April 23, 1989 (age 29)
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
|Occupation||Drag queen, actress|
|Years active||2009 - present|
Early life[edit | edit source]
Carrión was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on April 23, 1989. 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. The name April Carrión comes from the month they were born and their last name.
Career[edit | edit source]
Carrión was the winner of the Miss Krash Puerto Rico pageant in 2011. They won a pageant with one of the prizes being in a Gloria Estefan music video. Carrión eventually appeared in Estefan's "Hotel Nacional" in February 16, 2012.
They were announced as one of fourteen contestants for the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 24, 2014. In episode one, they were in the top three of the sewing challenge. In episode three, they were in the bottom two with Vivacious, and they won a lip sync to "Shake It Up" by Selena Gomez. 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. 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.
In September 2018, they were a guest judge for an episode of the Mexican drag reality show "Versus Drag Queens". Carrión appeared in the music video for Residente's "Banana Papaya" on November 13, 2018.
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|2014||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself||Contestant (11th place)|
|2014||RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked|
|2018||Versus Drag Queens||Judge|
Music videos[edit | edit source]
|2012||Hotel Nacional||Gloria Estefan|
|2014||Sexy Drag Queen (RuPaul Cover)||Herself|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Aceptación a través del transformismo". El Nuevo Dia (in español). 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
- "April Carrión on Instagram: "ITS MY BIRTHDAY! Yey! Thank you for sending me all the love and great messages! I love you all my Papilokos and Mamilokas! Thanks…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- Industries, mightySpark. "April Carrion from RuPaul's Drag Race". www.towndc.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "Aceptación a través del transformismo". El Nuevo Dia (in español). 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "Last Words With RuPaul's Drag Race's April Carrion". Advocate. 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
- "Transformista boricua busca ganar". Metro (in español). Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "Season 6 Spotlight: April Carrion". Drag Official. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
- "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 – Hotspots Interviews April Carrion | Hotspots! Magazine". Hotspots! Magazine. 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
- GloriaEstefanVEVO (2012-02-16), Gloria Estefan - Hotel Nacional, retrieved 2018-10-31
- Nichols, James Michael (2013-12-09). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Six Queens Competing On Reality Show Released". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
- Munzenrieder, Kyle. "How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Queens Became the Hottest Music Video Accessory". W Magazine. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
- "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6: Ones to Watch". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 6 Episode 1 Recap: "RuPaul's Big Opening"". Flavorwire. 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 Episode 3 recap: Horror Movie Time!". Channel Guide Magazine. 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 — Episode 4 – Results, Recap, Video". mjsbigblog. 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "'RuPaul's Drag Race': 10 Queens We'd Like to See on 'All Stars 4'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "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.
- ""Drag Race" Queens Invade Game Show Network's "Skin Wars"". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
- "Must See: Mala Mala: A Puerto Rican Trans Documentary". 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
- "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.
- "April Carrión Headlines "Mala Mala," Documentary About Trans And Drag Communities In Puerto Rico". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
- "Te Presentamos a las 10 Participantes del Nuevo Reality Show "Versus Drag Queens México"". Hornet Stories (in español). 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
- "Kany y Residente estrenan videoclip "Banana Papaya"". Metro (in español). Retrieved 2018-11-14.
- "April Carrión on Instagram: "✨Que las faldas conmigo te brillen, Que las corbatas se maquillen ✨ #BananaPapaya Gracias @residente y @kanygarcia por la invitación.…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
- RuPaul Presents the CoverGurlz by RuPaul, 2014-01-28, retrieved 2018-11-01
- WOWPresents (2014-01-28), RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz - April Carrion "Sexy Drag Queen" Music Video, retrieved 2018-10-31
- "April Carrión on Instagram: "3rd time's the charm. 💁🏻 #nationalcomingoutday🌈"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
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