Charlie Hides is one of the confirmed queens to be on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Hides is the oldest queen to compete, aged 52.
Hides is also well known for his YouTube channel, which features hundreds of parody videos, and sketches where he impersonates celebrities. He has also done interviews with queens such as Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act.
Charlie Hides was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He has nine siblings. He attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he studied fashion and design. When he was 33, he moved to London in the United Kingdom, where he currently resides. He has an American passport because he was born in Boston; a British passport because he married his British partner in 2004; and an Irish passport due to his grandparents.
In 2011, Hides started his YouTube channel "Charlie Hides TV". This was because YouTube started supporting HD video, so he decided to upload the videos that he used during his live performances. Since then, he has amassed over 78,000 subscribers and over 19,000,000 views. His videos were notable for his impersonations of celebrities such as Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Lana Del Rey. His videos often depicted events in pop culture, and satirizing feuds and relationships between celebrities. In 2013, he appeared in a video with Australian singer Kylie Minogue.
Charlie Hides has had minor appearances in TV and film. He had his own pilot show on a London TV channel in 2011, entitled The Charlie Hides Show. In 2015, he starred on the TV show Big Brother's Bit on the Side, where he impersonated celebrities whilst commenting on Celebrity Big Brother contestants. One of his appearances also featured a conflict with RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. He also had a cameo role in the film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, as a drag performer.
In February 2017, Logo announced that Charlie Hides was amongst 13 drag queens who would be competing on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
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- Charlie has stated, as filming went on it was so cold that her vocal chordes got weak. But now they have gotten better.
- Charlie is the oldest queen on Drag Race to compete beating out Tempest DuJour.
|Aja, Alexis Michelle, Charlie Hides, Eureka O’Hara, Farrah Moan, Jaymes Mansfield, Kimora Blac, Nina Bo'nina Brown, Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Couleé, Trinity Taylor, Valentina|
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