‘Labels are just bull****’, says Welsh Drag Race show star Tayce
As Pride Month comes to an end, a Welsh star Drag Race UK, has declared that labels are “just bull****”.
Tayce, from Newport, who shot to fame on the BBC show, was speaking as part of a major campaign with the fashion brand Nasty Gal.
The 26-year-old, who now lives in London, poses both in and out of drag in the accompanying photo-shoot, which is something she was “insistent” she wanted to be part of the campaign.
She told HuffPost UK: “I feel like I’m really trying to push the boundary a little bit.
“Clothes are clothes. It’s just fabric that sits on your shoulders, you know what I mean?
“Labels are just bull****, so I’m really happy that this collection is able to be catered towards literally everyone.”
“If you want to wear a little cropped leather jacket as a guy, do it! And wear it with confidence, and I’m sure you’ll look amazing. Because I’ll tell you who does? Me, when I wear it.”
On being part of a new wave of drag superstars, she added: “Drag queens are taking over the world, you know?
“You’re seeing us in music videos, on stage with these amazing artists, on runways, in movies. And that’s where you’re going to see me soon, too.
“I have a lot of big plans. And I’m not going to stop until I get there, mama. You’re going to see me on the runways. You’re going to see me in the James Bond movies. You’re going to see me bring out an album. Just wait and see.”
On her favourite Pride memory, she said: “It would be me being absolutely hungover as shit, the day after a gig at Her Upstairs four or five years ago.
“I pulled an all-nighter, and I had to go on this Pride float the next day, and the whole way through I just kept falling asleep in front of everyone. Very embarrassing times.
“I was literally on this float with a big fat dress on, black tinted out glasses just trying to stay awake.
“But every Pride is so much fun. I love going out, seeing everyone, just being your authentic self and not giving a crap, really.”
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It is so heartening to see that Cymru is a place where drag perfomers can feel they have space for expression.
The gammon faced bigoted former Harrovian colonel in Republic of White Englandshire simply does not have the expressive talent and candour of the Cymro.
Best leave him to his VHS of Bernard Manning and Kenny Lynch while vibrant multicultural open European Wales shows him how to Bwgie!