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Blu Hydrangea is the stage name of Joshua Cargill,[1] a drag performer and one of the contestants of the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Blu was later unofficially voted Miss Congeniality by fans.

Blu later returned to compete on RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World, and was crowned the first-ever Queen of the Mothertucking World.

Drag Name Origin

"My drag name comes from some Blu Hydrangea bush that is in my garden. My nanna told me that we had to plant it with a rusty nail so that it turns into a beautiful blue hydrangea. I love that story of something coming from a rusty dirty old nail into something beautiful which is kind of like me as a person. I came from someone who wasn’t so confident who was a little bit of a nerd into this glamourous colourful being - I love it."[9]

Track Record(s)

Blu Hydrangea
Statistics UK Season 1 UK vs The World
Ranking: 5th Place
Miss Congeniality
1st Place
(Winner)
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 5) 1 (Ep. 4)
Mini Challenges Won: 0 0
Times as Team Captain: 0 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 2, 6) 1 (Ep. 5)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 6 N/A

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1

  • "I'm ready to paint the town blue!" (entrance quote)
  • "Oh, mummy!"
  • "Oh, right. Scaredy Kat really does like the pussy"
  • "Oh, I'm Cher's decapitated head, bitch."
  • "Bottom Two Spice." (to Sum Ting Wong)
  • "Despunk my balls!"
  • ♪ "Get the frock out of my way! Hydrangea's in the game now, mug beat for the gods, working on my funny, beating all the odds. I can be the hero for the gays back home, bitches better watch out, now I send them home (home, home, home) (Pack your bags, you're going home! Oh dear, Blu's here! She's got the crown, she's breaking down)" ♪ (verse on Break Up (Bye Bye) by The Frock Destroyers.)
  • "If we book you." (to Cheryl Hole before being eliminated)
  • "Well ladies don't be feeling Blu, just follow her on Instagram!" (elimination quote)

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World

  • "Well, what's the craic?" (entrance quote)
  • "I know, it's ruined me!"
  • "I don't bloody know, Ru, there was only three films, baby." (as Mike Myers/Austin Powers on Snatch Game)
  • "I don't bloody know baby, I'm not the real Mike Myers, baby." (as Mike Myers/Austin Powers on Snatch Game)
  • "I wrote Bangers & Mash Ru, because my Bangers & Mash have been rock hard since I've been here, baby." (as Mike Myers/Austin Powers on Snatch Game)
  • "Do I make you horny, baby? Do I make you Randy?" (as Mike Myers/Austin Powers on Snatch Game)
  • "That's freaking gross. You probably wish you had a time machine so you could take that back." (as Mike Myers/Dr. Evil to Janey Jacké as James Charles on Snatch Game)
  • "Well, actually, Ru, I have Graham Norton held hostage in my Amsterdam lair. Above a lake of hot smegma. And there's only one way to save him RuPaul, a Golden RuPeter Badge." (as Mike Myers/Dr. Evil on Snatch Game)
  • "But tonight I'm sending home... Pangina."
  • "Sorry, Pangina." (to Jujubee's Cat Purse)
  • "My first line has "eliminator" in it because I just eliminated the strongest queen in the competition."
  • ♪ "Creator, eliminator, Belfast queen is a gender breaker. Queer is for life, but not without a fight. Gays getting married, the future is bright! Beat-maker, crown taker, Blu's gonna be the new Hall of Famer. Luck of the Irish, got my name in the stars. Got something to say? Who do you think you are?"♪ (verse on Living My Life in London)
  • "It's ok, you'll be in the next All Stars, right?" (to Jujubee after eliminating her)
  • "Northern Ireland, I'm taking the crown home, home, home, home!" (winner's speech)

Farewell Message

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1

"Not just a look Queen! BLU came, Blu slayed, Blu conquered for N.I. ♡ Love you ALL! BLU Hydrangea♡"

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World

N/A

Trivia

Gallery

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed 5th) [9]
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Self Contestant (Placed 1st) [14]
2022 Stitch, Please! Self Host [15]

Discography

Appearances/Features

Year Title Artwork Notes
2019 "Break Up (Bye Bye)" BreakUpByeByeFrockDestroyersArtwork.jpg as The Frock Destroyers
2020 "FROCK4LIFE" FROCK4LIFEArtowork.jpg as The Frock Destroyers
2022 "Living My Life in London (Cast Version)" LivingMyLifeinLondonArtwork.jpg by RuPaul feat. The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World, Season 1
2022 "Champion (Ru X Blu)" Champion(RuXBlu)Artwork.jpg by RuPaul & Blu Hydrangea

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Belfast drag queen Blu Hydrangea: Same-sex marriage laws mean Northern Ireland lives in 'black and white' | The Belfast Telegraph — October 11, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tweet by BluHydrangea_ | Twitter — February 8, 2022
  3. You've made Northern Ireland very proud: Blu Hydrangea sashays out of Drag Race UK | Belfast Telegraph — November 8, 2019
  4. Tweet by BluHydrangea_ | Twitter — February 15, 2020
  5. RuPaul Drag Race stars share their advice on age gaps in relationships: “There is something quite hot about a daddy vibe” | Yahoo — October 17, 2020
  6. RuPaul Drag Race UK star Blu Hydrangea to host show in Portsmouth | The News — February 4, 2020
  7. Drag Race UK vs The World winner: 'Drag Race helped me find my queerness' | BBC Three — March 9, 2022
  8. Drag Race's Blu Hydrangea Defends Baga Chipz On UK vs The World | YouTube — March 5, 2022
  9. 9.0 9.1 Blu Hydrangea | BBC Media Centre — August 21, 2019
  10. Post by BluHydrangea_ | Twitter — December 24, 2021
  11. Tweet by thatonequeen | Twitter — September 8, 2020
  12. Tweet by thatonequeen | Twitter — September 8, 2020
  13. Post by bluhydrangea_ | Instagram — January 17, 2022
  14. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Versus The World: Meet The Queens | BBC Media Centre — January 17, 2022
  15. [{{{link}}} BBC Three’s Stitch, Please!] | BBC Media Centre — April 17, 2022

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