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Lawrence Chaney is the stage name of Lawrence Maidment, a drag performer and the winner of Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Drag Name Origin

In an interview conducted by METRO, Lawrence explained the origin of their Drag name. "Lawrence" comes from their real name Lawrence Maidment. "Chaney" was inspired by 1920s prolific silent movie star, "Lon Chaney". Lawrence explained "He was known as the man of a thousand faces and I’m known as the queen of a thousand faces, because I’m good at impersonation, stupid voices and general buffoonery."

Track Record(s)

Lawrence Chaney
Seasons Competed: UK Season 2
Ranking: 1st Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 3, 4, 5)
Mini Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 1, 2)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 5)
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 6)
Episode Eliminated: N/A

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2

  • "I'm like the Loch Ness Monster, a legend." (entrance quote)
  • "Sorry sorry I'm late. I missed my train, there was a leaf on the line." (second entrance quote, after breakout)
  • "I'm Scottish drag royalty, which basically means that no-one in England knows who I am!"
  • "It's just like my friends list on Facebook: No-one!"
  • "I am the Susan Boyle of Drag Race UK."
  • "There's many amazing Scottish queens. But there's only one Lawrence Chaney! And she's sat here in this chair, and it's about to break!"
  • "That's brilliant! You couldn't have planned that!" (after Cherry Valentine's headpiece fell off)
  • "Do they have good teeth in Darlington? No." (to Cherry Valentine)
  • "This is why you need to stop doing drag at thirty, people." (On Ginny Lemon)
  • "I am your mum." (to Bimini Bon-Boulash)
  • Lawrence: "I think Bimini is one of my gals, and me and my gals, we eat chicken nuggets together."
    Producer: *chuckles* "She's vegan."
    Lawrence: "OH FUCK."
  • "I was never one that was terribly good in P.E., so I'm hoping right now that my mum can write me another sick note for this!"
  • "Put a Scottish queen on they said! It would be fun they said!" (during the Wimbled'hun photoshoot mini challenge)
  • "Alright, RuPaul? How's it hanging?"
  • "And let me tell you, being in that top three," (to Sister Sister)
  • "Get fucked!"
  • "We use the same six jokes and they're from Penguin chocolate bars." (about Ginny Lemon)
  • "I'll show you my shag-pipes." (to Sheridan Smith)
  • "Hi, RuPaul, how ya doing, hen?"
  • "I'm gay, I should be able to sing and dance!" (during rehearsals for Rats: The Rusical)
  • "TITS!"
  • "I'm giving you- oh my God I don't know what I'm giving you. Something terrifying."
  • "I'm not quite sucking willies yet!"
  • "There's a bit of a sexual tension between Tayce and A'Whora." (when Ru asks him if there's any rivalries in the cast)
  • "The way Tayce laughs at A'Whora's jokes... and nobody laughs at A'Whora's jokes."
  • "That's not sexy...In the slightest... Ginny looks like a sex doll with googly eyes on her!" (about Ginny Lemon wearing both a breast plate and padding)
  • "I may look like a 40 year old mother, but this 40 year old mother has got this win in the bag!"
  • "Fuck me sideways!"
  • "I'm buzzing oot ma tits!"
  • "I wonder if there's more to Ginny Lemon that we maybe don't want a slice of?"
  • "BAM!" [moans]
  • "So I'm painting the depression on?" (in response to Raven critiquing her eyebrows.)
  • "I'm A'Whora and I'm gonna spend the next five minutes talking about another drag queen in this competition!"
  • "This morning we have a very very very special word of the day. It begins with F. Can you guess what the word is at home? Phone-calls!"
  • "Ginny's had a glow-up." (referring to RuPaul in confessionals about his Ginny Lemon hair)
  • "Looking at the other group, it's the Golden Girls featuring their young friend, Ellie Diamond. Huh, what are the golden girls gonna kill us with? Cat piss?" (referring to Bananadrama in the Singing Challenge, specifically Joe Black, Sister Sister and Tia Kofi)
  • "CRINGE!"
  • "FUCK!"
  • "The fucks a P.M.A?" (in response to Bimini Bon-Boulash informing her that they should try to retain a Positive Mental Attitude)
  • "That's it!"
  • ♪"Dancing to a highland jig. Lawrence Chaney's up in this gig. From Helensburgh to Edinburgh. Everywhere I go I'm snatching wigs. I made my name in Glasgow city. Can't sing or dance, but I'm so witty. Me and my dolls are on a mission. Going to take this crown for RuRuvision."♪ (verse on UK Hun? by United Kingdolls)
  • "*hiss*"
  • "I'd like to address the ele, well, the camel, toe in the room." (During the standup challenge)
  • "Nick! Your son wants to tell ya he's gay!" (during the standup challenge)
  • “Didn’t get you a badge tho, was it worth it?” (to Ellie Diamond)
  • "I'm fattered! Fat and shattered!"
  • ♪"Turn your frown upside down, and that's how you'll snatch the crown."♪ (Line from 'A Little Bit of Love')
  • ♪"Hiya, hen! Who’s that? It's me! The myth, the legend, Lawrence Chaney. Camp, fierce and always stunning, A thousand faces, but I ain't running. Mama Ru came from above, and now it's true, I feel the love! Big gal, with big wit, what's left to say? Oh yeah, that's it!” ♪(Verse in 'A Little Bit of Love')
  • "Listen, I've said a lot of things this season, so I'm gonna keep it short and swift: Who's ready for the purple reign?" (winning speech)


