Kameron Michaels is the stage name of Dane Young, a drag queen, and performer who competed on Season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race where she placed as a runner-up.

Drag Name Origin

She chose "Kameron" because it sounds androgynous, as she did not want an overly-feminine name. Her last name has no association with Chad Michaels. Rather, she chose it because it sounded strong and no other drag queen in Nashville had taken the name.[1]

RuPaul's Drag Race

Kameron Michaels
Season Competed Season 10
Ranking: 2nd/3rd Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times Placed High 3 (Eps. 2, 4, 6)
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 8)
Times Placed Low 1 (Ep. 3)
Times in Bottom: 3 (Eps. 9, 10, 11)
Episode Eliminated Episode 14

Memorable Quotes

  • "Well I auditioned for Pit Crew, but this is gonna be way more fun!" (Season 10 entrance)
  • "I'm the quiet one!"
  • "Bodybuilder Barbie!"
  • *deep voice* "Unless you're into that."
  • "Far too much sass, way too much ass."
  • "Cher and cockroaches!"
  • "I believe that's doable."
  • "Eating all the beef, Ru." (During Snatch Game)


  • Dane was heavily bullied by straight men at a young age.
  • When asked, no one from the Season 10 cast picked Kameron to win out of the Top 4.
  • Before Drag Race, Kameron worked as a hairdresser.[2]
  • She typically does fantasy and creature makeup and for being known as a "muscle queen".
  • Everything she wore in her promo look was given to her by production, except the jacket. She despised the shoes that they gave her for the shoot.
  • On the first episode of Season 10, she was nicknamed "the trade of Season 10" by Monique Heart.
  • Kameron Michaels is...
    • the first contestant in a regular season and third overall to survive three lip-syncs in a row.
    • the first and only queen to lip-sync a total of 6 times in one season, consecutively.
    • the first contestant to survive her third lip-sync and not be eliminated in the next episode.
    • the fourth queen to enter the competition with the surname "Michaels", after Morgan, Chad and Kenya. However, she is not related to any of them in terms of "Drag Family".
  • She holds the record of winning the most lip-syncs in one season (5) and for lip-syncing in the most separate episodes (5, alongside BenDeLaCreme).
  • She was named the "Lip Sync Assassin" of her season, winning lip-syncs against Monet X Change, Miz Cracker, and Asia O'Hara.
  • Kameron was a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race: Live in Las Vegas. Other contestants include Eureka O'Hara, Naomi Smalls, and Shannel.


Season 10 Looks


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