From: Stratford, East London, England

"Rude."


  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: Invoked by Michelle, who notes that American viewers will instinctively pronounce her name ASS-tina rather than Us-TI-na.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Describes herself as a "body-queen" and she's ripped, with a toned physique and an impressive 6-pack.
  • Back for the Finale: All previously eliminated queens returned to the series to support the top 4 queens as back up dancers for the "A Little Bit of Love" final number, and later on in the Werk Room for a pre-crowning get-together.
  • Black and Nerdy: She's a pop-culture aficionada, with her Surprise, Surprise and Who Wore It Best? looks both being inspired by video games and anime respectively.
  • The Bus Came Back: Briefly — Asttina is offered a lifeline and chance to return to the competition when Veronica is unable to, after the 7 month lockdown gap, due to having tested positive for COVID-19. Asttina's return amounts to nothing more than a brief cameo though, as the other girls almost all vote to bring back Joe Black and she finishes in 11th place, having received more votes than Cherry.
  • Dresses the Same: For the Gay Icon look she chooses to portray supermodel Naomi Campbell, as did Tayce. This coincidence is addressed by the both of them when they discuss the limited pool of British POC gay icons to choose from.
  • Fashion Model: Dresses as legendary British catwalk queen Naomi Campbell for her Gay Icon runway look.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with, and ultimately competes against fellow London-based queen Bimini for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her look, judged as too basic, landing her in the bottom two.
  • Graceful Loser: Despite her loss to Tia Kofi coming as a huge shock to everyone in the room, she takes it very well, including comforting a shaken Tia by telling her that she deserves the win.
  • Humble Pie: Crashing out in 10th placenote  was not on this highly confident queen's agenda coming into the competition. Leading up to her elimination, she's defiant at being in the bottom two and is entirely confident going into the lip-sync, knowing she's got the dancing skills required to slay it. However, in a dramatic turn of events, she (and much of the viewing public) is shocked to the core after she's told to sashay away.
  • The Lad-ette: Invoked for her Queen of Your Hometown look, where she dresses as a tough, East London girl, complete with huge Puffer jacket and chicken shop takeaway to munch on.
  • London: Hails from Stratford in east London, best known as the site of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Lazily Gender Flipped Name: "Asttina" is feminised version of her own real name, Aston.
  • Named After Someone Famous: Her surname is a Shout-Out to Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa and global icon.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Asttina, along with Katy Killer from Drag Race Thailand, is the earliest-to-leave Main Challenge winner in any series of Drag Race, going home third. Coincidentally, they share the same track record; both won the first Main Challenge, were declared safe in the second episode, and then went home after landing in the Bottom 2.
  • Pride Before a Fall: She's an incredibly confident queen and hyped up her lip-sync and dancing skills throughout the series — even noting herself to be the 'Infinity Gauntlet of dancing' — though unfortunately, while she did indeed live up to the hype and gave a great lip-sync, Tia Kofi was able to step up when it mattered and send her home.
  • Sailor Fuku: Her inspiration for the Who Wore It Best? design challenge was a traditional Japanese school uniform, exemplifying her unexpectedly nerdy side.
  • Spirited Competitor: Whilst some of the girls (Veronica, Sister Sister) are slightly (and understandably) a little wobbled in the premier episode, Asttina maintains a level of cock-sure confidence that carries her through to snatch the first win (and Ru Peter Badge!) of the series.
  • Spoiler: She was one of the contestants who were accidentally leaked by Michelle before the cast reveal.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Her Surprise, Surprise! runway look is a legally-safe cosplay of the sadistic Mileena from the legendary Mortal Kombat video game series, complete with Stripperific purple/black leotard, twin sai weapons, and monstrous Slasher Smile hidden behind a ninja face mask.

Ginny Lemon (10th / quit)

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Real Name: Lewis Mandall
From: Worcester, Worcestershire, England

"Hiya babs, it's me, Ginny Lemon! Fancy a sliiiiiiice?"


  • '80s Hair: Sports a bowl-cut, frosted mullet out of drag.
  • Back for the Finale: All previously eliminated queens returned to the series to support the top 4 queens as back up dancers for the "A Little Bit of Love" final number, and later on in the Werk Room for a pre-crowning get-together. Despite her dramatic exit, Ginny returns in full Ginny style, sporting a newly polished take on her previous Who Wore It Best? runway in the dance number, and her classic Su Pollard-realness later on in the Werk Room.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: Infamously self-eliminates herself during her lip-sync before Ru can make the decision for her, or so much as utter the prerequisite command to "sashay away". Whether her actions represent a bold expression of punk defiance, or simply a tactical way for an over-it queen to tap out is up for debate.
  • Beauty Inversion: Her drag style. For most queens, the transformation into drag involves beautifying themselves in some way, even for darker, horror-themed looks. Ginny however luxuriates in the dowdy, the awful and occasionally the grotesque for comedic effect in her drag style, transforming from fairly ordinary-looking (though quirkily dressed) in boy-mode to a selection of deliberately frumpy, kitchen sink characters that defy the rules of mainstream drag — to great effect.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: As kooky and warm as she is both on-stage and off, Ginny will immediately check any Werk-room nonsense — as seen when she firmly tells Lawrence to shut it when her jokey banter goes too far, and also when the other girls collectively slag off Asttina's drag as being basic, she simply tells them "I think you're all just scared of her".
  • Brief Accent Imitation: When Lawrence Chaney's questioning over an upcoming runway nudges into mischievous impertinence, she instantly claps back with "och, noo ma dear" in pure Mrs. Doubtfire-realness.
  • Camp: As can be deduced from her promo pic alone, Ginny is a comedy queen with a high-camp persona and looks to match.
  • Catchphrase: "Fancy a sliiiiiiice?"
  • Celebrity Impersonator: Her Gay Icon look is an affectionate send-up of LGBT+ icon and hero Kate Bush in her "Wuthering Heights" video.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Her performance as "Dame Doody Stench" in Rats: The Rusical was a masterclass in mad-eyed, spittle-flecked, gurning mayhem.
  • Color Motif: In keeping with her name, Ginny sports bright yellow in her promo, entrance and most of her subsequent looks.
  • Commonality Connection: In episode 3, she and Bimini, as well as being edgy, rock and roll queens through and through, touchingly bond over their shared non-binary gender identity.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Ginny came into the competition with a fully realised, distinct and highly established look and character as a performer, meaning that, as the judges note, she always approached each challenge at full Ginny-pelt, which sometimes worked hugely to her advantage but was also liable to make her feel one-note. This, coupled with her Rebellious Spirit, meant her time in the competition was perhaps inevitably short.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Whilst chatting with Ru, Ginny alludes to having endured an incredibly tough childhood, stating that she and her siblings merely "survived" as opposed to being raised with love. She notes that it's had a lasting effect on her confidence and ability to feel beautiful in drag, hence her comedic persona.
  • Evil Laugh: In lieu of a witty catchphrase (as Thorgy Thor would say), this is the last thing she does on the main stage before walking off and self-eliminating herself.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • Her Surprise, Surprise! look in episode 2 — see below.
    • Not to mention when, at the start of the same episode, she tries on Bimini's Stripperific Norwich City FC kit and actually pops a nut in the process.
  • Fangirl: Of Kate Bush — she has knuckle tattoos that spell KATE / BUSH, so it's no surprise she portrayed the unique and enduring singer for her Gay Icon runway. She channels her again for the Monster Mash runway via Kate's famously kooky Zombie Gait.
  • Fighting Your Friend: In episode 4 she ends up in the bottom against Sister Sister, but it's Subverted when Ginny decides simply not to lip sync and walks off stage (and out of the competition).
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with and ultimately competes against fellow quirky-look queen Sister Sister for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her unusually (for Ginny) glammed-up look lauding her praise, but not enough to prevent her from landing in the bottom group.
  • Hairy Girl: Unlike most queens, she's fully hirsute — and proud of it.
  • Ill Girl: She suffers from fibromyalgia, which prevents her from comfortably wearing tall high-heels in her looks.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: For the Monster Mash-up runway in episode 4, her look is a dragged up, Rule 63 version of The Toxic Avenger with a little bit of Lily Munster thrown in, complete with an acid-green, biohazard emblazoned gown, green and black makeup, and a long acid-green wig with a biohazard symbol sprayed into it.
  • I'm Not Pretty: When Ru checks in with her whilst preparing for the Who Wore It Best? runway, she asks whether Ginny ever glams it up, defying her comedy-queen persona. Ginny replies that she's never been made to feel pretty, nor thinks she is, but will give it her best shot on the runway — and does a pretty good job.
  • Incoming Ham: As seen in her very first confessional.
    I'm Ginny Lemon. And I'm a bastard.
  • Insult Backfire: The story behind her penchant for yellow? Someone once told her she was "too fat and ugly to wear yellow" so Ginny (being Ginny) thought "fuck it" and made it her signature colour — to great success.
  • Large Ham: Whilst she's fairly quiet (though bluntly observant) in the Werk-Room, on stage, Ginny is a mistress of Camp, over-the-top performance, constantly mugging to high heaven like the rent's due.
  • Living Drawing: Had she made it to the Snatch Game, The Mona Lisa was one of her character choices. Legendary singer and television presenter Cilla Black was her other choice.
  • Loon with a Heart of Gold: As eccentric and playful as she is in drag, she's also a sweet-natured, thoughtful queen who chats supportively with the other girls when needed.
  • Meaningful Look: As she stands on stage, Ru in mid-flow of her "two queens stand before me" address prior to her lip-sync against Sister Sister, she gives the judges a strangely serene, yet focused look, seemingly preempting a badass performance — before turning on her heel, exiting stage-left and out of the competition.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: An exceedingly rare occurrence in the series on the whole, Ginny is only the fifth queen to self-eliminate, after Adore Delano on All-Stars 2, BenDeLaCreme on All-Stars 3 and Ongina and Mayhem Miller on All Stars 5note , but is the first ever contestant on a regular Drag Race season to voluntarily quit the competition.
  • Opt Out: Faced with the dilemma of having to lip sync against Sister Sister, her closest mate in the competition, Ginny, unwilling to battle her friend or throw the fight, decides to Take a Third Option; she simply removes herself from the competition on her own terms, saving Sister Sister and keeping her principles intact. Post-performance, the jury's still out on whether her actions constitute a Heroic Sacrifice, a way of demonstrating her Rebellious Spirit in the face of judgment, or simply that she was, by this stage in the competition, something of a Doomed Defeatist and just gave up. In all likelihood, a little bit of each.
  • Polyamory: In the Queens on Lockdown special episode Ginny introduces her two partners, husband Tom and boyfriend Jack.
  • Recursive Crossdressing: Dresses as legendary Worcester drag king Vesta Tilley for her Queen of Your Hometown look, complete with a Shout-Out to the city's famous sauce emblazoned across the back of her blazer.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Ginny pushes the concept of traditional drag to the limit with her crazily Camp, dinner-lady-chic Signature Style, but is so gung-ho and unapologetically outrageous (exposing her hairy arse takes the cake) that she can go toe-to-toe with slicker, more traditionally polished queens.
  • Retraux: She dresses far older than her 31 (at the time of filming) years, and Ginny's signature look could be best described as "dotty old nan meets Su Pollard".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Possibly the ultimate example in Drag Race herstory. At the start of her Lip Sync For Your Life to "You Keep Me Hangin' On" against Sister Sister, she simply walks to the back of the main stage and eliminates herself as an act of punk expression.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Ginny revels in her mad-old-bat persona, but for the Who Wore It Best? runway, Ru challenges her to glam it up, and with the help of Sister Sister (her selected bestie), she walks the runway in her most glam ensemble so far, complete with boobs, face, frock and (sensible) heels. It's a huge departure from her usual look, and whilst it's slightly too sloppy to land her in the top-spot, she's praised for daring to step out of her comfort zone.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Ginny's audacious Snatch Game pitch of The Mona Lisa would eventually be done for real in the first season of Drag Race España by Hugáceo Crujiente, another queen with a signature high-camp aesthetic, less than half a year after the British series' airing (though Hugáceo's Mona Lisa talks, differently from Ginny who intended to remain silent and just nod).
  • Suspiciously Apropos Music: Having to lip-sync against Sister Sister to Kim Wilde's "You Just Keep Me Hangin' On", she self-eliminates as the first verse of the song goes "set me free, why don't you, babe" and "'cause you don't really love me" (while looking straight at the judges).
  • Unexplained Accent: Taking on the role of a hippie weather-girl in the Morning Glory challenge seemed like a great fit for Ginny, but as well as going too manic, too quickly, for some reason, she also decides to adopt a full on Kath and Kim-style Australian accent, which doesn't land and just seems tacked-on, lacking any context. Her own West-Mids drawl would've been...much bettah.
  • The Unreveal: Subverted for the Surprise, Surprise! runway. She tears open her dress... and there's the same exact dress underneath. The true reveal is seen when she turns around: a butt window that shows her hairy arse cheeks.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Ginny's trademark brows are thick, blue, and felt-tip-penned on.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Following her shocking self-elimination, whilst the girls are all generally sad to see her leave, many of them (Veronica, Tayce, Lawrence) question the disrespect her decision brought with it — towards her fellow queens as competitors, especially Sister Sister who was left to lip sync alone on stage, and generally to the competition itself.
    • Ru herself also has a couple of wry digs at Ginny, emphatically noting, with barely-concealed disapproval, that she will not be amongst the girls selected as potentials to return to the competition, following Veronica testing positive for COVID-19. She also cheekily wears a bright lemon-yellow wig in the Werk-room throughout the episode, as if she found it clearing up after Ginny left.
  • The West Midlands: Hails from Worcester and jokes in her "Meet the Queens" promo that she "wears Worcester sauce as perfume".
  • Whole Costume Reference: Ginny's Surprise, Surprise! runway was inspired by comic legend Julie Walters' iconic portrayal of Mrs Overall, a mad Brummie tea-lady created by British comedienne and national treasure Victoria Wood for her "Acorn Antiques" sketches.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Features bright yellow hair in most of her looks. Even her real hair is dyed yellow!
  • Younger Than They Look: Ginny's eccentric looks and nutty attitude evoke a mad old gran, and it's perhaps surprising that she's only 31 at the time of filming.

