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Chad Michaels is the stage name of Chad Michael Storbeck, a drag queen, performer and cosplayer most well known for her near-perfect impersonation of Cher, as well as being a Season 4 runner-up of RuPaul's Drag Race and the All Stars 1 winner.

After winning, Chad kept performing around the world, worked as a judge on the Cosplay National Championship and made cameos on TV sitcoms such as "Jane The Virgin" and "2 Broke Girls" as a Cher impersonator.

Name Origin

Because of the fact that she did an impersonation of Annie Lennox, and people said she looked like Brigitte Nielsen, Chad was formerly known as Brigitte Love. However, she never identified with a female name.

Michaels moved to Las Vegas in 1997 to work with La Cage and the show required each entertainer to be introduced at the end of the show by their male name. Chad Michael is her real first and middle name, so she added an "s" for good measure and more appealing to a larger market like "Chad Michaels as Cher".

RuPaul's Drag Race

Chad Michaels
Statistics Season 4 All Stars 1
Ranking: 2nd/3rd Place 1st Place
(Winner)
Maxi Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 2, 5) 3 (Eps. 3, 4, 5)
Mini Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 2, 11) 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2) 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 11) 1 (Ep. 1)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14 N/A

Entrance Quotes

Season 4

"Morning bitches! Hi everybody, how y'all doing?"

All Stars 1

"Happy Hunger Games, bitches!"

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4

  • "I'm Cher, bitch!" (as Cher on Season 4's "Snatch Game")
  • "Shy Sheila is so shy that I don't give a rat's ass, because this game, is boring the shit out of me! I'm a fucking Oscar winner!" (as Cher on Season 4's "Snatch Game")
  • "ALLEGEDLY, ALLEGEDLY!" (as Cher on Season 4's "Snatch Game")
  • "'Ho' I will never do that because she doesn't do that."
  • "Show me one tape where Cher went 'ho' she never did that!"
  • "Everything I've gone through in my life has been because of Cher...the people I've gotten to meet, the clothes on my back. I basically owe her everything."
  • "YELLOW... RED!"
  • "I'm a professional."
  • "There is no excuse for someone looking shoddy!"
  • "May the odds be ever in your favor, darling. Ever in your favor."
  • "I'm a motherfucking assassin."
  • "I know this is 'RuPaul's Drag Race', but damn!"
  • ''I spread La Mer on my toast in the morning...I’m Cher BITCH!" (as Cher)
  • "Jiggly, I love you darling, come here, I won’t hurt you. Here’s my dentist‘s card." (Reading Jiggly on Reading is Fundamental challenge)"

Trivia

  • Chad had a drag mother named Hunter.
  • Morgan McMichaels (from Season 2) is Chad's drag daughter.
  • She has the highest booking fee out of all contestants, which is rumoured to be $10,000.
  • Chad shares her birthday with Bebe Zahara Benet.
    • Coincidentally, they both won the first season of two separate RuPaul's Drag Race series.
  • Chad is the first queen to win her season with being in the bottom 2 in the first episode. (All Stars 1)
  • According to Raven on Fashion Photo RuView, the hair Chad wore to enter the All Stars 1 workroom is the same hair that Morgan McMichaels wore for her entrance look in Season 2.
  • Chad’s audition tape for season 3 can be seen for a slight moment, in the first episode.
  • She is was the first queen to win The Snatch Game (S4) , Makeover (The AS1 Version of it) and Ball Challenge (The AS1 Version of it), followed by Manila Luzon. However, Michaels is the only queen to achieve this and to also win her season.
  • She is the oldest winner of the TV show franchise, at 50.
  • Chad, Bianca Del Rio and Alaska appear in the most seasons of all the winners, appearing on 6 seasons in total. Chad 1st appeared on Season 4, 2nd on All Stars 1, 3rd on Season 8, 4th on All Stars 3 and 5th on Season 10, and 6th on All Stars 4.
  • Chad was Shangela's first runner-up as California Entertainer of the Year in 2010.
  • Chad is the first queen to lip-sync in episode one, survive, and never lip-sync for your life afterwards. (All Stars 1)
  • Her along with Shannel in Team Shad are the first queens to have won three challenges in a row. This was followed by Angele Anang, Envy Peru and later Lawrence Chaney.
  • Chad is the only winner to have to Lip Sync for Your Life on the first episode.
  • Chad is tied for the longest run before her first time in the bottom 2 (on Season 4), competing in 11 episodes.

Gallery

Season 4

Season 4 Looks

All Stars 1

All Stars 1 Looks

Season 5

Season 5 Looks

Season 8

Season 8 Looks

Season 10

Season 10 Looks

All Stars 4

All Stars 4 Looks

Discography

Singles

  • "Tragic Girl" (2013) by Liquid360 & Chad Michaels

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