Naysha Lopez is the stage name of Fabian Rodriguez, a drag performer from Chicago, Illinois. The former Miss Continental was one of 12 contestants to compete on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Naysha was the first queen to be eliminated during season 8 losing a lip sync to Lady Gaga's Applause against Laila McQueen, but then returned on episode 3 "RuCo's Empire" only to be eliminated on the following episode.
"Hola! The beauty is here."
"Bitches I'm back!"
RuPaul's Drag Race
|Season Competed:||Season 8|
|Times as Team Captain:||1|
|Main Challenges Won:||0|
|Times in Bottom Two:||2 (Ep. 1, 4)|
|Episode Eliminated:||Episodes 1, 4|
- "Hola! The beauty is here!"
- (Have you ever had sex in drag?) "Oh my god! Yeah..."
- (Answering to Kim) "My type? Men."
- "Elizabeth's Shoe - miss shoe - you don't know me! Sit your ass down. You and your shoes, bitch."
- Naysha was the second queen to be eliminated and return in the same season to stay past the episode in which she returned, defying the so-called "returning queen curse." The first was Trixie Mattel, the third being Alyssa Edwards in All Stars 2, and the fourth is Latrice Royale in All Stars 4.
- She is a former winner of Miss Continental in 2013, making her Brooke Lynn Hytes' predecessor. Brooke was also Naysha's first runner-up in 2013.
- Naysha auditioned for Drag Race since Season 1 before being picked for Season 8.
- Her favorite animals are horses.
- She is a licensed cosmetologist, and she taught herself how to do her own makeup.
- Naysha used to work at MAC cosmetics.
- Naysha has danced for Jennifer Hudson.
- Naysha's grandmother lived to be 99 years of age.
- Naysha is the only queen to fall on the main stage and not be eliminated in the same episode (aside from Robbie Turner, though she was performing a lip-sync in roller skates). Other queens who have fallen include Akashia, Cynthia Lee Fontaine (though hers was planned) and Ariel Versace.
GallerySeason 8 Looks
4th: Chi Chi DeVayne • 5th: Derrick Barry • 6th: Thorgy Thor • 7th: Robbie Turner • 8th: Acid Betty • 9th: Naysha Lopez • 10th: Cynthia Lee Fontaine (Miss Congeniality) • 11th & 12th: Dax ExclamationPoint & Laila McQueen
Jason Carter • Miles Davis Moody • Bryce Eilenberg