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Monét X Change is the stage name of Kevin Bertin. She competed on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she came in 6th place. She was known on the show for her beauty, comedy, charisma, lipsyncs, and sponges.

Drag Name Origin

While eating chicken wings one day, she looked across the street at a currency exchange booth. Thinking, she took "money" to become "Monet", and accenting the E, "Monét". X Change is a play on the word "exchange".

RuPaul's Drag Race

Monét X Change
Season Competed Season 10
Ranking: 6th
Mini-Challenges Won: 2 (ep. 1, 3)
Times as Team Captain: 1 (ep. 3)
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 3 (eps. 4, 5, 10)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10

Monét is one of the 14 queens to compete on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She won the first mini challenge of the season, and made a dress out of sponges for the "Drag on a dime" challenge. She was declared safe, despite criticism from her fellow queens.

In episode 4, she was in the bottom two along with Dusty Ray Bottoms. She won the lipsync, and sent Dusty home.

She was also in the bottom two with Mayhem Miller in episode 5, and won that lipsync as well.

After being in the bottom two twice, Monét performed very well and got great critiques for four weeks straight until episode 10, where she got eliminated.

Quotes

  • "Oh, don't mind me, girl. I just came here to sweep up the competition." (Season 10 entrance)
  • "I'm Monét X Change and you better get your currency in check, bitch."
  • “Monet X Change done fucked up drag, girl.”
  • "Girl, how you up here doing a money gown, and you look like a money clown?" (about Kalorie)
  • "The Irish jig girl, you gotta jig it."
  • "You could be white Beyonce, Weyonce! (to Blair)
  • "If these hoes try to come for me, I surely will cut thee. I will not hesitate to put thou in a ditch, because Maya Angelou ain't no punk bitch." (as Maya Angelou in the Snatch Game)
  • "Like dust, I still rise." (as Maya Angelou in the Snatch Game)
  • "Oh Lord, she comin' back up again!, I'm..."
  • "Cha-ching, motherfuckers! Cha-ching!" (Season 10 elimination, Episode 10)

Trivia

  • Her drag mother is Honey Davenport. Early in her career, she performed as Monét X Change-Davenport.
  • She is the drag sister of Bob The Drag Queen, which means Miz Cracker is her drag niece.
  • She is very good friends with Peppermint.
  • Monét shares the same first boy name as fellow Season 10 contestant Monique Heart.
  • She was born in Saint Lucia.
  • Monét has a bi-weekly YouTube series called "Readdit", where she answers fan questions from Reddit.
  • The sponge dress she wore in the first episode of season 10 has become a meme in the Drag Race community. It has even been recreated by Yuhua Hamasaki.
  • Her favorite cake is red velvet cake.
  • She is the first queen to ever walk backstage during a lip-sync.
  • Monét has the current record for being in the “High” category consistently for 4 episodes without winning a challenge.
  • She is also the second queen to break a lightbulb onstage during a lipsync, the first being Robbie Turner.
  • Monét often got critiqued by Ru and Michelle for wearing small "pussycat" wigs. However, the episodes she wore a bigger wig to please the judges, she was in the Bottom 2. This is similiar to Milk of season 6 and Max of season 7, who got critiqued for certain aspects of their style (Milk's boy drag, Max's grey wigs), and got eliminated the episode they started listening to the judge's critiques.
    Soak it Up

    Cover art for Monèt's single "Soak It Up"

  • She has made a music video called "Soak it Up" featuring Bob the Drag Queen and Monique Heart. It was on the trending page of YouTube.