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Monét X Change is an American drag queen, performer and singer who competed on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she came in 6th place and was voted Miss Congeniality.

Monét eventually returned the following season to compete on All Stars 4 and won alongside Trinity The Tuck in the series' first-ever double-win. This made her the first-ever Miss Congeniality to win a season of All-Stars.

Currently, she is involved with two podcasts, being Sibling Rivalry with her drag sister Bob The Drag Queen, and Ebony and Irony with Lady Bunny.

She later returned to All Stars 7, the first All Winners season of Drag Race. She placed 2nd.

Drag Name Origin[]

In her Season 10 Meet the Queens interview, Monét explains that the idea for her drag name came to her when she spotted a currency exchange booth across the street while eating chicken wings. Her first name is a substitution of the word "money" with the name "Monét" (stylised with an accent over the E), while her last name "X Change" is played on the word "exchange."

Her first drag name was revealed by Bob The Drag Queen to be Ferocia Coutura on the Sibling Rivalry podcast.

Monét is a member of the House of Davenport. She is the drag daughter of Honey Davenport. Although she has performed as "Monét X Change Davenport" in the past, her current drag name no longer contains the Davenport name.

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics USA Season 10 USA All Stars
Season 4
USA All Stars
Season 7
Ranking: 6th Place
(Miss Congeniality)
1st Place
(Winner)
2nd Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 0 3 (Eps. 2, 5, 8) 3 (Eps. 1, 9, 11)
Mini Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 1, 3) 0 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3) 0 0
Times in Bottom: 3 (Eps. 4, 5, 10) 2 (Eps. 4, 9) N/A
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10 N/A Episode 12

Season 10[]

Monét is one of the 14 queens to compete on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She won the first mini-challenge of the season and made a dress out of sponges for the "Drag on a dime" challenge. She was declared safe, despite criticism from her fellow queens.

In Episode 4, she was in the bottom two along with Dusty Ray Bottoms. She won the lip-sync and sent Dusty home.

She was also in the bottom two with Mayhem Miller in Episode 5 and won that lip-sync as well.

After being in the bottom two twice, Monét performed very well and got great critiques for four weeks straight until Episode 10, where she got eliminated.

She finished in sixth place and was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow queens. This was the first time in Drag Race herstory that the Miss Congeniality title was decided on by the queens themselves.

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10[]

  • "Oh, don't mind me. I'm just here to sweep up the competition girl." (entrance quote)
  • "I'm Monét X Change and you better get your currency in check, bitch."
  • "Monet X Change done fucked up drag, girl."
  • "Girl, how you up here doing a money gown, and you look like a money clown?"
  • "The Irish jig girl, you gotta jig it."
  • "You could be white Beyoncé, Weyoncé!" (to Blair St. Clair)
  • "And that's shade!" (to Miz Cracker during the Reading is Fundamental challenge in Season 10 Episode 7 Snatch Game.)
  • "RuPaul, do you know why the cage bird sings?... Because Mariah Carey lost the key." (as Maya Angelou in the Snatch Game)
  • If these hoes try to come for me, I surely will cut thee. I will not hesitate to put thou in a ditch, because Maya Angelou ain't no punk bitch." (as Maya Angelou in the Snatch Game)
  • "Like dust, still I rise." (as Maya Angelou in the Snatch Game)
  • "Oh Lord, she comin' back up again!, I'm..."
  • "Cha-ching, motherfucker, cha-ching." (exit quote)
  • "Soak it up, bitches!" (after being crowned Miss Congeniality)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 4[]

