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Bianca Del Rio is the stage name of Roy Renè Haylock,[1] a drag queen, comedian, performer, costume designer, business person and the winner of Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She is a fixture in the New Orleans and New York City club scenes, often working with the legendary Lady Bunny.

Name Origin

Bianca Del Rio's name was given to her by a friend in a New Orleans' bar while they were drunk. Del Rio mentioned she needed a stage name, so her friend mentioned she reminded her of another friend called Bianca. "Del Rio" was a creative decision because she is of Latin American descent.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Bianca Del Rio
Season Competed Season 6
Ranking: 1st Place
(Winner)
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 2, 8, 10)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 10)
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 0
Episode Eliminated: N/A

Entrance Quote

"Well, well, well! I hope you bitches are ready."

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6

  • "Not today Satan! Not today!"
  • "I'm clown realness!"
  • "If I wanted to come for you, I'd come into your room at night and cut your wigs up."
  • "Great, a drag queen who's early. That never fucking happens." (upon entrance)
  • "Apply it!"
  • "She doesn't know how to execute couture, she can't even spell it!"
  • "It's our first challenge and I wanna fucking win. I've got bills to pay, I've got dogs to put through college."
  • "You can call me Jiggly." (to RuPaul)
  • "Trinity reminds me of a dear friend of mine from New Orleans… she's dead." (referring to Trinity K. Bonet)
  • "She looks like she walked into Claire's, fell on the accessories rack, and said 'I'll take it!'" (referring to Joslyn Fox)
  • "I thought she was a fucking sword fish! She could flip pages in a book." (about Magnolia Crawford)
  • "House numbers? It's your age." (to Joslyn Fox)
  • "Fifteen. Stick em on your head, see if someone comes to visit." (to Joslyn Fox)
  • "She's overthinking and she...she's thinking about a sandwich." (about Darienne Lake)
  • "Did you forget you were coming to court today? You look like a damn roll of Scotch tape!" (to RuPaul as Judge Judy on Snatch Game)
  • "BALONEY!" (as Judge Judy on Snatch Game)
  • "My name is Bianca, I'm from the deep south. All them bitches can't handle my sassy-ass mouth! I like to say it fast, I like to say it quick. I'ma call your ass chimney 'cause you look like a brick." (Verse in Oh No She Betta Don't)
  • "Beauty fades, DUMB IS FOREVER!" (as Judge Judy on "Snatch Game")
  • "Rule #1: You gonna do a RuVeal, get out of the dress. We all know 'RuVeal' in French means 'Take the shit off'." (referring to Gia Gunn's reveal in her lipsync against Laganja Estranja)
  • "Are you in a Whitesnake video? What are you doing?" (to Gia Gunn)
  • "Joslyn's drag daughter looks like that one girl gremlin. Remember that girl gremlin in the movie? Don't pour water on that gremlin, because she will multiply!"
  • "Ms. Darienne is turning it, because you know Ms. Darienne had this song on cassette when it came out."
  • "I will show you versatility when Santino wins a sewing competition and Visage wears a fucking turtleneck! Ain't gonna happen!"
  • "'Wide and Sassy', that was my name in prison."
  • "I've got a large dick, no credit, and a tendency to take things that don't belong to me."
  • "Now Jiggly, you know we are very good friends, and I don't think I can read you, *laughs*....but I'll try!"
  • "When you said 'my wife wants you to do her...makeup.' I got nervous."
  • "WE ARE DRAG QUEENS IN A DRAG QUEEN COMPETITION! THE ONLY THING WORSE IS FUCKING PRISON!"
  • "Don't piss on my leg and tell me it's raining."
  • "My mother insisted we stay true to our Spanish heritage, so my first words were, *knock knock* 'Housekeeping!'"
  • "Bring both eyes. I'm here, I'm right over here! Damn, Pearl Harbor must have did you in."
  • "You've been filming this?" (in reaction to RuPaul asking if she was ready for the world to see her nice side)
  • "Calm down, Beyoncé!" (referring to Trinity K. Bonet)
  • "Need help packing? Beat it, queen!" (referring to Laganja Estranja)
  • "Hope you're packed!" (to Milk)
  • "You are a shady elephant!" (to Darienne Lake)
  • "My name is Bianca, I'm from the deep South. All them bitches can't handle my sassy-ass mouth. I like to say it fast, I like to say it quick. Imma call your ass chimney, cause you look like a brick." (her verse on Oh No She Betta Don't)
  • "You like that? I made that shit up today." (referring to her verse on "Oh No She Better Don't")
  • "Let me ask you a fair question: What do you do successfully? Quickly!" (to Trinity K. Bonet)
  • "Yeah, that's very condescending" (mocking BenDeLaCreme)
  • "I should've picked your ass just for being a cunt."
  • "I'm Bianca and I could give a shit about your runs! I could read you ass to the bank and back for fun! I can't fuckin' sing, but I'm in the fuckin' top three!"

