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Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

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Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
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Vanessa Vanjie Mateo performing live in 2018
BornJose Cancel
October 3, 1991 (age 26)
Tampa, Florida
OccupationDrag queen
Websitehttps://www.vanessavanjie.com

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo is the stage name of Jose Cancel,[1] an American drag performer, most known for placing 14th on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Cancel was born on October 3, 1991 and is of Puerto Rican descent. He started doing drag when Drag Race season three and all stars one alumni Alexis Mateo, had him as one of his backup dancers.[2][3]

Drag Race and viral status[edit | edit source]

Vanessa Vanjie Mateo was announced as one of the fourteen contestants competing for the crown on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, which premiered on March 22, 2018.[4] He was eliminated in the first episode, after lip syncing to Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man" against competitor Kalorie Karbdashian Williams, while Aguilera was the guest judge.[5]

Right before he was sent away from the main stage, his parting words "Miss Vanjie, Miss Vanjie, Miss Vanjie" became an internet meme. "Miss Vanjie" was tweeted by many, including RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars winner Trixie Mattel, as well as Kathy Griffin. The meme also was edited into clips of various movies shows, including The Simpsons, Pokemon and The Shining.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "RuPauls Drag Race Season 10 Spoilers & Bracket - The Bracket Yard". www.bracketyard.com. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  2. Koch, Drew. "How Vanessa Vanjie Mateo's Drag Mom Came To Her Rescue After That 'RuPaul' Elimination". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  3. "'RuPaul's Drag Race:' Vanessa Vanjie Mateo Talks Meeting Christina Aguilera, Her Favorite Local Queen & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  4. "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10 is Premiering a Week After 'All Stars'". 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  5. Sheehan, Paul (2018-03-28). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' 10 episode 1 elimination interview: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo dishes '10s Across the Board' [WATCH]". GoldDerby. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  6. "'RuPaul's Drag Race:' The Very Best of the 'Miss Vanjie' Memes". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-21.

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