In the history of RuPaul's Drag Race a first-eliminated queen has never made an impact like Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. Not only has the meme queen snagged some sort of mention in every episode this season, this past weekend she made impressions all over RuPaul's Drag Con when it hosted its LA edition of 2018.
During a panel following the world premiere of Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate, which coincided with Drag Con weekend, stars from the film took questions during a Q&A moderated by Mrs. Kasha Davis. Bianca Del Rio, Shangela, Katya, Darienne Lake, and director Matt Kugelman were on hand, along with writer Derek Hartley and producer Ash Christian. But it wasn't until Bianca was talking about potential features for the third and final installment of the Hurricane Bianca series the words "Miss Vanjie" were uttered, summoning the queen from the ether.
"I heard my name my name three times, hocus pocus bitch, I'm here," said the drag queen after strutting up to the stage, microphone in hand. When asked if she'd have any availability for the next film, she sounded like she was definitely onboard. "Bitch I'll make sure I'm available," she said, "I'm the first one out, I'm taking any fucking thing." Watch, below.