“RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Vanessa Vanjie Mateo has plenty to say about being bounced on the season 10 premiere, “10s Across the Board.” This tart-tongued diva sat down with judge Michelle Visage to talk about her surprise exit. As you will see in their video interview above, she readily admits to feeling vulnerable from the start of this Emmy-winning reality series.
This Tampa, Florida resident is the drag daughter of season 3 third-place finisher Alexis Mateo. In the season 10 opener, she faced off against Kalorie Karbdashian Williams in the lip sync challenge. Both had to strut their stuff to “Ain’t No Other Man,” one of the biggest hits of guest judge Christina Aguilera.
Mayhem Miller had earned the right to play judge and jury by winning the main challenge. In celebration of the series’ 10 season anniversary, that had been a throwback to the very first challenge ever – drag on a dime. The queens had to create a glamorous look using supplies from a dollar store. Joining RuPaul Charles, Aguilera and Visage on the judges panel were Carson Kressley and Ross Matthews.
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