At the end of the first episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10, a new phrase was officially entered into the vernaculars of a global community of fans. The impact of Miss Vanjie as a viral sensation has been monumental, with her final farewell from the Drag Race stage sealing her destiny as one of the most memorable contestants in the show’s 10 year history. Here, we asked Vanessa Vanjie Mateo to wax lyrical on the current state of the world, Tr*mp, receiving dirty videos from fans, and all those All Stars rumours.
“I would not want somebody saying the ‘Vanjie’ bullshit in the middle of intercourse. Fans love to send me videos of them being in an intimate setting with somebody else, and then say my name in the middle of them having sex. It's so weird. It's the freakiest fucking thing. For me, I would automatically get turned off and get really soft, so I don't get why saying my name during the session became a thing.”