RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs the World has crowned its first ever winner
The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs the World has been announced.
The global drag competition pitted drag superstars from across the many RuPaul franchises to find the ultimate champion of champions.
The programme was aired over six weeks on the recently relaunched channel, BBC Three.
Nine contestants from drag shows in Canada, Thailand, Holland, the US, UK, and the All Stars spin off took part in the first international series.
Frequent RuPaul collaborators Graham Norton and Michelle Visage were back to help Ru judge the queens.
Which drag queens were eliminated?
Over its six- episode run, contestants were eliminated, in a series of tightly fought lip sync battles.
Canada Drag Race veteran Lemon was the first to be eliminated, followed by UK drag star Cheryl Hole in week two, and another Canada star in week three3.
Drag Race Thailand’s Pangina Heals was next to be eliminated, followed by Holland’s Janey Jacké.
Who were the RuPaul Drag Race UK vs the World finalists?
UK drag sensations Baga Chipz and Blu Hydrangea and Mo Heart and Jujubee from the US made it to the final episode.
Queens who had been eliminated in previous episodes returned to question the finalist, critiquing each queen’s performance over the last five weeks.
After surviving that shady interrogation and dressing down, the finalists then competed in a lip sync smackdown.
Mo Heart and Baga Chipz lip synced to Domino, which saw the end of Baga’s run.
Next up, Blu Hydrangea took out All Stars season five runner up Jujubee in a lip sync to The Reflex.
Who was crowned the winner?
With two queens left standing, the fight for the throne was on, as Mo and Blu battled in a lip sync of Kylie Minogue’s Supernova.
Ultimately, Northern Ireland’s Blu Hydrangea won the day and was crowned the queen of the mothertucking world.
After being presented with a crown and sceptre by Ru, and winning a trip to Hollywood and an opportunity to record a charity single with RuPaul, Blu basked in her glory.
In a post on her Instagram page, where the drag star has amassed more than 400,000 followers, Blu wrote: “HYDRANGEA’S IN THE GAME NOW. I have no words… just thank you.”
Mo was gracious in defeat, sharing her love for Blu in an Instagram post of her own.
She wrote: “This is the beginning of the rest of your life congrats to my sister @bluhydrangea I love you and so proud of you.”
Where can you watch RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs the World?
All episodes of the show are available to stream on BBC iplayer.
You can also stream all episodes of season one, two, and three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Will there be another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?
A fourth season of the show was confirmed by BBC Three in October 2021, and it is likely to be released sometime this year.
Additionally, season 14 of the original show, RuPaul’s Drag Race is currently in full swing, and UK viewers can catch it on streaming platform WOW Presents Plus.
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