Victoria Scone thinks Drag Race UK’s increasing diversity is positive and should continue. (BBC/World of Wonder/Ray Burmiston)
Drag Race UK’s Victoria Scone on her absence from season four and what she really thinks of the new cast of queens.
Victoria Scone made herstory as the first cis woman to compete in any edition of Drag Race when she joined the third UK season last year.
After becoming an immediate frontrunner, she was forced to bow out early due to injury.
Fans were surprised to find Victoria absent from the Drag Race UK season four line-up – the show has previously invited back contestants forced to exit because of medical reasons, like Veronica Green and Eureka.
“Obviously I’m not there,” Victoria tells PinkNews. I haven’t jumped out of a box yet and unfortunately I’m not going to.”
Remaining tight-lipped as to why she’s not back on screens, Victoria has nothing but good words for the new cast of queens.
“It’s fabulous, it’s good to have Drag Race back on our TVs again in the UK,” she says.
“It’s a great cast, we have our first trans woman [Dakota Schiffer] cast member which is amazing. And we have some drag icons like Cheddar Gorgeous and Danny Beard.”
Applauding the increasing diversity of the Drag Race UK werk room, Victoria adds: “We can only just continue on that thread. In my opinion Drag Race should give a look into the queer, beautiful and diverse people we have to offer in the UK.
“I think it is absolutely doing that, it is on the right path. There’s a plethora of gorgeousness in the drag community to choose from. If we were all the same and we were just watching the same thing all the time that would get awfully boring.”
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As Drag Race UK’s first woman contestant, Victoria has used her platform to tackle misogyny within drag spaces.
She went viral with a thread about the use of boobs in drag, and says of misogyny: “I actively bring it up at any possible opportunity. I am certainly not the gatekeeper of language in the queer scene but I just try and bring a light to certain topics that maybe people don’t realise are misogynistic.”
As well as touring and recovering from her injury, she has been dipping her toes into the acting world, both on stage and on screen. It’s a welcome route for the queen who went to drama school with the hopes of breaking into the industry.
She recently launched a new campaign with Santander to tackle scam calls, an issue she revealed has impacted one of her Drag Race UK sisters.
“When the campaign was launched Joe Black from season two said to me that their partner was scammed while they were on tour and they luckily managed to get all their money back,” she says, “It’s crazy that it has literally happened to one of my sisters on the show.”
Victoria is also following in the footsteps of her fellow season three queen Kitty Scott Claus, joining the sequel to the hit drag murder mystery play, Death Drop: Back In The Habit.
“I’m on tour with Kitty now and she is very excited. I saw her in Death Drop on the West End and she was just fabulous. sSe played a big bolshy blonde who is self-absorbed, so they typecast that perfectly,” she jokes.