Veronica Green (9th / departed)

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Real Name: Kevin Max Grogan
From: Rochdale, Lancashire, England

"I'm known for going from Gollum to gorgeous in three hours!"


  • Achilles' Heel: Whilst she's a highly versatile queen, with a talent for acting, singing, dancing and serving fierce looks, she struggles with comedy, resulting in an incredibly awkward improvisation in the Great British Fake Off mini-challenge and a flat performance as a goth cook in the Morning Glory chat show maxi-challenge. She managed to escape being up for elimination by, sure enough, serving an incredible runway look.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Deconstructed. As she enters the Werk Room, she awkwardly notes that she knows who several fellow competitors are, being a fan of them, but they don't know who she is.
  • Back for the Finale: All previously eliminated queens returned to the series to support the top 4 queens as back up dancers for the "A Little Bit of Love" final number, and later on in the Werk Room for a pre-crowning get-together. In the Werk Room, Veronica sports an adorable Sailor Moon-esque superhero costume based on her own creation 'Veronica Green', a villainess contrived out of sibling jealousy by her and her brother when their baby sister, Veronica, arrived on the scene. Having previously had to necessarily leave the competition due to contracting COVID-19, the girls are also pleased to hear her health is good and she's gunning for her return in Series 3!
  • Color-Coded Characters: As her name implies, she likes to incorporate the colour green into her looks. Sometimes it's overt, but often it's rather subtle.
  • Floral Motifs: For her Queen of Your Hometown look, she sports a beautiful, very full, rose-red velvet gown as an embodiment of the Red Rose of Lancashire.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with, and ultimately competes against fellow self-deprecating queen Tia for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her stylishly asymmetric look landing her in the top group.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's a sweet, good-natured queen, but is absolutely not afraid to push her agenda and assertively fight for the role she wants in Rats: The Rusical, even whilst the other queens are clearly underestimating her as-yet-unproven skill levels.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress: Her Simple, yet Opulent Queen of Your Hometown gown is 1850s Victorian in style — a decade when skirts reached pinnacle width and fullness — and is up there with the widest in Drag Race herstory.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: Ru makes it very clear that despite her necessary absence from the rest of Series 2 due to contracting COVID-19, she will, if she wants, always be welcome back for Series 3.
  • Hybrid Monster: For the Monster Mash-up runway of episode 4, she portrays a Gorgeous Gorgon in a stunning gown complete with an elaborate coiffeur of coiled snakes, crossed with a grotesque Pig Man, including a huge latex snout and large porcine ears.
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: When selecting roles for the Morning Glory presenting challenge, she politely holds back, insisting that she'll "take any old part" — perhaps to show team spirit to the other girls, or because she knew comedy is not her thing and realised she had to lay low to survive the week. In any case, she gets lumbered with arguably the hardest role to make funny — a miserable goth — and is partnered with Sister Sister, a queen she doesn't really know and who in the end, following a flat performance from both of them, designates Veronica the Fall Guy.
  • Mixed Metaphor: Amusingly, when asked if she enjoys musicals -
    Does the Pope shit in the woods? ... Does a bear shit in the woods? Is the Pope a Catholic?.... I just mixed the two up!
  • Naïve Newcomer: Openly admits feeling out of her depth in the first episode, surrounded by girls she perceives as more seasoned queens, but she nevertheless serves fierce looks in her debut week.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: She unfortunately caught COVID-19 during the series' 7 month lockdown production pause, requiring her to drop out of the competition with a promise that she can return in Series 3.
  • Older Than They Look: Somewhat surprisingly, as you'd never be able to tell, but Veronica is actually the oldest competitor this series at 34 at the time of filming.
  • Oop North: She's a Lancashire lass from Rochdale.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: On the face of it, she wouldn't be the obvious choice to win the Notting Hill Carnival-inspired Limbo mini-challenge, but she proves to have a core (and calves) of steel, performing a beyond-horizontal bend that snatches her a joint win with Tayce.
  • Prom Is for Straight Kids: Defied with her entrance look — a figure-hugging, flared satin gown and a huge crimped wig topped off with a giant satin bow. She notes that she opted for this look in celebration of the year (1985) she was born, and also to fulfil her wish to have attended a tacky 80s prom.
  • Recursive Crossdressing: Downplayed, given her subject. She dresses as Boy George for her Gay Icon look, even walking the runway wearing a pair of the singer's very own shoes (which unfortunately didn't fit, but still).
  • Redhead In Green: As seen in her self-sewn look for the Who Wore It Best? design challenge where, to selected bestie Tia's surprise, she picks green (often thought of as the hardest colour to make fashionable) out of all available fabric colour palettes. Well, it is her Signature Style.
  • Renaissance Woman: After her unexpectedly barnstorming performance in episode 2's Rats: The Rusical maxi-challenge, Ru, Michelle and Alan declare her to be a quadruple-threat due to her skills in singing, acting, dancing, and ability to serve fierce looks.
  • Self-Deprecation: Hilariously, she describes her drag transformation as going "from Gollum to gorgeous".
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Veronica serves stunning face, and she outright states that she's much prettier in drag than in boy-mode, where she's something of a Lovable Nerd.
  • This Is a Competition: Describes herself as "the most competitive person (she) knows" and that she's fully aware that the show is a competition, not a social experiment.
  • Tuckerization: Her drag character is inspired by her real-life little sister, Veronica. Born out of sibling jealousy, she and her brother used to create their own comic books, in the process conjuring up a supervillain called "Veronica Green".
  • Underestimating Badassery: She starts off the show as quiet and unassuming, and the other queens don't think much of her (and, by her own admission, people outside of the show tend to think this as well). Then, in the second episode she pulls off a sexy, vocally formidable, show-stopping performance in Rats - The Rusical, plus a great runway look, that bags her a RuPeter badge and her first win of the series.
  • Whole Costume Reference: For her winning Surprise, Surprise! runway look, she transforms from a demure 50s housewife to reveal the robot beneath in an homage to horror classic The Stepford Wives with a dash of Metropolis in her robotic stylings.

Joe Black (8th)

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Real Name: Joe Black
From: Brighton, East Sussex, England

"I know what you're thinking - God, Glenn Close looks rough."


