Sasha Colby, whose real name is Sasha Kekauoha, was born on July 26, 1985, in Waimānalo, Hawaii.
She grew up in a strict household as a Jehovah’s Witness.
Sasha had a passion for drag from an early age and used to secretly dress up in her sister’s clothes in the bathroom.
She was introduced to the first transgender woman by her mother’s hairdresser, Tammy.
Sasha Colby has been described as a “beauty queen,” “drag legend,” and “pageant legend.” In 2012, she won the Miss Continental competition, and later on, she became a trans model and activist.
In 2020, Sasha represented Hawaii in GLAAD’s video, which aimed to mobilize voters in the 2020 US Presidential election.
Before the pandemic, she organized a monthly trans-inclusive event at a gay bar in West Hollywood, California.
Sasha Colby appeared in Sasha Velour’s drag showcase NightGowns in 2018 and featured in the stage show’s 2020 docu-series.
She also walked the runway before Jennifer Lopez’s performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards with other drag queens wearing a look inspired by Lopez.
In 2023, Sasha Colby became the first ever Native Hawaiian to be cast on RuPaul’s Drag Race and won the show’s fifteenth season, earning the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar. Sasha is the fourth consecutive transgender person to win a Drag Race US season.
Sasha Colby is a trans woman who has Native Hawaiian and Irish heritage.
She is based in Chicago and Los Angeles and is the “drag mother” of season 14 contestant Kerri Colby.
Sasha is passionate about learning history and is particularly inspired by the gender transition of Chevalier d’Éon during the 1700s.
During her time on Drag Race, Sasha performed a lip-sync to “Zombie” by The Cranberries to honor her Irish heritage and the trauma of seeing the Warrington bombings on the news as a child.
Additionally, the performance was a tribute to how “Zombie” helped her cope with witnessing her parents’ struggles with mental illness, especially her mother who had bipolar disorder.
Is Sasha Colby Trans, Man or Woman?
Officially, Sasha is also a transgender woman. According to Wikipedia, A trans woman or a transgender woman is a woman who was assigned male at birth.
Sasha has revealed on so many occasions that, she feels incredibly powerful amidst the ongoing attacks on LGBTQ+ rights across the U.S. that particularly target trans people and drag queens.