Jessica Wild

José David Sierra,[1] better known as Jessica Wild, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, professional make-up artist, and reality television personality, best known as a contestant on the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Jessica Wild
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Jessica Wild at RuPaul's DragCon LA, 2022
Born
José David Sierra

(1980-06-10) June 10, 1980 (age 42)
OccupationDrag queen
Make-up artist
Reality television personality
WebsiteOfficial website

BiographyEdit

Wild was born in San Juan but raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico.[2] He is the youngest of three siblings. He started his drag career at local San Juan gay venues such as Krash[3] (also known as Eros) and Starz. His drag name comes from a girl whom he dated as a teenager and "Wild" comes from his amazing dance performances.

TelevisionEdit

Wild won an on-line vote to become a cast member of the second season of Logo's popular reality series, RuPaul's Drag Race, which premiered on the network in February 2010.[4] He was eliminated in the seventh episode of the season, which first aired on March 22, 2010.[5]

Besides his participation on RuPaul's Drag Race, Wild (along with season one contestant Nina Flowers) has performed on the popular Puerto Rican television program Objetivo Fama, which airs throughout the United States and Latin America.[6] He also has made appearances on No te Duermas and other local television programs and specials.[7] He was in a commercial for Absolut Vodka among a series with other season two queens in 2011.[8] In August 2015, Wild, along with 29 other Drag Queens, performed live with Miley Cyrus at the MTV VMAS.[9]

In 2022, Jessica Wild appeared in Jennifer Lopez's performance at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards.[10]

MusicEdit

Since appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race, Wild appeared in a music video for the popular reggaeton band Calle 13, and fielded offers to record a dance/techno music album. He has performed live with Puerto Rican rock band Rebeldía.[11][12]

In January 2011, Wild (in collaboration with DJ Ranny) released his first dance single "You Like it Wild," which is available for purchase via iTunes and many commercial music sites. The single debuted at number forty-two on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs,[13] before peaking at number thirty.[14] In addition, he recorded a duet with the Mexican singer Fedro entitled "Maquillaje" 'which is part of the singer's new album. He has also performed on stage with Mexican singer Gloria Trevi.[15]

In July 2021, Wild returned to RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 6) as a lip sync assassin and won the lip sync against Jan.[16]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 2) Herself Contestant (6th Place)
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Contestant
2015 Hey Qween! Guest
Skin Wars Guest
2016 Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen[17] Guest
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 10)[18] Guest - Episode 1
2019 The Q Agenda Episode: "Jessica Wild / Luis Suarez"
2021 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 6) "Lip-Sync Assassin", episode 4
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked (season 3)

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Fashion Photo Ruview Herself Guest Co-Host [19]
2018 Bootleg Opinions Herself Guest, hosted by Yuhua Hamasaki [20]
2020 Dragueando Herself Guest [21]

DiscographyEdit

Singles
Year Title Notes
2011 You Like It Wild[22] Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs - #30
2013 Absolutely[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RuPaul's DragCon 2016: Meet Jessica Wild". The WOW Report. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  2. ^ "RuPaul's DragCon 2016: Meet Jessica Wild". The WOW Report. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  3. ^ NYCSatyr (2008-10-22), Krash Club - Jessica Wild Drag Queen Show - Puerto Rico 6/2007, archived from the original on 2021-12-15, retrieved 2018-05-24
  4. ^ Rupaul’s Drag Race Exclusive: Meet Season 2’s first queen: Jessica Wild from Entertainment Weekly 27 July 2009
  5. ^ RuPaul's Drag Race: Always Judge a Book By Its Cover Archived 2010-03-26 at the Wayback Machine from Gawker 23 March 2010
  6. ^ "Jessica Wild - RuPaul's DragCon". RuPaul's DragCon. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  7. ^ Editor, Adrian Gomez | Journal Arts and Entertainment. "Passion for performing". www.abqjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-03-04. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  8. ^ esmeraldiva (2011-02-06), Jessica Wild Absolut Vodka Commercial, archived from the original on 2021-12-15, retrieved 2018-03-04
  9. ^ "Miley Cyrus Closes Out MTV VMAs with Drag-Queen-Packed Performance and New, Free Album". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  10. ^ Nolfi, Joey (March 23, 2022). "Kerri Colby wore Jennifer Lopez's dress to perform with Jennifer Lopez". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2022-03-23. Retrieved 2022-03-23.
  11. ^ Sin Miedo a Fracasar: Jessica Wild from www.gcmagonline.com 16 January 2010
  12. ^ Your life is an open book on ‘Drag Race from Gay and Lesbian Times 25 March 2010
  13. ^ "Dance Club Play Songs - Week of April 9, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  14. ^ "Ranny Album & Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  15. ^ "RuPaul's DragCon 2016: Meet Jessica Wild". The WOW Report. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  16. ^ "Who went home in "All Stars 6" Episode 4". 8 July 2021.
  17. ^ Zeff, Nigel (March 1, 2016). "Ru Girls Jessica Wild, Alyssa Edwards, and Shangela Served Up Jennifer Lopez Realness on Watch What Happens Live!". WorldOfWonder. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  18. ^ Damshenas, Sam (22 March 2018). "Watch Drag Race fan favourites return for the season 10 premiere". Gay Times. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  19. ^ FASHION PHOTO RUVIEW with Jessica Wild & Raven: Puerto Rican Queens. YouTube. April 9, 2017. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  20. ^ All Stars 4 Episode 02 BOOTLEG FASHION PHOTO Ruview with Jessica Wild!. YouTube. December 23, 2018. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  21. ^ Lessner, Justin (October 7, 2020). "These Latinx 'Drag Race' Queens Are Reuniting For 'Dragueando' And It's About Time". We Are Mitu. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  22. ^ You Like It Wild (feat. Jessica Wild) by Ranny on Apple Music, 2011-03-08, retrieved 2018-03-04
  23. ^ Absolutely Jessica Wild, 2013-05-14, retrieved 2018-03-04

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