Shantay, You Stau: Jewish Drag Queens in RuPaul’s Drag Race

Published: June 15, 2017

Alumni of the popular drag competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race perform in Los Angeles frequently. Which of them are Jewish? Here’s your quick guide. (plus RuPaul’s surprising knowledge in the Talmud)

Turns out that there’s been a strong showing from the small (but hopefully growing) community of Jewish queens in the hit TV series.

Alexis Michelle (Alex Michaels)

Detox (Matthew Sanderson)

Acid Betty (Jamie Ruhren)

Sasha Velour (Sasha Steinberg)

Jinkx Monsoon (Jerick Hoffer)

In the hit show’s 9 seasons, there have been plenty of shout-outs to the Jewish community, not the least of which have come from RuPaul herself… like the time out of drag when he wore a Star of David:

Read the full story in the Jerusalem Post