Bob the Drag Queen
Bob the Drag Queen
Bob the Drag Queen at RuPaul's Dragcon 2017
June 22, 1986
|Other names||Caldwell Tidicue|
|Known for||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 8) winner|
Caldwell Tidicue (born Christopher Caldwell, June 22, 1986), also known as Bob the Drag Queen, is an American drag queen, comedian, musician, and reality television personality, known for winning the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.New York magazine named Tidicue one of the top 100 Most Powerful Drag Queens in America in June 2019.
Tidicue was born on June 22, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia. He currently resides in New York City. Before becoming a drag queen, Tidicue worked in children’s theater for years and "always found children to be a source of joy for [him]." He is also an LGBT activist and spoke on RuPaul's Drag Race of a moment when he was protesting for LGBT rights and was arrested in drag.
He is the drag mother of Miz Cracker and drag sister to Monét X Change, who placed fifth and sixth, respectively, on season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race, with X Change going on to win RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 4.
Drag career beginnings
Tidicue started doing drag after watching the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Since his first presentations, his character was focused on stand-up comedy routines, and he started lip-syncing after a couple of months into his drag. His initial stage name was Kittin Withawhip, and he was featured in Leland Bobbé's Half Drag Series with this name. In 2013, Tidicue changed his stage name to Bob the Drag Queen.
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8
On February 1, 2016, Bob was revealed as a cast member on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. On the show, he was noted for his focus on comedy. During the show, he won three challenges, including the recurring "Snatch Game" (where he portrayed Uzo Aduba and Carol Channing). On May 16, 2016, Bob was crowned the winner of the season and received a cash prize of $100,000.
In 2016, shortly after winning Drag Race, Bob released the single "Purse First" featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino. He also collaborated with Alaska Thunderfuck on the single "Yet Another Dig" in 2017, and contributed to the compilation album Christmas Queens 3 (2017). He collaborated with Shangela for a Christmas theme song, "Deck A Ho" in December 2017.
On March 15, 2018, Bob debuted the podcast Sibling Rivalry with her drag sister Monét X Change as co-host and produced by DJ Mitch Ferrino. On April 2, 2018, a video version of the podcast was uploaded to YouTube.
Bob appeared as a guest co-host alongside Trixie Mattel on The Trixie & Katya Show, filling in for regular co-host Katya during her hiatus. His TV comedy special, Bob the Drag Queen: Suspiciously Large Woman, aired on Logo in July 2017.
As lead artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs|
|"Purse First" (featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino)||2016||15||non-album single|
|"Bloodbath" (featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino)||—|
|"Yet Another Dig" (featuring Alaska Thunderfuck 5000)||2017||—|
|"Deck a Ho" (Mitch Ferrino Mix) (featuring Shangela)||—|
As featured artist
|"Soak It Up"
(Monét X Change featuring Bob the Drag Queen)
|"Wrong Bitch"||2016||Todrick Hall||Straight Outta Oz|
|"Sandra Claus"||2017||N/A||Christmas Queens 3|
|2017||Playing House||Himself||episode, "Reverse the Curse"|
|2016||RuPaul's Drag Race||Himself (Contestant)||Season 8, Winner|||
|High Maintenance||Darnel||HBO premiere episode, "Meth(od)"|||
|2018||The Trixie & Katya Show||Host||Co-hosts next to Trixie Mattel, filling in for Katya|
|2018||RuPaul's Drag Race||Himself (Guest)||Season 10, Episode 1|
|2019||Tales of the City||Ida Best|
|2016||Untucked||Herself||Companion show to RuPaul's Drag Race|||
|"The Realness"||2016||Jayson Whitmore|||
|"Purse First"||Assaad Yacoub|||
|"Straight Outta Oz"||Todrick Hall|||
|"Bloodbath"||Cheyenne Picardo & Bob the Drag Queen|||
|"Yet Another Dig (featuring Alaska Thunderfuck)"||2017||Assaad Yacoub|||
|"Soak It Up"
(Monét X Change featuring Bob the Drag Queen)"
|"Super Queen REMIX ft Bob The Drag Queen and Thorgy"||2019||Bob the Drag Queen & Thorgy Thor|||
- Transformations: Bob The Drag Queen & James St. James. YouTube. July 12, 2016. Event occurs at 1:02. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
- "Bob the Drag Queen Wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Eight". Huffington Post. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
