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Jan Sport, mononymously known as Jan, is the stage name of Charles Mantione,[1] a drag performer from Manhattan, New York City and one of the Season 12 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race.

She later returned to compete on All Stars 6, where she placed 7th.

Name Origin

It is revealed in a BuzzFeed video that she decided on Jan Sport because not only does she think it is a funny reference to the brand of backpacks, but because it reflects her love of sports, such as football, hockey, and soccer.

Similarly to Brita, she shortened her name to Jan for Drag Race, adding that she loves Jan Brady from the sitcom "The Brady Bunch."

RuPaul's Drag Race

Jan
Statistics Season 12 All Stars 6
Ranking: 8th Place 7th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0 1 (Ep. 4)
Mini Challenges Won: 0 0
Times as Team Captain: 0 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 8) 3 (Eps. 3, 5, 7)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 8 Episode 7

Entrance Quotes

Season 12

"Hey y'all! Let's play some basketball! Yeah!"

All Stars 6

"I'm backpack, backpack, back again!"

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12

  • Rock: "Oh! Jan Sport?" Jan: "Oh, it's just Jan!" (when Rock M. Sakura says her original name)
  • "I'm really ambitious, I'm very driven, and I don't apologize for that."
  • "Damn, some of this stuff looks real cute, some of it also looks real tacky."
  • "I'm shocked. I'm confused."
  • "What were you? Like, apple tree #3?" (to Dahlia Sin)
  • "♪Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, move over sis, it's Jan! The girl next door, plus so much more, there's no choice but to stan! Worked so hard to get here, but I still want more! Push farther into mainstream than any queen before! My stunning look, this sickening hook, I can do everything! And did I mention you'll be gagging when I start to sing?♪" (verse in "You Don't Know Me")
  • "I'm dribbling a soccer ball down this runway! Who else?"
  • "I've had a full face transplant!" (in Gay's Anatomy)
  • "There's no business like show business! So let's send in the clowns! Oh wait, they're already here." (as Bernadette Peters in Snatch Game)
  • "We're on Drag Race! How fun!"
  • "America, world, thank you so much. I hope you got to get to know me a little bit more. And everyone, (moans) mhmn~, get ready to feel to the Jantasy, ah! Bye!" (exit quote)
  • "Not this." (on a livestream)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6

  • "Welcome To An Episode of Jantucked!" (Untucked entrance quote)
  • "J for Jandetta."
  • "Jan's got something to say Everybody jokes I'm so nice, nice, nice, But I love me so I don't think twice. I'm real, it's how I feel. My positive outlook you just can't steal. I'm peppy peppy peppy, that's my energy. Want it all the time, that's how I be. So get out of my head and shake my junk. You know what Mama Ru said "Bring my funk!"" (verse in Show Up Queen)
  • “Well, as we like to say on the internet; ugh, not this!" (exit quote)

Trivia

  • Jan started drag on July 8, 2016.[5]
    • Coincidentally, she won her first Main Challenge in Episode 4 of All Stars 6, aired five years later on July 8, 2021.
  • Jan competed on Season 14 of America's Got Talent with her drag vocal trio act Stephanie's Child, of which Season 13 contestant Rosé and drag queen Lagoona Bloo are also part of.
  • Jan is the drag daughter of Season 9 contestant Alexis Michelle.[6]
  • Jan and Bosco are the only Drag Race contestants to have been born on the exact same day than another Drag Race contestant (June 11, 1993).
  • Jan is the first person of Armenian ancestry to compete on RuPaul's Drag Race.[2]
  • After Jan's elimination on Season 12, her grandmother sent an angry letter to RuPaul.[7]
  • Jan is in the same Drag Family as fellow Season 12 contestant Brita, Season 13's Rosé, and Canada's Drag Race's Lemon. She and Lemon also used to be roommates.[8]
  • Jan was the first Season 12 contestant to be revealed.
  • Jan holds a YouTube series called Jan’s Jukebox, where she sings song covers including every Season 12 lip sync song.
  • Jan, like The Vixen, has spent the second longest span without receiving any critiques on the main stage, with four consecutive episodes (episodes 3 to 6 in Season 12) being sent to Untucked right away.
  • Jan helped Miz Cracker stone her Season 10 Denim and Diamonds look. Miz Cracker also helped Jan to get bookings at her start.[9]
  • Jan's All Stars 6 promo outfit, as well as her planned outfit for the final lip sync for the crown, were designed and created by Drag Race Thailand Season 1 contestant Bunny Be Fly.[10]
  • Jan wore the exact same outfit in the episode Stephanie's Child was eliminated from America's Got Talent and in the episode she got eliminated on All Stars 6 (the pastel purple leotard with stars and tassles).
  • Jan, along with Jiggly Caliente and Yara Sofia, has competed in two seasons with 13 cast members.
  • Jan is the only Drag Race contestant to have been part of a vote tie twice, in Episodes 5 and 7 of All Stars 6.
  • Jan is the only Drag Race contestant to have been eliminated by the loser of a Lip Sync for your Legacy, Trinity K. Bonet, who got back the power to eliminate after the group vote tied.
  • Jan is the 3rd queen to break a Mainstage light during a lipsync, she was preceded by Robbie Turner and Monét X Change.
  • On All Stars 6, Jan used a mini "Shade" button every time she was filming her confessionals, which was cut out altogether from the final edits.[11]

Gallery

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race Bring Back My Ghouls

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Looks

Videos

Season 12

Others

Filmography

TV

  • (2019) America's Got Talent, on Season 14
  • (2020) RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 12
  • (2020) Untucked, on Season 12

Web Series

Discography

Singles

  • (2020) "You don't know me" by RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Cast
  • (2021) "Jantasy" by Jan
  • (2021) "Gay Hands Up" by Jan (feat. Alaska, Peppermint)

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Profile of Charles Mantione | YouTube
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tweet by janjanjan | Twitter — July 24, 2020
  3. Twitter
  4. Twitter
  5. Instagram | Post by Jan in IG — July 9, 2016
  6. Meet Jan: 'The Girl Next Door' | RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 | YouTube — January 23, 2020
  7. Tweet by janjanjan | Twitter — May 14, 2020
  8. Miz Cracker's Review with a Jew - S12 E02 Feat. Just Jan | YouTube — March 12, 2020
  9. Whatcha Packin’ | AS6 E07 | RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars | YouTube — July 29, 2021
  10. See this YouTube video

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