Lady Bunny

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Lady Bunny
Lady Bunny, in 2011
Lady Bunny, in 2011
Background information
Birth nameJon Ingle
Born (1962-08-13) August 13, 1962 (age 57)
OriginChattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
Disco House
  • drag queen
  • drag performer
  • actor
  • disc jockey
  • talent promoter
  • event founder
  • TV personalty
  • recording artist
Years active1980s–present
Associated actsRuPaul

Lady Bunny, originally known as "Bunny Hickory Dickory Dock," (born Jon Ingle, August 13, 1962)[1] is an American drag queen, nightclub DJ, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event. She has also released disco singles such as "Shame, Shame, Shame!" and "The Pussycat Song".


Lady Bunny began her career alongside Larry Tee and RuPaul as a fixture on the Atlanta gay scene in the early 1980s [2] and appeared in a variety of low-budget films with them, including the Starbooty series. In 1984, she moved to New York City, became one of the Club Kids,[3] and in 1985, organized Wigstock,[4] an annual drag queen festival that lasted until 2005.

Lady Bunny identifies as a non-operative transsexual woman. In a 2013 interview with the HuffPost, she stated that she sees herself "part of that [trans] community. But I have no plans for the surgery".[5] Furthermore, she is almost never seen out of women's clothing.


Lady Bunny has appeared in films such as Party Girl, Wigstock: The Movie, Wig, Peoria Babylon, Starrbooty, Another Gay Movie, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.


In 2005, she was a roaster on the Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson[6] and released her first DVD, Rated X for X-tra Retarded.[7]

Lady Bunny served on the judges' panel on the spinoff show RuPaul's Drag U, which aired on the Logo TV network from 2010 to 2012. Lady Bunny was Dean of Drag and had a role of judge in the first season. In season 2 of RuPaul's Drag U, the Dean of Drag role was expanded into a segment called "Lady Lessons". During the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, contestant Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 impersonated Bunny for the Snatch Game.[8] Episode 5 of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars featured a roast of Lady Bunny at a mock-funeral.[9]

In 2003, Lady Bunny made a guest appearance in the Sex and the City episode "Boy, Interrupted", as the emcee at the LGBT prom.[10]

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  1. ^ Wadler, Joyce. The Lady Bunny at the forefront of Wigstock Flamboyant? Certainly, From Head to Heels Archived November 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, New York Times. accessed April 24, 2006.
  2. ^ "The Tramp is a Lady". Southern Voice. January 9, 2009.
  3. ^ Graymay, Kevin (May 14, 2014). "After Prison, No After-Hours: Michael Alig, the Former King of the Club Kids, After Prison". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "pyramidirishrose" (PDF).
  5. ^
  6. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (August 13, 2005). "Roasters of 'Stacked' Star Romp High to Low". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2007.
  7. ^ Musto, Michael (December 6, 2005). "La Dolce Musto". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 27, 2007.
  8. ^ Hoff, Al (February 26, 2013). "RuPaul's Drag Race Alaska Watch". Pittsburgh City Paper. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  9. ^ Crowley, Patrick (January 11, 2019). "'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4': Fans React to Roast of Lady Bunny". Billboard. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  10. ^ TheArizonian2014 (September 7, 2013). ""Sex and the City" Boy, Interrupted (TV Episode 2003)". IMDb. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "2009 GayVN Winners". RAD Video. Archived from the original on December 19, 2009.
  12. ^ "Raging Stallion Sweeps the GAYVN Awards: Full list of winners". AVN.
  13. ^ "amfAR :: Lady Bunny :: The Foundation for AIDS Research :: HIV / AIDS Research". Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  14. ^ Michael Musto (June 15, 2009). "Talk Show Host Thrown Out of Gay Bar!". Retrieved February 27, 2015.

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