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Bianca Del Rio, also professionally known as Roy Haylock,[4] is an American 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.[5]

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics USA 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

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6[]

  • "Well, well, well! I hope you bitches are ready." (entrance quote)
  • "Great, a drag queen who's early. That never fucking happens." (upon entrance)
  • "Not today Satan! Not today!"
  • "It’s difficult for someone like me to be ‘sexy.’ Have you seen me? I'm clown realness!"
  • "If I wanted to come for you, I'd come into your room at night and cut your wigs up."
  • "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)
  • "I was raised by wolves bitch, And I’m still surviving, and my shit’s together”
  • "Beauty fades, DUMB IS FOREVER!" (To Gia Gunn’s Kim Kardashian 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)
  • "It becomes really personal" (to Adore Delano)
  • "When I first met Gia, I didn't like her. Now she's kinda grown on me... like a rash." (referring 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, you hear me? 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".[1]
  • Bianca started doing drag in 1996.[6]
  • She has two dogs named Sammy and Dede, whom she often features on her Instagram.[7]
  • She first started doing performances as Cher.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • 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".[10]
  • 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.
  • Bianca was the one to announce her predecessor, Jinkx Monsoon, as the winner of Season 5 during the live crowning.[11]
  • 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 contestant on Instagram. On the other hand, she is the third most followed contestant on Twitter, only surpassed by Katya and Trixie Mattel.[12]
  • 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, being the first drag queen ever to do so.[13]
  • Bianca is the first fake out lipsync assassin to appear on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
  • She appeared on the series AJ and the Queen in the episode 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.[14]
  • During the airing of Season 6, Bianca bet Bob The Drag Queen $100 that she was not going to win. Bob would later write their name on the bill, which was then given to Monet X Change. The bill would eventually be given to Jan Sport.[15]
  • Bianca was invited to compete on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Season 7), the first 'All Winners' season, however she declined. She said that she wouldn't cancel dates or tours for filming, although she mentioned that had the format been a little different, she would've said yes.[16]

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Videos[]

Bibliography[]

Title Release Date Cover
Blame It on Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything May 22, 2018
Blame It on Bianca Del Rio- The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything

Discography[]

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

External Links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Costume designer/drag queen, Roy Haylock/Bianca Del Rio is a two-hit wonder | Gambit — July 9, 2002
  2. Bianca del Rio | last.fm — June 2, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 (NLDragqueen Bianca del Rio: 'Het is gewoon werk: acteren en performen' | Volkskrant — August 1, 2017
  4. Top 10 Bold And Beautiful Looks Of American RuPaul Drag Race Winners In Ten Seasons! | Married Biography — March 6, 2022
  5. Everybody’s Talking About Bianca Del Rio “La Drag Reina” | Latin Heat — February 6, 2022
  6. Frankie C Goes Head to Wig with The One & Only BIANCA DEL RIO | Get Out! — April 23, 2012
  7. Post by Bianca Del Rio | Facebook — February 2, 2016
  8. A collection of Miss Bianca Del Rio as Cher | Reddit — November 15, 2019
  9. Hurricane Bianca (2016) | IMDb
  10. "DRAG TOTS" Behind The Scenes w/ Adore Bianca Detox Latrice Valentina & RuPaul - WOW Presents Plus | YouTube — June 29, 2018
  11. Rupaul's Drag Race Season 5 - Winner's Reaction Jinkx Monsoon | YouTube — May 18, 2016
  12. A New Queen Just Beat Trixie Mattel & Other 'Drag Race' Alum in Social Media Followers | Out — December 14, 2023
  13. Bianca Del Rio talks about becoming the first drag queen to headline at Wembley Arena | GQ — February 25, 2019
  14. RuPaul brings 22 Drag Race queens to costar on AJ and the Queen | Entertainment Weekly — December 3, 2019
  15. https://youtu.be/dFcNtMHSaRQ?t=1453
  16. Bianca Del Rio on her Unsanitized tour and why she said no to All Stars winner season | Digital Spy — April 25, 2022

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