Breaking the RuPaul’s Drag Race tradition, Maddy Morphosis — a straight, cisgender man — joined the show for its 14th installment, and naturally, fans were in an uproar.
So, what’s her story? Keep reading this Maddy Morphosis Bio to learn all about her.
Maddy Morphosis On RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Emmy Award-winning show, RuPaul’s Drag Race debuted its first season back in 2009, and since then, there never had been a straight man ever on the show. But it all changed when “a drag queen who happens to be straight,” Maddy Morphosis joined the show in 2022.
“My sexuality doesn’t define the drag that I do, it doesn’t impact that. It’s just a facet of who I am outside of drag,” she shared.
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Maddy Morphosis Controversy
“I broke that glass ceiling, yeah. It’s finally time for a straight, white man to have their piece of the pie, right?” Maddy Morphosis joked over a live stream in Dec 2020 announcing the cast. And it certainly hit the nerve of many.
A controversy soon arose over the internet that the show provided an opportunity to a “privileged, cis-hetero white man”, which could have gone to an LGBTQ+ person who far more needed it.
Also, some suggested that if RuPaul wanted “change”, he could have just cast queens with diverse queer identities not yet featured on the show, or even include drag kings.
Two days after the cast announcement, Maddy then took it to her IG, with a lengthy 4-page letter responding to the criticism. To summarize, she noted that one cannot “get a full sense of who someone is” based on “short clips and snippets” online. She has had experiences that helped her understand more about “gender and sexuality,” and “what it means” to her.
Also, while acknowledging her “privilege”, Maddy shared that the concepts of “masculine” and “feminine” were “arbitrary and made up.” And for anyone arguing that she represents an “underrepresented group,” Maddy says, “I appreciate you, but straight men are not a persecuted and excluded group within the drag community.”
Even drag queens including Gottmik, Jasmine Kennedie, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, and Brooke Lynn Hytes, supported Maddy on her Drag Race journey.
Though the majority of the internet believed Maddy’s presence on the drag race to be controversial, some were quick to defend her. “Drag is for everyone. I’ve said it before and will say it again. Some of you all don’t seem to understand that yet,” RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star, Divina De Campo joined the team.
What Is Maddy Morphosis Real Name?
Maddy Morphosis’s real name wasn’t listed over any of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s official pages or any of its fan pages.
As for her stage name, it’s a play on the word “metamorphosis.”
Someday she hopes that other “straight guys watching Drag Race with their girlfriends” will realize that it’s alright to be themself and embrace their femininity — “because it doesn’t change who you are,” she added.
Maddy Morphosis Girlfriend
Maddy Morphosis was dating the drag queen Liza TheQueen (real name: Jennifer Standridge) as of 2022. They were together ever since March 2017.
Talking a little about her girlfriend, Liza was working as a full-time research assistant in a neuroscience laboratory at her university. She was in her senior year majoring in Biology and Psychology as of 2021. After graduation, she planned to pursue a graduate degree in either neuroscience or generics.
Also, Liza has won the titles Miss Missouri USofA Diva 2018 and Miss Oklahoma Bold & Beautiful 2021.
Before Liza, Maddy was in at least one relationship.
Who Are Maddy Morphosis Family Members?
Maddy Morphosis’s family hails from a small town in rural Arkansas. Though she didn’t mention their names, she once joked about them in a post, “If I die, my family is gonna be hella confused at my funeral when they don’t know who anyone is or why they’re clacking fans during the eulogy.”
Fun Fact: Maddy was confused about whether to list her sugar daddies as sponsors, or “friends and family”.
Maddy Morphosis Job
Maddy Morphosis is a full-time drag queen.
She started drag circa 2017, after seeing a camp and comedy queen in her hometown. And although she was the only “straight drag queen” then, she soon was accepted by her local community.
Since then, Maddy has appeared at several events and competitions, even winning “1st Alternate” at Miss Gay Arkansas USofA Newcomer, and season one of Drag It Out at Triniti Nightclub.
Her inspiration comes from pop culture and art, enabling her to put her spin on celebrities and fictional characters including Cher, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Colonel Sanders, Beetlejuice, and many more.
When Maddy isn’t on her job, she earned a few bucks from taking requests on Cameo @maddymorphosis.
Also, she offered merch like caps, posters, and tees, over her website, ranging from $25 to $40.
Maddy Morphosis Height
Maddy Morphosis stands tall at a height under 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).
Without makeup, this star looks as beautiful as she with one. Check this pic.
Is Maddy Morphosis On Instagram?
Yes, find her on Instagram @maddymorphosis.
How Old Is Maddy Morphosis?
Maddy was born on September 2, 1994. That made her 27 years of age when she first appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2022.
Where Is Maddy Morphosis From?
She hails from Fayetteville, Arkansas.
How Much Is Maddy Morphosis Net Worth?
Maddy garnred a net worth of under $300 thosaund by 2022.