June 14, 1974 |
Baldwin Park, California, US
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Other names||Raja, Raja Gemini|
|Ethnicity||Indonesian / Dutch|
|Known for||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 3) winner|
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
Sutan Amrull (born June 14, 1974), also known as Raja and Raja Gemini, is an American make-up artist and drag performer. He is best known for his work on the reality television show America's Next Top Model, serving as the show's make-up artist for nine cycles (fourth through twelve), and as the winner of Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Amrull's clients include Dita von Teese, Pamela Anderson, Paulina Porizkova, Iman, Tyra Banks, Iggy Azalea, and Twiggy. Since 2009, Amrull has been make-up artist to singer Adam Lambert for print media, live U.S. appearances, and Lambert's international 2010 Glam Nation Tour.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Amrull was a contestant on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race, performing as his drag persona Raja Gemini. He was a member in the "Heathers" clique on the program, which took its name from the popular cult film, Heathers. In the final episode, after a lip sync battle with Manila Luzon, Raja was declared the winner of the show's third season and crowned America's Next Drag Superstar. As part of his duties as the third season winner of Drag Race, Amrull toured the U.S. and Canada on Logo's Drag Race Tour in 2011.
In 2014 Raja joined the Drag Race Battle of the Seasons tour where she performed a lipsync duet with Manila Luzon to Babymetal's Gimme Chocolate.
In May 2011, Amrull released his first single as Raja, titled Diamond Crowned Queen. The single debuted at number fifty on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs, before peaking at number thirty-five. On August 21, 2012, his second single "Sublime" was released. His third single, Zubi Zubi Zubi (roughly translating to Dance Dance Dance), was released June 1, 2013.
|Title||Year||Peak chart position||Album|
|"Diamond Crowned Queen"||2011||35||Non-album singles|
|"Zubi Zubi Zubi"||2013||—|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
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- João Monteiro, TupiniQueens Official Trailer
|RuPaul's Drag Race winner
Season 3 (2011)