ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Elmwood Park native Carmen Carrera!
Carerra, who is best known for her appearances on RuPaul's Drag Race, as well as its spin-off series RuPaul's Drag U, turns 31 on Wednesday, April 13.
Carrera has appeared on several other shows, including ABC News' "Primetime: What Would You Do?" where she portrayed a transgender waitress. She is also active in AIDS awareness and activism.
Carrera had identified as a gay man, and continued to present as such during filming of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race, but began to gender transition when she concluded filming.