Trixie Mattel

Born Brian Firkus, she is a reality star on RuPaul's Drag Race who was eliminated twice in the seventh season of the show, initially being eliminated in episode four before returning in episode eight. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre. Her drag name originated from an abusive stepfather who would call her Trixie anytime she acted feminine. Mattel came from the brand that created the barbie doll. She and her family grew up poor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is half Ojibwe. She competed against Kasha Davis on season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race. [+]