The LGBT Expo is excited to welcome back Peppermint, who will be performing one of her new songs and hosting the “Lifetime Achievement Awards” ceremony.
Agnes Moore, known by her stage name Peppermint or Miss Peppermint, is an American actress, singer, and drag queen best known as a fixture in the New York City nightlife scene and as the runner-up on the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Peppermint started performing at the New York City Kurfew parties, ultimately becoming a fixture in New York City nightlife.
Peppermint started recording music in 2005 for Jonny McGovern’s mixtape Jonny McGovern Presents: This is NYC, Bitch! The East Village Mixtape. She contributed the song, Servin’ It Up,” which was produced by Adam Joseph. The song was later released as Peppermint’s debut single in 2006.
Peppermint was featured in the web series Queens of Drag: NYC by gay.com in 2010. The series featured fellow New York drag queens Bianca Del Rio, Dallas DuBois, Hedda Lettuce, Lady Bunny, Mimi Imfurst, and Sherry Vine. She also appeared as a drag-version of Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 14, Episode 5: “Smile and Pose” introducing a drag-theme runway challenge at Lucky Chengs in New York City.
In 2011, Sherry Vine and Peppermint released a parody of the Lady Gaga and Beyoncé song “Telephone,” titled “Make Me Moan.” Following the viral success of the music video, Peppermint later released other parody songs, including a parody of Azealia Banks’ song “212,” titled “21/12.”
Peppermint’s song “If I Steal Your Boyfriend” was used in the 2011 film Eating Out 5: The Open Weekend.
Ru Paul’s Drag Race
On February 2, 2017, Peppermint was announced as one of the fourteen contestants on the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
On June 23, 2017, Peppermint and Sasha Velour announced that they are planning a college tour in 2018 to present on gender diversity and drag culture.
Born Kevin Moore, Peppermint is a trans woman. Though other transgender women have competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race, she was the first to be out prior to the show airing. While a contestant on Rupaul’s Drag Race, Peppermint revealed that when she had been a high-school cheerleader, she had been beaten up by a male member of the basketball team.
Project Peppermint is the working title of a planned documentary directed by Oriel Pe’er, chronicling Peppermint’s life and experiences as a trans woman in drag. Filming began in 2015.
Hardcore Glamour (2009)
Black Pepper (EP) (2017)
“Servin’ It Up” (featuring Cazwell) 2006 – Hardcore Glamour
“Thought Ya’ Knew””Too Funky” 2007 – Hardcore Glamour
“Dolla in My Titty (Part 1)” 2013 – Non-album single
“C.L.A.T.” (with Aja, Alexis Michelle & Sasha Velour featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino) 2017 – Non-album single
“Civil War” 2017 – Non-album single
“Servin’ It Up” (featuring Cazwell) 2006 N/A
“Thought Ya’ Knew 2008 N/A
“Working Girl” 2009 N/A
“Excuse My Beauty” 2010 Brendan Kyle Cochrane
“Let You Have It” Karl Giant
“Fresh” (featuring Adam Joseph and Cazwell) 2011 N/A
“Dolla in My Titty” 2014 N/A
“Too Funky” (featuring Ari Gold and the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9) 2017 Marsin
“Civil War” 2017 Mikhail Torich
Peppermint is the first queen to enter the werkroom on Season 9.
Peppermint is transgender. Although other previous contestants have come out as trans during or after filming, Peppermint is the first queen to enter as an openly trans woman.
Peppermint, along with Aja, Alexis Michelle, and Sasha Velour, was interviewed for getoutmag and had to serve a Broadway themed look, her doing Kinky Boots.
When Peppermint got her callback for the show, she thought that the caller was her one of her friends, and immediately said “What’s up bitch, keep telling me!”.
Peppermint, along with Aja, Alexis Michelle, and Sasha Velour, released a song on April 21, 2017 called “C.L.A.T.”
She is the fourth queen ever to make it to the final with just one challenge win (the first two queens being Nina Flowers and Rebecca Glasscock in Season 1, and the third being Naomi Smalls in Season 8)
Peppermint is one of the first top 4 to enter the finale all together (along with Shea Coulee, Trinity Taylor, and Sasha Velour).
Peppermint is the second queen to place as 1st Runner-Up with only 1 challenge win, the first being Nina Flowers.
Peppermint is the only transgender queen so far to make it to the top 4, ultimately placing as the runner-up.
“Oh my gosh… Heeey!” (Season 9 entrance quote)
“I got it going on.”
“I. Can. Not. Be-lieve. What. They. Are-asking-us-to-do”
“Not since Destiny’s Child has there been a Michelle so famous for riding somebody else’s coattails!”
“I think the biggest challenge for Trinity is going to be keeping everybody in line. Cause she’s got some big personalities… Let’s just- She’s got Eureka on the team.”
“Now you look like a bitch, playing a bitch, in the last scene.”
“(Category is) Sugary sweet confection, bad for your teeth, spicy red-hot chocolate tea. I’m minty fresh, but it ain’t for free! Legendary queen from NYC, sassy never shady. Classy, but I can still take it to the street so you know you better never come for me! Season 9, out the gate, finish line, no time to wait. 10 queens down, only 3 to go, and I’m laying bitches down like dominoes. Sasha reads books, Shea turns looks, Trinity crazy but off the hook, but the number one queen is P-E-P-P-E-R-bitch, you know the rest!” – Peppermint’s verse in the Category Is remix
”She’s gonna have to pry this from my cold, dead, manicured hands.”