This article was published on May 28th, 2019
Britney Houston? That’s right popular YouTube! Mila Jam (Jahmila Adderley) was a YouTube sensation where she gained popularity for quickly and effectively recreating parody videos. While on tour with the national production of Rent, Mila managed to post and get out videos within their original release, which she still continues to do today.
Having been around stage all of her life, it was a natural transition for her to be on one. Throughout her life and career, Mila Jam credits part of her success to the ongoing support she has received from her family. Being a LGBT African American, having the support of her parents was important, and something she values highly and openly acknowledges how much easier it has made her life. But it wasn’t just her blood family; Mila Jam has received unwavering support from her chosen and work families, too.
Mila is not only a queen on the charts, but she is also a queen of the carpets. From GLAAD Awards to hosting events, Mila Jam hits the carpets with fashion style and poise. Listen to the Drag Dish podcast to get fashion highlights, tips, faux pas, and the insider secrets Mila Jam revealed about her affiliation with POSE (FX Network), and how her dancers escorted Billy Porter in.
Laverne Cox (OITNB) and Peppermint (RPDR) are some of Mila Jam’s closest friends. Her little black book is jam-packed with a long roster of celebrity connections she has made along the way. Mila Jam also revealed to HomoCulture that Janelle Monae of Atlantic Records, attended American Musical and Dramatic Academy together.
Mila Jam a small-town girl, taking over a big world. She leaves a rainbow of positivity and inspiration everywhere she goes, to go along with her beaming personality. Watch for more of her upcoming collaborations and releases – they are going to be epic, as always.
You can catch Mila Jam on tour, filled with Pride and love, and stream or download Drag Dish with the full interview wherever you get your podcasts.