Trixie Mattel (born Brian Michael Firkus on August 28, 1989) is an American drag queen, actor, and musician.
Trixie is perhaps best known for appearing on the seventh season of Ru Pauls Drag Race, where she finished in sixth place after a prior elimination four episodes earlier. She later returned to the series as a contestant for its third all-star season in 2018.
Despite her relative lack of screentime on the show, Trixie quickly became one of that season's breakout stars, which led to her (and fellow season seven alumnus Katya) hosting the web series UNHhhh on WOW Presents.
In conjunction with her drag career, Trixie is also a musician, having released her debut studio album Two Birds in May 2017. The release was a commercial success, especially compared to the musical output of other Drag Race alumni, peaking as high as #2 on the iTunes US album chart the week it became available.
- Ru Pauls Drag Race (2015) as herself
- RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars (2018)
- UNHhhh (2016 — 2017) as herself
- The Trixie & Katya Show (2017 — present))
- American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016) as herself
- Greener EP (2009) note
- Two Birds (2017)
- One Stone (2018)
Trixie Mattel provides examples of the following tropes:
- Appropriated Appellation / Meaningful Name: "Trixie" comes from a pejorative nickname given to her by her stepfather, while "Mattel" is a reference to the manufacturer of Barbie, which she models her aesthetic from.
- Ascended Fangirl: A self-professed fangirl of American Horror Story who did recaps for the show on WOW Presents, Trixie went on to appear as herself in an episode of Roanoke.
- My Greatest Second Chance: Was originally eliminated in eleventh place during her season of Drag Race, but returned four episodes later and remained for an additional two, ultimately finishing sixth. And then came back two years later for All Stars 3. And won.
- Native Americans: Claims Native American heritage from the Ojibwe tribe.
- Those Two Guys: With Katya.
- Uncanny Valley Make Up: Purposely invoked, she claims she paints herself not for the back row, but for the check cashing place down the street. Her rather cartoonishly heavy style of make-up has very much become her signature style.