Who Is Lady Bunny?
Lady Bunny is an American drag queen, nightclub DJ. She is most famously known as an emcee, promoter, and founder of the annual Wigstock festival. The wild drag festival of drag and music electrified fans in New York for over 20 years.
Bunny has also released disco singles such as “The Pussycat Song” and “Shame, Shame, Shame!” She has also appeared in films such as Party Girl, Wigstock: The Movie, Peoria Babylon, Starrbooty, Another Gay Movie, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
She began her career alongside Larry Tee and RuPaul as a fixture on the Atlanta gay scene. They also appeared in a variety of low-budget films with them, including the Starbooty series. In 1984, Bunny moved to New York City and became one of the Club Kids. In 1985, she created Wigstock an annual drag queen festival that lasted until 2005. She frequently performs at XL Nightclub with Bianca Del Rio.
Her style of drag performance involves lip-synching to a compilation of karaoke versions of popular songs. This is over which she has recorded her own, sung vocal parodies of the original lyrics. Her new lyrics are usually sexually explicit, they revolve around food or even both. For example, her parody of the Gwen Stefani song Hollaback Girl has the lyric: “I shit a banana/a banana in my ass!” She has also released video parodies of “Santa Claus is coming to town” and of “California Gurls”.
Her January 2011, a parody of “Harper Valley PTA”, entitled “The Ballad of Sarah Palin”, lampooned the American politician as portrayed by Palin imitator Dorothy Bishop. On July 1, 2013, Lybra Records released remixes of Lady Bunny’s collaboration with Wayne Numan, “Take Me Up High.” It became her first Billboard Club or Dance hit peaking at #17 in September 2013.
In October 2014, she released “Lately” (Remixes) her collaboration with New York City Producers, club DJ Sean Grasty, and DJ Rikky Rivera better known as Groove Addix. Her vocal of “Lately” is already creating a buzz globally in the underground club scene. “Lately” will be released on the UK House label Enriched Records. Enriched Records is owned by Rich B who is a well-known DJ/Artist on London’s gay club scene.
She then collaborated with New York producer Ursula 1000 on his track “Blast Off!” This is from his album Voyeur in 2016. Bunny also works as a journalist and keeps a high profile with her weekly “Star Style Report” for star magazine. She also writes regularly for various other publications including Visionaire, Paper, Instinct, Genre, V, Interview, and Time Out New York. She has also made frequent TV and Film appearances which bring her name to the worldwide masses.
As a talking head for TV networks like E! and VH1 and also has appearances on Comedy Central’s “Pam Anderson Roast,” HBO’s “Sex and the City” and Britney Spears‘ MTV special “In the Zone & Up All Night.” Also in feature films such as Not Another Gay Movie 2, Dragtime, Party Girl, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. She is no stranger to the various demographic pools. She has even been consistently mentioned on the international hit show “Will & Grace,” cementing her status as an icon.
How Old is Lady Bunny?
Bunny was born Jon Ingle on August 14, 1962, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. She is 59 years old as of 2021. She shares her birthday with other famous people such as Bryce Hall, Jack Manifold, Mila Kunis, Halle Berry, Marsai Martin, among others.
Lady Bunny Family
Bunny was born to H. Larry Ingle, an American author.
Lady Bunny Gay
Bunny is gay and also a member of the LGBT community.
Lady Bunny Net Worth
The American drag queen has a net worth of $400 thousand.
Lady Bunny Blog
To get to Bunny’s blog, click here.
Lady Bunny Drag Queen
In 2010, she was featured in the web series Queens of Drag: NYC by gay.com. The series also featured fellow New York drag queens Bianca Del Rio, Dallas DuBois, Hedda Lettuce, Mimi Imfurst, Peppermint, and Sherry Vine.
Lady Bunny Rupaul
Bunny is a longtime friend to fellow drag queen, RuPaul. She began her career alongside RuPaul.
Lady Bunny Drag Race
RuPaul had asked Bunny to be a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race but she declined. She served on the judges’ panel on the spinoff show RuPaul’s Drag U. The show aired on the Logo TV network from 2010 to 2012. She was Dean of Drag and had the role of the judge in the first season. In the second season of RuPaul’s Drag U., The Dean of Drag role was expanded into a segment called “Lady Lessons”. In the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, contestant Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 impersonated Bunny for the Snatch Game.
Lady Bunny Roast
Bunny made her first appearance on RuPaul’s Drag race in Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars in 2019. The queens read her in a Funeral style roast in the episode.
Lady Bunny Out Of Drag
Lady Bunny spins at fashion events, club events, corporate bashes, and hell–gay weddings, and also bar mitzvahs! Bunnys specialty is nailing what your crowd wants to hear. She always says, “Please give me requests because I’m spinning for your party and my goal is to get you on the dance floor. Besides, I can play what I want at home for free!” The guests go crazy when she leaves the DJ booth to join the crowd on the floor.
The Empire State Pride Agenda’s latched onto her as their regular DJ for almost a decade now. They claimed that they had been doing the event for years but she was the first DJ to get their crowd to dance.” As the in-house DJ for Visionaire and V magazine, she literally traveled the globe spinning atop the Eiffel Tower, Tokyo’s Mori Tower, the Fendi Showroom in Milan, London’s Harvey Nichols, The Delano in Miami.
She was also the first DJ ever to spin at Paris’s palatial L’Opera Garnier. It leads to even more high-profile DJ gigs like Van Cleef & Arpel’s 40th birthday bash in Paris and also The Standard’s Black Out Party in NYC celebrating Naomi.
Lady Bunny Wigstock | NYC
Bunny is the emcee and creator of Wigstock, an outrageous drag festival of drag and music that electrified New Yorkers every Labor Day for over 20 years. The festival featured almost every queen who ever worked in NYC, and also attracted more mainstream recording acts who then wanted to join in the fun– they included Dee-Lite, Debbie Harry, Boy George, RuPaul, John Cameron Mitchell as Hedwig, The B-52s’ Cindy Wilson, Crystal Waters, CeCe Peniston, Ultra Nate, Kristine W, Barbara Tucker, and Vickie Sue (Turn The Beat Around) Robinson. The festival soon became known as a hipper version of Gay Pride Day.
Bianca Del Rio Lady Bunny
Bianca Del Rio performed at XL Nightclub frequently with Bunny. She was also featured in the web series Queens of Drag; NYC by gay.com.