RuPaul’s Drag Race UK champion Lawrence Chaney reveals who she wants to win US season

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK champion Lawrence Chaney reveals who she wants to win US season


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Lawrence Chaney has revealed who she wants to be crowned on the American version of RuPaul's Drag Race after winning the British series.

The 24 year old shocked fans when she was announced as the UK's next drag superstar by host RuPaul, 60, during Thursday's night finale.

Her crowning comes just weeks before the 13th season of the American reality show comes to an end, meaning she will be reigning alongside another queen.

With just six queens left on the US version of the show — which airs in the UK on Netflix — Lawrence has told OK! online who she wants to see lift the crown at the end of the season.

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And perhaps to no surprise, she's backing fan favourite Symone, who has so far won five out of 10 challenges.

Lawrence told us ahead of her own crowning: "Symone is my queen. What amazes me is what Symone, and Gottmik, stand for.

"They could just be pretty, they could just wear pretty dresses. No, there is a message behind their drag and there is a meaning for it.

"You're using every part of your brain because you're going, 'Wow, this is a gorgeous silhouette of an outfit, what is the meaning of this outfit? The make-up is amazing, the hair is amazing.'

"You're able to appreciate so many more facets to their drag because there is meaning and heart behind it."

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Before the final — in which she beat competitors Bimini Bon-Boulash, Ellie Diamond and Tayce to victory — Lawrence opened up to OK! online about being the subject of horrific trolling during her time in the competition, even having to delete her Twitter account in the process.

However, she revealed she has found comfort in her fellow competitor Sister Sister, who previously opened up about the abuse she has received.

Lawrence explained: "There is solidarity in shared experiences, so I always try to see the good in things. I'm like, right, Sister's been through this so I can trust her, she knows what the game is.

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"It's sad because folk did it about Sister, Sister came out about it, nothing changed. I think it's one of those things where we need to make sure our mental health's in check, we need to make sure we're good, we need to look out for our friends, our family, our chosen family, we need to look out for them because we don't know what someone in their message requests is saying to them.

"That goes for everybody, famous or not, on a reality show or not, we are all effected by social media because that's all we've got right now."

The full series of BBC Three series RuPaul's Drag Race UK is available to watch exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

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