Mike Ruiz (born 1964) is a Canadian-born photographer, director, televison personality, former model, spokesperson, creative director, and actor. He was a prominent guest judge on the first six seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Ruiz was a member of the cast of Logo network's reality series, The A-List: New York, for its first two seasons. He left the show in 2011.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Mike Ruiz was the photographer for the first episode photoshoots in the first six seasons of the show, as well as appearing on the judges' panel for those episodes. On Season 3 he also filled in for the absent Santino Rice for two episodes in addition to his appearance for the first competitive episode of the season. Overall he appeared as a guest judge a total of eight times from Season 1 to Season 6, making him one of the most recurring guest judges on the show thus far. However, he has not appeared since 2014.
Kenyon Glover (S1), Keon Hunt (S1), Preston Taylor (S1), Emanuel Palmer (S2), Max "The Body" Philisaire (S2), Shawn Morales (S3-6), Jason Carter (S3-S13), Miles Davis Moody (S6-9), Simon Sherry Wood (S6), Bryce Eilenberg (S7-S13), Jared North (S9), Yadier Despaigne (S9), Bruno Carvalho (AS4-S13)