RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is finally here! Rumours of RPDR UK have been muttered throughout the length of UK scene for years and the UK Ambassador search added more fuel to the fire than ever. A few years passed after this competition and it seemed for a moment as if we’d never get the glitz, glamour and drama of our own Race our side of the pond. However, it’s been proven that good things come to those who wait and the United Kingdom has certainly been patient! Last night RuPaul’s Drag Race UK premiered on BBC iPlayer (you can check out our own recaps of the show with Kirsty Bright here on and the internet has become a buzz with talks of the UK’s talent.

To celebrate this, here is a showcase of some incredible UK drag artists who came along to DragWorld UK this summer. This lookbook was photographed and retouched by the incredible Jack Alfie. Here are some of my favourite shots from DragWorld day one and you can check the rest of our lookbook on Instagram here. Also head to our Facebook to see even more photos of DragWorld weekend!

Amber Cadaverous


Joe Black


Black Widow


Lydia L’Scabies




Scarlet Vaschkyna


Boy Gorge


UK Editor: Emily Meow Instagram // Twitter 

Photography and retouching: Jack Alfie Instagram