Interview with Alexis Saint Pete - RuPaul’s Drag Race UK 2023 contestant


BBC Three

Alexis Saint Pete

28, London

Pronouns out of drag: He / Him
Pronouns in drag: She / Her

Tell us about yourself.

Siema! My name is Alexis Saint-Pete, I'm 29 years old and I’m your favourite Polish Princess living in London - I’m the Polish Billy Elliot!

I started doing ballet at the age of four, and I loved it. I was so good that I won a place at dance school in the UK and so I moved here when I was 12. Here, I have been able to grow, spread my wings and be my fabulous self, without feeling afraid to walk down the street. I love my country, but I feel more comfortable and safer here in the UK because in Poland, we don't have as much LGBTQ+ representation or acceptance.

Describe yourself in five words.

Silly, sexy, hungry, showstopping and delicious!

How does it feel to be a Ru Girl?

I'm so excited! It feels unreal to be the first Polish drag queen on Drag Race. I have dreamed about this moment, but I never thought it would happen and yet here I am! I want to inspire people to dream big, never give up and show that if I can do it, you can do it too! Let’s go!

What’s an Alexis Saint Pete show like?

If you come to my one of my shows, you'll definitely see a big production! I love to bring a lot of storylines to my shows. You’ll see energy, splits, kicks, turns, tricks… I’ve got it all.

Why drag?

I just love how feminine and free I feel. Drag has helped me in my journey with my identity and so I don’t feel like a character when I go into drag. I feel like me.

Are there any challenges you’re looking forward to?

I'm really excited to do something totally different like play an absurd character and just let my silliness out.


RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series 5 returns to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer on 28th September at 9pm.

The After Shave with Danny Beard airs after each episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK at 10:15pm on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.

Source BBC Three

September 28, 2023 4:00am ET by Pressparty  


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