‘My name is Adam, and I am addicted to being Madonna.’
Meet Adam Guerra, a Californian drag queen who is obsessed with expressing himself as the Material Girl and subject of the latest TLC documentary ‘My Strange Addiction’.
If you think you know him, you might know him as Venus D’Lite from season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Eliminated first, he didn’t even get to do Madonna in Snatch Game.
‘I really challenge myself to look like her. I have had over 18 surgeries, I’ve spent $75,000 to look like Madonna,’ he says, saying half of his face is fake.
He also says he has spent around $75,000 (â‚¬66,000) on plastic surgery and $100,000 (â‚¬88,000) on costumes.
But why? ‘With Madonna I saw who went from nothing to something, who was herself and didn’t care what anybody said about her,’ Guerra says. ‘She was the one that everybody wanted to be.’
But his friends and family, and especially his boyfriend Michael is not a fan of the impersonation.
‘I want to date a boy, I don’t want to date a 56-year-old woman.’
During the episode, Adam meets Carlton Wilborn, a back-up dancer and life coach who performed with Madonna on two of her world tours.
‘I have met a lot of female impersonators that have done the "Madonna". It’s a funny thing when you’re working with someone like Adam, and you realise, it’s kind of tipped over to addiction.’
So will Guerra hang up the pink leotard? Find out for yourself below: