After six grueling weeks of intense competition, the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK VS the World” has finally been crowned. Blu Hydrangea, a 26-year-old queen from Northern Ireland, was crowned the first ever winner of BBC Three’s new international competition during last night’s finale.
On winning the title, Hydrangea said, “Oh mummy!! AAAAH! Northern Ireland, I’m taking the crown home, home, home, HOME! Who’d have thought it . . . One wee shady boy from Northern Ireland is now Queen Of The World!” The queen first appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” back in 2019 and finished the competition in fifth place, after The Vivienne was crowned the winner.
Since then, Hydrangea’s seriously upped her game and returned to the Drag Race stage with a newfound, fearless attitude, and some much improved makeup and outfits. Speaking to POPSUGAR in a roundtable interview, Hydrangea said, “I felt more confident this time being able to invest in it because I wanted to obviously do well, but also I knew what I could potentially gain from it,” and clearly, it showed.
As the winner of the competition, Blu Hydrangea has won an all-expenses paid trip to Hollywood to record a duet with RuPaul, with a portion of the proceeds split equally between Comic Relief and Children in Need. Already, we can’t wait to hear what the track sounds like, but we’re pretty confident that it’ll be just as catchy — if not more so — than The Frock Destroyer’s classic “UK Hun.”
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