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Gottmik, sometimes referred to simply as Mik is the stage name of Kade Gottlieb, a 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.

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)

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

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 cock'. "
    • "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)
  • "♪ 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)


  • Gottmik has a degree in Product Development from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.[citation needed]
  • Gottmik has painted several celebrities and Drag Race alumni, including Heidi Klum on Queen of Drags Season 1, Shangela, and Brooke Lynn Hytes.[citation needed]
  • Gottmik is the franchise's first ever transgender man to compete
  • Gottmik was the most followed contestant from Season 13 on Instagram before the season started.
  • Gottmik auditioned 3 times including Season 13.[citation needed]
  • 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).[citation needed]
    • 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.[citation needed]
      • She also did Tina’s eyebrows for her Lamé runway in episode 2.[citation needed]
  • On an Instagram Live with Nicky Doll, Gottmik stated that she really wants to be a guest judge on Dragula.[citation needed]
  • After Season 13 begun, Gottmik began a YouTube channel to demonstrate how to do her makeup looks from each episode.[citation needed]
    • She often has James Charles, a famous beauty guru and makeup YouTuber, behind the camera in her videos.[citation needed]
      • She was also part of James Charles’ ad campaign for his eyeshadow palette collaboration with Morphe.[citation needed]
  • 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.
  • Gottmik has walked for Marco Marco many times in the past and has worked with him on many of her Season 13 looks.[citation needed]
  • Gottmik got her chosen name out of drag from a porn star.[citation needed]
  • Gottmik said on the LIVE Reaction of the Finale on Season 13 that she voted for LaLa Ri to be Miss Congeniality.[citation needed]
  • Gottmik reached 1 million followers on Instagram on April 25th, 2021.[citation needed] 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.[2]
  • Gottmik lent some of her wigs to her sisters throughout the show:
    • Her Nighttime wig by Tina Burner for her Yellow Gorgeous Look.[citation needed]
    • Her Paris Hilton wig used by Kandy Muse for her Trains Look [citation needed]
    • Her Little Black Dress wig used by Symone for her Lucky performance.[citation needed]
    • Her Day Time wig used by Kandy Muse for her Drag Excellence Look. [citation needed]
  • 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.[citation needed]
  • 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".[citation needed]
  • Gottmik is pansexual.[citation needed]
  • Gottmik said she had spent around $20K for Season 13.[citation needed]
  • Gottmik revealed in the first episode of her podcast with Violet Chachki that she was an alternate for Season 13.[citation needed]


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Looks

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 Looks




  • (2021) RuPaul's Drag Race on Season 13.
  • (2021) Untucked on Season 13.

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