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Jaremi Carey (born October 10, 1985), known professionally also as Phi Phi O'Hara,[1] is an American drag performer, cosplay artist, actor and singer. He is best known as a runner-up on the 4th season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Phi Phi O'Hara
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Jaremi Lee Carey

(1985-10-10) October 10, 1985 (age 34)
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
  • Drag performer
  • musician
  • actor
  • cosplayer
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Mikhael Ortega (m. 2017)
Musical career
  • Producer Entertainment Group

Early lifeEdit

Carey was born on October 10, 1985 in San Antonio, Texas.[1] He is of Filipino and Portuguese descent.[2]

Carey went to school for graphic and web design. He is also a certified optician.[3]


Carey as Phi Phi O'Hara was announced as one of the thirteen contestants for RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 on November 13, 2011.[4] He achieved a runner-up position alongside Chad Michaels and lost to Sharon Needles. In 2012, Carey was invited back as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars (season 1), but declined to participate in the competition due to personal reasons. He came back for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 2) in 2016 and initially made it to top 5, but after the return of two previously eliminated contestants placed seventh overall.

His drag mother is RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 contestant Asia O'Hara.[5]

Carey also made an appearance on season 3 episode 4 of Skin Wars.[6] He was featured in the music videos for "Stranger" by Chris Malinchak,[7] "Battle Axe" by Sharon Needles[8], "Ratchet Christmas" by Jiggly Caliente[9] and "Knew You Seemed Shady" by season 2 contestant Pandora Boxx.[10]

In 2016, Carey made news headlines across the web with a project called "365 Days of Drag". His original goal was to post one photo in drag every day of the year (except for February 29th, since it was a leap year). Carey successfully completed all 365 looks, posting the final look on January 1, 2017. The final outfit was a gown made of hundreds of printed photographs that featured all of the looks from the series.[11]

In 2017, Carey organized a drag benefit show to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which featured other Drag Race alumni.[12] The event took place on November 6, 2017 in Minneapolis and raised $80,000.[13]

On August 16, 2018, he made an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side with Kim Woodburn, Richard Blackwood and Andrew Brady.[14]


Carey has been releasing music as Phi Phi O'Hara since 2014, but he started performing under his real name as well in 2015. His debut album Fever Heart was released on October 14, 2016.[15] He is featured in the first three volumes of the Christmas Queens albums with "O Come, All Ye Faithful" (2017),[16] "Fireside" (2016)[17] and "Naughty or Nice" (2015).[18] In 2018, Carey recorded a duet with Jiggly Caliente for her album T.H.O.T. Process called "Beat of My City".[19]


In 2017, Carey won a "People That Inspire Us AKA The Wind Beneath My Wings Award" at The WOWIE Awards for organizing the Queens United Show, a drag benefit show that raised funds for the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

In January 2017, Carey married his longtime boyfriend, Mikhael.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 The Queens Herself Documentary


Year Title Role Notes
2012 RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 4) Contestant Runner-up
2015 Watch What Happens: Live Guest
2016 Skin Wars Guest Season 3, Episode 4
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Season 2) Contestant 7th Place
2018 Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side Guest
2019 Dragula Guest Judge Season 3, Episode 1

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist Ref.
2012 "Glamazon" RuPaul
2013 "Knew You Seemed Shady" Pandora Boxx
2014 "Stranger" Chris Malinchak
2014 "Bitchy" Jaremi Carey [22]
2015 "Ratchet Christmas" Jiggly Caliente
2016 "Play" Jaremi Carey [23]
2016 "All Mine" Jaremi Carey [24]
2017 "Battle Axe" Sharon Needles
2019 "I Call Shade" Trinity The Tuck [25]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Ref.
2014 Couple$ for Ca$h [26]
2015 The After Show (with Alaska)
2016 Hey Qween [27]
2019 Bootleg Fashion Photo Ruview (with Yuhua Hamasaki) [28]
2019 A Sip With Vodka



Year Title
2016 Fever Heart[29]


As lead artistEdit

Year Title
2014 "Bitchy"[30]
2015 "Queen of Clubs"[31]
2015 "Take Control"[32]
2016 "Play"[33]
2016 "All Mine"[34]

