Just may the first queen sashay away. (BBC/World of Wonder/Guy Levy)
Just May, the first queen who is far from cured RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season four has talked about the questionable politics of her icon Geri Halliwell.
The first episode of the fourth season of Drag Race UK saw May only Dakota lip-synced for her life against Schiffer before being eliminated from the competition.
At the end of the episode she didn’t seem upset about being the first to go, saying: “It feels symbolic to be the first queen to leave. Drag Race UK Series four because, just like Geri Halliwell, I pulled out early.
Just May has made a name for herself as a Geri Halliwell impersonator but, reflecting her relationship with the pop icon, things aren’t all rosy.
Aside from her Spice Girls heyday, Halliwell has recently been known for publicly cozying up to Liz Truss and Nadine Dorries from the Conservative Party, which has led to backlash and disappointment from some curious fans.
“I don’t have the same political beliefs as her, but that doesn’t take anything away from what I love about her,” says Just May. Pinknews and other means.
“To me, she embodied what I could be as a ginger child, and she never left me.
“I think you can still love someone and not have the same belief system – like I think Liz Truss is a big old t**t and Boris is an ad**t.”
— Just May (@justmaydoes) September 9, 2022
She says that when a picture of Geri Halliwell hugging Nadine Dorries was shared, she thought: “Great, I can’t wait for the storm to blow up in my Twitter inbox.”
Unfortunately Just May left the show before she was able to meet Gary’s former Spice Girl colleagues Mel B and Alison Hammond (both of whom are judges on the fourth season). Just May has praised Hammond since she broke the picnic bench for the first time in the 2002 series. Big Brother.
Reflecting on her short, but sweet, time on the series, Just May had a cheeky chat with iconic Dame Joanna Lumley, who judged the first episode.
“I won’t lie that it looks more sensational in real life. She told me I needed to wear less makeup,” says Just May.
“I was like, ‘I don’t think you realize that underneath this is a 32-year-old guy who didn’t get Botox before coming on this show.’
Meanwhile when it came to who Just Me is close to and rooting for on the show, the answer was clear to her.
“I’ve known Jonbers Blonde and Le Phil for years, we’ve toured the country and they’re my closest friends. This show is the closest I’ve come to Cheddar [Gorgeous]Pixie [Polite] And the copper top,” she says.
Just Me would love to see Cheddar, Jonbers or Le Phil win because “they’re all great actors and all have such different takes on drag”.