Stacy Layne Matthews is the stage name of Stacy Jones, a drag performer from Backswamp, North Carolina.

Stacy Layne Matthews competed on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3. After winning one challenge, Stacy was eliminated 6th, placing 8th in the competition overall.

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.


Stacy Layne Matthews
Season Competed Season 3
Ranking: 8th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (ep. 5)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (ep. 5)
Main Challenges Won: 1 (ep. 6)
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (ep. 5, 7)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 7

Stacy Layne Matthews was eliminated on 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. In addition, they also 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

  • Stacy layne matthews
    "I am definitely a country queen. I live on a dirt road surrounded by corn fields. Can't get more country than that."
  • "HENNY!"
  • "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
  • Stacylayne
    "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 from theater 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 of Native American heritage (Lumbee tribe).
  • 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 season.


Season 3 Looks

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