Santino Rice: Is He Gay or Straight? Everything From Dating, Boyfriend To His Net Worth

A fashion designer has the wildest of imagination and can see the world differently. Santino Rice's status as a fashion designer came into notice when he became one of the Project Runway finalists.

Santino Rice: Is He Gay or Straight? Everything From Dating, Boyfriend To His Net Worth

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth Aug 20, 1974
  • Age 49 Years, 8 Months
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Fashion Designer
  • Marital Status Single
  • Divorced Not Yet
  • Gay/Lesbian Bisexual
  • Net Worth $500 Thousand Dollars
  • Ethnicity Multiracial
  • Social Media Instagram, Twitter
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Height 6 Feet 5 Inches (195 cm)
  • Education Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Siblings No

Fashion Designer Santino Rice left VH1's RuPaul's Drag Show in 2015 after six seasons since the show started in 2009.

Why Did Santino Rice Left RuPaul's Drag Race? 

Santino Rice was part of RuPaul's Drag Race since 2009. His critiques as a judge have always been controversial among the fans of the show. Several sources claim that fans felt Rice lacked an understanding of drag culture, and after the show evolved from its original concept, the judges needed to evolve as well. 

After working with the show as one of the main judges, Rice left the show without revealing the reason behind his departure on 2015. 

On his tweet from January 29, 2015, he expressed his gratitude towards his fans' love and concerns upon his departure. 

Where is Santino Rice now?

After Season 6, Santino made one more appearance in Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and after that, he has moved on to other experiences, mostly off-screen. According to Santino's social media post, Rice is a passionate vegan who encourages a plant-based lifestyle. 

In July 2017, he tweeted a post that raised many eyebrows. He claimed that he would be fasting for 111 days.

He further elaborated in a tweet that-

My fast involves drinking as much organic cold-pressed juice and water as I need. However 3 days of just water will allow your body to heal.


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How Much Is Santino’s Net Worth?

Santino became the town's talk after he became one of the finalists of the show ‘Project Runway.'  According to Celebrity Networth, Santino has a net worth of $500,000. 

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Santino Rice: Is He Gay?

With his personality and support for the LGBT community, Santino identifies himself as bisexual rather than gay. During a question about his query, he said:

You can just call me gay but I like men and I am attracted to beautiful women. I didn't like the negativity that was attached to being gay growing up so that is why I have problems with the label.

On 9th May 2012, he posted a tweet and showed his support for the decision of gay marriage.

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Is Santino Rice Dating Anyone?

Openly bisexual, Santino hasn’t made any public appearances with his boyfriend or girlfriend.

However, Santino once had spoken about his girlfriend in his Tweet. On 21 May 2016, he mentioned in one of his tweets that he stood outside the men’s restroom as a bodyguard while his girlfriend used the male restroom. His post indeed gave a hint that he was in a relationship two years ago. However, he made sure not to reveal the identity of his lady. 

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Short Bio 

Santino Quinto Rice was born on August 20, 1974, in Saint Charles, Missouri, the United States. He belongs to mixed ethnicity as he has Afro-American, Italian, Jewish, and Native American ancestry. Santino stands at the height of 6 feet and 5 inches. 

Santino's career hit when he participated as a contestant on the second season of Bravo reality show ‘Project Runway' in 2005. Similarly, Rice was selected as one of the Miss Universe 2006 pageant judges, and he made a guest appearance in the sixth episode of America's Most Smartest Model.

Rice also starred in the Lifetime show ‘On the Road with Austin and Santino,’ alongside fellow Project Runway alumnus Austin Scarlett. The show premiered in 2010 and was one of the most successful television shows.