Yara Sofia is the stage name of Gabriel Burgos Ortíz, a drag performer originally from Puerto Rico, but now living in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is best known for competing in the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race, in which she placed fourth. She later competed on RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, in which she placed 5th/6th alongside her season 3 sister, Alexis Mateo. Her drag daughter is Amalara Sofia.

During the reunion special in Season 3, Yara won the title of Miss Congeniality, as voted for by fans of the show.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Yara Sofia
Season Competed Season 3 All Stars 1
Ranking: 4th Place
Miss Congeniality
5th/6th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 13) 2 (Eps. 3, 4)
Main Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 11) 1 (Ep. 2)
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 9, 13) 1 (Ep. 4)
Times as Team Captain: 0 0
Episode Eliminated Episode 13 Episode 4

Drag Name Origin

The dance academy she used to work for produced a funny beauty pageant, and she was Miss Cuba. She was told to have a tropical Latin name so she was going to be Yara Sofia Carrasquillo. She chose Yara from her high school friend that was also a dancer who had beautiful legs. She used to wear heels before doing drag and everyone told her she had beautiful legs like her friend. Her friend chose her last name for her.

Memorable Quotes

  • ”The difference between an onion, and a 14 inch dick, both makes me cry!” (during the Stand-Up Challenge)
  • “WHAT THE HELL IS CHICKEN?!” (during the Stand-Up Challenge)
  • ”Cha, cha, echa pa’lante!” (during the fitness challenge)
  • "I'm gonna let Raven have it." (after replacing Alexis in the Don't Cha lipsync)
  • "Because they need someone to go home first." (referring to Mimi Imfurst)
  • "How dare they?" (after realising what a snuggie was)
  • "It's not kissing for your life." (during her lipsync against Carmen Carrera)
  • "Are you joking Ru?" (after being told nobody is going home)
  • "I'm always looking for perfection and a complete look, and that's my strength."
  • "I'm crying because there's a lot of emotions. I'm thinking too much, I'm so angry and I'm so disappointed. I'm a mess." (after breaking down mid-lipsync)



Season 3 Looks

All Stars 1 Looks

Lip Syncs

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