Kenya Michaels, a popular Puerto Rican drag queen, was scheduled to perform at Pulse, Orlando on Saturday night. Michaels was there during the shooting, but sources close to her have reported that she is safe.
Here’s what we know so far.
Kenya Michaels Was Performing at Pulse, And She’s Been Reported Safe
Michaels was scheduled to perform at midnight and the shooting took place around 2 a.m.
On her Facebook, she said she was performing with Jasmine International.
Michaels’ colleagues, who were also at Pulse, are OK, according to posts that are making the rounds on social media. Roxy Andrews posted on Facebook that she was in Tampa and was fine, and that Axel Andrews and Angelica Michelle Jones made it out OK:
It was later reported by sources close to Kenya that she was OK:
Kenya Michaels’ Fans Are Posting on Facebook, Seeking Information About Her
Fans of Michaels were on Facebook, posting and requesting an update on the performer’s status. They asked in response to her post about performing if she was safe and OK. It was confirmed that she was indeed at the club, after someone posted a Periscope video showing her there before the shooting:
Michaels is known for competing in Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was first eliminated in Episode 5 after a Beyonce impression. She was eliminated again in Episode 10.
Michaels is named in honor of the choreographer, Mia Michaels.