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Yara Sofia is the stage name of Gabriel Burgos Ortiz,[1] a drag performer and actor 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 and won the title of Miss Congeniality. She later competed on All Stars 1, in which she placed 5th/6th alongside her season 3 sister, Alexis Mateo.

She would later return to compete on All Stars 6, in which she placed 10th.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Yara Sofia
Statistics Season 3 All Stars 1 All Stars 6
Ranking: 4th Place
Miss Congeniality
5th/6th Place 10th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 11) 1 (Ep. 2) 1 (Ep. 1)
Mini Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 13) 2 (Eps. 3, 4) 0
Times as Team Captain: 0 0 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 9, 13) 1 (Ep. 4) 2 (Eps. 2, 4)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 13 Episode 4 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.

Entrance Quotes

All Stars 1

"Yes, mami... la perra is in the house!"

All Stars 6

*howling* "I hope you like it doggystyle."

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3

  • "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)
  • "It's not kissing for your life." (during her lip-sync 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 lip-sync)
  • "How dare they?!"

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1

  • "Because they need someone to go home first." (referring to Mimi Imfurst)
  • "I'm gonna let Raven have it." (after replacing Alexis in the Don't Cha lip-sync)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6

  • "People say that I have an accent, I'm from Missipippi." (During her Meet the Queens segment)
  • “Back in the day, we didn't have... makeup lines were racist, they didn't have all of the shades. Now we have A LOT!!”
  • “Well, it's a lot of pressure there. And the worst: no porn.” (referring to Drag Race)
  • “Other queens think that like I'm stupid or dumb, I like it.”
  • “I can be funny, I can be fierce, I can be dark. Just give me a challenge and just give me the runway and I will whoop your asses!”
  • "Serena ChaCha. Cha! Cha! ¡Echa pa' fuera!" (To Serena ChaCha during the reading challenge)
  • "Jiggle, jiggle, jiggle those titties, jiggle those tittles"
  • ”Next time, give the queen a fucking dollar!”
  • "Fuck you all!" (after her elimination)

Farewell Message

Season 3

"Echa pa' lante, no mires pa' atras pa' coger impulso, and you know what f&%k you haha"

(English: Move forward, don't look back (not even to) gain impulse) From a popular saying and also included in the lyrics to songs by singers Thalia's "Echa 'Pa Lante" ("Move Forward") and Hector Lavoe's "Todo tiene su final" ("Everything Comes To An End")

All Stars 6

"Fuck You All! I'm kidding HAHAHA You Guys are Hilarious ✡✡✡ Yara Sofia"


  • Yara made a dress for Kimora Blac which Kimora had planned on wearing for the Season 9 finale.[citation needed]
  • Yara Sofia appeared on the Reality Television competition Skin Wars, which is judged by RuPaul, as a model alongside other Drag Race queens during the episode "Miss Skin Wars", and ended up winning the titular pageant thanks to her assigned body painter, Allison.[citation needed]
  • She is tied with Miz Cracker and Crystal Methyd for the latest 1st main challenge win out of many contestants, all three winning their 1st challenge in their 10th episode competing on the show.
    • Coincidently, both queens lip-synced the week after that their first Win. Though Miz Cracker was eliminated and Crystal Methyd stayed.
  • She shares a birthday with India Ferrah, Kenya Michaels, and Soju (May 8).
  • Along with Carmen Carrera, Yara is the first queen to be part of a double shantay.
  • She won the same amount of challenges in three different seasons, winning 1 challenge in every seasons she competed in.
    • Yara was the first Ball challenge winner to not go on to win their season; she was followed in the same season by Manila Luzon.
    • Yara is the only Miss Congeniality to win a Ball challenge (Episode 11).
    • Yara is the only queen to win the Ball challenge and not make it into the finale.
  • Yara's stand-up routine character from episode 8, Season 3 was based on Kenya Michaels.[citation needed]
  • Yara is the fourth contestant in the Drag Race franchise to win a Mini Challenge on the episode she got eliminated, after Jade in Season 1, Mystique Summers in Season 2, and Phoenix in Season 3
  • Yara, along with Jan and Jiggly Caliente, has competed in two seasons with 13 cast members.
  • Yara is the seventh queen to be in the top two for the first challenge, then be in the bottom two/three for the second challenge on an All Stars season (the first and second being Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon in All Stars 1, the third and fourth being Roxxxy Andrews and Tatianna in All Stars 2, the fifth being Monique Heart in All Stars 5 and the sixth being India Ferrah in All Stars 5).
  • Both times Yara returned to All Stars, she won one challenge and was eliminated on the 4th competitive episode.
  • Yara is the 3rd queen to win a Maxi Challenge across three seasons after Manila Luzon and Latrice Royale.
    • However, she is the only one to have only won a single challenge each season.
  • Yara’s Entrance Look incorporated a dog mask which was a tribute to the designer's dog passing away while working on the outfit.[citation needed]
  • Yara is currently the only queen to win a ball challenge and go home later on a different ball challenge in the same season. (Season 3)


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Looks

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Yara Sofia to Headline Pride Center’s New Year’s Eve Kiki | Out in SA — November 4, 2016
  2. (ESPost by yarasofiapr | Instagram — June 6, 2020