  • Awesome Mc Coolname: No, his name isn't a reference to Meet Joe Black. It's his real name, and just so happens to fit perfectly with his aesthetic.
  • Back for the Finale: All previously eliminated queens returned to the series to support the top 4 queens as back up dancers for the "A Little Bit of Love" final number, and later on in the Werk Room for a pre-crowning get-together. Joe sports an incredible Elizabethan-style red ensemble in a dragged-up take on England's original fierce queen, Elizabeth I, complete with a huge hat designed around a pirate galleon.
  • Bullet Time: His Day at the Seaside runway is a smart take on this, with his whole outfit styled and accessorised as if he's permanently caught in a harsh (very British seaside) wind, complete with wind-swept hair, smeared makeup and a bag of chips that's been blown all over him.
  • Celebrity Impersonator: His Snatch Game choice would've been Tallulah Bankhead, a legendary golden-age Hollywood and stage actress who is additionally known for both her open sexuality and for being one of the earliest celebrity supporters of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: As he lampshades in his entrance quote, in drag he looks very similar to Glenn Close.
  • Complexity Addiction: The main flaw with his Queen of Your Hometown look; he made a dress inspired by the Brighton Royal Pavilion, but in trying to avoid the obvious influences he ended up with a fairly indistinct gold dress that nobody would associate with Brighton unless explicitly told.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He's an excellent singer, but his drag style is immovably 1930s jazz/lounge/cabaret. When he has to record a europop song for the RuRuvision Song Contest challenge, he's completely out of his depth in a finger-waved wig and shop-bought dress that are woefully mismatched for the vibe of the challenge. Overall, Joe is one of a number of competitors in Drag Race herstory who are great drag queens but not great at Drag Race.
  • Eiffel Tower Effect: Misjudged. His Queen of Your Hometown look is what he perceives to be an embodiment of Brighton's iconic Royal Pavilion, but he gets his history muddled, looking more Elizabethan than Regency (the era in which the Pavilion was built) as guest judge Elizabeth Hurley notes, and in any case the homage is far too oblique to land.
  • Fake Fabric Fashion Faux Pas: Ru launches into one her most outraged critiques in Drag Race herstory over the self-admittedly cheap and simple H&M dress Joe sports for the RuRuvision dance challenge. Despite Joe citing lack of funds as his main issue, Ru is unrepentant — "I don't wanna see any fucking H&M!" — stating that if the dress is simple you better glitter the fuck out of it to make it special.
    • The faux-pas also evidences Joe's entrenchment to Small Reference Pools, dressing like he time-travelled in from a Weimar cabaret, as opposed to going with the fun, pop-vibe the Eurovision pastiche required.
  • Gayborhood: Herstory is made with Joe Black, who becomes the first queen to hail from Brighton, the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Uses his full boy-name in drag.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress: His Queen of Your Hometown look is an instance of this backfiring hard when both the period and dress don't match the subject matter.
  • Goth: His style mixes old-school Hollywood glamour with horror sensibilities.
  • Hybrid Monster: Sadly, Joe was eliminated prior to the Monster Mash-up challenge (which would have been right up this goth queen's street), though he kindly shared his planned look on Instagram — Nosferatu dragged up in a classic Wicked Witch outfit.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Was chosen by the other queens to make his return in episode 5, after Veronica was unable to return due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Sadly however, it was All for Nothing and he leaves again for good in the same episode, having placed in the bottom two then going on to lose the lip sync to Tia.
  • One Degree of Separation: He's a good friend of Jinkx Monsoon and their performance styles share many similarities.
  • Pronoun Trouble: Almost all queens use she/her when in drag, and therefore when referenced here too, but Joe is an exception, always uses him/he even in drag.
  • Recursive Crossdressing: Portrayed a mermaid-themed Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie for his Gay Icon runway look.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Wearing an impractical dress for dancing certainly didn't help, but other than some humorous mugging, he seemingly accepted his fate mid-way through the lip sync to "Relax".
  • Shout-Out: He names Norma Desmond as a great inspiration, and he channels her for his entrance look and elimination quote.
  • Spoiler: He was one of the contestants who were accidentally leaked by Michelle before the cast reveal.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: He's a proud horror queen with a penchant for cadaver-white foundation and embraces an "undead Marlene Dietrich vibe".
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The first queen of the series to go, and unfortunately before he got much of a chance to show off his "horror glamour" style. He returned to the competition in episode 5 but was eliminated again immediately after, managing at least to showcase a gorgeous Day at the Seaside runway look.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Joe was sadly eliminated prior to the Pantomime Dame runway, but shared his proposed look on Instagram; a dragged-up take on Lady Tremaine from Cinderella, complete with a pair of Drag Race's iconic puppets as the wicked step-sisters.
  • Younger Than They Look: 31 at the time of filming, Joe's stately, Grande Dame vibe means he reads older than his years, which was also his downfall in what should have been a high-energy lip-sync to iconic gay anthem "Relax".

Tia Kofi (7th)

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Real Name: Lawrence Bolton
From: Clapham, South London, England

"The judges seem vaguely amused by what is happening before them, and I'm okay with that."


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Much to her chagrin, she's voted 'Baroness Basic' by the other girls in the Drag Cabinet mini-challenge of episode 2. Despite her huffy outrage, she unfortunately lives up to her role moments later when she serves up an incredibly shop-bought looking dress and shake-and-go wig combo for her Surprise, Surprise! runway look and is read to filth by Michelle for her (lack of) efforts.
  • Back for the Finale: All previously eliminated queens returned to the series to support the top 4 queens as back up dancers for the "A Little Bit of Love" final number, and later on in the Werk Room for a pre-crowning get-together. Despite her reputation for questionable fashion choices, Tia looks beautiful in a floor length, African-print dress with a headwrap of the same material complementing her full afro wig.
  • Bad Impressionists: For Snatch Game, she portrayed Mel 'Scary Spice' B — a subject usually ripe for caricature due to her larger-than-life persona and the back catalogue of comedy material available to reference (especially Leigh Francis' playfully monstrous portrayal in Bo' Selecta!, which Alan references). Tia however completely misses the mark, essentially playing herself, missing the key Mel B cues, and ultimately landing in the bottom two along with Lawrence.
  • Brainless Beauty: For the Morning Glory daytime chat-show main-challenge of episode 4, she and A'Whora portray a pair of ludicrous Essex girls note , showing us how to save money by doing a "gravjazzle," which is a vajazzle using gravel. Not only do they embody the stereotype, with mahogany-deep tans, glitter-sprinkled tits, huge blonde wigs and, well, drag queen makeup, they make it louder and even more absurd.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Apparently keen to start off her lip sync against Joe Black with a bang (or simply because she didn't know what the hell else to do), she wrenches her much-maligned ice cream costume up above her hips, revealing bright red knickers.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Wryly acknowledges her cluster-fuck of a self-sewn outfit in the Who Wore It Best? challenge — "I'm serving you an adequate dress" she quips — and begrudgingly thinks that her time has come when she's in the bottom against Asttina, a highly skilled dancer. However, once on stage, Tia gives an unexpectedly strong performance in the lip-sync and sends Asttina home, to the shock of the other queens — herself included.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She exhibits a dry sense of the ridiculous and is self-deprecatingly sarcastic in tone, especially over her shoddy seamstress skills when discussing her efforts with an unimpressed Michelle.
  • Dresses the Same: She goes with a Robin Hood look for the Queen of Your Hometown runway, having come into her own as a person while she was a student at the University of Nottingham. A'Whora also had a Robin Hood-inspired look, as she is actually from Nottinghamshire.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Her name is a pun on "tea or coffee?".
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She quickly butts head with A'Whora, resenting being called "basic" by her. After working together in the Morning Glory challenge, however, they have a heartwarming mirror conversation in which they share their feelings, apologise to each other for the things they have said behind backs, and admit they're basically friends now.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with and ultimately competes against fellow self-deprecating queen Veronica for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her self-admittedly sloppy look landing her in the bottom two.
  • Gallows Humour: Whilst she does occasionally get upset over her critiques, she tends to embrace her poor performances with wry acknowledgment, admitting with sporting good humour when she’s fucked up, and ploughing on regardless with a very British sense of tongue-in-cheek stoicism.
  • Heroic BSoD: After she unexpectedly beats Dance Battler Asttina in the episode 3 lip-sync, she's frozen with shock and starts sobbing.
  • Hybrid Monster: For the Monster Mash-up runway of episode 4, she portrays a Gorgeous Gorgon crossed with a voodoo priestess.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Despite being a well-liked comedy queen, she also has the dubious legacy of consistently presenting some of the naffest outfits in Drag Race herstory.
    • Despite a hilarious performance in Rats: The Rusical, the flat wig and cheap dress she wears for the Surprise, Surprise! runway likely cost her the win.
    • Her self-sewn (and self-admittedly bad) outfit for the Who Wore It Best? runway is also read to filth by the judges, and lands her in the bottom two.
    • And again in episode 5's Day at the Seaside runway, her sloppy, costumey ice cream-based outfit is witheringly referred to as (*shudder*) regional by the judges.
    • Her pterosaurian Preherstoric look in her final episode, while still rather cheap looking, finally earned praise for being more complementary to her body type than her previous outfits. In her elimination, she even makes fun of her track record with runway looks:
    If I could change one thing about my time on Drag Race, I would probably burn all my outfits and walk down the runway naked every single time!
  • Invincible Incompetent: Tia's wardrobe, as seen above, has been read to utter filth on numerous occasions by the judging panel and her fellow queens, who collectively dub her 'Baroness Basic', and she's definitely something of a knowingly tragicomic character. However, despite hovering around the elimination zone for weeks, her likeability as a self-deprecating underdog and strong Fighting Clown abilities in a lip-sync have sent home more polished queens through sheer refuge in calamitous comedy.
  • London: This series’ second Londoner queen, hailing from Clapham in south London.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: She claims that her drag name is a reference to Tia Landry and Kofi Annan, with her other name choice being "Tamara Boutros Boutros-Ghali" (though her name is such an obvious pun that she fools no one).
  • One Degree of Separation: Started doing drag on the same night and at the same venue as UK Series 1's Sum Ting Wong.
  • Overused Running Gag: The weakest part of her losing Snatch Game attempt; her Mel B impression was built around multiple jokes about her brief relationship with Eddie Murphy, which was not only a bizarre thing to focus on for a character who is so easy to broadly satirise, but she also kept the joke going long after it was clear that it wasn't working.
  • Phrase Catcher: "The question remains: Tia Kofi?", with Ru pronouncing it to make the pun clear.
  • Pirate Girl: Tia was sadly eliminated prior to the Pantomime Dame runway, but shared her proposed look on Instagram; a dragged-up take on Captain Hook (or as she puts it, Captain Shook) from panto perennial Peter Pan.
  • Ptero Soarer: Attempted pterosaurian chic for the Preherstoric runway of episode 6, but the look, whilst fun in principle, fell flat on the runway.
    Lawrence: I almost got sent home by a pterodactyl!
  • Recursive Crossdressing: Portrayed Alan Turing for her Gay Icon look in arguably the most unusual ensemble of the night; a tailored suit in a print of rainbow-coloured binary spelling out "Love" as an Homage to the brilliant mathematician who played a crucial role in cracking intercepted coded Nazi messages, and who was nevertheless persecuted for being gay.
  • Self-Deprecation: Doesn't take herself particularly seriously and is self-admittedly slightly calamitous, which can often go in her favour — as seen during her lip-sync against Joe Black in episode 5, where she's so arch and self-deprecatingly chaotic (her performance concluding with a mad comedy sprint down the runway into one of the most ungainly death drops of all time) that the judges warm to her random, less polished performance over Joe's more measured, slicker routine.
  • She's Got Legs: Possesses the toned, lengthy pins of a supermodel.
  • Spoiler: She was one of the contestants who were accidentally leaked by Michelle before the cast reveal.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's the second-tallest contestant of the series, just few inches shorter than Ellie Diamond. According to guest judge Jourdan Dunn, she has a tall and thin body worthy of a supermodel.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Veronica (who she was paired with for the Who Wore It Best? challenge) deliberately chooses the box of green fabric for the both of them, Tia calls her out in a confessional since not only are green outfits hard to make fashionable, but they're also one of Michelle Visage's most notable pet peeves.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Like fellow Notts girl A'Whora, she dresses as a very sexy Rule 63 version of the city's most famous son Robin Hood for her Queen of Your Hometown look.

