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Gottmik, sometimes referred to simply as Mik, is an American drag performer and makeup artist based in Los Angeles, California and a contestant on Season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She is known for her advanced skills in makeup artistry.

Gottmik would later return to compete on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.

Drag Name Origin[]

Her drag name is a combination of the first part of her deadname and first part of her last name, switched. Her drag name is also pun on the advertising campaign "Got Milk?".

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics USA Season 13 USA All Stars
Season 9
Ranking: 3rd/4th Place TBA
Maxi Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 5, 9) 2 (Eps. 2, 3)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 7) 1 (Ep. 5)
Times as Team Captain: 0 TBA
Times in Bottom Two: 0 N/A
Episode Eliminated: Episode 16 TBA

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13[]

  • "Time to crash the cis-tem." (Entrance Quote)
  • "♪ Gottmik, was born a girl, baby. Was told that I can't do drag, knew I, had something to prove. Now, you're gonna lose! ♪" (verse in "ConDragulations")
  • "So gorge!"
  • "I need to paint her or I'm GOING to have a aneurysm!" (referring to her desire to paint Kahmora Hall)
  • In Untucked.
    • "We're all just heated angels today." (Referring to Tamisha and Kandy's fight)
    • "I hate the outdoors." (after being chased by a bee on Untucked)
    • "Not my parents right now..."
    • "Not me listening to it naked."
    • "Gagatondra."
  • As Paris Hilton in the Snatch Game:
    • "Oh shit, that's so embarrassing."
    • "I saw that on TV, that was fucking rude."
    • "You're so obsessed with me, it's everything. You're so hot."
    • "My sister just married a Rothschild, so I'm the poor sister now."
    • "I was on a flight back from Ibiza *sticks her tongue out*."
    • "I honestly just press play, and hope for the best."
    • "I'm gonna stick to what I know here, to be safe, so I wrote 'huge cocks'."
    • "There's a girl, Winnie, on my flight and I mentally cancelled her cause she smelled insane, so I wrote 'smelling'."
  • "Do you know how old Tina is?" (After Char Margolis asked the queens if they had questions for her)
  • "Stick to drag, no cleaning for you." (To Olivia Lux when cleaning Denali's lipstick message)
  • During the Nice Girls Roast.
    • "Wow. How will I ever follow that one up?" (After Utica's failed set)
    • "After your set I realized that is so fitting that your name begins with the letters U-T-I, because you make me feel extremely uncomfortable and I feel like I need a full bottle of pills to forget about you." (To Utica)
    • "You lip synced more times that our angel here, Valentina, has attempted to block the words 'Rent: Live' on social media." (To Heidi and Valentina)
    • "I knew there was gonna be budget cuts this season but I didn't know it was gonna affect the judges' panel, too!" (to Loni Love)
    • "I am such a huge fan of you and your work and ALL of your hit song..." (to RuPaul)
    • "You are the only person I have ever met that watches porn, and cums when the pizza gets delivered!" (to Ross)
  • "Utica tanked the roast really hard."
  • "♪ Wake up, girls, it's now time to listen. Hand on your hip and assume the position, Mama Ru said that we're all born naked, Gottmik says, "love your body, don't fake it"! Here's the tea, I put in work, baby, so fight for yourself and let all the basic haters lurk, baby! That face that's stamped so right! Clown paint and waist so tight. Boys, girls, and in between, it's time to crown your queen. Let's go! ♪" (Verse in "Lucky")
  • "I basically grew up with the show now, and every person that was crowned always opened my mind. The world is not black or white, it is this craziest fucking gray area, and that's what my drag is. And I've grown so much here, I'm so ready to be crowned, and be the representation that I wish I had growing up. And that's why I'm America's Next Drag Superstar." (her speech as to why she should be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 9[]

  • "Consider the cis-tem... crashed." (entrance quote)
  • "I'm back and I'm ready to crash this whole Werk Room."
  • "Angeria... I've never met someone whose parents are more related than their teeth." (to Angeria Paris VanMicheals during the Reading Challenge)
  • "Guys, I heard that there is a club in Florida that pays the girls only in empanadas... Don't believe me? Look at Roxxxy!" (to Roxxxy Andrews during the Reading Challenge)
  • "Vanjie... the only bitch I'd ever met that can outdrink me... Girl... your liver is so black and shriveled, it's 15 face tapes away from hosting RuPaul's Drag Race." (to Vanessa Vanjie during the Reading Challenge)
  • "Fist in the air, eye forwards, erupt. Mm, whats the smell girl? It’s a new era. When to fight, when to love, when to show them. We’re going anywhere bitch, we’re frozen. Don’t waste your breath, trying to silence. All stupid arguments, trying to blame science. Let’s stand up, fight back, bitch, we’re tyrants. You mess with me and my girls, say hi to my fist! (verse in Drag Queens Save The World)
  • "Got spayed in 1942, never looked back..." (as Lassie in the Snatch Game of Love)


