Who is Jujubee?
Jujubee, (sometimes stylized as jUjUBee), is an American drag queen, reality television personality, and recording artist who is from Lowell, Massachusetts. She is popularly known as a contestant on Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars season 1, and RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars season 5. She has the unique distinction of being the only contestant to place within the top three of the competition three times.
Jujubee Profile Summary
|Real Name||Airline Inthyrath|
|Birthdate||June 21, 1984|
|Age||37 years old|
|Place of Birth||Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Profession||Drag Queen, Reality Television Personality|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
Jujubee was born on June 21, 1984, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., to a Laotian Buddhist family in Fresno, California, and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father died when she was 15 years old and the same year, her mother abandoned her and her two sisters. Boston performer, Karisma Geneva-Jackson Tae, is her drag mother.
Jujubee graduated from Lowell High School in Lowell, Massachusetts. She later earned a bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
At the age of 25, Jujubee appeared in the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and she finished in third place out of twelve. Jujubee served as drag professor on RuPaul’s Drag U, a spin-off of Drag Race that premiered on the Logo network in June 2010 and this was alongside fellow season two contestants, Tyra Sanchez, Raven, Pandora Boxx, and Morgan McMichaels. She made at least one appearance on all three seasons of Drag U. She was also nominated for a 2010 NewNowNext Award for “Most Addictive Reality Star”.
It was announced on August 6, 2012, that Jujubee was one of twelve past Drag Race contestants selected to join the first cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, which premiered on the Logo network on October 22, 2012. She paired with contestant Raven to form Team Rujubee and the duo managed to make it to the finale which aired on November 26, 2012. She landed in third/fourth place with fellow contestant Shannel.
An animated version of Jujubee appeared in the “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0” mobile app in 2014. She was featured in a series of ads with Gilead to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. She and Raven also appeared as guests on “Snatch Game” during the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Jujubee was a guest on the first episode of season 10 for the first mini-challenge and she also appeared in the music video for RuPaul’s song “Jealous of My Boogie”. She later appeared in the music video “Queen” by Mimi Imfurst’s band Xelle, alongside other RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants. She was also in the video for Blair St. Clair’s “Call My Life” in 2018.
Jujubee appeared with BeBe Zahara Benet, Thorgy Thor, and Alexis Michelle in the TLC show Drag Me Down the Aisle, which premiered on March 9, 2019. She also appeared in the Netflix series AJ and the Queen starring RuPaul in 2020 as pageant contestant Lee St. Lee. Jujubee was announced as one of the ten past Drag Race contestants selected to join the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars on May 8, 2020, but it was premiered on VH1 on June 5, 2020. She later became the fourth queen, along with fellow All-Stars 5 competitor Alexis Mateo, to compete on three different seasons of Drag Race, following Shangela, Latrice Royale, and Manila Luzon. She won her first-ever main challenge in episode 3, after designing a signature hotel suite entitled “The Glamazon” alongside Mateo and India Ferrah. She would lose her first-ever lip-sync later in the episode, falling in a lip sync for your legacy to Lizzo’s “Juice” against the lip sync assassin Monét X Change. She went on to reach the top 3 of the season, becoming the first queen in Drag Race herstory to make it to the finale in three separate seasons.
On June 23, 2020, Jujubee released her debut extended play record, Good Juju: Vol. 1. The song “Don’t Wanna Love” was performed on the first episode of All-Stars 5. On July 21, 2020, A sequel, Good Juju: Vol. 2, was released, with the lead single “Tonight or Forever” featuring fellow All Stars 5 contestant Blair St. Clair being released on July 14, 2020.
Jujubee is among the most followed queens from Drag Race, and as of October 2021, she has accumulated over 1.1 million Instagram followers.
Jujubee’s father died when she was 15 years old and the same year, her mother abandoned her and her two sisters. Boston performer, Karisma Geneva-Jackson Tae, is her drag mother.
Jujubee is currently single and is not in any relationship.
Jujubee Net Worth
Jujubee has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
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