Drag Race UK star Divina de Campo gives a drag masterclass while making a powerful statement on gender identity
Drag Race UK icon Divina de Campo gives a masterclass in drag eleganza and a powerful statement on gender identity as she helps PinkNews celebrate Pride for All.
If you’ve always wanted to do drag but haven’t taken the plunge, now is your moment.
In an exclusive video tutorial Divina de Campo – who finished as runner-up on Drag Race UK – offers make-up tips and essential advice to young LGBT+ people.
The drag artist, who is non-binary and uses all pronouns, transforms into a glittering and glowing icon while offering words of wisdom.
“If there’s anybody out there who is struggling to come to terms with their identity or work out how you fit within society, what I would say is don’t worry about it,” she says.
“It’s not that big a deal. And it’s just for now.
“We all take our own time to work these things out and you shouldn’t worry about it too much. It will all become clear and you will be able to work out how you fit.”
Throughout the video, de Campo shows the artistry that goes on behind the scenes in drag, from her stunning eye make-up to her spectacular contouring.
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In a moment that we’re sure will be essential to viewers trying out drag for the first time, De Campo also shows viewers how to fix a make-up mistake.
We all take our own time to work these things out and you shouldn’t worry about it too much.
Fans of Divina de Campo will be delighted to learn that this isn’t the Drag Race UK star’s only Pride for All outing – she will also take part in a discussion with trans charity Mermaids on Saturday (June 6).
The online forum will see de Campo, Mermaids UK CEO Susie Green and young service users telling their personal stories about their gender identities.
Interested viewers can watch the discussion live on Twitter at 3pm on June 6.
PinkNews’ Pride for All includes a wide array of digital events over the course of four days, from panel discussions on coming out at work to live music from LGBT+ artists including Saara Aalto, Joe McElderry, and many more.
You can see the full programme here.