  • Gottmik has a degree in Product Development from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, which she discussed during deliberations of the Season 13 ball.
  • Gottmik painted Heidi Klum on Queen of Drags Season 1.[2]
  • Gottmik is the franchise's first ever transgender man to compete on Drag Race.
  • Gottmik was the most followed contestant from Season 13 on Instagram before the season started.
  • Gottmik auditioned 3 times including Season 13.[3]
  • Gottmik received the 2nd, 6th and 13th top Toot of the week on Fashion Photo RuView.
    • She also received a SHOOT for all of these top Toots.
  • Gottmik wore her "We're Here, We're Sheer, Get Used to It" look for the "Trains for Days" runway (although she was still in the competition, she was not in the episode the sheer runway was featured in).[4]
    • She captioned her post with, “When 2 train conductors show up someone needed to GO.” Referencing to Tina Burner also wearing a train conductor costume. Given that Mik is apart of The Mean Girls (with Tina and Kandy Muse), it is presumed she let her friend have her own moment.[5]
  • After Season 13 begun, Gottmik began a YouTube channel to demonstrate how to do her makeup looks from each episode.[6]
    • She often has James Charles, a famous beauty guru and makeup YouTuber, behind the camera in her videos.[7]
  • Gottmik received the first video from back home in Season 13’s Untucked.
    • The video was from her mother and father. She also expressed happiness over the fact that her parents addressed him as Kade.
      • She has stated that her parents had a hard time at first with his transition, but they later came to understand him.
  • In a YouTube video, Gottmik stated that she forgot her black lipstick when filming drag race and as an alternative, she used eyeliner.[citation needed]
  • Gottmik is overall the 8th contestant to accomplish winning both the Ball and the Snatch Game, after Yara Sofia, Chad Michaels, Alaska, Manila Luzon, Aquaria, Gigi Goode and Shea Couleé.
    • However, she is the 3rd contestant to win both the Ball Challenge and the Snatch Game in the same season, following Aquaria and Gigi Goode.
      • Coincidentally, both challenges were all their first 2 wins in their season.
      • Coincidentally, she achieved this once again on All Stars 9, becoming the first contestant to win both challenges twice.
  • Gottmik is the seventh queen to win Snatch Game twice, after Bendelacreme, Ginger Minj, Baga Chipz, Jinkx Monsoon, Trinity the Tuck, and Jimbo.
  • Gottmik has walked for Marco Marco many times in the past[citation needed] and has worked with him on many of her Season 13 looks.[8][9][10]
  • Gottmik got her chosen name out of drag from a porn star.[11]
  • Gottmik said on the LIVE Reaction of the Finale on Season 13 that she voted for LaLa Ri to be Miss Congeniality.[12]
  • Gottmik reached 1 million followers on Instagram on April 25th, 2021. She is the 35th contestant to reach this milestone.
    • She's also the first from Season 13 to reach 1 million followers on Instagram, only one day after the Finale.
  • Gottmik shaved her head for the Season 13 finale.[13]
  • Shortly after the finale, she did a collab with NikkieTutorials, a guest judge on Season 1 of Drag Race Holland. She is the fourth queen to do this, after Envy Peru, Crystal Methyd, and Shea Couleé.[14]
  • On the 10th June 2021, Gottmik lip synced against Symone to Sissy That Walk in a lip sync rematch, which went viral on YouTube when it was released. However, it was an unofficial lip sync and they both won "chicken and waffles".[15]
  • Gottmik is pansexual.[16]
  • Gottmik said she had spent around $20K for Season 13.[17]
  • Gottmik revealed in the first episode of her podcast with Violet Chachki that she was an alternate for Season 13.[18]
  • Gottmik took part in the music video "Unholy" by Sam Smith and Kim Petras with the winner of Season 7, Violet Chachki.[19]
  • She is the third queen to win two ball challenges, after BeBe Zahara Benet and Drag Sethlas.
  • Upon entering in All Stars 9, Gottmik erroneously claims she was the first one in again, despite Kandy Muse being the first to enter in Season 13.
    • This was likely due to the lip-sync twist for the premiere of Season 13, in which the queens debuted in pairs, of which Gottmik was the first in her's, followed by Utica


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13[]

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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 9[]

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 13) Self Contestant (Placed 3rd/4th) [21]
RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked (Season 12)
2024 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Season 9) Self Contestant (Placed TBA)

Web Series[]

  • TBA

External Links[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Watch Gottmik Open Up About Top Surgery and Pronouns on Drag Race | Them — January 13, 2021
  2. Post by gottmik | Instagram — November 26, 2019
  3. Gottmik’s Whatcha Packin’ 🌟 S13 TOP 4 RuPaul's Drag Race | YouTube — April 13, 2021
  4. Gottmik on Instagram | Instagram — January 22, 2021
  5. Gottmik on Instagram | Instagram — January 23, 2021
  6. Gottmik on YouTube | YouTube — 2021
  7. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Entrance Look! Gottmik | YouTube — January 7, 2021
  8. Post by marcosquared | Instagram — February 14, 2021
  9. Post by marcosquared | Instagram — March 6, 2021
  10. Post by marcosquared | Instagram — April 25, 2021
  11. Kiki with Gottmik! (Addressing the "Gottmeek" Controversy) | YouTube — July 12, 2021
  12. RuPaul’s Drag Race S13 LIVE Finale Reaction w/ Gottmik, Kandy, Rosé & Symone RuPaul's Drag Race | YouTube — 24, 2021
  13. Post by gottmik | Instagram — April 25, 2021
  14. CRAZY DRAG TRANSFORMATION! ft. GottMik NikkieTutorials | YouTube — April 25, 2021
  15. Symone and Gottmik lip sync for RuPaul's lunch! RuPaul's Drag Race Academy Edition | YouTube — June 10, 2021
  16. Kade Gottlieb Interviews His Drag Persona Gottmik | YouTube — June 10, 2021
  17. Kiki with Gottmik! (Addressing the "Gottmeek" Controversy) | YouTube — July 12, 2021
  18. Gottmik reads Violet's DR Looks! | YouTube — September 8, 2021
  19. Sam Smith, Kim Petras - Unholy (Official Music Video) | YouTube — September 30, 2022
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