Everything you need to know about ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ Season 4
RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK recently released its trailer for Season 4, and we’re expecting nothing less than perfection this season. Here’s everything we know, from the line-up of the judges to the divas who will be heading to the work room vying for the title.
The jury, the guest list
another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK is on the rise, as are a new set of judges and queens. Many familiar faces return to the cast and many new faces that we are bound to love. Returning to the judging panel this season are recurring judges Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and, of course, RuPaul.
Throughout the season, nine celebrity guest judges will appear alongside the recurring judges. These include British icon Alison Hammond, Ted Lasso actress Hannah Waddingham, singer-songwriter Boy George, model Leomie Anderson and others. It is reported that the guests will help the queens complete challenges.
Expected to gag the show with a Come dance strictly twist, Tess Daly and AJ Odudu are in charge of the Snatch Game. That will come before Giovanni Pernice acts as the professional choreographer of the season. Comedian Aisling Bea and singer/songwriter Cathy Dennis are also set to appear this season.
RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK Season 4 will begin on Tuesday, September 22. The series will take place over 10 glitzy weeks, with a dozen divas competing to snatch the crown.
With that, who are the queens competing for the title of Britain’s Next Drag Superstar? Let’s find out.
Meet the Queens of Drag Race United Kingdom Season 4
RuPaul has certainly chosen a colorful lot this season. Drag queens came from all over the UK to kill on the track and go all the way to the top.
Baby, 25, from South London. Calling herself Baby to signify that she is the youngest of five siblings, this “London Afro-punk princess” has been doing drag for four years. She studied musical theater and she is more than ready to show off her dancing and singing skills on the catwalk.
2. Black Peppa
Black Peppa, 29, represents the island of Saint Martin. His fierce drag style has been known since 2014. Plus, his screen name is a spicy touch to Peppa Pig. Unlike the cartoon character, Black Peppa can rock the scene through splits and hollows.
3. Gorgeous Cheddar
Describing herself as the “Queen Bee of Manchester”, Cheddar Gorgeous, 38, is the first Drag Race United Kingdom diva with a doctorate. Since her early years, she has been obsessed with science fiction and fantasy. As Season 4 begins, we’ve yet to see if that level of intellect will carry over to the series.
4. Copper Top
Copper Topp is a 38-year-old resident of Cheltenham Spa who grew up admiring British icons Julie Walters and Victoria Wood. His drag is based on his love of pantomime and shows like Give me ! Give me ! Give me ! and fab fab.
This drag queen has always been intrigued by the era of 60s and 90s models. Sussex resident Dakota Schiffer is a 22-year-old fashion addict. She described her hometown as having “absolutely no drag scene”. Hence, she is making history as the first British drag diva in her locality.
6. Danny Beard
This 29-year-old Liverpool native is known for her signature white face makeup. Although having a beard is something unlikely for a drag queen, Danny Beard considers his stubble an asset. The “sassy, sleazy, singing cartoon clown” makes it his mission to wow the jury by mixing edgy fashion with old-school flirt.
7. Jonber Blonde
Johnbers Blonde is a 33-year-old drag queen representing Northern Ireland. This diva has been dragging for around 14 years and calls herself “East London royalty”. At the same time as a queen, he worked as a model, fashion editor and dancer.
8. Just May
Popularly recognized for her parody of Ginger Spice, Just May, 32, wants to unlock a personality beyond being a Geri Halliwell impersonator. She expresses her drag style in a campy and nostalgic way. Going forward, this season is to be expected to be wilder than ever.
9. The Yarn
The Thread dubs itself the “singing, dancing, sewing Chinese pop star of Brighouse”. This 36-year-old drag diva emerged from the underground queer scene and eventually found herself in the global spotlight. In three words, Le Fil defines their drag as “androgynous, Asian and sensational!”
10. Polished Pixie
Increasingly fond of Disney and Tinkerbell, Pixie Polite finds it liberating to have such a screen name for a major drag diva. The 29-year-old Brighton native is ready to steal the show and isn’t afraid to show off a strong personality when needed.
11. Sminty Drop
Inspired by the peppermint drop and still wanting to kiss boys, 23-year-old Sminty Drop got ready to sashay the runway. She thinks she is “literally the epitome of contemporary British drag”.
Aiming to showcase vintage beauty on screen, Starlet is a 25-year-old Surrey native who has a large Instagram-based fanbase. Historically, she is the first South African queen to join Drag Race UK.
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