Sister Sister (6th)

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Real Name: Philip "Pip" Doran
From: Liverpool, Merseyside, England

"Always look gorgeous, and sometimes a little bit bored."


  • '80s Hair: Sports a bowl-cut mullet in boy-mode.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Expanding on her penchant for painting a wide, blue circle around her mouth, in episode 3's Who Wore It Best? sewing challenge, she complements her hot-pink, 70s-inspired ensemble with a fully blue face.
  • Back for the Finale: All previously eliminated queens returned to the series to support the top 4 queens as back up dancers for the "A Little Bit of Love" final number, and later on in the Werk Room for a pre-crowning get-together. Sister returns with her signature blue face-paint and red lip in a beautiful, courtroom judge-themed ensemble (complete with axe) inspired by a pair of rich velvet, tasseled curtains that caught her eye.
  • Celebrity Impersonator:
    • Chooses musical legend and queer icon Dusty Springfield for her Gay Icon look. The "Son of a Preacher Man" singer electrified the British pop scene in the 1960s, and also spoke out about her sexuality at a time when doing so could get her pilloried in the press.
    • She portrays UK horoscope mainstay and psychic hot-line hostess "Psychic" Sally Morgan for the Snatch Game. Sportingly, Sally joined Sister for a post-show Insta-video where they lip sync together to Classic IV's "Spooky".
  • Doomed Defeatist: After a poor showing in the Morning Glory presenting challenge, this side of her personality becomes apparent. Not only does she seem utterly deflated and cynical after the challenge, she also, somewhat inelegantly, tries to lay the blame on her teammate Veronica.
  • Dresses the Same: Her Day at the Seaside runway in episode 5 is a dress designed around a huge bag of chips, which A'Whora notes, with typical hauteur, is a "copy" of her own bag of chips-based outfit. Tayce stirs the pot a little, noting that she remembers Sister having planned more of a Pamela Anderson-inspired outfit prior to the production pause, to A'Whora's increased indignation.
  • The Eeyore: Self-admits that she can be a bit of a grumpy cow, and finds it hard to smile sometimes, but the judges note that she seems more cheerful after returning from the 7 month lockdown production pause, which she's pleased to hear.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Admitted that she didnt even notice Ginny had quit and left the stage during their lip-sync until she got over halfway through the performance.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: She has a cool, art-pop, Slim Aarons aesthetic, but it's twisted up via her penchant for very bold or just downright weird (though still cool) makeup choices. In personality however, she's fairly quiet, placid and a little melancholic even.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with, and ultimately competes against fellow quirky-look queen Ginny for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her eccentric yet editorial look landing her in the top group.
  • Hybrid Monster: For the Monster Mash-up runway of episode 4, she portrays a mummified werewolf, complete with blue fur poking out between her mummy bandages.
  • Liverpool: Like UK Series 1 winner The Vivienne, she's this series' Scouse queen, though she has a far softer accent than the previous rep.
  • Master of None: Though undeniably a multi-talented queen, Sister Sister struggled throughout the series to stand out in any particular niche, being a Jack-of-All-Stats who was often overshadowed by Series 2's bigger personalities.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: After a flat performance and subsequently huffy attitude following the Morning Glory presenting challenge, she's up for elimination against Ginny. Fortunately for her, Ginny's by this time had enough and abandons the lip-sync and by extension the competition, leaving Sister Sister to win by default — though she does still give an impressive performance.
  • Naughty by Night: For her Surprise, Surprise! runway, she portrays an English Rose housewife in a demure 1970s maxi-dress, but suddenly whips it all off to reveal the Dominatrix beneath.
  • Never My Fault: In a slightly petulant manner, she tries to unload the blame for a poor showing as goth cooks in the Morning Glory presenting challenge onto her teammate Veronica, who'd already designated herself as the Fall Guy, rightly or wrongly.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: Jokes with Ginny prior to the Who Wore It Best? sewing challenge that she's a huge fan of a "festoon trouser" and a "performative sleeve".
  • Phrase Catcher: Coined by Ru come episode 5 — "Oh brother, it's Sister Sister".
  • The Quiet One: She's a more discreet, softly-spoken queen compared to her competitors, quietly beavering away at the task in hand and avoiding too much Werk Room drama.
  • Retraux: The bold florals, cuts, and fashion editorial of 1970s fully inform her drag style, and it's her decade of reference for many of her looks.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: For the Supershero sewing challenge of episode 7, despite having an extra 15 seconds of time to snatch and grab materials, her florally psychedelic Garden Garment doesn't land, with Graham cheekily noting that it looks like someone was "digging in the garden and found a body".
  • Shout-Out: Her drag-name is one to 90s kids-show classic, Sister, Sister.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers a measured, but firm one of these to Lawrence Chaney after she took issue with Lawrence constantly defending herself for her shortcomings in the Rats: The Rusical challenge, stating that Lawrence's dramatics and struggling negatively affected her own performance.
  • Twink: In boy-mode, with her cute bowl-cut hair and sweet, cherubic features.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: Her signature look includes a wide ring of blue glitter around her lipsnote , which so far has appeared in her entrance look and was referenced in her promo look. Upon seeing the former, the other queens quip that she looks like she's blown a smurf.
  • Un-Duet: Sister Sister is the first contestant in Drag Race franchise herstory to perform a lip sync alone on the main-stage, due to Ginny Lemon exiting the stage once their song started playing. That being said, it doesn't stop her from a fierce and spectacular performance.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Her Queen of Your Hometown look is a playful nod to Liverpudlian party-girls' penchant for heading to the shops on a Saturday afternoon in full make-up, pyjamas, slippers and their hair in rollers — all ready for a big night on the town later that evening.
  • Whole Costume Reference: For the Preherstoric runway of episode 6, she goes with a cavewoman take on Ivana Trump (or Patsy Stone), complete with Trump's distinctive bouffant blonde french-twist hairdo and a skeletal lap-dog for company.

A'Whora (5th)

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Real Name: George Boyle
From: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

"Click-click, bitch. There really is no place like home."


