Well, look who’s back! That’s right after the incredible success that was Drag Race UK season two, the wait is over for us to finally meet our new set of queens for season 3. We’ve got a mix of creative talent and flair, coming to our screens this September, get ready to embark on another journey through the new British queens! So without further ado… rise for the national anthem….
Welcome to the stage Victoria Scone, a self described camp, Cardiff, cabaret, disco diva with a lot of spunk. If that wasn’t enough to get you excited she’ll be the first woman competing on Drag Race, bringing a mix of traditional drag fashion and blurring the lines of panto, fashion and costume – the ultimate British culture. From her love of panto, she cites Ceri Dupree as her main inspiration, and looking up to the classic panto character Widow Twankey. Her goal? “To be Widow Twankey”
As the first cisgender woman to appear on the show, Victoria nails it on the head as to why she deserves to be on the show “We can absolutely have a seat at this table. I didn’t build the table (despite being very butch and very good at DIY) but I deserve a space at it. Everyone deserves a space. I wanted to do Drag Race to prove that I can win it. I’m not a fragile, little flower darling. I can have them all for supper! I understand it’s helpful to use AFAB, which stands for Assigned Female At Birth, when we are specifically speaking about the fact that I do not own certain cis-male drag queen genitalia. But we don’t describe cis-male Drag Queens as AMAB Queens, so as a handy tip, I’d just call us all Drag Queens or Drag Artists, and if you must know, I identify as a Tony Award.”
35, Rochdale, Lancashire
Well you might recognise Veronica Green, of course making her ru-turn from her run in DRUK season two, Covid ruined plans for Veronica unfortunately. After testing positive for COVID just as filming resumed, her journey came to an end. However the invitation for season 3 was there from Ru. After a run including that unforgettable role in Rats the rusical, Veronica gave us Rat Bite fever earning her a Ru-peter badge.Back to finish off what she started and with a sentimental moment, her promo look is a very sentimental piece, a family heirloom. Wearing her sister’s sweet 16 prom dress which was made by her mum (honestly have you heard anything so sweet?) Veronica even went on to steal her sister’s name for her drag character. Citing “I love my sister – I stole her name, so I might as well steal her clothes too. Veronica is the inspiration for me and my outfits, and she’s had to fend off all of her work colleagues, asking for my autograph and video messages. Veronica’s had a bit of second-hand fame too, which she loves.”
And just in case you wondered why Veronica should win… “ I was SUPPOSED to win Drag Race UK season two. And if you don’t crown me this time Ru, I’m going to come back again. Another variant of Veronica Green… I’m not joking. Just keep bringing me back.“
29, South London
Vanity Milam born and bred in South London, is a sexy, savage and sophisticated queen. Serving the audience unapologetic blackness. Oooh girl, we’re gonna have a good ol’ time! The key ingredients to Vanity Milan are sugar, spice and everything nice. She is just a humble, performing Drag Queen serving high octane performances with extra spicy flavour. Vanity loves the art of drag and everybody that loves it.
This season queen’s better beware, Vanity is known as a lip sync assassin. Although doing drag only one year she’s known to have gone 0 to 100 real quick. 2019 saw Vanity compete in The Crown – ironically presented by Kitty Scott- Claus- the competition saw Vanity give some twerking, hair flips, splits, dips, kicks, dips, trips.We can’t wait to see what she brings to the main stage!
Brighton to me has the best drag, so be prepared for Anubis Finch. An Anubis Finch show is chock full of chaos from gymnastics, jazz, musical theatre and live vocals. Being in Brighton allows many to flourish and live their best authentic true self, something Anubis attributes to her drag and not being afraid of who they are.
Anubis’ drag name pays homage to her Egyptian heritage, when her father passed three years ago her name referenced the Egyptian god of the afterlife – Anubis. The queens better watch out for her live vocals, having been a singer since the age of 13, and a backing singer for big stars, not to mention her four octave range Anubis looks set to demolish any musical or girl group challenge.
Oh, she’s a sex goddess. She is the supreme. She is a god. It’s the legs, the body, the hips, the waist. High, feminine glam. She is the moment, having begun make up at the age of twelve, Krystal has grown to be beat for the gods.
Krystal may only be 19 years old but don’t let her youth fool you, her drag sisters call her the flying squirrel, expect cartwheels, flips and tricks. This season’s lip syncs look set to be the most competitive, acrobatic and I for one cannot wait!
