Derrick Barry

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Derrick Barry
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Born (1983-07-18) July 18, 1983 (age 35)
OccupationDrag queen, Impersonator
Years active2003-present
Known forRuPaul's Drag Race, America's Got Talent
Websitehttp://derrickbarry.com/

Derrick Barry[1] is an American drag performer, Britney Spears impersonator and Reality-Television personality. He is best known for competing on the third season of America's Got Talent, and later the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Early Life[edit]

Barry was born on July 18, 1983.[2] He first saw Britney Spears when he was 15 in her ...Baby One More Time music video on mtv, and first went to see her in concert in 2002.[3] His first time in drag was when he dressed as Spears for Halloween in 2003.[4] His second time dressing as Spears was two weeks later on November 17, 2003, at the audience of The Tonight Show where Spears was a guest star.[5] Derrick was the 2010 representative for a National anti-bullying organization Don't H8 as Miss Don't H8 DIVA where she was also awarded Hall of Fame, LEGEND Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Presidential Hall of Champions.[6]

Career[edit]

Barry first gained attention when he competed on the third season of America's Got Talent in 2008, with his talent being a Britney impersonator.[7] He made it past the auditions, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals.[8] After the show, he appeared in the music videos for Eminem's "We Made You" and Katy Perry's "Waking Up In Vegas" in 2009. He was brought on stage by Madonna during one of her performances on her Rebel Heart Tour in 2015.[9][10]

It was announced that Barry would be competing with 11 other drag queens for the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 1, 2016.[11] He was the one-hundredth queen to be seen competing on the show in the first episode. He was eliminated in the eighth episode after losing a lip sync to Bob the Drag Queen, and placing fifth.[12]

In acting, he first appeared as the character Julie in an episode of Dig in 2015.[13] He appeared in Sharknado: the 4th Awakens in 2016.[14] He played the character Kimberly in War on Everyone in 2016.[15]

Music[edit]

Barry released his first single, "BOOMBOOM" with Chris Cox on May 6, 2016.[16]

Personal Life[edit]

Barry is currently in a polyamorous relationship with Nick San Pedro and Nebraska Thunderfuck, Alaska Thunderfuck's drag daughter.[17] In 2017, Barry created controversy when he mistakenly thought people were killed during the Stonewall riots in a Billboard roundtable discussion, which Willam (also at the roundtable) corrected.[18] Willam later used the controversy for the topic to the song, "Derrick" from her album "Now That's What I Call Drag Music Vol. 1" where she parodies the instrumental of "...Oops, I Did It Again" and makes fun of Barry.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derrick Barry moves on from Vegas, Britney Spears, and Drag Race". San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. 2016-04-27. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  2. ^ "Derrick Barry on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  3. ^ "Top Britney Spears impersonator is MALE". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  4. ^ Cook, Michael (2016-03-31). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestant Derrick Barry: 'In The Times I Have Had To Challenge Myself...'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  5. ^ "#FBF: When Derrick Barry Met Britney Spears in 2003". 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  6. ^ "Special: Catching up on the pageant scene". Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Sharon Osbourne's shock as a Britney Spears impersonator turns out to". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  8. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race' & 'America's Got Talent' Star Derrick Barry Coming to Lubbock". 1025 KISS FM. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  9. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race': How Derrick Barry became Britney Spears and met Madonna". Screener. 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  10. ^ "Did Britney Spears really just get cast on this reality show?". Dailystar.co.uk. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  11. ^ "The Cast Of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 Will Be Announced At New Now Next Honors". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  12. ^ Shepherd, Julianne Escobedo. "Watch An Absolutely Perfect Sylvester Lip Sync On RuPaul's Drag Race". The Muse. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  13. ^ "DERRICK BARRY - Make sure you look for #Julie on #DIG when it..." derrickbarry.com. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  14. ^ "Alaska Thunderfuck Set To Slay In Final "Sharknado" Film". Instinct. 2018-05-29. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  15. ^ "Derrick Barry Gets Close With Alexander Skarsgård In "War On Everyone"". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  16. ^ BOOMBOOM (feat. Chris Cox) [Radio Mix] - Single by Derrick Barry, 2016-05-06, retrieved 2018-06-10
  17. ^ Mar, Pollo Del (2017-01-19). "Inside 'Drag Race' Star Derrick Barry's 'Trinogomous' Relationship". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  18. ^ "Attitude.co.uk | Drag Race star Derrick Barry thinks people died during Stonewall". Attitude.co.uk | Drag Race star Derrick Barry thinks people died during Stonewall. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  19. ^ "Willam Parodies Britney Spears, Rihanna & Dolly Parton on New Comedy Album: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-29.