  • Alpha Bitch: Is declared the shadiest queen of the Series by her fellow queens in episode 2, where she's voted "Secretary of Shade" in the Drag Cabinet mini-challenge.
    • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She starts to settle into this role when she opens up to Tia in episode 4, revealing unexpectedly Hidden Depths and Character Development. She even breaks down in tears during the confessional interview over how she's realized she presents herself to others, particularly in the competition.
  • Back for the Finale: All previously eliminated queens returned to the series to support the top 4 queens as back up dancers for the "A Little Bit of Love" number, and later on in the Werk Room for a pre-crowning get-together. A'Whora, being the fashion queen that she is, sports a beautifully constructed, asymmetrical ensemble with opposing points of flourish — one puffy white sleeve and a long train with one long mint green opera glove and one thigh-high mint green boot — that evokes a deconstructed Princess Classic gown, complemented by a classically waved wig complete with a bold, vertical quiff to twist it up a notch. In true A'Whora style, she still can't resist throwing shade Ellie's way after the Stand-Up line-up debacle episodes prior.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Low-fi fizzles between her and Tayce, and they both coyly allude to a previous hook-up in episode 2, which is soon picked up on by the other girls and further gossiped about in episode 3.
  • Brainless Beauty: For the Morning Glory daytime chat-show challenge of episode 4, she and Tia portray a pair of ludicrous Essex girls note , showing us how to save money by doing a "gravjazzle", which is a vajazzle using gravel. Not only do they embody the stereotype, with mahogany-deep tans, glitter-sprinkled tits, huge blonde wigs and, well, drag queen makeup, they make it louder and even more absurd.
  • But Not Too White: A'Whora uses a deep brown foundation/fake tan both in drag and in confessionals, so it's quite surprising to see how fair-skinned she actually is when she removes her makeup post performance.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Across the course of episode 4, her teamwork with Tia and the excellent work they do in the challenge allows A'Whora to put down her bitchy façade and talk about her feelings.
  • Dresses the Same:
    • As she's a Nottinghamshire girl, she goes with a Robin Hood look for the Queen of Your Hometown runway, which Tia Kofi also chose as her inspiration.
    • Her Day at the Seaside runway in episode 5 is a dress cleverly designed around a huge bag of chips which she notes, with typical A'Whora hauteur, Sister Sister appears to have copied for her own runway outfit.
    • Ironically, though it goes unmentioned in the episode, A'Whora wins episode 7 with a runway presentation that includes blue glitter paint on the lower face and a bright red lip — a make-up choice very similar to Sister Sister's signature blue circle and likely a Take That! to a queen she perceived as pinching her looks. In the same episode, Sister Sister is eliminated.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Not A'Whora herself, but one of her creations from her Le'Boy George fashion line was worn by Gothy Kendoll in the Gay Times promo shoot for Drag Race UK Series 1.
  • The Fashionista: Describes herself as a fashion queen who will never be seen dead in a "high street dress".
  • Fashion Designer:
    • In line with the above, she runs her own fashion design company, Le'Boy George — a pun on her own real name and singer Boy George.
    • She dresses as iconic British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood for her Gay Icon look.
    • For the Supershero sewing challenge of episode 7, she thoroughly proves her fashion mettle and Improvisational Ingenuity with a beautiful, expertly constructed gown sewn out of blue bin bags complete with ruched shoulders that she pops like a fashion puffer-fish, creating a Big Entrance on the runway that leaves the judges gagging and A'Whora snatching another win.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her and Tia start off on the wrong foot, with A'Whora constantly calling Tia "basic". After working together in the Morning Glory challenge, however, they open up, apologise to each other for the things they have said behind each other's back and admit they have become friends now.
  • Fish out of Water: As a high fashion-minded person, she carries an air of poise and perfection at all times. This however means that she has trouble settling into her role (a literal hood rat) in Rats: The Rusical.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with, and ultimately competes against her teased love-interest Tayce for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her Mae West-inspired look landing her in the top group.
  • Girl Group: She and her fellow 'United KingDolls' absolutely smash the RuRuvision challenge of episode 5, with their version of "UK Hun?" taking the number one spot in the UK download chart soon after the episode aired.
  • Homage: She dedicates her all-blue winning outfit in episode 7's sewing challenge to the UK's much-loved National Health Service and its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: After Ellie tactically chooses the running order for the Stand-Up maxi-challenge, A’Whora is positively constipated with indignation at having been selected to go first, saying “I would not have made myself shine by doing dirty on every person in this competition.” A’Whora (who would have totally done the same as Ellie) claims that Ellie did this out of her own insecurities, but the reason she’s so insecure is because the other queens keep taunting her about how she doesn’t have any wins. In the end, A'Whora is a victim of her own Trash Talk.
  • Hybrid Monster: For the Monster Mash-up runway of episode 4, she portrays Elvira, Mistress of the Dark in an outfit inspired by her famous scene in the Flamingo Hotel finale number combined with an Attractive Zombie, flinging her wig off to reveal an exposed brain.
  • I'm Not Pretty: She doesn't see herself as pretty out of drag (though she admits it's just her insecurity speaking), and her drag persona is her way to feel confident and beautiful.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She admits to Tia in episode 4 that she somewhat resents her "bitchy" reputation, since this tends to drive other people away from her, and as a result she has no friends in both the fashion and the drag scene.
  • Insufferable Genius: A light-hearted version; she's a talented seamstress and exhibits a great taste-level on the runway — but she loves to remind us of that, as well as the fact that she "went to the best fashion school in the country" (daaarling).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On the surface she comes off as bitchy and unlikable, but deep down she's a kind soul who just wants to have friends and has put up a façade of shadiness as a form of self-defence. In the "Untucked" segment of episode 4 she's notably nicer to the other girls.
  • The Midlands: Hails from Worksop in north Nottinghamshire and wryly notes she the town's only famous daughter.
  • The Muse: In boy-mode, George explains that A'Whora is her own muse, best friend and alter ego.
    George is camp, and flamboyant but he's nerdy, goofy, and he has a timid side. A'Whora is the polar opposite to George. She's invincible.
  • Never My Fault: She's utterly pissed off at Ellie Diamond for placing her first in the Stand-Up challenge, even though Tayce and the judges all state that This Is a Competition and Ellie is simply playing the game. Furthermore, it's not Ellie's fault that A'Whora goes on to perform sub-par.
  • Nubile Savage: She sports a bone corset and mask for the Preherstoric runway of episode 6, in a barbarous take on Raquel Welch's iconic cave-girl Loana from One Million Years B.C.. It’s her briefest outfit to date, and as she turns to exit the runway, she reveals the outfit’s minuscule thong, giving us a nice shot of her great bum.
  • Pretty Boy: She works as a model both in drag, and with her chiselled good looks, in boy-mode too.
  • Recursive Crossdressing: For the Snatch Game, she bravely shifts completely out of her fashionista comfort zone, portraying UK reality show mainstay and dance-instructor divo Louie Spence, managing to embody his lisping, high-energy campiness not half badly.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: A’Whora was sadly eliminated the week prior to the Pantomime Dame runway, but shared her proposed look on Instagram; a riotously clownish ensemble, complete with Uncanny Valley Makeup, inspired by panto-land perennial Widow Twankey, with a large helping of Rod Hull and Emu in the mix via an ostrich hand-puppet. Totally out of her high fashion comfort-zone, yet still expertly executed.
  • So Proud of You: Irrepressible Drag Race UK Series 1 alumna and actual Essex-girl Cheryl Hole messaged A'Whora and Tia with her whole-hearted seal of approval following their hilariously spot-on portrayal of a pair of pneumatic Essex girls in episode 4's Morning Glory daytime-TV challenge.
  • Stealth-Based Mission: When Sister Sister is awarded an extra 15 seconds of time to grab materials for episode 7’s Supershero sewing challenge, A’Whora is filled with typically indignant (and hilarious) curiosity. She therefore sneaks over to her rival’s werk station to case the joint, hiding between mannequins as she goes, whilst a Mission: Impossible-esque soundtrack sets the scene. Her mission, however, is something of a disaster as the wily Sister Sister doesn’t fall for her Agent Provocateur schtick and sends her packing.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: To her credit, she seems to relish being branded 'Secretary of Shade' by the other girls in the Drag Cabinet mini-challenge of episode 2 and ups the shadiness in her confessionals from then on.
  • Vulgar Humour: Her problem in the Stand-Up challenge of episode 8 was the fact that her comedy routine was so utterly filthy (essentially centering on her and her nan admitting a passion for anal sex, and therefore having "gaping arseholes") that it had to be bleeped out by auntie BBC (who probably should have known what they were letting themselves into, to be fair). Her serving pure, unadulterated crude ultimately leads to her elimination.
    • The bleeps make it to the WOW Presents+ version of the episode as well, with some surmising A'Whora's grandmother didn't approve of the act in general.
  • Whole Costume Reference:
    • Her entrance look is a slutty variation of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, complete with ruby-red thigh-high boots.
    • As she's a Nottinghamshire girl, she dresses as a very sexy Rule 63 version of the county's most famous son Robin Hood for her Queen of Your Hometown look.
    • Her Stoned on the Runway look was inspired by the "chandelier" outfit Ru wore whilst performing in the series AJ and the Queen.

Ellie Diamond (4th)

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Real Name: Elliot Glen
From: Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland

"Ding dong bitches, the baby doll of Dundee has arrived."


