RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 3 Premiere Recap

Drag Race UK is back and we’re living for it, and this season looks to be bigger and better than ever — well when it comes to production anyway because the UK queens are still getting awful prizes. The saddest thing about the show is watching a grown adult get excited about a badge.

Well Veronica Green is back, who left season two after getting COVID-19. The filming of season two was postponed when the UK went into a national lockdown last year and when the queens returned to the workroom Veronica Green was noticeably absent, but had an open invitation from RuPaul to return this season. This time she stepped into the workroom with her skin pained green like she was auditioning for the role in Wicked she never seemed to land and honestly it looked quite amateurish.

However, the werkroom is throwing some fierce competing into the ring with seasoned Queens like Ella Vaday, while Krystal Versace and Anubis who are shockingly young at just 19 years-old.

The premiere featured a runway challenge, which is the bread and butter of Drag Race. The Queens were asked to present two looks, one inspired by their hometowns and another referencing things they loved. The judges loves the looks presented by Krystal Versace, Victoria Scone, and Scarlett Harlett, but some of the other queens didn’t understand why Scarlett had received praise for her “Favourite Things Look”.

River Medway, Elektra Fence, and Anubis all received negative critiques from the judges. However the internet loved River’s camp presentation and the judges did spare her from the bottom two.

This week featured two lip syncs: one between the top two queens and one between the bottom two contestants. Krystal and Victoria went head-to-head in their top two lip sync to the tune of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” which saw Krystal win her first RuPeter badge.

Elektra and Anubis faced off in a lip sync for your life to the tune of Little Mix’s “Sweet Melody”. Elektra pulled out all the stops and used her dancing background served splits, jumps, and twirls where Anubis relied more on humour, facial expressions and movements. RuPaul chose Elektra to stay and Anubis to sashay away.

The Season Three Queens

KITTY SCOTT CLAUS

CHARITY KASE

SCARLETT HARLETT

VANITY MILAN

CHORIZA MAY

KRYSTAL VERSACE

VICTORIA SCONE

ELEKTRA FENCE

ELLA VADAY

ANUBIS FINCH / ELIMINATED

RIVER MEDWAY

VICTORIA GREEN

Candice Farrow

Fashion and lifestyle blogger from North East, England.

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