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Crystal Methyd is the stage name of Cody Harness, a Springfield drag performer and one of the Season 12 runners-up of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Name Origin

"I loved the name 'Crystal' whenever I first started I was just gonna pick Crystal cause I like the name and it was kinda like witchy, and my friend was actually the one who gave me the idea for 'Methyd' and I was like I'll spell it with a y so it's more womanly."

RuPaul's Drag Race

Crystal Methyd
Seasons Competed: Season 12
Ranking: 2nd/3rd Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 11)
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 12)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14

Memorable Quotes

Season 12

  • "Who's ready to party and play? Checkers anyone?" (entrance quote)
  • "I'm Crystal Methyd and I'm a little devil that likes to raise hell in the Bible Belt."
  • Crystal: "I'm known as the dancing diva." Producer: "Is that true?" Crystal: "No" *laughs*
  • "♪ I'm that bitch, don't you know, that you'll never be. Missouri girl ready for the world to love me! I'm here to take the crown (Bow down!), and make my momma proud (Hi mom!). Some say I'm weird, but they're just lame. Go fix your mug, we're not the same. My looks are flawless and yeah, I'm so dusted, I'll have you all screaming "Crystal Methyd"! ♪" (verse in "I'm That Bitch")
  • "I don't know who that is, no?" (to RuPaul after he compared her hair to El DeBarge)
  • "I'm excited to see what people do, I'm also excited to see people fail."
  • "Uhm, 'You're the winner of this week's challenge'." (in response to Ru)
  • "Well, I’ve been into death metal lately." (as Poppy in Snatch Game)
  • "♪ I’M ALIVE!!! AAA-OOO-AAA-OOO-AAA-OOOOO!!! ♪" (whilst recording her vocals for the Madonna Rusical)
  • "I need just a table that we can do science on." (while filming Droop ad)
  • "Make America glitter again!"
  • "Jackie is meeping? I don-she's like *makes noise* And it's making me really uncomfortable."
  • "I don't think anyone with my rap style would be a rapper."
  • "Exotic dancer, yeah, don't cheapen it," (to Jackie Cox)
  • "♪ Crawled up from the bottom, now I've made it to the top! Draw on a big smile, add glitter to make it pop. Let your hair down, swing it around! It's okay to cry, trust in yourself and fly! ♪" (verse in "Losing is the New Winning")
  • ''There's always a little bit of fact in the fiction, you know.'' (responding to Gigi Goode)

Extras

  • "Every necklace I have was under three dollars so...I'm a budget girl!" (during "Meet The Queens" ITW)
  • "Yeah, yeah, yeah."
  • "Oh My God. A Woman"

Trivia

  • She goes by any pronouns.
  • She is half Mexican on her mother's side. She moved to Missouri when she was 5 years old.
  • Although she doesn't speak it, she understands Spanish.
  • She came out to her parents in her early 20's, a couple of years before she started drag.
  • She attended Missouri State University.
  • As a boy, Crystal once went by the name "Michael Cody Scott", which is a reference to Michael Gary Scott, a character from The Office.
  • She started doing drag in the summer of 2015.
GetDustedGirls

Crystal, Lux, Daegen, and Daya

  • When not in drag, she is 5 feet and 10.5 inches tall.
  • She was a vegetarian, but is currently non-practicing.
  • She loves accessories and often over accessorizes on purpose.
  • She also auditioned for Season 11.
  • She is tied with fellow Season 12 queen Widow Von'Du to be the second queen from the state of Missouri to compete on Drag Race, after Monique Heart.
  • She hosts her own party, on the final Saturday of every month, at The Outland Ballroom in Springfield called "Get Dusted" with her drag family.
    • The Get Dusted family consists of Crystal, Daegen Michelle, Daya Betty, and Lux.
    • They have released two movies online entitled "Get Dusted." A third installment will be released on July 11, and it will feature Crystal's fellow Season 12 competitor, Gigi Goode, as well as The House Of Avalon.
    • She also hosts a drag bingo on select Wednesdays at The Golden Girl Rum Club called Flabingo and also a drag brunch on select Sundays at Cellar & Plate.
  • She is the 2nd queen to be named "Crystal" in the franchise but the first in the American branch of the show.
  • Crystal has a tattoo on her chest that says "One Direction" in Arabic.
  • It is constantly noted throughout Season 12 by RuPaul that Crystal resembles El DeBarge because of her mullet.
    • The show also acquired the licensing to play Rhythm of the Night, whenever Ru brings it up.
    • Ru even suggested that she should play him for Snatch Game, despite Crystal not knowing much about him at the time.
    • There have also been rumors and jokes circulating around the fandom that Ru has a crush on Crystal, based on his obsession with her mullet.
  • It is believed that Crystal's first choice for Snatch Game may have been Gypsy Rose Blanchard based on her work station materials.
  • She was the only contestant who placed in the top in the Rusical, to not place in the bottom for the following episode, "Droop."
  • There have been rumors about Crystal dating her fellow castmate Gigi Goode. Gigi and Crystal like to troll fans online about them being in a relationship. It is unknown at this point if the rumours are true, depite both Crystal and several of her friends confirming them.
    • Her friend Daegen Michelle has confirmed their relationship during an instagram live with Gigi Goode, where she has stated that people were allowed to have more than one partner, that being the case with Gigi and Crystal.
  • She is tied with Miz Cracker and Yara Sofia, for all winning their first challenge, on their tenth episode competing.
  • She is tied with Nina West, Miz Cracker, and Silky Nutmeg Ganache, for the longest run without having to lip-sync for her life, competing in 11 episodes before her first time in the bottom 2. 

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Season 12 Looks

Videos

Season 12

Interviews

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Digital Performances

Filmography

TV

  • (2020) RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 12
  • (2020) RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked, on Season 12

Discography

Appearances

  • (2020) "Im That Bitch" by RuPaul ft. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Cast
  • (2020) "I Made It/ Mirror Song/ Losing is the New Winning (Las Vegas Live Medley)" by RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Cast

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