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Bimini Bon Boulash backs Gottmik and Symone for Drag Race season 13 crown

The Drag Race UK finalist says either queen would make an "incredible" winner.

By Will Stroude

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Bimini Bon Boulash is heading into the series two final as an overwhelming favourite for the crown, but the east London queen already knows which queens she’d like to see take the title over in the US on season 13.

Speaking to press ahead of Thursday night’s finale (18 March), Bimini was asked which contestants from the current US series (airing weekly on Netflix in the UK) she’d like to reign alongside should be crowned Britain’s Next Drag Superstar.

Proving her impeccable taste, Bimini opted for two season 13 frontrunners – Symone and Attitude April Style issue cover star Gottmik – as her preferred victors.

Of Gottmik – the first transmasculine contestant to compete on any edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race – Bimini said: “To me, Mik’s pushing boundaries and his message is so important.

“I think he’s going to change the world in a good way.”

The Norwich-born queen also heaped praise on Symone, who has impressed viewers with her impeccable runway looks, which included a recent tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I think Symone as well is an incredible example of someone who’s fierce and fearless; their fashion’s next level and they really think outside the box, they’re fashion-forward”, reflects Bimini. “I think either of them would be incredible.

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“But anyone who makes it to the final, you’ve got there for a reason, and anyone would be a worthy winner.”

Drag Race UK viewers will have to wait until Thursday night to find out who’ll be crowned Britain’s Next Drag Superstar, but if it isn’t Bimini, the non-binary queen says she’s all-in for a UK vs US edition of All Satrs which could see her pitted against the likes of Gottmik or Symone.

“An international [All Stars] is interesting, because I wonder how it would work”, said Bimini. “Like, I wonder how the humour would come across from all the different places. It would be really interesting to see.

“But I also think a UK All Stars would be equally iconic.”

The RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two finale lands on BBC Three from 7pm this Thursday 18 March, available exclusively on BBC iPlayer.