Blu Hydrangea (Drag Race) Bio, Real Name, Age, Family, Height, Partner, Name Origin, RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. the world, Cosmetics, Net worth

Blu Hydrangea Biography and Real Name

Blu Hydrangea is the stage name of Joshua Cargill (real name), a Northern Irish drag queen, make-up artist, and singer from Belfast. She is best known for competing in season 1 of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (2019) and season 1 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the World (2022). 

Blu Hydrangea Age | Birthday

Drag queen Hydrangea is 25 years old as of January 2022. She was born on February 15, 1996, in Belfast, North Ireland, United Kingdom. Hydrangea celebrates her birthday on the 15th of February each year and on 15 February, 2022, she will celebrate her 26th birthday.

Blu Hydrangea Family

The Drag Race contestant, Hydrangea was born to his parents in Belfast, North Ireland, UK. She has however kept the identity of her parents private. She has also not disclosed any information regarding her family.

Blu Hydrangea
Blu Hydrangea

Blu Hydrangea Height

Hydrangea whose real name is Joshua Cargill stands at a height measurement of approximately 5 feet and 5 inches.

Blu Hydrangea Partner

The Northern Irish drag queen, Hydrangea is married to her longtime partner. She met her partner back in 2014 when they started dating. Hydrangea and her husband married after North Ireland made it legal for gay couples to marry.

Blu Hydrangea Name Origin

On explaining where her drag name originated from, she said on an ITW:

My drag name comes from some Blue Hydrangea bush that is in my garden. My nanna told me that we had to plant it with a rusty nail so that it turns into a beautiful blue hydrangea. I love that story of something coming from a rusty dirty old nail into something beautiful which is kind of like me as a person. I came from someone who wasn’t so confident who was a little bit of a nerd into this glamourous colourful being – I love it.”

Blu Hydrangea Drag Race | Career

In 2019, Hydrangea was named as one of the contestants of season 1 of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK where she competed and finished in 5th place. She is the first Northern Irish queen to compete on the Drag Race franchise. She is also the first queen to get a match in the Snatch Game on Drag Race UK. Besides, Hydrangea was named among the contestants to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus the world in January 2022.

Hydrangea’s career outside drag is that of a well-known make-up artist. She is also a singer and part of a band called  Frock Destroyers ( with Baga Chipz and Divina de Campo). Her band released a studio album titled Frock4Life in December 2020. Songs featured in her Frock4Life album include Her Majesty and Big Ben.

Moreover, she hosts the new BBC web series Strictly Frocked Up, a weekly web series where she and another drag queen watch and review each episode of Strictly Come Dancing.

Blu Hydrangea RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World

Hydrangea is one of the contestants of the television series RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK  vs. The World which will premiere on BBC Three on February 1st, 2022. “Nine queens from across the global Drag Race franchise  will be competing for the queen of the world crown.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. The World Contestants

The other contestants of the Drag Race show include:

Blu Hydrangea Cosmetics | Makeup

Blu has collaborated with BPerfect to bring a collection of makeup with the website bio reading: “Get ready to paint the town BLU with the one and only, Blu Hydrangea. STAR of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1 and the Northern Irish Drag Scene.”

“A QUEEN cannot be seen without her lipstick & lashes! So we’ve brought you 3 vibrant lipstick shades and 3 luxe silk lashes to make up The PAINTED Collection.”

To know more about the cosmetics, visit the link

Blu Hydrangea Net worth

Hydrangea has an estimated net worth of $1 million- $2 million. She earns her income through drag performances, singing, and as a makeup artist.


Drag queen Blu is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @bluhydrangea_ with 380k followers as of January 2022.


Blu’s Twitter account is @BluHydrangea_