Miss Fame is the stage name of Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen, a drag performer, model and makeup artist from Templeton, California and a contestant on Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

She was popular among fans and was considered to be a possible front-runner during Season 7, eventually placing 7th after losing to Pearl in a lip-sync. After Fame was eliminated, she dropped her single "Rubber Doll", available on iTunes and Amazon.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Miss Fame
Season Competed Season 7
Ranking: 7th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times Placed High 3 (Eps. 1, 3, 4)
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times Placed Low 4 (Eps. 2, 6, 7, 8)
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 9)
Episode Eliminated Episode 9

Drag Name Origin

After reading The Secret, which talks about the law of attraction, she wanted to set her intentions for greatness and attract success. Wanting a name that was both feminine and powerful, she came up with Fame Fatale (a play on the phrase "Femme Fatale). Shortly after Britney Spears used the same phrase for the title of her 2011 album, Miss Fame decided to change her name.


Season 7

"Greetings Earth Queens, I come in peace."

Farewell Message

"Continue to inspire. You are incredible! I love you. FAME."

Memorable Quotes

  • "Some of our aspirations are not to be at the club for the rest of our career!"
  • "I love chickens, they're my favorite animals." (10 min long speech about the wonder that is chickens)
  • "Take my hand I wanna touch your *&@%."
  • "Did the judges get it right? *long pause* Maybe not."
  • "Is that...Ben Affleck!?"
  • "Katya, now you get to increase your hooking fee. Thank you, RuPaul's Drag Race!"
  • "Why did you bring that TRAMP back?"
  • "I can barely hear a thing inside this, muff."
  • RuPaul: "Miss Fame, how's your head?" Fame: "Fine."
  • "Haven't had any complaints! I got it!" (Miss Fame to RuPaul)
  • "I wish I could cry but, goddamn botox got me every time! Other than that, I'd like to thank Mexico for the tapeworm that snatched my body, and the man upstairs. Thank you so much for the light, I look great!"
  • "I'm so happy you found love!"
  • "You're loved, you're love"
  • "It's not like I don't get it, I'm pretty and people hate me."
  • "The cosmic queen departs."


  • Fame grew up on a chicken farm, and chickens are her favorite animals. She came second in a cawing competition as a child.
  • She has a tattoo of a chicken on her arm.
  • She is renowned for her make-up artistry, and has since toured around the world displaying her talent in the "Painted by Fame" tour.
  • There was a recurring gag on the show whereby she was asked "How's your head?" by RuPaul, not understanding the double entendre behind it. Eventually, in the conjoined twins challenge, she replied with the usual and customary answer to the joke, "I haven't had any complaints!"
  • Fame identifies as genderfluid.[1]
  • Fame has the webseries: "Painted by Fame" it's a show were she does the makeup of other drag queens.
  • Fame has grown into a model and makeup artist for big brands like Marc Jacobs and Sleek make up and does this both in and out of drag.
  • Fame has placed "LOW" more than any other Drag Race contestant, with a total of four times.
  • On December 7, 2018, Miss Fame reached 1 million followers on Instagram. She is the 15th Drag Race alumni and fifth Season 7 queen to reach this milestone.
  • Fame, Sasha Belle, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, and Jasmine Masters have the same score on the "Dusted or Busted" Scoring system with -3.
  • Fame doesn’t own a computer.


Season 7 Looks

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