Kenya Michaels is the stage name of Kenya Olivera, a drag performer, originally from Puerto Rico. She competed in Season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race.


Kenya was first eliminated in Episode 5, Snatch Game, after doing a bad Beyoncé impression and landing in the Bottom alongside Milan.

She was eliminated again in Episode 10, Jocks in Frocks, after coming back (in the same episode), by Latrice Royale.

Name Origin

Kenya is from the African country, and Michaels is in honor of the choreographer Mia Michaels. She was a dance teacher in Puerto Rico and loves Mia Michaels.

Memorable Quotes

  • "I'm a little person, but I'm FIERCE... BITCH!"
  • "I like to MOVE my body!"
  • "Hola!"
  • "Mira mi cabello! Perra!"
  • "I'm going to teach you Spanish right now!"
  • "I feel amazing!"
  • "I say get your rebel on, and fight!"
  • "Mama, It is not what you say, it's what you do!"
  • "I'm gonna take a sweet dream right now!"
  • "I'm a survivor! I'm a survivor!" - While "imitating" Beyonce on the Snatch Game.
  • "Reminds me of high school gym class..."
  • *clap*
  • "Jesus is a biscuit!" - speaking in accent after Phi Phi O'Hara's and Sharon Needles' fight.

Pulse terror attack

Kenya performed in the "Pulse" night club during the June 12th terror attack. She posted an update on her Facebook page saying she is safe shortly after the attack.


  • Kenya is a transgender woman.
  • At 5'0", she is the shortest queen to compete on RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Her drag daughter is Amy Michaels.

Follow Kenya Michaels

  1. Kenya's Myspace

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