Mama Ru is back! The global drag icon and judge supremo "RuPaul" shantays the UK with a third series of her smash hit reality series 'Drag Race' on BBC Three. She will crown to be the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar from twelve of the nation’s most fabulous queens. Keep your hair on! It's going to be fierce ...
Series one and two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK have been streamed over 35 million times on BBC iPlayer, firmly establishing the title as a much loved, highly lauded, competitive reality smash hit for BBC Three.
Queen of queens, Mama Ru has the ultimate say on who shantays or sashays, but each week, Ru is joined on the judging panel by Michelle Visage, an extra special celebrity guest judge and, on a rotational basis, Graham Norton and Alan Carr.
Get ready to meet your QUEENS ...
VICTORIA SCONE / 27, Cardiff
In drag: She/her
Out of drag: She/her
Tell us about yourself...
My name is Victoria Scone and I am a camp, Cardiff, cabaret, disco diva, with a lot of spunk…
How long have you been doing drag?
About three years… It feels like so much longer!
What’s a typical Victoria Scone show like?
If you come to a Victoria Scone show, you’re going to get all of the divas. A bit of Barbara, a bit of Donna Summer. My drag is high campery, utter nonsense. I am not portraying a real woman. Victoria is a caricature of a woman!
Who or what inspires you?
I am very much inspired by traditional drag, pantomime, and the older Welsh queens. People like Ceri Dupree have really inspired me. I like to mix my traditional drag with fashion and blur the lines of panto, fashion and costume.
How does it feel to be the first cis-female on the show?
It feels right! I definitely didn't invent the art of drag for women. I am not the first and I certainly won’t be the last. But I feel very capable and proud to have made it through the application process and be the first on Drag Race UK.
Me being here is political but you can just have fun with it. That’s why I started. I just wanted to entertain people and that’s what we’re going to do! Drag can just be fun!
Would you call yourself an AFAB Queen?