Divina de Campo

Divina de Campo is the stage name of Owen Richard Farrow,[1] an English drag queen, known for competing in the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, eventually finishing as runner-up.

Divina de Campo
Born
Owen Farrow

(1983-05-05) May 5, 1983 (age 37)
NationalityBritish
OccupationDrag queen
TelevisionThe Voice UK (2016)
All Together Now (2018–2019)
RuPaul's Drag Race UK (2019)
Websitewww.divinadecampo.com

Early lifeEdit

Growing up, Farrow struggled with his sexuality and had difficulties at school.[2] After finishing his university degree, he met his husband who encouraged him to do drag.[2]

CareerEdit

Farrow started drag in 2005.[3] His drag name is Italian for Divine, who is an inspiration for him.[4] He regularly performed at Kiki in Manchester's Gay Village before it shuts its doors for the final time in 2020 .[1]

In January 2016, De Campo appeared on The Voice, auditioning with the song "Poor Wandering One" from The Pirates of Penzance, one of the judges being her idol Boy George.[1] Despite none of the judges turning their chairs for her, George later expressed regret for not picking her.[5] In December 2016, De Campo starred in The Ruby Slippers, a play that explores issues of identity and prejudice in the LGBT community.[6]

In 2017, De Campo was a part of a campaign to support the George House Trust, a charity supporting people living with HIV.[7] In December 2017, De Campo hosted Superbia's Drag Queen Story Time, in which she read stories to young children.[8] In 2018, De Campo was featured as a judge on All Together Now. In February 2018, she starred in a production of Dancing Bear, a musical that explores faith, sexuality and gender identity.[9]

On 21 August 2019, De Campo was announced as one of the 10 queens to be competing in the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.[10] From November–December 2019, De Campo, alongside the cast of series one of RuPauls Drag Race UK, will embark on a tour, hosted by Drag Race alum Alyssa Edwards.[11] Divina won three challenges and finished as the first runner-up. In January 2020, De Campo attended the first ever RuPaul's DragCon UK.[12]

In 2020, De Campo will be headlining at Portsmouth Pride at Castlefield, Southsea.[13]

In March 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic, De Campo was announced as a featured cast member for the very first Digital Drag Fest, an online drag festival for all ages, with attendees will given opportunities to interact with the artists, tip them, and win prizes during the broadcast.[14]. In May, they participated in Isolation Song Contest, representing Australia[15]

Personal lifeEdit

De Campo identifies as non-binary, and uses all pronouns.[16]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Ref
Decoded [17]

SinglesEdit

Year Song Album
2019 "A Drag Race Song" Decoded

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Album
"Break Up (Bye Bye)" (Frock Destroyers Version)[18]

(The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK)

2019 Non-album single
"To The Moon" (Cast Version)[19]

(RuPaul ft. The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race UK)

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Alphabet Club Drag Queen/Dancer/Vocalist Short film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Voice UK Herself Performer[20]
2018–2019 All Together Now Herself Judge[21]
2019 8 Out of 10 Cats Herself Guest
2019 RuPaul's Drag Race UK Herself Contestant (Runner-up); Series 1
Web
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 After Show Herself Alaska Thunderfuck series [22]
2017 With Divina DeCampo Herself 18 episodes [23]
2019 Spin the Drill Herself Guest; Episode 3 [24]
2020 Cosmo Queens Herself Guest appearance [25]
2020 God Save the Queens Herself World of Wonder docu-series [26]

Music videoEdit

Year Artist Title Director Ref.
2019 Herself "A Drag Race Song" Erix Arocha [27]
2020 Scaredy Kat "Gasoline" Scaredy Kat [28]
2020 Groove Armada "Get Out On The Dancefloor" MrMr [29]
2020 Waze & Odyssey "Always" Unknown [30]

