April Carrión

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April Carrión
Jason Carrión

April 23, 1989 (age 29)
OccupationDrag queen
Years active2009 - present

April Carrión is the stage name of Jason Carrión,[1] a Puerto Rican drag queen best known for competing on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and placing 11th.

Early Life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Carrión was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on April 23, 1989.[2][3] In 2007 they attended the School of Plastic Arts and Design of Puerto Rico, where they earned a bachelor's degree. They started doing drag when they were 20 years old.[4] The name April Carrión comes from the month they were born and their last name.

Career[edit | hide | edit source]

Carrión was the winner of the Miss Krash Puerto Rico pageant in 2011.[5][6]

They appeared in the music video for Gloria Estefan's "Hotel Nacional" in February 16, 2012.[7][8]

They were announced as one of fourteen contestants for the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 24, 2014.[9] In episode one, they were in the top three of the sewing challenge.[10] In episode three, they were in the bottom two with Vivacious, and they won a lip sync to "Shake It Up" by Selena Gomez.[11] They were eliminated the next episode after losing a lip sync to "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan, against Trinity K. Bonet, and placing 11th.[12] In subsequent episodes, Carrion posted photos on their social media of their runway looks if they stayed in the competition, the first Drag Race alumni to do so.[13]

Outside of Drag Race, Carrión was with other alumni for an episode of Skin Wars.[14][15]

Carrión was one of the stars of the 2014 Puerto Rican LGBT documentary Mala Mala.[16][17][18]

Music[edit | hide | edit source]

They were a part of RuPaul's album "RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz" singing his song "Sexy Drag Queen".[19] A music video was released on January 28, 2014.[20]

Personal Life[edit | hide | edit source]

Carrión came out as being genderqueer on October 11, 2016.[21]

References[edit | hide | edit source]

  1. "Aceptación a través del transformismo". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
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  4. "Aceptación a través del transformismo". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
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  7. GloriaEstefanVEVO (2012-02-16), Gloria Estefan - Hotel Nacional, retrieved 2018-10-31
  8. Nichols, James Michael (2013-12-09). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Six Queens Competing On Reality Show Released". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  9. "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6: Ones to Watch". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  10. "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 6 Episode 1 Recap: "RuPaul's Big Opening"". Flavorwire. 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  11. "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 Episode 3 recap: Horror Movie Time!". Channel Guide Magazine. 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  12. "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 — Episode 4 – Results, Recap, Video". mjsbigblog. 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  13. "'RuPaul's Drag Race': 10 Queens We'd Like to See on 'All Stars 4'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  14. "Skin Wars meets RuPaul's Drag Race: a Season 3 episode 4 preview - Channel Guide Magazine". Channel Guide Magazine. 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  15. ""Drag Race" Queens Invade Game Show Network's "Skin Wars"". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  16. "Must See: Mala Mala: A Puerto Rican Trans Documentary". 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  17. "Puerto Rican Trans Documentary Mala Mala (featuring April Carrión) Premieres to Standing Ovation at TriBeCa Film Festival". The WOW Report. 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  18. "April Carrión Headlines "Mala Mala," Documentary About Trans And Drag Communities In Puerto Rico". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  19. ‎RuPaul Presents the CoverGurlz by RuPaul, 2014-01-28, retrieved 2018-11-01
  20. WOWPresents (2014-01-28), RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz - April Carrion "Sexy Drag Queen" Music Video, retrieved 2018-10-31
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