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Tammie Brown is the stage name of Keith Glen Schubert,[1] a drag queen, singer, and actor from Los Angeles, California. Tammie Brown competed on Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She is known on the show for her strange, quirky personality, and her classic, film star aesthetic.

Tammie became an immediate fan favorite for her noticeably flamboyant and eccentric personality. However, her charm did not last for long, as she was soon eliminated by Akashia during the second episode, where she finished in 8th place.

Returning for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Brown was paired with Season 1 cast-mate Nina Flowers. The two once-again become favorites; both within the cast and in the public's eyes. Her legacy of being controversial and flamboyant continued, as she openly confronted Michelle Visage, something many queens refuse to do. Despite this, she was once again eliminated during the second episode, in a neck-and-neck lip-sync against Latrice Royale that eliminated both her and team-mate Nina.

Drag Name Origin

She wanted to use her real name like RuPaul, but other queens in Texas recommended to her that she needed a drag name. One night she and her friend were doing a three-way call and playing telephone tricks to a boy she liked. The caller ID said Bob Brown (her friend’s stepdad’s name) when he answered, "Bob Brown? You're not Bob Brown! You're Keith Glen!" She answered, "Well I can change my name to be Tammie Brown!"[2]

When she was younger, she loved Tina Turner and the movie "Tootsie", and toyed with the names "Tootsie Turner" or "Tootsie Turner on the Big Burner". She also thought of Esmeralda after hearing it from someone.[citation needed]

Track Record(s)

Tammie Brown
Statistics Season 1 All Stars 1
Ranking: 8th Place 9th/10th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0 0
Times as Team Captain: 0 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 2) 1 (Ep. 2)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 2 Episode 2

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 1

  • "Hi there, my name is Tammie Brown with an I-E."
  • "My real name is Keith, and in drag or out of drag, I am the character, I am an entertainer."
  • "I can get jiggy, I can get jiggy and wiggy!"
  • "I'm a high concept character."
  • "I don't know where the confusion comes from, I'm just a different person from everybody else, and I'm from planet nine they're on planet three."
  • "Akashia is the director, Akashia is the producer, Akashia is in charge of the group. She is Beyoncé!"
  • "Buenas noches! Oh... See you later, in the magazines."
  • "Crazy sticks to me... like ribs."
  • "You like Tina Turner? 'Cause I like her too, she has long legs and nice wigs."
  • "Well, I'm not a slut, I'm a lady. Look under my skirt, and it will stick you in the eyeball."
  • "You both called me losers, and I don't see you out there walking children in nature."
  • "Excuse your mouth."

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1

  • "Tootsie Loo!"
  • "Ha! Ha! I'm acting."
  • "I'm Tammie Brown, and I'm gonna spin your head round and round."
  • "You're not being read! If I was gonna read I can talk about that line... on someone's neck." (to Michelle)
  • "Oh! Well, come on, Teletubby! Teleport us to Mars!" (to Manila in Untucked)
  • "Change your costume Mimi! Change your costume, change it around!"
  • "You wanted crazy? Well, you got it now!"
  • "Latrice, I want you to sit around and eat shrimps, butt naked. That's your business."
  • "Beat your face like you beat your hole."
  • "Service. Ooh, smell her butt. Smell her butt. She's like a cat."
  • "Let me tell you what, my father fucked Marlene Dietrich."


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  • Out of drag, Keith...
    • ...likes to collect records, clean the house, cook, hang out with friends, and chant.[citation needed]
    • ...volunteers at a Children's Nature Institute. Keith loves to take the children out on a nature walk, wearing hiking boots.[citation needed]
    • ...lived in Mexico during his childhood. He is fluent in Spanish.[citation needed]
    • ...has appeared in...
      • ...commercials for McDonald's and UPS.[citation needed]
      • ...Korn's music video "Twisted Transistor".[3]
      • ...the American adaptation of How Clean Is Your House? in 2008, as the friend of a family whose house needed cleaning.[4]
      • ...Ayumi Hamasaki's music video for her song 'progress' in 2011.[5]
  • Tammie's most memorable performance was at a Piano Bar called "The Paradise" in Long Beach California. As she was doing the number, her wig fell off. She also noticed her dress was falling off underneath her jacket, and she tore it off revealing the falling dress. She kicked her high heels across the bar and accidentally hit somebody in the head with a heel.[citation needed]
  • Tammie enjoys making her own music videos and soundtracks.[citation needed]
  • Tammie appeared in...
    • ...the second season of "America's Got Talent". She was eliminated in the audition round.[6]
    • ..."Hot in Cleveland" as a cameo.[citation needed]
  • Tammie's appearance on Season 1 earned her a large fanbase in Australia.[citation needed]
  • She once found a dead body in a ditch, mistaking it for a mannequin.[7]
  • She is the only queen to have the same track record in two different seasons (being safe in episode 1 and being eliminated in episode 2)
  • Tammie is the only Season 1 queen to not make an appearance for the Season 10 finale.
    • This is because she was busy touring with Trixie Mattel.[citation needed]
  • Tammie is regularly featured on Willam and Alaska's podcast "Race Chaser" in a segment called "Tammie Tidbits".[citation needed]
  • On her Instagram account, Tammie frequently suggests that she would like to return for another season.[citation needed]
  • In 2019, Tammie was a guest judge on the second episode of the second season of Camp Wannakiki.