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Theatre Ref.
2018 Dancing Bear Drag Queen/Dancer/Vocalist The Palace Theatre [31]
2020 Sleeping (with) Beauty Frock Fairy St George's Hall [32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Fitzpatrick, Katie. "Manchester drag queen surprises coaches on The Voice UK". Manchester Evening News.
  2. ^ a b Stutz, Amy. "INTERVIEW | Drag Queen Divina de Campo talks Gender and Religion in new musical Dancing Bear". amystutz.com.
  3. ^ Walsh, Tara. "RuPaul's Drag Race UK 2019: Meet The 10 New Queens". Spin1038.
  4. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race UK | Interview with Divina De Campo". Bradford Zone.
  5. ^ Boy George [@BoyGeorge] (16 January 2016). "So should have turned for Davina! I'm gutted!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 20 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Andersen, Vicky. "Divina de Campo and The Ruby Slippers". madeup.lv.
  7. ^ FRIENDS OF GEORGE - Russell T Davis, Anna Phylactic, Divina De Campo & More!. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2019 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ Ledward, James. "Drag Queen story time comes to Manchester". gscene.com.
  9. ^ Lowe, Adam. "DInterview: Divina De Campo – Dancing Bear". vadamagazine.com.
  10. ^ Smith, Reiss. "The RuPaul's Drag Race UK queens are finally here". PinkNews.co.uk.
  11. ^ Crossley, Becki. "Stars of RuPaul's Drag Race UK to tour in December, tickets on sale now". List.
  12. ^ Damshenas, Sam (22 January 2020). "Check out all the sickening lewks from the first ever RuPaul's DragCon UK". Gaytimes.co.uk. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  13. ^ Callingham, Fiona. "Popular RuPaul's Drag Race star Divina De Campo to headline at Portsmouth Pride". Portsmouth.co.
  14. ^ Nolfi, Joey (20 March 2020). "RuPaul's Drag Race queens launch digital concert festival amid coronavirus pandemic". EW.com. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  15. ^ Tsinivits, Tsinivits (2 May 2020). "Divina de Campo makes Australia proud in the Isolation Song Contest". AussieVision.net. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  16. ^ Divina De Campo [@Divinadecampo] (13 September 2019). "I love baga chipz. It just means the terms male/female don't 'fit' for me. I'm just a person. You can use he, she, they, them. It doesn't bother me. What you see or think isn't always the same as how I experience the world. How I present to you doesn't necessarily reflect my reality" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ "Divina De Campo Breaks Every Fourth Wall in Hilarious 'A Drag Race Song' Video". 4 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Drag Race UK's girl group episode was the best in years, including America". 31 October 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  19. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race U.K. Finale Recap: The Queen of England". 21 November 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  20. ^ "The Voice UK gets some added sparkle as drag queen Divina De Campo takes to the stage". metro.co.uk. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  21. ^ Ault, Richard. "Stoke-on-Trent drag act Divina De Campo is back for second series of BBC's All Together Now (and it's on TONIGHT)". stokesentinel.co.uk.
  22. ^ After Show - Croydon. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2019 – via YouTube.
  23. ^ Meet The Queens | RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 - With Divina De Campo. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2019 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ Spin The Drill Episode 3. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019 – via YouTube.
  25. ^ Pasola, Kate. "Divina De Campo's old school glam makeover is hypnotising". Cosmopolitan.com. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  26. ^ Barraclough, Leo. "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Producers Greenlight Two Docu-Series for SVOD (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  27. ^ Damshenas, Sam. "Premiere: Divina De Campo parodies former contestants in hilarious A Drag Race Song video". Gay Times UK.
  28. ^ SCAREDY KAT ☹ GASOLINE ☹ [Official Music Video] Starring Pussy Kat & Divina De Campo. YouTube. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  29. ^ Groove Armada - Get Out On The Dancefloor (Official Video). Groove Armada. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  30. ^ George Michael (21 May 2020), Always (Drag Stars Official Video), retrieved 21 May 2020
  31. ^ Maidment, Adam (26 January 2018). "Drag, Musicals, and Spice Girls: In Conversation with Divina De Campo". Qweertist.com. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  32. ^ Knights, David (15 May 2020). "Drag Race stars in rude and naughty adult pantomime". Keighley News. Retrieved 21 May 2020.

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