Madame LaQueer is the stage name of Carlos Melendez, a drag performer from Carolina, Puerto Rico, best known for being a contestant on Season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Madame LaQueer
Season Competed Season 4
Ranking: 10th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 4)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 4)
Times Placed High 0
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 2)
Times Placed Low 1 (Ep. 3)
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 4)
Episode Eliminated Episode 4

Madame was eliminated in Episode 4, Queens Behind Bars. She was in the bottom two alongside Milan, and was out lip-synced.

Drag Name Origin

Madame was a character from a Telemundo soap opera in the 80s performed by a Puerto Rican actress who was friends with her family. The character was the villain and the head of a whore house. She always wanted to be a mistress of mischief. Queer is from her favorite TV show, Queer as Folk, and it also has a double meaning. Queer is another word for gay and it also means weird. She wanted a name that did not project a faithful female image but rather a man that dresses up like one. La was added later to make it sound more beautiful in French.

Memorable Quotes

  • "Are we talking about beavers or...EEEWWWWWW!"
  • "Boink Boink!" (in the wrestling challenge as Madame LaCrush)
  • "Oh my gosh, I feel so great! I certainly actually proved them wrong about picking me last!"
  • "I didn't care that Phi Phi didn't pick me, I didn't care about that....I did care about YOU not picking me!"
  • "Finally! I'm not gonna get picked last!!!!"
  • "I just wanna pee on the floor and start doing flip flops!"
  • "My ankle went *click*!"


Season 4 Looks


  • Madame LaQueer is the drag mother of Season 5 contestant Lineysha Sparx.[1]
    • LaQueer also has at least 15 other drag daughters.
  • She has been doing drag since 2000.
  • She is tied with Mayhem Miller and Scarlet Envy as the lowest placing queen to win a challenge. (10th place)
    • She also has the shortest run of any queen to win a challenge. (4 episodes)
    • Coincidentally, She and Scarlet Envy both had a win in the second episode of their season, and it was a conjoined win.

Follow LaQueer


  1. 10 Things You Never Knew About Madame LaQueer on Queerty


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