Sasha Velour Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Sasha Velour Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth June 25, 1987
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Boyfriend Johnny Velour

Sasha Velour is an American drag queen, TV personality, producer, and artist. She is best known for winning the 9th season of the reality-TV competition RuPaul‘s Drag Race in 2017.

Born Name

Alexander Hedges Steinberg

Nick Name

Sasha Velour

Sasha Velour in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2017
Sasha Velour in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2017 (Sasha Velour / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Berkeley, California, United States

Residence

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

In 2004, she graduated from University Laboratory High School in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States.

In 2009, Sasha Velour earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Sasha Velour was a Fulbright Scholar in Moscow, Russia in 2010.

She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, United States in 2013.

Occupation

Drag Queen, Artist, TV Personality, Producer

Family

  • Father – Mark D. Steinberg (History professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Author, Editor)
  • Mother – Jane T. Hedges (Managing Editor of Slavic Review, Editor) (Passed away from cancer in 2015)
  • Siblings – None

Manager

Sasha Velour is represented by –

  • William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment (Talent Agent) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • House of Velour (Manager) in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
  • Witch House Public Relations (Publicist) in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Sasha Velour in an Instagram post in February 2018
Sasha Velour in an Instagram post in February 2018 (Sasha Velour / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sasha Velour has dated –

  1. John “Johnny Velour” Jacob Lee (2013-Present)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Russian-Jewish descent on her paternal side.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Blue

Sasha Velour in a selfie in December 2017
Sasha Velour in a selfie in December 2017 (Sasha Velour / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • Thin lips
  • Wide nose

Religion

Judaism

Sasha Velour Favorite Things

  • Philosophy In Art – Constructivism
  • Song To PerformWuthering Heights by Kate Bush
  • Drag Art Inspirations – Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol

Source – Thotyssey.Tumblr.com, Fandom

Sasha Velour at RuPaul's Dragcon in 2018
Sasha Velour at RuPaul’s Dragcon in 2018 (DVSROSS / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Sasha Velour Facts

  1. Her grandmother emigrated from Ukraine via Manchuria to the United States.
  2. She was named after a Russian feminist leader named Alexandra Kollontai.
  3. She used to work as a part-time security guard at the Russian State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  4. She was once described as “the child of hippie academics” who not only supported but encouraged her gender non-conformity and creativity.
  5. Sasha Velour is genderqueer and does not have any preferred pronouns outside of drag. The drag persona is referred to as ‘she’ and ‘her’.
  6. She thought that she would be an actor or a director when she grows up.
  7. “Sasha” came from her nickname outside of the drag world. “Velour” came from the name of a versatile, cheap material that can be a substitute for velvet, which is a perfect metaphor for drag, according to her.
  8. Her signature bald head is a tribute to her mom, who died of cancer and lost her hair during the aggressive treatment.
  9. She used to work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before becoming a drag queen.
  10. In the summer of 2014, she founded a bi-yearly publication titled Velour, The Drag Magazine with her partner Johnny and served as its artistic director.
  11. She created a comics series titled Stonewall, which covered the story of the Stonewall riots in 1969 from multiple viewpoints.
  12. She described her signature eyebrows as “Kabuki meets Nosferatu.”
  13. Sasha Velour tried out for the 8th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2016 but was not selected.
  14. As the winner of the 9th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2017, she was preceded by Bob the Drag Queen and superseded by Aquaria.
  15. In September 2018, she attended the 4th annual Diamond Ball founded by Rihanna.
  16. She is credited for pioneering the use of projection mapping in lip-sync drag performances.
  17. She and her partner Johnny have an Italian Greyhound named Vanya. It’s short for Ivan The Terrible.
  18. Her drag sister is Olive D’Nightlife, also known as Didi Panache.
  19. Sasha Velour is allergic to cats and follows a pescetarian diet.

Featured Image by DVSROSS / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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