Stacy Layne Matthews is the stage name of Stacy Jones, a drag performer and contestant on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Stacy Layne Matthews was known on the show for her poise, grace, and beauty, as well as her shy, endearing demeanor stemming from her rural background, being from Backswamp, North Carolina.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Stacy Layne Matthews
Season Competed Season 3
Ranking: 8th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 5)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 5)
Times Placed High 2 (Eps. 3, 4)
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 6)
Times Placed Low 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 5, 7)
Episode Eliminated Episode 7

Stacy Layne Matthews was eliminated in the 7th episode of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3.

The main challenge was for the queens to execute outfits that represented different cakes. Each queen was assigned a cake by the mini-challenge winner, Carmen Carrera, and was required to create a high-fashion, couture outfit made to look like it. Also, they had to decorate a real cake that represented themselves as queens. Stacy was assigned a red velvet cake.

Even though Stacy's outfit resembled her cake, it was deemed "not couture and well-executed", according to the judges. She fell into the bottom two alongside Alexis Mateo.

Unfortunately, Alexis gave a more energetic and rhythmic performance and thus, Stacy was told to sashay away.

Drag Name Origin

Stacy Layne Matthews got her drag name from a joke someone made about "Stacy Layne". "Matthews" came from her former middle name which was "Matthew".

Memorable Quotes

  • "I am definitely a country queen. I live on a dirt road surrounded by cornfields. Can't get more country than that."
  • "HENNY!"
  • "I'm wearin' a body suit, for God's sake"
  • "Spritz stick."
  • "That's a lot of fucking money!"
  • "Lady Tata will never marry a martian like you!"
  • "Slow that shit down, I gotta read."
  • "PRECIOUS!" (As Mo'Nique in the Snatch Game)
  • "MMMHMMM!" (As Mo'Nique in the Snatch Game)
  • "Hol' up!" (As Mo'Nique in the Snatch Game)
  • "Bitch I'm not improving, I'm here just like you."
  • "Cheers, I'm so glad you're here."
  • "Who the fuck is Heather? I wanna know."
  • "Mama Ru, I need you!"
  • "I feel like it's couture..."
  • "Never underestimate Stacy Layne Matthews." (about Phoenix)
  • "A chicken leg in my face cuz the BITCH KNOW I'M HUNGRY! BITCH KNOW IT! I'M HUNGRY AS HELL!"


  • Stacy has been doing drag for over 14 years.
  • Stacy was inspired by theatre since she was 10 years old.
  • Stacy was put in drag for the first time by her cousin.
  • Stacy has the lowest placement of any Snatch Game winner, placing 8th overall.
  • Stacy is very outgoing in and out of drag.
  • Stacy is the very first Native American to compete in Drag Race.
  • Stacy is the first plus size Queen to win a Maxi Challenge
  • Stacy is the 2nd contestant from North Carolina to compete in Drag Race.
  • Stacy is a transgender woman. She is the 5th queen out of 8 to come out as trans.
  • Stacy made appearances on several episodes of All-Stars 4, first in Episode 2 as the musical guest and focus for the main challenge "Super Girl Groups, Henny", and a cameo in Episode 4 as the court stenographer for the main challenge "Jersey Justice", and in the audience of Lady Bunny's funeral roast.
  • Following her many All-Stars 4 appearances, she quickly became one of the most demanded queens for the next All Stars season.
    • She later revealed that she was cast for All Stars 4, signed a contract, but was replaced while on her vacation.
    • She has since said that she will never do All Stars due to something that was said to her on the set of All Stars 4, though she has not revealed what was said or who said it. [1]
  • On January 24th, 2021, Stacy announced through an Instagram post that she is thinking of retiring as a drag queen.


Season 3 Looks

All Stars 4 Looks

Lip Syncs


Stacy Layne Matthews vs. India Ferrah • Lip Sync Battle

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