Trinity The Tuck, formerly known as Trinity Taylor, is the stage name of Ryan Taylor, a drag queen, performer and one of the Season 9 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race, as well as one of the All Stars 4 winners along with Monét X Change.

She is also the host of drag series "Love For The Arts".

Name Origin

"Trinity" comes from the same named character from the movie "Matrix". "The Tuck" is a reference to Trinity's tuck, which is known for its perfection. "Taylor" comes from her real surname and the fact that she's part of the "House of Taylor", founded by Bob Taylor.

Track Record(s)

Trinity The Tuck
Season Competed: Season 9 All Stars 4
Ranking: 3rd/4th Place 1st Place
(Winner)
Mini Challenges Won 0 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 4) 1 (Ep. 2)
Main Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 3, 7, 10) 4 (Eps. 1, 3, 7, 9)
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 4) 1 (Ep. 5)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14 N/A

Season 9

On Season 9's Episode 1, "Oh. My. Gaga!", for the main challenge, the contestants had to compete in a pageant, serving up a hometown and a Lady Gaga-inspired look. For her hometown look, Trinity used a huge circular pop up with a theme park on it, representing Orlando, Florida in the front, as well as a Sun in the back. For her Gaga look, she chose Lady Gaga's "Countess Elizabeth" look from "American Horror Story: Hotel". Besides the fact she did well, Trinity ended being safe, what also happened on episodes 5, 6 and 12.

Overall, Trinity placed low twice, but only lip-synced once on Episode 4, "Morning Bitches!", where she was chosen as team captain as she had won the last challenge. However, as her team was disorganized, she was put into the Bottom 2 and had to lip-sync for her life against Charlie Hides. She was told to shantay after a high-energy performance against Charlie's lack of movement.

Trinity had her first win on Episode 3, "Draggily Ever After", where the contestants had to create a fairytale princess and a sassy sidekick. At the runway, her aquatic princess and comedic starfish sidekick were praised by the judges, which made her won the challenge. After that, she won 2 more main challenges on Episode 7, "9021-HO", and Episode 10, "Makeovers: Crew Better Work".

On Season 9's finale, the Top 4 contestant had to compete against each other to be crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar". Trinity chose to lip-sync against Peppermint. They lip-synced to "Stronger" by Britney Spears, but Peppermint stole all the attention with a outfit and wig reveal, meaning she beat Trinity in the lip-sync sending her home.

All Stars 4

On the 1st episode of "All Stars 4", the main challenge was a tallent/variety show. Trinity did a praised comedic tucking tutorial and put her into the Top 2 with Monique Heart. They lip-synced to "Emotions" by Mariah Carey, Trinity won and chose to eliminate Jasmine Masters.

After winning the 1st episode of the season, Trinity was safe on Episodes 2, what, later, also happened on episodes 4, 6, and 8.

On Episode 3, "Snatch Game of Love", the contestants had to do a funny celebrity impersonation on a date show. Trinity did Caitlyn Jenner and placed in the Top 2 with Manila Luzon, but lost the lip-sync. Later, this happened again on Episode 7, "Queen of Clubs," but with Latrice Royale.

Overall, on "All Stars 4", The Tuck only placed once in the bottom. On Episode 5, the main challenge was to roast Lady Bunny. Trinity wasn't funny and ended in the Bottom 4 with Naomi Smalls, Monique Heart and Valentina. However, the rules were suspended and no one was sent home.

Trinity's last win was on Episode 9, "Sex and The Kitty", where the contestants had to act on a parody of "Sex in The City". Trinity placed in the Top 2 with Monique, they lip-synced to "When I Think of You" by Janet Jackson, once again Trinity won and eliminated Latrice Royale. With this track record, she guaranteed her spot in the final Top 2 alongside Monét X Change, they lip-synced to "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera and both were declared winners.

Entrance Quotes

Season 9

"The body is here, bitches!"

All Stars 4

"Yes! The body is back!"

Secret Celebrity Drag Race

"Did someone order an all-star winner?"

