Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GRANDE DAME....CHAD MICHAELS

Chad Michaels is a drag performer who hails from San Diego, California and is most well known for her near perfect impersonation of Cher. She is currently the head of the Dreamgirls Revue and has been performing in drag for about 21 years. She is currently in a long term relationship with her partner Adam, who she has been with for 12 years. She originally competed in the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race where she reached the finale but lost out to the season's winner, Sharon Needles. However, she returned for RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race later that year and won. But here's a fun tidbit...... Her name used to be Brigitte Love! She did an impersonation of Annie Lennox,  but people said she looked like Brigitte Nielsen. She always felt that she didn’t identify with a female name. She moved to Las Vegas in 1997 to work with La Cage, and the show required each entertainer to be introduced at the end of the show by their male name. Chad Michael is her real first and middle name, and she added ‘s’ for good measure. She didn’t want to be Chad Michael like George Michael. The name just stuck and she thinks it’s more appealing to a larger market like ‘Chad Michaels as Cher’.  The fabulous drag queen Hunter was her drag mother.  



At times, hard to believe it's not Cher.

7 comments:

  1. I always like Chad Michaels, and her Cher is almost as good as the real thing!

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  2. We love our Chad here on the left coast.

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  3. Wait......thats not cher????

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  4. Ah, performed in La Cage... That explains why I knew the name!

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  5. While I enjoy his cher, I love his Bette and Gaga impersonations. And his make up is flawless.

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  6. Chad is amazing in the Dreamgirls Revue. That's show is amazing.

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