Miss’d America 2017

Ms. Mimi Imfurst – Philadelphia

Braden Chapman is a larger than life Drag Queen recording artist and performer. Aside from two notorious turns on RuPaul’s Drag Race, as Mimi Imfurst he has also appeared in drag on Nurse Jackie, Celebrity Apprentice, Blue Bloods and ABC’s What Would You Do?

Onstage he has starred in productions of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Hedwig) & THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Frank N Furter). He created and was an original member of the ground-breaking gender bending “girl” group XELLE and as a producer he created RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons (which has since toured over 60 cities internationally). Aside from touring as a drag comedian, he has starred in several drag theater pieces including THE DIARY OF ANN FRANKENSTEIN, THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND (THE GOLDEN GIRLS UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL), THE FACTS OF LIFE-THE LOST EPISODE and RHODA HEARTBREAK: THE MUSICAL. Most recently he conceived and directed the award winning new play DIVINE/INTERVENTION, the first ever play about the life of the John Walters muse DIVINE.