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Lemon is a Canadian drag performer, model, dancer, and one of the contestants on the first season of Canada's Drag Race.

On 17 January 2022, Lemon was announced as one of nine contestants who would be competing on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World.

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

Drag Name Origin

Lemon's drag name comes from the citrus fruit of the same name, due to her self-proclaimed "sour as hell" attitude.[citation needed]

Track Record(s)

Lemon
Seasons Competed: Canada Season 1 UK vs The World
Season 1
Canada vs The World Season 2
Ranking: 5th Place 9th Place TBA
Maxi Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 2, 7) 0 1 (Ep. 1)
Mini Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 3, 5, 6) 0 TBA
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3) 0 TBA
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 1, 8) 1 (Ep. 1) TBA
Episode Eliminated: Episode 8 Episode 1 TBA

Memorable Quotes

Canada's Drag Race Season 1

  • "Pucker up, motherfucker." (entrance quote)
  • "I'm Lemon, just like the citrus fruit."
  • "I'm gorgeous, hilarious, and sour as hell."
  • "I'm about to make these girls feel real bitter."
  • "Delusional self-confidence is the Lemon brand."
  • "Yes Paris! Give it to us!"
  • "I just want my lip gloss!"
  • "I hate my life!"
  • "There is no way I'm going home. I love Juice Boxx so much, but I'm about to send this bitch packing".
  • "I can't wait to win again next week!"
  • "My name's Priyanka!"
  • "I won another thing! I won another thing!"
  • "Ooh, it starts with a high heel, we live!"
  • "Everyone wants to be a dwoll, but they a trwoll."
  • "I'm a straight-up rapstress."
  • "♪ Ain't nobody pussy pop it quite like I do. Ain't nobody look turn a head like mine do. Ain't no laugh track slap like mine do. Ain't no queen rap it back like I do. When I step in the room, girls quake, Scarlett, Starzy, always safe. Rita's old and Ilona be fake. And that last girl, what's her name? ♪" (verse in "Not Sorry Aboot It")
  • "Kiara, are you a bird? Because all your runway looks are cheep-cheep-cheep!" (Reading Kiara)
  • "The only thing you're fucking is stupid." (reading Priyanka)
  • "I just wrote, maybe it’s her haiw that keeps falling out, uh.. haiw." (as Jojo Siwa in Snatch Game)
  • "Well, I get bullied all the time!" (as Jojo Siwa in Snatch Game)
  • "At least I’m still alive, bitch." (To Jimbo, as Jojo Siwa in Snatch Game)
  • "This is a serious issue for drag queens everywhere, so me and Priyanka are just here to protect your vagina."
  • "The two girls who started a fight with me in Untucked had to lip sync, so, hopefully, that curse continues."
  • "It's a new day in the werkroom, and all of these bitches hate me, so I'm gonna send them packing." *smiles*
  • "I love a bratty pageant princess."
  • (In a Southern accent) "I would like to thank my father for his endless finan-ci-al contri-bu-ti-ons. Thank you so much. Enjoy this show."
  • (In a Southern accent) "I love pageants."
  • (In a Southern accent) "DADDY!"
  • "Ugh... I'm gonna be bitter forever." (exit quote)

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Season 1

  • "I heard you missed your main squeeze." *smooch* (entrance quote)
  • "We can't either" (referring to Jujubee being back)
  • "Stay juicy." (exit quote)
  • "Nothing." (when asked what she learned from the competition)

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

  • "Honey, I'm home!"
  • "It's time to fulfill my zestany." (entrance line)
  • "I won two maxi challenges which accumulates to I won the whole season!"
  • "I think the other queens are slightly happy to see me and slightly pissed that I'm here, but you know what? Live, laugh, lem!"
  • Fiercalicious: "I did not bring.. underwear or socks."
    • Lemon: "Would you say that's cause you're stupid or forgetful?"
    • Fiercalicious: "Both."
  • "Literally stoned from my head to feet, I got the track on a plate and I eat the beat, you know I ain't got beef cause I don't eat meat, but still, I'd never let a fake bitch fuck with me. As I just walked in, they already shook, Lemon got them on their tippies like Lynn Hytes, Brook. Playing chess, I'm the queen and you're only a rook, rapstress, never miss, and I'm serving a look. New year but I'm still the same bitch, new fit but you know I'm still rich, new faux fur, new real drip, but still ain't found a pussy popping quite like this!" (Verse in "Tongue Pop")
  • "Pucker up, motherfuckers."

