elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Chad Michaels (born 1971)

Chad Michaels is an American drag performer. Michaels was known as a Cher impersonator, before becoming famous as the runner up of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and as the winner of RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race.

Chad Michaels was born in Los Angeles but grew up in San Diego.

Chad Michaels originally went by the drag name "Brigitte Love." Michaels chose to perform under his own name after working at "An Evening at La Cage" in Las Vegas, which required the drag queens to use male stage names.

In 2010, Michaels competed in the first California Entertainer of the Year pageant, becoming first alternate to winner Shangela.

Michaels produces and performs with the Dreamgirls Revue, the longest running female impersonation show in California. Performers in the Dreamgirls Revue include RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Delta Work, Detox, Morgan McMichaels, Raja, Shannel, Sonique, and Venus D-Lite. Morgan McMichaels is Chad Michaels' drag daughter, from whom she took her last name.

Also in 2010 Chad appeared on Jessica Sutta (former Pussycat Doll) music video for her promo single "I Wanna Be Bad"

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Michaels

Further Readings:

Untucked and Unzipped: Interviews and Recaps of RuPaul's Drag Race by Mr. B. Michael Peterson
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 29, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492190853
ISBN-13: 978-1492190851
Amazon: Untucked and Unzipped: Interviews and Recaps of RuPaul's Drag Race

Untucked and Unzipped: Interviews and Recaps of RuPaul's Drag Race contains 24 interviews and recaps of Season Four and the ALLSTARS season one, with a look into the behind-the-scenes for Northwest writer, Brian Michael Peterson.

More LGBT History at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Persistent Voices

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