This article was published on August 11th, 2015
“When I posted my first Instagram on Halloween of 2013, I didn’t understand how social networking worked,” said New York City drag queen, Miss Fame. “Almost immediately, thousands were responding to my face in makeup! I then posted a video of my transformation on YouTube and within weeks, I had over a million views.” Miss Fame’s notoriety on social media, which she has dubbed InstaFame, fueled her desire to compete on the hit TV series, RuPaul’s Drag Race and to pursue a career in music.
Miss Fame’s new single, InstaFame, is an anthem about the phenomenon of sudden stardom from social media platforms including Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. This is the second single from Beauty Marked, her full-length album that debuted on the iTunes Dance chart in early June at #3.
“Anyone can achieve InstaFame,” said Miss Fame. “We all have some unique quality or ability that has the potential to become a viral phenomenon. There are even videos explaining how to make a video go viral, so really, there is no excuse for anyone to not to have their big moment on the Internet.”
Through her social media activities Miss Fame has learned that InstaFame cannot be sustained with one stunt. It required longevity, persistence, and consistent quality. Miss Fame listens to her audience and gives them exactly what they ask for.
After moving to New York from California, Miss Fame worked to become an established male model and makeup artist. She experimented with new looks, pushing boundaries, on a mission to prove that beauty doesn’t reside within a specific gender, but is fluid and impactful to all who appreciate it.
In addition to competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Miss Fame has also appeared on the third season of MTV’s Snooki & JWOWW, in Brooke Candy’s Opulence, and Jennifer Hudson’s Go All Night.
To support the release of her new album, Beauty Marked, Miss Fame has embarked on a worldwide tour with a team of dancers. There are over 30 tour stop dates around the globe!
“The album is smooth with a mix of up-tempo dance tracks like Rubber Doll and down-tempo songs with a deeply humanizing vibe,” said Miss Fame describing the 11-track ambient pop album. The songs on the album represent her metamorphosis from male model to fashion icon. “I drew up the storyline for the album over a year ago when the persona of Miss Fame was still in development. The songs are true to who I am and how I feel.”
“It was amazing working with Boomer Banks on this video,” said Miss Fame, describing her co-star in the country ‘n’ western-inspired InstaFame music video. “He has a presence on camera that can’t be denied. He played the villain with such knowingness and command. Plus, I got to kiss his gorgeous mouth.”
InstaFame is available now on iTunes, along with Miss Fame’s entire Beauty Marked album.