How old is Tayce?
She is 26.
Can you tell us a bit more about where Tayce is from?
I’m from the Welsh lands of Newport. Newport can be a bit grey, dingy and so I just love to bring a bit of colour to the world.
Since I was born, I have been prancing around in little skirts and wigs. I’ve always been full of life and energy. I’ve always got a smile on my face and I have been wearing crazy looks from day dot.
Why Drag Race UK?
I am doing this for Wales, for my parents and my family. I’m doing it for all those little buggers who have looked at me and thought I was an absolute freak. I’m doing it for myself. I’m doing it for Gavin and Stacey!
Honestly, I can’t believe I’m here right now. I’m here, I’m queer, I’m here to let these girls have it and show them what Wales has to offer. The job’s a good un, Bob’s your uncle, Linda’s your aunt.
How would you describe your drag look?
The Tayce look is very ‘model-esque’, very villainess, very street fighter. I’m dark and edgy. Sometimes I like to switch it up, look at me now… I’m like a bird of prey, or a bird of paradise, a sexy owl.
What is a Tayce show like?
You don’t know what you’re going to get!
I love powerful Femme Fatales and divas. I was always dancing to Beyoncé, Ciara and J.Lo growing up. They made me feel powerful and now, and I love to give the power back to people when I’m on stage. It’s always very high energy. I dance the house down. I live for it. So, you’re definitely leaving hot and sweaty. I love a band with drums and electric guitar. I am obsessed with music. My dad was the bass guitarist in Wham way back in the day, so I was always around music.
I do have a bit of a reputation for being late to the odd gig, but, honey, when I get out of that cab I come with heels on and eyes beat. Get me on that stage with the music on and watch me work!
What is a day like in the life of Tayce?
Oh, it’s non-stop. I’m very energetic and I get bored of things really quick. It’s the Gemini in me. I can’t stay in one place to long. I am a girl on the go. I’ve been properly performing for about three years now, so the gigs are steady. I could do about 4, 5 days in a week. I’m up, down, left, right, around the hill and back again. I don’t know how I do it, but I do!
How are you going to slay?
I think my looks mixed with my personality. I am a larger than life character that always looks stunning. You can expect long hair, some of the longest hair in the game. I am the life of the party!
What are you nervous about for the competition?
Worried, me? Never! Oh, I’m here to win. I expect to make it right to the very bitter end, by hook or by crook.
That said, I don’t think a design challenge will go down well for me, or anything that involves a sewing machine as ’ve never laid a finger on one before. I’ve watched a few YouTube sewing videos, but have I sat there and done it? No! Should I have? Yes!
I am terrified of Snatch Game. I get stressed just thinking about it. I think I know what I’m going to do, but…