• Justin Andrew Honard is best known as drag queen Alaska Thunderfuck 5000
• He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and studied Theater at University of Pittsburgh
• Alaska rose to fame after participating in "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" in 2016 and winning
• He is also a singer, actor, and creator of several web series
• His net worth is estimated at over $3.4 million and he has a large following across social media

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Short Info

FactWon season four title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" on reality show RuPaul's Drag Race (2009).

Who’s Alaska Thunderfuck?

Justin Andrew Honard was born on the 6th March 1985, in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, but is best recognized for being a drag queen under his stage name of Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, who became the winner of the second season of the reality competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”. He is also known as a singer and actor.

Early Life and Education

Alaska Thunderfuck spent his childhood in his hometown, where he attended Fort LeBoeuf High School. He has a half-brother, Cory Binney, who is a part of his own web series “Bro’Laska”. Upon matriculation in 2003, he enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied Theater.

How did Alaska Thunderfuck become famous?

Right after graduation, Alaska Thunderfuck moved to Los Angeles, California in order to pursue a career as an actor, however, Alaska – or at that time Jason – did not achieve any success at auditions, so made the decision to change his look as well as his name, and started performing as a drag queen at the Hollywood club, Fubar, and gradually his drag personality started becoming more known, as he became a part of the Trannyshack shows in Los Angeles. Alaska’s next move forward happened in 2009, when he distinguished himself with his talents during the Gay Pride in Palm Springs, next to Tammie Brown and JerBer Jones. During the same year, he met his future boyfriend Sharon Needles, and went back to Pennsylvania, forming with him and Cherri Baum the Haus of Haunt band, which became known as a drag troupe, and performed at the bar Blue Moon.

The Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars

Alaska made his breakthrough in 2013, when he became one of the official cast members in the fifth season of the reality competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, finishing in second place. Since then, his career as a drag queen has only gone upwards, as he participated in the second season of another reality competition series entitled “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”, becoming the winner in 2016.

Musical Career

Alaska launched his musical career in 2013, when he released his debut single “RuGirl”, and two years later out came his debut full-length studio album entitled “Anus”, which peaked at No. 3 on the US Dance chart. He released his second studio album “Poundcake” in 2016, reaching No. 4 on the US Dance chart and spawning such hit singles as “Gimme All Your Money”, featuring Laganja Estranja, “Puppet” and “The T”, featuring Adore Delano.

Acting Career

Alaska started his acting career in 2013, when he starred in the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in the Woodlawn Theatre’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show”. Most recently, he featured as Hattie in the short horror film “The Quiet Room” in 2017, and it has been announced that he will feature in the film “Joey Stefano”, scheduled for released in late 2018. Furthermore, he is also the creator of the web series “Bro’Laska” (2014-present), after which he launched other web series including “Shane And Friends” and “Dragula”  both in 2017, and “The Pit Stop” in 2018.

How Rich Alaska Thunderfuck Is?

Alaska’s career started in 2007, and since then he has been an active member of the entertainment industry, primarily known for performing as a drag queen, which has added a considerable amount to his net worth. Thus, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Alaska’s net worth is over $3.4 million, as of early 2018, and he has also increased his net worth by selling his own clothing line.

Life Behind the Scene

When it comes to speak about Alaska Thunderfuck’s personal life, there is no more current information about it except that he was in a relationship with Sharon Needles, another drag performer whose real name is Aaron Coady, from 2009 to 2013. His residence continues to be in Los Angeles, California.

Social Media Influence

In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry, Alaska is also an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, such as his official Instagram profile, on which he has more than 1.2 million followers, and his official Twitter account, on which he has over 450,000 followers. Moreover, Alaska’s official Facebook page has more than 8.5 million ‘likes’, and he has also started his own website.

General Info

Full NameSharon Needles
ProfessionDrag queen, Actor, San Francisco, CA, United States, Charlotte, NC, United States, Greenville, SC, United States


ParentsPatricia Coady, Liam Coady, San Francisco, CA, United States, Charlotte, NC, United States, Greenville, SC, United States


TV ShowsRuPaul's Drag Race

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1Won season four title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" on reality show RuPaul's Drag Race (2009).




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