‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World’ Exceeds Judge Expectations
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World premieres February 1 exclusively on BBC Three and iPlayer. After this week’s premiere, fans should expect to see weekly episodes on Tuesdays. Since the premiere is right around the corner, judges Michelle Visage and Graham Norton have shared their favorite things about the international stage.
This international competition is a spin off of the world renowned series RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Vs The World is a spin off of the series RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, but it features a huge twist. Instead of featuring only queens from the United Kingdom, the series sets out to find the queen of the world. Nine RuPaul’s Drag Race alum are featured in this series.
The judging panel is made up of RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and Alan Carr. Since this series is right around the corner, both Norton and Visage have shared their excitement for the series as a whole. Since both Norton and Visage are regular judges (and hosts) in the Drag Race universe, they were thrilled to take part in the upcoming series. Norton noted that the series felt like a huge family reunion even though many of them had never met before.
“It [meeting new queens] was my favourite part!” Visage said. “I loved being able to not only judge, but see these international queens perform in person on the Main Stage! They are all superstars and will blow your socks off!”
Judges Amp Up Excitement For RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Vs The World
Since this series is so prestigious both judges expressed that fans will see some of the best drag in the game in the upcoming series. These queens are no stranger to the spotlight. I’m sure fans are about to see some of the most iconic performances ever in RuPaul’s Drag Race history.
“Viewers can expect the best of the best,” Norton says. “It has all the sparkle and laughs you expect from Drag Race but also more drama and emotion than I have ever seen in one of these competitions.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Vs The World once again expanded the drag scene to an even bigger stage. Just when you thought the Drag Race franchise couldn’t get any bigger, it does.
“I love that drag is finding a new audience and mainstream acceptance,” Norton said. “Listening to the stories that many of the queens tell about their struggles in life, it is truly joyous that when they step out onto the main stage, they don’t just find that they are safe and accepted. They are celebrated!”
This series is so popular because it promotes individuality. The people on the screen are being celebrated for being the person they want to be. Visage expressed that many people see themselves in the queens, so the series helps people feel accepted into society. The series has always told tales of courage and perseverance, so it’s evident this will be present, even at a large scale.