RuPaul’s Drag Race Queen shares emotional story behind Newcastle United look - and compares club to Valencia

The Drag Race star said Newcastle United made her feel at home when moving to the UK

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RuPaul's Drag Drag Race UK star Choriza May has opened up on the emotional story behind her famous Newcastle United inspired look.

The drag queen took to the stage at Northern Pride last weekend for a high-energy performance to a passionate crowd who watched her sparkle on the hit BBC show last year.

Choriza May first made a name for herself on the Newcastle drag scene after moving to the city from Spain to be with her partner.

One of the star's most iconic moments on Series 3 of the show last year came in the hometown challenge where contestants are challenged to pull of a look of something their region is known for.

Being an honorary Geordie, Choriza May chose to wear an extravagant black and white number as a nod to Newcastle United.

Talking to NewcastleWorld at Northern Pride, the Drag Race star admitted that the cathedral on the hill reminded her of her hometown of Valencia.

Speaking about that famous look, Choriza May said: "One of the first places I visited in Newcastle was St. James' Park and I loved it.

"I love how passionate everybody was about the Newcastle team. It's very similar to Valencia, it's the same.

"If I'm going to do a hometown look, it has to be inspired by the Newcastle Magpies and I did. The black and white stripes with the football ball, it was perfect - one of my favourite looks I've ever done."

After a triumphant return to the North East last weekend, the drag queen admitted the post-Drag Race fame was something she would never get used to.

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Choriza May said: "The last time I got to do this was in 2019, I've been so anxious to back with my people, my family and my city.

"I get more nervous when I perform in my hometown. It happens when I go to Valencia and in Newcastle. They loved it and I'm so happy. So happy for and so happy for them, it's a beautiful day."

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