Miss Naomi Carter has taken us behind the scenes of her hilarious viral video.

In 2021, the Doncaster queen shared a video on TikTok in which she can be seeing racing a heterosexual pedestrian in full drag, before the aforementioned man “stacks it” and Naomi loses a heel.

The clip attracted over half a million views on the platform and was hailed as “iconic” for “dismantling the patriarchy”.

In Naomi’s recent digital cover interview with GAY TIMESthe star revealed that she originally asked another man called Chase to “give us a race”, but his fragile male ego wouldn’t allow him to be defeated in public by a drag queen.

Naomi remembered: “He was like, ‘All my friends are here and if I lose I’ll be so embarrassed.’ Then, this other straight guy walks out and says, ‘I’ll race you.’ I’m like, ‘Baby, you don’t know who I am. I’ll smoke you.’ 

“We start running and he literally falls flat on his face. I’m the one in heels!”

You can watch the viral video on Miss Naomi Carter’s TikTok or below.

@missnaomicarter #fyp #foru #foryou #foryoupage #dragqueen #uk #gay #lgbtq #makeupartist #doncaster #funny ♬ original sound – Miss Naomi Carter✨


On 11 September, Miss Naomi Carter was announced as one of 10 queens participating on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. 

The series will see the return of RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr as regular panellists.

Aisling Bea, Alexandra Burke, Cush Jumbo, Daphne Guinness, Joel Dommett, Kristen McMenamy, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Suranne Jones and Yasmin Finney will guest judge, with additional cameos from Edward Enninful OBE, Carol Vorderman, Karen Hauer and Claudimar Neto.

As the first Gambian queen to compete on any Drag Race franchise, Naomi is thrilled to represent her culture on the series and be the inspiration she never had as a young queer person.

“That’s what it’s all about to me,” she told GAY TIMES. “I come from a white mining village, so the mentality there can be backwards. I’ve already had people of Gambian heritage message me in celebration.”

Naomi teased an “amazing” season ahead with no clear frontrunner, saying “it’s such a strong cast” and it “really could be anyone’s game”.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season five premieres Thursday 28 September on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.

You can read our digital cover with all 10 queens here