Who is Ella Vaday, RuPaul Drag Race UK's 'beast from Dagenham east'?

This September, twelve queens will battle it out to become RuPaul’s next UK Drag Race Superstar… including Ella Vaday.

Over the past two seasons, fans have seen some sassy, sparkly and dramatic performances, but could this season top them?

There is a line-up of Queens on their way, as they dust their powdered noses, get their sewing skills underway, and practice their best catwalks.

Meet Ella Vaday – who believes they could take that crown. Reality Titbit explored all about them, from their age and background, to drag looks.

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Who is Ella Vaday?

Ella Vaday is a 32-year-old, actor and dancer from Dagenham, Essex!

Believe it or not, Ella Vaday was born just two years ago…

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They came up with their name back when running their own dog walking business whilst working in the West End.

They said:

“I’d be running around all day, and  then when I’d go to work I would say,  ‘it’s been a hell of a day!” It’s very me – very British and a little bit moany”.

Before Ella Vaday, this Queen was known as “Ella Vanass”, but changed it as it sounded too much like “Elephant Ass”!

Ella Vaday on Drag Race UK

Ella Vaday describes their drag as “delicious, voluptuous and very polished”.

They say their drag is classy, but isn’t really very classy…

At their shows, it’s likely you’ll hear songs from their favourite divas, such as Cher, Madonna and Shakira. Their shows usually involve “lots of singing and dancing.”

The queen says they “love being cheeky, taking the mick, and being a bit sarky!” – they are certainly ready to entertain!

Expectations for Ella Vaday are definitely high, as they have already had some incredible experiences, such as appearing on The X Factor as a backing dancer!

They have also played Peter Pan in Panto and was an understudy for 9 people in Wicked in the West end!

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Meet Ella Vaday on Instagram

Check out their Instagram over at @ellavaday to follow them on their drag journey!

Ella Vaday currently has 43.6k followers. Although they first started their Instagram with the hope that people who knew them wouldn’t see it, it took off in the first lockdown, going from 6k to 30k followers!

They only wanted people to see their Instagram who were going to appreciate her work and keep her drag side of life a complete secret from friends.

Here are some Instagram posts that show off their drag style!

@ellavaday also posts out of drag on Instagram – known as Nick Collier.

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