Alexis Mateo is a contestant on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race and then RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race. After auditioning for Seasons 1 and 2, Alexis eventually earned her place in Season 3 and went on to come third place in the finale.
In 2012, Alexis returned for RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race where she paired up with fellow Season 3 queen, Yara Sofia. Together they made "Team Yarlexis". They were eventually eliminated in episode 4 after losing their lip-sync song "Don't Cha" against "Team Rujubee" (Raven and Jujubee).
On May 8, 2020, it was announced that she would be competing in All Stars 5, where she placed 5th overall.
- 1 RuPaul's Drag Race
- 2 AJ and the Queen Appearances (1/10)
- 3 Entrance Quote
- 4 Memorable Quotes
- 5 Farewell Message
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Follow Alexis
- 9 Navigation
RuPaul's Drag Race
|Seasons Competed:||Season 3||All Stars 1||All Stars 5|
|Ranking:||3rd Place||5th/6th Place||5th Place|
|Mini-Challenges Won:||1 (Ep. 12)||2 (Eps. 3, 4)||0|
|Times as Team Captain:||0||0||0|
|Times Placed High||2 (Eps. 6, 12)||0||2 (Eps. 1, 5)|
|Main Challenges Won:||3 (Eps. 3, 4, 9)||1 (Ep. 2)||0|
|Times Placed Low||1 (Ep. 10)||2 (Eps. 1, 3)||
|Times in Bottom:||3 (Eps. 7, 11, 13)||1 (Ep. 4)||2 (Eps. 5, 6)|
|Episode Eliminated||Episode 15||Episode 4||Episode 6|
Alexis did well on the show, winning three challenges (the same number as Raja and Manila), however, she also landed in the bottom three times. She landed on the bottom for the first time against Stacy Layne Matthews on Episode 7, Face, Face, Face of Cakes, then for the second time on Episode 11, RuPaul`s Hair Extravaganza, along with Shangela, and for the third and last time against Yara Sofia on Episode 13, Make Dat Money.
Alexis is one of the only queens to place in the bottom 2 in their season a number of 3 times and not be eliminated for the third lip-sync. The others to do this are Jujubee of Season 2, Coco Montrese of Season 5, Darienne Lake of Season 6 and then came Kameron Michaels of Season 10, Ra'Jah O'Hara from Season 11 and Heidi N Closet from Season 12.
Alexis won three challenges. She won the main challenge on Episode 3, Queens in Space, along with Shangela, the main challenge on Episode 4, Totally Leotarded, and the main challenge on Episode 9, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Style.
She also won the mini-challenge on Episode 12, Jocks in Frocks.
On All Stars 1, Alexis and Yara formed "Yarlexis".
"Yarlexis" won one challenge, on Episode 2, RuPaul's Gaff-In, but were eliminated by Raven on Episode 4, All-Stars Girl Groups.
AJ and the Queen Appearances (1/10)
On AJ and the Queen, she appeared in New York City, the series premiere of this Netflix Original in a cameo as an unnamed queen working at The Box, a drag club in the city that never sleeps. One of her lines includes saying her character saying Alexis' iconic phrase: "Bam!" to Ruby Red.
"Hey hey hey! How's everybody doin?"
All Stars 1
"The jig is up bitches!"
All Stars 5
"Boricua in the house to take the crown. Sickening, no?"
- "What the fuck?" (after Season 2 Shangela's surprise return in the competition.)
- "Sickening, no?"
- "I think the troops are gonna say 'Who the hell is this crazy ass drag queen.'"
- "ONLY IN AMERICA CAN A WOMAN LIKE ME HAVE A FREAKING CHORIZO!"
- "Even if I was born on the moon, I would still be an American!"
- "I'm a FUCKING DRAG QUEEN!" (during her promo in the Season 3, Episode 9 challenge "Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Style.)
- "I don't like when they label you as 'the Latin queen'."
- "Where's her body? Where's her hair? Where's her makeup? I don't see her at the same level as the rest of us." (referring to Raja)
- "What the fuck? Who invited this girl here?"
- "Yara, no llores."
- "Hannah Montana?!"
- "This is just soft porn. It's kinda hot." (during the Raja vs. Carmen Carrera lip-sync)
All Stars 1
- "Hi, Manila. I just saw Manila girl." (referring to an Asian female pedestrian)
- "Act a fool girl. Act a fool." (to Mimi Imfurst.)
- "The sad part about this is that like Yara speaks Spanish, and I speak Spanish, but sometimes I don't understand her in either one of the languages."
- "It's stupid because you bought your titties too." (to Michelle Visage)
- "Shannel! *Shannel who?* Exactly!" (with Yara Sofia during the cheerleading reading challenge)
All Stars 5
- "I am a well-rounded entertainer; I can sing, I can dance, I can act, and I'm fucking Puerto Rican bitch!"