  • Lawrence had been doing drag for six years before making it onto the show.
  • Lawrence aims to be the "next Lily Savage".[3]
  • Lawrence is a big fan of Irn-Bru, a popular Scottish carbonated beverage.[4]
    • As of the 7th of December 2021, Lawrence became a representative for Irn-Bru as "Scotland's Fairy Godmaw". [5]
  • Lawrence's favourite colour is purple, as it reminds them of a chocolate bar.
    • Coincidentally, Lawrence was able to get the colour purple out of all the colours of the Progress Pride flag, for their promo look.
  • Lawrence considers their drag to be a combination of Susan Boyle and Rab C. Nesbitt, and their character is inspired by Lady Gaga, Yootha Joyce, and Michelle MacManus.
  • In the second episode's Mini Challenge, Lawrence won the title of "Leader of the House of Lording It Up", meaning their fellow castmates believed them to be the cockiest queen.
    • The title is a pun on the actual UK government position, the Leader of the House of Lords.
  • Lawrence is the first RuPaul's Drag Race UK contestant to win three challenges in a row.
    • They are the second contestant on Drag Race UK to win two consecutive challenges, after Baga Chipz in Series 1.
      • They are also tied with Baga Chipz as the earliest queen to win three challenges on Drag Race UK, each earning their third win by their fifth episode competing.
        • Coincidentally, each of their third wins were for a group musical challenge, which they won alongside the rest of their teams, with the subsequent singles released eventually reaching the Top 3 on the UK iTunes charts and placing in the Top 5 of the Official Big Top 40.
    • They are also (along with the fellow United Kingdolls, A'Whora, Bimini Bon-Boulash, and Tayce) among the first queens in the Drag Race franchise to have a quadruple challenge win.
  • Lawrence is the first contestant in the Drag Race franchise to win a Mini or Main Challenge in five consecutive episodes. They won the Mini Challenges in episodes 1 and 2, and won the Main Challenges in episodes 3, 4 and 5 of Series 2.
  • Lawrence, alongside Bimini Bon-Boulash, appeared on Buzzfeed UK playing 'Slag or Drag!'
  • Lawrence is the seventh plus sized queen in the Drag Race franchise to make it to the finale, after Roxxxy Andrews, Ginger Minj, Kim Chi, Eureka O'Hara and Silky Nutmeg Ganache from the US series and Natalia Pliacam from the Thai series.
  • Lawrence was the first ever queen to receive critiques from a mannequin across the entire Drag Race franchise.
  • Lawrence Chaney is the first plus size winner of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Lawrence is fourth Drag Race winner to land in the bottom for Snatch Game, after Trixie Mattel in All Stars 3, Yvie Oddly in Season 11, and Priyanka in Season 1 of Canada's Drag Race .
  • Lawrence is the franchise's first Scottish winner.
  • Lawrence is the fifth winner to walk in the Werk Room first, after Bianca Del Rio, Trixie Mattel, Shea Couleé, and Priyanka.
  • Lawrence, alongside Ellie Diamond, was featured on the documentary 'Mother Tuckers: Drag Queens of Glasgow'.
  • During Episode 2, on the Surprise, surprise runway, Veronica Green revealed that Tayce had accidentally sprayed fake blood all over Lawrence Chaney while the queens were waiting to head to the runway.
  • In the Season 13 finale (release on April 23rd, 2021), when RuPaul was interviewing Rosé (who is Scottish born), both Lawrence and co-star Ellie Diamond received shout outs from both RuPaul and Rosé for being Scottish Queens.
  • As of 25 November 2021, Lawrence holds the title for the shortest reign ever in drag race herstory, from March 18, 2021 to November 25, 2021 (with 9 months and 7 days with the crown) and is also the only winner to pass on their crown in the same year they were first crowned.


UK Season 2 Looks




  • Mother Tuckers, as a participant of the documentary. (2019)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2, as contestant, placed 1st. (2021)
  • Lorraine, as guest. (2021)
  • Celebrity Juice, as guest. (2021)
  • The Hit List, as celebrity guest. (2021)
  • The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity New Year Special, as celebrity guest. (2021)
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, as themselves. (2022)



Year Title Artwork Notes
2021 "Rats:
The Rusical"
RatsTheRusicalArtwork.jpg by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Season 2
2021 "UK Hun?
(United Kingdolls Version)"
UKHunUnitedKingdollsArtwork.jpg by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Season 2
2022 "We Werk Together" WeWerkTogetherArtwork.jpg by Ant & Dec, The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney & Krystal Versace


Lawrence’s Books
Book Title Release Date Cover
Lawrence (Drag) Queen of Scots: The Dos and Don’ts of a Drag Superstar September 23, 2021

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