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Ts Madison Hinton (born October 22, 1977) is an American reality television personality, actress, and LGBT activist. With the reality show The Ts Madison Experience, she became the first black trans woman to star in and executive produce her own reality series.

She served as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race on Season 13 and Season 14. On December 19th, 2022, it was announced via the official RuPaul's Drag Race Twitter account that she would become a rotating judge[2] alongside Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews beginning Season 15.


Madison rose to fame in 2013 after going viral following the release of a Vine clip titled "New Weave 22 Inches". The video features her exposing her nude body. During this time, Madison was starring in adult films and running a successful production company. On the LGBTQ&A podcast, Madison said she started doing sex work after being fired from multiple jobs for being trans. "I was hell-bent on me not being broke anymore in life. Me not having to worry about where I'm going to live, how I'm going to pay my bills, because I came from that time of me having to really worry. And this was a place of security for me."

After becoming a viral sensation, Madison signed a recording and media contract with Pink Money Records in 2014 and released her first single "Feeling My Fish" shortly after. In 2015, she released her memoir, A Light Through the Shade: An Autobiography of a Queen. In 2016, Madison released her debut album, The New Supreme, and appeared with Ellis Miah and RuPaul on the song, "Drop".

In 2021, she collaborated with Todrick Hall on the song, "DICK THIS BIG". With World of Wonder, she starred in two web series, Wait a Minute and Lemme Pick You Up. The Ts Madison Experience debuted on We TV, making Madison the first black trans woman to star in her own reality show. Madison was also an executive producer on the series. On February 2021, Madison shared on a Facebook panel her experiences and knowledge on erasure of Black trans love. In 2022, WE tv announced that The Ts Madison Experience had been renewed for a second season.

Madison has had roles in the movie Zola, and the upcoming romantic comedy, The Perfect Find, on Netflix. Janicza Bravo, the director of Zola, told The New York Times that she discovered Madison through her viral Vine video, watching it "maybe 20 times in a row...I became kind of obsessed with her." Madison appeared in Bros, "the first gay romantic comedy from a major studio". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie has a "historic all-LGBTQ principal cast".

Memorable Quotes[]

Bring Back My Girls Season 1[]

  • "The people said you won by default" (to Blu Hydrangea, about her winning Uk vs. the world)



RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 15[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 15 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 8 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 16 Looks[]



Lemme Pick You Up[]

RuPaul's Drag Race[]

Bring Back My Girls[]

See: Bring Back My Girls

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