Medulla Oblongata is a drag queen from New Zealand best known for competing on season 1 of the New Zealand version of RuPaul's Drag Race: House of Drag.


Medulla is a full time drag queen and has starred in a short film about her life. Originally from the Maldives, Medulla fled to New Zealand to escape persecution for being gay and lives there as a refugee.

Name Origin

Medulla's drag name comes from the Medulla Oblongata; the name given to the stem that holds the spinal cord and brain together. "I like to say that I am responsible for your gag reflex," she claims.[1]

House of Drag

Medulla Oblongata
Statistics HoD
Ranking: 6th
Times as Team Captain: 0
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 1)
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 4)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 4

Memorable Quotes

  • "I like to say that I am responsible for your gag reflex."


  • She is the first Maldivian contestant to be on House of Drag.
  • She is the first contestant to win a challenge on House of Drag.
    • She is also the first contestant on House of Drag to win a challenge and be eliminated before the finale. She was followed by Vulga Titz, who was eliminated the very next episode.
  • Her drag daughter is Season 2 fan favorite Bionica.

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