Naysha Lopez is the stage name of Fabian Rodriguez, a drag performer from Chicago, Illinois. She is one of 12 contestants to compete on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Naysha is the first queen to be eliminated during season 8 losing a lip sync to Lady Gaga's Applause against Laila McQueen but then returned on episode 3 "RuCo's Empire" only to be eliminated on the following episode.

She is a former Miss Continental of 2013/2014.


"Hola! The beauty is here."

RuPaul's Drag Race

Naysha Lopez
Season Competed: Season 8
Ranking: 12th place
9th place
Mini-Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 1
Main Challenges Won: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 2 (ep. 1, 4)
Episode Eliminated: Ep. 1 & Ep. 4


  • Hola! The beauty is here!
  • (Have you ever had sex in drag?) Oh my god! Yeah...
  • (Answering to Kim) My type? Men.
  • Elizabeth's Shoe - miss shoe - you don't know me! Sit your ass down. You and your shoes, bitch.


  • Naysha is the second eliminated queen to return in her own season and stay past the episode in which she returned, defying the so-called "returning queen curse." The first was Trixie Mattel.
  • Naysha said that she "can't sew" in Ep.1.
  • Naysha won Miss Continental in 2013.
  • Naysha auditioned for Drag Race since Season 1, and then made it onto Season 8.
  • Naysha Lopez, Trixie Mattel, and Shangela are the only queens who have been brought back into the competition and survived at least one more episode.
  • Her favorite animal is a horse.
  • She is a licensed cosmetologist.
  • She taught herself how to do her own makeup.
  • Naysha used to work at MAC cosemetics.
  • Naysha has danced for Jennifer Hudson.
  • Naysha's grandmother lived to be 99 years of age.