Arts, Entertainment · 8 May 2021

Best of Luck to James in the Drag Race Down Under

Aimee Wilson

Aimee Wilson

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Former Southlander James Luck is one of the stars of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under,’ currently on TVNZ.

Otherwise known as Elektra Shock, the Auckland-based drag queen is one of many throughout Australasia competing for the crown.

James graduated from full-time dance training in Sydney in 2010, and since then has been working consistently in the industry both overseas and in New Zealand as a performer, choreographer and director for stage and screen. 

Starting drag in 2012, Elektra Shock is now a resident performer at a number of venues on Karangahape Rd, and is renown for her amazing high kicks, dance ability and strong vocals.

She was runner-up on Season 2 of TVNZ’s House of Drag and Star of Pleasuredome The Musical.

“For years we’ve watched with envy as RuPaul has launched the careers of so many talented queens. And now I get the amazing opportunity to showcase my drag on this huge platform.”

Spending a portion of his career in the United Kingdom, James has performed alongside some big names such as Jessie J, Sia, Tom Jones, Little Mix and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and was a featured dancer in the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony for Annie Lennox. 

Following his time in the UK James worked as a freelance choreographer for resorts and cruise ships throughout Europe. 

Since relocating to Auckland he has become a highly sought after performer and choreographer for high profile events and shows including Chicago(ATC), Billy Elliot(ATC) and Dancing With The Stars.

Ten drag queens will compete in the debut Oceanic season. 

They are New Zealanders Anita Wigl’it, Elektra Shock and Kita Mean against Australians Art Simone, Coco Jumbo, Etcetera Etcetera, Jojo Zaho, Karen from Finance, Maxi Shield and Scarlet Adams.