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'''Eureka O'Hara''' is an American [[drag]] queen and musician, known for competing on the ninth and tenth seasons of ''RuPaul's Drag Race''.
 
'''Eureka O'Hara''' is an American [[drag]] queen and musician, known for competing on the ninth and tenth seasons of ''RuPaul's Drag Race''.
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==Music==
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In April 2017, O'Hara and Adam Barta premiered a single and music video for "Body Positivity", which features Kandy Muse (who is known for being in the Haus of [[Aja]]).<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.newnownext.com/drag-race-eureka-ohara-body-positivity/04/2017/|title="Drag Race" Queen Eureka O'Hara Channels "Body Positivity" In Empowering New Single|work=LOGO News|access-date=2018-05-08}}</ref><ref name="bp">{{Cite news|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/7768006/rupauls-drag-race-eureka-ohara-body-positivity|title='RuPaul's Drag Race' Queen Eureka O'Hara Promotes 'Body Positivity' on New Song: Premiere|work=Billboard|access-date=2018-05-08}}</ref> The video features cameo appearances by ''RuPaul's Drag Race'' contestants Charlie Hides and Cynthia Lee Fontaine, as well as reality television personality Farrah Abraham.<ref name="Exclusive">{{Cite news|url=https://www.etonline.com/music/215933_exclusive_drag_race_eureka_ohara_music_video|title=EXCLUSIVE: Eureka O'Hara Drops Epic Music Video Featuring Farrah Abraham After Shocking 'Drag Race' Episode|work=Entertainment Tonight|access-date=2018-05-08|language=en}}</ref> "Body Positivity (part ii: Electropoint)" was released in March 2018.<ref name="Exclusive" />
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O'Hara released their first solo single, "Stomp", on April 28, 2017.<ref>{{Citation|title=Stomp - Single by Eureka O'Hara|date=2017-04-28|url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stomp-single/1227986073|language=en-US|access-date=2018-05-08}}</ref> They released their second solo single, "The Big Girl", on June 28, 2018.<ref name="bg">{{Cite news|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/pride/8463292/eureka-big-girl-music-video-new-single|title=Eureka's Tests Come Back Body-Positive in 'The Big Girl' Music Video|work=Billboard|access-date=2018-07-26}}</ref><ref>{{Citation|last=Eureka O' Hara|title=Eureka O'Hara - The Big Girl (Official Music Video)|date=2018-06-28|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUhEl-LSw5Q|access-date=2018-07-26}}</ref>
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As part of the final challenge of season 10 of ''RuPaul's Drag Race'', O'Hara and the other top four contestants wrote and recorded their own verses for RuPaul's song "American". The song reached number 12 on the ''Billboard'' Dance/Electronic Songs chart.<ref name="amer">{{cite news |url=https://www.billboard.com/photos/8463635/drag-race-queens-charts-record |title='RuPaul's Drag Race' Queens Who Landed Entries on the Billboard Charts |last=Youtt |first=Henry |date=2018-07-11 |access-date=2018-07-23 |magazine=Billboard |publisher=Lynne Segall |archive-date=2018-07-18 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20180718110708/https://www.billboard.com/photos/8463635/drag-race-queens-charts-record |url-status=live}}</ref> In November 2018, VELO released the single "Where My Man At", featuring O'Hara and ''Drag Race'' season three runner-up Manila Luzon.<ref name="instinct">{{cite news |url=http://instinctmagazine.com/post/if-youre-wondering-where-my-man-manila-luzon-and-eureka-ohara-may-know |title=If You're Wondering 'Where My Man At?' Manila Luzon and Eureka O'Hara May Know |date=2018-11-16 |last=Lopez |first=David |magazine=Instinct |publisher=JR Pratts |access-date=2018-11-16 |url-status=dead |archive-date=2018-11-16 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20181116224755/http://instinctmagazine.com/post/if-youre-wondering-where-my-man-manila-luzon-and-eureka-ohara-may-know }}</ref> The two also appear in the song's music video, together with Thorgy Thor, Ginger Minj, and Trinity Taylor.<ref name="velo">{{cite web |url=https://worldofwonder.net/wow-premiere-velos-new-album-outcast-vid-feat-manila-luzon-vanessa-vanjie-mateo-eureka-ohara-derrick-barry-nebraska-thunderfuck-more/ |title=WOW PREMIERE: VELO's New Album 'Outcast' & Vid Feat. MANILA LUZON, VANESSA VANJIE MATEO, EUREKA O'HARA, DERRICK BARRY, Nebraska Thunderfuck & more!!! |date=2018-11-16 |last=Dalton |first=Paisley |work=The WOW Report |publisher=World of Wonder Productions, Inc. |access-date=2018-11-16 |url-status=live |archive-date=2018-11-16 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20181116225459/https://worldofwonder.net/wow-premiere-velos-new-album-outcast-vid-feat-manila-luzon-vanessa-vanjie-mateo-eureka-ohara-derrick-barry-nebraska-thunderfuck-more/}}</ref>
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==Gender and orientation==
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Eureka lived as a [[trans woman]] for nearly five years starting from when they were 19 and had a boyfriend who was supportive of their feminine side. However, the couple broke up when Eureka realized the boyfriend was abusive. This led Eureka to have "a year of self-discovery" and determine that "I did not feel like a man, and I did not feel like a woman." Since then, Eureka is living as an out and proud [[gender neutral]] person.<ref name="Friedman">{{Cite web |title='Drag Race' Finalist Eureka O'Hara: You Can Overcome Anything |last=Friedman |first=Megan |work=Seventeen |date=25 June 2018 |access-date=25 February 2021 |url= https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/movies-tv/a21775397/eureka-ohara-rupauls-drag-race-it-gets-better-interview/}}</ref>
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In a 2019 interview, Eureka shared that they are "[[pansexual]] or [[demisexual]]", stating that "If I connect with someone and there's that energy there, then I can find myself being sexually attracted to a person regardless if they're male, female, trans, anything."<ref name="Masters">{{Cite web |title=Drag Race's Eureka O'Hara Shares Their Personal Journey With Gender |last=Masters |first=Jeffrey |work=The Advocate |date=22 October 2019 |access-date=25 February 2021 |url= https://www.advocate.com/television/2019/10/22/drag-races-eureka-ohara-tells-us-why-they-detransitioned}}</ref>
   
