Brian McCook, who is better known by his female stage name Katya Zamolodchikova, is famous for competing on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Although he was eliminated in the show's eleventh episode, he won the title of Miss Congeniality.
He joined Twitter in 2010 and, by June 2015, had 55,000 followers, as well as 175,000 Instagram followers.
His stage name combines the names of three Russian gymnastics champions: Elena Zamolodchikova, Yekaterina (Katya) Lobaznyuk, and Yevgeniya Petrovna Kuznetsova.
He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, though his alter-ego, Katya, hails from Russia.
He and Pandora Boxx both rose to fame as contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race.