Bob the Drag Queen

Caldwell Tidicue (born Christopher Caldwell, June 22, 1986), also known as Bob the Drag Queen, is an American drag queen, comedian, black activist, musician, and reality television personality, known for winning the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.[2] In June 2019, New York magazine published the results from their panel of judges and writers which ranked her in the top twenty Drag Race superstars.[3]

Bob the Drag Queen
Bob The Drag Queen at Rupaul's Dragcon 2017 by dvsross (cropped).jpg
Bob the Drag Queen at RuPaul's DragCon LA 2017
Christopher Delmar Caldwell

(1986-06-22) June 22, 1986 (age 33)
Other namesCaldwell Tidicue
OccupationDrag queen
Years active2009–present
Known forRuPaul's Drag Race (season 8) winner
PredecessorViolet Chachki
SuccessorSasha Velour


Tidicue was born on June 22, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia.[1] He currently resides in New York City. Before becoming a drag queen, Tidicue worked in children's theater for years and "always found children to be a source of joy for [him]."[4] He is also an LGBT activist and spoke on RuPaul's Drag Race of a moment when he was protesting for LGBT rights and was arrested in drag.[5]

He is the drag mother of Miz Cracker[6] and drag sister to Monét X Change,[7] who placed fifth and sixth, respectively, on season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race, with X Change going on to win RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 4, along with Trinity Taylor.

Tidicue identifies as pansexual and non-binary[8] and goes by either he/him or she/her pronouns.[9]


Drag career beginningsEdit

Tidicue started doing drag after watching the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Since his first presentations, his character was focused on stand-up comedy routines, and he started lip-syncing after a couple of months into his drag.[10] His initial stage name was Kittin Withawhip, and he was featured in Leland Bobbé's Half Drag Series with this name.[11] In 2013, Tidicue changed his stage name to Bob the Drag Queen.[12]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8Edit

On February 1, 2016, Bob was revealed as a cast member on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.[13] On the show, he was noted for his focus on comedy. During the show, he won three challenges, including the recurring "Snatch Game" (where he portrayed Uzo Aduba and Carol Channing). On May 16, 2016, Bob was crowned the winner of the season and received a cash prize of $100,000.[2]

Other venturesEdit

In 2016, shortly after winning Drag Race, Bob released the single "Purse First" featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino. Also in 2016, he appeared in the music video for MC Frontalot's "Mornings Come and Go". He also collaborated with Alaska Thunderfuck on the single "Yet Another Dig" in 2017,[14] and contributed to the compilation album Christmas Queens 3 (2017).[15] He collaborated with Shangela for a Christmas theme song, "Deck A Ho" in December 2017.[16]

On March 15, 2018, Bob debuted the podcast Sibling Rivalry with her drag sister Monét X Change as co-host and produced by DJ Mitch Ferrino.[17] On April 2, 2018, a video version of the podcast was uploaded to YouTube.[18]

Bob appeared as a guest co-host alongside Trixie Mattel on The Trixie & Katya Show, filling in for regular co-host Katya during her hiatus.[19] His TV comedy special, Bob the Drag Queen: Suspiciously Large Woman, aired on Logo in July 2017.[20]

Tidicue played the role of Belize in Berkeley Rep’s production of Angels in America from April to July 2018.[21]

In November 2019, Tidicue was interviewed by KMVT about a one-time drag event hosted in Twin Falls, a show highlighting local drag queens and introducing international drag talent to Magic Valley.[22]

Bob's second comedy special, Bob The Drag Queen: Crazy Black Lady, will air on OutTV in Canada in 2020.[23]

On March 5 and 6, 2020, Tidicue performed alongside fellow drag race alumni Bebe Zahara Benet, The Vixen, Monique Heart, Peppermint, and Shea Couleé in the Nubia tour, a live drag show featuring and produced by Black drag queens.[24][25]



As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Dance/Electronic Digital Songs
"Purse First" (featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino)[27] 2016 15 non-album single
"Bloodbath" (featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino)[28]
"Yet Another Dig" (featuring Alaska Thunderfuck 5000)[29] 2017
"Deck a Ho" (Mitch Ferrino Mix) (featuring Shangela)

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album
"Soak It Up"
(Monét X Change featuring Bob the Drag Queen)[30]
2018 Non-album single

Other appearancesEdit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Wrong Bitch" 2016 Todrick Hall Straight Outta Oz
"Sandra Claus" 2017 N/A Christmas Queens 3



