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Cheryl Hole, also known simply as Cheryl during the second season of Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World, is an English drag performer and contestant on Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Cheryl would later return to compete on Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World.

On June 26, 2024, Cheryl was announced as one of the contestants of the second season of Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World.

Name Origin

"My drag name comes from the icon and Geordie princess Cheryl Cole. Cheryl have inspired so much of my life. I’m also in a Girls Aloud drag tribute group called Gals Aloud and I play Cheryl for obvious reasons." Cheryl Hole explain about her drag name on a ITW.

Track Record(s)

Cheryl Hole
Statistics UK Season 1 UK vs The World
Season 1
Canada vs The World
Season 2
Ranking: 4th Place 8th Place TBA
Maxi Challenges Won: 0 0 TBA
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 3) 0 TBA
Times as Team Captain: 0 0 TBA
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 6, 7) 1 (Ep. 2) TBA
Episode Eliminated: Episode 7 Episode 2 TBA

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1

  • "Hold on to your knickers girls, cause the queen of Essex has arrived" (Entrance quote)
  • "Well fuck this pink hat!"
  • "I'm not threatened"
  • "Up your bum, no babies!"
  • "Any hole is a goal with Cheryl Hole."
  • "Pfffff... good chat today guys!"
  • "Category ESSEX!
  • "Yeah, it was good..."
  • ♪ "Category Essex, they call me Cheryl Hole. I'm sick of playing games now, and working with these trolls. Now I'm the star, I'm shooting far, and you're a basic, hun, I'm topping all the charts now, 'cause I'm the number 4, 3, 2, 1! (Drop me out! Bye.)" ♪ (Verse on Break Up (Bye Bye) by Filth Harmony.)
  • "I'm ready for another week of me doing mediocre."
  • "I'm fashion forward for once in my life."
  • "This is gonna be the week I have a breakdown."
  • "Now, is the first thing you do when you walk into your garage is chuck your baby? I think I need to call social services. But she really was funny, she was really funny." (about The Vivienne's ad)
  • "Love ya, love ya, love ya, done. See you in Essex byeeeeee!" (elimination quote)

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Season 1

  • "Hello, divas. I’m ready for another season of me doing mediocre.” (Entrance quote)
  • "Thank you so much for seeing something special in me when I've never seen it myself... And, it's very on brand: No-Badges Chez, once again! Just never gonna get a badge, am I!"
  • "See you all in Essex, when you actually visit me, bye!" (exit quote)

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs the World Season 2

  • "Fuck me, it's cold here!" (entrance line)
  • "You can come say hi now."
  • "I'm looking around this werkroom and everybody's getting out of drag, and I'm realizing.. we've got some hot people here!- No, I hate that! I hate when people say that! *mockingly* I'm realizing there's some trades in this room, mmm, yummy yummy!"
  • "Pop and pout and kiss your teeth, call me a cow cause I got beef. The hole may be gone, but Cheryl is back, flew across the pond to come attack! Like Matilda, you're reading, but clearly you're not seeing that mediocre is no more, while you stay here, I'm on a world tour. More lipsticks than a makeup store, showing you one-by-one the door, you'll be screaming, "She's a whore!" It's okay, there's always Season 4." (Verse in "Tongue Pop")
  • "Grab your library card! You've been read."
  • "You want some tits, Brooke?"

Farewell Message

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1

"I'm all gamed out! You've finally got rid of me! Kill it top 3 -- so proud! May the best GIRL win XOXO Cheryl Hole"

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Season 1

"I wasn't threatened STILL NOT FRETEND! Love you divas! ♡ XOXO Cheryl Hole P.S. going for that piss now!"

Trivia

  • Even though her name is a pun on the UK singer Cheryl Cole, many international fans who are unfamiliar with Cole think her name is a pun meaning "Share a Hole", presumably a glory hole.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Cheryl does not have the worst track record to reach top four on Drag Race; with the actual holder of the record being Roxxxy Andrews on All Stars 2.
    • However, at 4th place, Cheryl is the highest placing contestant in the entire Drag Race franchise to never win a Maxi Challenge or at least place in the top on any episode.
    • She is the first contestant to place in the bottom three consecutively in the first three episodes.
  • Cheryl is seen out of drag at the Season 8's finale, where she is in the audience. She is caught on camera between Laila McQueen's and Cynthia Lee Fontaine's runway presentations.
  • Cheryl's Drag Race journey is much like that of Shannel from Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race. They both placed 4th on a series' first season, did not win a main challenge, were sent home by a contestant who ends up placing 3rd (Baga Chipz and Rebecca Glasscock) and were eliminated on their second lip sync for their life.
  • Cheryl Hole was the first ever contestant to receive critiques from the judges on RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
  • Cheryl Hole is the only queen to have never won a challenge prior to starring in RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs. The World (discounting Pangina Heals, who had never been a contestant prior to competing in the series).
    • With Pangina winning the first challenge and Cheryl being eliminated on Episode 2, Cheryl remains as the only contestant this season to have never won a challenge.
  • She is friends with British singer, Adele. Adele stopped by London nightclub G-A-Y after she was on The Graham Norton Show and met Cheryl.
  • Cheryl was added to the Season Pass of RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar in November 2022, alongside the tag "Diva".
  • Cheryl is the first, and only, three time contestant to never place in the top up until their third season.
    • Cheryl achieve a top placement only in her 10th episode, the longest for any queen in any franchise, surpassing Morphine Love Dion, that achieved in her 9th episode.

Gallery

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Season 1

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Season 1 Looks

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 2

Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs The World Season 2 Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed `4th) [3]
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed 8th) [4]

Discography

Appearances/Features

Year Title Artwork Notes
2019 "Break Up (Bye Bye)" BreakUpByeByeFilthHarmonyArtwork as Filth Harmony
2021 "Snatch (featuring Cheryl Hole)" TasteTest from Priyanka's EP Taste Test.

External Links

References

  1. Profile of cherylholequeen | Instagram
  2. Post by cherylholequeen | Instagram — October 18, 2021
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named BBC
  4. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Versus The World: Meet The Queens | BBC Media Centre — January 17, 2022

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