Miss Fame

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Miss Fame
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Miss Fame at the opening night of the movie T2 Trainspotting at the Berlinale 2017. Image: Martin Kraft (photo.martinkraft.com) License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Date of birth 30 March 1985
Place of birth San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Nationality American
Gender identity genderfluid[1][2]
Occupation model, makeup artist, drag queen, musician
Known for RuPaul's Drag Race

Miss Fame is an American model, makeup artist, drag queen, recording artist and reality television personality, best known as a contestant on season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race. After appearing on the show, they launched a music career, releasing their debut single, "Rubber Doll" on April 28, 2015. Their debut album, Beauty Marked, was released on June 9, 2015.[3]

They worked as a male editorial model in California before moving to New York in 2011, following the advice of fashion photographer Mike Ruiz. They then started working as a makeup artist, while at the same time modeling and performing in drag as "Miss Fame."

Miss Fame was noticed by photographer Mary McCartney who featured her in her book Devoted. She has also appeared in Half-Drag, a photo series by Leland Bobbé which attracted international attention and was featured in Vogue Italia.[4] Miss Fame was also photographed for Gorgeous, a project by photographers Rob Lebow and Masha Kupets that involved Armen Ra, Candis Cayne, and Tammie Brown.[5] Miss Fame works as a celebrity makeup artist in New York City, and has worked on models and celebrities including Ève Salvail, Snooki and JWoww, Martha Wash, Wendy Williams, and Michael Urie.[6]

On December 7, 2014, during the "Ru-Veal" of the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race, Miss Fame was the first queen announced to be a contestant on the show.[7] She was eliminated in the ninth episode, "Divine Inspiration", placing her seventh overall.[8] Following her elimination, she released the music video for "Rubber Doll", which was the first single from her debut album Beauty Marked.[9] The album was released June 9, 2015, and featured appearances from fellow Drag Race contestants Alaska Thunderfuck and Violet Chachki.[3]

In 2016, Miss Fame signed with IMG models Paris.[10] She contributed to the compilation album Christmas Queens 3 in 2017.[11]

In September 2018, Fame performed as a background dancer behind Christina Aguilera for Opening Ceremony's Spring 2019 collection, with other Drag Race alumni.[12] She released her own makeup line called "The Fetish of Fashion" later in October.[13]

Miss Fame lives with husband Patrick Berschy and their pet dachshunds Mina and Shaya.[14]

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  1. @MissFameNYC (July 14, 2017). "This is my truth @voguemagazine a lived experience. #genderfluid" – via Twitter.
  2. @MissFameNYC (July 14, 2017). "Stand for truth and my loved experience. I am gender Fluid" – via Twitter.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Miss Fame - Beauty Marked". Retrieved May 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Bobbé's Half Drag Shots". Vogue Italia. July 31, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "PHOTOS: Exclusive Chat with Drag Icons Delta Work, Tammie Brown and Landon Cider". Queerty. December 14, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen – Biography". Kurtis In Beauty. Retrieved November 7, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Miss Fame Officially Ru-Vealed For RuPaul's Drag Race Season Seven!". WordPress. December 7, 2014. Retrieved May 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "RuPaul's Drag Race recap: season seven, episode nine - Divine Inspiration". The Guardian. April 28, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. "Drag Race Star Miss Fame Releases 'Rubber Doll' Music Video". The Advocate. April 27, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Miss Fame | IMG Models". IMG Models. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  11. Christmas Queens 3 by Various Artists, 2017-11-17, retrieved 2018-10-10
  12. "We're Still Screaming: Xtina Performs With Drag Queens at NYFW". PAPER. 2018-09-10. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  13. Tietjen, Alexa (2018-10-08). "Miss Fame on the Launch of Her Beauty Brand and the 'Mainstreaming' of Drag". WWD. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  14. "Mina & Shaya (@the_wienas) • Instagram photos and videos". Retrieved 2018-02-08.
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