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Alexis Mateo is a contestant on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race and then RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. 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 Drag Race All Stars 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.

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Alexis Mateo
Statistics Season 3 All Stars 1 All Stars 5
Ranking: 3rd Place 5th/6th Place 5th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 3, 4, 9) 1 (Ep. 2) 0
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 12) 2 (Eps. 3, 4) 0
Times as Team Captain: 0 0 0
Times in Bottom: 3 (Eps. 7, 11, 13) 1 (Ep. 4) 2 (Eps. 5, 6)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 15 Episode 4 Episode 6

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.

Entrance Quote

Season 3

"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?"

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3

  • "What the fuck?" (after Season 2 Shangela's surprise return in the competition.)
  • "BAM!"
  • "Sickening, no?"
  • "I think the troops are gonna say 'Who the hell is this crazy ass drag queen.'"
  • "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)
  • "Yara, no llores."
  • "Hannah Montana?!"
  • "This is just soft porn. It's kinda hot." (during the Raja vs. Carmen Carrera lip-sync)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 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)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 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)
  • "PERRA!"
  • "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?"
  • “Daddy Yankee! He's my man, he's my papi. When he sings reggaeton, I get really happy. Every time I see him, I get sassy, got me nervous and really gassy. In my dreams he says 'Oye, mami', 'cause he's my daddy, daddy.” (verse in I'm in Love)
  • "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?"

Farewell Message

Season 3

"Always know your place. The jig is up!!! Siempre, Alexis"

All Stars 5

"Love you all, BAM Be your best, but be happy ♡ AS5"


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  • In her Snatch Game appearances:
    • On Season 3, she was placed in the top for her impression 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 received positive critiques as Walter Mercado in the Snatch Game of Love, 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, Année Maywong, Keta Minaj and Krystal Versace 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 RuPaul's 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.
  • She originally would’ve done Mariah Carey for her Snatch Game in All Stars 5 but then changed to Walter Mercado.
  • During the 2020 Miss Universe Pageant, contestant Rabiya Mateo was jokingly considered a part of The Mateo Empire by Filipino fans.
    • Due to the tremendous uproar from fans, Alexis now considers Rabiya as a part of the Mateo Empire.
  • Alexis considered quitting All Stars 1 after hearing about the pairs twist.[1]
  • In all of Alexis's solo lip syncs, her competitors lost their wigs at some point in the song. The fandom has dubbed this occurence, "The Curse of Alexis Mateo."


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