TWO Sussex drag queens have won this week’s challenge at RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
In this week’s episode, the contestants had to form girl groups as they became ‘headliners’ at the ‘Yass-tonbury Festival’.
Team Captain Dakota Schiffer from Horsham piloted her group ‘Queens of the Bone Age’ to victory after narrowly avoiding elimination last week.
Among the queens who joined their team to perform a rocking song for the judges were Brighton’s Pixie Polite, a third of a drag cabaret act The Vixens and former Drag Race UK star Tia Kofi.
Pixie raised a few eyebrows with the lyrics for her verse: “Gag ’em up but they might like it when they just use my thighs.”
Singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis captioned her thoughts, “Wow — it’s pretty visual.”
In addition to singing, the drag queens also had to create their own choreography for their performances.
Dakota, the first trans woman to take part in the British version of the show, was brought to tears to hear her team had won the task – all six band members won a “RuPeter badge”.
“I can’t believe we won this challenge – I feel like I’m going to burst into tears at any moment,” she said.
Pixie said she felt “overwhelmed” by the win, saying, “This challenge meant everything to me because it felt like my entire drag career was built around that exact moment and I just didn’t want to screw it up.
“I don’t think I have words to describe how much this is a dream come true. Basically, it just feels perfect.”
It comes after Pixie avoided becoming a victim of the show’s “Brighton Curse,” which saw two previous town contestants – Joe Black and Anubis Finch – bust out of the competition in the first episode.
She said: “May you rest in peace Joe Black and Anubis Finch – here’s Pixie and she’s going to make Brighton proud.”
Starlet, 23, from Surrey, became the second queen to be eliminated from the competition after losing a lip sync to Sminty Drop.
In the episode, Dakota also spoke about the challenge that coming out presented to her parents, saying, “My parents had to deal with a lot of the coming out process. Coming out as a trans woman at the age of 19 was certainly the most difficult of these journeys for my parents and me.
“They’re so good at it now and I think if they watch this show they’ll be able to see that that’s been my forte all along and that’s a good thing.”
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