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Rock M. Sakura is the stage name of Bryan Steven Bradford, a San Francisco drag performer and one of the Season 12 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race

Name Origin

Her drag name comes from her love of anime and all things campy and kitschy. It is also a reference to Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Rock M. Sakura
Season Competed Season 12
Ranking: 12th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times Placed High 0
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times Placed Low 1 (Ep. 2)
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 4)
Episode Eliminated Episode 4

Memorable Quotes

Season 12

  • "All tuck and no play makes Rock M. a crazy bitch!" (entrance quote)
  • "I'm Rock M. Sakura, and am I truly Japanese? Who knows. Is it cultural appropriation? We'll find out. Stay tuned."
  • "You can sit next to me, I love crazy." (To Aiden Zhane)
  • "If you think about it, driving to the gig and be like 'this song is dumb, I wanna do it like this and dress like a hotdog.'"
  • "When I get there, the first thing they notice is the smell."
  • "The name's Rock M. Sakura, see. Back in San Francisco, I'm famous for a couple of things. Dipping down low, splitting like there's no tomorrow! And so much white liner it masks my inability to establish a deep personal connection. But most of all, my dazzling twenty-three Skadoo-doo! A high kick to a fart that can send a grown man back home to his mama, in a nice little cab!" (verse in "You Don't Know Me")
  • "Are you thirsty? Cause I got some FRUIT PUNCH!"
  • "Bees communicate through dance, all we were communicating through was *screams*."
  • "WHY ARE YOU KILLING THE BEES?!"
  • "You just walk down the runway and scream 'high fashion.'"
  • ''Damn, I really wanted to see you guys fight, I wanted to see you guys throw hands.'' (to Gigi Goode and Heidi N Closet during the reunion)
  • "Don't joke with me, I'm not joking bitch!" (Jokingly to Jaida Essence Hall during the reunion)
  • "I looked it up on Google Translate, and it came out funny." (After Nicky Doll's read in the reunion)
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  • "Never give up on your dreams, and tell yourself that you love yourself." (exit quote)

Extras

  • "Hi! I'm Rock M. Sakura, I'm 28 years old, and I'm from San Francisco, California, and I'm your anime J-pop manga queen!" (during Meet the Queens)
  • "You said my name wrong it's actually Kim Chi." (during BUILD's Interview)
  • "Remember: Every time you fart, that's just me saying 'I love you!'"
  • "Better America, not better smell."
  • "Hi! It's Jujubee!' (in a Buzzfeed video)

Farewell Message

"To all of my special queens, make sure you do what I couldn’t do. Love yourself, respect yourself, and remember to show the world that you care about what you believe in. I‘m devastated I couldn‘t stay longer. But choose forward to looks of for memories with you. Rock M. Sakura ♥ Love you all truly."

Trivia

  • She has made several YouTube videos with Erika Klash such as mukbangs and fashion reviews.[1]
  • She is the second queen to hail from San Francisco since Honey Mahogany and the third Filipino contestant to be cast on the show since Ongina from Season 1 and Vivienne Pinay from Season 5. Both queens from Season 5 had been the first to participate in a double elimination.
    • Additionally, she was sent home on the same episode that the Season 5 queens were, which was episode 4.
  • Rock M. has the same stats as Jasmine Masters from Season 7.
  • Due to the spread of COVID-19 during the time of the airing of Episode 4, Rock's Balls to the Wall runway commentary and performance on the runway had to be edited to avoid being offensive and causing controversy.[2]
  • She revealed on Reddit that she was going to play either Aubrey Plaza, Helen Kane or Marie Kondo for Snatch Game.
  • Rock M. is the first second-eliminated queen to not be in the bottom two in the first elimination on the original American franchise of Drag Race since Sasha Belle in Season 7

Gallery

Season 12 Looks

Videos

Filmography

TV

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

Web Series

Discography

Singles

  • (2020) "You don't know me" by RuPaul's Drag Race Season 12 Cast

Social Media

References

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