Wardrobe Malfunctions Can’t Stop Miss Vanessa Vanjie Mateo At L.A. Pride! Vanessa Vanjie Mateo Struts Her Stuff On The Main Stage At L.A. Pride
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA –
“…Throughout the weekend, many popular drag queens were featured on the MAC and main stage, giving them a large platform to showcase their talent. Due to RuPaul’s Drag Race’s recent popularity, drag queens have become increasingly more popular and in high demand over the last few years. However, they’ve always been a constant in gay nightlife for the last several decades. Drag queens are now able to book gigs outside of the club scene and are now seen in TV shows, music videos, and advertisements for various brands.
One of the most recent queens to shoot to stardom is Miss Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. After being kicked off first on season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Vanjie became a viral internet sensation due to the way she exited the stage by chanting her name over and over again. She was invited back for season 11 and placed 5th overall. After the show, she appeared in two of Iggy Azalea’s music videos and has even been put on the bill to perform with her in Los Angeles to celebrate her album release. After gaining so much momentum in such a short amount of time, it wasn’t surprising to see that she would be performing on the main stage. She pranced out wearing a bright yellow wig and a shimmery flapper-esque dress with spaghetti straps that almost immediately snapped once she did a few dance moves. Not letting a broken top slow her down, she continued on dancing until someone from her team brought out a top for her to wear. Once she got her outfit fixed, she got down off the stage to greet fans in the crowd. Seeing Vanjie perform in person was exactly what I had hoped. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo is a perfect example of how to parlay a drag career into the mainstream market….”