Ten became nine last week, as the queens continued in their bid to be crowned The UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar on BBC Three’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Copper Topp was the third queen to sashay away from series four of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
In last week’s episode, Copper Topp, 38 from Cheltenham became the third queen to sashay away from the competition. She faced Black Peppa as both queens lip synced for their lives to This Is Real by Jax Jones featuring Ella Henderson.
Model Leomie Anderson joined RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Alan Carr on the judging panel as the third queen was eliminated from the competition.
This week, the queens were paired up and tasked with making their own complimentary outfits fit for a big night out at the Bingo hall.
Leomie said of Copper Topp’s hand made runway look : “Copper Topp, I loved the hands [during your runway performance]. Some people call me ‘Leomie Handerson’ so I very much appreciated the detail there. Though, I wish you had made the crotch high waisted to make your legs look longer. I think that would have looked great.”
Upon leaving the competition, RuPaul told Copper Topp: “Copper Topp, you are pure gold. Now, Sashay Away.”
Copper Topp said: “From series one in the US, I have been obsessed with this show and it has saved my life. To be on this series is truly a blessing and I can’t thank you [RuPaul] enough.”
She continued, “This has been amazing. It has taken me so long to find myself… This is amazing and beautiful and I am so, so grateful.”
In a message to her fellow queens, Copper Topp left a message on the mirror of the werk room mirror, saying: “Love you all so much. Count your lucky stars you won’t be playing me at Snatch Game. Love, The Old Maiden x”
The remaining nine queens go forward to next week as they continue to battle it out to be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Superstar when RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns on Thursday 13 October from 9pm on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
How would you describe your experience in the competition?
My time on the show was a massive adventure. There were ups there were downs, but through it all I’ve achieved one of my biggest dreams, and I’ve made friends for life, who are now my sisters for life. I also got to meet some absolute icons including Joanna Lumley. Yes, please! That was a big tick off the bucket list.
I’m just thrilled because It’s taken me a long time to kind of accept myself and by being myself on the show, I feel like I’ve taken a huge step forward in in my life. I feel really proud of myself right now, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds, and it’s all thanks to Drag Race UK!
What was your favourite part of the experience?
A big highlight for me was winning the Girl Band challenge because I really had to knuckle down on that one. Singing is also something I love. I want to continue to record and release music in the future so it was fantastic to do that with my fellow queens.
What’s next for Copper Topp?
My experience with Leland and Freddie Scott during the girl band challenge was so incredible it inspired me to record music! So with my love of bands/artists like Muse, Yungblud, 21 Pilots and Green Day. I’ve released a my new single ‘Weirdo’ – a queer anthem for the LGBTQIA+ community. And as you know, I’m a big fan of British camp comedy , so watch out for my new comedy sketch show on YouTube!
What advice would you give to any budding drag queens watching?
Get out there and meet people. Go to the shows of drag queens that inspire you and turn up in drag. Introduce yourself. You are a brand from the off, so go to shows in drag and meet people to get your name out there! Mingle, mingle, mingle because mingling is the best thing in the world. Also, do competitions because there are so many amazing drag competitions around the UK. It’s really where you meet the best drag performers in the industry.
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Meet Copper Topp: https://twitter.com/dragraceukbbc/status/1567433666476871680