The popular US competition show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, made its way across the pond earlier this year for its UK debut. The season is already well underway with the finale on 21 November.
This season of Drag Race features queens from all over the UK – with names like Baga Chipz, Divina De Campo and Sum Ting Wong. The contestants have battled it out in drag-related challenges for a grand prize of their own limited TV series.
Season one of Drag Race UK has attracted 6.5 million viewers so far with more weeks to go. Season two of the UK’s show has also been announced for early next year.
The popularity of the season has caused a stir among viewers about who will be making an appearance at RuPaul’s DragCon UK – a drag queen convention with two days of art, drag and all things pop culture – on 18th January – 19th January 2020 at the Olympia London.
The entire UK cast from season one is set to be at the event as well as special appearances by US drag queens and celebrities.
The Emmy Award-winning host, RuPaul, announced the roster on the website and via the convention’s official Instagram account.
Here are some of the announced queens so far:
Bob the Drag Queen
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
Trinity the Tuck
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Fun fact: my China finale dress for AS4 wasn’t actually suppose to be my finale dress. I had it made for a lipsync because it has several reveals . No song really went with it so I ended up using it for the Finale (which I’m glad I did) THIS beautiful gown by @the_jaygarcia was my original option. Hand beaded and custom designed. I love this Lavender fantasy so much! Photographer @indigocapri hair by @wigsandgrace
Alongside your favourite queens, there will be celebrities including panel judge Michelle Visage and winner of BBC Glow-up, Ellis Atlantis.
Rumour has it that RuPaul will DJ’ing live on the main stage!
Tickets to RuPaul’s DragCon 2020 are now on sale. Day tickets start at £40, weekend tickets start at £70 and there’s a VIP experience package priced at £250.
Now, sashay away!
Words: Jessica Pennell