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A kind, grounded, and generous social worker named Alpha by day, Honey Mahogany is better known as an international drag performer and budding recording artist. Once banished to Ethiopia by his family in attempt to reform his homosexuality, Alpha/Honey has made not just one, but two careers dedicated to embracing, supporting and celebrating the LGBT community. The currently reigning Miss Blow Up USA initially gained worldwide fame as a cast member on Season Five of the reality television show and cult phenomenon, RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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Honey is a prolific performer and popular MC hosting shows including Topsy Turvy: A Queer Circus Extravaganza in both 2013 and 2014 as well as her own weekly drag show, Mahogany Mondays, at the Midnight Sun. No stranger to hard werk, Honey has also appeared in numerous theatrical productions including Dirty Little Showtunes and Halloween: The Ballad of Michelle Meyers, and played the title role in Oprah: The Dragsical. This queen bee also held starring roles in several Peaches Christ Productions including: The Craft and the infamous 16th anniversary of Showgirls.

Honey’s debut EP, Honey Love, a collection of songs written and produced by Honey Mahogany in collaboration with Erik Ian Walker of Wako World Music, was released in February 2014. The single, “Shoulda Known Better”, gained national attention when Honey made a cameo appearance performing the song on episode four of the HBO series Looking. The music video for that single was shot in San Francisco’s legendary cabaret venue, Martuni’s, where Honey has also performed Honey Love live in concert.  In 2014 Honey went viral as part of a parody project by Ratchet Productions called “INnOUTMISSION” (a parody of Beyonce’s Partition directed by Adrian Anchondo).

Honey’s mug has been featured all over the internet including the homepages of Buzzfeed, PerezHilton, Out, HuffingtonPost, DListed, NewNowNext, Uptown, Frequency, and many, many more. Her flawless looks have also graced the covers of Gloss Magazine, East Bay Express, SF Weekly, and Bay Guardian. In 2011 she was voted Best Drag Queen in the SF Weekly’s Readers’ Poll and selected for the SF Bay Guardian’s Hot Pink List of Queers to Watch in the Guardian’s Queer Issue. In 2010 Honey’s premiere single, a cover of Adele’s “Hometown Glory” was recognized by Limelight, a leading song licensing company, as one of the Best Cover Songs of the Year. Honey Mahogany continues to grow as a performing artist and appreciates her ever-growing community of fans and followers. Honey’s music and videos can be found iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube.

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