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Detox Icunt, simply known as Detox, is the stage name of Matthew Sanderson, a performer, recording artist, and one of the Season 5 contestants of "RuPaul's Drag Race" (placed 4th), as well as one of the "All Stars 2" runners-up.

Drag Name Origin

"Detox Icunt" is a play on "the toxic cunt” and/or “detoxicant”.



Detox started getting famous by performing at nightclubs in the early 2000's, modeling and appearing in music videos for singers such as Kesha and Rihanna.

In 2011, Icunt acted in "Showgirls in Drag", a live adaptation of "Showgirls". The production was directed by Stephen Guarino and played at the Dragonfly nightclub in Hollywood.

In 2012, Willam released "Chow Down" a parody of "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips. The song featured and was co-written by Detox and Vicky Vox. Later, the 3 began performing under the name "DWV", a dual reference that takes note of their 1st initials (Detox, Willam and Vicky) while also parodying the group "SWV". Together, they released other several parody music videos that became viral.

Today, besides performing around the world and working with WOWPresents, she's a member of Chad Michaels' "Dreamgirls Revue", the longest-running female-impersonation show in California, as well as a member of the band "Tranzkuntinental". The band was started by Charlie Paulson and Xander Smith and features drag queens Kelly Mantle, Rhea Litré, Vicky Vox and Willam.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Season Competed Season 5 All Stars 2
Ranking: 4th Place 2nd/3rd Place
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 3) 3 (Eps. 3, 5, 7)
Mini-Challenges Won: 5 (Eps. 1, 2, 5, 6, 9) 0
Times Placed High: 1 (Ep. 8) 0
Times as Team Captain: 2 (Eps. 2, 9) 0
Times Placed Low: 2 (Eps. 2, 9) 0
Times in Bottom: 3 (Eps. 5, 10, 11) 1 (Ep. 2)
Episode Eliminated Episode 11 Episode 8

Much like fellow contestant Alaska, Detox auditioned for every season until she eventually got cast on Season 5, in 2012.

Detox 1st featured in "RuPaul's Drag Race" on the 7th episode of Season 1, which was the recap special, when RuPaul shoed in some of the unsuccessful applicants for that season. Later, she appeared a 2nd time on the during the 1st episode of Season 3, which was the casting special. Her live audition was once again showcased among many other unsuccessful applicants for that season, once again along with future fellow contestant Alaska.

Across both of her seasons, Detox got known for being a part of the power-trio known as "Rolaskatox" with fellow contestants Alaska and Roxxxy Andrews, as well as for most of her looks (described as well-put-together by the judges) and for her unique style of lip-syncing.

Entrance Quotes

Season 5

"Holy shit, we're here."

All Stars 2

"Well, this is hauntingly familiar. Here we go again!"

Memorable Quotes

  • "I'm the queen bee... so eat it up and crown it."
  • "I've HAD IT! Officially."
  • "RO-LASKA-TOX: It's the new prescription drug for people who are gagging."
  • "So many things fit inside my box."
  • "This is a petite box. I don't think it's Michelle's."
  • "You are fucking gayer than the Fire Island production of 'Rent'." (to Leslie Jordan on "RuPaul's Roast")
  • "Michelle's favorite movie is 'Showgirls' and much like Nomi Malone, she relies on the talents of her black friend." (on "RuPaul's Roast")
  • "...I hope you are having the time of your life, because you don't have much time left." (to RuPaul on "RuPaul's Roast")
  • "I just don’t give 2 shits."
  • "Take life less seriously and have fun and tuck your dick properly."
  • "Alaska, I don’t know what I've gotten from you besides chlamydia."
  • "We wanted to wear burkas, but then we decided fuck it. And we're sluts. I mean, hello, look at William."
  • "Ugh?!"
  • "Morris? Who's Morris?"
  • (reading): detox is such a shady plastic slut (speaking): WE MET!!!! I hope ya bought my merch Asshole. (Queens read Mean Comments)

Farewell Message

Season 5

"Condragulations grillz! Go fucking kill them! Rolaskatox 4EVAAAHH! ♡ Detox"


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  • Detox has a twin brother named Michael, and a sister named Heather.
  • Detox is the drag daughter of Mizz Kori, who first put her in drag at a club in Florida.
  • Her fashion style is inspired by the fashion brand Mugler, the cartoon "Jem and The Holograms" and neon/futuristic things.
  • She is mostly compared to a Brazilian actress named Claudia Raia and in her tour to Brazil, they pretended to battle in a lip-sync.
  • She played a character named "White Chocolate" in the movie "Cherry Pop". The movie also featured Bob The Drag Queen, Mayhem Miller, Tempest DuJour and Latrice Royale.
  • She voices a character named "Donnatella Mewhattodo" in the WOWPresents+ show "Drag Tots". The show also features Bianca Del Rio, Valentina and many more contestants. RuPaul herself also voices a character.

    Detox at a Marco Marco fashion show

  • She was involved in a car crash in 2009, prior to being on the show, making her do some of the plastic reconstructive surgery. As a result of this crash, she is unable to grow hair on part of one of her eyebrows.
  • Her monochrome outfit from the Season 5 finale later served as the inspiration for a monochrome runway during Season 8. This makes Detox one of the few contestants to have a runway based on one of their looks.
  • Detox appeared on an episode of "Botched" in 2018, with intentions of getting her abs fixed. Yet due to a busy schedule, she did not go through with the procedure.
  • She holds the record for the contestant with the most mini-challenge wins on a season, with a total of 5.
  • Detox is friends with musician Roísín Murphy, and is a huge fan of Madonna.
  • Detox appeared in a second music video for Lizzo's song "Juice" along with fellow drag race contestants Sonique, Mayhem Miller, Morgan McMichaels, Asia O'Hara and others.
  • On the 25th of May 2019, Detox became the 22nd queen to be inducted into the 1 million club. Making her the 3rd from Season 5 and the 5th from All Stars 2 to do so.
  • Detox is friends with actor Cody Fern.
  • Similarily to A'keria Chanel Davenport and Jaida Essence Hall, she eliminated a queen on their fourth lip-sync (Coco Montrese in Detox's case) before the finale.
  • She can been seen audition for Season 3 in the first episode "Casting Extravaganza" along side Katya and Thorgy Thor


Season 5 Looks

All Stars 2 Looks


Solo Singles

  • "This is How We Jew It" (2015)
  • "Supersonic" (2016)
  • "She's Gotta Habit" (2017)
  • "#SueList" (2018)
  • "I Like It Like That" (2018)

DWV Singles

  • "Chow Down" (2012)
  • "Silicone" (2013)
  • "Blurred Bynes" (2013)
  • "Boy is A Bottom" (2015)


  • "Disturbia" (2008) by Rihanna
  • "S&M" (2011) by Rihanna
  • "Gimme All Your Blood" (2012) by Jackie Beat
  • "Prom Night" (2012) by Jeffree Star
  • "Chow Down" (2012) by Willam ft. Detox & Vicky Vox
  • "Starfucker" (2012) by Willam ft. Detox & Vicky Vox
  • "Can I Get A Amen?" (2013) by RuPaul ft. Drag Race Season 5 Cast
  • "Read U Wrote U" (2016) by RuPaul ft. Alaska, Detox, Katya & Roxxxy Andrews

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