Season 1

Season 1 Looks

All Stars 1

All Stars 1 Looks

Camp Wannakiki 2

Camp Wannakiki 2 Looks



As herself

Year Title Notes
2004 The Surreal Life
2004 How Clean Is Your House? Episode: Philthy Philharmonic
2007 America's Got Talent Episode: "Los Angeles Audition"
2009 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 1
2010 RuPaul's Drag U Episode: Mother vs. Daughters
2010 The Arrangement Episode 6
2010 A Great Night in Harlem Performer (DVD)
2012 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Season 1
2012 RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked
2012 I Am Divine Documentary
2013 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 5 Episode: "Reunited!" (Audience)
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 6 Episode: "Countdown to the Crown"
2014 Transformations Episode: "Tammie Brown"
2015 Hey Qween! Episode: "Tammie Brown"
2015 Skin Wars Episode: "Queens or Divas?" (Tina Turner)
2015 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Dancer for Miley Cyrus
2019 Camp Wannakiki (Season 2) Episode: "Mile High Club" (Guest Judge)

Acting roles

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Laughing Boy Bobby Jo Wagstaff
2010 Mouse's Birthday Tammy Brown
2011 Hot in Cleveland Episode: "Dancing Queens"
2011 Fest Selects: Best Gay Shorts, Vol. 1 Tammie Brown Segment: "Mouse's Birthday"
2012 The Summer of Massacre Clubber #2
2018 The Art of Being

Music videos

Year Title Artist Notes
2005 "Twisted Transistor" Korn Out of drag
2007 "She's Madonna" Robbie Williams In drag
2007 "Mm-ma-ma" Crazy Loop) Cameo
2007 "Whatever" Tammie Brown
2007 "Shakabuku U" Tammie Brown
2009 "The Ballad of Tiger Lilly" Tammie Brown
2010 "Discos Undead" Tammie Brown
2011 "Progress" Ayumi Hamasaki Cameo
2011 "Clam Happy" Tammie Brown
2011 "Sleepless in Silverlake" Les Savy Fav Joan Crawford
2012 "Responsitrannity" RuPaul Cameo
2012 "Love Pinata" Tammie Brown
2012 "Queen" Xelle Cameo
2012 "The Chop" Manila Luzon & Latrice Royale Cameo
2014 "Eliminated" Kelly Mantle feat. Bownce & Wendy Ho Cameo
2014 "Amigos Son Heroes/ La Telaraña" Tammie Brown
2014 "Walking Children In Nature" Tammie Brown feat. Michael Catti
2015 "I Stay Connected " Tammie Brown feat. Michael Catti
2015 "California Paranoia" Lawrence Rothman feat. Angel Olsen Cameo
2016 "Pollo Asado" Accordiween feat. Tammie Brown
2019 "Elevator to the Gallows" Senses Fail Cameo
2019 "Yellow Cloud" Trixie Mattel Cameo
2019 "Round And Round" Tammie Brown



Year Title
2009 "Popcorn"
2014 "Hot Skunx / Zorillos Calliente"
2018 "Little Bit Of Tammie"


Year Title Album Notes
2014 "Whatever It May Be" "Popcorn" feat. Bownce
2015 "Love Pinata"
2017 "Pollo Asado B/W The Mollusk" Accordiween feat. Tammie Brown
2019 "Round 'n' Round"

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