Alexis Mateo is the stage name of Alexis Mateo Pacheco was a contestant on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race and then RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race. After auditioning for every season, Alexis eventually earned her place in Season 3 and went on to come third place (second runner-up) 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 against "Team Rujubee" (Raven and Jujubee).

Performance on the Show

Alexis Mateo
Seasons Competed Season 3 All Stars 1
Placement 3rd 5th/6th
Main Challenges Won 3 (ep. 3, 4, 9) 1 (ep. 2)
Mini Challenges Won 1 (ep. 11) 2 (ep. 3, 4)
Times in Bottom 3 (ep. 7, 11, 13) 1 (ep. 4)
Episode Eliminated Episode 15 Episode 4

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 Stacey 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 who survived 4 lip syncs

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, 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.

Memorable Quotes

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


  • Alexis was a guest professor on the third episode of the third season of Drag Race spin-off series RuPaul's Drag U.
  • 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 2012 (also won by Alyssa Edwards in 2010 and Asia O'Hara in 2012).


Season 3 Looks

All Stars 1 Looks

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