9 August 1990
Camden Town, London, England
|Television||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 14)|
Rex Wheeler (born 9 August 1990), known by the stage name Lady Camden is an English drag queen based in the United States who competed on season 14 of RuPaul's Drag Race, placing as the runner-up.
Wheeler was born in Camden Town, London, England to Brian Wheeler and Jeanne Pacella, who met at Brian's job at the Electric Ballroom. His mother has been described as supportive of Wheeler's drag career, as she has attended many of his performances and even partied alongside the cast of the fourteenth season of Drag Race after the airing of the finale. Wheeler attended the Acland Burghley School and the Royal Ballet School.
After dancing with the Slovak National Ballet, Wheeler danced with Sacramento Ballet from 2010 to 2015. He then danced and choreographed for Smuin Ballet, based in San Francisco, from 2015 to 2018. In 2019, he premiered Take Five, a piece he choreographed for Smuin Ballet set to the music of Dave Brubeck.
In 2022, Wheeler competed on season 14 of RuPaul's Drag Race as Lady Camden. When she was not filming and was sequestering in her hotel room, she passed the time by watching pornographic DVDs. She won episodes 7, 12, and 14, as well as three cash prizes of $5,000. She landed in the bottom 7 on the Snatch Game episode, and had to participate in a lip-sync tournament, winning the second round against Bosco.
In the finale, she reached the final two with Willow Pill and the two queens participated in a lip-sync battle to Cher's cover version of ABBA's "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)". She lost the lip-sync and finished as the runner-up, winning a cash prize of $50,000.
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|2022||RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked||Contestant||Season 14|
|2023||RuPaul's Drag Race UK||Herself||Series 5; Special guest|
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Awards and nominations
|2022||MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Fight
(Shared with Bosco)
|RuPaul's Drag Race||Won|||
|2022||Critics' Choice Real TV Awards||Best Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series
(Shared with the Season 14 cast)
|RuPaul's Drag Race||Won|||
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