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Blu Hydrangea Biography – Blu Hydrangea Wiki
Blu Hydrangea, real name Joshua Cargill, is a Northern Irish drag queen, make-up artist, and contestant on Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) 2024. The Belfast native rose to fame on the reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019 and went on to win to all-stars season of the reality show, RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. the World in 2022. The drag queen was also a mentor on the ITV show Queens for the Night.
Blu Hydrangea Pronouns
Belfast native Blu Hydrangea goes by the pronouns she/they in drag and he/they out of drag. Blu revealed on social media, writing, “My pronouns out of drag are he/ they and in drag she/ they!”
Blu Hydrangea Gender
During their appearance in Drag Race UK vs The World in 2022, the Belfast drag queen opened up about their struggle with gender identity.
Blu said: “I found that I put Blu first and she was this beautiful creature that I turned into and it was the only time I was confident in my body.
“Body image has always been something that I’ve struggled with but then I found drag and I thought, “The only thing that makes me happy is being this woman.” And that then led me to being confused about my gender.”
They continued: “At one point I thought I was trans, I just didn’t understand what was wrong with me. I wasn’t happy with myself, I didn’t know what gender I was.”
“‘In Northern Ireland, it’s so far backwards, you don’t learn about these things. For me, it was people on the show finding themselves, being on the show with people like Divina, who was so well educated, it made me realise that gender is such a spectrum. I don’t know where I fall on it, but I know that I’m not male or female. I’m just somewhere in between.”
Blu Hydrangea Age
Blu Hydrangea, whose real name is Joshua Cargill, was born on 15 February 1996 and grew up in Royal Hillsborough, a village in County Down, Northern Ireland. However, they later moved to Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The drag queen is 28 years old as of 2024.
Blu Hydrangea Partner
Drag queen Blu Hydrangea is engaged to Johnson Orr. Blu and Johnson got engaged on December 4, 2023. The Belfast native took to Instagram to announce their engagement.
They wrote: “I said YES! 💍. Got the house keys 🔑🏡 & engaged all in one day ❤️. 04/12/23 👨🏼🤝👨🏻,” alongside a sweet video of the proposal.
Blu has been dating Johson Orr since 2014. The couple celebrated their nine-year anniversary in September 2023, with Blu writing on Instagram: “9 YEARS! If I could clone this man, I’d give him to everyone in the World! Because everyone needs a Johnson in their life.”
Blu Hydrangea Husband
Blu Hydrangea isn’t married. While appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019, Blu revaled they wouldn’t get married to boyfriend Johson Orr until Northern Ireland legalised gay marriages.
Same-sex marriages were finally made legal in Northern Ireland in January 2020 with the first wedding taking place in February. In an interview with Reality Check, Blu said there’s still a way to go for her and Johnson.
“Me and Johnson actually said we are not going to get engaged until marriage equality is legal in Northern Ireland – and it is,” Blu said.
“There’s still some things that have to go through, like if you have a civil partnership at the moment it can’t just be transferred into wedding. There’s still equality to fight for in Northern Ireland.”
Blu Hydrangea Dancing with the Stars Ireland
Drag Race UK star Blu Hydrangea is a contestant on the seventh series of Dancing with the Stars Ireland on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player. Blu was announced as a contestant on The Late Late Show along with Rosanna Davison, Eileen Dunne, Wild Youth’s Dave Whelan and Cork TikTok star Miriam Mullins.
RTE’s Laura Fox, Fair City’s Shane Quigley Murphy, jockey Davy Russell, presenter Katja Mia, Rory Cowan and Paralympian Jason Smyth have also since been confirmed to be competing for the glitterball trophy in 2024.
“This is a dream come true. It was one of my New Year’s resolutions to learn to dance this year, I didn’t think it was going to happen because I was being a bit lazy and now, I’m here and I get to do it in front of the world so that’s exciting!,” Blu said.
“I danced on Drag Race, if you could call it that. I’m sure some people would have some words to say about my dancing!”
Blu Hydrangea DWTS Partner
RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars contestant Blu Hydrangea was partnered with Simone Arena for the seventh series of DWTS on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.
Blu Hydrangea Instagram
Blu Hydrangea’s Instagram username is @bluhydrangea_.