- The Editors (June 10, 2019). "The Most Powerful Drag Queens in America: Ranking the new establishment". New York. New York Media, LLC. Archived from the original on June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Winner Bob The Drag Queen Praises Kim Chi — and Schools Michelle Visage". May 17, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- "Bob The Drag Queen Recollects The Time She Was Thrown In Jail In Full Drag". April 18, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- "drag mothers and daughters: bob the drag queen and miz cracker". I-d. May 11, 2017. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- Dow, Stephen (May 25, 2018). "'RuPaul's Drag Race': Monet X Change Talks the Key to Lip Syncing, Working With Tyler Oakley & More". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
- "Bob the Drag Queen, Winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' Has Always Been 'Purse First'". May 17, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
- "Half Drag – Kittin Withawhip". March 27, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
- "Kittin Withawhip's new drag persona Bob The Drag Queen keeps Barracuda laughing with The Bob Show". August 6, 2013. Archived from the original on August 20, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
- Lee, Stephan (February 1, 2016). "RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 queens and premiere date revealed — exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winners Bob the Drag Queen & Alaska Thunderfuck Team Up for 'Yet Another Dig'". Billboard. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
- "'Christmas Queens 3' Holiday Album From 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Out Today". Billboard. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
- "Bob the Drag Queen And Shangela Are Here To "Deck A Ho" For The Holidays". LOGO News. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- "Episode 1: "I Don't Like Hugs"". SoundCloud. The Only Productions. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- "Bob The Drag Queen & Monét X Change - Sibling Rivalry Podcast: Pilot Episode". YouTube. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- "'RuPaul's Drag Race' champ Bob the Drag Queen co-hosting 'The Trixie & Katya Show' as Katya recovers". EW.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- "Bob The Drag Queen Walks Into The Comedy Club Purse First In New TV Special". LOGO News. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
- "'Angels in America' Casts Stephen Spinella and Bob the Drag Queen". Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- "EDM Digital Songs: Top Dance Music Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- "Purse First (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino) - Single by Bob the Drag Queen on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- "Bloodbath (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino)". iTunes. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- "Yet Another Dig (featuring Alaska)". iTunes. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- "Monét X Change Serves Up Disco In New Sponge-Themed 'Soak It Up' Music Video: Watch". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- "Rough Night". IMDb.com. June 16, 2017.
- "DJ Bob the Drag Queen Gets Scarlett Johansson Dirty Dancing in the Upcoming Movie "Rough Night" - The WOW Report". Worldofwonder.net. June 2, 2017.
- Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 - Episode 1 "Keeping It 100!". YouTube. March 8, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- Drag Babies: Project #1 "What The Hell Are We Doing?". YouTube. March 13, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
- Bob The Drag Queen (Cosmo Queens). YouTube. August 5, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
- RuPaul - The Realness Official Music Video. YouTube. May 15, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- Bob the Drag Queen – Purse First (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino). YouTube. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- Straight Outta Oz by Todrick Hall. YouTube. June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- Bob the Drag Queen – Bloodbath (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino). YouTube. October 29, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
- Bob The Drag Queen featuring Alaska Thunderfuck - Yet Another Dig Official Music Video. YouTube. October 27, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
- Monét X Change - Soak It Up (feat. Bob The Drag Queen). YouTube. May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
- Bob The Drag Queen (February 22, 2019), Super Queen REMIX ft Bob The Drag Queen and Thorgy, retrieved May 2, 2019