28. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
Ok, you know we just had to open this with “It’s Ms. Vanjie! Vanjie! Vanjie! Vanjie!!” This queen might have started out as a meme queen, but she has elevated her work and presence during her time off the show, and returned to RuPaul’s Drag Race eleventh season as a polished, professional, and extraordinary entertainer.
Just like Shangela, the original returning queen, Vanjie proved she is made of drag royalty, and nothing is going to stop her from snatching a future crown. Move over puny humans, Ms. Vanjie is coming back (and hopefully very soon), to snatch ALL OF YOUR WIGS.
Favorite Vanjie Moment – How can you top her first time sashaying away?