Trivia

  • In 1993, Bianca (at age 17) won six awards for the "Snow Queen" costumes. She also made costumes for the "New Orleans Opera".
  • Bianca started doing drag in 1996.
  • She has two dogs named Sammy and Dede, whom she often features on her Instagram.
  • She first started doing performances as Cher, but a lot of drag queens were doing the same thing at that time, so decided to do comedy shows.
  • She won "New Orleans Gay Entertainer of The Year" for 3 years before the show and a "NewNowNext" award after.
  • Bianca along with her friend Matt Kugelman, raised enough money to fund their movie entitled "Hurricane Bianca". The cast includes, Shangela, Willam, Alyssa Edwards, "SNL" star Rachel Dratch and Broadway star Alan Cumming. Cameos also include RuPaul as a weatherman, and Joslyn Fox as a local bartending drag queen.
  • Bianca is first winner in the entire franchise to have never placed low or been up for elimination while on the show.
  • She and Courtney Act are the first queens to both reach the finale together without ever being in the bottom two.
  • Del Rio voices a character named "Dina Saur" in the WOWPresents+ show "Drag Tots". She is the only winner to voice a character in the series.
  • Bianca is the first winner to not compete in every episode of her original season. Because the premiere of Season 6 was split into two separate parts, Bianca didn't compete in the first episode.
    • Jaida Essence Hall, the winner of Season 12, is the second to accomplish this, given that Season 12 also utilized a split, two-part premiere.
      • Coincidentally, they both won their two-part premiere.
  • Bianca was the one to announce her predecessor, Jinkx Monsoon, as the winner of Season 5 during the crowning.
  • Bianca, Alaska and Chad Michaels appeared in the most seasons of all the winners, appearing on five seasons in total. Bianca first appeared on Season 6, second on Season 7, third on Season 8 , fourth on All Stars 2, fifth on Season 10, and sixth on All Stars 6.
  • Bianca is the second most followed queen on Instagram. She is on the other hand the third most followed queen on Twitter, only outdone by Katya and Trixie Mattel.
  • Coincidentally, she is the third winner in a row to sit at the top left chair in the Snatch Game, as both Sharon Needles and Jinkx Monsoon sat in the same spot before her.
  • She has taken her stand up show to Wembley Stadium.
  • She unintentionally forshadowed Trinity K. Bonet's portrayal of Beyonce in the Halftime show on All Stars 6.
  • Bianca is the first fake out lipsync assassin to appear on All Stars.
  • 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. Her character also gave Ruby Red some fake eyelashes as a parting gift.

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Videos

Discography

Bibliography

Bianca’s Books
Book Title Release Date Cover
Blame It on Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything May 22nd 2018
Blame It on Bianca Del Rio- The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything.jpeg


Singles

  • "Hot Mess" (2014) by Sherry Vine & Bianca Del Rio ft. The Glamazons

Appearances

  • "Oh No She Better Don't" by RuPaul ft. Drag Race Season 6 Cast
  • In "Covergurlz" by RuPaul ft. season 6 cast

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