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Mimi Imfurst is an American drag queen, actor, comedian, and DJ originally from Hanson, Massachusetts.

Imfurst competed on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Excelling in the first two challenges, Mimi was destined to do well in the competition. After a stumble in the third week for trying too hard, she was up for elimination against India Ferrah. During the lip-sync, she picked up Ferrah over her shoulders, stirring up controversy; which ended up having her sent home early.

Returning for redemption on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Imfurst aimed to showcase her growth. Paired with Season 2's Pandora Boxx, they were seen as outcasts because of Mimi's abrasive and un-welcomed presence by the other contestants. After a heated untucked argument, she was up for elimination during the premiere episode; eventually losing the first-ever All-Stars lip-sync, sending both her and teammate Boxx home.

She was best known on the show for her loud and proud sense of humor, which often grated on the other contestants and the viewers. She was often looked down on or picked on by her fellow contestants, especially for her surprise appearance in All-Stars, as well as criticized for her confrontational attitude. She is also known for picking up India Ferrah during a lip-sync for your life, leading to RuPaul saying that Drag is not a contact sport.

Drag Name Origin[]

Her first drag name during high school was Delilah DeMistra inspired by Hedy Lamarr’s character in Samson and Delilah. She liked DeMistra as a play on mistress. When she moved to New York, there was another drag queen named Delilah so she had to change it. She wanted her name to be a funny pun. She narrowed down to Heidi Schlong, Rhoda Dickins, Dyna Cancer, and Mimi Imfurst. Her friend Portia, who was the sidekick on The Wanda Sykes Show said, “If you don’t pick Mimi Imfurst, you’re an idiot.” Her drag mother was New York City drag queen Sweetie, that played Olestra in Starrbooty. Mimi was also a member of the Haus of Acid, a former group started by Acid Betty.

Track Record(s)[]

Mimi Imfurst
Statistics USA Season 3 USA All Stars
Season 1
Ranking: 11th Place 11th/12th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0 0
Times as Team Captain: 0 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 4) 1 (Ep. 1)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 4 Episode 1

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3[]

  • "I brought cookies!"
  • "I got a big everything girl."
  • "I only weigh 98 pounds. The rest of this is liver."
  • "I am your father... AND YOUR MOTHER!"
  • "I know who you are boo, do you need a name tag?" (to Shangela during their fight in untucked)
  • "Boo just 'cause you got a sugar daddy who pays everything for you..." (to Shangela during their fight in untucked)
  • "I try to put the B in subtle."

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1[]

  • "I think I could win All-Stars because I'm a well rounded, fierce queen."
  • "This time around, I will pick nobody up, it is time for America to see who I really am."
  • "Life is like a pay-check, a generous figure is always nice."
  • "This is Deja-Ru!"
  • "Pandora is being a little bitchy!"
  • "You listen to me for one hot minute!"
  • "Fucking shenanigans!! I don't have time for this!'"
  • "Do not attack my fans bitch!" (to Raven)

Farewell Message[]

Season 3[]

" life is too short to live someone elses."


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  • In May 2018, Braden engaged in ongoing unwanted sexual advances toward several young gay men in the Philadelphia scene that feared they would be blacklisted from the community if they did not comply. He has later admitted to these allegations.[1]
  • At the age of 16, Mimi was adopted to a lesbian couple.[citation needed]
  • Mimi attended Marymount Manhattan College.
  • Mimi used to sleigh with snow dogs with her adopted parents.
  • Mimi was in a band called XELLE.
  • Mimi played Fag Hagrid, a parody of Rubeus Hagrid, in the 2010 gay pornographic film Whorrey Potter and the Sorcerer's Balls.
  • Mimi started doing drag professionally at the age of 16.
  • Out of drag, he listens to the news frequently. He puts on MSNBC while putting on makeup.
  • Mimi is the third lowest placing contestant to compete on an All-Stars season, having placed 11th in her original season.
  • Mimi almost ended up in a fist-fight with Alyssa Edwards during a tour, if it wasn't for fellow-Drag Race alumni Milk intervening. Trixie Mattel was also present during this fight.[citation needed]
  • In the Season 3 Casting Episode, Mimi's Opposites Attract runway look can be seen in her video.
  • Being the first eliminated contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Mimi and Pandora Boxx join the group of the Porkchop Queens, the contestants who are the first to be eliminated in an entire franchise.
  • Mimi is one of the six All Stars to never compete in Snatch Game, along with Jasmine Masters, Ongina, Mayhem Miller, Serena ChaCha and Scarlet Envy.
  • Since March 2021, Imfurst's Instagram account was filled with disturbing posts (such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts). This led many fans to be concerned for her mental health, state and well being.
  • On July 19, 2021, Mimi announced she would be auctioning her All Stars elimination outfit.[2]


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1 Looks[]

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