Farewell Message

Canada's Drag Race Season 1

"To my Top 4: I LOVE YOU, I'M PROUD OF YOU, & YOU'RE ALL DUMB + UGLY ♡ xoxo, Lemon"

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Season 1

"Love you all. Not a bitter Lemon. See you on tour. xoxo, Lem."

Trivia

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  • Christopher is a professional contemporary ballet dancer, and previously performed with the Canadian national Tap team.
  • Lemon once was a backup dancer for her fellow contestant Tynomi Banks.
  • Lemon is Jasmine Rice LaBeija's drag daughter, Lexington Banks' drag sister, Rosé, Brita, and Alexis Michelle's drag niece and Jan's drag cousin. She and Jan were formerly roommates.
  • Lemon was chosen by Sasha Velour to be one of the models in her New York Fashion Week collaboration with Opening Ceremony.
  • Lemon and Ilona Verley are the two first queens of Canada's Drag Race to live and come from outside of Canada, from the US.
  • Lemon is the second person of Portuguese ancestry to compete on a Drag Race franchise, after Phi Phi O'Hara.
  • Lemon had been doing drag for one year before being cast on Canada's Drag Race.
  • Lemon is the fourth contestant in history to land in the bottom two on her first episode competing and later win a Maxi Challenge during a regular season, after Sahara Davenport, Shangela and Darienne Lake.
  • Every time Lemon was in the top or bottom on a certain episode, she was in the bottom or top on the following one, similar to Tatianna on All Stars 2 of the US version of the show.
  • Lemon is also a model when she is out of drag, as a man.[citation needed]
  • Lemon made a collaboration with Vogue Brazil.[4]
  • Alaska was the first person to put her in drag.[citation needed]
  • Lemon was up for elimination on Episode 1 of both seasons she competed in. She was preceded by Serena Cha Cha and would be later be followed by Gothy Kendoll.
  • Being the first eliminated contestant of RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World, Lemon joins the group of the Porkchop Queens, the contestants who are the first to be eliminated in an entire franchise.
  • Lemon shares a birthday with Tempest DuJour.
    • Coincidentally, both of them were eliminated on the first episode of (one of) their respective seasons.
  • Lemon, alongside Priyanka, are the first former contestants to later have one of their songs used as a lip sync song.
    • Their song "Come Through" was used as the lip sync song on Season 4 Episode 4 of Canada's Drag Race.
  • Jan gave Lemon the wig she wore for the Pageant runway on Canada's Drag Race.[5]
  • Lemon is the first queen under 30 to do 3 different seasons.
  • Lemon along with her UK Vs The World 1 sister Cheryl Hole are the first two queens to do a Vs The World Series twice.
  • For all three of her promo looks and entrance look, Lemon wore the colour yellow.
  • Canada Vs The World 2, is the first season where Lemon didn’t place in the bottom for the first episode.
    • Coincidentally, Canada Vs The World 2 is also the first season where Lemon won her first episode.

Gallery

Canada's Drag Race Season 1

Canada's Drag Race 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.
2020 Canada's Drag Race (Season 1) Self Contestant, Placed 5th
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World (Season 1) Self Contestant, Placed 9th

Discography

Singles and EPs

Year Title Notes
2022 "Sweet and Sour"
2022 "Sticky Sweet" feat. Lagoona Bloo
2022 "Tongue (12" Mix)"
2023 "Big Bank"

Appearances/Features

Year Title Notes
2020 "Not Sorry Aboot It" by The Cast of Canada's Drag Race, Season 1
2021 "Come Through" by Priyanka feat. Lemon

External Links

References

  1. Profile of lemongivesyoulife | Instagram
  2. Post by lemongivesyoulife | Instagram — December 8, 2021
  3. Post by lemongivesyoulife | Instagram — September 1, 2021
  4. L E M O N might’ve not made it to the end, but she sure did make it to the cover of Vogue Brazil | Reddit — October 23, 2020
  5. Tweet by thatbitchlemon | Twitter — August 15, 2020

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