Pearl Liaison, simply known as Pearl, is the stage name of Matthew Lent, a drag queen, DJ, illustrator, makeup artist, performer, and Season 7 runner-up of "RuPaul's Drag Race".

Name Origin

Pearl used "Vladonna" and "Sigourney Beaver", before her ex-boyfriend gave her her current name.

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RuPaul's Drag Race

Season Competed Season 7
Ranking: 2nd/3rd
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Main Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 5, 8)
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (Eps. 4, 9)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14

On Season 7, besides praised about her style, Pearl was heavily criticized by RuPaul and the judges for not being enthusiastic enough during the first episodes of the show and was even said to be "sleeping" through the competition. After a lip-sync against her friend Trixie Mattel, she began to take the competition more seriously and secured herself a placement in the top three, alongside Ginger Minj and Violet Chachki.

Memorable Quotes

  • "Sup." (Season 7 entrance quote)
  • "Bitch I'm from New York, and you can wear fur in spring... 'K?"
  • "Worst day of my life. Someone bring me a puppy. I want to die."
  • "Gay people judging me... BIG surprise."
  • "Is there something on my face?" (to RuPaul)
  • "You kinda just told me I had no personality, that doesn't really make me feel good or give me confidence." (to RuPaul)
  • "I've never even heard of Macbeth. Call me young, call me illiterate, whatever."
  • "Very flazéda."
  • "These girls need more material, I woke up a long time ago, goddammit."
  • "Katya, are you confused? The saying is 'YOUNG, dumb and full of cum'."
  • "She looks like a duck that's about to lay an egg." (referring to Katya on Episode 9's "Untucked")
  • "I.. I hate it here!" *makes whoosh noise*
  • "Kennedy Davenport's an amazing performer, but her biggest weakness is her short-term memory. Loss."
  • "Come through Ruffles." (referring to RuPaul)
  • "Nothing you say matters unless that camera is rolling." (saying what RuPaul told her)
  • "I had a rough childhood, ok? I wasn't watching fucking Batman and Robin." (as Big Ang in Snatch Game)


Season 7 Looks


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  • Pearl is the first "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant to make it to the season finale without a solo win, sharing her wins with Max and Trixie Mattel. She was followed by Season 9 winner Sasha Velour, who shared her 2 wins with Shea Couleé, and Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, who shared her win with Scarlet Envy;
  • She and Kim Chi first started doing drag together on Halloween. It first was a hobby, but then turn out as her a job on Chicago, Illinois, and later, New York City, New York;
  • She has a drag daughter called Patti Spliff; and Season 11 contestant Scarlet Envy
  • Her unisex perfume, "Flazéda", came out on June 2, 2015. This makes her the first "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant to release a fragrance, not counting any of the fragrances presented on Season 5's fragrance challenge. She also co-created the doll "Vladonna" with doll artist Gina Garan and toy brand Kidrobot;
  • She and Ginger Minj share the same birthday;
  • After her interview on "Hey Qween", a producer called her to confirm that she'll never appear on an "All Stars" season;
  • She originally intended to do a "death by tanning" look for the "Death Becomes Her runway", but had to use this look for the spoof challenge. She ended up creating her "death by plastic surgery" look in the two days leading up to that runway;
  • After the show,  she stated she wasn't giving her "100%" because of the rude way RuPaul treated her before the show, as well as her struggles with a past full of drug and sex abuse;
  • On May 25th, 2019, her Instagram account was hacked along with her YouTube channel, email accounts, and Delta account. Her hacked Instagram account has seen tens of thousands of spam posts, which has led to her account having less than 1 million followers. However, on July 5th, 2019, she regained her 1 million followers on instagram.



  • "Pleasure" (2015) (Tracklist: 1. Love Slave ft. Jaylee Maruk; 2. Die with Me; 3. Flow So Cold; 4. Hustler ft. Gallo; 5. Botoxicated; 6. Pervert; 7. Bang Bang (All Night); 8. Take Off; 9. God is Crazy; 10. Fake Plastic Love ft. Rose Wilder; 11. That's Fucked Up; 12. Mission to Mars; 13. Kick Back; 14. The Club Goes Pop ft. Xander Rushie; 15. Dynamite)


  • "Hey Booty" (2015) by RuPaul ft. Pearl & Miles Davis Moody

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