Gigi Goode net worth: Drag Race star flaunts $50k facial feminization surgery
Facial feminization surgery can cost between $20K to $50K, something Goode can afford since she reportedly charges $6k per Instagram post
RuPaul's Drag Race star Gigi Goode has just come out as trans-nonbinary. Revealing preferred pronouns as she/her, Goode, who was born Samuel Geggi, also shared her transitioning journey that began early this year in January. Goode shared with her fans and followers that she kept the transitioning journey a secret because she wanted to go on this path without "inputs from strangers". But that wasn't all that Goode revealed; she also told followers about undergoing facial feminization surgery as she appeared on an Instagram video with her face covered in bandages, with visible and vivid clots and bruised healing spots.
Goode, who was a top fan favourite during her season of Drag Race, ultimately lost to Jaida Essence Hall who was crowned Queen in season 12, leaving fans beyond devastated. With her talents and skills as a performer, it's no secret why Goode has been able to amass such a strong fan base. And that is reflected in her professional career as well. Deals and gigs have been aplenty in her short stint as a bonafide Drag Race star. The facial feminization surgery that Goode underwent, reportedly costs "from $20,000 to $50,000 and above", according to healthline.com. But that's no big deal for Goode whose climb to the top sees her rake in millions when it comes to her net worth.
Gigi Goode's net worth
With significant appearances on the Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2, Hey Qween!, The Pit Stop, Chester Lockhart: Spell on You, Bring Back My Ghouls, and Generation, Goode has acquired an estimated net worth of $1 to $3 million, according to All Famous Birthdays. Goode's income depends majorly on stage shows and tours, which expectedly took a hit with the onset of the pandemic. However. the drag star has been consistent when it comes to making big money. According to Speak RJ, she charges $6,000 per influencer post.
Goode's stint as influencer has been very successful; her candid chats with her followers about life developments — no matter how big or small — has touched many and won over even more.
"I don't even know how to start this. Let's just jump right into it, you know what I mean?" the 23-year-old runner-up of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 said in the lengthy Instagram video about transitioning. In 2020, Goode had also shared that she is gender fluid, but in the new video she decided to get even more candid.
"I guess, without beating around the bush, around eight months ago in January, right at the beginning of the year, I decided to begin the process of hormone replacement therapy. For those of you who don't know, [that is] the process of taking estrogen and testosterone blockers — differing on the person — as a means of bringing in the woman and pushing out the man... At least that was my process with it." She added: "I’m just going to look a little bit more feminine or like I was born a female."
Speaking about why she kept the process a secret, Goode explained: "I know the influence that strangers on social media have on these types of situations and so I knew when I started that I wanted this to be a journey that I was going on by myself on my own without any input from the outside world..." She also added: "I identify as a trans/nonbinary person and I prefer she/her pronouns."
As reported, this wasn't the first time Goode has been open about her personal life. In the past, she addressed her mental health issues, telling All Points North Lodge: "These things you think are wrong with you are literally, on pen and paper, a chemical imbalance in your brain. That's what it is. You're not crazy, you're not unsaveable, you're not a misfit toy. You are just going through this chemical imbalance in your brain that needs to be fixed through counseling, sometimes medication."
In a chat with Love Magazine, Goode had shared why she thinks its crucial she speak up for others: "I’ve realized is my honor and my responsibility as someone who has a platform. You know, my fanbase is primarily made up of 15-year-old girls whose parents might just be that Karen in Central Park. If you can affect change in a little child fan’s mind then there’s a chance they can affect change in their parent’s."