Caldwell Tidicue @bobthedragqueen is better known as Bob the Drag Queen for winning the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. He’s an American drag queen, comedian, black activist, musician, and reality television personality ranked in the top twenty Drag Race superstars. I promise you Bob will literally blow your mind and you’ll fall in love with him!!
Tidicue was born on June 22, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia where his mother owned a drag bar, where she took him the nights she couldn’t afford a babysitter. He would work there and collect money from the patrons. That’s why it can be said that he grew up in a very free and open-minded environment and the relationship with his mother was super cool as he personally stated. He knew from a very young age that he could do anything as his mother told him, and that’s what he did! He is just free and wonderful!
“I also grew up with a mom who told me I could do anything, so I was like, ‘Y’all don’t even know how amazing I am.’ My mom was one of the moms who was like, ‘You are so handsome why aren’t you modeling?’ I am handsome, but model… let’s not get crazy.”
At the age of 22, he moved to New York where he intended to become an actor and standup comedian. That way, he worked there in a children’s theater for years before becoming a drag queen. He is also an LGBT activist and spoke on RuPaul’s Drag Race of a moment when he was protesting for LGBT rights and was arrested in drag. He identifies himself as pansexual and non-binary.
He has launched some songs such as “Purse First”, launched shortly after winning Drag Race in 2016; Also in 2016, he appeared in the music video for MC Frontalot’s “Mornings Come and Go”; he collaborated with Alaska Thunderfuck on the single “Yet Another Dig” in 2017, and contributed to the compilation album Christmas Queens 3 (2017). He collaborated with Shangela for a Christmas theme song, “Deck A Ho” in December 2017. Honestly, his songs are really catchy!
As for his drag name, he officially changed it in 2013 to Bob the Drag Queen. As he explained, at a karaoke hosting gig:
“The guy goes, ‘Give it up for your host… Kate. But she made light of the moment, reintroducing herself as ‘Kate the Drag Queen,’ then ‘Kim the Drag Queen’ throughout the evening. Then at the end of the night, I was like, ‘Give it up for… Bob the Drag Queen.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds really funny.’“