Basic info
Also known as Katya Zamolodchikova, Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, "The Sweatiest Woman in Show Business"


Real name Brian McCook
Age 31
Hometown Boston, MA
Season Breakdown
Season 7
Placement 5th

Miss Congeniality

Katya Zamolodchikova, known mononymously as Katya, is a contestant on the upcoming Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Her full name Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova is a combination of three Russian gymnasts: Yekaterina Lobaznyuk, Yevgeniya Petrovna Kuznetsova and Elena Zamolodchikova.

Pre-Drag Race Edit

Katya was born in Boston, MA in 1982, where she began her drag career at three years old, the first time she dressed as a woman[1]. Katya attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where McCook originally invented the character in 2006[2]. Katya regularly hosts and performs at Perestroika at Jacque's Cabaret in her hometown of Boston. She is managed by Season 2 contestant Jujubee's husband Christopher[3].

Drag Race Edit

Katya Zamolodchikova The winner of Ru Paul's drag race all stars season 2

Katya was able to win two challenges, one for her portrayal of Merle Ginsberg and her "Death Becomes Her" ensemble on episode 6 "Ru Hollywood Stories," sporting a shark on her leg in a sailor suit, and one on episode 10 "Prancing Queens" with partner Violet Chachki in which contestants dressed as half-man/half-woman in a dancing challenge where both had danced a mix of tango and vogue. She was eliminated by fellow queen Kennedy Davenport to the song "Roar" by Katy Perry on episode 11 "Hello, Kitty Girls!" where contestants had to create a Hello Kitty persona and a dress inspired by and using Hello Kitty merchandise. On the reunion episode, she was crowned Miss Congeniality. During the crowning of the next drag superstar, RuPaul tricks the audience, calling for Katya's name, only to then ask for a drink of water from her bottle[4].

Death Becomes Her - Katya

Death Becomes Her Ensemble

Post-Drag Race Edit

Katya now tours across the world for shows and sells merchandise on her own website "WE LOVE KATYA". She has also created a web series called "RuFLECTIONS" and "RuGRETS" on YouTube where she talks about her experiences on RuPaul's Drag Race.





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