November 20, 1977
|Known for||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 11)|
Shuga Cain is the stage name of Jesus Martinez (born November 20, 1977), an American drag queen and baker best known for appearing on the eleventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race. New York magazine named her one of the top 100 Most Powerful Drag Queens in America in June 2019.
Cain started drag full time in 2017, quitting a six-figure corporate job to pursue it. In March 2018, Cain was a part of Max Emerson's Drag Babies series, hosted by Bob the Drag Queen. She was a Drag Mentor, alongside Peppermint and Chi Chi DeVayne.
Cain was announced to be one of fifteen contestants competing on season eleven of RuPaul's Drag Race on January 24, 2019. In episode 3, Cain was a part of the historic 6-way lipsync (the first time in the show history in which more than two contestans had to lipsync to avoid elimination), which she survived.. Cain lipsynced once again in episode 5, where she sent home Ariel Versace to Whitney Houston's I'm Your Baby Tonight. Despite never winning a challenge, Cain placed in the top during the season's Snatch Game challenge, where she portrayed Charo. Finally, Cain was eliminated in the 10th episode after lipsyncing to No More Drama by Mary J. Blige against Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. She finished the competition in 7th place. During her time on the show, Cain released Shuga in the Raw, where she recapped every episode of season 11.
From March 26th to September 6th, she was a part of the rotating cast for RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 11 Tour, presented by Voss Events and World of Wonder, and hosted by Asia O'Hara. The show kicked off in Los Angeles on May 26 during the RuPaul's DragCon LA wrap party (hosted by Drag Race judge Michelle Visage) and concluded with a final bow on September 6 in New York City (also hosted by Visage) at the top of RuPaul’s DragCon NYC.
She was announced to host Gimme Some Shuga, a six episode mini-series on WOWPresents Plus. The series focuses on Cain and ace baker Justin Salinas creating cakes inspired by RuPaul's Drag Race legends. She was announced as part of the cast for A Drag Queen Christmas, a Christmas-theme drag show presented by M&P, hosted by Nina West. Other queens in the lineup include Shea Coulee, Willam, Latrice Royale, Thorgy Thor, Manila Luzon, and Lady Bunny.
|2019||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself||Contestant|
|2019||RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked||Companion show to RuPaul's Drag Race|
|2019||Tales of the City||Drag Queen||Extra|
|2018||Drag Babies||Herself||Drag Mentor|||
|2019||Queen to Queen||With Scarlet Envy and Kahanna Montrese|||
|Da Fuq||Guest, hosted by Honey Davenport|||
|Countdown to the Crown||Season 11|||
|Cosmo Queens||Cosmopolitan Series|||
|Charo's Pink Room||With Charo|||
|Shuga in the Raw||Host|||
|Take a Look Back||Series by Yuhua Hamasaki|||
|Gimme Some Shuga||Host|||