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Jade (Sotomayor)

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Jade Sotomayor, also known as Jade, is the stage name of David Sotomayor, a drag queen, dancer, model, and makeup artist from Chicago, Illinois. Jade was part of the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Drag origin: [edit | Edit source]

She didn't have a name for her first show, so the name Jennifer was offered because of her love for Jennifer Lopez. She found it too common and decided to shorten herself to Jay. The show director mispronounced it and called her Jade, which she liked better. Facebook later asked her to give her a last name, so she used her real last name, which is Jade Sotomayor.

Jade is very entertaining and has always enjoyed delighting an audience. Also, she is very open and passionate about her drag career and calls it a true art form. Her family has been very supportive and accepted that she does drag as long as it makes her happy.

In her introductory video for Drag Race, she described herself as "talented, professional and passionate".

RuPaul's Drag Race: [edit | Edit source]

Season / s: season 1
Ranking: 6
Mini-Challenge prizes: 1 (Ep. 4)
Appearance as team captain: 0
Main Challenge Winnings: 0
Among the worst two: 1 (Ep. 4)
Eliminated: Episode 4

Season 1: [edit | Edit source]

Jade was eliminated in the fourth episode of "Drag Race," in which the drag queens had to create a commercial for MAC Cosmetics because it is a make-up company that benefits HIV / AIDS. The girls used the commercial to explain who they are as drag queens, why they are beautiful and to inform the audience about Viva Glam's help for people with HIV / AIDS. Each drag queen had 10 minutes to shoot their commercial, with the exception of Jade, who earned an additional 5 minutes for winning the mini-challenge.

The causes of their elimination initially reflected the main challenge. Jade was told that her progression and star potential were lacking. She fell into the bottom two seats next to Rebecca Glasscock. Rebecca hit her, which sent Jade home.

Memorable quotes: [edit | Edit source]

  • "Jade is definitely my alter ego, basically she has more balls than me!"
  • "I will not only present myself as Jade, but also show my talents as a dancer and performer."
  • "I could easily have gone home to any of the other girls except Rebecca."
  • "I try to keep achieving my goals because I know that I am closer and closer every day."
  • "Rebecca is the wrongest slut I have ever met in my life."
  • "She lacks talent, she lacks professionalism because she is wrong." (Based on Rebecca Glasscock)

Worth knowing: [edit | Edit source]

  • David studied dance performance at Columbia College in Chicago.
  • David is fluent in English and Spanish.
  • David's cousin Eddie Sotomayor was killed while shooting in an Orlando nightclub.
  • Jade's expertise besides drag is dancing.
  • Jade is a bartender at Spin Nightclub in Chicago.
  • Jade refers to herself as "#originalfish" as she was the first "fishy queen" to appear on the show.
  • One of Jade's most memorable appearances was her imitation of Britney Spears on her MTV VMA performance, "I'm a Slave 4 U".
  • One of Jade's idols is Jennifer Lopez. She considers J'Lo an amazing actress, versatile woman and amazing businesswoman.
  • As of January 2018, David has been Jade for 15 years.
  • Jade is the first drag queen to be eliminated from the show as a Latino drag, which reached # 6.
  • At the reunion it was revealed that the reason Jade was kicked out of Rebecca in the LipSycnBattel was because Jade was physically touching Rebecca as an obstacle, which was against the rules.