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|
|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.
- 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.
4th: Kennedy Davenport • 5th: Katya (Miss Congeniality) • 6th: Trixie Mattel • 7th: Miss Fame • 8th: Jaidynn Diore Fierce • 9th: Max • 10th: Kandy Ho • 11th: Mrs. Kasha Davis • 12th: Jasmine Masters • 13th: Sasha Belle • 14th: Tempest DuJour
Jason Carter • Miles Davis Moody • Bryce Eilenburg