William calls out RuPaul's UK Drag Race over lack of prize money

RuPaul's Drag Race star Willam has slammed RuPaul's Drag Race UK for not offering prize money to winners despite having to buy costumes.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK may be a hit with fans, but RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 contestant William Belli criticized the show for not awarding contestants any money. While the American version always comes with a cash prize attached to the crown, Drag Race UK has never issued a check to the winner. Past British winners have achieved great success simply by racing RuPaul's shifter, but others have spent so much money on their clothing that they're still not breaking even.

William was one of the most successful of RuPaul's drag queens, between her acting career and her thriving cosmetics company. But the Queen is no stranger to stirring the pot. Referring to RuPaul's Drag Race UK in an interview with Digital Spy, Willam said, "They need to give the girls a prize... that's clothes and hair worth thousands of pounds." Some of the guys are in the red." Even Drag Race fans, including @sedderaside, noticed that the UK entrants won't win.

Willam Recognizes RuPaul Drag Race Has Changed Since She Competed

Willam does acknowledge RuPaul's Drag The race has changed since she was on the show, adding, "Drag Race changes a little bit every season, especially with their All-Star format." With the launch of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars, the show Also created several international Drag Race series. While Willam admits the show has changed, the queen remains adamant that the queens deserve a prize at the end of the game. As he explained, "It's not like my season, where you can roll it up in a garbage bag...it's like going into Thunderdome, and you have to be ready."

William in Drag Season 4 created told her story when she became the first queen to be disqualified from a tournament for breaking the rules. Queen has been outspoken about her experiences on the show and her relationship with RuPaul, which helped her create the Race Chaser podcast with RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars champion Alaska. The duo critiques RuPaul's Drag Race weekly for some of the inexplicable decisions it makes.

Although Willam has always been critical of Drag Race, this time she hit the nail on the head. a bit ridiculous Expect queens to come to the show with thousands of dollars worth of costumes and end up rewarding them with no money. Yes, most queens end up getting exposure from drag shows, which leads to more money-making opportunities, but it's not guaranteed. While the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK took home his own series award on WOW Presents+, it's hard to tell if that's going to equal the $100,000 prize money American audiences are used to. RuPaul's Drag Race UK has some incredible cast, but if they want to keep up, it might be time to shell out the big bucks.

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