Who is The Vivienne? | The Sun

RUPAUL’S Drag Race season one winner The Vivienne has risen to fame since the show.

But when they are not performing on stage, what is her real name? Find out here.

Who is The Vivienne? 

The Vivienne is a British drag queen who won season one of RuPaul's Drag Race UK in 2019.

She were also appointed the first UK RuPaul's Drag Race ambassador in 2015.

As of October 2022, she has over 500,000 followers on Instagram.

You can follow her under the username @Thevivenne_ . 


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What is The Vivienne's real name?

When not performing drag as The Vivienne, they go by their real name, James Williams.

James was born on April 12, 1992, in Colwyn Bay, Wales. 

He lives in Liverpool along with his husband David Ludford.

The pair married in 2019.



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Discussing the name Vivienne, they told ITW: "I love Vivienne Westwood, and when I moved to Liverpool everyone used to call me Vivienne, as I was head to toe in Westwood, so when I started doing drag it was a natural progression, but I didn’t want one of those cheap, nasty, slutty drag names so I thought of 'The Vivienne' and here she is, there’s only one of them." 

What has The Vivenne appeared on? 

Since 2016, The Vivienne has appeared on a number of TV shows and films including Just Tattoo of Us, The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Celebrity Juice and Trump In Tweets.

In 2021, she appeared on The Weakest Link and Apocalypse Wow after impressing on The Great British Sewing Bee at the end of 2020.

She also co-hosted All-Star Dance Off with comedian Steen Raskopoulos.

She will also be competing in 2023's series of Dancing On Ice.

Announcing the news on Instagram, she said: "I'm beyond excited to announce that I will be competing in Dancing on Ice in 2023!

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"This is honestly a dream come true and I can't wait to start training on the ice.

"To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is truly an honour. I think it's a big step forward for queer representation on TV."

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