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Who are the most followed drag queens?

Who are the most followed drag queens?
Holly James
Beauty Writer3 months ago
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With a third season confirmed and casting rumoured to be underway, we're all eagerly awaiting the return of RuPaul Drag Race UK. Looking back at some of the previous seasons, we've found the most followed and iconic queen's on Instagram, from the UK and the US, that you need to follow ahead of Manchester Pride this month! From diva worthy definition brows to contoured, chiselled cheek bones, we've picked out our favourite products on LOOKFANTASTIC to help you get the look.

US

@thebiancadelrio

Winner of season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race and the highest followed contestant to date with a huge 2.5 million followers, Bianca Del Rio is the sass queen with a sense of humour that isn't afraid to say it how it is. The self proclaimed 'clown in a gown' knows how to master the all out, over the top glam every time with her larger than life lashes and always bold lip to match her personality.

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  • Ardell False Lashes Mega Volume 250

    Ardell False Lashes Mega Volume 250

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £7.49
  • MAC Lip Pencil (Various Shades)

    MAC Lip Pencil (Various Shades)

    4.71 Stars 111 Reviews
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    £14.00
  • Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick (Various Shades)

    Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick (Various Shades)

    4.7 Stars 10 Reviews
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    £10.00
  • Illamasqua Movement Artistry Eyeshadow Palette

    Illamasqua Movement Artistry Eyeshadow Palette

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
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Closely following with 2.3 followers is season 7's Katya Zamolodchikova. Co-host of the World of Wonder show, YouTuber, author and musician, Katya is a creative force to be reckoned with. Known for her makeup tutorials, this queen is definitely worth a follow for the fiercest looks on social media.

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  • Armani Lip Maestro Matte Liquid Lipstick - Shade 405

    Armani Lip Maestro Matte Liquid Lipstick - Shade 405

    5 Stars 4 Reviews
    £32.00
  • NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Festival

    NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Festival

    £12.80
  • Illamasqua Gel Sculpt 8g (Various Shades)

    Illamasqua Gel Sculpt 8g (Various Shades)

    4.41 Stars 22 Reviews
    £25.00

Level with comedy duo other half, Katya, Trixie Mattel is tied second for followers with 2.3 million on Instagram despite strutting off the show early on. All about the bee hive, Mattel is known for her larger than life, bleached blonde locks and signature white lined eyeliner.

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  • Tigi Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray (385ml)

    Tigi Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray (385ml)

    4.91 Stars 22 Reviews
    £6.50
  • 3INA Makeup The Colour Pen Eyeliner 6ml (Various Shades)

    3INA Makeup The Colour Pen Eyeliner 6ml (Various Shades)

    3.5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £12.95
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher 4.5g (Various Shades)

    Illamasqua Powder Blusher 4.5g (Various Shades)

    4.75 Stars 4 Reviews
    £23.00

After coming runner up, Adore Delano has become the fourth most followed queen on Instagram with 2.1 million. The singer and song writer may also look familiar to some after appearing on American Idol. In line with her music, Delano is rocking the punk look with her dark winged eyeliner and festival vibe jewels.

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  • MAC Glitter Reflects - Purple Duo

    MAC Glitter Reflects - Purple Duo

    £16.50
  • benefit Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner Mini Black

    benefit Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner Mini Black

    4.69 Stars 26 Reviews
    £10.63
  • NARS Paradise Found Bronzing Powder 16g

    NARS Paradise Found Bronzing Powder 16g

    4.6 Stars 5 Reviews
    £22.20

Known for her undeniable glamour, Plastique Tiara comes isn't far from the top with 2 million followers. Born and raised in Vietnam, Plastique Tiara featured on season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race and has since become an icon in the drag world at the age of just 24. Not only highly influential on Instagram, she has also become a TikTok phenomenon, with over 6.7 million followers on the platform (@plastique_tiara).

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Soft Glam Palette 6.4g

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Soft Glam Palette 6.4g

    5 Stars 3 Reviews
    £30.00
  • NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer (Various Shades)

    NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer (Various Shades)

    4.63 Stars 359 Reviews
    £24.00
  • MAC Lipglass Lip Gloss (Various Shades)

    MAC Lipglass Lip Gloss (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 3 Reviews
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    £15.50

Master of the dark and mysterious smokey eye, Bimini Bon Boulash is the top UK most followed queen with over 857k followers on Instagram, rising to fame after coming runner up in season 2. Bimini is a big believer on being your best self, no matter who you want to be and practises what she preaches in her unapologetically unconventional looks.

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@itstayce

If you're looking for inspo for that fully sculpted look from jawline to brows, Tayce is your gal.  Runner up on season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Tayce has risen to success in the beauty and fashion industry, modelling for brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier.

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  • MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter (Various Shades)

    MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter (Various Shades)

    4.5 Stars 8 Reviews
    £26.50
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Curvy Contour 6g

    Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Curvy Contour 6g

    4.42 Stars 26 Reviews
    £21.00
  • Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

    Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

    4.67 Stars 18 Reviews
    £43.00
Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.
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