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Willam Belli


Honorary Board Member

Willam is a drag queen, actor, host, comedian, model, author and recording artist! 200,000,000+ overall views on YouTube.


Willam came to prominence while competing on season four of RuPaul's Drag Race, where he became the only contestant to ever be disqualified. Since then he’s been touring the world as a drag performer, and hosting shows for MTV, Logo & AOL. 


Before Drag Race, Willam was an actor, appearing in nearly one-hundred films and television series. His credits include the acclaimed Netflix series, The Kominsky Method, Showtime's Shameless, ABC mini-series When we Rise, Hulu comedy Difficult People,  CBS dramas CSI:NY and Criminal Minds and most notably in the recurring role of transgender Cherry Peck in Ryan Murphy's medical drama Nip/Tuck on FX.


In 2018, Willam had a scene stealing turn in the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film, A Star Is Born, alongside Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.


Willam is featured in the HBO documentary WIG produced by Neil Patrick Harris, and on HGTV series House Hunters where he purchases the very home he plans to renovate.  2019 also marked the end of Willam’s four-season run on Netflix series Eastsiders, and the beginning of season 4 of his hit podcast Race Chaser with co-host Alaska Thunderfuck.

Willam has recorded three successful comedy albums of which his second debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts in the Comedy Albums category. He became an author with, Suck Less: Where There’s a Willam, There’s a Way, which went on to sell nearly 50k copies and was later adapted into an advice talk show for Fullscreen. 


Willam has also modeled in ads for American Apparel and Magnum Ice Cream, was the first non-female model for multinational beauty store chain Sephora, and is currently launching his own cosmetics line called COVERBOY.


In between Willam’s various projects, he connects with his fans through his YouTube channel which has nearly a million subscribers, multiple viral videos, and over 100 episodes of his series Beatdown, resulting in over 200 million overall views. 

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