She’s a Winner, Baby! Meet The First-Ever Winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’
It seems like yesterday fans met the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. We’re seen The Vivienne portray Donald Trump during the Snatch Game, Baga Chipz snatch hearts with her “much betta” acting, and Divina de Campo shock RuPaul with her whistle tones. Now it’s time for this top three to battle it out to become “The United Kingdom’s Next Drag Superstar.” Who won the first season of RuPaul’s series? What happened during the final episode? Meet the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season one.
This article contains major spoilers from the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK!
The top three of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ are Divina De Campo, The Vivienne, and Baga Chipz
After a few weeks of spirited competition, RuPaul narrowed down the United Kingdom queens with the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. Unlike some regular seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, this spin-off series had three contestants make it to the finale. That includes Baga Chipz, The Vivienne, and Divina de Campo.
Each member of the top three had at least one main challenge win for this season. Additionally, Baga Chipz and Divina de Campo were two members of the girl group, the “Frock Destroyers,” alongside contestant Blu Hydrangea. Their version of “Break Up (Bye, Bye)” made it to the UK Music Chart, currently holding over a million streams on Spotify. The Vivienne, on the other hand, was named the first UK RuPaul’s Drag Race ambassador in 2015. So, it was close.
The Vivienne won the first season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’
This contestant won three main challenges and even played Donald Trump during the Snatch Game. She turned a few iconic looks throughout this season and when it came down to her and Divina de Campo, she became the winner. This is the second crown for this contestant, as she was previously awarded a title from RuPaul.
“Around four years ago I was crowned by RuPaul himself as the UK ambassador for RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK. It was like a role to have here in the UK to make some noise about Drag Race,” The Vivienne said during an interview with BBC. “Being crowned by RuPaul was the most crazy experience, I’m a huge fan of the show and RuPaul himself. He’s the absolute queen of the world so being crowned was the most nuts experience, but I don’t think it’s going to give me a head start in this competition. I had to audition like everyone else and I’m coming to slay, like everyone else.”
Fans online responded to The Vivienne’s groundbreaking win
All tea, no collusion. Before, during, and after the season finale, fans tweeted support for their favorite contestants. One Twitter user wrote, “[The Vivienne is] such a powerhouse, and one of [the] few queens who have been in the top almost every single week of the competition. She is my top pick, although the other two are deserving winners, as well.
She’s so elite. When you see all the looks & challenge performances together you can see how strong she is. I’m obsessed with her
#TeamTheVivienne,” said another Twitter user. There’s no word regarding when the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will premiere. However, fans are still celebrating the finale of this spin-off series.