Who is Gottmik, the Drag performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race?

Gottmik Biography and Early Life

Gottmik’s real name is Kade Gottlieb. Born on August 19, 1996, Gottmik is currently 27 years old as of May 2024. He is originally from Scottsdale, AZ, USA, and he now resides in Los Angeles, CA. Gottmik is a trans male and American drag performer/drag queen, and makeup artist, who is best recognized for her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 9.

Gottmik Career 

She gained fame as a contestant on Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her advanced makeup skills and unique style set her apart. She returns to compete on the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, which premieres on May 17, 2024, on Paramount. Other drag queens in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 9 are Jorgeous, Plastique Tiara, Roxxxy Andrews, Shannel, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Nina West, and Angeria Paris VanMicheals.

Gottmik’s drag name is a clever play on her deadname, combining the first part of her last name with the first part of her deadname, switched around. It’s also a pun on the iconic “Got Milk?” advertising campaign.

Gottmik Height

The drag performer, Gottmik stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.70m).

Gottmik's Photo
Gottmik’s Photo

Personal Life and Relationships

Gottmik identifies as male out of drag and uses he/him pronouns. When in drag, she goes by she/her pronouns. He is a trans male and identifies as pansexual.

Gottmik was born to his parents in Arizona and later adopted by a  later adopted by a conservative family in Scottsdale, AZ. Gottmik’s parents were upset by his decision to transition but they came to understand him as time went by. Gottmik’s father passed away in early 2024.

Gottmik Before Transition

Gottmik’s the first transgender man to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race. He transitioned in 2018. Before transitioning, Gottmik went by a different name and now goes by Kade when out of drag. Originally from Arizona, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion. After becoming immersed in the local LGBTQ community there, he finally decided to transition.

Gottmik Education and Artistry

The drag performer is a Merchandise Product Development Graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). He went to an Arizona Catholic High School.

Gottmik Net Worth

Gottmik’s estimated net worth ranges from $500,000 to $1 million. Her successful career as a drag performer, reality television personality, and makeup artist contributes to her financial success.


Gottmik’s Instagram handle is @gottmik, with over 1.4 million followers as of May 2024. Her TikTok has over 2.4 million likes and 330K followers as of May 2024.