BeBe Zahara Benet Bio, Wiki
BeBe Zahara Benet whose real name is Nea Marshall Kudi Ngwa is a Cameroonian-American drag performer and television personality who is best known for winning the first season of the reality-television drag competition RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009.
In 2018, Zahara Benet returned as a surprise contestant for the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, placing in the top four. He was named one of the top 100 Most Powerful Drag Queens in America by New York magazine in June 2019.
BeBe Zahara Benet Career
His first experience with drag was at a Paris fashion show, where he was asked to put on a dress to walk the runway as a female as a last-minute replacement for an absent model. Benet’s first drag performance was alongside Cyndi Lauper in The Gay 90s bar in Minneapolis.
Ru Paul’s Drag Race
In 20099, Zahara Benet was announced as one of the nine contestants for the first season of Logo’s reality-TV drag-queen competition RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009. Benet was the inaugural winner of the series, having won two challenges during the competition.
In 2011, he appeared in two episodes of RuPaul’s Drag U, serving as a “drag professor”.
He was revealed as the surprise 10th contestant on the third season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars. Zahara Benet reached the season finale, having won two challenges, but was not chosen to advance to the final two by a jury of previously eliminated queens and subsequently finished in joint third place with Shangela.
BeBe Zahara Benet Dragnificent!
He appeared with Thorgy Thor, Jujubee, and Alexis Michelle in the TLC television special Drag Me Down the Aisle which aired on March 9, 2019, and was later picked up as a series and re-titled Dragnificent!.
In 2020, he created, produced, and headlined the Nubia tour, a live Drag Show celebrating Black drag queens through original music, group choreography, live vocals, video installations,lip syncs, and narrative-driven performance art.
On opening night, Vulture.com praised the cast, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum; Peppermint, Bob The Drag Queen, The Vixen, Shea Couleé, and Monique Heart, noting the “touching sincerity” and “joyous” celebration of black culture featured in the show.
The tour started its run with sold out shows in New York City and has plans to visit Los Angeles, as well as other major cities across the United States.
BeBe Zahara Benet Age
Zahara Benet was born on March 20, 1981, in Cameroon (he is 39 years old as of 2020.)
BeBe Zahara Height
Zahara Benet’s height is not yet disclosed.
BeBe Zahara Benet Family
Zahara Benet was born and raised in Cameroon. His family later moved to France where he lived until he settled in Minneapolis to complete his college studies and to be closer to family.
BeBe Zahara Benet Boyfriend / Relationship
Information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
BeBe Zahara Benet Net Worth
Zahara Benet has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a drag performer and television personality.
BeBe Zahara Benet Movies and Tv Shows
- 2020: Infinity Train – playing a role as Sashay
- 2019-present: Dragnificent
- 2019: Vice Live
- 2019: The Rachel Ray Show
- 2018: RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars
- 2011: RuPaul’s Drag U
- 2009: RuPaul’s Drag Race
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