Phoenix is the stage name of Brian Trapp. A professional drag queen and performer from Atlanta, Georgia.
Phoenix competed on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3, where she was eliminated 2nd, placing 12th in the competition overall.
Drag Name Origin
Phoenix is a mythological bird that rises from the ashes and recreates itself. She thinks the name is perfect for the type of drag she does as she is always recreating her look and pushing herself to the next level. She also sees herself in drag to be very different from her boy self. She also has a fiery personality. Her drag mother is Nicole Paige Brooks and her drag grandmother is Shawnna Brooks.
Phoenix was eliminated on the 2nd episode of Season 3.
The main challenge was to split into teams to shoot a commercial/trailer for a fictional, sci-fi motion picture called "Drag Queens from Outer Space", and "Drag Queens from Outer Space 2: Return to Uranus."
Phoenix was paired with Mariah Balenciaga in the mini-challenge, which allowed Phoenix and Mariah to be team captains.
Phoenix's team was chosen to act in the 1st film "Drag Queens from Outer Space."
In the end, Phoenix's team was up for elimination and Mariah's
team won the challenge.
Phoenix was critiqued on being too difficult to work with on the set of the filming, Phoenix apparently kept looking away from the camera as she was acting. She also was critiqued for being too shy and out of her element.
So Phoenix was up to lip-sync for her life against Delta Work to perform Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". Delta's performance took the judges and the queens' attention. India Ferrah personally said that Phoenix looked like she was copying Lady Gaga's moves during the lip-sync, which she finds boring entertainment.
Delta outshined Phoenix, and Phoenix was sent home.
- "I can play well with others, my mom raised me well. But, I definitely do have a bitchy side!"
- "India is very like, painted. She's like old-school-drag. But it's cool to see that style of drag still amongst us."
- "I just broke my Dior sunglasses so I better win this shit"
- "Evidently I'm copying her 'amazing idea'."
- Phoenix started drag 10 years prior to being on the show.
Season 3 Looks
4th: Yara Sofia (Miss Congeniality) • 5th: Carmen Carrera • 6th: Shangela • 7th: Delta Work • 8th: Stacy Layne Matthews • 9th: Mariah • 10th: India Ferrah • 11th Mimi Imfurst • 12th: Phoenix • 13th: Venus D-Lite
Jason Carter • Shawn Morales