Jaida Essence Hall

Jared Johnson, otherwise known as Jaida Essence Hall, was born on December 9, 1986. Johnson is an American drag queen and reality television star best known for taking first place in season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and then competing in the seventh season of the show’s all-winners spinoff, “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” Since her season of the show aired in 2020, she has been a mainstay of various domestic and foreign tours that feature competitors from the Drag Race, such as “Werq the World,” “A Drag Queen Christmas,” and “Drive ‘N Drag.” Johnson was a featured performer in Rihanna’s “Savage X Fenty Fashion Show Vol. Two” in October 2020.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jared Johnson


The Essence of Beauty

Birth date:

December 9, 1986



Zodiac Sign:



5' 8"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$500 thousand

Jared's Social Media:


Jared Johnson was born on December 9, 1986, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the second winner after Trixie Mattel and the third city representative to compete on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (winner of All Stars Season three). She attributes Milwaukee’s feeling of community and diversity of drag, particularly its country tongue, as key influences. She gave a series of performances at Hamburger Mary’s.

Johnson started her drag journey in early 2010. She became well-known in the drag community by competing in pageants and taking home awards including Miss Five, Miss Gay Madison, Miss Wisconsin Club, and Miss City of the Lakes. Additionally, she gave a halftime performance at a 2019 Milwaukee Bucks game. She played at LadyLand Festival with Christina Aguilera in September 2021. She gave performances at PridetoberFest and the 10th annual Night of the Living Drag: The North American Halloween Tour the following month. Both events were held at the Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee.

In January 2022, Johnson was included in the rotating cast of a dozen Drag Race queens in “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!,” a Las Vegas show residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Johnson appeared on stage with Katy Perry in March as part of the “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” cast’s appearance at Resorts World Las Vegas’ Play concert series. She presented a TikTok-sponsored fashion show in April 2022 that was inspired by the Grammys. She identifies as queer and is in a relationship with a person whose identity is unknown.

Career timeline

She Performs a Halftime Show

She gives a halftime performance at a Milwaukee Bucks game.

She Gets Featured in a Magazine

She appears on the front cover of “Attitude” magazine's September issue.

She Performs in Rihanna's show

She is one of the featured performers in Volume two of "Savage X Fenty Fashion Show" by Rihanna.

She Performs With Christina Aguilera

At LadyLand Festival, she performs alongside Aguilera.

She Performs at PridetoberFest

Both the 10th annual Night of the Living Drag: The North American Halloween Tour and PridetoberFest in Milwaukee's Henry Maier Festival Park feature her performances.

She Lands a Hosting Gig

She presents a TikTok-sponsored fashion show that is inspired by the Grammys.

Why We Love Jaida Essence Hall

  1. She is a winner

    Johnson follows Naomi Smalls from Season eight as the second African-American competitor to triumph in the makeover challenge during a normal season. This is just one of her many victories.

  2. She is resourceful

    She's good at doing many things. She's a makeup artist, a designer, and pretty good at it. She designs and creates almost all her costumes for competitions.

  3. She is an inspiration

    She is an inspiration to people around the world as a feminine T.V. personality. She has shown people that they can fend for themselves in the face of adversity.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Jaida Essence Hall is her stage name

    Her real name is Jared Johnson.

  2. She is a makeup artist

    She also does makeup, and she painted Silky Nutmeg Ganache's face for the “RuPaul's Drag Race” season 11 finale.

  3. She is also a designer

    Except for her tulle dress, Johnson designed and made every single costume she wore during the tournament.

  4. She was nominated for a P.C.A.

    Johnson was a Choice Competition Contestant nominee for the People's Choice Award.

  5. She beat a record

    She was the first queen to receive three stars in “All Stars.”

Jaida Essence Hall FAQs

What is the name of Johnson’s website?

The name of her website is jaidaehall.com.

Who is Johnson in Snatch?

She played Lady Chablis and also a hilariously inaccurate portrayal of Prince.

Are Johnson and Kahmora Hall sisters?

Yes, they are a drag family; her drag sisters are Mercedes Iman Diamond, Dida Ritz, Hall, and her mothers are Tajma Hall and Prada Diamond. Her drag family is known as Hall.

Jaida Essence Hall’s birthday dates

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