Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Courtney Act Interview 2018…
Shane Gilberto Jenek became known to the nation through her act as Courtney Act in 2018 on Celebrity Big Brother.
Shane is an Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality.
Jenek first came to prominence, as Courtney, competing on the first season of Australian Idol in 2003. After the show she released her debut single, “Rub Me Wrong”, which peaked at No. 29 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
In 2003, while auditioning for Australian Idol, she also became the first queer contestant to openly appear on a reality TV talent show. In 2014, Act was one of the runners-up in season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
In January 2018 Act appeared on season twenty one of Celebrity Big Brother and ultimately won the series with 49.43% of the final public vote!
From 29th May – 12th June, Courtney will be back in the UK with her tour ‘Under The Covers’ a 75 minute, fully seated performance of music, style, gender defining beauty and stunning personality.
Jenek is a vegan and identifies as gender fluid, polyamorous and pansexual.
Enjoy an exclusive interview with Shane / Courtney via YouTube:
Act was born in Brisbane, Australia, and moved to Sydney at age 18.
He originally intended to take the name Ginger Le’Bon and be a “redheaded, smoky voiced nightclub singer.
Instead, he took the stage name Courtney Act, which is a pun on the phrase caught in the act as pronounced in a non-rhotic accent such as Australian English.
As well as TV Courtney has performed with many stars including Lady Gaga. She’s also starred in RENT the musical.
Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 23rd April 2018.