DRAG RACE UK: Who is Joe Black and where is she from?

Who is Joe Black

Everything you need to know about Joe Blackahead of the start of Drag Race UK on BBC 3.

How old is Joe Black?

She is 30.

Can you tell us a bit more about where Joe Black is from?

I come from the world of cabaret so it’s all ostrich feathers, glitter and burlesque. What a lovely place to come from. Oh, and I am the first person from Drag Race to hail from Brighton.

What can we expect at a Joe Black show?

Imagine you’ve found yourself in some seedy 1920s Berlin cabaret joint where we will have a dark, delicious and deviant time. I bring all the wonky eyebrows and eyeshadow of the traditional seaside drag with a bit of haunted glamour, I sometimes think I’m a bit too much for people, but the nannas love me.

What inspires your drag?

I love silent movies and old 1920s and 30s films. I love it when more is more, and I adore the grotesquely glamourous. I love Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard and Marlene Dietrich.

Why drag?

I think that drag is such a celebration of life and creativity.

Drag for me means I can channel all of the things that I most love. Heroines, villains, cartoons, stars of the silver screen. Drag has given me such power and strength, I love it.

What’s a common misconception about you?

I may look a tad harsh or strange on first glimpse, but I enjoy a ballad, and I always try to be kind and nice. I may look mean but I’m full of love

What challenges will you slay?

I’m very musical, I sing in a character voice, I play piano, but mostly I am an expert in clownery.

I’d like to channel my inner thespian and take on an acting challenge. I am so excited for Snatch Game!

What challenges are you most nervous about?

I am dreading the dancing challenges. Pop is not me. I’m more Marlena than Minogue.

Mr. Man

Why did you apply to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK?

I thought why not?!  I have been performing for thirteen years, and I have travelled the world and been to America, Australia, Europe. Drag Race made me feel like packing up my things again and embarking on a brand-new adventure…

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