Victoria Scone: everything you need to know about the RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star

Is she returning to the show? 👀

Victoria Scone RuPaul's Drag Race UK

by Nathan Katnoria |

If you’re obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you’ll definitely know the name Victoria Scone.

The Cardiff-based drag queen made history before she’d even appeared on our screens as she was the first cisgender female performer cast on Drag Race EVER. When the show started, Victoria quickly proved she was one to beat when she placed in the top two of the first episode and narrowly lost out on the lipsync to eventual champion Krystal Versace.

However, Victoria was sadly forced to withdraw from the competition just two episodes later due to a knee injury she suffered during the lipsync.

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It wasn't the first time that a RuPaul's Drag Race contestant had to pull out of the show due to injury or illness, although they usually returned to the show with an open invitation from RuPaul the following series.

But when the cast of Drag Race UK season four was announced, Victoria was nowhere to be found. This led fans on social media to question why she wasn't making a comeback.

Amid rumours surrounding her potential Drag Race UK return, here's everything you need to know about Victoria Scone...

Who is Victoria Scone?

Victoria Scone is the stage name of Emily Diapre, a drag performer who rose to fame in 2021 on the third series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Victoria established herself as an early frontrunner after landing in the top two during the first challenge, but withdrew from the competition before the third challenge due to a knee injury she suffered during the lipsync.

Victoria made history as the first AFAB (assigned female at birth) drag performer to appear on any franchise of RuPaul's Drag Race

How old is Victoria Scone?

Victoria was born on 6 April 1993, so she's currently 29 years old.

Where is Victoria Scone from?

Victoria is originally from Portsmouth but is now based in Cardiff, where she lives with her partner.

Why did Victoria Scone leave RuPaul's Drag Race UK?

Victoria injured her knee while lipsyncing against Krystal Versace in the first episode of series three and while she was still able to take part in the second challenge, Ru later informed Victoria that she would need further medical attention and may have to leave the competition.

Her fate was then revealed in the third episode, when Ru told the other contestants that Victoria had to withdraw from the competition after partially tearing her anterior cruciate ligament.

Is Victoria Scone returning to RuPaul's Drag Race UK?

Previous contestants who have left the competition through injury or illness have been invited back to compete the following series, like Veronica Green who returned for season three after pulling out of season two when she tested positive for Covid-19, so viewers were hopeful that we would see Victoria on season four.

However, when the cast of season four was announced, Victoria was not included. Although fans have been left wondering why Victoria didn't make a comeback on Drag Race UK season four, it's heavily rumoured that Victoria has been cast on an as-yet-unannounced series of Canada's Drag Race vs the World, a follow-up series to RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs the World.

Does Victoria Scone have Instagram?

Yep, you can follow Victoria on Instagram at @victoriascone.

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AFAB

AFAB is an acronym used to refer to drag queens who are assigned female at birth like Victoria Scone, who is the first cisgender female drag performer to appear on any franchise of RuPaul's Drag Race EVER.

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