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Plastique Tiara Edwards,[1] simply referred to as Plastique Tiara, is a Vietnamese-American drag queen, performer and model known for competing in the eleventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Plastique later returned to compete on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.

About[]

Drag name origin[]

Plastique named herself after the My Little Pony character Diamond Tiara. But since a lot of queens already have "Diamond" as part of their name, she switched to "Plastique" as an allusion to plastic, a cheap material used to make luxurious Barbie dolls.[5][3]

Drag family[]

Plastique's "drag mother" is Alyssa Edwards.[6] Thus, she is a member of Alyssa's "Haus of Edwards" alongside Shangela, Laganja Estranja, Gia Gunn, Vivienne Pinay and Cheryl Hole.

Artistry and career[]

Originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,[7] Plastique takes a lot of inspiration from Asian pop stars. Her style is a combination of everything flowy, pretty, and feminine. She mixes Asian culture and beauty into her drag, which gives her a new youthful energy. With over 1 million followers on Instagram, she even had photos reposted by Tyra Banks.[8] Plastique claims to represent the new generation of drag, where "drag is freedom and you can be whatever you wanna be and do whatever you wanna do".[9]

With none other than RuPaul's Drag Race alum Alyssa Edwards as her "drag mother", Plastique was considered to be an early favorite in season 11 after proving she lives up to the Edwards name with her performance skills. She was particularly praised for her polished runway looks, which landed a win in the seventh week. However, her reliance on Asian stereotypes failed to create a convincing character in episode 9 improvisation challenge, and after losing a lip-sync to Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, she became the eighth contestant of season 11 to sashay away.

After the show, she joined the Werq the World Tour and RuPaul's Drag Race Live!

Track Record(s)[]

Statistics USA Season 11 USA All Stars
Season 9
Ranking: 8th Place TBA
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 7) 4 (Eps. 2, 5, 6, 8)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 6) TBA
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 6) TBA
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 3, 9) N/A
Episode Eliminated: Episode 9 TBA

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11[]

  • "Xin chào các bạn, tôi là Plastique Tiara của Việt Nam" (entrance quote)
  • "I like to describe my drag as three Ps: polished, persistent and pussy"
  • "Charimnun" (mispronouncing "charisnium" in episode 2 "Why It Gotta Be Black, Panther?" sketch)
  • "I'm a dancing queen, I'm a look queen, I can perform, I can beat my mug the house down, I can give you a death drop, 1 2 8 count to a split if you want to, so, I'm everything"
  • "ARIANA GRANDE!" (said with a devilishly deep voice in episode 3 "Diva Worship" challenge)
  • "THAT WAS A MICROPHONE PROBLEM!" (said with a devilishly deep voice in "Diva Worship")
  • "Spring rolls?!" (said in episode 5 mini challenge, referencing Alyssa Edwards saying "back rolls?!")
  • "MA!"
  • "Oh, y'all thought I was done?" *lands into a split*
  • "I will check you, hoe!" (as Lovely Mimi in Snatch Game at Sea)
  • "Bianca Del Rio is so mean, she threw a Ts Madison at the man. Can you imagine she go overboard? She go to the bottom and die forever" (as Lovely Mimi in Snatch Game at Sea)
  • "I'm not Japanese!" (to Silky Nutmeg Ganache)
  • "She looks like a teletubby trying to strut for the first time"

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 9[]

  • "Asian excellence has arrived: Plastique Tiara, Vietnaaaaaaaaam!" (entrance quote)
  • "Xin chào mọi người. It's the doll, the fantasy, global it girl: Plastique Tiara"
  • "T-I-A-R-A, this doll did not come to play. Teeny eeny waist with a huge empire, face, heart and hair set the world on fire. Paving the way for a new generation, saving the day through transformation. Never ever say it's not worth the fight, with love beside us we'll make it right!" (verse in Drag Queens Save the World)
  • "Beef" (as Ali Wong in the Snatch Game of Love)
  • "Violets are red, my coochie is sore. You should pick me, before It don't work no more" (as Ali Wong in the Snatch Game of Love)

Farewell Message[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11[]

"I love y'all so much ♥ Thank you for being so kind! Plastique ♥"

Trivia[]

