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The Vivienne is a Welsh drag performer and the Winner of Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

She later returned to All Stars 7, the first All Winners season of Drag Race. She placed 5th-8th place.

Drag Name Origin[]

"I love Vivienne Westwood, and when I moved to Liverpool everyone used to call me Vivienne, as I was head to toe in Westwood, so when I started doing drag it was a natural progression, but I didn’t want one of those cheap, nasty, slutty drag names so I thought of 'The Vivienne' and here she is, there’s only one of them." The Vivienne explain about her drag name on a ITW.

Track Record(s)[]

The Vivienne
Statistics UK Season 1 USA All Stars
Season 7
Ranking: 1st Place
(Winner)
5th-8th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 1, 4, 6) 3 (Eps. 4, 6, 8)
Mini Challenges Won: 0 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2) 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 5) N/A
Episode Eliminated: N/A Episode 11

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1[]

  • "Don't get too comfy, girls. This isn't gonna take two minutes." *laughs* (entrance quote)
  • *laugh* "You liar." (talking to RuPaul about the first Photoshoot Challenge)
  • "Let's go guerls."
  • "OKURRRRRR? Trademark." (as Cardi B)
  • "Don't you start with me, 'cause I won't take it." (as Kim Woodburn)
  • "Who put 50p in Cheryl?"
  • "I haven't, this is my face!" (to Michelle Visage)
  • "I won, I'm telling the girls, I rule the roost."
  • "I'm gonna sell it on Ebay in 5 years." (referring to her first RuPeter Badge)
  • "I'm Serena Shart. Bond's probably had a go of her, but she's probably gonna kill him."
  • "Well I was having a root through a big box and found all Michelle's old sex tapes, then I found some cricket pads, and this happened." (discussing her posh on a penny look)
  • "Are you local?"
  • "All tea, no collusion, specially with Russia or China." (as Donald Trump in Snatch Game)
  • "This woman's an inspiration. If anyone knew how to fuck up a country it was her." (to Baga Chipz as Margaret Thatcher, as Donald Trump in Snatch Game)
  • "Cheryl Hole, or as you're more affectionately known, Cheryl Baggy Battered Thirsty Hole." (Reading is Fundamental)
  • "I can sing, Cheryl can dance, Crystal is... skinny."
  • *cough*
  • "Yeah, it was good..."
  • "♪ Cus I'm a superstar, so lets B-R-A-K... ♪ that's brak!"
  • "♪ Think you can control me, when you both look like men? Don't dictate what I'm wearing, bitch, I'm The Vivienne! I do what I want to, you don't own me, I'm not your possession, you're not my cup of tea, tea, tea, huh! ♪" (verse on Break Up (Bye Bye) by Filth Harmony)
  • "I'm giving you rich Scouse girl, ladies' day, she's got a bottle of vodka in her bag and she doesn't give a shit."
  • "Come on love, we haven't got all day." (as Kim Woodburn)
  • "You're gonna take someone's eye out with that, my love." (as Kim Woodburn)
  • "I'll be honest with you, now that I've seen you here, you are 20 times the drag queen you are in the outside world, because for the past ten years, I’ve seen Divina in a red wig and a silver dress." (referring to Divina De Campo)
  • "AM DRIPPIN!"
  • "Drippin': keepin' you wet and your fella made up!"
  • "First things first, have you shaved ya minge?" (to her mother)
  • "♪ The Viv calling everyone, you know I'm the number one! Snatching trophies three, two, hah! I'll be your queen, oh, lady! Reigning in every land, come on now, take my hand, let's lift off to the sky, I wanna take you higher! Everybody look up to the night sky, I wanna take you to, to, to, to to the moon! ♪" (verse on To The Moon)
  • "It's been absolutely great, it's been tremendous thank you." (winner acceptance speech, as Donald Trump)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7[]