 
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Latest revision as of 03:48, 8 March 2021

Eureka O'Hara
Eureka july2018.jpg
Eureka O'Hara performing in July 2018.
Date of birth August 26, 1990
Place of birth Tennessee, USA
Nationality American
Pronouns they/them[1]
Gender identity gender neutral, nonbinary[2]
Occupation drag performer, musician
Known for RuPaul's Drag Race

Eureka O'Hara is an American drag queen and musician, known for competing on the ninth and tenth seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Music[edit | edit source]

In April 2017, O'Hara and Adam Barta premiered a single and music video for "Body Positivity", which features Kandy Muse (who is known for being in the Haus of Aja).[3][4] The video features cameo appearances by RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Charlie Hides and Cynthia Lee Fontaine, as well as reality television personality Farrah Abraham.[5] "Body Positivity (part ii: Electropoint)" was released in March 2018.[5]

O'Hara released their first solo single, "Stomp", on April 28, 2017.[6] They released their second solo single, "The Big Girl", on June 28, 2018.[7][8]

As part of the final challenge of season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race, O'Hara and the other top four contestants wrote and recorded their own verses for RuPaul's song "American". The song reached number 12 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.[9] In November 2018, VELO released the single "Where My Man At", featuring O'Hara and Drag Race season three runner-up Manila Luzon.[10] The two also appear in the song's music video, together with Thorgy Thor, Ginger Minj, and Trinity Taylor.[11]

Gender and orientation[edit | edit source]

Eureka lived as a trans woman for nearly five years starting from when they were 19 and had a boyfriend who was supportive of their feminine side. However, the couple broke up when Eureka realized the boyfriend was abusive. This led Eureka to have "a year of self-discovery" and determine that "I did not feel like a man, and I did not feel like a woman." Since then, Eureka is living as an out and proud gender neutral person.[12]

In a 2019 interview, Eureka shared that they are "pansexual or demisexual", stating that "If I connect with someone and there's that energy there, then I can find myself being sexually attracted to a person regardless if they're male, female, trans, anything."[13]

Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Twitter bio and Instagram bio, accessed February 25 2021
  2. @eurekaohara (July 2, 2020). "Gender Neutral, Non- Binary and Proud! I love you all stay strong out there! You're worthy. Also special love to those fighting for the rights of my Black Family And Trans Family. I truly thank you. To The Racists and Bigots hurting people we love, Fuck You! #blm #ablm" – via Twitter.
  3. ""Drag Race" Queen Eureka O'Hara Channels "Body Positivity" In Empowering New Single". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  4. "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Queen Eureka O'Hara Promotes 'Body Positivity' on New Song: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "EXCLUSIVE: Eureka O'Hara Drops Epic Music Video Featuring Farrah Abraham After Shocking 'Drag Race' Episode". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  6. Stomp - Single by Eureka O'Hara, 2017-04-28, retrieved 2018-05-08
  7. "Eureka's Tests Come Back Body-Positive in 'The Big Girl' Music Video". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  8. Eureka O' Hara (2018-06-28), Eureka O'Hara - The Big Girl (Official Music Video), retrieved 2018-07-26
  9. Youtt, Henry (2018-07-11). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Queens Who Landed Entries on the Billboard Charts". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Archived from the original on 2018-07-18. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  10. Lopez, David (2018-11-16). "If You're Wondering 'Where My Man At?' Manila Luzon and Eureka O'Hara May Know". Instinct. JR Pratts. Archived from the original on 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  11. Dalton, Paisley (2018-11-16). "WOW PREMIERE: VELO's New Album 'Outcast' & Vid Feat. MANILA LUZON, VANESSA VANJIE MATEO, EUREKA O'HARA, DERRICK BARRY, Nebraska Thunderfuck & more!!!". The WOW Report. World of Wonder Productions, Inc. Archived from the original on 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  12. Friedman, Megan (25 June 2018). "'Drag Race' Finalist Eureka O'Hara: You Can Overcome Anything". Seventeen. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  13. Masters, Jeffrey (22 October 2019). "Drag Race's Eureka O'Hara Shares Their Personal Journey With Gender". The Advocate. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
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