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Cynthia Lee Fontaine is the stage name of Carlos Hernandez, a drag performer from Austin, Texas. She is one of 12 contestants to compete on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Cynthia was sent home on episode 3 "Ruco's Empire" after losing a lip sync of 'Mesmerized' by Faith Evans to Robbie Turner. Her drag mothers are Kayra Lee and Kathy La Fontaine. She was crowned Miss Congeniality of Season 8.

Cynthia returns to the competition on the second episode of Season 9 as the "fourteenth queen" of the season.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Season 8

Cynthia Lee Fontaine
Season Competed: Season 8 Season 9
Ranking: 10th (Miss Congeniality) TBA
Mini-Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 2) TBA
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2) 1 (Ep.2)
Main Challenges Won: 0 TBA
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 3) 1 (Ep. 5)
Episode Eliminated: Ep. 3 TBA

Season 9

Cynthia entered the competition as the surprise 14th queen in episode two, "She Done Already Done Brought It On" . Because of her entering the competition, many of the queens were frustrated that they would have to deal with another queen. At the beginning of the episode, she was assigned team captain to the "B-52 Bombers". She performed well in the challenge, and had a good runway look. In Untucked, the queens praised her for being so kind.

In episode five "Reality Stars: The Musical", Cynthia was assigned the role of Kim Kardashian in "Kardashian: The Musical". She forgot her words to her part, which landed her in the bottom two against Farrah Moan. After the lip-sync, Eureka was brought up, and she was disqualified for medical reasons due to an injury sustained in the cheer challenge. Due to this, Cynthia and Farrah were saved.


  • "How you doin' mis amores? Do you want to see my cucu?" (Season 8 entrance)
  • "I'm as sexy as a goddesses and as funny as a claayn"
  • "I'm from Puerto Rico, but I live in Austin, Texas yaaawl!"
  • "Corselet"
  • "I think Acid Berry..."
  • "Technical problems by Cynthia Lee Fontaine"
  • "GPS signal lost"
  • "I'm a strong gay woman!"
  • Puerto Rican frog whistle noises*
  • "I thought it was funny"
  • "My heart is falling out of my cucu."
  • "Naysha is always giving like sexy J-Lo boomshell."
  • "How you doin' mis amores? Are you ready to see my cucu, AGAIN?" (Season 9 entrance)
  • "I have a cucu, but you have a CUCU, girl" (to Kimora Blac)
  • "I'm intolerant lactose" (to Charlie Hides)
  • "Come on English lessons!" (to Kimora Blac)


  • She has the same boy first name as Madame LaQueer and the same boy last name as Alisa Summers, two queens from Season 4.
  • She had been mispronouncing Acid Betty's name as 'Acid Berry' for two episodes.
  • It was revealed in Season 9 that she had suffered from Stage One Liver Cancer, but has since then recovered.
  • Was repeatedly visited by Acid Betty while in recovery
  • She is the lowest ranking queen to win Miss Congeniality, at 10th place.
  • She moved from Puerto Rico to Texas in 2008.
  • Cynthia is the first queen to be a team captain on episode 2 of two seperate seasons.
  • Cynthia's drag sister is Trinity Taylor.[1]
  • Cynthia is the second queen, after Shangela, to be on two different seasons (excluding All Stars seasons).
  • Cynthia supported Farrah Moan and helped her get gigs early on in her drag career.



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