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Drag Race UK’s Vinegar Strokes reveals why her real catwalk look for episode 1 was banned

Drag Race UK‘s Vinegar Strokes, who has become one of the competition’s “one to watch” has revealed that her Thames-inspired catwalk costume in the first episode wasn’t what she actually wanted to to wear.

During the first-ever catwalk for this year’s queens, Vinegar Stroke’s runway look failed to excite the judges, leaving Michelle Visage, in particular, disappointed, but apparently, according to Ms Stokes, it wasn’t what she was actually planning to wear.


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In fact, Vinegar Strokes had been planning to wear a stunning, outsized costume which featured an entire map of London underground’s Victoria line.

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The North-London drag queen said that due to licensing, she was unable to wear the dress that she had actually planned to wear, and what she walked down the catwalk in was a quick, last-minute compromise.

She wrote, “Funny story! THIS WAS WHAT I WAS PLANNING ON WEARING FOR MY HOMETOWN QUEEN RUNWAY!!!!! What’s more London then our glorious TFL Underground line. But due to licensing I wasn’t allowed to wear it, hence the creation of THAMES, THAMES CROSS THE BOARD!! The Victoria line is my line! I jump on at Seven Sisters and I get off for work at Oxford Circus. But when I really wanna GET OFF I’ll pop down to Brixton for some Chicken Wings, Jamaican Patties and some real BBC

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Funny story! THIS WAS WHAT I WAS PLANNING ON WEARING FOR MY HOMETOWN QUEEN RUNWAY!!!!! What’s more London then our glorious TFL Underground line. But due to licensing I wasn’t allowed to wear it, hence the creation of THAMES, THAMES CROSS THE BOARD!! The Victoria line is my line! I jump on at Seven Sisters and I get off for work at Oxford Circus. But when I really wanna GET OFF I’ll pop down to Brixton for some Chicken Wings, Jamaican Patties and some real BBC 😝 • • • • • #couldntwearit #camp #TFL #victorialine #londonqueen #london #londoner #instaqueen👑 #dragraceuk #rupaulsdragraceuk #rpdr #tubes #swag #comedyqueen #lookqueen #mua #hairqueen #lgbt Outfit by @kraken.countercouture Hair by @the_wig_room_training_academy Pic by @elliot_moody

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Can we just say that look is EPIC! and should have won! However it did give us an opportunity to see Ms Strokes lip sync for her life – which she did.

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