Published On: Sat, Oct 12th, 2019

Michelle Visage young: How old is Strictly Come Dancing Star? Age revealed

Michelle Visage is an American singer, television host, radio DJ, performer, television producer and media personality. She is best known for being a member of the band Seduction and appearing as a judge on the American reality completion television series RuPaul’s Drag Race since season three and on all seasons of the spin-off show RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. Michelle also appears in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK which launched on October 3rd. Currently, she is starring alongside a long list of celebrities such as Catherine Tyldesley, Emma Barton, Chris Ramsey, Anneka Rice and David James in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Partnered with Giovanni Pernice, the Guinness World Record holder for jive kicks and flicks and Charleston swivels, Michelle Visage is a force to be reckoned with.

Michelle is full of sass and has heaps of confidence and the public adore her performances. But how old is she?

Michelle’s age might come as a shock, as her youthful appearance hides her true age. 

Michelle was born on 20 September 1968, making her 51 and the third oldest contestant on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Five Fun Facts about Michelle Visage

1. When Michelle was 16, she won a Madonna look-alike competition which sparked her love for dress up and drag.

In a tweet online, she said: “Madonna and I share the same face, it’s a fact that has always been true…”

2. Michelle recently revealed that some of her fans think she is a man.

Speaking to The Mirror, Visage said: “People come up to me and say they thought I was a drag queen and I go, ‘Oh, thank you’.

“I’m not, obviously. Ru calls me a drag queen, I call myself one. Drag really knows no gender. It’s an honour. It’s an honest mistake too.”

She added: “For me, it’s the highest compliment.”

3. Michelle adopted her surname, “Visage”, after gaining the nickname “cara” – face in Spanish – from people that she spent time with in New York. However, due to mispronunciation, she later decided to change her name to “visage” – face in French.

4. Aged 29, Michelle was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid gland, causing fatigue and hair loss amount over symptoms after initially experiencing symptoms at 21, when she got her breast implants.

She revealed; “I was in the music industry and had producers telling me I had a great body but I wasn’t sexy because I didn’t have breasts.

“Having the implants removed has actually given me more confidence. Now I never wear a bra, I wear tops that show how flat I am.

“I am so proud to be flat and sassy. And I’ve never not felt sexy.”

5. Michelle hasn’t had a drink of alcohol in 30 years

In an interview with The Sun, she revealed: “I think the last drink I ever had was when I was 21, because alcohol caused so much trouble for me. That’s when I stopped drinking.

“My wild days were pretty wild, and that’s still within me. I love my past because it brought me to where I am now.

“But people change. We age, we become parents and partners. When my husband and I were first engaged we made a sex tape, which is something couples do sometimes.”

The star also told BBC: “Getting to do Strictly in my favourite place on earth is an actual DREAM! I’m so excited to show that being 50 doesn’t mean life stops.

“Things may not work like they did when I was 20, but 50 also means ‘FABULOUS!’

“There are plenty of women like me out there who still ‘got it’ and we still ‘plan to use it!’ so slap on the sequins, point me to the dance floor and watch me Paso my Doble!”

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight on BBC One at 18:40PM. 

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