Max reacting to the other girls

Maxwell Malanaphy, known simply as "MAX" during her time on RuPaul's Drag Race, is a drag performer from Hudson, Wisconsin, best known for being a contestant on Season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race, coming in at 8th originally but then moved to 9th due to Trixie Mattel re-entering the competition. Max was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was 22 years old during Season 7.

RuPaul's Drag Race Stats

Season Competed: Season 7
Ranking: 9th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (ep. 3)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (ep. 3)
Main Challenges Won: 2 (ep. 3, 5)
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (ep. 7)
Episode Eliminated: ep. 7


"Well! It's about time."

Drag Name Origin

Max came from her real name Max Malanaphy instead of a drag name because nothing felt right and he felt that he need the authenticity. She goes by only the first name because she felt that Malanaphy is a silly drag name.


  • "Positive energies... Positive energies...!"
  • "It's a Drag competition; if you're not optimistic and having fun then you're not doing it right!"
  • "Here's some Shakespeare shit."
  • "I'm Max; a starlet on the rise."
  • "I feel very uncomfortable right now"
  • "That energy can't be in this situation"
  • (singing) "C'mon everybody and get the fuck out of my way! Boom, boom, boom,boom"
  • (singing) "This chair has my name on it, this chair has my name on it. I am gonna come and sit."
  • (singing with Violet) "Boop boop" "And I'm 'bout to punch somebody in the face" "And they re-arranged the furniture and I don't know where to go" "Let me get my drink"


  • Max and Trixie Mattel were in the University of Madison theater department, and were in the show No, No, Nanette together.
  • Many fans call Max a member of the curse of 9th place. Fellow queens who got the "curse" are Aja and Milk.
    Max freaking out over Pearl leaving the Werk Room
  • Likes to snowboard
  • Has kept several different kinds of pets, including snakes, rabbits and lizards
  • Has a lizard named Smaegs
  • Is a fan of Miranda Sings who she was originally going to portray in the Snatch Game.