Lady Bunny is a drag performer, comedian, and occasional DJ, otherwise known—at least to the Department of Motor Vehicles—as Jon Ingle.
A thoroughly Southern girl from Chattanooga, Bunny honed her drag skills at Atlanta bars with her good friend RuPaul before landing in New York in 1984. She worked as a go-go dancer at the East Village's Pyramid Club and in 1985 launched Wigstock, an outdoor drag festival held in Tompkins Square Park on Labor Day. The first event attracted 1,000 people; within a decade, 50,000 revelers were turning up for the fest at the Christopher Street Piers. Bunny remains a ubiquitous downtown social presence year-round where she can be found (easily, given her appearance) mixing it up at parties and fashion events. She also contributes fashion bitchery to US Weekly, writes songs for herself and others, performs x-rated song parodies and has performed on stage with Richard Move, Murray Hill, John Cameron Mitchell, RuPaul, and Rufus Wainwright. Bunny also gets the call whenever a TV show or film is looking to add a little drag: She's had cameos on Sex and the City, Party Girl, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, and is the Dean of Drag on RuPaul's Drag U. [Image via Getty]