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Pandora Boxx Biography
Pandora Boxx is an American drag queen, comedian and reality television personality from Rochester, New York. She is best known as a contestant from the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the first season of RuPaul’s All Star Drag Race.
Pandora Boxx Age
Pandora was born on February 5, 1977 in Jamestown, New York, United States. She is 42 years old as of 2019.
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Pandora was born Michael Steck in Jamestown, New York. His family later moved to Olean, New York. He was inspired to do drag after watching the eventual season six contestant Darienne Lake perform in an outdoor festival in Rochester, New York. For her first show at the gay bar Infinity in Rochester, Pandora chose her drag name as a play on words of Pandora’s box, an artifact found in Greek mythology.
Pandora Boxx Husband
Pandora is currently single. She became engaged on Christmas Day, 2010, making an announcement via Twitter.
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Pandora auditioned two times before becoming a contestant on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Highlights of her performance on Drag Race include an impersonation of Carol Channing on “Snatch Game” (a Match Game parody challenge). Performing well in the show’s challenges, her failure to win one resulted in RuPaul calling her “the Susan Lucci of this competition.” She was eliminated in the eighth episode, “Golden Gals.” After her elimination, Entertainment Weekly called her their pick for “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” She was later voted the Miss Congeniality of her season.
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After her elimination, Pandora appeared on the three seasons of the Drag Race spin-off series RuPaul’s Drag U. She also appeared in a television commercial for Absolut Vodka that aired during the third season of Drag Race dressed as a Bloody Mary.
She hosted an episode of Logo’s One Night Stand Up, a comedy special filmed live in the Bowery Ballroom in New York City in 2011. Other performers included Bianca Del Rio, Hedda Lettuce, and Kelly Mantle. Later that year, Pandora appeared in an Entertainment Weekly photo spread along with Mimi Imfurst that featured Melissa McCarthy channeling Divine. Pandora released her first single “Cooter!”on September 27, 2011.
Pandora and Sherry Vine released “Give Me All Your Muff,” a parody of “Give Me All Your Luvin'” by Madonna in 2012. In addition, Pandora released several singles in 2012: a cover version of Samantha Fox’s hit song “I Wanna Have Some Fun” and the original song “Nice Car! (Shame About Your Penis).”
Sharon Needles won the online voting to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars in 2012, but revealed that she was not going to participate due to the fact she was the reigning winner of the fourth season. Needles also confirmed that Pandora was her replacement and would appear on the show. Pandora along with team partner Mimi Imfurst, formed Team Mandora, were the first two contestants eliminated on the All Stars.
After All Stars 1, Boxx was a playable character with Manila Luzon and Yara Sofia for the “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis” mobile app.
She began hosting Drag Race recaps for NewNowNext on Logo, called “Drag Center”in 2013 . She also released a single with Adam Barta called “You Seemed Shady to Me”, which hit Top 50 on the iTunes comedy single charts.
Pandora Boxx Net Worth
Pandora has an estimate net worth of over $700,000.