Trixie Mattel made a big splash when she first took the stage on the TV show RuPaul's Drag Race. With unique and totally unrealistic makeup, Mattel created a unique doll-like look. In particular, her oversized eyes and exaggerated cheek contouring make a big impression. In addition to the look, Mattel also had a truly unique skill set. She's an all-around performer. Trixie Mattel can sing, act and she's an incredible comedian too. With all that going on, it's no surprise that she's something of a mini mogul in her own right. Today, Mattel appears on a Viceland show, performs live shows around the world and records music.
The Chemical Burn from the Spiral Perm
Trixie Mattel is known for her unrealistic, highly idealized look and unique sense of humor. Mattel is skilled at delivering a burn. She's quick with a put-down of herself and of others. Mattel made a big splash during season 7 of Drag Race but didn't take the crown and scepter home. This was a disappointment but certified her as a "Skinny Legend," or a queen whose fans believe she's unfairly under-appreciated. With her high skill level and a big fan following, she was invited back for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
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Who's under all that makeup?
Trixie Mattel is the drag persona of Brian Michael Firkus. Firkus is an all-around performer who can sing and act. His success as a drag queen has opened other doors for him in the entertainment world. Firkus was raised in Milwaukee, Wis. His drag name, "Trixie," was originally an insult hurled at him by his stepfather. Firkus reclaimed it and made it a badge of honor. His family is conservative but creative. One of Firkus's grandfathers was a folk musician. Though he loved Barbie dolls as a child, creatively, Firkus always saw himself as a musician first. He changed directions after getting a huge reaction for his first drag performance in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. After introducing music into his drag performances, Firkus discovered fans loved the combination. Today, he's taken his show on the road. Mattel's act is a combination of drag, music and comedy.
Where is Trixie Mattel performing?
Trixie Mattel has a huge following in Europe and routinely sells out venues there. In 2019 and 2020, Mattel is touring the whole world. Tour stops will include the famed London Palladium as well as Dublin's Olympia Theatre and the Old Stage in Copenhagen.
What is Trixie Mattel best known for?
In addition to her drag race success, Trixie Mattel has a very successful YouTube channel with Katya Zamolodchikova. Mattel has also made a big mark on the Billboard charts with her folk-country sound. Mattel's first EP, Two Birds, was released in 2017 and peaked at No. 16. Trixie Mattel's follow up, One Stone, reached No. 18 in 2018. Mattel also has a makeup collection.
How long is a Trixie Mattel performance?
A Trixie Mattel performance lasts almost three hours from start to finish.
What awards has Trixie Mattel won?
Trixie Mattel won season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Mattel had originally appeared on season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Which performers are similar to Trixie Mattel?
Trixie Mattel is most similar to Katya, a fellow Drag Race performer and the co-host of The Trixie and Katya Show on Viceland. Mattel is also often compared to Dolly Parton and Orville Peck.Back to Top
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