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Vivienne Pinay is a former drag performer from New York City, New York. Pinay is best known for being a contestant on Season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race, and was the fourth contestant in series history to be of Filipino descent.

Drag Name Origin

The term "Pinay" is from Tagalog (a Fillipino language) meaning "Girl from / of the Philippines". Being of Filipino decent, Pinay decided to use this term in his stage name to pay tribute to her heritage.[citation needed]

Track Record(s)

Vivienne Pinay
Statistics Season 5
Ranking: 10th/11th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 4)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 4

Other Work

Since her appearance on Season 5, she is currently working as the personal assistant to fellow contestant Alyssa Edwards, and is featured on her WOW Presents Plus web-show "Alyssa's Secret". She can often be seen fixing Alyssa's hair and makeup.

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5

  • "Hey, y'all!" (Entrance Quote)
  • "Vivienne is all about glamour. My beauty is everything."
  • "We're watching the lipsync and we're all thinking, 'oh my god'. Coco is serving it up!" (during Coco Montrese's lipsync against Monica Beverly Hillz)
  • "I will always be the fishiest queen today, tomorrow, next month, the past seasons, and the next seasons to come."
  • "Double elimination? Of course it is, why wouldn't it be?"

Farewell Message(s)

Season 5

"I love all my girls. Here's to the revolution of FISH! Always, Vivienne Pinay"


  • Vivienne, along with Honey Mahogany, were the first two queens to be eliminated in a double elimination.
  • Vivienne no longer does drag.
  • Vivienne considered herself to be the fishiest contestant on Season 5.
  • Vivienne is now a wig stylist and owns a wig business called FairyTale Wigs, which mostly focuses on wigs for cosplayers, specialising in Disney Princess Wigs.
  • Vivienne appeared in the ninth season of SyFy channel reality series, Face-Off, as one of the couples who were married as part of the main challenge.


Season 5 Looks

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