Baga Chipz

  • Real Name: Leo Lauren
  • Current City: London
  • Age: 29

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In the season finale, Divina De Campo, Baga Chipz, and The Vivienne competed against each other as the top three queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1. Baga Chipz did not make it to the lip sync for the crown which is the lip sync battle between the top two queens of the season.

Actually, Baga Chipz made it to Top Three with a bit of struggle as she ended in the bottom on episode 7 (the episode before last) and needed to lip sync for her life. The maxi challenge of the week was to create a Family Resemblance Realness with a sister or mother. The resemblance between Baga and her mother was the poorest of all. Still she blamed everything on her mother without taking any responsibility herself for doing so poorly, which was frankly quire weird.

Baga Chipz, Divina De Campo, and Blu Hydrangea are all winners of episode 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1. This is the first time in the Drag Race herstory that three queens win a single maxi challenge!

Baga Chipz is also the winner of the fourth episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1 (together with The Vivienne). Her Snatch Game impersonation of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was very well-executed and funny.
By the way, Baga Chipz is also the winner of the second episode of the season. In that challenge, the judges loved her character in Downton Draggy!

When she was choosing her drag name, Baga Chipz thought ‘you can’t get more British than a bag of chips’. Just as British is what she actually was doing when she received the phone call from Drag Race, because she was watching Coronation Street! ‘I thought I don’t miss Corrie (one of the main characters of Coronation Street) for no one and I thought they’ll phone me back after. Well, it was RuPaul’s bloody Drag Race! I just couldn’t believe it and I even missed the second episode of Corrie that night because I was over the moon!’ – Well, it is a shame she missed the second episode of Corrie that night, but hopefully she was not too crossed by that and she hopefully was able to watch that episode later on the BBC online archive…Seriously?…Anyways, the great news that day was for sure her having been accepted on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season1.

This is how she describes herself and a bit of her personality: ‘“Baga Chipz is a pub queen; tart with a heart; Like someone’s auntie I give advice on how to pull fellas and how to get pissed…My style is more cabaret, old school, sequin frocks, Shirley Bassey, Danny La Rue, Lily savage kind of drag… .’

She believes her strongest suit in the competition will be her comedy and her wit: ‘I might not have the best outfits or makeup, but put me on a stage and I will entertain the absolute shite out of the room’. Assuming she really is such a strong comedian, she has a good chance of winning The Library and Snatch Game challenges. I am already thinking who she would pick for the Snatch Game impersonation. Also, I am quite excited to see if she actually will ‘bring it and entertain the shit out of Ru.’ – not my words:-)

Main Reference: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/rpdr-2019

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