RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 3 star Victoria Scone was forced to drop out of the competition due to a knee injury on Thursday’s show.
Victoria made herstory as the first-ever cis woman to appear on the franchise, but she was warned by Ru in the previous episode that her injury could impact her place in the competition.
The contestant went for medical evaluation and it was sadly deemed unsafe for them to continue, after hurting themselves while competing against Krystal Versace in the first lip sync of the season.
While Victoria soldiered on during the dance workout maxi challenge in last week’s episode, she ended up having to remain seated while her teammates performed the choreography taught to them by Strictly star Oti Mabuse.
‘To be surrounded by queens that genuinely want me to be here and think that my drag is valid means the world to me,’ Victoria said before leaving the competition.
‘This is not in my fantasy. This is not how my soul thinks it’s supposed to be.’
Ru announced the news at the beginning of Thursday’s episode, leaving other queens shocked.
‘We will all miss Victoria very much and I have a sense that we haven’t seen the last of her. But for now, the show must go on,’ Ru said.
It comes after Victoria hit back over rude comments made about her weight, as she opened up about her past struggles with her body image.
The queens of the series were shocked at Krystal Versace who, when asked who her biggest competition was, singled out Victoria.
When asked to explain her choice, Krystal said it wasn’t because Victoria was her biggest competition, but just ‘the biggest’.
The other queens weren’t impressed, with Veronica Green describing it as a ‘low-brow fat joke’ and Victoria branding it ‘unnecessary’.
Sadly, before the series Victoria spoke out to justify her spot on the line-up and explain that her drag is still valid.
‘Some need to understand that as a cis woman doing drag presenting as a woman it is still a f*ck you to society,’ she penned in a statement shared on social media.
‘I embody every gender stereotype that’s ever been instilled on me (as a woman) by society. I heighten it, I laugh at it, and then take a big queer sh*t on it.
‘I am not at an advantage to perform with my body. If I wore a little skimpy dress and called it a day (as many of my AMAB Drag Queen pals do) I’d look like a wrapped lamb joint in the meat isle at Morrison’s.’
New episodes of Drag Race UK drop on BBC iPlayer on Thursdays at 7pm.
Credit: Original article published here.