Memorable Quotes

  • "I call shade!"
  • "No, you're done, because I'm gonna tell you why you're done." (to Eureka)
  • "I have 50 units of botox in my face. I don't know what y'all want from me."
  • "I went from a pancake to a Kardashian."
  • "Aja's makeup is just really rough around the edges, but she comes off as confident. Does she know what she looks like? 'Cause if not, I need to tell her."
  • "You crazy, bitch. That's some crazy shit." (referring to Valentina and her Virgen of Guadalupe candle)
  • "Nobody wants to be the bridesmaids, everyone wants to be the bride." (after losing Episode 2's challenge to Valentina)
  • "Girl, where are the jokes? Where are the jokes!?" (referring to Cynthia's Sofia Vergara impersonation on "Snatch Game")
  • "I love her, but bye bitch!" (referring to Cynthia after her elimination)
  • "Edges? Like when you mow grass?"
  • "PENIS!"
  • "It kinda looks like gay birds shit on her arm." (referring to Shea Couleé's "Rainbow She Betta Do" look)
  • "YES! Get her Jade!" (referring to Aja's rant towards Valentina)
  • "This is All Stars hunny... fuck your feelings."
  • "She's not the same person. She's worse!" (referring to Gia Gunn)
  • "Malibu, baby!" (as Caitlyn Jenner on "Snatch Game of Love")
  • "HA!" (as Caitlyn Jenner on "Snatch Game of Love")
  • "Bunch of democrats!" (as Caitlyn Jenner on "Snatch Game of Love")
  • "You better believe, I always get my man."
  • "Money can't buy everything, but sure can buy A LOT of plastic surgery!" (winner acceptance speech)
  • “Clap back, time to say ”no more”! Hear the people’s voice, that you can’t ignore! We‘re here to fight for our equal rights! Girl, no fake news, gotta tell the truth. No time for hate, so let’s go, uh! They say “shut up”, tell them no, uh! Where’s the love? Standing up, it’s time to fight! Get psyched, get hype, spread the love, ’cause it’s right!“ (verse in Don‘t Funk It Up)
  • ”Trintastic, plastic, injectable realness! The body is here! I’m the mother-tucker, what can I say? There can only be one, and I’m feeling the fantasy! My name is Trinity and can’t you see, I got a lot of plastic parts up in me. Crowns, and gowns, and tiny thongs too. Other bitches wishing, but you ain’t me, boo! The talent I got, you just can’t replace. Even with injectables in your face! The time has come to win a hundred G’s, you think you gonna beat me, girl please! (verse in Category Is)

