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Milk is the stage name of Daniel Donigan,[1] an American drag performer and fashion model. He is best known for appearing on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars.

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Daniel Donigan
OccupationDrag queen, model, Figure Skater
Partner(s)James Whiteside


Early lifeEdit

Donigan was raised in Syracuse, New York.[2]


Donigan first gained attention when he appeared on season six of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2014. Out of 14 contestants, Milk placed ninth overall.[3] On October 20, 2017, Donigan was announced as one of the 10 contestants for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3. He was the third queen eliminated by Kennedy Davenport.[4] He again placed ninth after Morgan McMichaels returned to the competition.[5]

Outside of Drag Race, Donigan has modeled for Marc Jacobs's Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign[6] and Vivienne Westwood's S/S 2018 campaign.[7] He was featured in Perry Ellis's Fall 2018 collection.[8] In print work, he was on the cover of Hello Mr. magazine's third issue[9] and featured in the third issue of Gayletter[10] and in the January 2018 issue of Gay Times.[11] He was featured in a 2014 issue of Next Magazine.[12] He was announced as the new face of Madonna's skincare line, MDNA Skin.[13]

He performed at the Bryant Park Figure-Skating Rink for the Guys On Ice event as charity for the Ali Forney Center.[14]


Donigan formed the group The Dairy Queens in 2016, whose first single, "Milk It," was released on July 2, 2016.[15] He then released his first solo single, "Touch the Fashion, Change Your Life,"[16] which he performed live on the first episode of All Stars 3 in 2017.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Donigan is a former figure skater who qualified to the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in junior Ice Dance.[18]

Donigan currently lives in New York City, with his partner of 10 years James Whiteside,[19] principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 6) Herself Contestant (9th place)
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 3) Herself Contestant (9th place)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Milk Out Of Drag—And Out Of His Clothes". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
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  3. ^ Nolfi, Joey (9 February 2018). "Drag Race eliminee Milk teases 'diva' twist, would've played Virgin Mary for Snatch Game". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  4. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3's Milk Isn't Mad About Getting the Villain Edit". Vulture. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  5. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race': BenDeLaCreme Opens Up About Her Shocking Exit". Billboard. 2018-02-03. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  6. ^ "Marc Jacobs casts RuPaul's Drag Race star in his spring campaign". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  7. ^ "Vivienne Westwood's SS18 campaign features Drag Race queen Milk and fans are thrilled". PinkNews. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  8. ^ "Drag Race All Star Milk Walks For Perry Ellis at NYFW". PAPERMAG. 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  9. ^ Mr., Hello. "Dan Donigan: Meet The Milk Man". Hello Mr. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  10. ^ "GAYLETTER". GAYLETTER. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  11. ^ "Drag Race star Milk strips to a thong for steamy Gay Times photoshoot". Gay Times. 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  12. ^ "15 Times Milk WAS Fashion". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  13. ^ "Milk Is The New Face Of Madonna's MDNA Skincare Line". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  14. ^ "Milk On Ice: "Drag Race" Star Returns To Figure Skating For A Good Cause". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  15. ^ MILK QUEEN (2016-07-02), Milk - MILK IT [OFFICIAL], retrieved 2018-02-12
  16. ^ Dave Lennon (2018-01-29), Milk 'Queen' - Touch the Fashion, Change Your Life (Audio), retrieved 2018-02-12
  17. ^ Sava, Oliver. "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars returns when we need it most". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  18. ^ "2009 US Figure Skating Championships / Cleveland OH / 19 January 2009 / Junior Dance Compulsory Dance / Group 3". Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  19. ^ "Out Love: Ballet dancer James Whiteside (aka JbDubs) & performer Dan Donigan (aka Milk)". 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  20. ^ "Ballet Dancer, Drag Queen, Singer & Podcaster: Inside James Whiteside's Fearless, Authentic Life". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-23.

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