Drag Race UK Series 4 | Meet Black Peppa

Black Peppa, 29, Birmingham

Pronouns out of drag: They / Them 

Pronouns in drag: She / Her 

Tell us about yourself! 

I’m 29 years old and I’m from Birmingham. Who am I kidding? I’m originally from the Caribbean, but for the past few years Birmingham has been my home, and I love it! The drag scene is incredible. It’s such a melting pot of talented performers that includes drag queens, drag kings, and non-binary queens. Honestly, I think Birmingham has one of the best drag scenes in the UK.  

Where does your drag name come from? 

I love spicy food and I always carry hot sauce in my bag. Back when I was growing up in the Caribbean, my mum always grew chillies in her garden and she made her own homemade hot pepper sauce and so I decided to call myself “Black Pepper”.  

And later, I was inspired to change up the spelling after a chance watching of Peppa pig! I saw her hang up the phone on her friend because her friend could whistle but she couldn’t. Ha! I thought to myself Peppa pig is the OG, and that is why I’m “Black Peppa” with a twist! 

How long have you been doing drag?

I’ve been doing drag for two and a half years. I was working in a bank before I got into drag and then I started doing gigs here and there and started to get bigger gigs in London and Manchester. I realised I could do this for a living! So in 2020, I quit my bank job and that’s how Black Peppa became the queen you see today! 

What’s a Black Peppa show like? 

If you come to a Black Peppa show, you’re going to be out of breath because I am going to give you splits, dips, death drops, and high jumps off the bar. you’re going to be in for such a good time. I love performing!  

What are your drag strengths?  

My superpower is my creativity. I have the weirdest ideas in my head! I like making the impossible a reality. I love to think of myself as a creative genius! Also, I’m pretty good with a makeup brush now. Two years ago, I absolutely was not but then during lockdown I was like you know what? Girl, it’s time to learn to do your makeup. Now, look at me! Drag is an outlet that allows me to be an oddball, show off my goofiness and soak up all the attention! 

Would you say you’re competitive? 

Okay, I’m very competitive. I’m probably the most competitive person I know. I do scare myself at times! 

Why do you deserve to be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar?  

I’m not just your average condiment inside your cupboard. If you sprinkle a little bit of me on your food, then you’re gonna want more! I just want to be able to show that the sky is the limit and your dreams are infinite.

Black Peppa, 29, Birmingham

Pronouns out of drag: They / Them 

Pronouns in drag: She / Her 

Tell us about yourself! 

I’m 29 years old and I’m from Birmingham. Who am I kidding? I’m originally from the Caribbean, but for the past few years Birmingham has been my home, and I love it! The drag scene is incredible. It’s such a melting pot of talented performers that includes drag queens, drag kings, and non-binary queens. Honestly, I think Birmingham has one of the best drag scenes in the UK.  

Where does your drag name come from? 

I love spicy food and I always carry hot sauce in my bag. Back when I was growing up in the Caribbean, my mum always grew chillies in her garden and she made her own homemade hot pepper sauce and so I decided to call myself “Black Pepper”.  

And later, I was inspired to change up the spelling after a chance watching of Peppa pig! I saw her hang up the phone on her friend because her friend could whistle but she couldn’t. Ha! I thought to myself Peppa pig is the OG, and that is why I’m “Black Peppa” with a twist! 

How long have you been doing drag?

I’ve been doing drag for two and a half years. I was working in a bank before I got into drag and then I started doing gigs here and there and started to get bigger gigs in London and Manchester. I realised I could do this for a living! So in 2020, I quit my bank job and that’s how Black Peppa became the queen you see today! 

What’s a Black Peppa show like? 

If you come to a Black Peppa show, you’re going to be out of breath because I am going to give you splits, dips, death drops, and high jumps off the bar. you’re going to be in for such a good time. I love performing!  

What are your drag strengths?  

My superpower is my creativity. I have the weirdest ideas in my head! I like making the impossible a reality. I love to think of myself as a creative genius! Also, I’m pretty good with a makeup brush now. Two years ago, I absolutely was not but then during lockdown I was like you know what? Girl, it’s time to learn to do your makeup. Now, look at me! Drag is an outlet that allows me to be an oddball, show off my goofiness and soak up all the attention! 

Would you say you’re competitive? 

Okay, I’m very competitive. I’m probably the most competitive person I know. I do scare myself at times! 

Why do you deserve to be crowned the UK’s Next Drag Race Superstar?  

I’m not just your average condiment inside your cupboard. If you sprinkle a little bit of me on your food, then you’re gonna want more! I just want to be able to show that the sky is the limit and your dreams are infinite.

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