laganja estranja | JAY JACKSON

Tv Personality | female illusionist | dancer | choreographer

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about

Laganja Estranja (Jay Jackson), a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, is an international female illusionist, musician, choreographer, cannabis rights activist, and model/brand ambassador based in Los Angeles, CA. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and choreography from the California Institute of the Arts, Laganja appeared as a contestant on LogoTV's Season Six of RuPaul's Drag Race (2014). Since then, Laganja has packed countless venues across the United States as well as headlining in Brazil, Peru, Chile, Columbia, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Australia, Asia, Ireland, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany.



tv

So You Think You Can Dance (2018/2019), Germany's Next Top Model (2018), Bong Appetite (2017/2019), America's Got Talent (2016), RuPaul's Green Screen Christmas (2015), Skin Wars (2015), MTV's Video Music Awards (Miley Cyrus/2015), RuPaul’s Drag Race (2014) and the American Music Awards (Christina Aguilera/2012).

Social Media

Laganja has also appeared online with popular Youtubers including, but not limited to, Jeffree Star, Todrick Hall, Joey Graceffa, Elijah Daniel, Christine Sydelko, Angel Haze, and Caitlin Doughty, earning collectively over 30 million views.

Music

Laganja's music career began in 2014 with her hit single “Legs” featuring internationally-renowned rapper, Rye Rye. Laganja’s newest, released single “Smoke Break” is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play. The single, featuring J Tyler, has been reviewed as, “addressing so many critical issues in a song that is extremely catchy and beautiful!“ One of Laganja’s most popular songs is “Look At Me” released in 2018. Billboard describes this track in their review Laganja Estranja Drops Socially Conscious Club Anthem 'Look At Me'

“Directed by Assaad Yacoub, the club-ready tune is packaged into a short film that tackles discriminatory drug laws, racial profiling, and white privilege, as her boyfriend is targeted by the police in a parked car. All the while, Estranja turns the courtroom into a dance studio, squeezing her range of talents into the hyperactive, neon-hued clip. It’s worth watching until the very end, as grim statistics on low-level drug crimes and disproportionate incarcerations for African-American and Latino people are put on display.”

choreography

Laganja's choreography credits include Germany's Next Top Model, NYC Cosmetics FACE Awards, and for commercial artists such as Miley Cyrus and Brooke Candy. In 2016, “Laganja's Dance School” was founded, an international high-heels masterclass and confidence workshop which has been held in dozens of cities across Europe, Central America, South America, and the United States.

lifestyle + Runway

Laganja has also been featured in High Times Magazine as well as Dope Magazine, making her the first and only LGBTQ+ entertainer to appear on the cover of a cannabis magazine. Other lifestyle collaborations garnering national press attention include her jewelry line "Laganja Estranja is My Enemy" by CHRISHABANA and with companies such as Littered Nation and Blunted Objects.

As a model, Laganja has walked the runways of the Melange Brazil Fashion Show in Rio de Janeiro as well as Marco Marco in Los Angeles and New York. She also appeared in Gareth Pugh's fashion film "PITTI.” As a brand ambassador, Laganja has worked with respected companies such as Sally Hansen and Pleaser Shoes.


MEDIA

drag performance

Music

features

DANCE


NEWS

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Laganja Estranja talks All Stars, Friendships and Career-Building in Intimate Interview with Gay Star News

Not every interview is created equal, and it isn’t often that you truly get to see the interviewees personality shine through. That’s why this interview with Laganja Estranja for Gay Star News in London is so spectacular. Laganja Estranja is known for many things, but she breaks down some key moments in her life recently and gets personal about her ambitions for the future. You do not want to miss out on this interview.

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Laganja Estranja Featured on the Cover of New York Magazine

Laganja Estrajna is on the cover of the most recent edition of New York Magazine — a bi-weekly magazine with over 400,000 readers — as one of the “Most Powerful Drag Queens in America.” In addition to the cover feature, Laganja was profiled as a part of a coordinating article.

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Laganja Estranja Featured as Key Contributor on "The Weedtube" as they Successfully Launch into Apple App Store

In May of 2019, The Weedtube’s proprietary mobile app was accepted for distribution through Apple’s App Store. Laganja Estranja was recently featured as a contributor to the site in a celebratory article by “Cannabis Now.”

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Laganja Comments with Manila Luzon on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 for NewNowNext "Pit Stop"

Spolier Alert! Laganja Estranja and Manila Luzon of Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race were recently the hosts of NewNowNext’s Pit Stop — where queens share their thoughts on the most recently aired episode of Drag Race. “NewNowNext” breaks the episode down.

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