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 by 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 (Ep. 3)
Times Placed High 0
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times Placed Low 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 1, 4)
Episode Eliminated Episodes 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."
  • "My toes are sickening."


  • Naysha is the drag sister of Season 4 contestant Dida Ritz, Season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall and Season 13 contestant Kahmora Hall. Kahmora's drag daughter is Season 11 contestant Soju, making Naysha her drag aunt.
  • 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 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.
  • * 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.
  • Naysha is usually called "Eliminaysha Lopez" by the fans.

Drag Family

House of Hall

Prada Diamond
Lady Tajma Hall †
Tamisha Iman
Pretty Belle
Mercedes Iman Diamond
Jaida Essence Hall
Dida Ritz
Naysha Lopez
Kahmora Hall
Eva Young
Frisbee Jenkins
Becky Essence Hall
Briawna Banana


Season 8 Looks

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