Jujubee (drag queen)

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Jujubee
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Jujubee performing in September 2014
Born Airline Inthyrath
(1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 30)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.[1]
Residence Boston, Massachusetts U.S.
Occupation Drag Queen, Reality Television Personality
Years active 2009-present
Website
http://www.jujubeeonline.com

Jujubee born as Airline Inthyrath[2] (June 21, 1984[3]) is an American drag queen and reality television personality from Boston, Massachusetts.[2] He is best known as a contestant on Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race[2] and RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race.

RuPaul's Drag Race[edit]

Jujubee performing "Heart Attack" by Demi Lovato

Jujubee appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race when he was 25 and was second runner-up.[2] Jujubee, along with fellow contestants Raven, Pandora Boxx, and Morgan McMichaels served as drag professors on RuPaul's Drag U, a spin-off of Drag Race that premiered on the Logo network in June 2010.[4] He was also nominated for a 2010 NewNowNext Award for "Most Addictive Reality Star."[5][6] On 6 August 2012, it was announced that Jujubee was one of twelve past Drag Race contestants selected to join the cast of RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race that premiered on the Logo network on 22 October 2012.[7] Paired with contestant Raven to form Team Rujubee the duo managed to make it to the finals which aired on 26 November 2012, where he landed in third/fourth place with fellow contestant Shannel. Jujubee later appeared in the music video "Queen" by Mimi Imfurst's band Xelle, along with other RuPaul's Drag Race contestants.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Jujubee is of Lao ancestry, something he has shown great pride in during his time on Drag Race. In addition to his fluency in Laotian, he is also fluent in Thai and utilized words from that language when he told fellow contestants about how his uncle called him kathoey, meaning "Lady boy," and then again during the "reading" challenge. Jujubee is a native of Boston, where he lives with his husband Christopher, who have been together for 8 years. Since Drag Race, Jujubee has been performing throughout the United States and Canada as part of the RuPaul's Drag Race Tour.[9] He also appeared in the music video for RuPaul's song "Jealous of My Boogie"[10] and in Xelle's music video "Queen".

References[edit]

  1. ^ RuPaul's Drag Race Tour coming to Club One in Savannah from The Savannah Morning News 20 October 2011
  2. ^ a b c d "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 2". Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Inthyrath, Airline. "Juju Bee". Facebook. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Polly, John. "Drag Race Daily: Start Studying! RuPaul's Drag U Will be in Session this Summer. Watch a Preview". NewNowNext on Logo. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Shumaker, Jason (April 15, 2010). "Logo Announces Nominees for Third Annual 'NewNowNext Awards' 2010". PR Newswire. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Vote for the 2010 NewNowNext Awards!". NewNowNext on Logo. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  7. ^ RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race cast includes Jujubee, Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon from chicago.gopride.com; 06 August 2012
  8. ^ Spargo, Chris (25 October 2012). "XELLE’s ‘Queen’ Music Video Features Every ‘Drag Race’ Queen: Watch October 25, 2012 ● by Chris Spargo". New Now Next. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Polly, John. "The RuPaul's Drag Race Tour Is Coming! Start Your Engines!". Trip Out Gay Travel. LogoOnline.com. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  10. ^ http://loft965.com/2010/04/30/video-premiere-jealous-of-my-boogie-by-rupaul-featuring-tyra-sanchez-jujubee-and-raven/

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