As featured artistEdit

Year Title Album
2015 "GAG"
(Jonathan Hernandez feat. Jaremi Carey & Cory Wade)
non-album single
2018 "Beat of My City"
(Jiggly Caliente feat. Jaremi Carey)
T.H.O.T. Process


  1. ^ a b Peregrin, Tony (January 3, 2012). "All Hail the Queens: Phi Phi O'Hara competes for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar". RedEye. Chicago, Illinois. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. ...the 26-year-old...
  2. ^ "Filipino 'Drag Race' Queens Raising Money To Combat Typhoon Haiyan Devastation".
  3. ^ "Phi Phi O'Hara — The Socialite Life Interview".
  4. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race | Season 9 Episodes (TV Series) |". Logo TV. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  5. ^ "Asia O'Hara | Rose Room". Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  6. ^ ""Drag Race" Queens Invade Game Show Network's "Skin Wars"". LOGO News. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  7. ^ Chris Malinchak - Stranger (Official Video) ft. Mikky Ekko, 2014-07-06
  8. ^ Sharon Needles - Battle Axe (Official Video), 2017-10-06
  9. ^ Jiggly Caliente - Ratchet Christmas (Official Video), 2015-09-12
  10. ^ PANDORA BOXX & ADAM BARTA - "Knew You Seemed Shady!" (Official Music Video), 2013-07-23, retrieved 2018-02-16
  11. ^ Winfred, Tim (2017-01-02). "PHOTOS: Phi Phi O'Hara successfully completed her #365DaysOfDrag project". Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  12. ^ "Phi Phi O'Hara Sets Superstar Drag Benefit Show For Puerto Rico". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  13. ^ "Phi Phi O'Hara, Cynthia Lee Fontaine & More Drag Queens Share Messages of Support for Puerto Rico". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  14. ^ "Kim Woodburn returns to CBBBOTS!". Digital Spy. 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  15. ^ "Fever Heart".
  16. ^ "Christmas Queens 3".
  17. ^ "Christmas Queens 2".
  18. ^ "Christmas Queens".
  19. ^ "T.H.O.T. Process".
  20. ^ "The WOWIE Awards 2017".
  21. ^ "Anniversary".
  22. ^ Jaremi Carey (2014-04-07), Phi Phi O'hara - "Bitchy" Official Music Video, retrieved 2019-05-24
  23. ^ Jaremi Carey (2016-09-16), Jaremi Carey - Play [Official], retrieved 2019-05-24
  24. ^ Jaremi Carey (2016-10-14), Jaremi Carey - All Mine [Official], retrieved 2019-05-24
  25. ^ Trinity The Tuck - I Call Shade (feat. Peppermint), retrieved 2019-05-24
  26. ^ WOWPresents (2014-03-28), Phi Phi O'Hara & Mikhael - Couple$ for Ca$h, retrieved 2019-05-24
  27. ^ Hey Qween (2016-07-04), Phi Phi O'Hara LOOK AT HUH! Part 1 On Hey Qween with Jonny McGovern | Hey Qween, retrieved 2019-05-24
  28. ^ YuhuaHamasaki (2019-02-16), PHI PHI O'HARA joins BOOTLEG FASHION PHOTO RUVIEW for the All Stars 4 FINALE!!!!!!, retrieved 2019-05-24
  29. ^ Fever Heart by Jaremi Carey on Apple Music, 2016-10-14, retrieved 2018-02-16
  30. ^ Bitchy - Single by Phi Phi O'hara on Apple Music, 2014-04-08, retrieved 2018-02-16
  31. ^ "Queen of Clubs" from Queen of Clubs - Single by Phi Phi O'hara on iTunes, 2015-03-10, retrieved 2018-02-16
  32. ^ Take Control - Single by Jaremi Carey on Apple Music, 2015-06-29, retrieved 2018-02-16
  33. ^ Play - Single by Jaremi Carey on Apple Music, 2016-09-16, retrieved 2018-02-16
  34. ^ All Mine - Single by Jaremi Carey on Apple Music, 2016-10-14, retrieved 2018-02-16

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