Trivia

  • Trinity dropped out of high school in order to care for her dying grandmother, who had raised her after her mother passed away when she was a child.
  • Trinity has had plastic surgery so she doesn't feel the need to pad. In the past, she even considered transitioning in order to further her career.
  • Trinity's drag parents are Jordan Kenney (a retired pageant drag queen) and Bob Taylor. Also, she has a drag daughter called Shontelle Sparkles. Additionally, she shares her drag father Bob Taylor with Asia O'Hara;
  • Trinity won the title of "National Entertainer of the Year" in 2014, with Alyssa Edwards as 1st alternate and Eureka as the 2nd alternate. She is the first National "EoY" winner to participate on RuPaul's Drag Race, the 2nd being 2008 winner, Nina West.
  • Trinity was mentioned in a skit on Saturday Night Live.
  • Trinity appeared on Kahanna Montrese's music video "Scores".
  • Trinity has the same drag first name than Trinity K. Bonet and same out of drag first name than Ongina.
  • Trinity is the second contestant to be sent home after lip-syncing to "Stronger" by Britney Spears, the first being Ongina; incidentally, the queen who beat them went on to be in the final lip sync of the season.
  • Trinity is the second contestant to win three Maxi Challenges in two separate seasons, after Manila Luzon.
  • Trinity's combined seven Maxi Challenge wins tie her with BenDeLaCreme and Manila Luzon for the most Maxi Challenge wins across multiple seasons.
  • Trinity is tied with Kameron Michaels for facing off in the most lip syncs in a single season, with six. However, she holds the record for having lip synced the most across seasons, with nine.
  • Trinity, along with Monét X Change, are the only winners to have tied for the crown.
  • Trinity is the only All Stars winner to not win the fifth episode Maxi Challenge.
  • Trinity is the first All Stars winner to have never won a Mini Challenge.
  • Trinity is the first All Stars winner to win the first Maxi Challenge.
  • Trinity is the fifth contestant to win four Maxi Challenges on her original season, after Sharon Needles in Season 4, Alaska in All Stars 2, Shea Couleé in Season 9 and BenDeLaCreme in All Stars 3.
  • The music-video for her single "I Call Shade" debuted on Valentine's Day 2019, and starred fellow Drag Race contestants Peppermint, Yuhua Hamasaki, Phi Phi O'Hara, Blair St. Clair and Thorgy Thor. She starred in the video as the character Eunice Frankenbooger.
  • Trinity is the first contestant to change her name between appearing on two separate seasons. She changed her name because she thought the name Trinity Taylor was too boring.
  • Trinity became the 23rd queen to reach 1 million followers on Instagram as of June 19th, 2019.
    • Two days after appearing in Taylor Swift's music video for "You Need to Calm Down" as Lady Gaga.
    • This makes her the ninth winner to accomplish this, as well as the fifth contestant from All Stars 4, and the fourth from Season 9 to reach this milestone.
  • Trinity was asked to be a Lip Sync Assassin on All Stars 5, but declined as she was on tour at the time. She, along with Monét X Change, were shown in a short video at the All Stars 5 finale instead of appearing on the main stage like previous All Stars seasons.
  • Trinity was asked to compete on All Stars 3 but declined the invitation, because she felt she wasn't mentally ready.
  • On Season 9, Trinity received negative critiques on the main stage in every episode she had won a Maxi Challenge the week before.
  • Trinity is one of three Drag Race contestants to have won the Miss Parliament House title, the other two being Kennedy Davenport and Trinity K. Bonet. Coincidentally, both Trinitys who have been competed on Drag Race have won the title.
  • On January 3, 2021, Trinity blocked[1] fellow Season 9 contestant Farrah Moan after Farrah criticized her for performing at a crowded venue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Again, in January 2021, Trinity was accused[2] by Reddit users of creating an account and pretending to be a black, transgender woman in order to defend transphobic remarks she made in the past. After being called out for it, Trinity blocked several Drag Race alumni who chimed in on Twitter and Instagram. Her username was SheDevilByNight.
    • Trinity lost more than 40,000 Twitter followers in a three-week span in result of her interactions.
  • Trinity is one of four contestants to have both won and lost a lip sync to the same artist. She won a lip sync to "I Wanna Go" by Britney Spears in Episode 4 of Season 9, but lost a lip sync to "Stronger" by Britney Spears at the finale of Season 9.
    • The other three are Shangela, who won and lost a lip sync to RuPaul, Valentina, who won and lost a lip sync to Ariana Grande, and Monet X Change, who won and lost a lip sync to Lizzo.
    • Trinity is the only one to do this on a single season.

Gallery

Season 9 Looks

All Stars 4 Looks

Celebrity Drag Race 1 Looks

All Stars 5 Looks

Videos

Discography

Albums

  • "Plastic" (2019) (Tracklist: 1. The Face, The Body; 2. Dear Diary (Interlude); 3. I Call Shade ft. Peppermint; 4. The Bitch; 5. 2 for 1 Special (Interlude); 6. Under The Knife ft. Aja; 7. She's Werkin'; 8. Private Dick (Interlude); 9. Where Are the Jokes? ft. Alaska; 10. 2 B Free; 11. ...And World Peace (Interlude); 12. M.I.E.; 13. The Perfect Tuck)

Appearances

  • "Category Is... (Remix)" (2017) by RuPaul ft. Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Trinity The Tuck & Shea Couleé
  • "Don't Funk It Up" (2019) by RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 4 Cast
  • "Super Queen (Remix)" (2019) by RuPaul ft. Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Naomi Smalls & Trinity The Tuck

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