Monica Beverly Hillz is the stage name of Monica DeJesus Anaya, a contestant from the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, known for her feminine features and fiery attitude. She placed 12th on the show.
RuPaul's Drag Race
|Season Competed||Season 5|
|Times as Team Captain:||0|
|Times Placed High||0|
|Main Challenges Won:||0|
|Times Placed Low||0|
|Times in Bottom:||2 (Eps. 2, 3)|
|Episode Eliminated||Episode 3|
Monica was eliminated in the third episode, placing twelfth. Monica was declared safe in the first episode, then fell in the bottom 2 and sent home fellow contestant Serena ChaCha in Episode 2. She was ultimately out performed by Coco Montrese in Episode 3 and was eliminated.
She started as Monica Beverly. Monica was the name of an Indian goddess in a Bollywood movie that she loved. Beverly came to the movie Pretty Woman as she always had a fascination with Hollywood and wanted to live in Beverly Hills. When she moved to Kentucky. she decided to add the Hills and changed the 's' to a 'z' because she's Latin and she had to have some spice in it.
- Monica is the first queen to ever announce that they are a transgender woman during the taping of the show, other queens (Sonique, Carmen Carrera, Stacy Layne Matthews, Kenya Michaels, Jiggly Caliente & Gia Gunn) all announced transition after the show wrapped.
- Monica has since been blacklisted by WoWPresents for making negative comments towards RuPaul.
Season 5 Looks
4th: Detox • 5th: Coco Montrese • 6th: Alyssa Edwards • 7th: Ivy Winters (Miss Congeniality) • 8th: Jade Jolie • 9th: Lineysha Sparx • 10th & 11th: Honey Mahogany & Vivienne Pinay • 12th: Monica Beverly Hillz • 13th: Serena ChaCha • 14th: Penny Tration
Jason Carter • Shawn Morales