Drag Race UK has crowned its queen.
While there were concerns at the beginning over whether the BBC version could hold its own against the US original, the show has surpassed all expectations, becoming one of the best loved series of the show ever and winning over legions of fans who had become jaded with the format.
The one thing that many fans can’t agree on? The winner. Spoilers ahead!
— RuPaul's Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) November 21, 2019
After Baga Chipz basically eliminated herself with a final speech in which she described herself as not up to par with her competitors, it came down to a face-off between the super polished The Vivienne and the uber talented Divina De Campo.
In the end, The Vivienne snatched it. but what had the fans to say?
So @RuPaul crowned the same queen who was appointed as the UK's first Ru Paul's Drag Race ambassador in 2015? That's a fucking fix. We've sat through 8 hours of TV for him to rob Divina, the clear winner & only competitor to NOT be in the bottom 2 during any challenge #DragRaceUK
— Olly (@W0llyams) November 21, 2019
RuPaul : The winner of Drag Race UK is … The Vivienne..
— Luke Robinson (@mrlukerobinson) November 21, 2019
— DNA (@Araxsan) November 21, 2019
— smh ? (@gurlbuhbye) November 22, 2019
While The Vivienne was a clear frontrunner from episode one, already holding the title of the show’s UK ambassador, it seems A LOT of people think Divina was robbed of the UK Drag Race crown.
— Tin (@flawlessmorpher) November 21, 2019
— cal (@CalPov) November 21, 2019
The Vivienne: “I bring a humbleness, relatability and likability to this…”
— jæk (@qjaket) November 21, 2019
It’s never a reality competition finale without tons of folk claiming the winner was robbed or the judges were unfair, but something that has been notably absent was those folk who complain “I’m never watching this show again!” because, honestly, THEY WILL.
Now, while it may seem it’s Divina and The Vivienne who are garnering the most column inches, third place finisher Baga Chipz landed a HUGE coup which was announced mere minutes after the finale.
— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) November 22, 2019
The prize for first place was a web series produced by World Of Wonder, but while that show, The Vivienne Takes Hollywood, is in the works – a brand new web series called Morning T&T has been announced. Baga will star alongside Viv as their Snatch Game characters – Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump – in a breakfast TV show parody due to reach screens as early as December.
So while Baga may not have taken the crown, we can bet she’s feeling much betta.
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