RuPaul drag has become a world wide phenomenon and is so popular that at the inaugural UK DragWorld convention at London’s Kensington Olympia yesterday, there were thousands of fans rushing to the venue to meet their favorite drag queens, and especially past Drag Race contestants
Michelle Visage was also at the convention, meeting the fans and giving inspiring speeches in a selection of panels on the main stage. The legendary best friend of RuPaul admitted to crowd that it’s only a matter of time before the UK gets their own version of RuPaul’s Drag Race! She also promised that it will be her and RuPaul that will be making the trip across the pond to continue as host and judge.
Michelle explained: “Myself and Ru will be doing it, there will be no one else. It’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, and you speak English so we don’t have to worry about the translation.
“We’re getting closer [to a UK version], but here’s the thing with the television situation here; I think commissioners don’t watch the show so all the gay people in the office and queens are like: ‘B*tch, you better watch this’, trying to talk to these people but they don’t understand the heart of the show.
“It’s life-altering and if they watched a series they would get it.”
“So a UK version is definitely going to happen, but I just don’t know when. I am not giving up hope; I will fight for this b*tch until I die.
“There’s far too much drag talent in England, Scotland and Wales… All different parts of the UK, so it can’t not happen.”
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