Meet Victoria Scone, 'Drag Race's Herstory-Making Cis Woman Queen
"Me being here right now is political but you can just have fun with it.
Looks like there is indeed room for everybody!
RuPaul's Drag Race U.K.series three is revving its engines for its premiere, only about half a year after series two ended. But, before releasing the date the season will start, the show has announced its cast. And yes, there's a history-maker here.
27-year-old Victoria Scone is one of 10 queens entering the competition but is the first in Drag Race herstory to do so as a cisgender woman — some call these queens AFAB for assigned female at birth.
"My name is Victoria Scone and I am a camp, Cardiff, cabaret, disco diva, with a lot of spunk," Scone said in a Q&A for the series. She's been doing drag for about three years no, which is only a year longer than Drag Race U.K. has been around. "If you come to a Victoria Scone show, you're going to get all of the divas. A bit of Barbara, a bit of Donna Summer. My drag is high campery, utter nonsense. I am not portraying a real woman. Victoria is a caricature of a woman!"
Scone's inclusion comes after many calls for inclusion from both the drag community as well as show fans. This has changed recently, inducting a number of out trans queens into the family, and now comes scone.
"I would call my Drag Queen, Drag Artist, Extraordinaire," she said when asked whether she identifies as an AFAB queen. "I understand it’s helpful to use AFAB, which stands for Assigned Female At Birth, when we are specifically speaking about the fact that I do not own certain cis-male drag queen genitalia. But we don’t describe cis-male Drag Queens as AMAB Queens, so as a handy tip, I’d just call us all Drag Queens or Drag Artists, and if you must know, I identify as a Tony Award."
Scone identifies as a lesbian.