Asttina Mandella is the stage name of Aston Joshua, a drag performer and one of the Season 2 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Drag Name Origin

Asttina Mandella’s drag name is based off of the first three letters of her boy name (Aston) and Tina Turner. Mandella comes from the House of Mandella.

Track Record(s)

Asttina Mandella
Seasons Competed: UK Season 2
Ranking: 11th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 1)
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 3)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 3

Memorable Quotes

UK Season 2

  • "Rude!" (entrance quote and exit quote)
  • "I'm Asttina Mandella, and I am rude, I'm rowdy, and I'm disrespectful. But you know what? I'm here for it."
  • “Everyone seems to know me! They’re all gagged. I can hear it, I can feel it. You feel the energy. It’s there!”
  • "My passport's been stamped a lot, but it hasn't been stamped for Hollywood. So guess what? I'm gonna go to Hollywood."
  • “There’s a lot of people that claim to be a dancing queen, but they only have, like an arsenal of I would say, two or three moves? Whereas my arsenal is....infinite. Basically, I’m the Infinity Gauntlet of dancing.”
  • “We’re all undressing and I’m like “ok, this is the real shit, this is what you all look like”. Not one of them’s cute.”
  • "I'm evil but I love that."
  • "You should be!" (after Tia tells her she's afraid of lip-syncing against her)
  • "Eat that! Mother (Shablams) BEEP!"

Farewell Message

"Rude. Always to remember to have RAT BITE FEVER. Love you all. FOREVER + ALWAYS. Asttina 💋"

Trivia

  • Asttina was on the Channel 4 show, "Drag SOS."
  • Asttina was one of the contestants who were leaked by Michelle Visage before the cast reveal.[1]
  • Asttina is the first Drag Race UK contestant of colour to win a Main Challenge.
  • Asttina is the earliest out Main Challenge winner, placing second to last.
    • She originally placed third to last, tying her with Katy Killer (from the second season of Drag Race Thailand), but with Joe Black returning to the competition in Episode 5, her placement moved down from 10th to 11th.
      • Coincidentally, Asttina and Katy share the same track record. They both won the first Main Challenge, were declared safe in the second episode and then went home after landing in the Bottom 2. Their track record makes them the only Drag Race contestants to have gone steadily from doing the best to the worst.
  • Asttina thinks Veronica Green should be the Miss Congeniality of Season 2.
    • Ironically, Veronica voted for Asttina as Baroness Basic in the Episode 2 Mini Challenge and said several times that she was unimpressed by Asttina in her confessionals.
  • If Asttina had made it to the Snatch Game, she would have played Azealia Banks or Rickey Thompson.
  • Asttina made her mouthpiece for the "Surprise, Surprise" runway in her hotel room the night before, because she lost her original one.

Gallery

UK Season 2 Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

  • RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2, as contestant, placed 11th. (2021)

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