Yes, RuPaul’s DragConNYC officially opened on Saturday with a bang! (It was going full-steam on Friday too but the rain actually made it more low-key and fun to ramp up the hysteria for Saturday and Sunday…)
Mama Ru and Michelle Visage cut the ribbon surround by RuPaul’sDrag Race stars and the upcoming contestants from the brand new Brit version, RuPaul’s Drag RaceUK!
The Vivienne, one of the 10 competing to be crowned Queen told the BBC,
“Let them have the lowest expectations they want because we will blow them away,”
So, who are these queens?
- Gothy Kendoll, 21, Leicester
- Blu Hydrangea, 23, Belfast
- Cheryl Hole, 25, Essex
- The Vivienne, 27, Liverpool
- Scaredy Kat, 20, Wiltshire
- Vinegar Strokes, 35, London
- Divina De Campo, 35, West Yorkshire
- Crystal, 34, London
- Sum Ting Wong, 30, Birmingham (best drag name EVER!)
- Baga Chipz, 29, London
Guest judges on the show will include Andrew Garfield, Spice Girl Geri Horner, along with Graham Norton and Alan Carr!
Baga Chipz, said,
“You are going to howl. Britain has the greatest sense of humour in the world. Look at the TV comedy we’ve produced – Monty Python, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Absolutely Fabulous. That’s what we grew up on.”
RuPaul’s DragCon is headed to the UK for two sickening days! January 18th and 19th! Shop with our vendors, visit with the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and even see some of your fave US Queens.
Go to the RuPaul’s DragCon UK website for more info.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premieres October 3 on VH1!
(Photos, Jennifer Graylock)