Ginny Lemon is the stage name of Lewis Mandall, a drag performer and one of the Season 2 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. They are known for their alternative and highly campy drag.

Drag Name Origin

The name "Ginny" was originally a nickname before they started drag given to them for their fondness of Gin at the bar. After starting drag "Lemon" was suggested to them as they were constantly described as a "Zesty Performer".

Track Record(s)

Ginny Lemon
Seasons Competed: UK Season 2
Ranking: 10th Place
(Quit)
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 4)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 4

Memorable Quotes

UK Season 2

  • "Hiya babs it's me Ginny Lemon, fancy a sliiiiiiice!" (entrance quote)
  • "Lawrence reminds me of the fresh country air. Full of horse shit!"
  • "Can I have a second please? These boys are making me moist!"
  • "I'm Semi-erect right now yeah." (to Sister Sister)
  • Laughs (Exit Quote)
  • "Let's go home!" (Upon her Elimination)

Extras

  • "FANCY A SLIIIIIIIIICCCCCCEEEEE!!!" (Meet The Queens)
  • "I'm 17 and I'm from Worcester, just like the sauce...what do you mean how old am I really?" (Meet The Queens)
  • "I’m 31, but don’t tell anyone!" (Meet The Queens)
  • "I'm the only non-binary drag queen in the UK — pause — with a sense of humor!" (Meet The Queens)
  • "I actually wear Worcester Sauce as a perfume." (Meet The Queens)
  • "Look at my big hairy arse." (Their PopBuzz 'Drag Race Yearbook' Quote.)

Trivia

  • Lewis openly identifies as non-binary[1]
  • Lewis suffers from Fibromyalgia, a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure. Symptoms include tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected, sleep problems and troubles with memory. Some people also report restless legs syndrome, bowel or bladder problems, numbness and tingling and sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature.
  • Before starting drag, Ginny performed as "Lewis Spelt Backwards".
  • Ginny’s signature look is a white mug with blue eyebrows and monochromatic yellow clothing.
  • Ginny auditioned for season 1 of drag race uk.
  • Ginny was on The X Factor UK in 2017, but got eliminated during bootcamp.
  • Ginny is the second Queen to have "Lemon" in her name, after Lemon.
  • Ginny is a huge fan of Kate Bush, doing her in the "Gay Icon" Runway, and having her name tattooed on their knuckles.
  • Ginny is the first ever contestant on a regular Drag Race season to voluntarily quit the competition. After landing in the bottom 2, they exited the stage once the song started playing, leaving Sister Sister to lip sync alone. She confirmed that she chose to eliminate herself as she didn't want to lip sync against her best friend.
    • Similarly, Tammie Brown in Season 1 also refused to lip sync. However, she remained on stage and waited to be told to sashay away.
    • Excluding most Drag Race runners-up, she is the third Drag Race contestant to not be told to sashay away by RuPaul, after Adore Delano on All Stars 2 and Sherry Pie on Season 12.
      • Ginny is the first non-finalist UK queen who was not told to sashay away.
    • They are also the fifth queen on Drag Race to voluntarily decide to leave the competition, after Adore Delano, BenDeLaCreme, Ongina and Mayhem Miller.
  • Ginny was the second queen in the franchise who was not eligible to return into the competition after being eliminated for the first time, after Adore Delano on All Stars 2.
  • Ginny was going to portray either Cilla Black or the Mona Lisa in the Snatch Game.
  • Ginny thinks Bimini Bon-Boulash should be the Miss Congeniality of Season 2.
  • In the 7 month filming gap Ginny Lemon appeared in Rich T Events "Thru The Queer Hole" Digital Drag Show alongside her Season 2 sisters: Bimini Bon Boulash, Sister Sister, Cherry Valentine and Tia Kofi.
  • During the special episode, Ginny made a video with her husband and her boyfriend.
  • Ginny is one of the three queens in her season to have a mullet, the other two are Sister Sister and Bimini Bon-Boulash.

Gallery

UK Season 2 Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2, as contestant, placed 10th. (2021)

Social Media

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