Sutan Amrull

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Sutan Amrull
Raja Gemini.jpg
Born (1974-06-14) June 14, 1974 (age 41)
Baldwin Park, California, U.S.[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Raja,1 Raja Gemini
Ethnicity Indonesian/Dutch
Occupation Make-up artist
Drag performer
Television personality
Known for RuPaul's Drag Race (season 3) winner
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Predecessor Tyra Sanchez
Successor Sharon Needles

Sutan Amrull (born June 14, 1974), also known as Raja1 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,[2] 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.[3] 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[edit]

Amrull was a contestant on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race, performing as his drag persona Raja Gemini.[4] He was a member in the "Heathers" clique on the program,[5][6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

Raja was the first Asian American winner of Drag Race, as well as the first non African American winner of the series.[9]

Music[edit]

In May 2011, Amrull released his first single as Raja, titled Diamond Crowned Queen.[10] The single debuted at number fifty on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs,[11] before peaking at number thirty-five.[12] 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.[13]

Discography[edit]

Singles

Filmography[edit]

Notes[edit]

1.^ On season three of RuPaul's Drag Race, he was known simply as "Raja".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Voss, Brandon (Raja, Ooh La La). "Sutan Amrull: King of the Queens". LA Weekly. p. 1. Retrieved 19 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Loza, Josefina (11 September 2010). "Designer eyes leaving Omaha to achieve his dreams". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Sutan Amrull at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Jessie Peterson (14 July 2014). "Conchita Wurst Walked At Paris Fashion Week, Might Be Drag's New Fashion Superstar". MTV News. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Tanner Stransky (3 May 2011). "'RuPaul's Drag Race: Reunited!': 'The Drag Race may be over, but the real drama is just getting started...'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Davis, Madeliene (2011-03-01). "RuPaul’s Drag Race Takes a Page Out of Heathers". Gawker. Gawker Media. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  7. ^ Parsley, Aaron (April 26, 2011). "What's Next for the Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race?". People. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  8. ^ John Polly (11 May 2011). "Get Ready! The RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 Winner's Tour Is Sashaying Your Way!". LOGO Blog. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Jethro Nededog (26 April 2011). "'RuPaul's Drag Race': Raja on her controversial win, 'I don't mind the criticism'". Zap2It. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Lyndsey Parker (17 February 2015). "7 Actually Great Singles By 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestants". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Dance Club Play Songs - Week of July 02, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Dance Club Play Songs - Week of July 30, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Dan Avery (1 June 2013). "Raja Serves New Single, "Zubi Zubi Zubi": LISTEN". LOGO Blog. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tyra Sanchez
RuPaul's Drag Race winner
Season 3 (2011)
Succeeded by
Sharon Needles