Bob the Drag Queen was born on June 22, 1986, as Christopher Caldwell. Her victory on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was foretold from the very first day of competition when she emerged as the frontrunner. Apart from always keeping it hysterical and real, she inspires us with several words of wisdom and dazzles us with her abashed confidence. If you are an obsessed fan just like we are, know this – there is no other kind of Bob fan! So, let’s take a closer look at her and obsess over the queen together.
Christopher Caldwell, popularly known as Bob the Drag Queen, was born in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.A, and raised in Clayton County, Georgia. She is a non-binary comic, musician, T.V. personality, and actress, who professionally goes by the name “Caldwell Tidicue.” Her pronouns are “she/her” as well as “he/him.” Her mother owned a drag bar in Columbus and took young Caldwell to the bar on nights when she could not afford a babysitter. At the drag bar, Caldwell worked and collected money from patrons.
As a teenager, she attended Morrow High School. Thereafter, she pursued theater at Columbus State University. At the age of 22, she moved to New York City with two suitcases, about $500 in her pocket, and a dream to become a standup comic and actress. She began doing drag in 2009 after watching season one of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Her character primarily focused on stand-up routines, later including lip-syncing to popular songs. On February 1, she joined the cast of the eighth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” On the show, she garnered admiration for her impeccable comedy. In the year 2020, she began co-hosting the H.B.O. reality T.V. series “We’re Here,” alongside Shangela and Eureka O’Hara – her fellow “Drag Race” contestants.
Over the years, Caldwell has also achieved success in the fields of film, television, music, and theatre. Her T.V. comedy special “Bob the Drag Queen: Suspiciously Large Woman” aired in July 2017. In 2020, her second comedy special titled “Bob the Drag Queen: Crazy Black Lady” went live. She also writes jokes for fellow drag queens, such as Monet X Change, Trinity Taylor, and Ginger Minj.
She changes her stage name from Kittin Withawhip to Bob the Drag Queen.
She wins season eight of “RuPaul's Drag Race.”
She releases 'Purse First' in collaboration with D.J. Mitch Ferrino.
Caldwell plays the role of Belize in the critically-acclaimed play “Angels in America.”
She joins the Pride is Where You Find It campaign by Coach New York.
Why We Love Bob The Drag Queen
Her message to fans
Caldwell encourages her fans to accept themselves as they are. When dealing with insecurities, she suggests focusing on the good things about themselves — even if it is a nice tooth.
Her hilarious name origin
The story goes that while she was on stage, a guy couldn't hear her name properly and started making up various names. He asked Caldwell if her name was Kate, and she said, “yeah, Kate is a drag name.” After that, she made it simpler and decided on Bob — “Bob the Drag Queen,” which she thought was funny.
We love her wit and humor
Fans love Caldwell for her punchy and dry-wit humor. She has some memorable quotes, such as: “I am beautiful, talented, hilarious, and humble” and “If my intentions were to hurt you, you would be crying right now.”
5 Surprising Facts
She has a drag family
She is the drag daughter of Peppermint, Sherry Vine, and Bianca Del Rio and she has two drag daughters of her own – Free the Drag Queen and Miz Cracker.
She loves kids
Before becoming a drag queen, she worked in children’s theatre and “found them to be a source of joy.”
Her play won the Pulitzer Prize
Her 2017 play “Angels in America” won several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
She is colorblind
Caldwell once told fans that she is colorblind, humorously adding that she really loves black and white.
She knew she would win
In an interview, she revealed that she knew she would win "RuPaul's Drag Race" before she was even cast for the show.
Bob The Drag Queen FAQs
Are Bob the Drag Queen and Monet X Change related?
They are drag sisters, though they don’t share the same drag mother.
Does Bob the Drag Queen still live in New York?
No, she moved to Los Angeles in 2020.
Is Bob the Drag Queen pansexual?
She is openly pansexual and gender isn’t a determining factor for her.
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