This would’ve been a GAG.
Vinegar Strokes was told by producers that she couldn’t wear an outfit on the Drag Race runway due to “licensing”.
For the premiere episode of the long-awaited British spin-off, the queens were tasked with ruling the runway in two royal lewks: one inspired by the queen and one inspired by their hometown.
Vinegar, who hails from London, sashayed down the runway in a glittery outfit with the Thames on the front. Later, she was harshly critiqued by the judges and found herself up for elimination alongside Gothy Kendoll.
However, she could’ve avoided the bottom two altogether if she was allowed to wear her original look. Earlier today, the star posted a photo on Instagram in a “glorious TFL Underground” dress depicting the Victoria Line. It’s brilliant, seriously.
“Due to licensing I wasn’t allowed to wear it, hence the creation of THAMES, THAMES CROSS THE BOARD!” she wrote. “The Victoria line is my line! I jump on at Seven Sisters and I get off for work at Oxford Circus.
“But when I really wanna GET OFF I’ll pop down to Brixton for some Chicken Wings, Jamaican Patties and some real BBC.”
Her fellow Drag Race UK competitors Sum Ting Wong, Blu Hydrangea and Crystal all praised the lewk – see below.
Drag Race UK airs every Thursday on BBC Three. The first episode is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.