26, East London
‘Ello Guvnor, Scarlett is bringing her mouthy, cheeky cockney heritage to the main stage. Scarlett is the epitome of a beautiful woman with her movie star looks.. Describing herself as EastEnders personified! With an array of TV and Film appearances such as : Rocketman, the Absolutely Fabulous film and making a fool out of herself on a couple of TV shows. The queens better beware in the acting challenges.
Talking a 100mph this cockney gal describes herself as an old codger. With her east end humour she strives to capture that in her drag, alongside mixing it up with her old school divas such as Joan Rivers, Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand. Expect the unexpected cor blimey!
River Medway is here to remind everyone that drag is camp, feel good and shallow, don’t take it too seriously it’s really not that deep! A beautiful butterfly from Kent where drag has no specific style she’s spread her wings, and is trained in musical theatre and sings live.
Linking her drag to that of Hannah Montana by day a humble person and by night a superstar popstar with the ultimate wardrobe, makeup and wigs, her true love of drag. Speaking of wigs, River does all her own hair, since the age of fifteen she learnt the art of styling wigs, you’ll never see her in a dirty knotted wig…
I don’t like to have favourites but we saw how that panned out during DRUK season 2. Say “ello to eye candy for the dad’s: Kitty Scott-Claus, you might recognise her from her online show with Ophelia Love ‘The Tea Bag’ a reaction run down show to Drag Race episodes. Kitty is all singing, all dancing, the life and soul of any party, there ain’t no party if Kitty’s not there darlin’.
Deeming her strengths as her personality, add to that a dancing diva, musically theatre trained and most importantly she’s got a cracking pair! With big costumes, hair and makeup the time came to appear in ‘Gals Aloud’ which featured DRUK season one diva Cheryl Hole. Citing her inspirations as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Roxy Hart in Chicago and Glinda in Wicked, expect nothing but glitz and glamour on the main stage. Will Kitty Scott Claus be getting your applause?
29, Burnley, Lancashire
Elektra Fence is one hell of a queen. Having only seen her perform recently at Adore Delano’s Dirty Laundry show in London, my jaw has never dropped the floor so quickly in my life. A high energy performer who I’m surprised has never popped her hip out. Jumping from every surface in the club, to death dropping off the bar into the audience……Elektra is death defying, electrifying and just up for a good time!Ready to shock the audience with her killer dance moves.
The Pocket Rocket of drag. Elektra’s look is camp meets glam with a bit of low-fashion thrown in for good measure. Think Pamela Anderson on the school run! Known for being the ultimate drag brunch hun, you’ll have seen her drop from the sky down into the splits, bounce into a headstand, spin around, leapt on to the bar, and leapt off into the splits. Done!
*insert Ginny Lemon’s yes bitch gif here*
The first reaction to seeing this ghoul finally appear on DRUK3, known for being incredibly creative and terrifying, is that I can’t wait to see what looks Charity will bring to the main stage. Having garnered a reputation for her outlandish and insanely talented looks. Garnering attention through their 365 days of drag (a MUST look through her insta) which led to a flurry in bookings from Tokyo to LA!
Say hello to the alternative drag that I love to see, Charity plays with darkness in beauty, breaking beauty barriers and bringing the grotesque fantasy to the masses. With Charity be sure to expect the gross, horror, shock….and even a bit of vomit! As Charity says it best..”I am scary, hairy and a total fairy!”
Hola chicas! It’s Choriza May, a gorgeous Spanish queen hailing from Newcastle and is the spiciest, meatiest and silliest sausage. Representing a different background she’s happy to represent as drag queen of the immigrants.
This queen is set to win hearts and take us on a journey! A comedic storyteller through use of puppets, live singing, dancing, projection, spoken word, lip-syncing all rounded off as a sexy mama and queen of drama. Her motto? “I’d rather be dead than basic”…same girl, same.
32, Dagenham, Essex
Say hello to the beast of Dagenham East…Ella Vaday. A west end girl who is a deliciously voluptuous yummy mummy – a bit garish, a bit classy, a bit Essex-y. After running her own dog walking business, her name was birthed from the one big love of brits “it’s been a hell of a day!” Having a little bit of a moan is our favorite pastime – that and queuing.
Having performed in an extensive list of iconic shows, FAME the Musical in Monte Carlo, a production of CATS in Cyprus, understudy in Wicked in the West End (Covering nine people!), The Book Of Mormon, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and even rehearsals for Hairspray in the West End 2020, the girls might want to be worried about Ella’s talents should Ru-sicals appear this season!
Drag Race UK Series 3 premieres this September on WowPresents Plus worldwide (excluding UK and Canada) and BBC Three exclusively in the UK.
So who are YOU rooting for? Let us know your thoughts and feelings in the comments below, and let the countdown commence!