Bing bang bong, we have a winner! U.K, hun? Well, you better be because it’s time to pour a cuppa piping hot English tea… or should it be a cup of Scottish tea?
Lawrence Chaney stayed true to her entrance quote: “I’m like the Loch Ness Monster, a legend!” The Scottish queen has been crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Season 2, becoming the U.K.’s next drag superstar. In a season filled with COVID-19 drama, self-eliminations, and some stiff competition, Lawrence snatched the crown, beating the other girls in the top three, Bimini Bon-Boulash and Tayce.
After being crowned the winner, Lawrence told the Ru and the judges: “Listen, I’ve said a lot of things this season so I’m going to keep it short and swift: Who’s ready for the purple reign?” referring to her favorite color, and her drag racing-inspired runway look.
“This is insane, incredible,” Lawrence then said in the confessional. “Scotland babes, I’ve brought the crown home!”
Over the course of the competition Lawrence won three maxi challenges, along with two mini-challenges, and consistently won the judges over with her quick wit. She was also part of the United Kingdolls girl group, who we have to thank for the “UK Hun?” earworm.
“Condragulations to our first Scottish queen, Laurence Chaney,” said RuPaul. “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.”
Everybody say LOVE
— RuPaul's Drag Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) March 18, 2021
Lawrence told BBC Three: “The truth is for years people have been sleeping on Scottish drag queens, but this season was so fresh. It was super special and I think that’s what people connected with.”
We couldn’t agree more. And don’t be sad that the curtains have closed on another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. The competition series has already been renewed for a sure-to-be gag-worthy third season.