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.
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.
CHECK OUT a guide to RuPaul's Drag Race terminology
RuPaul's Drag Race terminology (slider)
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.
To beat your face is to apply your make-up flawlessly
Charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent
Charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent are the four qualities Ru is looking for in the next Drag Race Superstar. It's also an acronym for a VERY rude word that we're definitely not allowed to publish.
Sometimes shortened to cis, cisgender is the label given to someone whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth.
The dragged up version of 'congratulations' and how RuPaul praises the winners of the week.
A runway category in which the contestants must serve their best, most elegant drag.
Another amalgamation of two words - 'glamorous' and 'Amazon' - as well as the name of one of RuPaul's biggest hits, Glamazon refers to a tall, assertive, beautiful, self-confident woman.
Lip sync for your life
The queens who find themselves in the bottom two of the week must battle for their place in the competition in a lip sync for their life. The one who impresses Ru the most gets to stay on the show, while the other must leave the competition.
Essentially, reading is critiquing or criticising and it's usually done in a savage or hilarious way. Each season, Ru opens the 'library' and gives the queens the chance to read each other in a mini challenge.
Realness means to look or do some authentically. The queens usually serve realness with their runway looks.
Shantay, you stay
Whoever wins the lip sync is told 'Shantay, you stay' by RuPaul. This means that they have kept their place in the competition and live to fight another week.
The contestant who loses the lip sync for your life is told to 'Sashay away'. This means they have lost their place in the competition and will be going home.
Tea usually refers to gossip but can also be used to mean someone's truth.
Although not all queens do this before getting into drag, tucking refers to the act of pulling back your, ahem, junk while dragging up.