  • "Guess who's black in the house, bitch! Yass!" (entrance quote)
  • "Season 9 was just fine."
  • "It's you, Valentina!"
  • "Ohh. Rupaul, but im Miss Congeniality. I could never! (In a deep voice)HERE WE GO BITCH!" (when it was her turn to read)
  • "You are a nasty slut and a whore!" (in the Jersey Justice challenge)
  • “Have you ever seen Lady Bunny out of drag? Anybody? Category is: Ben Franklin fucked the Michelin Man.” (during the Roast In Peace challenge)
  • "She was often called the Beyoncé of drag; not because she was rich or beautiful or famous, but because she looked like she was carrying twins. Look at that big bloated bitch in that box!" (during the Roast In Peace challenge)
  • "When we were on tour Lady Bunny expressed that she wanted a little Mexican. Poor Valentina didn't stand a chance!" (during the Roast In Peace challenge)
  • "Gag, bitch."
  • "Jesus." (when asked by Monique regarding painting in a certain direction)
  • "I chose Manila's ass too!"
  • "Bitch, I'm a petty bitch from Brooklyn, I hold onto grudges."
  • "♪ What’s the tea? You comin’ over tonight. So we can cuddle, chill, start a pillow fight. If you cancel again, I’ll call The Vixen. And she‘ll read that ass from 1 to 10. You’re tired, you’re fired, you’re expired. If you text me, you’re blocked, sire. For a fool-proof recipe to rise above, it’s real simple: self love. ♪" (verse in Errybody Say Love)
  • "♪ She's here to set the bar. To shine her all star. Ain't takin' names 'cause she's a bad bitch, yeah. When they don't know what's up. Prepare to soak it up. It's clear she's here and she's a savage, mhm." ♪ (verse in Super Queen)
  • "This is further proof that long live the sponge, Michelle!" (winning speech)

RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 1[]

  • "Looks like the exchange rate just went up." (entrance quote)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7[]

  • "You know what they say: Monét changes everything! Yass!" (entrance quote)
  • "May I help you?"
  • "♪ Realize the triple crown is why I'm here, it's what I'm after. Bow down, kiss the ring, call me master. Queen of serving face, slay. Seven other bitches, no C in the UNTY. Only crowned queen serving cunt-geniality. Won All Stars 4 and I’ll do it again. Give Trin the bop bop bop, for me and my fans, hey! ♪" (verse in Legends)
  • "Fuck 'em right in the asth!" (as Mike Tyson in the Snatch Game)
  • "♪ I hate you baby boy, you're tearing up my heart. Too busy T9 text, destiny fell apart. Like Kathy Lee dumped Regis, love went down the drain, you are the weakest link, dust it off, try again, yeah. ♪" (verse in Titanic)
  • "Please Ru, may I have some more?"
  • "I'm perturbed, and disturbed. All the urbs."

Farewell Message[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10[]

"Long Live the Sponge!!! MXC"

Trivia[]

