RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Ellie Diamond has spoken about being able to buy whatever she likes in Asda after previously opening up about the money struggles she had experienced.
On series two of Drag Race UK, Ellie Diamond, whose real name is Elliot Glen, impressed the judges and viewers with her impressive fashion and performance skills despite only being 22 years old.
The Scottish drag queen was still working at McDonald’s ahead of the season’s launch, emphasising that she didn’t ‘really have that much money’ to put towards her drag, creating the majority of her stunning outfits herself.
During an interview with Towie star Bobby Norris and journalist Stephen Leng on Fubar Radio’s Access All Areas, Ellie explained how being able to ‘make money quite quickly’ as one of the stars of Drag Race UK has impacted her life.
When asked whether ‘things are different now’ following the show, Ellie replied: ‘In some sense yes. Like I’m able to like, just go out to Asda and buy what I would like.
‘Asda, not Prada or Gucci oy, you know, none of the bigger things yet. But it certainly, like, it’s certainly been a bit of a, “Oh, okay!”’
Ellie made it to the final with Bimini Bon-Boulash, Tayce and winner Lawrence Chaney (Picture: BBC Three)
Ellie detailed how now that she is more well-known, she can earn money by doing things such as virtual cameo appearances while in-person drag performances are unable to go ahead during the pandemic.
‘Like there’s something here now that I can make money from quite quickly. Do you know what I mean? Like I could post that I’m doing cameos and make about like, whatever amount in one night just by sitting in my room and being like, “Hiya!” Do you know what I mean?’ she said.
‘Like that’s really it. So yeah, it’s better now, it certainly helped a lot because of that.’
Ellie added that when she went on Drag Race UK, she ‘didn’t have a big budget’ to ‘throw’ on her drag.
‘So I was just like, “I’ll just make everything myself and I’ll just get like a loan from the fabric shop.” Do you know what I mean? And then I just done everything like that,’ she said.
Having finished the competition as a finalist, Ellie’s talent and hard work definitely paid off.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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