  • Abusive Parents: Whilst preparing for Snatch Game, Ellie emotionally recounts how her father found her in drag as a teenager and kicked her out of the house. Thankfully, Ellie's mum was having none of it and told her husband he either needed to keep loving his son or hit the road — which he did. Considering Ellie was born in 1998, her story is a shocking indication of the prejudice young gay people still face from their own families.
  • Always Identical Twins: Ellie's closest companion is her identical twin brother Bryce, who’ll be there for her from "womb to tomb", as she sweetly puts it.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: As Ru makes her way around the Werkroom there is a tense moment when she approaches the Scottish queens (who've paired up again) and says, "LOR-rance CHEE-nee" in her fake brogue but then says "Ellie Diamond" like she's ordering in a restaurant. Ellie asks why that is, since they're both Scottish, in an unexpectedly strident, yet polite tone. The queens are gagged at her gall, though Ellie wasn't being shady — she just doesn't understand why Ru wouldn't treat the Scottish queens the same. Ru's uncharacteristically taken aback, and basically admits that Ellie's yet to make an impression on her.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: 21 at the time of filming, she's the youngest queen on her series.
  • Beginner's Luck: She's the youngest queen of the series, and despite not winning the first episode's challenges, she places high and Ru and Michelle single her out for having perfect makeup and great wig skills.
  • Bird People: For the Day at the Seaside runway of episode 5, she dresses as a polkadot bikini-clad seagull, complete with feathered body-suit, a full mask with beak, and heels fashioned out of gull-like webbed feet. The look is polarising; Michelle admires her wacky bravery and creativity — Graham thinks it looks like fancy-dress.
  • British Honours: Ru presents all four finalists with a 'QBE' — Queen of British Eleganza — a beautiful jewelled brooch based on the MBE / OBE honours bestowed on British citizens by HM The Queen.
  • Burger Fool: Outside of drag, she works at a McDonald's, and seemingly is something of a star employee as the chain's UK Twitter and Instagram accounts have shared Ellie's posts and promos on their account.
  • Celebrity Impersonator: Dresses as drag legend Lily Savage, the iconic creation of TV and radio personality Paul O'Grady, for her Gay Icon look.
  • A Darker Me: For the Stand-Up challenge of episode 8, Ellie juxtaposes her usually sunny persona with “Dirty Diamond,” her alter ego who's rude, crude and just loves dick. Her set is so slapdash and bizarre that it somehow gets the judges on-side and laughing.
  • Disastrous Demonstration: In order to bag a good part in episode 2's Rats: The Rusical, she demonstrates a death-drop that's so whallopingly ungainly that the other queens wonder whether or not she's hurt herself.
  • Flat Character: Starts to dangerously wander into this territory by episode 5 during the RuRuvision group dancing challenge, with the judges noting that whilst she paints expertly and can dance when required, they are still yet to see her personality shine through.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with, and ultimately competes against fellow Scottish girl Lawrence for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with a Marie Antoinette-inspired gold ensemble that's well-made but not in the same league as Lawrence's, landing her in the bottom group.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: An Ellie Diamond signature look, many of her outfits are enhanced by ruched fabric or furred sleeves to present a bold silhouette.
  • Hybrid Monster: For the Monster Mash-up runway of episode 4, she goes with a goblin crossed with werewolf ensemble, with a faux-fur bodysuit that lends her the look of a freaky football mascot.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Due to The BBC’s regulationsnote , Ellie cannot say out loud during the show that she works for McDonald's, only "in a drive-through". Even during the Queens in Lockdown special episode, when she films herself during a shift, she's on trash-picking duty in the parking lot and the restaurant building isn't seen in the clip. Out of the show and on social media, however, she has posted a McDonald's-inspired look and the company has openly acknowledged her.
  • Out of Focus: Somewhat; by episode 4 Ellie still has less camera-time and confessionals than most of the other girls, Ru is yet to find her a nickname (to her chagrin), and she blends into the background a bit (no easy task at her grand height) — likely due to the fact that she almost always pairs up with the outrageously loud fellow Scot Lawrence Chaney, who most queens would find tricky standing out over.
  • Phrase Catcher: Invoked — during episode 4's walkthrough, Ellie asks Ru why she always calls Lawrence's name in a thick Scottish accent but doesn't for her, despite her being just as Scottish as Lawrence. Ru basically admits that she still doesn't know what to think about Ellie.
    • She finally gets her wish come episode 7, where Ru starts addressing her, rapper style, as "Ellie D".
  • Playing Gertrude: Spring chicken Ellie is cast as the positively ancient 'Thot Cotton' (a spoof of EastEnders's venerable Dot Cotton) for the BeastEnders acting challenge, and considering she's the youngest queen in the competition, she does a great job capturing Dot's quavering mannerisms. Later on, in hilariously un-Dot Cotton style, she engages in a massive shagathon all over the pub with special guest star “Mickaaay,” a mannequin version of Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter, which is all captured on CCTV, to her horror.
  • Scotland: She and Lawrence Chaney are the first Scottish queens to compete on Drag Race UK and the first Scotland-based queens in the whole franchise.note 
  • Statuesque Stunner: Young she may be, but she's also the Series' tallest queen at 6'4" even before the heels. She's almost a clear foot taller than the petite Bimini.
  • This Is a Competition: Mild-mannered Ellie wins episode 8’s Masc-4-Masc mini-challenge, and is gifted with the opportunity to select the running order for the Stand-Up maxi-challenge. Despite being volleyed with unrelentingly petulant whining from Lawrence and A’Whora over their assigned placements, she sticks to her guns and goes with her gut. In the finale, during her final chat with Ru and Michelle, both judges impress on her that her decision was absolutely correct, given the competitive nature of the show and compliment her for not bowing to pressure.
  • Tutu Fancy: For the Supershero sewing challenge of episode 7, Ellie dresses like an 8 year-old girl's birthday party mood board in a well-executed, candy-encrusted, frothy pink mini-dress.
  • Whole Costume Reference:
    • Her Queen of Your Hometown look is a dragged-up goth version of Dennis the Menace, whose publishing house DC Thomson is based in Dundee.
    • Her Surprise, Surprise! runway is a triple reveal of all three of Dorothy's companions from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; the Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion.
    • Her Preherstoric runway look is an all-grown-up-and-badass take on Pebbles from The Flintstones.
    • Her Pantomime Dames runway, complete with ermine-trimmed dress and miniature crown, is a nod to the foul-tempered Queen of Hearts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    • As can be seen, Ellie is very fond of this trope, and her Final Four Eleganza Extravaganza look is no exception; a beautiful, buff pink gown directly inspired by Glinda the Good Witch from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Her final critique essentially boils down to this; the judges are highly complimentary of Ellie in terms of her incredibly advanced make-up and wig skills, as well as her innate confidence and fully realised character, despite her being a tender 21 years old at the time of filming.

Tayce (runner-up)

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Real Name: Tayce Szura-Radix
From: Newport, Gwent, Wales

"This doesn't look like Barry Island! But it sure will do."


  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Low-fi fizzles between her and A'Whora, and they both coyly allude to a previous hook-up in episode 2, which is soon picked up on by the other girls and further gossiped about in episode 3.
  • The Bogan: For Snatch Game, she does a great job coming out of her hot-girl comfort zone, portraying comedienne Jane Turner's legendarily naff hornbag-housewife Kath Day-Knight from the Australian comedy series Kath and Kim, complete with a tight trick-or-treating perm, horrendous shell-suit, and perfectly observed Kath-isms — "look at mooooy ploise".
  • British Honours: Ru presents all four finalists with a 'QBE' — Queen of British Eleganza — a beautiful gemmed brooch based on the MBE / OBE honours bestowed on British citizens by HM The Queen.
  • Comical Overreacting: Her and A'Whora's kai-kai is cause for gossip after Lawrence spills the beans about their ongoing flirtations in the Werk Room. When Tayce finds out about this in her confessional, she reels back in pearl-clutching mock-outrage, exclaiming "The cheek, the nerve, the gall, the audacity, and the gumption!"
  • Dance Battler:
    • At three lip-sync wins and one tie — sending home Cherry, Sister Sister and A'Whora — she's this series' "Lip-Sync Assassin".
    • Her utterly slick, whip-fast choreography in the "A Little Bit of Love" final song and dance number is arguably the best yet seen in the UK series, and is up there with the best in any series of the Drag Race franchise.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Her Surprise, Surprise! runway in episode 2 is essentially an unpeeling of various layers of red costuming to reveal a red catsuit (with an unfortunate black corset peeking through, as Michelle clocks) followed by a strangely 'meh' Blood from the Mouth effect. The whole thing is a slightly confused hot mess, and she has to lip-sync for her life to stay in.
  • Dresses the Same: She portrays Naomi Campbell for the Gay Icon runway, as does Asttina (though with a different outfit). They agree that they ended up with the same person because they had a limited pool of British POC gay icons to choose from. She's since noted that the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey, a fellow mixed-race Welsh diva, would've been a perfect choice and perhaps one she overlooked.
  • Fashion Model: Dresses as legendary British catwalk queen Naomi Campbell for her Gay Icon runway look, and again channels her for the Final Four Eleganza Extravaganza runway in a nude-illusion, fur-trimmed cat-suit and waist-length wig.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with and ultimately competes against her teased love-interest A'Whora for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her cool, structured jacket/dress receiving praise from supermodel and guest-judge Jourdan Dunn no less, but not enough to prevent her from landing in the bottom group.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Uses her boy-name in drag mode and just the first name.
  • Girl Group: She and her fellow 'United KingDolls' absolutely smash the RuRuvision challenge of episode 5, with their version of "UK Hun?" taking the number one spot in the UK download chart soon after the episode aired.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Undoubtedly one of the best looking queens in boy-mode in any season of Drag Race, her position as the hottest queen out of drag in UK Series 2 is cemented when the other girls vote her 'Trade Minister' in episode 2's Drag Cabinet mini-challenge.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: For the Preherstoric runway of episode 6, she goes with a Diana Ross-esque voodoo priestess, complete with huge talon-like nails.
  • Hybrid Monster: For the Monster Mash-up runway of episode 4, she portrays a vampiric take on the Bride of Frankenstein, in a beautifully constructed Gorgeous Period Dress.
  • In the Blood: Her dad was a bass guitarist for Wham!
  • The Leader: Steps up to the plate during the rehearsals for RuRuvision dancing challenge, taking charge firmly but supportively, building up a nervous Lawrence, and ultimately helping her fellow 'United KingDolls' to slay the house down.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Originally from Newport, she says she's in it to snatch the crown for Wales.
  • Pretty Boy: She's a beautiful young man in boy-mode, with large aquamarine eyesnote  complemented by her warm skin-tone and high cheekbones.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Favours poker-straight wigs that cascade down to the back of her knees — in blonde or black as needed to complement her look — which are perfect for her penchant for a dramatic Hair Flip.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: For the Supershero sewing challenge of episode 7, she decides to make an outfit almost entirely out of Brillo pads, which happens to be the exact same thing Baga Chipz tried to do in the previous series' sewing challenge, which infamously turned out terribly for her. Sure enough, Tayce doesn't do any better, the Brillo pads end up lacerating her hand, and she only barely manages to avoid being eliminated against Sister Sister.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Absolutely can't live without beans on toast with a butter and ketchup — a penchant that forms part of her comedy routine in the Stand-Up challenge.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Within the context of the show, she's a twofer for being both black and Welsh.
  • Wales: The UK series' first Welsh queen — and proud of it. She bids a cheery "Bore da!" (good morning!) when first arriving in the Werk-Room and notes in episode 2 that she'll "probably be subtitled" due to her Welsh accent (though it's actually pretty mild).
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Her Queen of Your Hometown look is inspired by the flag of Wales, featuring its iconic red dragon front and center.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Her Pantomime Dames runway, inspired by Tinkerbell from Peter Pan, whilst being beautiful, isn't quite right in terms of what constitutes a dame, but as Michelle points out, a fairy is still a panto mainstay.

Bimini Bon-Boulash (runner-up + Miss Congeniality)

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Real Name: Tommy Hibbitts
From: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

"I'm vegan, haha!"


