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Morgan McMichaels is the stage name of Thomas White.[1] A local fixture in Southern California's drag circuit, White became a reality television personality when he joined the cast of the Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

About Morgan McMichaels

Morgan McMichaels is a drag queen from Los Angeles, California.

Morgan McMichaels was known on the show for her punk/rock and roll style drag, her outfits on the runway & her lip-sync and performance skills, and she was also known for her relationship with Raven, being long-time best friends.

Drag Name Origin

Since she is from Scotland, Morgan is from Morgan le Fay, the queen of the fairies in Arthurian legend. Morgan can also be a name for a boy or girl. McMichaels came later from her drag mother Chad Michaels and drag father Adam Magee (Chad’s partner), but she wanted to keep it Scottish so she spelled it as McMichaels.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Morgan McMichaels
Statistics Season 2 All Stars 3
Ranking: 8th Place 5th Place
(Orig. 10th Place)
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 1) 0
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 3) 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3) 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Ep. 4, 5) 2 (Eps. 1, 7)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 5 Episodes 1, 7

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 2

  • "You have no class and no manners" "Exactly, so go fix your hair, go fix your mug" "Honey, you do need to fix your mug" - to Mystique during the fight in Untucked
  • "People think that, since I'm pretty, and I'm sexy, that I should just do slutty all the time."
  • "At the end of the day, this is a competition, and I'm out for blood."
  • "It's a lip syncing competition, it's not a gymnastics competition."
  • "I always laugh, it's a nervous thing I think"

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3

  • "I look pretty good for a dead bitch." (entrance quote)
  • "RuPaul's bank account is the winner."
  • “I'm a certain kind of girl that's walking art. I'm so fierce, baby, and that's just the start. Boys love me especially, 'cause I got the same parts as Miss Tati. Girls like me on All Stars 3. No innuendo here, it's what you see. I make my own choices and love to be free. I choose both bathrooms when I gotta go pee.” (verse in Sitting on a Secret)

Farewell Message

Season 2

"all you have to do is DREAM! Love Morgan xoxo"


  • Morgan, AKA Thomas White, was born in Scotland to a Scottish Father and an American Mother, and lived in both Scotland and the USA throughout her childhood.
    • This makes her the first British queen to appear on any Drag Race franchise in the world, Morgan, Charlie Hides, Rosé and Lady Camden are the only British queens to appear on the US version of Drag Race.
  • Morgan is the first Scottish contestant on the US version of Drag Race, the second being Rosé.
  • Morgan's Drag Mother is Season 4 contestant, All Stars Season 1 Winner and Cher impersonator, Chad Michaels.
  • Jenna Jameson and Joan Jett inspired Morgan to do drag.
  • Morgan's favorite song to perform in drag is "So What" by P!nk, who he impersonated in the Snatch Game.
  • One of Morgan's purposes in performing in drag as "P!nk" is to create a platform to support LGBT rights.
  • If Morgan wasn't doing drag, Thomas said he probably would have finished school and studied medicine.
  • Before moving to Los Angeles, Thomas went to school to become an immunologist.
  • Morgan was a professor on RuPaul's Drag U alongside fellow Season 2 contestants Raven, Jujubee, Pandora Boxx and Tyra Sanchez.
  • Morgan, BenDeLaCreme, Manila Luzon & Latrice Royale (All Stars 1), Roxxxy Andrews (In All Stars 2), Nina Bo'nina Brown and Mayhem Miller are the only queens to win the first challenge of their Season and not make it to the final 3.
  • Morgan made an appearance in the Season premiere of Season 8, helping Ru pick a contestant by random and paying homage to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert before the main challenge.
  • In May 2017, fellow contestant Tyra Sanchez falsely (and probably facetiously) reported Morgan's death.
    • Her All Stars Season 3 entrance quote can be a reference to Tyra when she falsely said that Morgan was dead.
  • Morgan released her first single "Why You Mad Tho?" on January 30, 2018, days after the All Stars 3 premiere Episode.
  • Of the 35 queens who competed in more than one separate Season, Morgan holds the record for biggest difference in the first Episode ranking, going from winning the first challenge in her first Season to going home first in her second one.
  • Morgan is the second queen to be eliminated first of their Season and return. The first being Naysha Lopez in Season 8.
  • Morgan is the third queen to be eliminated twice in an All Stars Season, after Alyssa Edwards and Tatianna.
  • Morgan revealed on her Facebook that she is bisexual.
  • Morgan was on the 13th Episode of Germany's Next Top Model Season 13.
  • Morgan was the first main challenge winner of Season 2, winning the main challenge of Episode 1, "Gone with the Windows."
  • Morgan is the first contestant in series history to win the first main challenge of her Season and not place in the top 3.
  • Is often referred to by friends as “The Scottish Scandal”.
  • She's the first "Lip-Sync Assassin" to perform a lip-sync resulting in a tie.
  • In both episodes of All Stars 3 that Morgan competed on she was eliminated.
    • Thus making her the first queen to reach the top 5 whilst being absent most of the Season, and the first returning queen to have originally placed last.
  • In her All Stars 5 Episode, Morgan was mislabeled as a Season 3 queen.


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 2

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 2 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 5

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 5 Looks

Lip Syncs

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 For Morgan McMichaels, Life Is a Drag | The Advocate — May 5, 2016