  • "Don't you just love a long, hard, stiff, competition? Sorry girls, I was feeling awfully horny." (entrance quote)
  • "You can call me "Viv" by the way, 'cause I know "The Vivienne" is a bit of a mouthful. Or, so I've been told."
  • "Queen of queens has always been my future since my life found a way, hey, yeah, yeah. Gonna show what the UK's got, I'm ready to start my reign, my reign" (Vivienne's verse in 'Legends')
  • "Don't touch me." (when Shea Coulée passed by her during the blocking)
  • "Sorry, I've got no change, love." (when Jinkx Monsoon passed by her during the blocking.)
  • "Listen, I finished my gig behind a tree in the forbidden forest and they underpaid, so my only option was a BearBnB, let me tell you it was a dump." (as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice)
  • "Let's blame the Scottish person for eating the porridge! I suppose ya think I have a ginger fanny as well" (as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice)
  • "All this Bearney's, she couldn't afford Bearney's, it was from IKEA." (as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice)
  • "I know nothing of what this lady is talking about, my name is Helga and I am from Germany and I like to eat strudel." (as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice)
  • "We do not have Glendale in Germany" (as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice)
  • "This is not my grandmother, she has no house, she's homeless, so this story has many holes." (as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice)
  • "Like German cheese, many holes" (holding a piece of Swiss cheese as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice)
  • "So Gretel sounds like she is also from one of these countries that has an accent like this so I'm going to stick with this and I have proof that I'm really Gretel, watch" *throws breadcrumbs* (as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice)
  • "I'm Hansel and Gretel and it's true to my character. I'm Hansel and Gretel?"
  • "Your porridge sucked, woman!" (as Goldie Locks in Fairytale Justice.")
  • "I've got an English guy to love me, he's got a foreskin and he drinks tea, he loves to love my double decker puss, gonna start a royal family, bangers and mash, we're meant to be, I love it when he sweeps my chimney!" (verse in 2getha 4eva)
  • "Shea Couleé! Calm down Jinkx, that's not a dessert." (in the All Stars 7 roast.)
  • "How ever I don't usually wear blue"

Trivia[]

  • The Vivienne was the first ever queen to be confirmed as a contestant on Drag Race UK.[citation needed]
  • She was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, and moved to Liverpool at 16.[citation needed]
  • She started doing drag in 2007.[citation needed]
  • She became the RuPaul's Drag Race UK Ambassador in 2016, and as part of her prize walked the runway of RuPaul's Drag Race during the filming of Season 8 (which was released in a bonus video) and appeared in the audience for the New Wave Queens episode.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag
  • The Vivienne was added to the Season Pass of RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar in July 2022, alongside the tag "Regal".
  • The Vivienne was the first international queen to be on a US All Stars Season.

Gallery[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 4 Looks[]

Videos[]

Lip-Syncs[]

Filmography[]

TV[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Transformations Self Special Guest
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 8) Self Audience Member
2016 Absolutely Fabulous: le Film Self Featured Drag Artist
2019 RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed 1st)
2019 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year Self
2020 Celebrity Juice (Seasons 23 & 24) Self Panelist, 2 episodes
2020 Trump in Tweets Donald Trump Voice-Over
2020 The Great British Sewing Bee (Christmas Special) Self Contestant
2020 Glow Up Does Red Nose Day Self Contestant (Placed 2nd/3rd)
2022 Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeway Self Musical Guest
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Season 7) Self Contestant (Placed 5th-8th)

Web Series[]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019-2020 Morning T&T Self as Donald Trump
2020-present I Like To Watch UK Self (with Baga Chipz , Cheryl Hole and Monét X Change)]]
2020 The Vivienne Takes on Hollywood Self BBC Three digital series
2020 God Shave the Queens Self World of Wonder docuseries
2020 Trump Learns Things Donald Trump
2020 The Pit Stop Self Guest (All Stars 5 Episode 3)
2021 Fashion Photo RuView Self Guest Host (UK Season 2)

Discography[]

Appearances/Features[]

Year Title Artwork Notes
2019 "Break Up (Bye Bye)" BreakUpByeByeFilthHarmonyArtwork as Filth Harmony
2019 "To the Moon" TotheMoonArtowork by RuPaul feat. The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race
2022 "We Werk Together" WeWerkTogetherArtwork by Ant & Dec, The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney & Krystal Versace

External Links[]

Navigation[]

  1. ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ Queens Tease Campy, Filthy Spinoff Series | Decider — September 25, 2019
  2. Post by thevivienne_ | Instagram — April 12, 2022
  3. James Lee Williams AKA: The Vivienne | Together For Colwyn Bay
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  5. See Drag Race winners reunite in EW's stunning All Stars 7 portraits | Entertainment Weekly — April 26, 2022
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