Caliente in 2017
November 29, 1981
|Residence||Queens, New York|
|Occupation||Drag queen, Singer, Actress, TV personality|
Jiggly Caliente is the stage name of Bianca Castro. She is an American drag performer, singer, model, actress, and transgender activist, best known for being on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she placed eighth, and for her recurring role as Veronica on the FX series Pose.
Caliente was born Paulo Arabejo in Laguna, Philippines. She moved to America in 1991 at age 10 with her mom and brother. She came out in junior high school to her late mother, and her drag mother is Chevelle Brooks. Her drag first name is based on the Pokémon Jigglypuff.
Caliente was announced to be one of thirteen contestants in the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on November 13, 2011. She placed eighth overall, being eliminated in a lip sync by seventh placer Willam. She also made an appearance at the season six live finale, where she asked a viewer question to Bianca Del Rio. She was also in archive compilation footage in the season 5 finale.
Outside of Drag Race, she can be seen in the beginning of the 2012 NewNowNext awards. Her acting career began in 2015 when she played a role in the season-two finale of Broad City as a shop owner. In 2016, she was in the pilot episode of Search Party. In 2017, she played a part with fellow Drag Race alumni Bob The Drag Queen, Katya and Detox in a season finale episode of Playing House. She made an appearance as a backup singer on the music video for Bob The Drag Queen and Alaska's "Yet Another Dig". She played the character Veronica in Pose, appearing in the sixth and eighth episodes of the first season. She later confirmed she would be back for more episodes of Pose's second season on Bootleg Fashion Photo Review, the web series by Drag Race alum, Yuhua Hamasaki.
In September 2018, Caliente performed as a background dancer behind Christina Aguilera for Opening Ceremony's Spring 2019 collection, with other Drag Race alumni. In November 2018, she made an appearance on Saturday Night Live alongside Drag Race alumn Peppermint, as a Drag Queen for the Garmin GP-Yasss sketch.
Caliente released her first single, "Fckboi" on March 1, 2018 on her official Vevo channel. She released her debut album, T.H.O.T. Process on March 9, 2018. The twelve-track album features Drag Race alumni Sharon Needles, Peppermint, Alaska, Ginger Minj, Phi Phi O'Hara (Credited as Jaremi Carey) and Manila Luzon. It also features an intro with RuPaul. The album is the first hip-hop based record by a Drag Race alumni. The music video for the song "All This Body" premiered on November 30, 2018, and featured Alaska, Minj and Isis King.
She also was a featured artist for the first three volumes of the Drag Race Christmas Queens albums. The music video for "Ratchet Christmas" from the first volume was uploaded on December 9, 2015. She contributed to the compilation album Christmas Queens 3 (2017).
Caliente publicly came out as transgender in 2016.
|2018||All This Body|
|2012||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself (Contestant)|
|2012||RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked||Herself (Contestant)|
|2014||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself|
|2015, 2019||Broad City||Shop owner, Brunch Drag Queen|
|2018||Saturday Night Live||GP-Yasss skit|
|2019||Full Frontal with Samantha Bee||Drag Queen|
|2017||Yet Another Dig||Bob The Drag Queen|
|2018||All This Body||Herself|
|2014||Ring My Bell||Herself||Guest|||
|2016||Fashion Photo Ruview||Herself||Guest Co-host|||
|2016||How To Makeup||Herself||Guest|||
|2018||Spillin' The Tea||Herself||Co-host|||
|2019||Drag Queen Video Dates||Herself||Guest|||
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