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself (Contestant) Season 8, Winner [2]
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Himself [2]
High Maintenance Darnel HBO premiere episode, "Meth(od)" [2]
2017 Playing House Himself Episode: "Reverse the Curse" [31]
2018 The Trixie & Katya Show Host Co-host with Trixie Mattel, filling in for Katya
RuPaul's Drag Race Himself (Guest) Season 10, Episode 1
2019 Tales of the City Ida Best Recurring Role [31]
A Black Lady Sketch Show Ball Emcee Season 1, Episode 2
Bob The Drag Queen: Crazy Black Lady Herself Television Comedy Special [32]
2020 RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race Herself (Mentor) RuPaul's Drag Race Spin-Off [33]
We're Here Herself HBO series [34]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Rough Night Himself DJ [35][36]
Cherry Pop Kitten
2018 A Queen For The People Himself Documentary
2019 The Queens Himself Documentary
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts Himself Documentary

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Untucked Herself Companion show to RuPaul's Drag Race [37]
2016-2019 Bobbin' Around Co-Host [38]
2017 Bestie$ For Ca$h Guest, with Luis Alvarez [39]
2018 Drag Babies Host [40]
Cosmo Queens Guest [41]
2019 The X Change Rate Hosted by Monet X Change [42]
Portrait of a Drag Queen Guest, episode 4 [43]
Drag My Dad Host [44]
2020 The Pit Stop Season 12 Host [45]
Gayme Show Guest judge [46]
The Marti Report Guest [47]

Music videosEdit

Title Year Director Ref.
"The Realness" 2016 Jayson Whitmore [48]
"Purse First" Assaad Yacoub [49]
"Straight Outta Oz" Todrick Hall [50]
"Bloodbath" Cheyenne Picardo & Bob the Drag Queen [51]
"Yet Another Dig (featuring Alaska Thunderfuck)" 2017 Assaad Yacoub [52]
"Soak It Up"
(Monét X Change featuring Bob the Drag Queen)"
2018 [53]
"Super Queen REMIX ft Bob The Drag Queen and Thorgy" 2019 Bob the Drag Queen & Thorgy Thor [54]
"Scores"(Kahanna Montrese) 2019 Brad Hammer [55]
"Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs"(Todrick Hall) 2020 Todrick Hall [56]