  • Plastique was born and raised in Vietnam but moved to USA at the age of 11.[10]
  • She is a fan of Korean pop music.[11]
  • One of her many videos quickly transforming from out of drag to full drag went viral online,[12] leading to her having to explain what a breastplate is to many people.
  • She holds the title of "Rose Room Rising Star 2016",[13] a Dallas, Texas newcomer pageant.
  • She has collaborated with youtubers such as James Charles[14] and PatrickStarrr.
  • The first queen she watched on Drag Race was Jujubee.[6]
  • Her favorite Drag Race contestant is Alyssa Edwards.[6]
    • Who also happens to be her drag mother.
  • During Werq The World Tour, her lip sync number represented Pluto.[15]
  • Like her "drag sisters" Laganja Estranja and Gia Gunn (on All Stars 4), she placed eighth in a season.
  • She was well known on Instagram before being on the show, having the largest following out of any new contestant in season 11 (not including Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, who was originally from season 10).
  • Much like Aquaria, she was the youngest contestant of her original season at 21, had a large social media following before the cast reveal and is the "drag daughter" of a successful Drag Race alumni.
    • She holds the record for the most Instagram followers among any contestant prior to their first regular season appearance.
    • She is also the first-ever queen to reached 1 million followers while her season was still airing.
    • She was also the first season 11 queen to reach this number of followers.
    • She is the most followed queen from the Drag Race franchise in all platforms combined.
  • She was paired with Kylie Sonique Love for season 11 first mini challenge, which was a photoshoot.
  • For her "Orange Alert" runway look, she wore a fire-themed corset previously worn by Cardi B, Miss Fame, and Valentina.[16]
  • She participated in the first-ever six-way lip sync, lip-syncing against A'keria Chanel Davenport, Honey Davenport, Ra'Jah O'Hara, Scarlet Envy, and Shuga Cain.
  • She was invited to compete in All Stars 6, however she declined due to being on tour at the time and being spam called by production.[17]
  • Plastique is the first queen to lose five lipsyncs in one season.

Gallery[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 Looks[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 9[]

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 9 Looks[]

Videos[]

Music videos[]

Discography[]

As lead artist[]

Title Year Album
"Irresistible" 2019 Non-album single

Filmography[]

TV[]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 RuPaul's Drag Race Self (contestant) Season 11
2024 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Self (contestant) Season 9

Web series[]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Untucked Self Season 11
2020 Werq The World Series Self Season 2

Music videos[]

Year Title Artist(s)
2019 "Irresistible" Self

External Links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 About. lifeinplastique.com. Archived from the original on May 30, 2020. Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  2. Post by plastiquetiara | Instagram — April 11, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Post by rupaulsdragrace | Facebook — January 24, 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 TikTok
  5. Meet Plastique Tiara: 'Dancing Lewk Queen' | RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 (January 29, 2019). RuPaul's Drag Race - via YouTube
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Nolfi, Joey. "RuPaul's Drag Race beauty Plastique Tiara on stealing hearts and (allegedly) tree bark" (April 26, 2019). ew.com. Retrieved May 2, 2024.
  7. Chareunsy, Don. "Plastique Tiara, of ‘RPDR’ Season 11, to appear at Globe Bar & Kitchen for Pride" (June 10, 2021). www.spokesman.com. Retrieved May 2, 2024.
  8. Real, Evan (March 7, 2019). Plastique Tiara on How Social Media Has Shaped a “New Generation” of Drag Queens. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 6, 2024.
  9. Meet Plastique Tiara: 'Dancing Lewk Queen' | RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 (January 24, 2019). RuPaul's Drag Race - via YouTube
  10. Spicer, Alec. 3 Dallas Drag Queens Are Competing on This Season of RuPaul's Drag Race (March 1, 2019). dallasobserver.com. Retrieved May 2, 2024.
  11. Wetmore, Brendan (May 2, 2019). Plastique Tiara Talks New Music Video, K-Pop, and 'Drag Race'. papermag.com. Retrieved May 6, 2024.
  12. Twitter
  13. Jalali, Jessica (October 4, 2021). RuPaul’s Drag Race: The 10 Most Polished Pageant Queens. Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  14. Extreme Drag Transformation ft. Plastique Tiara (March 15, 2019) James Charles - via YouTube
  15. Werq the World 2019 - PLASTIQUE TIARA (Pluto) -Atlanta (November 2, 2019). AphroditeLadie - via YouTube
  16. TREND ALERT (2019). reddit.com.
  17. YouTube
  18. Entertainment Weekly

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