Blu Hydrangea is the stage name of Jesus Joshua Cargill, who placed 5th on Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

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." Blu Hydrangea explains her drag name on an ITW.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Blu Hydrangea
Season Competed DRUK Season 1
Ranking: 5th
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Main Challenges Won: (Ep. 5)
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 2, 6)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 6

Entrance Quote

"I'm ready to paint the town blue!"

Memorables Quotes

  • "Oh, mummy!"
  • "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)" (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)

Farewell Message

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


  • She was the most followed queen of the cast before the show aired.
  • She is the first Irish queen to appear on a RuPaul’s Drag Race series.
  • She is the first queen to get a match in the Snatch Game on Drag Race UK.
  • As a member of The Frock Destroyers, she was part of the first shared win between three contestants in Drag Race herstory, along with Baga Chipz and Divina De Campo.
  • She is the first challenge winner in the UK to be eliminated.
    • She is also the first Drag Race UK queen to be eliminated after winning the main challenge in the previous episode.
  • She was the only challenge winner in her season to not survive until the finale.


UK Season 1 Looks






  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1, as contestant, placed 5th. (2019)

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