Asia O’Hara grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas and has five sisters, all of whom also became performers. She moved to Dallas when she was 14, and in high school performed in band, color guard, and theater. She toured in The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps for three years.
Her drag career began when she entered and won an amateur contest at the Rose Room in Dallas. O’Hara continued to perform and in the following years won many titles in the drag pageantry systems, including three National titles. She has worked behind the scenes during pageants, helping to plan and promote preliminary competitions. O’Hara owns her own costume design company, Helen of Seven, in which she creates custom design pieces for clients including dance teams, color guards, ice skaters, and other female impersonators.
She is a member of the O’Hara and Taylor drag families and the drag mother of Phi Phi O’Hara, a contestant on season four of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She is also friends with Alyssa Edwards, a Texas-native, dance instructor, and contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race season five.
As a dance and color guard instructor, O’Hara has taught at the high school level in Texas, leading her teams to statewide competition.
She performs often at the Rose Room Theatre & Lounge in Dallas, Texas, while also touring across the country.
O’Hara was crowned Miss Gay America in October 2015, at the 2016 competition in Memphis, Tennessee. Winners of this title are known as the “Symbol of Excellence” of female impersonation and are expected to reign for one year, while performing official MGA responsibilities including touring, community service, and projecting an overall positive image for the LGBT community.
Miss Gay USofA 2007, winner
Texas National Entertainer of the Year 2010, winner
All American Goddess 2012, winner
Miss Gay America 2016, winner