Yvie Oddly

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jovan Bridges

Nickname:

Yvie Oddly

Birth date:

August 22, 1993

Age:

28

Zodiac Sign:

Leo

Height:

6' 2"

Net Worth:

$5 million

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Background

Yvie Oddly is a Denver native who grew up playing with her mother’s makeup kit and wearing her sister’s dresses. She always had a natural curiosity for gender roles and transformation. Her first exposure to drag came when she attended East High School. One of her classmates dressed up as a sex worker for Halloween, and the concept intrigued her. The following year she came to Halloween in a similar outfit, reveling in the shock and admiration she received from her peers. Oddly briefly did gymnastics before transitioning to musical theatre, attending the Denver School of the Arts at the Auraria Campus.

Her career as a drag queen began in 2012 when she went to a campus workshop hosted by Venus D’Lite from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” It was here she adopted the name Yvie Oddly as a play on the words “even odder than everyone else.” Her early performances took place at Denver’s gay bar called Tracks and it was here that she built a reputation for outlandish, unorthodox looks on stage. By 2018, Oddly was an accomplished drag queen in Denver and wanted to turn it into a full-time job.

She auditioned for season 11 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in January 2019 and got accepted as a contestant, becoming the second queen on the show from Denver after Nina Flowers. Her eccentric style and candid personality made her a fan favorite, and her rivalry with contestant Silky Nutmeg Ganache kept the audience entertained throughout the series. On May 30, 2019, Oddly won the show and walked away with the $100,000 prize. She set a record of having the fewest challenge wins of any winner in the history of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” As of April 2022, Oddly is one of the eight contestants that will appear on the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars,” a spin-off series where all the contestants are winners of previous shows.

Career timeline

2015
The Queen of Denver

Oddly places first in the ‘Ultimate Queen of Denver’ pageant.

2019
The Win on RuPaul’s Drag Race

Oddly earns the title ‘America’s Next Drag Superstar.’

2020
The Dropping of An Album

She releases her debut album “Drag Trap.”

2022
The Return to RuPaul’s Drag Race

Oddly is announced as a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars.”

Why We Love Yvie Oddly

  1. She pushes boundaries

    While drag queens are known for being ‘extra,’ Oddly pushes boundaries in more ways than stage performance. She’s also challenged classism and racism within the LGBTQ and drag communities.

  2. She puts her fans first

    Contorting her body in performances puts her in great pain, but Oddly does it all for the fans. She doesn’t let her medical condition hold her back.

  3. She’s constantly reinventing herself

    Oddly’s creative dynamic is her calling card. She’s constantly pushing herself to be unique and to carry the torch how she sees fit.

Why We Love

  1. She has a rare skin condition

    Oddly has a rare condition called type three Hypermobile Ehlers-Danos Syndrome, which prevents her from producing enough collagen.

  2. She loves being thrifty

    Oddly shuns the rich, high-life, designer clothes craze despite being wealthy.

  3. She was once a gymnast

    Oddly practiced gymnastics until the age of 15.

  4. Her grandfather was a Black Panther

    Oddly is Lauren Watson's grandchild, the Denver Black Panther’s leader.

  5. She auditioned three times

    Oddly auditioned for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” three times before getting accepted as a contestant.

Yvie Oddly FAQs

What is Yvie Oddly’s condition?

Oddly has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 3.

Why is Yvie Oddly’s head wrinkly?

Oddly’s skin condition prevents her from producing enough collagen, resulting in excess skin on the top of her head.

Is Willow Pill Yvie Oddly’s drag daughter?

Yes, Oddly mentored Willow Pill.

Yvie Oddly’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2022August 22Monday
2023August 22Tuesday
2024August 22Thursday
2025August 22Friday
2026August 22Saturday

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