  • The Ace: By episode 4 of the competition, she reveals herself to be a highly versatile competitor, who can not only serve fierce looks, slay a lip-sync, sing like a rockstar, be bloody funny and sexy as you like, but who's also warmly supportive and socially-conscious, always lending an ear to a fellow queen when needed. Her reputation is fully cemented after a Curb-Stomp Battle against the other queens in the Snatch Game — often noted as the most coveted win of the series bar the crown itself — and when she snatches the win in the infamously tricky Stand-Up challenge a couple of episodes later.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Three Bs in a row. Her unique name is a combination of what she would've been called if she had been born a girl and the name of her mum's cat.
  • Awesome, but Impractical:
    • She walks the Queen of Your Hometown runway in a very Stripperific Norwich City FC kit, complete with extremely high-heeled platform boots. This however works against her, as she's read on her tuck tape showing and, when she has to lip-sync, she has to check down there frequently to avoid a very embarrassing Wardrobe Malfunction (thankfully, it doesn't happen and she's chosen to shantay over Joe Black).
    • For the Surprise, Surprise! runway, she attempted a clever reveal involving popping paint-filled balloons to spatter her white dress as an Homage to Alexander McQueen's iconic No. 13 fashion show, and with the intended pink and baby blue paint symbolising the Transgender Pride flag. Unfortunately, the outfit looked odd pre-reveal, requiring her to awkwardly stand still and pop each balloon one-by-one, and to add insult to injury, the reveal itself completely failed when the paint had dried up before she walked the runway. Thankfully, her outfits since then avoided the "impractical" part of the trope.
  • British Honours: Ru presents all four finalists with a 'QBE' — Queen of British Eleganza — a beautiful jewelled brooch based on the MBE / OBE honours bestowed on British citizens by HM The Queen.
  • British Rockstar: Definitely channels this vibe via her cool, chilled-out persona and badass punk showmanship.
    • In the Rats: The Rusical challenge of episode 2, her high energy, Rock & Roll performance saves her bacon after a subsequently flat runway showing.
    • Her vocals for her badass performance of “UK Hun?” in the RuRuvision challenge of episode 5 are pure John Lydon / Keith Flint-realness.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Both her promo and her entrance look prominently feature the letter "B".
  • Celebrity Impersonator:
    • For her Gay Icon look, she dresses as Princess Julia, an English DJ, nightlife legend and LGBT+ ally who's often named the "first lady of London's fashion scene".
    • For Snatch Game, she absolutely steals the show as infamously pneumatic British Page Three Stunna, Katie Price AKA 'Jordan'. Not only does she nail Price's distinctive Elmuh Fudd Syndwome and sultry, half-closed eyes, but she also expertly riffs off of Ru, with sexually-charged but hilariously moronic comments — "the nipples are the eyes of the face" taking the cake — and securing her a second coveted Ru-Peter badge.
  • Commonality Connection: In episode 3, she and Ginny, as well as being edgy, rock and roll queens through and through, touchingly bond over their shared non-binary gender identity.
  • Contortionist: She's pegged as 'London's bendiest bitch', and it's not hard to see why when, during her lip-sync against Joe Black, she handstands into an inverted scissor-split — in 10 inch platform heels.
  • Crack Defeat: Following the series' COVID-19 break, Bimini returned with renewed vigor, snatching four out of the five available wins and topping reader polls note  as the favourite to win. However, rather shockingly to many viewers, in the finale she was pipped at the post by Lawrence Chaney when it came down to Ru's final decision.
  • Creepy Doll: For the Pantomime Dame runway of episode 9, she inverts the usual Grande Dame vibes of a classic dame, stomping down the runway dressed in a Grayson Perry-inspired baby-doll ensemble.
  • Custom Uniform of Sexy: Sports an incredibly Stripperific version of Norwich City FC's kit for her Queen of Your Hometown look. Graham hilariously quips "I'm not sure Delia would approve” note 
  • Dumb Blonde: Invoked in her Entrance look, described by her as a "bimbo-stripper-superhero". Averted out of drag; she's a natural strawberry-blonde (dyed a brighter yellow) but she certainly isn't dumb.
  • East Anglia: Originally hails from Norfolk (and shows her support for the county’s football team via her Queen of Your Hometown look) but due to living and working in the capital, her accent is now mostly east London, with only the occasional hint of East Anglian rhoticity.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: The other girls rigidly stare and comment on her perfectly pert bum as she leans over (in a binding Norwich City-themed thong-leotard) to wipe Joe Black's lipstick farewell from the mirror.
  • Fanservice with a Smile: Having won the Puppets mini-challenge, she casts herself as bawdy barmaid Scat Slater (a spoof of EastEnders's Kat "I became a TOTAL slag" Slater) for the BeastEnders acting challenge, sporting a shiny rayon blouse unbuttoned to the navel and a leopard-print stretch mini-skirt. Her combination of excellent physical comedy and well-observed Kat-isms nails the challenge.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: On stage, she's a punk queen who's not afraid to get messy and flaunt her body. Out of drag, she's a sunny, smartly articulate person, who's always ready to be there for her friends.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with, and ultimately competes against fellow London-based queen Asttina for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her daringly sheer lace look landing her in the top group.
  • From Zero to Hero: Bimini had a less than auspicious start to the competition, with a leotard-based wardrobe malfunction leading to her having to lip sync for her life in the very first episode. However, since that initial falter, she’s consistently gathered pace, exhibiting incredible looks and demonstrating true all-rounder strength and skills across all challenges, culminating in a placement within the coveted final four.
  • Gem-Encrusted: Her winning Stoned on the Runway 'zit-suit' is a brilliantly twisted take on this, with her whole body and nude oversized blazer covered in angry-looking crystalised hives. Combined with a blonde, Billy Idol-esque punk wig, she serves high fashion at its most grotesquely compelling.
  • Girl Group: She and her fellow 'United KingDolls' absolutely smash the RuRuvision challenge of episode 5, with their version of "UK Hun?" taking the number one spot in the UK download chart soon after the episode aired.
  • Hybrid Monster: For the Monster Mash-up runway of episode 4, she portrays a Horny Devil crossed with a Playboy Bunny.
  • Mega-Microbes: Whilst the other girls go for fairly obvious cave-girl or dinosaur-inspired looks for the Preherstoric runway of episode 6, Bimini takes a huge risk by dressing as a beautifully fashion-forward bacteria — noting that it's about as prehistoric as you can get — and winning huge praise for going in an unexpected, but brilliantly realised direction.
  • Nice Girl: Bimini's cool, edgy and pure punk, but she's also a lovely, mellow person, never once throwing shade (unless playfully) and always supporting her fellow queens. Unsurprisingly, she wins the UK series' first Miss Congeniality award by some considerable margin.
  • Old-Timey Bathing Suit: For the Day at the Seaside runway of episode 5, she sports a 1920s-style bathing cap, makeup, parasol and gown, however being Bimini, the whole ensemble is almost totally sheer, revealing racy lingerie beneath.
  • Pretty in Mink: In the Werk Room, she’s rarely seen without her signature faux-fur leopard-print coat.
  • Punk Rock: She describes her drag style as "punk-rock pillow princess", and Bimini takes many cues from original punk stylings, but also glams it up to Post Cyber Punk street-walker levels via her penchant for organ-crushing corsets and lingerie-as-outerwear. And of course, she's got the cool-as-fuck personality to back it up.
  • Rebel Relaxation: Whilst playing a ridiculous morning-TV presenter for the Morning Glory challenge, the camera cuts back to her and she's hilariously hunkered down in her chair — almost horizontal — with a shit-faced smile on her cheeky face.
  • The Runner-Up Takes It All: Despite not bagging the crown, following Series 2 Bimini very quickly became easily the most-followed queen socially, and the most commercially prominent queen of her series.
  • Satire: Bimini nails the Great British Fake-Off mini-challenge, turning her Belgian bun into a wry commentary on Brexit:
    It's 52 percent deceit, 48 percent despair, and 100 percent not going to positively affect anyone other than Steve, Dave and Paul down the pub.
  • Sensual Spandex: With her petite but lithely toned physique, she looks amazing in the briefest of brief leotards she sports in some looks.
  • She-Fu: After a barnstorming performance of "UK Hun?" for the RuRuvision maxi-challenge, she ends the number by leaping from a bar-stool to perform a death-defying jumping scissor-split, which leaves the judging panel gagging.
  • Shout-Out: When she finds out that Natalie Cassidy AKA Sonia from EastEnders will be the coach for the BeastEnders acting challenge, in confessional, she gives a cheeky nod to comedienne Morgana Robinson's legendarily spot-on Cassidy impersonation.
    We're just doing this now — 'avin a master class with Natalie Cassidy. *rolls eyes*
  • Starving Artist: During a mirror-time chat with the Scottish queens, she reveals how tough the 7 month lockdown gap has been on her, noting that as a playfully self-described "tit in a wig", work had almost totally dried up due to mandatory venue closures.
  • Straight Gay: Despite her penchant for titillatingly sexy, feminine-form drag, Bimini doesn't much at all exhibit the usual queenly campiness encountered amongst her competitors, instead possessing the cool, chilled out persona, mannerisms and swagger of a 1970s British rockstar, as opposed to a stereotypical drag-queen.
  • Straw Vegetarian: Plays up the "vegans love telling everybody they're vegan" stereotype in her entrance quote.
  • Stripperific: If any of Series 2's queens can be relied on to serve the briefest of looks, it's Bimini — and she's got the body-ody-ody to back it up.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The clear winner of the series' "COVID break"; she went from being up for elimination in episode 1 and only having a single mini-challenge win to her name pre-break, to winning four out of the five maxi-challenges post-break. In her final chat with Ru and Michelle, she explains that the return to the Werk Room post-break coincided with the ninth anniversary of the death of her best friend, which spurred her on to step up her game and realise her true potential as a finalist.
  • Unconventional Wedding Dress: For her Final Four Eleganza Extravaganza runway, she dresses like Billy Idol crossed with Like a Virgin-era Madonna in a perfect wedding dress-themed look that embodies the punk-meets-fashion-with-a-hint-of-sluttiness aesthetic that carried her to four wins during the second half of the competition.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Her Surprise, Surprise! runway look. Inspired by Alexander McQueen's iconic No. 13 fashion show, Bimini was to pop balloons attached to her plain white dress, which would splatter it with paint representing the Transgender Pride flag, celebrating the fact that Bimini is non-binary. Unfortunately, the paint had dried up by the time she walked her runway, which meant the balloons just popped with no fanfare. She was declared safe thanks to a good performance in the Rats: The Rusical Maxi Challenge anyway.
  • Whole Costume Reference:
    • Her promo image look, complete with Tudor court-dress and "B" motif necklace, is a dragged-up take on England's legendarily scandalous Anne Boleyn.
    • Her look for the "A Little Bit of Love" final challenge is inspired by Madonna's iconic Jean-Paul Gaultier-designed conical bra and lingerie.

Lawrence Chaney (winner)

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Real Name: Lawrence Maidment
From: Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

"I'm like the Loch Ness Monster: A legend."


