Nicky Doll is the stage name of Karl Sanchez, a drag artist and one of the Season 12 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Name Origin

"Nicky" is a short for Nicole and "Doll" is because she has different personalities as the week evolves so she wanted a little bit of versatility to her name.

In the Season 12 trailer, Nicky also reveals that her drag name was inspired by Nicki Minaj.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Nicky Doll
Season Competed Season 12
Ranking: 11th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times Placed High 1 (Ep. 4)
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times Placed Low 1 (Ep. 1)
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 3, 5)
Episode Eliminated Episode 5

Memorable Quotes

Season 12

  • "Well, that was a long flight." (entrance quote)
  • "Allez on y va!" (French for "let's go!")
  • "On est dans la merde." (French for "we are in deep shit.")
  • "Michelle Visage's nightmare has arrived." (towards Crystal Methyd's entrance look)
  • "Hummus! Oh my god." (because of a pronunciation correction)
  • "♪ N-I-C-K-Y's in town, the new look queen that brings the house down. Watch me prance my way to the crown. Are you ready? A-are you ready? Style and fashion is what I bring to you. And I guarantee you ain't no mauvais goût. From Paris to New York et me voilà. Fasten your seatbelt, enjoy the ride! (Ah!) ♪" (verse in "I'm That Bitch")
  • "Same, same, same, camp, camp, same. Next!"
  • "We love you, broccoli." (referring to Dahlia Sin upon erasing her farewell message)
  • "I feel like Ellen DeGeneres." (because she was wearing a short blonde wig)
  • "Next week I’m gonna walk the runway as Quasimodo."
  • "Work, Dr. Bitch!" (In the Gay’s Anatomy challenge)
  • "Salut, mes amis!" ("Goodbye, friends!"; exit quote)


  • "We call her Allison, now." (referring to Sherry Pie)
  • "A double fist from Nicky Doll is just a main fist from Sherry." (gestures to Shea after mistaken her with Sherry)
  • "Allison, I'm so sorry".[1]

Farewell Message

"I may not have gotten a crown. But I have gotten a sisterhood. I♥U. Your French sister! (I'm still the prettier) 💋"


  • Nicky is the first French queen to compete on "RuPaul's Drag Race".
  • She resided in Morocco for seven years.
  • Nicky started doing drag in 2009.
  • She moved to New York City in 2015, at 25 years of age.
  • Her favorite past winner is Season 6 Winner, Bianca Del Rio.
  • Nicky is the second queen to win the first "Lip Sync For Your Life" and not be eliminated second on a season since Kandy Ho. She was preceded by Vinegar Strokes on UK Season 1.
  • After the lipsync "Problem" on Episode 3, Ariana Grande started following her on Instagram.
  • She has the same stats as Mercedes Iman Diamond from Season 11.
  • If Nicky would have made it to the Snatch Game she would have done Marie Antoinette.[2]
  • RuPaul asked her to do Pete Davidson’s makeup for Saturday Night Live.
  • Nicky considered herself to have "Immigrant Inferiority Complex" during her season, that led her to many insecurities in the competition.[3]
  • Nicky was the first eliminated from the first premiere of Season 12, whereas the two people eliminated prior were from group 2.
  • As a child when her mother wasn't letting her have her way Nicky's chosen method of protest was to slam her forehead into the coffee table.[4]


Season 12 Looks




  • (2020) RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 12

Web Series



  • (2020) "I'm That Bitch" by RuPaul ft. RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Cast

Social Media



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