Monét X Change

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Monét X Change
Monet X Change live.png
Monet X Change performing in 2016
Born Kevin Bertin
March 23, 1990 (age 28)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Drag queen, musician
Website https://www.monetxchange.com/

Monét X Change (born March 23, 1990)[citation needed] is the stage name of Kevin Bertin,[1] an American drag queen and television personality. He is best known for competing on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, on which he ultimately placed sixth and won Miss Congeniality.

Early life[edit]

Bertin was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on March 23, 1990.[2] He later moved to The Bronx.[3] The first drag pageant he won was the sixth annual Gay Caribbean USA Pageant on September 27, 2014, representing Saint Lucia.[4] His drag mother is Honey Davenport.[5]

Career[edit]

Monét X Change was announced as one of fourteen contestants competing on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 22, 2018.[6] She was in the bottom two in the fourth and fifth episode with Dusty Ray Bottoms then Mayhem Miller. She won both the lip syncs between them, and lost in her third lip sync to Kameron Michaels in episode ten.[7][8][9] She was named Miss Congeniality during the season's finale.[10]

During episode one of the show, Monét X Change sewed a dress of kitchen sponges for the first runway challenge.[11] She referenced the dress in further episodes of season ten. Fellow competitor Yuhua Hamasaki created her own sponge dress for sale, and donated the proceeds to Callen-Lorde.[12][13] A sponge themed pin was available for sale on her website after the episode.[14] The official Twitter of Spongebob SquarePants referenced X Change in one of their tweets.[15]

Monet is a co-host of the podcast "Sibling Rivalry" with her drag sister Bob the Drag Queen. The first episode premiered on March 11, 2018.[16]

In June 2018, Monét X Change called out rapper Azealia Banks on Twitter after she threatened to sue RuPaul for plagiarism over the song "Call Me Mother". Banks' account was later deactivated after responding to Monét X Change's tweet.[17]

He appeared as a guest in an episode of What Would You Do on July 6, 2018.[18][19]

Music[edit]

Monét X Change released her first single, "Soak It Up" on May 25, 2018, the same day as her elimination episode on Drag Race.[20] The official music video features Bob the Drag Queen, fellow season ten alumni Monique Heart and adult performer Boomer Banks.[21][22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Columnist, Ginnie Graham News. "Ginnie Graham: Sweetness can be found in a drag queen's video with Tulsa woman". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  2. ^ "Brooklyn born Bronx drag queen sashays on TV". Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  3. ^ "City queen says there's hope for future Bronx drag scene". am New York. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  4. ^ "UPDATED: St. Lucia wins gay pageant (photos added)". St. Lucia News Online. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  5. ^ "Monet X Change Talks Racism Among Fans, a New Single and That Notorious Sponge Dress". Hornet Stories. 2018-05-26. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  6. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10: Meet the 14 fierce drag queens". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  7. ^ "Monét X Change Came To 'Drag Race' For Our Dollars But Left With Our Hearts". 2018-05-25. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  8. ^ "The Lip Sync From Dusty Ray Bottoms You Never Got To See". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  9. ^ "'Drag Race' star Mayhem Miller: 'I'm here to prove that I'm a great drag queen – not a clown'". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  10. ^ Swift, Andy (2018-06-29). "RuPaul's Drag Race Finale Recap: Did the Right Queen Win Season 10?". TVLine. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  11. ^ Blanton, Kayla. "Monet X Change Has A Lot To Say To Her 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Haters". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  12. ^ YuhuaHamasaki (2018-03-26), Yuhua's Sponge Dress, retrieved 2018-06-18
  13. ^ "Yuhua Hamasaki on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  14. ^ "Monét's "Sponge" Pin". Monét X Change. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  15. ^ "Monét X Change on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  16. ^ "Sibling Rivalry de Bob The Drag Queen & Monét X Change en Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  17. ^ "Monét X Change Dukes It Out on Twitter With Azealia Banks: 'Obscurity Is Where You Shall Exist'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  18. ^ What Would You Do? (2018-07-06), Parents disapprove of their drag queen son's look while out to eat | What Would You Do? | WWYD, retrieved 2018-07-06
  19. ^ Daw, Stephen (28 June 2018). "Monét X Change Set to Appear on ABC Hidden Camera Show 'What Would You Do?'". Billboard. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  20. ^ Soak It Up - Single by Monét X Change, 2018-05-25, retrieved 2018-06-18
  21. ^ Monét X Change (2018-05-24), Monét X Change - Soak It Up (feat. Bob The Drag Queen), retrieved 2018-06-18
  22. ^ http://www.towleroad.com/2018/05/monet-x-change/