Trixie Mattel is the stage name of Brian Firkus, a drag queen, performer, comedian and music artist best known as a Season 7 contestant of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and the winner of "All Stars 3".

Following her success, Trixie started presenting a web show with Katya, entitled "UNHhhh", on the WOWPresents' YouTube channel. They later starred on their new show entitled "The Trixie & Katya Show" on Viceland. She also started her musical carrer and now have a makeup collection with Sugarpill called "Oh Honey!".

Name Origin

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One of the options was Cupcake, but Mattel choose "Trixie" as her name because when she was younger, had a rough relationship with her step-father. Whenever she was acting too feminine, her step-father would call her "trixie" like it was a slur. When she was 18 she had to step in for a person who played "Dr. Frank N. Furter" in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". It just so happened that the character's name was also Trixie, which felt like fate.

She started her career only as Trixie, but nobody really knew her name so they referred to her as "the new girl who looks like a Barbie doll". She later chose Mattel as an homage to Barbie, her number one visual inspiration. As a child, she wasn't allowed to have a Barbie, so she became one.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Trixie Mattel
Statistics Season 7 All Stars 3
Placement 6th Place Winner
Main Challenges Won 1 (ep. 8) 2 (ep. 5, 7)
Mini Challenges Won 2 (ep. 2, 9) 0
Times in Bottom 2 (ep. 4, 10) 2 (ep. 4, 6)
Episode Eliminated Episodes 4, 10 N/A

Season 7

On Season 7, Trixie was a contestant seen by many as an early front-runner and one of the fan favorites because of her funny personality as well as her unique style. However, she stayed safe until be eliminated on Episode 4, after lip-sync against her close friend, Pearl.

Trixie's elimination insparked outrage among fans and has gone down in "RuPaul's Drag Race" history as one of the most shocking and premature eliminations, making many viewers argued that RuPaul's decision seemed to be purposefully controversial. Some fans even started a online campaign to get her reinstated.

On Episode 8, all the eliminated contestants were brought back, each one that stayed in the competition had to be paired up with one of them and create a conjoined twins-inspired look. The winners were Pearl and Trixie, which made Mattel rejoins the competition just to be eliminated again in Episode 10.

All Stars 3

On "All Stars 3", Trixie was the first queen to enter the "Werk Room" and was joined by 9 other contestants of the season, quick to joke about some of the entrance looks in her confessionals. The mini challenge was the infamous "Reading is Foundamental" challenge, in which she performed well, like in most of the comedy challenges, except "Snatch Game" where she played RuPaul, ending in the bottom 3 after a bad performance.

Trixie landed in the top 3 times (Episodes 3, 5 and 7) and won 2 challenges (episodes 5 and 7) but never won a lip-sync for your legacy. Trixie also landed in the bottom twice (episodes 4 and 6).

After a jury made up of the 6 eliminated queens cast their votes for who should be in the Top 2, they came to a conclusion. The two queens would be Trixie and Kennedy Davenport. After lip-syncing to "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus, RuPaul decided that the winner would be Trixie. In her speech, she said essentially that she would use her title to make the judges proud.

Entrance Quotes

Season 7

"This isn't Maury Povich?!"

All Stars 3

"Oh, honey... That's how I roll."

Holi-Slay Spectacular

"Suck my penis, and fuck me in my convertable."

Memorable Quotes

  • "Oh, honey!"
  • "AHHHHHH!"
  • "Ginger, does someone of your body type prefer to be called a short person or a bean bag chair?"
  • "C'mon chin strap!" (referring to Pearl's entrance outfit)
  • "I went to your mom's birthday party." (to Jasmine Masters after she said Trixie looked like she was dressed for a birthday)
  • "Alright, public school, calm down."
  • "I paint for the check cashing place down the street."
  • "Violet, I don't believe the rumors. I don't believe you took Sharon Needles' crown. I don't believe you're taking this one either."
  • "Ginger Minj, did you really save Carol Anne from the poltergeist in the TV?"
  • "Katya, where'd you get your outfits, girl, 'American Apparently Not'?"
  • "I don’t know what the worst thing is about kissing you: tongue, dry mouth, your beard, your red lipstick, your smoker breath or your attitude" (to Katya)
  • "Acid Betty, in 'Untucked' did you or did you not come for me?"
  • "I mean, if I had to pick someone, I’m very sexual with my heart and so I wouldn’t have sex with someone I didn’t care about, so I care about (Katya) the most."
  • "I like my men like I like my coffee... incapable of loving me back"
  • "Kim Chi the Asian Drag Queen had a very heavy lisp, and if you ever heard her, you would say her words weren't crisp. All of the other drag queens, working on the Christmas tour, they never let poor Kim Chi hold the microphone no more. Then one day in Philidelphia (which is where we are) RuPaul came to say, 'Kim Chi with your looks so right, won't you host my show tonight?' Then all the drag queens loved her, and she shouted out with glee '(impersonating Kim Chi) I'm just super happy to be here.' Kim Chi the Asian Drag Queen, you'll go down in herstory."
  • "I will not Jodie Foster this kind of behavior." (on "UNHhhh", Episode 22)
  • "Do you guys have any friends that are liars? How do you deal with them? Comment below." (referring to Katya)
  • "Hi, I'm the chemical burn from the spiral perm, Trixie Mattel." (on "UNHhhh", Episode 34)
  • "Hi, I'm the star of a soft-core Iraqi porn, stuck between Iraq and a hard place." (on "UNHhhh", Episode 45)
  • "If you're going to come to the playground, bring some FUCKING toys!" (referring to Acid Betty and her interaction at the Season 8 finale on "Hey Queen")
  • "Snatching trophies? *laughs* I am a trophy." (on "All Stars 3" Trailer)
  • "I belong in the 'Drag Race Hall of Fame' because I'm Roxxxy Andrews and I'm here to make it clear, I know you love me baby so that's why you brought me here." (on "All Stars 3: Meet the Queens")
  • "Everybody says, 'Oh my god, Trixie! It must be so amazing, it must be like everything's just handed to you!', and the truth is, yes. Everything is just handed to me. Unfortunately, I have two hooks." (on "All Stars 3: Meet the Queens")
  • "Winner winner, chicken... dinner." (as RuPaul on "Snatch Game")
  • "Mayhem did a cartwheel in a gown! I can't do a cartwheel with 4 people operating my limbs." (as a cameo on Season 10)
  • "Roxxxy Andrews just jumped out of her seat at a gay bar."
  • "Hi, I’m the big gulp you get behind the 7-11, Trixie Mattel!" (on "UNHhhh", Episode 33)
  • "And the winner is Kelly Mantle!" (referring to Violet Chachki's winning the taping face mini challenge on Season 7)
  • "If the Lord can lead you to it, he can lead you through it!" (on "UNHhhh", Episode 63)
  • Hi I'm the British Lady who hates time, a fucking clock destroyer, Trixie Mattel! (Episode 87: Doctors)


