Scaredy Kat on Her “RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.” Debut: “It Was Terrifying!”
Even though Scaredy Kat was the second queen sent home on RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K., the Wiltshire-based contestant already made history for the competition series. At age 19, Scaredy is the youngest contestant in the show’s herstory, it was also Scaredy’s drag performance debut, and we didn’t even talk about Scaredy having a girlfriend!
“I was very terrified, hence the name. Overall, I was just really excited to be a part of it,” Scaredy recently revealed in an interview with NewNowNext.
Ms. Kat was nervous about being such a young queen walking into a room of drag veterans, noting that she thought “they were going to hate me, but it turned out ok. We all got along in the end and I liked all of them so that is all that counts.”
Filming was frightening for Scaredy, especially how little time she had to get into drag, but she recalls how intimidating being directed by Michelle Visage during Downton Draggy was:
“It was terrifying! She just sat there with all of her hair and it was really scary but fun. It was nuts! I was like, ’What am I doing here?’ it was fun, really.”
The goal of most drag queens is to eventually get on Drag Race, it is not usually where one begins their drag career. So when asked what’s next for Scaredy she mentions her new music video “Bedroom Queen,” which was created by Scaredy and her girlfriend.
“We have more videos coming out in the future,” Scaredy says. “We want to show more people art can be more besides a brick on a white wall.”
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