“I’m not gay, you don’t have to be the stereotypical thing that you expect drag queens to be.”
Today saw the official cast announcement for the highly-anticipated debut season of Drag Race UK.
In a world exclusive interview and shoot, GAY TIMES met with all ten competitors of the UK spin-off: Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea, Cheryl Hole, Crystal, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, Scaredy Kat, Sum Ting Wong, Vinegar Strokes and The Vivienne.
They spilt the T on their drag journey, how it compares to the original and what we can expect from this British invasion.
When we spoke to 20-year-old Wiltshire performer, Scaredy Kat – who described herself as “cute, pink, fluffy and possibly annoying” – she revealed that she’s bisexual and wants to subvert expectations of contemporary drag performers.
“I’m not gay, you don’t have to be the stereotypical thing that you expect drag queens to be,” she told us. “I think some people will love it and I think some people will hate it, and some people won’t care. I feel like there will be varied reactions.”
Scaredy’s girlfriend is a female drag queen called Pussy Cat, and she taught her everything she knows from painting a mug, to styling a wig to crafting DIY-esque lewks. “We’re a couple and because we’re both bi, we just love people,” she continued.
“I just want to show that you can be comfortable in your femininity and artistic creativity.”
Will Pussy Cat ever appear on Drag Race UK? Probably not, according to Scaredy. When we asked if her partner applied for the show too, she admitted: “No, she didn’t. I don’t think she’d fair very well, doesn’t like that kind of thing, she’d freak out!”
Like her fellow contestants, Scaredy could not express enough how much the British spin-off differs to the American original, calling it “a lot rougher in general” with “characters that have never been seen before”. Can October hurry up or?
Drag Race UK premieres on BBC Three and iPlayer in October.