A Molesey drag queen is in the running to be crowned the winner of the UK’s first ever drag pageant, Miss Drag UK.

Harry David Watson, 21, who performs as Rosé Zinfandel, has been shortlisted to appear in the finals and will be helping to raise funds for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity as well as Julia’s House Children’s Hospice.

Speaking to the Comet in character, Rosé said: “Surrey is my home and I believe we all deserve to have this crown.

"Drag is a magical commodity with the power to bridge the gap between the ignorance shared between queer folk and the general population”.

Rosé described herself as being “much like the wine, sweet, fruity, and sometimes cheap”.

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She was inspired to enter the competition to share her positive ideals and represent the LGBTQ+ and drag community, having presented herself for the first time at Canterbury Pride in 2017, when she first had the confidence to express herself publicly.

“I have always had an eye for the extravagance of female performers growing up such as the glamour of Cilla Black and the style of Amy Winehouse,” she added.

“And the magic truly sparked when I saw tapes of Dame Edna, seeing how taboo crossdressing was, yet how much life and laughter it brought to people really made a younger me realise there's more to develop as a societal mindset if things deemed wrong, or even illegal to some of the world, can be used for something so great.”

Rosé hopes to be crowned Miss Drag UK and travel around to “spread love and goodwill”, also adding that she hopes winning would flag her talent ahead of the recently announced RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

The final, which is due to be held in Folkestone, will take place on March 10.