Sharon Needles: net worth, boyfriend and dating history

Aaron Coady, known widely as Sharon Needles, is a famous American drag performer and artist. Needles entered the limelight in 2012 when she competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race. American drag queen RuPaul hosts the show, which consists of a series of challenges for the contestants. Eccentric and engaging, Needles quickly became a favorite. In April 2012, she was given the title of ‘America’s Next Drag Queen’, along with a pretty fat cash prize and others. Promoting vegetarianism and tolerance, the horror drag queen has an immense fan base, inspiring people around the globe. Needles also hosted the ‘Fearce!’ series on the Logo network, the same network that RuPaul’s show ran on for eight seasons. The drag queen is also a singer and has earned a quite big net worth throughout her career. Let’s further discuss her net worth, as well as her current boyfriend and dating history.

Sharon Needles’ net worth

Sharon’s net worth is generated by her appearances on several shows, as well as her music records. She began her career in 2012 when she joined ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. Her unique and ‘sickening’ style caught the attention of the public, instantly gaining her a great number of fans. The drag queen won that year’s competition in April. The prize added 100 thousand dollars to Needles’ net worth. Apart from the money prize, she also won a lifetime supply of makeup provided by NYX, top billing in Logo TV’s Drag Race Tour, a holiday and a crown. Later that year, Sharon Needles became a horror host, hosting Logo TV’s ‘Fearce!’. The show presented horror and suspense films, considerably boosting the queen’s net worth. During the same period, Needles also appeared on billboards, promoting vegetarianism for a PeTA campaign. This massively increased her popularity, as well as her net worth.

Sharon Needles promoting a PETA Campaign of Logo TV's "Fearce"

Caption: Sharon Needles promoting a PETA Campaign of Logo TV’s “Fearce”

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In 2013, Needles released her first album, PG-13. The album was a success, selling more than 3000 copies in one week. Two years later, her second album dropped. This one is titled ‘Taxidermy’ and it is a tribute brought to the vampires of cinema. Sharon Needles’ net worth is estimated to be a whopping $2.5 million.

Boyfriend and dating history

Time for the fun part, where we tell you about Sharon’s current boyfriend and ex. First on the list, the ex-boyfriend, Justin Honard.

Justin Honard, also known as Alaska Thunderfuck, was also a contestant on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ during the fourth season. Sharon and Justin had been dating for a while, though. Unfortunately, in 2013, Sharon and her boyfriend got into a fight and broke up. However, they remained friends.

Sharon Needles with ex-boyfriend Justin Honard(Alaska Thunderfuck/Breakup)

Caption: Sharon Needles with ex-boyfriend Justin Honard(Alaska Thunderfuck)

The drag queen’s current boyfriend is special FX artist Chad O’Connell. The two have been dating for a while now. But it’s not just dating, as the boyfriend decided to take things a step further in April 2015 and proposed. Sharon said yes, obviously, and the two are yet to get married. So here’s another wedding to be expecting soon. We’re pretty sure it’s gonna be fabulous.

Sharon Needles with current boyfriend Chad O'Connell

Caption: Sharon Needles with current boyfriend Chad O’Connell

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Aaron Coady was born on November 28, 1981, in Newton, Iowa. As a child, Aaron was constantly bullied for being gay. This made him drop out of high school before graduating. Aaron adopted the name Sharon Needles in 2004 when he started working as a drag performer in Pittsburgh. He gained his fame, as we mentioned before, as a contestant on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. After winning, he gained the most votes to appear on ‘RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race’, but he declined. He started his career as a musician in 2013 and has released two albums and seven singles so far. The 35-year-old star now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his boyfriend, Chad O’Connell.

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