The West End performer in the third season of Drag Race UK
“I like to be cheeky, take the mick and be a little sarcastic”
Drag Race UK is getting closer and closer, with the first episode airing Thursday (23/09). And as the Ru Paul fever begins to set in, it’s time for us to meet some of the cast. One of the queens aiming for the drag racing superstar is Ella Vaday from Dagenham in Essex.
Describing herself as the “dragging beast from the east,” Ella is a triple threat that promises to put on a thrilling spectacle. Here’s everything we know about Ella Vaday:
Ella’s name has its origins in her old dog walking business
Ella worked in the West End and ran a dog walking business next door. When she walked into work she would always say, “It’s been a hell of a day.
At the time, her drag name was Ella Vanass but people thought her name was Elephant Ass.
She took the opportunity to change her name to Ella Vaday and hasn’t looked back since.
“It’s very me,” she said. “Very British and a bit moany.”
She’s a triple threat
Ella has appeared in numerous West End shows and has even been an auxiliary dancer for Olly Murs on X Factor.
“I do all kinds of things,” she says. “Lots of songs and dances, and I like to be cheeky and take the mick and be a little sarcastic.”
Ella has only been dragging for two years
When Ella first started dragging, she did it in great secrecy. She started an Instagram and quickly racked up a loyal following that grew from 6,000 to 30,000 locked out last year.
But finding the drag provided a significant release for Ella.
“My brake is the feminine side of me, which as a male actor I’ve never been allowed to show, so it’s a stone’s throw from anyone who’s ever told me I have to look like a leading man, ”she said. “Now I’m both the main man and the main woman! “
Save the start date as the third season of Drag Race UK will air on September 23 on BBC iPlayer. For all the latest Drag Race memes and Netflix news, drops and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook.
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