- "Oh, these glasses make you all look ugly. (Re-adjusts the glasses) Oh, it's not the glasses." (during the Reading is Fundamental mini-challenge)
- "I thought you're doing Britney the whole time." (To Derrick Barry)
- "Ay callate." (Spanish for "Ugh shut up")
- "There's gonna be some shit. This is Day 1, and the girls brought the beef to this salad, baby. Welcome to All Stars, people!" (About India and Derrick's fight)
- "FANTASIA! SABOR! BRILLANTE! COMO EL SOL! SICKENING, NO? BAILALO!" (During her Variety Show performance)
- "ACT A FOOL GIRL!"
- "You gonna like it goddamnit I stoned it for you!" (to Michelle Visage about her 1" high heels)
- "Gosh, I need to have sex."
- "That bitch is into eating people, and she's that skinny?"
- "Don't "sweetheart" me, 'cause I'm not "sweethearting" you." (to Miz Cracker)
- "I'm not just sickening! I'm contagious!"
- ”That was my question, dumb bitch.” (to Miz Cracker as Lady Gaga in the Snatch Game of Love as Walter Mercado)
- "Just like my hair I'm gonna say vanilla, cause everybody loves fuckin' vanilla man, PICK ME!"
- "You're a liar, and this is why Derrick don't like you." (Reason why she chose India Ferrah to go home)
- "I came here with a BAM, and I still looking sickening, no?" (exit quote)
- "Do we all sound this fake?"
"Always know your place. The jig is up!!! Siempre, Alexis"
All Stars 5
"Love you all, BAM Be your best, but be happy ♡ AS5"
- Alexis Mateo is the only queen in Drag Race history to place in the top for three separate Snatch Games.
- On Season 3, she placed HIGH as Alicia Keys in the Snatch Game.
- On All Stars 1, she won the Gaff-In (the AS1 version of Snatch Game) as Shakira alongside Yara Sofia as Charo, despite receiving criticism over her Shakira impression.
- On All Stars 5, she placed HIGH as Walter Mercado in the Snatch Game but was up for elimination by default.
- Alexis and Shangela were the first contestants to have a shared win on Drag Race.
- Alexis was a guest professor on the third episode of the third season of Drag Race spin-off series RuPaul's Drag U.
- Her, Sharon Needles and Symone are the only queens to get 2 wins both by the third competitive episode.
- Alexis is the drag mother of Vanessa Vanjie, Jenavive, and Victoria Mateo. Vanessa was a contestant on Seasons 10 and 11 of Drag Race.
- Alexis won several prestigious pageants including All American Goddess in 2016 (also won by India Ferrah in 2008, Alyssa Edwards in 2010 and Asia O'Hara in 2012).
- Alexis filmed Alyssa Edwards' audition video.
- Alexis is the first and thus far only RuPaul's Drag Race contestant to have three maxi challenges wins and three bottom two placements in a single season.
- Alexis, as well as her All Stars 5 castmate Jujubee, is the fourth queen to compete on three separate seasons of Drag Race, after Shangela, Latrice Royale, and Manila Luzon.
- She is also the third queen, along with Jujubee, to compete in multiple seasons of All Stars, after Latrice and Manila, who previously returned on All Stars 4.
- Alexis is the only one of the four queens that did not win a challenge during their third season competing.
- Alexis is the sixth contestant in the Drag Race franchise to win a Mini Challenge on the episode she got eliminated, after Jade in Season 1, Mystique Summers Madison in Season 2, Phoenix and Yara Sofia in Season 3, Kenya Michaels in Season 4, and followed by Ivy Winters in Season 5, BenDeLaCreme in Season 6, Mrs. Kasha Davis in Season 7, Aja in All Stars 3, Crystal in Series 1 of Drag Race UK and Tamisha Iman in Season 13.
- Alexis was in the bottom for every ball she competed in, being ultimately eliminated in the ball of All Stars 5.
- During All Stars 5, it was noted that Alexis’s eye makeup sometimes resembles Bianca Del Rio and Trixie Mattel, while still remaining somewhat authentic. This is most evident from her 3-in-1 look.
Season 3 Looks
All Stars 1 Looks
All Stars 5 Looks
2nd: Manila Luzon • 3rd: Alexis Mateo
4th: Yara Sofia (Miss Congeniality) • 5th: Carmen Carrera • 6th: Shangela • 7th: Delta Work • 8th: Stacy Layne Matthews • 9th: Mariah • 10th: India Ferrah • 11th Mimi Imfurst • 12th: Phoenix • 13th: Venus D-Lite
Jason Carter • Shawn Morales
Team Shad: Chad Michaels & Shannel • Team Rujubee: Raven & Jujubee • Team Yarlexis (5th): Alexis Mateo & Yara Sofia • Team Latrila (6th): Manila Luzon & Latrice Royale • Team Brown Flowers (7th): Nina Flowers & Tammie Brown • Team Mandora (8th): Pandora Boxx & Mimi Imfurst
Jason Carter • Shawn Morales
|2nd & 3rd: Jujubee & Miz Cracker|
|4th: Blair St. Clair • 5th: Alexis Mateo • 6th: India Ferrah • 7th: Mayhem Miller • 8th: Mariah Paris Balenciaga • 9th: Ongina • 10th: Derrick Barry|
|Jason Carter • Bruno Carvalho • Bryce Eilenberg|