Who is Pandora Boxx? NY drag queen started catchphrase trend on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

For Pandora Boxx, maybe third time's the charm when it comes to winning her spot in the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Hall of Fame!

                            Who is Pandora Boxx? NY drag queen started catchphrase trend on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
Pandora Boxx (Instagram/ pandoraboxx)

For the queens of 'RuPaul's Drag Race', the competition is always fierce. The only way to stand out is by winning challenges or by making your own unique mark in some way or the other. For some queens, their creativity stands out, when they start a trend on the show that soon becomes a staple on each season. From Raven's iconic makeup to Roxxxy Andrews' legendary wig reveal, these trends are now a part of the show itself.

If there is one queen who proved to be a trendsetter, it would have to none other than Pandora Boxx! Season 13 saw queens Symone, Rose, Kandy Muse and Gottmik make it to the top. Now, with 'All Stars' season 6 here, it's time to see what the past queens have in store for fans!


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Who is Pandora Boxx?

Micheal Steck is a drag performer who performs under the name 'Pandora Boxx'. Steck was born in Jamestown, New York. The queen's name is a play on the words Pandora's Box, based on Greek Mythology. Boxx had auditioned twice, before making it on to season 2 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' back in 2010. She was the first person to enter the Werk Room with a catchphrase, and there on out, it has become an iconic part of the show, seeing that every queen now announces her entry with a catchphrase.

She is also known for her phenomenal impersonation of Carol Channing on the first edition of 'Snatch Game'. However, she lost to fellow contestant, Tatiana, who impersonated Brittany Spears. Her drag mother happens to be Darienne Lake, one of the 'RDPR' season 6 top four finalists. Boxx did quite well during her season 2 run, seeing that although she didn't win the crown, she was named 'Miss Congeniality.'

Her 'All Stars' season 1 run, however, went rather differently, seeing that the format involved the queens having to pair up and Boxx was not keen on working with fellow contestant, Mimi Imfurst. Boxx was also a part of the Drag Race spin-off series 'RuPaul's Drag U,' appearing on three of the show's episodes.


The queen's net worth

As reported by networthpost.org, Steck's fortune is an estimated $700,000. Other than her appearances on 'Drag Race', Boxx was also the host for the Drag Race recaps for NewNowNext on Logo, called 'Drag Center'. She hosted an episode of Logo's 'One Night Stand Up', a comedy special featuring talents such as Bianca Del Rio, Hedda Lettuce, and Kelly Mantle. She was also one of thirty drag queens featured in Miley Cyrus's 2015 VMA performance.


'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' season 6 premieres on Paramount+ on June 24, 2021

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