  • Monét is the drag daughter of Season 11 contestant Honey Davenport.
  • Kevin studied opera at Westminster Choir College.
  • Their favorite cake is red velvet cake.
  • Monét's favorite cartoon is Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • Kevin's birthday is a common misconception; March 23 is actually the day she started doing drag, while their real birthday is February 19, 1990.[5]
  • Monét shares the same first legal name as fellow contestant Monique Heart.
  • Her drag mother is Honey Davenport, from Season 11; early in her career, she performed as Monét X Change Davenport.
  • Her drag aunt and best friend is Peppermint.
  • She is the drag sister of Bob The Drag Queen, which means fellow contestant Miz Cracker is her drag niece.
  • The sponge dress she wore in the first episode of Season 10 has become a meme in the Drag Race community. It has even been recreated by her fellow contestant Yuhua Hamasaki.
  • Monét often got critiqued by Ru and Michelle for wearing small "pussycat" wigs. However, the episodes she wore a bigger wig to please the judges, was in the bottom 2. The only time when Monet used a big wig and was not placed in the bottom was in Episode 7.
    • This is similar to Milk and Max on their seasons, who got critiqued for certain aspects of their style and got eliminated the episode they started listening to the judges' critiques.
  • She made a music video for her song "Soak it Up" featuring Bob The Drag Queen and Mo Heart. It was on the trending page of YouTube.
  • She lip synced alongside Victoria Parker during the Season 10 finale.
  • During the time Season 10 aired, Monét...
    • ...held a bi-weekly YouTube series called "Readdit", where she answers fan questions from Reddit.
    • ...appeared on a segment of What Would You Do? with Jackie Cox.[6]
  • She is one of four queens from All Stars 4 to win at least three challenges, along with Manila Luzon, Monique Heart, and Trinity The Tuck.
  • Monét with Dax, The Vixen, and Shea Couleé, inspired the Marvel Comics drag queen superhero Shade.
  • Monét appeared in a Pepsi commercial with Cardi B for the Super Bowl.
  • Monét revealed that Whitney Houston was her third choice for All Stars 4's Snatch Game, the first being NeNe Leakes.[7]
  • Monét X Change, Chad Michaels, Bianca Del Rio and Jaida Essence Hall are the only winners to win the Makeover Challenge.
  • After All Stars 4's finale episode aired, WOW Presents posted a picture on their Instagram of Monét being the sole winner of All Stars 4. It was taken down seconds later.
  • Monét peed herself during the last ball on earth challenge.
  • Monét is the 34th queen to hit 1 million followers on Instagram.
  • Monét X Change is the first...
  • Monét X Change is the second...
    • ...queen to break a light bulb onstage during a lip-sync after Robbie Turner.
    • ...youngest queen to win Miss Congeniality, after Valentina.
    • ...Miss Congeniality of African descent after Latrice Royale.
    • ...contestant along Mo Heart to be invited to All Stars while her season was still airing, after Aja.
    • ...All Stars winner to not make it to the finale of her original season after Trixie Mattel.
    • ...winner (from the American series) to place in the bottom more than once on her winning season after Trixie Mattel.
    • ...international queen to win an RuPaul's Drag Race season after Bebe Zahara Benet, but the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
    • ...Miss Congeniality to win both a Maxi Challenge and a Lip Sync for your Legacy in an All Stars season after BenDeLaCreme.
    • ...Miss Congeniality to win the makeover challenge and also make it to the finale in an All Stars season after Katya.
    • ...to have been both a winner and eliminated on the makeover challenge in different seasons after Manila Luzon.
    • ...to win and be in the same drag family as a previous winner; Bob The Drag Queen, after Aquaria with Sharon Needles.
    • ...winner to have her drag mother compete in the following season after her win, after Dax ExclamationPoint with Violet Chachki.
    • ...winner to have placed below "safe" on the first episode, after Chad Michaels.
    • ...contestant to have lip-synced 8 times, after Trinity The Tuck (who has lip-synced a total of 9 times).
  • Monét X Change is the third queen to...
    • ...win Miss Congeniality without winning a Maxi Challenge in her season, after Pandora Boxx and Cynthia Lee Fontaine.
    • ...win three Maxi Challenges in an All Stars season without winning any challenge in their first season, after Shannel and Shangela. She would be followed by Mo Heart.
  • Monét is the only lip sync assassin to have more than 1 appearance on All Stars 5. She first appeared as a lip sync assassin in episode 3, and then later returned for the finale to give a message (Alongside Trinity The Tuck) to the top 3.
  • Monét is one of four contestants to have won and lost a lip sync to the same artist. She lost a lip sync to "Good as Hell" by Lizzo in Season 10, but won a lip sync to "Juice" by Lizzo in All Stars 5.
    • The other three are Shangela, who won and lost a lip sync to RuPaul, Trinity the Tuck, who won and lost a lip sync to Britney Spears, and Valentina, who won and lost a lip sync to Ariana Grande. Trinity is the only one to do this on a single season.
  • Monét is the first ever queen on Drag Race to win a spoken word lip sync.
  • Monét also Lipsynced to the same monologue that she Lipsynced to in All Stars 7 in her Season 6 audition video
  • After Episode 11, Monét is the first queen on All Stars 7 to receive 5 stars.
  • Monét reused her Unaired Final Four Eleganza Extravaganza Look from Season 10 as a lip sync outfit on All Stars 4 in Episode 2.
    • Monét also reused her Cast RuVeal Look and Promo Look from Season 10 as lip sync outfits on All Stars 7 Episodes 9 and 11 respectively.
  • Monét had a major role in all three American Drag Race seasons released in 2022: she hosted The Pit Stop for Season 14, competed on All Stars 7 and acted as a Queen Supreme on Secret Celebrity Season 2.
  • Monét guest stars on All Stars 9 Episode 3: "Snatch Game of Love".

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RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 1[]

RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 1 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 5[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 5 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7 Looks[]

RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 2[]

RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Season 2 Looks[]

Videos[]

Lip-Syncs[]

External Links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade | NPR — February 1, 2019
  2. RuPaul's Drag Race Moments of Black Excellence | VH1 | YouTube — February 19, 2021
  3. https://youtu.be/s1z6CtLpJ7M?t=2673
  4. 4.0 4.1 [1] Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Pronouns" defined multiple times with different content
  5. https://youtu.be/1EAoUQ3mva8?t=1396
  6. YouTube
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  8. See Drag Race winners reunite in EW's stunning All Stars 7 portraits | Entertainment Weekly — April 26, 2022

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