Naysha Lopez is the stage name of Fabian Rodriguez, a drag performer from Chicago, Illinois. The former Miss Continental is one of 12 contestants to compete on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Naysha is 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.


Season 8

"Hola! The beauty is here.

(Episode 3)

"Bitches I'm back!"

RuPaul's Drag Race

Naysha Lopez
Season Competed: Season 8
Ranking: 9th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 1
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Ep. 1, 4)
Episode Eliminated: Ep. 1, 4

Memorable Quotes

  • "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 is the second eliminated queen to return in her
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    own season and 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.
  • Naysha auditioned for Drag Race since Season 1.
  • 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.

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