Max Malanaphy, known simply as Max during her time on RuPaul's Drag Race, is a drag performer from OZ. Best known for being a contestant on Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race, coming in at 8th originally but then moved to 9th due to Trixie Mattel re-entering the competition. Max was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was 22 years old during Season 7.

Statistics Season 7
Placement 9th
Mini Challenges Won 1 (ep. 3)
Times as Team Capitain: 1 (ep. 3)
Main Challenges Won 2 (ep. 3, 5)
Times in Bottom 1 (ep. 7)
Episode Eliminated Episode 7


Season 7

"Well! It's about time."

Drag Name Origin

Max came from her real name Max Malanaphy instead of a drag name because nothing felt right and he felt that he need the authenticity. She goes by only the first name because she felt that Malanaphy is a silly drag name.

Memorable Quotes

  • "Positive energies... Positive energies...!"
  • "It's a Drag competition; if you're not optimistic and having fun then you're not doing it right!"
  • "Here's some Shakespeare shit."
  • "I'm Max; a starlet on the rise."
  • "I feel very uncomfortable right now"
  • "That energy can't be in this situation"
  • (singing) "C'mon everybody and get the fuck out of my way! Boom, boom, boom,boom"
  • (singing) "This chair has my name on it, this chair has my name on it. I am gonna come and sit."
  • (singing with Violet) "Boop boop" "And I'm 'bout to punch somebody in the face" "And they re-arranged the furniture and I don't know where to go" "Let me get my drink"
  • "They're all very sexual."
  • "$5,000.00? Girl, if you had not told me that I would have guessed you got that off like the clearance rack at Cache." (referring to Ginger Minj's runway gown in Untucked in Episode 5.)
  • "You're so much more than a joke about your personality."


  • Max reacting to the other girls
    Max is the youngest queen that competed in season 7, being 22 years-old at the time of competing. She is only 11 days younger than season 7 winner, Violet Chachki.
  • Max is the lowest placing contestant to win multiple challenges.
  • Max freaking out over Pearl leaving the Werk Room
    Max and Trixie Mattel were in the University of Milwaukee theater department, and were in the show No, No, Nanette together.
  • Max likes to snowboard.
  • Max
    Max has kept several different kinds of pets, including snakes, rabbits and lizards.
  • Max has a lizard named Smaegs.
  • Max is a fan of Miranda Sings and was originally going to portray her in the Snatch Game.
  • Max used to be able to speak some Spanish, but has mostly forgotten it.
  • Max opened his Twitter in March 2009 with the first tweet being "won the talent show. and is very content :)".
  • There is a running joke of Max having a fake British accent, but it’s actually more of an elocution, like the Old Hollywood movie stars were trained to use.


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