Carmen Carrera is an American reality television personality, model, burlesque performer, and actress, known for appearing on the third season of the Logo reality television series RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as its spin-off series RuPaul’s Drag U. Carrera, is a transgender woman and a transgender rights activist.
She started her career as a showgirl and rose to prominence as a contestant on the third season of Logo TV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race’. Even though she was eliminated in episode 10, Carmen was brought back in episode 12, only to be eliminated again in the same episode.
The gorgeous celebrity also starred in The Bold and the Beautiful TV series and Ricki and the Flash. She is among the most famous and successful transgender celebrities in the world.
Carrera is of Puerto Rican-Peruvian descent. She used to identify as a gay man before transiting to a female after appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Carmen Carrera Age and Birthday
Carmen is 35 years old as 0f 2020, she was born on April 13, 1985, in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on April 13th every year. Carrera will be 35 years old on April 13th, 2020.
Carmen Carrera Height and Weight
Carmen stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 58 Kg.
Carmen made her television debut on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3 (2011 – 2012) that aired on Logo TV. The actress also starred in some episodes of a handful of TV series.
Carmen Carrera Drag Race
RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality competition series produced by World of Wonder for the Logo TV Network and VH1. The show, hosted by American model RuPaul, features various contestants competing for the “America’s next drag superstar” title. The first season aired in January 2009.
Carmen starred in 14 episodes with 12 other drag queens. She became the second contestant in the history of the show to be recalled after elimination.
Fellow contestant, Shangela Laquifa Wadley, was the first to get a second chance in the show after being eliminated. Carrera came fifth in the overall competition.
Carmen Carrera RuPaul criticism
The 34-year-old model is among other alumni of the show who recently criticized RuPaul ahead of the 12th season. Carmen and Matthew Sanderson (Detox) called out RuPaul for the ’conscious exclusion’ of transgender queens from the cast of season 12.
On Jan 23, 2020, RuPaul’s Drag Race unveiled the 13 queens who will compete in the new season.
The show has only had a handful of openly transgender contestants, something that some of the alumni are criticizing.
Among the alumni who came out as transgender include Monica Beverly Hillz, Sonique, Stacy Layne Matthews, and Kenya Michaels, among others.
Other TV series
The celebrity has also featured in some episodes of TV series, including:
- The X Change Rate (2019)
- Intuitions (2019)
- The Bold and The Beautiful (2015)
- Ricki and the Flash (2015)
- Primetime: What Would You Do? (2012)
She began transitioning from male to female after featuring in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3. Carmen Carrera before and after transformation photos reveal the changes she has undergone as a transgender celebrity.
Some Carmen Carrera 2019 and 2020 photos on Instagram also show her going for workouts to get her body fit. She is also keen on shaping her figure.
The celebrity has also been gaining some muscles, strength, and balance from her sessions in the gym.
The gorgeous model also featured in W Magazine. Fashion photographer Steven Meisel photographed her for the magazine’s ’Fake Ads’ in 2013.
She was later offered a modelling contract with Elite Model Management in New York City before landing a 16-page spread and fashion film titled ’ShowGirl.’
She also signed with Wilhelmina Models, giving her more opportunities to work both in both the fashion and entertainment industry.
As an activist, the reality TV star has championed for the rights of many groups, including LGBTQ+ people. She has volunteered for the Trevor Project, NYC Department of Health, Equality California, History Unerased, GLAAD, and the Human Rights Campaign.
The celebrity is also known for serving on the executive board of the Love Loud Foundation, which offers youth services for LGBTQ+ people in the Mormon community of Utah.
She has also delivered inspirational speeches at various LGBTQ+ conferences, as well as Ivy League schools like Princeton University.
Carmen Carrera husband
The stunning model got into a domestic partnership with Adrian Torres in 2009. The couple briefly separated in 2013, but later appeared together for relationship counselling in Dr. Jenn Mann’s reality show Couples Therapy. Is Carmen Carrera still with her husband?
Adrian and Carmen on Couples Therapy
After confronting some of their issues in Couples Therapy Carmen Carrera and Adran eventually tied the knot on Jun 10, 2015, at a private home in Chatsworth, California. The wedding aired on VH1 as the season six finale on Dec 9, 2015.
Adrian Torres and Carrera do not have children together; however, she is a step-mother to two young daughters from Adrian’s previous relationship. Adrian was born on Mar 28, 1982.
Carmen Carrera net worth
Carrera has an estimated net worth of $600,000 dollars as of 2020. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as a Television Personality. Through her various sources of income, Carrera has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Like many other celebrities, Carmen is also active on social media, where she interacts with her fans. She has over 560,000 followers on Facebook, more than 96,000 followers on Twitter, and over 538,000 on Instagram.
Carmen Carrera continues to champion for the rights of the transgender community across the world and for the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ people in the society.