Roxxxy Andrews certainly made a name for himself in Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Competing alongside other drag stars such as Alaska, Detox and Alyssa Edwards, Andrews finished second in the competition.
Jinkx Monsoon eventually won the competition this season. Andrews had some “bad girl” reputation during the show, such as her longtime feud with fellow queen Coco Montrese, per Queerty. However, she had many memorable moments including her lip sync fights and a face slapped for the gods consistently! However, it was also the drag queen’s vulnerability that made her likable. In an unforgettable lip sync battle with Alyssa Edwards, she emotionally revealed that her mother abandoned her and her sister at a bus stop. At that moment, RuPaul shared a powerful statement: “We, as gay people, get to choose our families.” RuPaul later admitted that Andrews was a queen who really stood out in the show’s history.
So what’s the drag star up to after her stint on RuPaul’s Drag Race? Let’s find out!
Roxxxy Andrews made multiple returns to RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
Since the show’s fifth season, Roxxxy Andrews has returned with Season 2 of the RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars spinoff. During the show, Andrews attempted to showcase her growth as a drag performer. The competitor teamed up with fellow stars Alaska and Detox during the season. With this alliance (known as Rolaskatox), Andrews reached the finals and took fourth place. Fans of the show mentioned that the Queen had drastically changed for the better this season. However, Andrews felt that she was still the same person. “I just played the game differently,” Andrews revealed in an interview with Billboard. “We are drag queens. We are divas. We are drama queens. We’re not always nice.”
Andrews also showed up for a one-night-only appearance in Season 7 of the spinoff. She was a lip-synching assassin who took on contestant Miz Cracker during the episode. The two went head-to-head on stage, lip-synching to Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time.” Andrews donned a cloak of many feathers, eventually taking off the cloak and surprising the judges by revealing her curves. The drag star beat Miz Cracker in battle, leaving the judges and viewers stunned. “Roxxxy looked legitimately happy to be there AND she slammed the song,” YouTube user Abyssal Crisis commented on the video. “I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She ruled that stage and made sure the attention was 100% on her.”
The drag queen continues to shine in the entertainment world
Besides RuPaul’s Drag Race, Roxxxy Andrews has also excelled on other projects. The drag star guest starred on the web series Ring My Bell and Queen to Queen in 2016 with fellow show Detox (per Screen Rant). Despite appearing as a villain during her season of Drag Race, she received praise from several of her peers in the drag world. “She’s the best drag queen in the world in my opinion,” shared Season 11 contestant Brooke Lynn Hytes.
Another big win for Andrews was her appearance in the 2020 documentary The Queens. The documentary centered on the popular Miss Continental drag competition that has been around for decades. It explored around 40 years of pageant history, following contestants not only as they prepared for the competition but also as they navigated their personal lives and relationships. Other Drag Race stars who were part of the documentary were Jasmine Masters, Ginger Minj, Nina Flowers and Brooke Lynn Hytes. Dominique Jackson, who starred in the groundbreaking series Pose, also appeared as a previous contestant in the competition.
In addition to these projects, Andrews continues to perform at clubs across the country. The drag star regularly posts her events on her Instagram page so you can catch her live in a city near you!