RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 2 winner revealed
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 March 2021
Lawrence Chaney has been crowned the winner of the second series of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race UK', and was delighted to take the title back to Scotland
Lawrence Chaney has won the second series of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race UK'.
The 24-year-old star took the title of the UK's Next Drag Race Superstar on the BBC Three show last night (18.03.21) and was delighted to take the crown back to Scotland.
Lawrence – who is from Glasgow – said: "This is insane! It’s incredible.
"Scotland babes, I brought the crown home."As well as the title of the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar, Lawrence won a crown and sceptre, and an all-expenses paid trip to Hollywood to create her own digital series with the producers of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race'.
Ru said: "Condragulations to our first Scottish queen, Laurence Chaney.
"Your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent have charmed the world.
"To our runners up, the incredible Bimini Bon Boulash and Tayce, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of you in the future.
"To all our amazing queens, thank you for sharing your much-needed love, light and laughter during these challenging times."
The final was a four queen race – between Lawrence, Bimini Bon Boulash, Ellie Diamond and Tayce – during which the quartet looked back over the series, and gave advice to their younger selves.
Lawrence said: "Don’t hide yourself from everyone.
"Yes, it’s to prevent other people bullying you, but not everyone is out to get you.
"Try to take every day as it comes. Cut your hair.
"Genuinely, relax and have a laugh because you’re a superstar."
Tayce added: "People are going to look at you and they’re going to think you’re a little weird, you’re a little crazy. Just never retaliate.
"Keep your head held high. Always smile. Be yourself, you’re amazing. Once you get a little bit older and you start experimenting with the eyebrows and all the makeup watch a few videos because no one needs two big fat slugs on their face."
During the judges' final critique of the queens, both Michelle Visage and Graham Norton praised Lawrence for having plenty of "grit".
Michelle said: "You wanna talk about grit?! It’s Lawrence Chaney.
"The thing about Lawrence is there have been ups and downs but there have been moments that have been so endearing and you fall deeper and deeper in love with Lawrence every time Lawrence comes out on the stage."
Graham added: "As an audience member what Lawrence Chaney has is a fully formed character. It is performance but it comes from somewhere.
"It is really who that person is. A bit of pain, a bit of grit, doesn’t take herself that seriously and yet takes this seriously."
Alan Carr explained: "He just makes you love him even more! I guess that’s called charisma."