Sonique is the stage name of Kylie Love, a drag queen, performer, actress and one of the Season 2 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race (placed 9th).

Name Origin

Sonique's drag name comes from the same-named British artist. She likes it because it sounds powerful (like sonic powers) and it's a one-word name, just as she wanted.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Season Competed Season 2
Ranking: 9th 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

On Season 2, Sonique was declared safe in the first episode. On Episode 2, she was criticized for her attitude, but ultimately declared safe. She was safe on the third episode. However, on Episode 4, "Snatch Game", the contestants had to do a funny celebrity impersonation, Sonique attempted to do a funny Lady Gaga, but ended in the bottom 2 with Morgan McMichaels. They lip-synced to "2 of Hearts" by Stacey Q. While Sonique was doing a gymnastic number, Morgan focused on a praised choreography, which caused Sonique to be eliminated.

During the reunion episode, Sonique revealed that she was transgender.

Entrance Quote

Holi-Slay Spectacular

"Looks like you were naughty this year...'cause you got a bad bitch for Christmas."

Memorable Quotes

  • "It looked like Mortal Kombat." (referring to Sahara Davenport vs. Shangela lip-sync)
  • "Five dollars, try something new."
  • "She showed up looking like Holiday Heart."
  • "My time is valuable too, so hit it!"
  • "Trust!" (as Lady Gaga on "Snatch Game")
  • "Money, honey." (as Lady Gaga on "Snatch Game")

Farewell Message

Season 2

"☮♡ XO-Son!que “Trust”"


  • Sonique went to a military school when she was a kid. Later, she started take gym classes and also learned to sing live.
  • Sonique is a transgender woman. She was the 1st contestant from "Drag Race" who came out as transgender, and was already transitioning prior to the show, but got off hormones before she left for filming. She was followed by Carmen Carrera, Stacy Layne Matthews, Kenya Michaels, Jiggly Caliente, Lashauwn Beyond, Monica Beverly Hillz, Gia Gunn, and Peppermint.
  • Her drag mother is The Goddess Raven.
  • She was part of the "Dreamgirls Revue", a group that features some of the best female-celebrity impersonators.
  • She has done other appearances on other TV shows, including Jay Leno's "Tonight Show", Gene Simmons "Family Jewels", "The Mentalist", "LA Hair", "Joan and Melissa", and "Joan Knows Best".
  • She was an alternate cast member for Season 1.
  • She was the first contestant to be eliminated on the "Snatch Game".
  • As of the "Holi-Slay Spectacular", due to the entire cast winning the special, she is the first transgender winner.
  • Following the Christmas special, Sonique has been strongly advocating for her return to the show on Instagram and Twitter, for a future season of "All Stars". Her cast-mate from the special Mayhem Miller received similar fan treatment and she was later cast on All Stars 5.
  • She was the first contestant to do a "RuVeal" during a lip-sync.


Season 2 Looks

Holi-Slay Spectacular Looks


Lip Syncs



  • "Santa Please Come Home" (2018)
  • "Hey Hater" (2019)

Social Media


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