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Season two of Drag Race UK premieres tomorrow night (Thursday, January 14) at 7pm on the BBC iPlayer. There are 12 new Queen’s competition to be crowned the second Drag Race UK winner and three of the stars have shared their first thoughts and feelings when they walked into the workroom.
Who were the Queen’s biggest competition? Stars share first impressions
After more than one year of waiting, Drag Race UK season two is finally here.
Fans will be treated to a host of talented Queens from across the UK, with two of the Queen’s hailing from Scotland one from one Wales.
The drag stars taking part will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of The Vivienne, who was crowned the first-ever winner of Drag Race UK in 2020.
Taking part in the Drag Race UK season two are A’Whora, Asttina Mandella, Bimini Bon Boulash, Cherry Valentine, Ellie Diamond, Ginny Lemon, Joe Black, Lawrence Chaney, Sister Sister, Tayce, Tia Kofi and Veronica Green.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk and other press, Veronica Green, Ellie Diamond, Tia Kofi and Tayce shared who they felt was their biggest competition when they first entered the RuPaul’s workroom.
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Tayce joked “the lighting” was their biggest competition before Scottish Queen Ellie Diamond really spilt the tea.
Ellie said: “Walking in initially I think my biggest competition, from who I had seen on Instagram… but I just hadn’t really met a lot of these Queen’s.
“The only one I knew was Lawrence Chaney from Scotland but through Instagram and seeing A’Whora I was definitely like [wow].”
“In person, I was like she is going to bring a lot of looks, she is going to serve and shes going to do that on the runway. I was nervous yeah.”
Tia Kofi revealed: “Before I walked in I was like ‘I have definitely won. Guaranteed’ in my own mind.
“Walked in and saw this crop of Queens. I was like [wow] at literally every single one.
“Honestly, everyone has got something different to bring and so many skills and they are so amazing and so looking around that room I was like ‘oh god this is not season one anymore.’
‘So my answer is, my biggest competition was my own crippling insecurity.”
Veronica shared: “The first person I felt afraid of was Joe Black.
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“Joe is such a legend. I’ve been following them for so long and when I turned around I saw Ginny Lemon, Tia Kofi and then Joe Black and I was just like ‘oh my gosh’
“I just could not believe I was competing alongside such a legend.
“And then to turn around and see Lawrence Chaney and think ‘oh my god I am not a comedy Queen, Lawrence is a comedy queen and then I saw Bim [Bimini Bon Boulash] and I was just like ‘oh my god there is another sexy queen. What am I gonna do!?’
“They were everywhere. Queen’s everywhere. You know, Ellie is an amazing makeup artist she makes her own drag so similarity to what I do.
“You start comparing yourself to everybody but it is impossible to compare because we are all so different.”
Reflecting on the friendships that blossomed out of their time on Drag Race, Veronica shared: “I have definitely made a few friends for life absolutely.
“There is not a single Queen that I would not hang out with or talk to or want to be around.”
Ellie added: “In a competition mode we are all competing against each other, we want to win.
“But at the end of the day, we all had a similar experience, especially because of what happened with Covid. None of us has ever had to go through that not even the American queens or season one.
Ellie teased: “It’s definitely created such a bond and we are all family and family’s fight and you are definitely going to see that.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 2 premieres Thursday, January 14 at 7pm on the BBC iPlayer
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