Alexis Mateo (Alexis Mateo Pacheco) was a contestant on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race and then RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race. After auditioning for every season, Alexis eventually earned her place in Season 3 and went on to come third place (second runner-up) in the finale.

In 2012, Alexis returned for RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race where she paired up with fellow Season 3 queen, Yara Sofia. Together they made "Team Yarlexis". They were eventually eliminated in episode 4 after losing their lip-sync against "Team Rujubee" (Raven and Jujubee).

Performance on the Show

Alexis did good on the show, however, landed on the bottom three times. She landed on the bottom for the first time against Stacey Layne Matthews on Episode 7, Face, Face, Face of Cakes, then for the second time on Episode 11, RuPaul`s Hair Extravaganza, along with Shangela, and for the third and last time against Yara Sofia on Episode 13, Make Dat Money.

Alexis is one of the only queens to place in the bottom 2 in their season a number of 3 times and not be eliminated for the third lip-sync. The others to do this are Jujubee of Season 2, Coco Montrese of Season 5, Darienne Lake of Season 6 and Kameron Michaels of Season 10

Alexis won three challenges. She won the main challenge on Episode 3, Queens in Space, along with Shangela, the main challenge on Episode 4, Totally Leotarded, and the main challenge on Episode 9, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Style.

She also won the mini-challenge on Episode 12, Jocks in Frocks.

On All Stars, Alexis and Yara formed "Yarlexis".

"Yarlexis" won one challenge, on Episode 2, RuPaul's Gaff-In, but were eliminated by Raven on Episode 4, All-Stars Girl Groups.

Memorable Quotes

  • "What the fuck?" (Shangela's Return)
  • "BAM!"
  • "Sickening, no?"
  • "I don't like when they label you as 'the Latin queen'."
  • "I don't feel like her is at the same level as the rest of us."
  • "What the fuck? Who invited this girl here?"
  • "Yara no llores"
  • "Hannah Montana?!"
  • "Hi, Manila. I just saw Manila girl."
  • "Act a fool girl. Act a fool." (to Mimi Imfurst)
  • "The sad part about this is that like Yara speaks Spanish and I speak Spanish but sometimes I don't understand her in either one of the languages."


  • Alexis was a guest professor on the third episode of the third season of Drag Race spin-off series RuPaul's Drag U.
  • Is the drag mother of Vanessa Vanjie, Jenavive, and Victoria Mateo. Vanessa was a contestant on Season 10 of Drag Race.

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