Michelle Visage Biography
Michelle Visage is an American singer, radio DJ, television host, and author best known as a judge on the American reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Michelle was the co-host of The Jamz Session on Hot 92 Jamz (KHHT) in Los Angeles from 2002 until 2005. She returned to New York City in 2005, where she then served as co-host of The Morning Mix on WNEW-FM until December 2006. Visage also hosted on Sirius Satellite Radio’s The Beat 66 from 2003–2006. She later became a co-host of the morning show on SUNNY 104.3 in West Palm Beach, Florida on March 12, 2007. Visage joined 93.9 MIA in Miami as the host of the new MIA Morning Show on January 10, 2011. She then left Miami and WMIA in December 2011 and moved back to Los Angeles.
Michelle and Ross Mathews were the commentators for Logo TV’s coverage of the Live Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 13, 2017. It was also announced on August 30, 2017, that she would be a judge for the first season of Ireland’s Got Talent, which then aired on TV3 in February 2018. On 5 August 2019, it was announced that she would take part in series 17 of Strictly Come Dancing in the UK on the BBC. It was later confirmed on 7 September that she was partnered with Giovanni Pernice.
Michelle auditioned and won a place for Seduction, an R&B and dance vocal trio assembled by Robert Clivilles and David Cole that signed with A&M Records in 1990. Seduction had several pop and dance hits including “Two to Make It Right”. After its breakup, Michelle collaborated with the freestyle dance act TKA as a guest vocalist on the song “Crash (Have Some Fun)”.
She provided lead vocals and was also the recording artist of another dance act assembled by Clivilles & Cole, The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. The song “It’s Gonna Be a Lovely Day”, was a cover version of the Bill Withers song “Lovely Day”, and was included on the soundtrack to The Bodyguard. “It’s Gonna Be a Lovely Day” became a #1 dance single and also peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1993
Visage has been featured on several of RuPaul’s music albums, and she also appears in the RuPaul music videos for “New York City Beat” & “From Your Heart”, which initially premiered on RuPaul’s Green Screen Christmas Special (2015). It was later uploaded to World of Wonder’s YouTube channel. He has also made guest appearances in RuPaul’s videos for “Glamazon”, “Responsitrannity”, “The Beginning” & “Nothing For Christmas”.
Michelle Visage Age
Michelle Lynn Shupack is 52 years old as of 2020 having been born on September 20, 1968, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, U.S. She shares her birthday with other famous people such as Khabib Nurmagomedov, Sophia Loren, Belén Rodríguez, Jon Bernthal, George R. R. Martin, Asia Argento, Ainsley Earhardt, among others.Michelle Visage FamilyWho are Michelle Visage’s parents?
Michelle Visage Siblings
Michelle was born to Joanne Shupack Lewis “Wiss”. Her biological mother Joanne was of Hungarian and Irish descent. She was adopted when she was three months old by Arlene Carol (Harnick) and Martin H. “Marty” Shupack.
Michelle Visage Education
She attended an arts high school in South Plainfield, New Jersey and then joined the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan. She then headed to New York City to pursue a career as an actress shortly after finishing her studies.
Michelle Visage Husband
Visage is married to author, and screenwriter David Case. The couple met at a party after being& introduced by a mutual friend. Visage and chase tied the knot at a private ceremony in 1997 and celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary in June 2019.
Michelle Visage Kids
Michelle and her husband David have two daughters; Lillie, and Lola Case. Her daughter Lillie has battled with anxiety and depression during her teenage years, as well as suicidal thoughts. Visage and Case have been very supportive of her. Lillie has also appeared on podcast RuPaul: What’s The Tee? with her mum in September 2018 where she opened up about her mental health and how after taking antidepressants she is now feeling in a much better place.
Her daughter Lola appeared on the podcast at the beginning of the episode, where she opened up about her upbringing. She revealed that Michelle and David were keen for their children to have a magical childhood and went all out for celebrations such as Easter and Christmas.
Michelle Visage Height
Adding to her beautiful, and well-curved body, Visage stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Michelle Visage Net Worth
Through her wide career in television, singing, and radio, Visage has amassed great wealth to her name. The television host has an estimated net worth of $800 thousand.
Michelle Visage Breasts
In April 2019, Visage revealed that she had Hashimoto’s disease. The disease led to getting her trademark breast implants removed.
Michelle Visage RuPaul
Michelle became the co-host of RuPaul’s VH1 talk shows The RuPaul Show in 1996. From 1996 to 2002, she co-hosted with RuPaul on WKTU’s morning show. Visage has also hosted VH1’s red carpet coverage of the 1998 Grammys and then in 2002, Grease’s 25th-anniversary re-release party.
On April 9, 2014, she started co-hosting the weekly podcast RuPaul: What’s The Tee? The pair interview celebrities, discuss their lives, and also RuPaul’s Drag Race. The podcast then won a 2018 Webby Award.
She debuted as the second permanent judge on Logo TV’s reality-television series RuPaul’s Drag Race on January 24, 2011. There, she replaced former judge Merle Ginsberg. Visage is also a judge on the spin-off show, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars. Drag Race cast received their first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program for production of the eleventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2019.
Michelle Visage Celebrity Big Brother
She became one of the contestants on the fifteenth series of the British reality series, Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 on January 7, 2015. She then left the house in fifth place on February 6, 2015, despite her being a favorite to win. Since leaving the house, Michelle has appeared on some episodes of “Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side” which is a companion show that airs straight after Celebrity Big Brother.
Michelle Visage Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Visage has performed in her West End debut as “Miss Hedge” in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie from October 18, 2018, until January 26, 2019.
Michelle Visage Band
Visage was in the bands Seduction, and The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M.
Michelle Visage Book – Diva Rules
In 2015, Visage released The Diva Rules: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top. She shares her rules and advice for living life to the fullest and finding success no matter the hand you’re dealt. With her no-nonsense style and super sassy voice, Michelle tells readers to “Keep Your Shit Together,” “Give Good Face,” and “Be Thankful You’re a Misfit,” in addition to 22 other invaluable life lessons on finding your power and sparkling your way to the top. The book was released in Swedish through the rainbow company Tallbergs Förlag in late 2019.
Michelle Visage Songs
- It’s Gonna Be a Lovely Day
- Silent Night
- O Holy Night
- Real Love
- Feels So Good
- She’s Like a Star
- Thank You for Your Presence
Michelle Visage Madonna
Michelle won a Madonna look-alike competition when she was 16. She also got a birthday card from the idol on her 50th birthday in October 2018