RuPaul’s Drag Race UK First Impressions

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Finally RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has landed and I thought I would share with you my first impressions of our queens!

Baga Chipz

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The first thing that got me was the accent. Just in general for the show. The accents haha. I’m so used to US drag race so the accents took a while to get used to.

First impression of her, when she walked into the werk room, was that was gonna be the loudmouth of the season.

Her runway was cute. I loved her OOT Queen look. Super campy.

Blu Hydrangea

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Representing Belfast, I am obviously rooting for a hometown gal. Plus I’ve seen her perform so I know she can turn a lipsync.

Anyway, speaking of accents – I hate the Northern Irish accent on TV so every time I hear Blu talk I cringe a little inside. But still a fave.

Also, love that she has all the facial expressions so we get all the close-ups of her haha.

Her runway looks were bomb and I am so mad she was not in the top 3, I mean SHE WAS A POUND COIN how can you not love that.

Divina De Campo

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That laugh. Girl. Not sure how I feel about that haha.

Let’s call her the Willam of the season – as she’s a TV personality and has been on lots of things. Plus she says she can sing, sew, style a wig and all sorts so let’s see if she can pull it out when the time comes.

Her first runway look was cute, I loved the wig. The second outfit was great too.

Crystal

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When she walks in a steals her entrance quote from a meme. Eh.

She’s also not a fan of the royals and ain’t afraid to let people know it. Why do I feel like this isn’t the end of her controversial opinions? I guess we see.

Her first runway outfit was kind of meh, like I did not like the blue dress or the words. Wasn’t a fan. Her second look was cute, though not what I think of when I think of the Queen. But still, a Queen look nonetheless.

Some Ting Wong

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She gives me life.

When she walked out in that first runway look it was EVERYTHING. Not to mention her Queen look – the stamp omg it was amazing. I really thought she was going to win the main challenge.

Cheryl Hole

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She gives me Courtney Act vibes 100%. She is gorgeous, she is blonde. I love it.

Her first runway look was super cute, loved the fake tan. Her Queen look was cute, but she definitely needed a purse.

Gothy Kendoll

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Wasn’t sure how to feel about her, I did like the representation of chavs in the entrance look though lol. But it felt like she was trying to hide a bit with the high collar and everything.

Her runway look was so weak. Like her face paint was beautiful but the rest of the outfit was crap. Like this is Drag Race you cannot come out in tiger face paint and a black outfit and the weakest “Rawr” ever lol. Girl bye.

Plus the Queen look – it was terrible. I’m sorry but like when you think of the Queen you do not think of a short dress. It should have at least gone to the floor.

Sadly she didn’t seem to redeem herself in that lipsync either. It was very meh.

I don’t know what else we would have gotten from Gothy and I guess we shall never know, maybe she will do an All Stars episode in the future…

Vinegar Strokes

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She’s a doll. Very much the mum of the group and I am here for it.

Her first runway outfit was kind of meh I gotta say. But apparently, she couldn’t wear her original choice due to licensing issue lol. Her second look was better but to me looked a bit unfinished or unpolished…

That being said she turned that lipsync and was even pulling wig reveals first episode damn girl. I would have loved if she had done 4 wigs though to go with the song but I suppose ya never know what you’re lipsyncing to until the episode. Still pretty good.

Scaredy Kat

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Drag baby. Kind of makes me think of Troye Sivan out of drag lol, I think it’s the voice and the hair maybe.

Now we all know when someone has been doing drag for months that they don’t tend to last long in the competition but I have to say that Scaredy Kat really pulled it out with those runway looks. It was cute.

Also never been to a drag show? Sounds like a lie. Even before drag, if his girlfriend is a drag queen surely he’s been to one.

The Vivienne

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Out of drag kind of makes me think of Adam Lambert lol.

But not sure if I love the fact she purposely has “the” as part of her name.

Her runways were great and I loved when they were all shook at her real nose hahaha. But I didn’t think she would win just because they got her for wearing flats, she definitely needs to wear heels next time or Michelle will be coming for her.

Overall Thoughts

The first thing is the grand prize – I have seen so many memes about this haha. But also I am surprised. This grand prize kind of sucks, like most of the US drag queens have their own YouTube series and they didn’t have to win the competition to get one so it doesn’t seem like the best prize in the world. Plus let’s be real, a YouTube series can be filmed using a smartphone anywhere in the world so it just seems a bit meh.

Not to mention, the first prize for winning a main challenge is a badge? That isn’t even exclusive because they are giving away a similar badge at DragCon UK lol.

The first photo shoot was a bit meh. Though to be honest I never think the photoshoots are the best in the beginning. This one was a bit different because there were two parts but I wasn’t the biggest fan.

The main challenge itself was a good one, I love a good runway so it was good we got two in the first episode. A little sad they didn’t have to make anything this first episode but I suppose we will get to the sewing challenges soon enough.

Still, I am excited for this season of Drag Race, it looks like it will be a good one! Plus I know that because it’s the first season they are probably still figuring out some things bits and pieces so it will only get better from here right?

If you are watching Drag Race UK let me know who you are rooting for this season! Like I said I am obviously rooting for Blu Hydrangea this season but there are a lot of good queens out there. So we see how the season goes!

~ Courtney x

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