Ginny Lemon says there were ‘many reasons’ behind their decision to quit RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Viewers were stunned during last night’s episode when Ginny, who had landed in the bottom two with close friend Sister Sister, walked off stage during the lip sync for your life to Kim Wilde’s You Keep Me Hangin’ On.
The judges were left dumbstruck as Sister Sister continued the lip sync by herself, while fellow contestant Tayce proclaimed: ‘She BenDeLaCreme’d herself’ – referencing the infamous queen who voted herself off in All Stars 3.
Ginny has now shared why they refused to lip sync, and it was all down to sisterhood.
The 31-year-old told the BBC: ‘I did it for so many reasons. I think it’s even hard to explain what was going through my head at the time.’
They added that the previous eliminations of their close friends Joe Black and Asttina Mandela had affected them, and that going up against Sister Sister – who we saw Ginny having a heart to heart with earlier in the show – was the last straw.
Ginny said: ‘You could see me in the back sobbing, Those two people were my friends before I went on the show and I couldn’t imagine creating a new friendship with somebody like Sister before seeing them go home.
‘I did not want to compete with my sisters. It made me dreadfully sad anytime anybody went home.’
Ginny, who identifies as non-binary, said that they entered the show to ‘break the binary’, not to win the competition, and said that they are ‘very smug with myself right now’.
In the week four challenge, Ginny failed to impress with their weathergirl performance in the Morning Glory challenge, which was directed by Lorraine Kelly.
Then, on the main stage, they were criticised for playing it safe with their toxic waste look in the Monster Mash-Up runway.
Their exit means that we’ll miss out on Ginny’s Snatch Game, for which they planned to do a Cilla Black impression.
Ginny is the only queen on a regular season of Drag Race to voluntarily quit, although Ben De La Creme voted herself off on All Stars 3 and Adore Delano dropped out of the competition on All Stars 2.
While Drag Race UK ended on a dramatic note last night, there’s more chaos to come as a teaser for next week’s episode showed that coronavirus has an impact on the show.
In scenes filmed last March, RuPaul tells the queens that filming must be postponed due to the changing situation with the virus – leaving the series up in the air.
Eight queens remain in the competition – Tayce, Sister Sister, Lawrence Chaney, A’Whora, Tia Kofi, Veronica Green, Bimini Bon-Boulash and Ellie Diamond.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK continues on Thursday nights on BBC Three.
Credit: Original article published here.