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Miss Peppermint,[1] also known simply as Peppermint, is a drag performer from Manhattan, New York City. She was one of the 14 queens who competed on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Peppermint was the runner-up of the season, placing 2nd overall.

Peppermint later went on to act as a mentor on the first season of Call Me Mother alongside Barbada de Barbades and RuPaul's Drag Race UK alum Crystal.

Drag Name Origin

Back in her college years, her crush's favorite candy was peppermint. To get his attention, she named herself after the sweet. It has remained the same ever since.[citation needed]

She previously performed under the name "Peppermint Gummybear.[5]

RuPaul's Drag Race

Peppermint
Season Competed Season 9
Ranking: 2nd Place
(Runner-Up)
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 8)
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 6, 11)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14

Trivia

  • Peppermint is the first queen to enter the Werk Room on Season 9.
  • Peppermint is openly transgender. Although other previous contestants have come out as trans during or after filming, Peppermint is the first queen to enter as an openly trans woman. She was followed by Meannie Minaj, Kandy Zyanide, Angele Anang from Drag Race Thailand, Vanessa Van Cartier from Drag Race Holland, Kerri Colby, Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté, Bosco, Jasmine Kennedie from Season 14, and Juriji Der Klee from Drag Race España.
  • Peppermint, along with Aja, Alexis Michelle, and Sasha Velour, was interviewed for getoutmag and had to serve a Broadway-themed look, her doing Kinky Boots.[6]
  • When Peppermint got her callback for the show, she thought that the caller was her one of her friends, and immediately said: "What's up bitch, keep telling me!".[citation needed]
  • Peppermint, along with Aja, Alexis Michelle, and Sasha Velour, released a song on April 21 2017 called "C.L.A.T.", a song about New York City.
  • She is the fourth queen ever to make it to the final with just one challenge win (the first two queens being Nina Flowers and Rebecca Glasscock in Season 1, and the third being Naomi Smalls in Season 8).
  • Peppermint is one of the first top 4 to enter the finale all together (along with Shea Coulee, Trinity Taylor, and Sasha Velour).
  • Peppermint is the second queen to place as first Runner-Up with only one challenge win, the first being Nina Flowers.
  • Peppermint appeared in an episode of America's Next Top Model in Cycle 14 as a drag queen version of Tyra Banks.
  • Peppermint landed the role of "Pythia" in the Broadway musical "Head Over Heels".
  • Peppermint starred in Trinity The Tuck's music video for 'I Call Shade' as "Principal Pep".
  • Peppermint is the Drag-Aunt of All Stars 4 winner Monét X Change and Season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen. This also makes Peppermint the Great-Aunt of Miz Cracker.
  • She appeared in Kahanna Montrese's music video for "Scores".
  • Peppermint is currently the only member of the Season 9 top 4 to not have won a season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Sasha Velour won Season 9, Trinity The Tuck won All Stars 4 (alongside Monét X Change), and Shea Couleé won All Stars 5.
  • Peppermint portrays 'Miss Euphoria' on FX's Pose. The show also features Jiggly Caliente as the character of 'Veronica Ferocity'.
  • Peppermint is the only non-Canadian to be a mentor on the first season of Call Me Mother.
  • Peppermint revealed in an interview that during Episode 12 of Season 9, she was originally eliminated and then production decided to film "alternate endings," and that she learned when the episode aired that she would move on to the finale. In the same interview, she revealed that the outfit she wore in her "Stronger" lip sync in the finale was originally made for an unnamed Christina Aguilera song.[7]
  • Peppermint revealed on The Pitstop for All Stars Season 6 Episode 6 that her now infamous quote, "it's fashion," was literally meant to be "it's pageant," but she could not think of the correct word at the moment.
  • On Call Me Mother Peppermint is the mother of the House of Dulcet. Her children are Kiki Coe, Felicia Bonée and Toddy.
    • Toddy later went on to win the competition. Kiki placed as a runner-up, and Felicia quit the competition in 7th place.

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9

  • "Oh my gosh... Heeey!" (Season 9 entrance quote)
  • "...what?" (about Sasha Velour's entrance)
  • "I got it going on."
  • "I. Can. Not. Be-lieve. What. They. Are-asking-us-to-do."
  • "Not since Destiny's Child has there been a Michelle so famous for riding somebody else's coattails!"
  • "I think the biggest challenge for Trinity is going to be keeping everybody in line. Cause she's got some big personalities... Let's just- She's got Eureka on the team."
  • "My black ass is playing Britney Mothafuckin' Spears!"
  • "Now you look like a bitch, playing a bitch, in the last scene."
  • "Here comes all of Aja's tongue, IN! MY! MOUTH!"
  • "We might have to get married after this."
  • "She's gonna have to pry this from my cold, dead, manicured hands."
  • "Michelle says no to everything. 'Michelle, do you like my dress?' 'No.' 'You like my makeup?' 'No.' Girl where were you when they asked if you wanted to write that book? It's a great book... said no one ever." (During the Roast of Michelle Visage)
  • "Happy 90th birthday, Michelle!" (During the Roast of Michelle Visage)
  • "Sugary sweet confection, bad for your teeth, spicy, red-hot chocolatey, I'm minty fresh, but it ain't for free! Legendary queen from NYC, sassy, never shady. Classy, but I can still take it to the street, so you know you better never try to come for me! Season nine, out the gate, finish line, no time to wait. Ten queens down, only three to go, and I'm laying bitches out like dominoes. Sasha reads books, Shea turns looks, Trinity crazy but off the hook! But the number one queen is P-E-P-P-E-R, bitch, you know the rest." (verse in Category Is)

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