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Banksie Biography – Banksie Wiki
Banksie is a drag queen and contestant on the fifth series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on BBC Three. The seven-foot supermodel, who uses the pronouns she/her in drag and they/them out of drag, is originally from Wigan.
The 23-year-old hails from the legendary Family Gorgeous, a drag collective that was first represented on Drag Race UK‘s fourth season with matriarch Cheddar Gorgeous, who placed second behind Danny Beard.
“I stalked them all,” she fondly remembers of her early queer days in Manchester in an interview with Gay Times. “I was an 18-year-old chasing them around the club, which maybe wasn’t what they wanted at that point in time.”
An integral part of the Manchester drag scene, Banksie is an advocate for diversity and the arts. She runs a regular event at the Firehouse on Swan Street. She can be found commanding the stage and captivating audiences with her incredible cabaret performances worldwide.
Banksie has religiously watched every episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and credits the show for getting her into drag in the first place. Originally from Wigan, the non-binary drag queen had to move to Manchester due to a lack of a drag scene there.
“I wouldn’t be in this career at all without the support of Manchester,” the drag artist said. “I will never leave this place, ever. The only place I can ever see myself being until the end of time is Manchester – I have too much connection to this place.”
The drag artist studied at the Manchester School of Art. She has previously featured as part of London Fashion Week with renowned designers Pam Hogg & Matty Bovan.
Manchester’s 7ft supermodel drag queen Banksie is 23 years old as of 2023.
Banksie RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
Seven-foot drag queen Banksie is a contestant on the fifth series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. She is determined to show viewers that she’s not just a pretty face: she is, in fact, a “silly prat from Manchester” who is bringing Jinkx Monsoon-levels of “delusion, convince yourself” to the werkroom.
“I love being silly,” she told Gay Times. “We live in a world where we’re going through so much crap. If you can have one minute to be a little tart, do it. So, I think I was a little bit unhinged and ridiculous [on the show].”
The 10 queens competing to be UK’s Next Drag Superstar are Banksie, Miss Naomi Carter, Alexis Saint-Pete, Tomara Thomas, DeDeLicious, Kate Butch, Vicki Vivacious, Ginger Johnson, Cara Melle, and Michael Marouli.
Banksie Real Name
Drag artist Banksie’s last name is Banks.
Banksie is a non-binary person with a transgender partner. “I am always there to support my trans siblings, my trans friends, my trans partner. It is a fight for trans rights every single time I get the opportunity,” they said.
Drag queen Banksie stands at a height of 6 feet 8 inches (6′ 8″/2.03 m). In drag, Banksie is over seven feet tall with “monster heels on” – perhaps making her one of the tallest queens ever to strut the Drag Race stage. “Three words to describe me are: pretty damn tall. Because I’m pretty, and damn, I’m tall.
“Everyone’s eyes go to you all the time,” Banksie said. “If I see someone around my height walking through the Arndale, we always catch each other’s eye. It sometimes feels like you are the only one left, like a panda or a Siberian tiger.”
Banksie’s Instagram handle is therealbanksie.