Year Production Role Venue Notes Ref(s)
2017 Angels in America Belize Berkeley Repertory Theater Credited as Caldwell Tidicue [21]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Work Results Ref.
2019 WOWIE Awards Best Podcast Sibling Rivalry Nominated [57]
2020 The Queerties Drag Royalty Herself Nominated [58]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Transformations: Bob The Drag Queen & James St. James. YouTube. July 12, 2016. Event occurs at 1:02. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bob the Drag Queen Wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Eight". Huffington Post. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ The Editors (June 10, 2019). "The Most Powerful Drag Queens in America: Ranking the new establishment". New York. New York Media, LLC. Archived from the original on June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 Winner Bob The Drag Queen Praises Kim Chi — and Schools Michelle Visage". May 17, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Bob The Drag Queen Recollects The Time She Was Thrown In Jail In Full Drag". April 18, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "drag mothers and daughters: bob the drag queen and miz cracker". I-d. May 11, 2017. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Dow, Stephen (May 25, 2018). "'RuPaul's Drag Race': Monet X Change Talks the Key to Lip Syncing, Working With Tyler Oakley & More". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Bob The Drag Queen [@thatonequeen] (October 6, 2019). "For the record I identify as Pansexual and non binary" (Tweet). Archived from the original on December 23, 2019. Retrieved December 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Bob the Drag Queen [@thatonequeen] (October 6, 2019). "oddly enough I prefer binary pronouns. he/him/his/she/her/hers" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Bob the Drag Queen, Winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' Has Always Been 'Purse First'". May 17, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Half Drag – Kittin Withawhip". March 27, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "Kittin Withawhip's new drag persona Bob The Drag Queen keeps Barracuda laughing with The Bob Show". August 6, 2013. Archived from the original on August 20, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  13. ^ Lee, Stephan (February 1, 2016). "RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 queens and premiere date revealed — exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winners Bob the Drag Queen & Alaska Thunderfuck Team Up for 'Yet Another Dig'". Billboard. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "'Christmas Queens 3' Holiday Album From 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Out Today". Billboard. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Bob the Drag Queen And Shangela Are Here To "Deck A Ho" For The Holidays". LOGO News. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "Episode 1: "I Don't Like Hugs"". SoundCloud. The Only Productions. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  18. ^ "Bob The Drag Queen & Monét X Change - Sibling Rivalry Podcast: Pilot Episode". YouTube. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  19. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race' champ Bob the Drag Queen co-hosting 'The Trixie & Katya Show' as Katya recovers". Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  20. ^ "Bob The Drag Queen Walks Into The Comedy Club Purse First In New TV Special". LOGO News. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  21. ^ a b "'Angels in America' Casts Stephen Spinella and Bob the Drag Queen". Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  22. ^ Manuel Brasil, Jake (November 25, 2019). "International Drag Queens highlight the importance of drag in rural communities". KMVT. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  23. ^ Rudolph, Christopher (July 24, 2019). ""Drag Race" Alums Return to TV in New Documentary, Comedy Specials". NewNowNext. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  24. ^ Street, Mikelle (January 29, 2020). "Peppermint, Bob the Drag Queen, Shea Coulee Announce New Show". Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  25. ^ Lindsay, Benjamin (March 9, 2020). "Nubia Proclaims 'Black Queens Matter' in Drag Race and Beyond". Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  26. ^ "EDM Digital Songs: Top Dance Music Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  27. ^ "Purse First (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino) - Single by Bob the Drag Queen on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  28. ^ "Bloodbath (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino)". iTunes. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  29. ^ "Yet Another Dig (featuring Alaska)". iTunes. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  30. ^ "Monét X Change Serves Up Disco In New Sponge-Themed 'Soak It Up' Music Video: Watch". Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  31. ^ a b White, Brett (June 8, 2019). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Has a Connection to Netflix's 'Tales of the City'". Decider. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  32. ^ Rudolph, Christopher (July 24, 2019). ""Drag Race" Alums Return to TV in New Documentary, Comedy Specials". NewNowNext. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  33. ^ Desta, Yohana. "RuPaul Announces Drag Race Spin-Off Featuring All-Celebrity Competitors". Vanity Fair. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  34. ^ ""Drag Race" Legends Invade Small Town USA In New HBO Reality Series". Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  35. ^ "Rough Night". June 16, 2017.
  36. ^ "DJ Bob the Drag Queen Gets Scarlett Johansson Dirty Dancing in the Upcoming Movie "Rough Night" - The WOW Report". June 2, 2017.
  37. ^ Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 - Episode 1 "Keeping It 100!". YouTube. March 8, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  38. ^ Bobbin' Around Ep. 5 (Ft basically everyone). Bob The Drag Queen. July 26, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  39. ^ BESTIE$ FOR CA$H: Bob the Drag Queen & Luis Alvarez (aka @BobsAssistant). YouTube. March 6, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  40. ^ Drag Babies: Project #1 "What The Hell Are We Doing?". YouTube. March 13, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  41. ^ Bob The Drag Queen (Cosmo Queens). YouTube. August 5, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  42. ^ The X Change Rate: Bob the Drag Queen. YouTube. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  43. ^ What About Bob The Drag Queen? 👑 Portrait of a Queen - LogoTV. YouTube. April 9, 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  44. ^ MTV - Drag My Dad Official Trailer. Facebook. June 23, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.[better source needed]
  45. ^ The Pit Stop S12 E1 | Bob The Drag Queen & Sasha Velour Recap the Premiere | RuPaul’s Drag Race. YouTube. February 29, 2020. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  46. ^ Curto, Justin (March 30, 2020). "Ever Wanted to Be (Honorarily) Gay? Quibi's Gayme Show Can Help With That". Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  47. ^ Bob The Drag Queen on Getting Arrested in Drag & Why it's Political 🗳The Marti Report |Logo TV. YouTube. March 5, 2020. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  48. ^ RuPaul - The Realness Official Music Video. YouTube. May 15, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  49. ^ Bob the Drag Queen – Purse First (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino). YouTube. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  50. ^ Straight Outta Oz by Todrick Hall. YouTube. June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  51. ^ Bob the Drag Queen – Bloodbath (feat. DJ Mitch Ferrino). YouTube. October 29, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  52. ^ Bob The Drag Queen featuring Alaska Thunderfuck - Yet Another Dig Official Music Video. YouTube. October 27, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  53. ^ Monét X Change - Soak It Up (feat. Bob The Drag Queen). YouTube. May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  54. ^ Bob The Drag Queen (February 22, 2019), Super Queen REMIX ft Bob The Drag Queen and Thorgy, retrieved May 2, 2019
  55. ^ Kahanna Montrese (March 8, 2019), Kahanna Montrese - "Scores" (Official Music Video), retrieved September 21, 2019
  56. ^ Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs (Official Video). Todrick Hall. April 29, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  57. ^ "VOTING ENDS TODAY! Cast Your Votes NOW for World of Wonder's 2019 WOWIE Awards". November 29, 2019.
  58. ^ "'The 2020 Queerties". Cheat Sheet. February 28, 2020.

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