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Bimini,[1] formerly known as Bimini Bon-Boulash, is a British performer, recording artist and one of the Season 2 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Drag Name Origin

“Well, Bimini was the name I was going to be given if I was born the opposite sex, and Bonnie Boulash was my mums first cat, and then I just love alliteration so Bimini Bon-Boulash!”[8]

Track Record(s)

Bimini Bon-Boulash
Statistics UK Season 2
Ranking: 2nd/3rd Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 4 (Eps. 5, 6, 8, 9)
Mini Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 4, 9)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 1)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2

  • "I'm vegan, haha!" (entrance quote)
  • "She’s a fan of me which is nice... shame it ain’t reciprocated. Never heard of you babes!" (when Veronica Green said that she was a big fan of them)
  • "This Brexit bun is made of 52% deceit, 48% despair, and it's 100% not gonna positively affect anyone other than Steve, Dave and Paul down the pub." (during the mini-challenge in Episode 4)
  • "Where are the bitcheees?" (second entrance quote, after breakout)
  • "Just gotta try and have a P.M.A!" (to Lawrence Chaney)
  • "Release the beast, Bimini! Get a pillow for these girls 'cause they sleep on me. Gender-bender, cis-tem offender. I like it rough but my lentils tender. Don't be scared to embrace the femme. Whether you're he, she or them. Limp wrist, hair flick, crème de la crème. Love yourself, say that again!" (verse on UK Hun? by United Kingdolls)
  • "Someone do a death-drop or something!" (ending line on UK Hun? by United Kingdolls)
  • "I'm just on a run. I'm looking for Chanel! She's an African-grey, her names Chanel!"
  • "A'Whora! Haven't you seen Tayce's snatch before?"
  • "Is it cold in here or is it just my nipples?" (as Katie Price in Snatch Game)
  • "You know what they say, Ru? The nipples, are the eyes... of the face. And you, have got gorgeous nipples." (as Katie Price in Snatch Game)
  • "As you know, Ru, you might have heard in the pwess, I've had a hectic year. My implants got held at gunpoint in South Africa. I walked in the stables and caught my horse cheating on me again... So I didn't have time to write anything." (as Katie Price in Snatch Game)
  • "I love you, Cheryl." (During the "Masc 4 Masc Singer" mini-challenge)
  • "When I was 14, I tried it on with the Vicar. I was too old apparently!"
  • "Not a joke, just a fact." (During their standup routine)
  • "Meryl Streep." (Responding to RuPaul saying they looked like a famous actress)
  • “Speak it loud, and say it proud. Own it. ‘Cause only you know how”
  • "These days are gonna pass, raise your glass and shake your arse" ("Alternate" lyrics for 'A Little Bit of Love')
  • "Bimini, babes! Watch the queen conquer, law of attraction, speak and you will prosper. Be a savage, you know that you have this. Don't bring others down just to make you feel a bad... WOO! Aim for the stars, don't quit if you keep missing. Eyes on the prize, only a snake will be hissing. Believe in yourself, open up your heart and listen!" (Verse in 'A Little Bit of Love')

Trivia

  • Bimini received the most votes for Miss Congeniality of Season 2, with a total of five, and was unofficially crowned as the Miss Congeniality of the season.[9] The title was never acknowledged by World of Wonder, however.
  • Bimini has a degree in journalism.[2]
  • Bimini is vegan.[8]
  • Bimini is the fifth Drag Race contestant to land in the bottom two in their first episode competing on a regular season, and go on to win a Main Challenge later in the season, after Sahara Davenport in Season 2, Shangela in Season 3, Darienne Lake in Season 6, and Lemon in Season 1 of Canada's Drag Race.
    • However, they are the first to not win the challenge in the following episode.
    • Bimini is the first Drag Race contestant to land in the bottom two in their first episode competing to win both three and four Main Challenges on that same season.
    • Bimini is the highest placing first lip sync survivor in a regular season, placing as a runner-up.
  • Bimini is the seventh Drag Race contestant to lip sync for their life in their first episode competing and not get eliminated by their third episode competing, after Sahara Davenport, Shangela, Jiggly Caliente , Darienne Lake, Kandy Ho , and Lemon. They were later preceded by Denali.
  • In the 7 month filming gap Bimini appeared in Rich T Events' "Thru The Queer Hole" Digital Drag Show alongside her Season 2 sisters Sister Sister, Tia Kofi, Cherry Valentine, and Ginny Lemon.
  • Bimini is one of the only four Drag Race contestants who share a quadruple Main Challenge win, with Lawrence Chaney, Tayce and A'Whora. They were followed by Choriza May, Ella Vaday, River Medway and Vanity Milan on UK Series 3.
  • Bimini is the first Drag Race UK contestant to have won Snatch Game solo, as Series 1's had two winners, The Vivienne and Baga Chipz.
    • Bimini is the first Snatch Game winner to have landed in the bottom two on their first episode competing.
  • Bimini is the third Drag Race UK contestant to win two consecutive Main Challenges, after Baga Chipz in Season 1 and their fellow Season 2 contestant Lawrence Chaney.
  • Bimini is the first queen on Drag Race UK to win four challenges, and the sixth in the franchise to do so on a regular season after Sharon Needles, Shea Couleé, Angele Anang, Gigi Goode, Envy Peru. They were later followed by Symone.
    • Bimini is also the first queen in the franchise to win two back-to-back episodes twice in the same season (Episodes 5 & 6, and Episodes 8 & 9). They were later succeeded by Symone on Season 13.
  • Bimini is the second Drag Race contestant to make it to the top four after placing in the bottom two on their first episode, after Darienne Lake in Season 6.
    • However, Bimini is the first to lip sync on episode one with the full cast due to there being a split premiere on Season 6.
  • Bimini is the third queen in the franchise to reach the finale after placing in the bottom two on their first competitive episode, after team Shad (Chad Michaels and Shannel), on the first season of All Stars. They were later preceded by Luquisha Lubamba, Daya Betty and Spankie Jackzon.
    • However, they are the first to do so on a regular season.
  • Bimini is the third queen to win 4 challenges and not win the season, after Shea Couleé in Season 9 and Gigi Goode in Season 12.
  • Bimini, alongside her castmate, A'Whora, walked for the fashion brand, "Art School" for their "Autumn/Winter 2021" Collection on London Fashion Week.
  • Bimini is the most followed queen on Instagram of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
    • Bimini also has more Twitter followers than the official Drag Race UK Twitter account.
  • Bimini is one of the three queens to have a mullet in their season, the other two are Sister Sister and Ginny Lemon.
  • Bimini was featured in the official music video of Majestic's and Boney's M Rasputin in April of 2021.
    • In April 2021 Bimini was also featured in the official music video of Little Mix's Confetti alongside Tayce and A'Whora.
  • In September 2021 Bimini became the first queen from UK Season 2 to guest host Fashion Photo RuView and the second British queen overall after The Vivienne.
  • Bimini is the first and only queen to be from Norwich, England.

Gallery

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 2 UK Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 2) Self Contestant (Placed 2nd/3rd)

Discography

Singles and EPs

Year Title Notes
2021 "God Save This Queen"

Appearances/Features

Year Title Artwork Notes
2021 "Rats:
The Rusical"
RatsTheRusicalArtwork by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Season 2
2021 "UK Hun?
(United Kingdolls Version)"
UKHunUnitedKingdollsArtwork by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Season 2

Bibliography

Bimini's Books
Book Title Release Date Cover
Release the Beast: A Drag Queen's Guide to Life October 14, 2021
BiminiReleaseTheBeastBook

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References

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