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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK: New series to feature drag queens from Medway and Tunbridge Wells

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Original article from Kent Live

Two drag queens from Kent will be competing for this year's crown on RuPaul's Drag Race, it has been confirmed.

River Medway, from Medway, and Krystal Versace, from Tunbridge Wells, were revealed as two of the 12 queens who will be battle it out to be hailed the next Drag Race Superstar.

The new edition will see the queens compete in weekly challenges, where their lip-syncing, fashion sense, sewing, humour, singing, make-up, acting and dancing will be put to the test for ten weeks.

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Announcing the news on Instagram, @dragraceukbbc posted videos of the contestants, who will star in the show's third series.

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River Medway, 22, described her drag style to the BBC and said: "Because there's so little drag in Kent, there's no specific style and because of that it's allowed me to do what I want, and here I am – a beautiful butterfly."

"My drag is camp, feel good and shallow. As in, it's not that deep, don't take it too seriously babes," she added.

River Medway stressed she is in it to win the crown, explaining: "I am very competitive, I must admit.

"You may look at me and see a young girl from Medway, but I'm in it to win it.

"I'm ready to strut on that runway and show everyone what I can do."

Speaking to the BBC, Krystal Versace, 19, said she has been wearing makeup since she was 12-years-old.

Describing her drag, Krystal explained: "My drag is hot as beep. When I'm on stage, I'm gonna make sure that crowd is entertained."

When asked why she should be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar, Krystal said: "I'm not leaving without a crown, I've come here to win and to inspire the next generation."

RuPaul's Drag Race returns to BBC Three in September.

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