RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Line-Up: Who Are The Season 5 Contestants?

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Line-Up: Who are the season 5 contestants? Here's everything you need to know, from their names to their ages.
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Gather your friends and enjoy a couple of cocktails because RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 5 is here with a fresh group of queens who are prepared to strut their stuff in the Werk Room, as well as bring a hefty dose of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent!

It’s that time of year once again and BBC Three has unveiled an impressive new line-up, poised to fiercely compete for the coveted title of the UK’s next Drag Race Superstar.

Season 5 is scheduled to include ten episodes, with the ever-reliable judges RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr, and Graham Norton at the helm.

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Drag Race UK Season 5
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So, who are the season five queens who will be battling their way through challenges to reach the top and get the chance to snatch the crown? Let’s take a look at the line-up – from their names to their Instagram profiles – below:

Tomara Thomas – Hartlepool

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 25

Describing herself as a dancing diva, Thomas promises to deliver a whole lot of high kicks and splits and a lot of dancing.

Sharing her excitement to be taking part, Thomas explains: “I’m more than this gorgeous dancing diva. I’ve got funny bones in my body so I want to win a comedy challenge!

“I’ve idolised RuPaul for years so the fact that they’ll be standing in front of me in the flesh is amazing.”

Tomara Thomas
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Check out Tomara Thomas’ Instagram here!

Miss Naomi Carter – Doncaster

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 23

Describing a typical Miss Naomi Carter show, she promises camp, as well as some R&B, Afrobeats, and basement – but then it could take a turn into rap, house or drum and bass!

Carter says: “You just don’t know what you’re going to get at a Miss Naomi Carter show.”

Naomi Carter
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Check out Naomi Carter’s Instagram here!

DeDeLicious – Kent

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 20

Explaining her style of drag, DeDeLicious says: “You can’t keep your eyes off me. I like to be camp and stupid. I’m all about the facial expressions and jumping around. I want to be up in the crowd dancing and having a great time!”

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Check out DeDeLicious’s Instagram here!

Kate Butch – Derbyshire

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 26

Describing herself as a stand-up comedian, live singer and podcast host, it seems like Butch may be a jack of all trades.

Explaining where her drag name comes from, she says: “My drag name comes from my favourite artist of all time, Kate Bush. I love Kate Bush because just like her, I’m quirky, theatrical and just do my own thing!”

Kate Butch
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Check out Kate Butch’s Instagram here!

Banksie – Manchester

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 23

Opening up about her drag style, Banksie says that her inspirations originated from fashion in the early 90s to the 2000s.

She recalls: “I was watching RuPaul on the telly and I thought, I want to do that! So, I started dabbling with drag in my bedroom for two years and then once I turned 18, I went out and I just flourished!

“Drag has opened my mind to a whole new world. I met a whole new group of people who are now basically family to me.”

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Check out Banksie’s Instagram here!

Ginger Johnson – County Durham

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 34

Explaining what you can expect from a Ginger Johnson show, the 34-year-old drag star has a lot to say.

She says: “I love to create a fun space, so you will get songs, sequins, silly stories, and maybe a little bit of sausage meat in your hair. In my drag, I like to take quite serious subjects and present them in a really ridiculous way because I think that opens up the audience to think and talk about their experience.”

Ginger Johnson
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Check out Ginger Johnson’s Instagram here!

Alexis Saint-Pete – London

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 28

Representing as the first Polish drag queen to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Saint-Pete opens up about her excitement to take part: “I have dreamed about this moment, but I never thought it would happen and yet here I am! I want to inspire people to dream big, never give up and show that if I can do it, you can do it too! Let’s go!”

Alexis Saint Pete
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Check out Alexis Saint-Pete’s Instagram here!

Michael Marouli – Newcastle

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 39

After starting drag at the young age of 22, Marouli has gone on to perform in Gran Canaria and promises she’s bringing her endgame.

Marouli comments: “I’ve been such a fan of the show and RuPaul so I’ll most likely collapse when I see Ru, but Drag Race UK will be like a Tuesday afternoon for me as being in a dressing room surrounded by hungry competitive queens is literally my life!

“I’m ready to grab it by the balls and have the best time of my life! Get me in that big pink werk room and watch me fly!”

Michael Marouli
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Check out Michael Marouli’s Instagram here!

Vicki Vivacious – Cornwall

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 36

Discussing her drag style, Vivacious says: “I would say my drag is fifty per cent new age, fifty per cent old school and a bit Generation Ru. I’ve taken all of these little bits, smashed them all together and made something vivacious.”

Hinting at what challenges we can see her excelling in, Vivacious teases: “I bleed musical theatre and glamour so bring on the Rusical!”

Vicki Vivacious
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Check out Vicki Vivacious’ Instagram here!

Cara Melle – London

Pronouns – She/Her

Age – 26

Explaining why she is so excited to take part in Drag Race UK, Cara Melle says: “I serve amazing looks, I perform the hell out of anything and I bring main character energy to the game. I want to show the world who I am.

“It’s very important to me because when growing up, I never saw any Black trans women on TV, and now I get a chance to represent Black trans women.”

Cara Melle
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Check out Cara Melle’s Instagram here!

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is coming soon to BBC Three and iPlayer.

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