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  • Trixie grew up in a poor half Ojibwe family;
  • Mattel is vegetarian (since the age of 9) and atheist;
  • She is 5'11 (1,80 m);
  • She attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for musical theatre with Max;
  • She is often jokingly nicknamed "Tracy Martel" by fans, which originated from a pageant in which a drunk announcer forgot her actual drag name;
  • Her albums titles, "Two Birds" and "One Stone", are a play on the saying "to kill two birds with one stone";
  • Trixie portrayed herself on the final episode of "American Horror Story: Roanoke";
  • Trixie Mattel was made into a "Funko Pop!" figurine;
  • She can play the guitar and the autoharp, as seen on "All Stars 3" where she played the autoharp and sang;
  • She is the first eliminated queen to return in her own season and stay past the episode in which she returned, breaking the so-called "Returning Queen Curse";
  • Trixie is the first non-runner up (eliminated) queen to win "All Stars" and the first winner to be a returning queen on her original season;
  • On "Untucked" Season 8, Episode 3, it was revealed that Kim Chi was the one who called Trixie to go to Chicago and helped her get her first job, as according to Trixie, it was difficult for her to find one in Milwaukee. Before they went to Greyhounds, they listened to K-Pop music while on their way there;
  • Season 9 queen Jaymes Mansfield made a Michelle Visage puppet for her;
  • Trixie was up for elimination in Episode 4 on both of her seasons;
  • After Season 9 winner Sasha Velour, Trixie is the second overall winner not have the most challenge wins on her season;
  • After Jinkx Monsoon in Season 5 and Sasha Velour in Season 9, Trixie is the 3rd winner not to have won a challenge within the first 3 weeks of her season. She won her first main challenge in episode 5 of All Stars 3. She was followed by season 10 winner, Aquaria;
  • Trixie is the first winner to place in the bottom more than once in her winning season, followed by Monét X Change;
  • She is the only winner to never have placed highest in a challenge during the season she won. Although Trixie won two challenges, she lost both lip-syncs following those challenges;
  • She is the first Native American winner and the first All Stars winner not to be entirely of caucasian descent;
  • She is the first winner to place in the bottom on "Snatch Game";
  • She is the first and only queen to lip-sync four times without eliminating someone (although, Trixie did win her final lipsync against Kennedy Davenport though in that case, Kennedy was eliminated by RuPaul rather than Trixie);
  • She is the second queen to win her season without having won the most challenges (After Sasha Velour). She won 2 challenges, behind Shangela's 3 wins and BenDelaCreme's 5 wins;
  • Due to everyone winning "Holi-Slay Spectacular", Trixie is the first and currently the only queen to win 2 crowns;
  • Trixie has stated in "UNHhhh" that her backup for "Snatch Game" in "All Stars 3" was Dolly Parton.



  • "Two Birds" (2017) (Tracklist: 1. Mama Don't Make Me Put On The Dress Again 2. Make Up Your Mind 3. I Know You All Over Again 4. Seen My Man I'll Wear Your Ring 5. Bluegrass 6. Seen My Man - Wisconsin Demo [Live])
  • "One Stone" (2018) (Tracklist: 1. Little Sister 2. Break Your Heart 3. Soldier 4. Red Side of The Moon 5. Moving Parts 6. The Well 7. Wind Up Man)


  • "Homemade Christmas" (2017) (Tracklist: 1. Christmas without You 2. The Night Before Contact 3. All I Want for Christmas is Nudes)


  • "Moving Parts (Acoustic)" (2017)

EPs as Brian Firkus

  • "Greener" (2009) (Tracklist: 1. Where The Grass is Much Greener 2. Still Can't Have You 3. Hello, Goodbye, Hello)

Singles as Brian Firkus

  • "You Belong with Me" (2009)


  • "Geronimo" by RuPaul ft. Trixie Mattel
  • "Eggs" (2016) by Lucian Piane, Ginger Minj & Trixie Mattel
  • "Kitty Girl" (2018) by RuPaul ft. All Stars 3 Cast


The Best of Trixie Mattel Season 7

The Best of Trixie Mattel Season 7

Meet Trixie Mattel All Stars 3

Meet Trixie Mattel All Stars 3

Meet Your WINNER Trixie Mattel's BTS Footage from 'Meet the Queen' RuPaul's Drag All Stars 3

Meet Your WINNER Trixie Mattel's BTS Footage from 'Meet the Queen' RuPaul's Drag All Stars 3

Trixie Mattel's All Stars 3 Runway Looks

Trixie Mattel's All Stars 3 Runway Looks

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