Le Fil, a recently eliminated queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, opens up about his run on the show and how the judges favored certain people.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 4’s Le Fil believes that the judges have been favoring certain queens in the competition. This comes after Le Fil was eliminated from the show after portraying Marie Kondo in the iconic Drag Race challenge Snatch Game. Le Fil had a few episodes of placing in the bottom, and even when she seemed like a stand-out, the judges didn’t see it the same way. Le Fil had the chance to save herself in a lip sync for her life against fellow contestant Black Peppa.
Le Fil could tell the Drag Race judges were not seeing her full potential and admitted that they may be biased. In an interview with Digital Spy, Le Fil said, “Not being positively received, it was disheartening.” Even when Le Fil was the leader of a challenge, the judges seemed to think she was fading into the background. Le Fil also noticed some discrepancies from the judges’ panel, saying, “It was definitely more positives for other people and things that they’ve let slide for other people. Whereas for me, it was definitely not that.” Le Fil doesn’t seem to take any of it to heart though, adding, “I don’t think it’s anything to do with me. I think it’s more the fact that they favor certain people.” While there are a rotating panel of RuPaul’s Drag Race guest judges, RuPaul always has the final say.
Le Fil Has Optimistic Outlook On RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Experience
Le Fil clarified that even though she felt the judges favored others, “That’s not saying that everything’s preset or whatever.” Le Fil kept a positive attitude throughout her run on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, despite the disappointing critiques she received from the judges. “I’m going to enjoy the experience…and turn everything around and just enjoy it and have fun.” This optimism was palpable, as Le Fil’s confessionals were always full of joy and laughter.
Le Fil was very consistent on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, especially when it came to her looks on the runway. While fellow competitor Cheddar Gorgeous stole the show with her impactful Drag Race runway look, Le Fil held her own in an amazing pink raincoat outfit in her elimination episode. The fans and judges agreed that Le Fil knew how to work the runway. However, the fans took umbrage with Le Fil’s low placements, especially in the week of the “Rusical” where Le Fil had a leading role, which she seemed to excel at.
Le Fil’s absence will surely be felt going forward on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, where the queens will be giving makeovers for the main challenge. Many fans hope that Le Fil might get another chance to display her artistry on the show in the future, but luckily, there are many paths for a queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race to be successful. Le Fil had the potential to be a frontrunner during RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 4, so it should be interesting to see who prevails in the second half of the season.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK streams on WOW Presents Plus.