  • Bad Impressionists: She takes a risk and goes with Miriam Margolyes for the Snatch Game, but her portrayal ultimately descends into clumsy Vulgar Humour and constant ill-judged references to Margolyes being lesbian, which all falls dead flat with the judges and lands her in the bottom two against Tia — something this normally skilled comedy queen was not expecting.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: The curviest girl of the UK's second series, and the first "Big Girl" to win the crown of any Drag Race franchise.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: She's declared 'Leader of Lording it Up' by the other girls in the Drag Cabinet mini-challenge of episode 2 due to her big personality and blusterful manner, though said bluster clearly masks some level of insecurity when out of her comfort-zone.
  • Big Fun: Describes herself as the "Fat Bastard of drag".
  • Break the Haughty: After a strong, bumptious start in the premier episode, the Rats: The Rusical challenge of episode 2 rattles her to her core due to the fact that, self-admittedly, singing and dancing are not her thing. After some Tears of Fear in the rehearsal, she delivers an acceptable performance on the main-stage and is declared safe.
  • British Honours: Ru presents all four finalists with a 'QBE' — Queen of British Eleganza — a beautiful gemmed brooch based on the MBE / OBE honours bestowed on British citizens by HM The Queen.
  • Brutal Honesty: Wastes no time in clocking Cherry's Toothy Issue as soon as the poor girl introduces herself.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Her signature is royal purple, with her promo, entrance, and finale looks all featuring the colour. When she wins the crown, she proclaims it's now the Purple Reign.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In a heartbreaking confession cam moment in episode 7, Lawrence recounts the terrible bullying she endured through secondary school, tearfully noting "when they laugh at you just for walking into the room, what are you meant to do? What are you meant to do?". Fortunately, she goes on to explain how she was able to overcome it through Heroic Willpower, finding her inner strength and her humour.
    I'm on Drag Race to be the superstar that I am, that they tried to stop me from being.
  • Dark Horse Victory: Whilst undoubtedly hilarious and full of personality, her unexpected win came as a shock to many viewers, herself included, as Bimini was the front-runner (and fan-voted choice) from the COVID-19 break onwards, and Tayce's final performance in the "A Little Bit of Love" dance number was nothing short of spectacular. Lawrence's wobbling behaviour pre-challenges, the somewhat mean streak she exhibited towards Ellie in the latter half of the competition, and her so-so performance in the finale renders her a polarising winner.
  • Entitled Bastard: Come the Stand-Up challenge of episode 8, she presumes Ellie (her fellow Scot and junior partner) will grant her preference in the running order. When Ellie decides on a strategic lineup of her own, Lawrence turns on Ellie in a unrelenting tirade of whiny bitchery, claiming that Ellie was denying the fact that she had deliberately tried to screw over her fellow queens.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: ...however, she states that her objection to what Ellie did is because they were best friends and she felt unrewarded for having helped her.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Pairs up with, and ultimately competes against fellow Scottish girl Ellie Diamond for the Who Wore It Best? maxi-challenge, with her luxurious golden look landing her in the top group, and winning the week.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Uses her boy-name Lawrence for her drag persona, albeit with a different surname.
  • Girl Group: She and her fellow 'United KingDolls' absolutely smash the RuRuvision challenge of episode 5, with their version of "UK Hun?" taking the number one spot in the UK download chart soon after the episode aired.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Snatches her first win (and Ru-Peter badge!) in episode 3's Who Wore It Best? design challenge in a beautifully cinched saloon-gal ensemble all in gold.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Describes her drag style as a (worrying) combination of Susan Boyle and Rab C. Nesbitt, though she combines this with the ability to serve glam if needed (thank God).
  • Gossipy Hens: Lawrence is a complete Shipper on Deck for Tayce and A'Whora, always pricking up her ears and telling us the latest news in confessionals whenever their relationship comes up.
  • Home Field Advantage: Playfully suggested when the guest judge for the Morning Glory daytime chat-show challenge of episode 4 was revealed to be fellow Scot and national treasure Lorraine Kelly. Whilst Lorraine does heap praise on Lawrence, it's utterly well-deserved for her portrayal as a fruitily suggestive agony-aunt, snatching her a second Ru-Peter Badge of the series.
  • Hybrid Monster: For the Monster Mash-up runway of episode 4, she goes all out, with a Sweeney Todd, Buffalo Bill, Bride of Frankenstein, and Leatherface combo. The complete look, particularly the rubber mask of her own severed face, is amazingly creative and horrific all at once.
  • I Can't Dance: She has a meltdown during rehearsals for Rats: The Rusical, and then another moment of panic prior to the group-based RuRuvision dance challenge a couple of episodes later, citing her lack of skill in this area. However, it's perhaps something of a Wounded Gazelle Gambit, as she does a fair job in the Rusical and is full of character in the RuRuvision challenge, fully embodying the humour of the "UK Hun?" number.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: On the one hand, she's a confident queen who talks a big game, and makes a few catty remarks (clocking Cherry's teeth before even saying hello, for example) but on the other, episode 2 reveals that some of her bluster masks a lack of confidence in tasks she feels take her out of her comfort zone — as demonstrated via her emotional breakdown prior to the Rats: The Rusical maxi-challenge.
  • London Gangster: She's cast as 'Phyllis Bitchell' (a Rule 63 spoof of EastEnders's resident hard-man Phil Mitchell with a liberal helping of battleaxe Shirley Carter in the mix too) for episode 9's BeastEnders acting challenge, and does a not half bad job aping actor Steve McFadden's infamously gravel-like tones.
    Nuffin' gets past me schweed 'eart.
  • Motor Mouth: She's a chatty queen with a quip for all occasions, but sometimes goes a bit too far — as seen in episode 4 when Ginny tires of her pithy banter, following Asttina's elimination, and outright tells her to shut up in a surprisingly forceful tone.
  • Named After Someone Famous: Her drag name is a combination of her real name (Lawrence Maidment) and silent film star Lon Chaney.
  • National Stereotypes:
    • Embraced. She admits that she's "every single stereotype of a Scottish person" and is a big fan of Irn-Bru,note  as well as a caramel wafer.
    • However, for the Queen of Your Hometown runway, she avoids going full tartan-and-bagpipes, serving instead a look inspired by Glaswegian artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and she's commended for this choice.
    • Played straight in episode 2 where she wears a blue and white costume (the colours of the Scottish flag) that hides a reveal into a full tartan dress for the Surprise, Surprise! runway.
  • Never My Fault: Like A'Whora, Lawrence spends half of the Stand-Up episode unfairly angry at Ellie for the way she chose the lineup, even though it's her own tepid comedy routine that lands her in the bottom 3.
  • Phrase Catcher: Ru always pronounces her name with a hilariously drawn-out Scottish accent — "LOR-ance CHEE-nee!" — sometimes Suddenly SHOUTING! in the process.
  • Rock Monster: For her Stoned on the Runway look of episode 8, she goes with a pink quartz crystal geode/alien look inspired by her love of Doctor Who and old B Movies.
  • Sad Clown: One of Lawrence's most common roles, as seen in the Daytime challenge when she pretends to "cry" hysterically while Ellie does her makeup. Lawrence herself may also be an example as, despite being a very funny queen, she admits that she has confidence issues.
  • Scotland: She and fellow Series 2 competitor Ellie Diamond are the first Scottish queens in Drag Race UK and the first Scotland-based queens in the franchise as a whole.
  • Sexy Whatever Outfit: For the Day at the Seaside runway of episode 5, she dresses as an anthropomorphic life-ring in a form-fitting, bright orange latex dress topped off with a half-ring-shaped head piece.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Tayce and A'Whora, always being the first to bring up their sexual tension and playfully needling them about it. She even says she spent the COVID break writing fanfiction about them.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Lawrence is a naturally hilarious comedy queen when allowed to go completely off-script, but when given a limitation on the material she can work with, and tasked with following direction, she tends to act more reserved and unsure, as the Snatch Game, Stand-Up and BeastEnders challenges showed.
  • Starving Artist: Downplayed, though she does note that in Scotland, unlike England (and most specifically London), it's much more difficult to make a living as a drag queen, with £15 ($20) being a fairly standard (and very low) fee for a night's work.
  • Stop Being Stereotypical: Semi-seriously asks the other queens why her Scottish accent causes such amusement, but Ellie's flies under the radar. They retort that it's due to her exaggerated delivery, and that it's delivering her the desired affect of increased attention.
  • Toilet Humour: Hilariously references the "Desgustang" memenote  when taking us through her Mackintosh-inspired Queen of Your Hometown runway, noting that Glasgow is also famous for turning out fierce looks.
    Glasgow's not just famous for not flushing the toilet after we've had a SHET!
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Lawrence has always been a cheerfully gobby cow who's unafraid to share her unsolicited opinions, but when fellow Scot Ellie wins the Masc-4-Masc mini-challenge and is gifted with the opportunity to select the lineup for the forthcoming Stand-Up comedy maxi-challenge, she turns on Ellie over her decision to play the game and go with a strategic running order in a surprisingly petulant, even nasty manner. (This may, however, also have been a reaction to Ellie denying having done anything malicious.)
  • Whole Costume Reference:
    • For her Gay Icon look, she dresses in the figure-hugging Spy Cat Suit of Emma Peel from the 1960s TV series The Avengers, a role portrayed by trailblazing English actress and ally Dame Diana Rigg, who sadly died in 2020.
    • Her Preherstoric runway look shows us what would happen if Ann-Margrock (herself based on actress Ann-Margret) from The Flintstones got into a fight with a smilodon, complete with claw-marked dress and missing teeth.
    • Her Pantomime Dames runway, complete with a Singer sewing-machine fascinator, is a take on perennial panto mainstay Widow Twankey, the genre's most iconic dame character.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Prior to almost every challenge in the series, Lawrences quails and frets, fluffs lines, misses choreography cues and generally self-deprecates in confessionals over her own ineptitude. Even during rehearsals for the series finale number, she can't figure out what to do and is paralysed on stage — so much so that Ellie has to remind her of her own style, calling "You know what to do - campy and fun!" from the sidelines. Despite this, she's able to turn it out for the actual challenges, reaches the final four, and goes on to be crowned the winner of Series 2.
  • Younger Than They Look: She doesn't look "old" per se, but Lawrence demonstrates such a level of polish with her drag in the first episode that the judges can't believe she's only 23.
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