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April Carrión
BornJason Carrión
April 23, 1989 (age 29)
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
OccupationDrag queen, actress
Years active  2009 - present
Websitehttps://www.aprilcarrion.com/

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

Early life[edit | 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.[5]

Career[edit | edit source]

Carrión was the winner of the Miss Krash Puerto Rico pageant in 2011.[6][7] They won a pageant with one of the prizes being in a Gloria Estefan music video.[8] Carrión eventually appeared in Estefan's "Hotel Nacional" in February 16, 2012.[9][10][11]

They were announced as one of fourteen contestants for the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 24, 2014.[12] In episode one, they were in the top three of the sewing challenge.[13] In episode three, they were in the bottom two with Vivacious, and they won a lip sync to "Shake It Up" by Selena Gomez.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

Outside of Drag Race, Carrión was with other alumni for an episode of Skin Wars.[17][18]

Carrión was one of the stars of the award-winning 2014 Puerto Rican LGBT documentary Mala Mala.[19][20][21]

In September 2018, they were a guest judge for an episode of the Mexican drag reality show "Versus Drag Queens".[22] Carrión appeared in the music video for Residente's "Banana Papaya" on November 13, 2018.[23][24]

Music[edit | edit source]

Carrión was a part of RuPaul's album "RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz" singing his song "Sexy Drag Queen".[25] A music video was released on January 28, 2014.[26]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Carrión came out as being genderqueer on October 11, 2016.[27]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role
2014 Mala Mala Herself

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Contestant (11th place)
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked
2016 Skin Wars
2018 Versus Drag Queens Judge

Music videos[edit | edit source]

Year Title Artist
2012 Hotel Nacional Gloria Estefan
2014 Sexy Drag Queen (RuPaul Cover) Herself
2018 Banana Papaya Residente

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Aceptación a través del transformismo". El Nuevo Dia (in español). 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  2. "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.
  3. Industries, mightySpark. "April Carrion from RuPaul's Drag Race". www.towndc.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  4. "Aceptación a través del transformismo". El Nuevo Dia (in español). 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  5. "Last Words With RuPaul's Drag Race's April Carrion". Advocate. 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  6. "Transformista boricua busca ganar". Metro (in español). Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  7. "Season 6 Spotlight: April Carrion". Drag Official. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  8. "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 – Hotspots Interviews April Carrion | Hotspots! Magazine". Hotspots! Magazine. 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  9. GloriaEstefanVEVO (2012-02-16), Gloria Estefan - Hotel Nacional, retrieved 2018-10-31
  10. Nichols, James Michael (2013-12-09). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Six Queens Competing On Reality Show Released". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  11. Munzenrieder, Kyle. "How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Queens Became the Hottest Music Video Accessory". W Magazine. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  12. "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6: Ones to Watch". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  13. "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 6 Episode 1 Recap: "RuPaul's Big Opening"". Flavorwire. 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  14. "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 Episode 3 recap: Horror Movie Time!". Channel Guide Magazine. 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  15. "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 — Episode 4 – Results, Recap, Video". mjsbigblog. 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  16. "'RuPaul's Drag Race': 10 Queens We'd Like to See on 'All Stars 4'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  17. "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.
  18. ""Drag Race" Queens Invade Game Show Network's "Skin Wars"". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  19. "Must See: Mala Mala: A Puerto Rican Trans Documentary". 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  20. "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.
  21. "April Carrión Headlines "Mala Mala," Documentary About Trans And Drag Communities In Puerto Rico". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  22. "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.
  23. "Kany y Residente estrenan videoclip "Banana Papaya"". Metro (in español). Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  24. "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.
  25. ‎RuPaul Presents the CoverGurlz by RuPaul, 2014-01-28, retrieved 2018-11-01
  26. WOWPresents (2014-01-28), RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz - April Carrion "Sexy Drag Queen" Music Video, retrieved 2018-10-31
  27. "April Carrión on Instagram: "3rd time's the charm. 💁🏻 #nationalcomingoutday🌈"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-10-31.

External links[edit | edit source]

  • April Carrión on IMDb


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