Chi Chi DeVayne
Chi Chi DeVayne aka Zavion Davenport was born on September 24, 1985, and from Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. She was an American drag queen and reality television personality who came to international attention on the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars.
In July, she was admitted to the hospital, and according to the source, she suffered kidney failure. Last week DeVayne was again hospitalized with pneumonia and on Saturday she sent out a video message “Keep me in your prayers. I’ll be back soon.”
Days before her death she shared with her fans via Instagram Live update on her health, DeVayne said, “Currently battling pneumonia so I’ll be MIA for a few more days.”
Many tributed the drag queen on Social media Pandora Boxx tweeted, “This is so heart-breaking. RIP Chi Chi DeVayne. My heart goes out to all of Chi Chi’s family, friends, and fans.”
Drag Race U.K star Cherry Hole tweeted, “Chi-Chi Devayne was such a light during her season and beyond. She always showed how being humble, honest and your true authentic self will get you far! She was a TRUE STAR and her legacy will live on forever #RIPChiChiDevayne Rose.”
Chi Chi Devayne was such a light during her season and beyond. She always showed how being humble, honest and your true authentic self will get you far! She was a TRUE STAR and her legacy will live on forever #RIPChiChiDevayne 🌹 pic.twitter.com/Q0VGgyCngr
— Cheryl Hole (@CherylHoleQueen) August 20, 2020
She rose to fame after she appeared on the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars. This season was aired on March 7, 2016.
Furthermore, she was also a contestant on Season 3 of Drag Race: All-Stars. Then, she worked full time as a drag queen and one of her performances with Kennedy Davenport was hosted by the Star Theater in Portland.
In 2016, she appeared on RuPaul’s podcast RuPaul: What’s The Tee with Michelle Visage. Earlier, DeVayne worked 9-5 jobs to support herself.
In her career, she was part of a holiday tour in November called A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour, along with Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Farrah Moan, Naomi Smalls, and Eureka O’Hara.
In 2018, DeVayne was part of Max Emerson’s Drag Babies series, hosted by Bob the Drag Queen, in that series she was a Drag Mentor, alongside Peppermint and Shuga Cain.
Her final post on Instagram was a tribute to another drag star, Lady Red Couture. On July 25, she wrote “My heart is broken. love you @mothercouture.”
Furthermore, another tribute to a drag star was for the lastest Drag Race: All-Star winner, Shea Coulee.
How old was Chi Chi DeVayne? She was born on September 24, 1985, and from Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S, she was 34 years old as of 2020.
However, there is not much information about her father, mother, and siblings.
Talking about her stage name “Chi Chi DeVayne” she took the first name Chi-Chi from the film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar and the surname DeVayne from the DeVayne drag family of Shreveport.
Chi Chi DeVayne’s drag mothers are Kourtni DeVayne and Lady Phat Kat.