21 questions with Drag Race UK’s Tia Kofi

The People's Princess says Miranda Hart would play her in the movie of her life (with RuPaul Charles played by Scarlett Johansson, of course)


Giving us razor-sharp wit, comedy gold confessionals and awesomely adequate runway looks, Tia Kofi stole our hearts on Drag Race UK.

The Clapham queen - whose new single 'Outside In' is out now - may not have snatched the crown, but she’ll always be our cup of tea (or coffee).

What were your rejected drag names?

Nafayah Glamazon... not even kidding. Don’t tell anyone.

Describe your drag style in five words.

'The Tracy Beaker of Drag'.

Best pick-up line someone has said to you?

“I’ve already booked an Uber.”

How would (or does) your Grindr profile read?

Available for bookings in 2021.

Biggest turn-on?

People who watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer unironically.


BBC/World of Wonder/Guy Levy

And turn-off?

People verbally attacking people on Twitter because of clothes and wigs. CALM DOWN.

What is your safe word?

Sashay away.

If you could be any inanimate object in the world, what would you be?

The crown from The Crown, so I could spend a day with Olivia Colman.

What would a film of your life be called, and who would star as you?

Tia Kofi: No Filter. Starring Miranda Hart as Tia Kofi, Sheridan Smith as Veronica Green and Scarlett Johansson as RuPaul Charles.

What would your own fragrance be called, and what would the tagline be?

An Adequate Scent: the fragrance of being at peace with another week of doing mediocre.

Where is your happy place?


What is your most annoying habit?

Sister Act 2: Back in the...oh, wait, I get you.

Which cocktail best suits your personality?

Gin and tonic... because it’s basic.

You’ve started a cult. What is it about?

It would be like a competition reality show about drag where queens compete for a crown and everyone would get super into it and then… wait…

Your house is on fire: what single item would you save?

My entrance look from Drag Race.  It cost me upwards of £4. Most expensive garment I own.

Let’s play Cluedo. You’ve been slayed: who did it, where and with what?

A’Whora. In the werkroom. With Tayce’s human hair wig.

What does it say on your gravestone?

"When technology allows, please resurrect." Or "Here lies Daenerys. Please check out the documentary about her entitled Game of Thrones."

Which of your Drag Race UK sisters would you haunt?

Joe Black… his aesthetic lends itself to ghostly hauntings perfectly.

You’ve made contact with a deceased celebrity or famous figure. Who would it be and what would you ask them?

Jesus. Are you gagged though? Did you think it would become like a whole thing for this long?

You can spend 24 hours in somebody else’s shoes. Whose would they be?

Asttina Mandella’s so I can learn how to vogue, dip and split. Also, we wear the same size shoes so it would be comfortable!

What was the last lie you told?

That I would get this interview in by the end of the week... sorry I’m late!

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK lands on BBC Three from 7pm every Thursday, available exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

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