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28 May 1981
Loch Lomond, Scotland, UK
Morgan McMichaels (born 28 May 1981) is the female persona of drag performer Thomas White. A local fixture in Southern California's drag circuit, White became a reality television personality when he joined the cast of the second season of the popular cable television reality competition RuPaul's Drag Race.
Early life and career
Born in Scotland to a Scottish father and an American mother, he moved to the United States at 18 years of age.
RuPaul's Drag Race
McMichaels joined the cast of the second season of RuPaul's in 2010. During his time on the show, he became close friends with fellow contestant Sonique and continued his friendship with Raven. Highlights included losing his wig during a Gone with the Wind-inspired photo shoot, winning the first challenge with a Barbarella-inspired costume, getting into a heated argument with fellow contestant Mystique Summers Madison (which was featured in an "Untucked" episode), and winning a lip synch battle to the song "Two of Hearts" by Stacey Q — against contestant Sonique. McMichaels' final challenge was to pose for a wedding photo as both the bride and the groom, and design and model a wedding gown. His gown was criticized for the shape and looking too much like a costume, and he ended up in the bottom two. He was eliminated after losing a lip sync performance battle to contestant Sahara Davenport.
After Drag Race
McMichaels, along with fellow contestants Raven, Jujubee, and Pandora Boxx appeared in RuPaul's Drag U, a spinoff Logo series in summer 2010. In 2011, McMichaels was featured in the music video "S&M" by Barbadian singer Rihanna, which was released as the third single off her fifth album Loud. He joined the cast of the second season of RuPaul's Drag U, which made its season premiere on June 20, 2011. He returned for the third season of RuPaul's Drag U in 2012. On April 11, 2013 McMichaels made a guest appearance on Tabatha Takes Over at the VIP Nightclub in Riverside, California where McMichaels performed a lip sync as Tabatha. Morgan was also featured in Lady Gaga's lyric video of "Applause" along with other drag queens.
- Stransky, Tanner (March 9, 2010). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' recap: It's either Team Tyra or Team Tatianna". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
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