‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ Winner Danny Beard on Show Success and What’s Next

When Danny Beard’s identify was referred to as because the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 4, the queen was so shocked as a result of they thought their competitor, Cheddar Gorgeous, was sure to earn the title, they instructed Newsweek.

Beard, who makes use of they/them pronouns, was topped the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar on November 24, and so they be part of The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Krystal Versace within the winner’s circle.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ Winner Danny Beard on Show Success

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Danny Beard in a promotional picture for the fourth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.” The queen was topped the winner, and so they spoke to Newsweek about their time on the present and what they hope to attain sooner or later.
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Danny beat Cheddar, Black Peppa and Jonbers Blonde to the highest spot following an epic closing problem that noticed the quartet write their very own lyrics to iconic songs by RuPaul and carry out them onstage.

It was solely throughout the screening of the ultimate that Danny discovered that they had gained the competitors, because the winner is revealed dwell on air.

“That moment was crazy,” Danny stated. “I mean, you can see it […] they filmed us, we got private screening in a cinema, and, honestly, I’d kind of just prepared for Cheddar to be the winner because she’s amazing. She was just very cool, calm and collected, a lot more experienced than me.

“I used to be simply comfortable to be within the closing, I by no means thought I’d see that footage of me with that crown and sceptre, not to mention be holding the crown and sceptre. So it was loopy.”

Danny and Cheddar have been very a lot neck-and-neck within the competitors, with each queens incomes 4 RuPeter badges every over the course of the season. However, even then, Danny didn’t see it as a rivalry.

They stated: “It was 100 percent the season of the sisters, wasn’t it? We were. It was RuPaul’s ‘best friend race’ times 10. Honestly what you saw on camera was the same. We’re even more close off camera.

“I feel the rivalry between me and Cheddar, I do not even actually like to make use of the phrase ‘rivalry’ as a result of it was extra prefer it pushed us to do higher,” said Danny.

“If it was a rivalry. it was a pleasant one, as a result of seeing somebody so iconic… Cheddar has been doing drag quite a bit longer than me, and she or he has been on the scene for years, and what she brings is an schooling and a very totally different facet to what I carry to tug.

“So that pushed me in other areas that I never thought I would push myself in, so, like I say if it was a rivalry, it certainly was a friendly one at least,” Danny added.

What’s Next for Danny Beard?

Now that the competitors is over, Danny is wanting forward. They defined how their schedule is already full of a Christmas tour and different reveals, however they’ve one purpose in thoughts.

“I’d love to break into television properly,” Danny stated. “My dream was always to be a television presenter.

“There’s a number of thrilling jobs within the pipeline in tv, tons to tour as you may think about. Being on stage has been my complete profession for actually 10 years now. So I’ve had 10 years coaching for this second, if you’ll.

“So it’s just a lot more of what I’ve been doing and on a bigger scale,” Danny added, “and everyone’s just been so lovely. In the street, people are stopping me and honestly it’s one of those shows that everyone that watches it just falls in love with all of us, all the amazing sisters that I’ve got on the season.

“The complete expertise has been superb to me. It makes all {that a} bit nicer and simpler when everybody’s so pretty, you understand?” Danny added.

When asked if they’d want to be like British TV presenter Davina McCall, who is best known for presenting Big Brother and whom Danny parodied on the show, they said: “Absolutely, Big Brother‘s getting a revival right here in UK, so in the event that they want anybody for the present or the spin-off…”

Danny also shared a message for viewers of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, saying that they hope their win will show others that “for those who keep true to who you might be, then you definately actually can obtain something in life.”

As the first bearded drag queen to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Danny said their experience was “what desires are product of.” They hope that their win will “open some doorways for different individuals, and we get to see extra queer-diverse expertise throughout the franchises.”

Reflecting on how other bearded drag queens have featured on TV shows not fronted by RuPaul, Danny added: “Hopefully meaning instances are altering and hopefully meaning extra queer individuals will probably be seen on the present.

“If you start to acknowledge different forms of drag, then hopefully it’s only a matter of time before we see kings on the show and more nonbinary and trans performers.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 4 is accessible to look at within the U.S. and in choose territories solely on WOW Presents Plus.

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