Whether it was during her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 3 or her recent run as a finalist on Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. The World, Victoria Scone without a doubt, knows how to make an impact. As a cisgender drag queen, she lets her performance style and stunning runway looks speak for itself, leaving absolutely no question that she belongs on the stage with some of the world’s best drag performers. I sat down to chat with Victoria about her run on Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. The World, her sisterly showmance with fellow competitor Silky Nutmeg Ganache, and the impact drag kings have, not just on her own drag career, but the impact she thinks they could have on the drag world in general.
Michael Cook: Your relationship with Silky Nutmeg Ganache was a large part of the framework of the season and the fans absolutely loved it!
Victoria Scone: The showmance of the season, absolutely! It has been amazing to see everyone celebrate us just as two big, beautiful, gorgeous women!
MC: Speaking of, what is your favorite thing about Silky Nutmeg Ganache?
VS: I love how she is just unapologetically loves herself. Her confidence oozes out, but it is just irresistible.
MC: Whenever there is something “new”, people can sometimes be apprehensive. Your appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 3 though, showed your competitors being absolutely thrilled and honored that you were joining the competition. Was that reaction something you felt afterward and were you surprised?
VS: It was a lot more positive than I had expected. I think I had prepared myself for the worst because you are absolutely right, people are scared of the “new”. I love new, I like change and I like mixing things up, but it does terrify some people. They get comfortable, complacent, they like what they like; they’re terrified to be tested on that. There is hopefully something endearing about me, because once people saw me, saw my drag and saw what I could do, then they sort of warmed up from there. I don’t think I would be here now if that wasn’t the case.
MC: What do think your rose and thorn are from your Canada’s Drag Race experience?
VS: The thorn is definitely the sewing challenge (laughs)! I do sew, but I don’t know what happened! That lip sync I just did also, I could not get off of the floor!
MC: It’s funny you mention that because I think some viewers thought you might have been hurt during that lip syc.
VS: There were multiple things that happened. The shoes were about ten sizes too small, but I can’t really blame that. I had gone down on my knees and the rhinestones from my costume had made my legs numb from the pain; I literally couldn’t get up, whether I wanted to or not.
As for a rose, I am thrilled that I got to premiere my Fabio look. If I have this platform and I am the only cis woman there, I want use it for good and uplift other people. I am glad that I got to use it as a bit of a political statement and give something back to the kings, because kings mean so much to me. A lot of my drag family is kings actually.
MC: Not just on RuPaul’s Drag Race, but do you think that we will see a world where drag kings will every truly get their due?
VS: No because there is too much deep rooted misogyny. I would love to say yes, but I just don’t think it is going to be in my lifetime.
MC: What would winning Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. The World have meant to you?
VS: It would have meant the world, and I am aware that it would mean an awful lot for a lot of other people. Other people would feel seen, appreciated, and see themselves in me. Ultimately, I try to use my platform to uplift other people, be it just being visibly lesbian in my comedy, talking about drag kings, or having those conversations about misogyny in drag. Winning would be been categorically to me because I think I am just a really fucking good drag queen!
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