Peppermint became a well-known drag performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race, in 2017. She recently participated in a new reality competition ‘The Traitors’ season 2 which cast stars from different reality TV shows. Peppermint was the only contestant from Drag Race and also the only transgender person and Black trans woman in the competition.
Peppermint In Traitors Season 2
Peppermint became the first out transgender woman to originate a lead role on Broadway in 2018, immediately following her appearance on Drag Race. She was cast in the Broadway production of Head Over Heels. She also wanted to compete on the show ‘Traitors’ to represent the trans community. She told in an interview,
“It’s not lost on me that in addition to me being the only Black trans woman in this house, that this might be the first time a Black trans woman has gone into the houses of the viewers of this show, and that’s important to me to make an impression, whether I’m a Traitor or not”
She also wrote on her Instagram account, “When I was asked to be on one of my favorite reality TV shows, the traitors, I was so stoked because murder mysteries are an absolute fantasy for me. Also given how many attacks there are on the lgbtq+ community it’s important for me to let people see a transgender person in action before they make the decision on whether it should be legal or not for us to go to the bathroom, or be on a sports team, or get healthcare. I understand this is a big platform so I want to make the community proud #traitors🗡”.
Peppermint Net Worth
As of 2024, Peppermint’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million. She also appeared in the film Fire Island, as well as Pose and Saturday Night Live.
|43 years old
|January 31, 1980
|Actress, drag queen, singer,
|5 ft 8 in (1.78 m)
|87 Kg (191 lbs)
Peppermint Early Life
Peppermint grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She didn’t feel comfortable expressing her true gender identity because she felt like people were always judging her. In order to fit in and avoid being policed, she tried to conform to society’s expectations.
After moving to New York City, she finally found the courage to transition and openly express her true self. In 2012, Peppermint came out as transgender before gaining recognition on the popular television show RuPaul’s Drag Race. During her time on the show, she shared a personal story about being physically attacked by a male member of her high school’s basketball team when she was a cheerleader.