Here is one diva with multiple number one hits who is all of a radio disc jockey, author, astute businesswoman, mother, a media personality and judge on a television show. Michelle Visage is a darling with a good soul and here, we will explore hitherto unknown facts about her, her husband as well as other things of interest there is to know about one of America’s finest on television.
Michelle Visage’s Bio
Her birth name is Michelle Lynn Shupack and she was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the United States of America on the 20th day of September 1986.
Michelle Visage began her high school studies in an arts-oriented high school in South Plainfield, New Jersey from where she proceeded to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Manhattan. Immediately after completing her studies, Michelle set out on a journey to New York to launch her career as an actress to which she attained fruition as the years rolled by.
The New Jersey lady fresh out of school auditioned for her first job in an all-girl music group called Seduction. She landed a spot with the group, joining the dance vocal trio which was signed to A&M records in 1990. Being managed by Robert Clivilles and David Cole, the group had many dance hits like Two to Make It Right, Nothing Matters Without Love before they broke up.
Following the breakup, she went on to collaborate as a guest vocalist with freestyle dancer TKA and was on the song Crash (Have Some Fun). Michelle Visage, at a later time, joined another dance group assembled by Clivilles & Cole, called The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. The group had a cover version of Bill Withers song Lovely Day and called theirs It’s Gonna Be a Lovely Day. The song did impressively well as it peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1993.
Continuing her music career, Michelle Visage made guest appearances in songs like With Bells On, Hard Candy Christmas, with RuPaul in the 1997 album Ho, Ho, Ho. The talented entertainer also made guest appearances in the song Manila Radio (Interlude) in the Eternal Queen with Manila Luzon in 2014 in addition to another song she appeared in with RuPaul – Let the Music Play in the album Born Naked. In 2015, she collaborated with the artist again in New York City Beat. Her most recent musical work was still with RuPaul in the 2016 song Category Is… found in the album Butch Queen.
Though Michelle Visage is known more for her work on television, she has also worked on Hot 92 Jamz (KHHT) in Los Angeles as the co-host of The Jamz Session from 2002 until 2005. After her time there, she returned to New York City to co-host The Morning Mix on WNEW-FM which she did until December 2006. In addition to these two, Michelle Visage has worked as a co-host of the Morning Show on SUNNY 104.3 in West Palm Beach, Florida, 93.9 MIA in Miami as the host of the new MIA Morning Show. On April 9, 2014, she began co-hosting the weekly podcast RuPaul: What’s The Tee where they interview celebrities, discuss their lives, and talk about the RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The year 1996 marked her debut on a television show when she became a co-host of RuPaul’s VH1 talk show The RuPaul Show. Aside from this, the AMDA graduate co-hosted the WKTU’s morning show from 1996 to 2002 with RuPaul and VH1’s red carpet coverage of the 1998 Grammys and, in 2002, Grease’s 25th-anniversary re-release party. She became a judge for the first season on Ireland’s Got Talent which began airing on TV3 in February 2018.
Husband (David Case)
The talented television personality is married to David Chase and they are both parents to two children; a girl and a boy – Lillie case Visage born in the year 2000 and Lola Case Visage born in 2002.
David Case is a seasoned writer who worked for years in New York City as an actor. He took some time off the screen to raise his kids with his wife and is said to be making a comeback as an actor after being away for 15 years.
Not much has been written about him because he has mostly been away from the limelight while tending to his kids. As he is set to make a comeback, we will update you on the latest we learn about him.
Other Facts You Need To Know
- Michelle’s birth sign is Virgo.
- She is an advocate of equal rights for gay couples.
- Michelle Visage won a Madonna look-alike contest when she was 16 years old.
- In 2015, she won the Straight Ally Award at the Icon Awards Gala in Glasgow.
- She is an Anglophile and a big fan of British TV.
- When asked the secret to her beauty, she responded that “water is the key to everything” and one should live life and enjoy it.