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Cheddar Gorgeous is a British drag performer and one of the contestants of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Drag Name Origin[]

Their drag name references the British landmark Cheddar Gorge, which she has visited many times.[2]

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics UK Season 4
Ranking: 2nd Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 4 (Eps. 2, 6, 7, 8)
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 0
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 4[]

  • "My drag name references the iconic British landmark Cheddar Gorge, and a lot like Cheddar Gorge I go on forever and ever and ever and ever and ever, and sometimes I'm damp." (Meet the Queens)
  • "Bzzzzzzz" (Meet the Queens)
  • "Intrigued? I think you will be." (entrance quote)
  • "I'm much more interested in being an alien deity than I am in being a pop princess."
  • "This is the first time I've ever competed for anything, because naturally I've always just seen myself as the winner."
  • "What's wrong with warm cheese, Cathy? Everybody likes a fondue from time to time."
  • "♪ Deity, alien Queen. Punk rock witch from a twisted dream. Queer your mind, embrace the hazy. I'll get those fluid going crazy! ♪" (Verse in Come Alive)
  • "♪ It's me, Cheddar Gorgeous. OG queen of versatility. Take me to your leader, I've got something to say. I've been down to change the world and things won't be the same. Leave your doubt behind you. Believe you can be more. Learn to love the alien. Throw the rule book out the door ♪" (verse in UK Grand Finale Megamix)

Trivia[]

  • In her Meet the Queens video, Cheddar says that she believes she is the first Drag Race contestant to hold a doctoral degree, possessing a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Manchester.[3]
    • She was followed by Drag Race México finalist Gala Varo, who possesses a PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Guadalajara.[4]
    • In September 2023 Cheddar began a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Manchester based around the See Me; Hear Me project, which will explore "disability and the use of drag as a form of radical advocacy and collaborative self expression".[5]
      • This makes Cheddar the first Drag Race contestant to take on an academic position after competing on the show.
        • However, Gala Varo was a Professor of Biomedicine, Biochemistry and Immunology at the University of Guadalajara prior to competing on Drag Race, so Cheddar is not the first to hold an academic position in general.[4]
  • On UK Season 4, Cheddar became...
    • ...the first contestant from the cast to get a shoot on Fashion Photo RuView.
    • ...the second UK contestant to win three Maxi challenges in a row, after Lawrence Chaney on Season 2.
      • However, Cheddar is the only one to be a solo winner of all three challenges.
    • ...the first Drag Race UK contestant to win the Girl Groups challenge, Snatch Game and the Makeover challenge.
      • Across the Drag Race franchise, Cheddar is the fourth contestant to win the Snatch Game and Makeover challenge in the same season, after Katya, Envy Peru and Xilhouete.
  • Cheddar is the third contestant on Drag Race UK to win four RuPeter badges after Bimini Bon-Boulash and Ella Vaday.
  • Cheddar's drag family is the "Family Gorgeous" which includes her drag sister/wife Anna Phylactic from The Boulet Brothers' Dragula Season 5 and drag child Banksie from RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 5.
  • On Bring Back My Girls, Cheddar revealed that she would go back for an All Stars or vs The World season.

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 4[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 4 Looks[]

Videos[]

Filmography[]

TV[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 4) Self Contestant (Placed 2nd) [6]

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