Michelle Visage is an American singer, television host, radio DJ and media personality.
She was born on September 20, 1968, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Visage began her career as a member of the girl group Seduction in the late 1980s, which had several hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
She later became a radio DJ and hosted her own show on New York’s Hot 97.
Visage is perhaps best known for her role as a judge on the reality competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she has been a mainstay since the show’s third season in 2011.
She has also appeared on several other reality shows, including Celebrity Big Brother UK, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing.
In addition to her work in entertainment, Visage is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has been open about her own experiences as a member of the community.
She has also been vocal about her struggles with autoimmune disease and chronic pain, and has used her platform to raise awareness about these issues.
Michelle Visage early life and education
Visage grew up in New Jersey and attended high school in South Plainfield.
She was interested in performing from a young age and participated in school plays and musicals.
After high school, she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where she studied acting and musical theater.
After completing her studies, Visage began her career in the entertainment industry as a member of the girl group Seduction.
The group had several hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including Two to Make It Right and Breakdown.
In addition to her music career, Visage has also worked as a radio DJ and television host.
She co-hosted the VH1 talk show The RuPaul Show in the late 1990s and has been a judge on the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race since its inception in 2009.
Who is Michelle Visage’s husband?
Visage’s husband is David Case, an author and screenwriter from Los Angeles.
He and Michelle met at an industry party and were introduced by a mutual friend.
The pair eventually tied the knot at a private ceremony in 1997 and share two daughters, Lillie and Lola.
David has been one of Michelle’s biggest cheerleaders, regularly tweeting his support for her during her time on Strictly Come Dancing and other shows.
Recently, Michelle revealed that David and their daughter have been undergoing ketamine therapy.
Michelle Visage career
Visage began her career in the entertainment industry in the late 1980s.
She first gained fame as a member of the girl group Seduction, which had several hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Visage then transitioned to television, where she became a regular on the VH1 series, The RuPaul Show, in the late 1990s.
In 2011, she became a judge on the reality competition series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has become a cultural phenomenon and has won multiple Emmy Awards.
Visage has been a judge on the show for over a decade, and her critiques and guidance have helped shape the careers of many drag queens.
She has also appeared on other reality shows, including Celebrity Big Brother UK and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, and has hosted her own radio show, The Michelle Visage Show, on SiriusXM.
In addition to her work in entertainment, Visage is also an author.
She released her memoir, The Diva Rules, in 2015, which became a New York Times bestseller.