Morgan McMichaels is the female persona of drag performer Thomas White. Born in Scotland, to a Scottish father and an American mother, he moved to the United States at 18 years of age. A local fixture in Southern California’s drag circuit, White became a reality television personality, when he joined the cast of the second season of the popular cable television reality competition, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Thomas joined the cast of the second season of RuPaul’s in 2010. During his time on the show, he became close friends with fellow contestant Sonique and continued his friendship with Raven. Highlights included losing his wig during a Gone with the Wind-inspired photo shoot, winning the first challenge with a Barbarella-inspired costume, getting into a heated argument with fellow contestant Mystique Summers Madison (which was featured in an “Untucked” episode), and winning a lip synch battle to the song “Two of Hearts” by Stacey Q — against contestant Sonique.
McMichaels’ final challenge was to pose for a wedding photo as both the bride and the groom, and design and model a wedding gown. His gown was criticized for the shape and looking too much like a costume, and he ended up in the bottom two. He was eliminated after losing a lip synch performance battle to contestant Sahara Davenport. Thomas, along with fellow contestants Raven, Jujubee, and Pandora Boxx appeared in RuPaul’s Drag U, a spinoff Logo series in summer 2010. In 2011, he is also featured in the music video “S&M” by Barbadian singer Rihanna. He joined the cast of the second season of RuPaul’s Drag U, which made its season premiere on June 20, 2011. Thomas resides in Los Angeles, California. and says he will use his new celebrity status as a platform to express support for LGBT rights.