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Trixie Mattel says she could’ve appeared on all-winners season – but she’s just too busy

Maggie Baska April 23, 2022
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Drag queen Trixie Mattel appears in a blue bathing suit as she sits on top of a surfboard in a sandy, beach-like setting

Trixie Mattel. (Albert Sanchez)

Drag royalty, social media star and musician Trixie Mattel may not be strutting down RuPaul’s Drag Race runway for the new all-winner’s season – but she definitely could’ve been.

When fans think of truly legendary queens that appeared on Drag Race, Mattel is undoubtedly on the top of the list. The drag icon is best known for her original stint on Drag Race season seven and then absolute dominance on All Stars season three.

In her time since appearing on Drag Race, Mattel has amassed a huge following across social media, building herself a glorious empire of dedicated fans. She’s also appeared various times on screens, starring in Netflix and World of Wonder series alongside fellow season seven queen Katya Zamolodchikova. 

Mattel truly cemented herself as a household name by broadening her reach and showing off her talents by dropped a brand spanking new music video, launching her gorgeous makeup line Trixie Cosmetics and writing forthcoming second book alongside Katya.

Truly, there is nothing that Trixie Mattel can’t do. But Mattel tells PinkNews that she sometimes runs out of “days in the week” with how busy she is.

As such, she didn’t have time to join the cast of All Stars 7 – which will see the “queen of queens” rise to the top of the competition – despite getting a “generous, lovely invite” to join the show. 

Mattel describes how she is “very close” to WOW and “heard things coming down the pipeline” about the new season. She says the “opportunity was definitely available to me” to appear on the show, but she knew she was soon going on tour and working on her new reality series Trixie Motel

“When I left, I said, ‘Can you promise me that you’ll invite me back for winners?’, and they [WOW] said, ‘Yeah, we’ll invite you back’,” she says. 

She says that isn’t “disappointed at all about not competing” on Drag Race again, but she is “sad” to miss out on doing Pit Stop because that’s “my Drag Race”. 

“I loved doing Pit Stop – it was like my favourite job,” Mattel says. “So I’m sad I can’t do Pit Stop on the first All Stars winners.”

The drag legend is so busy that she didn’t even have time to stop by the set of the new Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie as the iconic Mattel doll. Trixie Mattel jokes that the film wouldn’t feature the self-proclaimed Skinny Legend as “everybody’s doing body positive now” – so the true Mattel icon won’t appear on the big screen.

“They didn’t want me influencing women poorly because you know when [they will] compare themselves to me: tiny, little waist; huge breasts; thick, luscious hair; full lips; doe-like eyes; perfect skin,” Mattel gushes. 

She tells PinkNews that it’s now Robbie’s turn to “take a crack” at the lime light as she is “significantly older” now. 

“This [movie] is more for every woman,” Mattel says. “When you think ‘Margot Robbie’, you think relatable – that’s your mother, grandmother, aunt.”

She continues: “When you think of me, you’re like, ‘Oh god, that hot girl from porn I watch’. It’s a little dissonant.”

 

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Mattel says the sheer magnetic attraction between herself and fans has resulted in theatre seats becoming “wet with desire” after a show. She even describes how one fan at a meet-and-great admitted to having sex dreams about the drag queen, which prompted her to ask further about the naughty fantasies. 

“I said, ‘Do I have a penis or a vagina [in the dreams]?’ and she goes, ‘Sometimes one, sometimes both’,” Mattel recalls. “I go, ‘OK work. Explore your sexuality, all your identities, be open with yourself. Life is short.’”

In her downtime, between a jam-packed schedule full of shows and travel, Trixie Mattel trains for another marathon and visits her local arcade slash restaurant Dave & Buster’s. She also takes the time to switch her phone on to play Pokemon Go and catch new creatures in a “new metropolitan area every day”. 

It might be a bit obviously, but Trixie Matell says that her favourite Pokemon are the “gay looking ones”, especially fairy types. 

“I just got this Lurantis that I think is really beautiful,” Mattel says. “Girl, you know I’ll always be a f*g – I love Slyveon.”

Trixie Mattel’s re-scheduled UK tour Grown Up is taking place between 24 April and 12 May and you can get tickets from Ticketmaster and ATG Tickets.

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