Drag Race’s Baga Chipz reveals exactly how she earns £40k in a WEEK | The Sun

RUPAUL'S Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz reveals how the act has earned thousands of pounds a week since competing in the reality TV competition.

The the 32-year-old star, revealed she spends up to two thousand pounds a week on lavish meals at top London restaurants as well as hundreds of pounds a month on essentials.

Despite only finishing the BBC competition originally as one of the runner-ups, the tv personality, whose real name is Leo Loren, is cashing in from her popularity with fans.

The star recently conducted an interview with The Times where she staggeringly revealed his earnings and gave an insight into the life of a worldwide drag queen.

When asked by the publication how much she earned within the past year, the singer candidly revealed: "It’s got to be at least a quarter of a million. It might be more."

Baga was known on the show for her quick quips, sarcastic humour and hilarious impressions on the competition series.


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But the personality later went onto achieve mainstream success, appearing on shows such as Blankety Blank, Pointless and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year before returning to compete in the international spin-off, RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World

And the star revealed because the show propelled the act to such superstardom, she can now charge much more for any performance.

The Drag Queen revealed: "Before RuPaul’s Drag Race, I’d do a good hour on stage and get £200. Now I can do 20 minutes and get £6,000."

Being a drag queen is a lucrative business, as the TV star admits her fans happily pay for the chance to get a souvenir from the personality's "meet and greet" sessions.

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She admitted: "Each person, we’ll say hello and have a picture together. It takes 40 seconds and that’s £40"

Baga added: "I do big venues, so say there’s a thousand people, 300 of those will pay for a meet and greet — £40 times 300 is a lot, isn’t it?

I’ll have an assistant with me selling merchandise. T-shirts, fans, mugs — I make £2,000 a night from that."

The star also has other forms of income as the former Celebrity MasterChef contestant says how their fans cannot get enough online, even with personalised video messages.

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The Celebrity Karaoke Club star admits: "I’m on Cameo, filming birthday messages for people. They pay $125 for a video and I make £2,000 a week doing that. So I can make 30 to 40 grand a week in total sometimes — and then there’s the £100,000 campaigns I’ve done for McCain, and booze brands like Strongbow and Malibu"

But Baga does reveal that despite the large earnings, the star would also be quite the spender.

The 32-year-old star admitted she likes to go on expensive outings to the Ivy Brasserie restaurant in Soho where she'll will treat friends to lavish meals in town.

The star said: "I’ll spend £500, four times a week — that’s usually for three of us, including drinks."

And the everyday essentials also add up for one of the nation's favourite reality personalities.

Baga admitted: "Little things add up. I smoke 20 fags a day, so that’s £400 a month and my last phone bill was shocking."

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