Drag Race UK makes herstory with big casting twist in season 3

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has unveiled the show’s new contestants for season three, and among them is Victoria Scone, the first cisgender woman to compete on the show.

Victoria introduced herself as “a camp, Cardiff, cabaret, disco diva, with a lot of spunk.”

“I definitely didn’t invent the art of drag for women. I am not the first and I certainly won’t be the last,” she said.

“But I feel very capable and proud to have made it through the application process and be the first on Drag Race UK.”

The performer explained to the BBC, “Drag’s always been a part of my life. I genuinely think I was born to be a drag queen.

“But I didn’t really know if, as a woman, that was a possibility for me.”

The 27-year-old describes her drag persona is old-school, British drag and “very, very camp.”

Victoria says she hopes her appearance on Drag Race will promote greater diversity in the drag world.

“Now that the top tier of drag is doing it, there’s no more excuse for event organizers not to be booking more diverse lineups,” she said.

“Lineups can be so much more enriched and varied.”

Familiar face returns for Drag Race UK season 3

RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK and US has starred several trans women, including Kylie Sonique Love on US All Stars, and non-binary queens, including Bimini Bon Boulash on Drag Race UK.

Also joining Victoria Scone is Ella Vaday, Scarlett Harlett, Choriza May, Elektra Fence, Krystal Versace, Charity Kase, River Medway, Kitty Scott-Claus, Vanity Milan, and Anubis.

And last but not least is returning drag queen Veronica Green.

Last season, Veronica couldn’t return to the show after a lockdown hiatus because she had contracted COVID-19.

“I’m hoping that as I’m not a newbie, the second time around will give me an advantage,” Veronica said.

“I’m having the time of my life all over again. I love it!”

The third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will begin streaming in Australia on Stan in September.

Check out the entire new crop of queens below:

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Jordan Hirst
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