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Lawrence Chaney crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

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LAWRENCE Chaney has been crowned the UK’s next drag superstar.

The fan-favourite was named as the winner of the second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in tonight’s episode.

In a final showdown, Lawrence Chaney lip-synced to Elton John’s I’m Still Standing against Welsh drag queen Tayce and Norwich star Bimini.


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In a chat with RuPaul and fellow judge Michelle Visage, Lawrence said: “My drag has fully allowed all of the creative juices to come out of me.

“You know when I was a kid I loved drawing and sketching and acting, and my mum sewed me costumes when I was like four.”

“I really like how I can go from this weird looking man who is a wee bit short and stout to being this kind of Glamazon with a cinched-in waist and big hips, big boobs and big hair. I think it is so fabulous.”

Lawrence also made it clear that Glasgow will always be his home when asked if he would move to London.

He said: “Glasgow is where my heart is. My central base I always want to be in Glasgow.”

During the episode, the contestants showcased their singing and dancing talents while performing their own verse for RuPaul’s song ‘A Little Bit of Love’.

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In a touching moment during the performance, all the eliminated queens stepped out onto the stage and joined the performance.

Talking to the judges after the challenge, Lawrence said: “I started drag in Scotland. What I started with was making connections, making people laugh and being that escapism for people. 

“I want to show no matter how bullied you are and how weird you look – you can do anything. I want to show the UK and the world everything I have to offer.”

Well done Lawrence – we are so proud of you.

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