Kylie "Sonique" Love is a female showgirl and former drag queen, now living as a transgender female who still performs.
Sonique is originally from Albany, Georgia. Now she lives in Southern California and is part of The Dreamgirls Revue, featuring Southern California's finest in female impersonation (Chad Michaels, Delta Work, Shannel, Venus D-Lite, Morgan McMichaels, Raja, and Detox).
Sonique is pursuing an acting career in Hollywood and has done quite a few appearances on other TV shows, including Jay Leno's Tonight Show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, The Mentalist, LA Hair, Joan and Melissa, and Joan Knows Best.
Sonique was known on the show for her beauty, her southern charm, her killer body, her gymnastics, and being the first to announce that she is transgender. She has a Power Ranger obsession.
In 2015 she moved to Orlando, Florida.
The name comes from Sonique, a British artist. She likes the name because it sounds very powerful like sonic powers. She also wanted a one word drag name. Her drag mother is The Goddess Raven.
Sonique was eliminated during the 4th episode on Season 2 of Drag Race.
The main challenge was "Snatch Game" (a parody of the "Match Game") where the contestants have to impersonate a female celebrity on a game show to make RuPaul and the world laugh.
Sonique chose to do Lady Gaga, but gave a very little life to Lady Gaga which landed her in the bottom 2.
The guest star Alac Mapa said "I didn't find any characteristic, Gaga-ishness."
So Sonique ended up in the bottom two alongside Morgan McMichaels.
Although RuPaul was impressed with Sonique's performance abilities, Morgan had tighter choreography and she had to send Sonique home.
Sonique announced she is transgender on RuPaul's Drag Race Reunited for Season 2.
Sonique actually started her transitioning prior to the show's filming. Once she got her call to be on the show, she postponed transitioning further until she was eliminated.
During the Reunited special, she announced that she was taking hormones and her levels being even.
She explained she wanted to transition because she always felt she was a woman born into a boy's body. She even hated taking off her makeup when she was done doing drag performances for the nights.
Now, Sonique currently lives as a pansexual female, under her new legal name, Kylie 'Sonique' Love.
She continues to carry on her drag legacy by performing in night clubs, though now as a faux queen, as she is a woman. Remember: woman can do drag too.
- "It looked Like Mortal Kombat"
- "Five dollars ,try something new"
- "She showed up looking like Holiday Heart"
- "My time is valuable too, so hit it!"
- "Money, honey"
- Sonique is one of the few contestants from Drag Race who has come out as a transgender female, others being Monica Beverly Hillz, Kenya Michaels, Carmen Carrera, Jiggly Caliente, Stacy Layne Matthews, Gia Gunn and Bebe Zahara Benet.
- Sonique now lives in Los Angeles, being originally from Albany and Atlanta, Georgia.
- Sonique wears a size D cup bra. This is due in part to her getting breast implants after transitioning.
- She was an alternate cast member for Season 1.
4th: Tatianna, 5th: Pandora Boxx (Miss Congeniality), 6th: Jessica Wild, 7th: Sahara Davenport, 8th: Morgan McMichaels, 9th: Sonique, 10th: Mystique Summers, 11th: Nicole Paige Brooks, 12th: Shangela Laquita Wadley
Emanuel Palmer • Max "The Body" Philisaire