Meet the line up of contestants on the third series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK 2021.
Here's all you need to know about the twelve beautiful drag queens who will be competing for the title of UK’s new Drag Race Superstar in 2021.
Handpicked for their huge slaying potential, a total of twelve queens are ready to showcase what the UK drag scene has to offer.
The twelve competing queens on the line up for season 3 are: Victoria Scone, Veronica Green, Vanity Milan, Scarlett Harlett, River Medway, Krystal Versace, Kitty Scott-Claus, Ella Vaday, Elektra Fence, Charity Kase, Choriza May and Anubis.
Meet the Queens below...
RuPaul's Drag Race UK 2021 cast - season 3
27-year-old from Cardiff
Says Victoria: "My name is Victoria Scone and I am a camp, Cardiff, cabaret, disco diva, with a lot of spunk... My drag is high campery, utter nonsense. I am not portraying a real woman. Victoria is a caricature of a woman!"
35-year-old from Rochdale, Lancashire
Says Veronica: "You may recognise me from season two, but if you don’t – where have you been?! I was flying high, and really enjoying competing in series 2, but the pandemic interrupted filming, and unfortunately, I tested positive for COVID just as filming resumed, so I couldn’t return. It was a big blow, BUT thankfully I received an open invitation from Mama Ru to come back for series 3 - and I wasn’t gonna turn that down!"
29-year-old from South London
Vanity says: "I’m sophisticated, sexy and savage. I’m not a diva. I’m not a hun. I’m serving unapologetic blackness. Vanity is REAL. I am REAL. I grew up in Mitcham, South London where it’s very REAL. I’ve lived in London 29 years, born and bred - South ‘til the death! And my drag is very South London."
26-year-old from East London
Says Scarlett: "Scarlett is a beautiful woman, with movie star looks. She’s a glamorous diva and when she talks she’s a proper mouthy, cheeky cockney. She’s like Danny Dyer in drag! I’m really proud of my roots and I embrace my working class and cockney heritage in my drag. I was born and raised in East London, I am EastEnders personified! I’m real, I’m the best thing to come out the Isle of Dogs since... Henry VIII!"
22-year-old from Kent
Says River: "Hello sweeties! My name is River Medway. My drag is camp, feel good and shallow. It’s not that deep! Don’t take it too seriously babe. I am 50% white British, 50% Singaporean and 100% a cross dresser."
19-year-old from Kent
Instagram username: @krystalversace
Says Krystal: "I’ve been doing drag professionally for almost two years since I was 17. I started dabbling with makeup when I was about 13. It was all trial and error really. At the time, boys wearing make-up was becoming a big thing. I practiced so much, and perfected my art, and drag just felt like the natural next step. My first time in drag was so overwhelming because it was the first time I’d been around other queens, but I just felt like I’d fallen into something so magical. I knew that I needed to keep doing drag for the rest of my life!"
29-year-old from Birmingham
Kitty says: "Kitty is all singing, all dancing. She's the life and soul of any party and always very funny! I know every queen says that, but there ain’t no party if Kitty’s not there darlin’. Come and have a camp old time with me!"
32-year-old from Dagenham
Ella says: "I’m the drag Beast from the East. I'm like a desperate housewife of Dagenham. A yummy mummy – a bit garish, a bit classy, a bit Essex-y. I’m very sarcastic and dry."
29-year-old from Burnley, Lancashire
Elektra says: "Elektra is death defying, electrifying and just up for a good time! I love to shock people with my killer dance moves . I’m playful. I’m fun. I’m ready. I’m the Pocket Rocket of drag."
24-year-old from Lancashire
Charity says: "I've got a reputation for really outlandish crazy looks. I like to play on the darkness in beauty, break beauty stereotypes and create a fantasy from another dimension. My name comes from my ability to craft stuff on a very low budget and transform the grotesque to glamorous and maybe be both at the same time!"
30-year-old from Newcastle
Choriza says: "I’m Spanish living in Newcastle, and so I am Newcastle’s spiciest, meatiest and silliest sausage. As an immigrant queen, I’m someone with a slightly different background to the other queens in the competition, but my drag was born in the UK. There are millions of European immigrants in the UK, and I’m so happy to be representing them as drag queen of the immigrants!"
19-year-old from Brighton
Anubis says: "My drag is campy and wacky. It's silly and rather fun. From an Anubis show, you can expect lots of chaos! I might do some gymnastics, live vocals, lots of jazz and musical theatre. It’s a camp old time, truly."
Drag Race UK will air on BBC Three/iPlayer from 23 September.