Aquaria is an American drag queen, singer, dancer, model, and TV personality. She is best known for winning the 10th season of the reality-TV competition ‘s Drag Race in 2018. On June 29, 2018, she released her debut pop single, Burn Rubber.

Born Name

Giovanni Palandrani

Nick Name

Aquaria, Age of Aquaria

Sun Sign


Born Place

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States




She studied women’s wear design at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. However, she dropped out after 2 semesters.


Drag Queen, Dancer, TV Personality, Singer, Model


  • Father – David Palandrani (He owns Wimpy’s Original)
  • Mother – Gina Palandrani (She was a payroll manager for a home health-care agency)
  • Siblings – Francesca Palandrani (Younger Sister)


Aquaria is represented by –

  • IMG New York (Talent Agent) in New York City, New York, United States
  • Voss Events (Talent Agent, Manager, Publicist) in New York City, New York, United States




Vocals, Piano


Voss Music




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


60 kg or 132 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


She is of Italian descent.

Hair Color


She has also dyed her hair ‘Dark Brown’ in the past.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

She often tends to wear blue-colored contact lenses.

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Fuller lips

Brand Endorsements

Aquaria has endorsed brands such as –

  • MAC Cosmetics
  • H&M
  • Moschino
  • Capsul
  • NYX Cosmetics
  • Savage X Fenty Beauty
  • LaserAway
  • Klarna US

Aquaria Favorite Things

  • Pop Singers – ,
  • Anime – Pokémon
  • Personal Quote – “I don’t define drag, drag is defined by me.”

Source –

Aquaria Facts

  1. Her stage name comes from her zodiac sign, Aquarius.
  2. Her parents were always supportive of her interests and enrolled her in classes and theater as a child.
  3. Aquaria experimented with dressing in drag in high school and took as one of her makeup inspirations.
  4. She trained dancing for 4 years before starring on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
  5. Before she became part of the TV show, Aquaria was only one of 2 drag queens that had a 6-digit Instagram following, other being Eureka O’Hara.
  6. She started performing in drag in 2014.
  7. , a winner of the 4th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is her drag mother. However, Aquaria considers her “drag mentor” and not “mother”. They were the only drag mother/daughter duo that both won a season of the TV show.
  8. One of her earliest supporters was Susanne Bartsch, an event producer who also supported RuPaul.
  9. She always knew she would audition for RuPaul’s Drag Race and was chosen on her 1st audition. She was also the youngest contestant at the age of 21.
  10. Aquaria was the 1st drag queen in the history of the TV show to win both the “Snatch Game” and the “Ball Challenge” within the same season.
  11. She was the 1st winner of the season that was safe in the 1st 3 episodes of the TV show.
  12. She was preceded by and superseded by as the winner of the 10th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
  13. Singer criticized her and 4 other drag queens for supposed bad behavior in July 2018. Aquaria defended herself and her friends.
  14. Aquaria criticized rapper in May 2018. Travis removed a transgender model and singer Amanda Lepore from the cover of his studio album Astroworld (2018).
  15. Aquaria and , the winner of the 7th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race were the 1st drag queens to walk the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala.
  16. In collaboration with NYX Cosmetics, she released a makeup palette collection in 2019.
  17. Aquaria was a part of the rotating cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! show in 2019. Other drag queens were , , Eureka O’Hara, , Kim Chi, , , India Ferrah, Coco Montrese, and Yvie Oddly.

Featured Image by Aquaria / Instagram


Facts of Aquaria

  • full nameAquaria
  • Date of Birth February 12, 1996
  • Age 25 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Amethyst
  • Lucky Color Turquoise
  • Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • weight60 kg
  • height5 ft 9 in

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