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Drag Name

Detox / Detox Icunt

Real Name

Matthew Sanderson

From

Los Angeles, California

Season Cast

Season 5

Placing

4th Place (Eliminated Episode 11)

Detox Icunt, also known mononymously as Detox, is an American drag performer and recording artist. Detox was a fixture in the Southern California drag scene before gaining prominence on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

CareerEdit

Detox has appeared in music videos with Ke$ha and Rihanna and is a member of Chad Michaels' Dreamgirls Revue, the longest-running female-impersonation show in California. He is also a member of the band Tranzkuntinental. The band was started by Charlie Paulson and Xander Smith and features drag queens Kelly Mantle, Rhea Litré, Vicky Vox, and Willam Belli.

Detox modeled as part of the Tranimal Master Class Workshop at the Machine Project. The event was photographed by Austin Young.

In 2011, Detox acted in Showgirls in Drag, a live adaptation of Showgirls. The production was directed by Stephen Guarino and played at the Dragonfly nightclub in Hollywood.

In March 2012, Willam Belli released "Chow Down," a parody of "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips. The song featured and was co-written by Detox and Vicky Vox.

The three began performing under the name DWV, a dual reference that takes note of their first initials (Detox, Willam and Vicky) while also parodying the group SWV. Together they released several other singles: "Boy is a Bottom," a parody of "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys which debuted at number six on Billboard's Comedy Digital Songs, selling 3,000 downloads in its first week.; "Silicone", a parody of "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn; and "Blurred Bynes", a parody of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. The accompanying videos all became viral hits with views in the multi-millions.

RuPaul's Drag RaceEdit

Dextox first featured in Rupaul's Drag Race in Season 1 on episode 7, which was the recap special, when Rupaul was showcasing some of the unsuccessful applicants for that season. The episode showed Detox discussing an incident in which he "went through the windshield of a car". Among the queens shown who didn't make it on that season were future contestants, Raven, Pandora Boxx, Sahara Davenport, Nicole Paige Brooks, and Alaska (going by her full name Alaska Thunderfuck) who Detox would go on to compete with on Season 5.

Detox appeared a second time on the show during episode 1 of Season 3 which was the casting special. Her live audition was once again showcased amongst many other unsuccessful applicants for that season, once again along with future fellow contestant Alaska.

Although appearing in past seasons, Detox did not officially compete on the show until season 5. In November of 2012, Logo announced that Detox was among 14 drag queens who would be competing on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Detox won the children's TV show-themed main challenge in the episode 3 "Draggle Rock". As part of the show, Detox sang on the "We Are the World"-inspired song "Can I Get an Amen?". The song's proceeds helped benefit the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

During the show, Detox teamed up with fellow contestants Alaska, and Roxxy Andrews to form an alliance called "Rolaskatox", in which panel judge Michelle Visage would warn against. The alliance was finally broken during episode 11, "Sugar Ball", when Detox was eliminated, placing 4th in the competition.

RuPaul's Drag Race Stats:Edit

Detox
Season Competed: Season 5
Ranking: 4th Place
Mini-Challenges Won: 5 (ep. 1, 2, 5, 6, 9)
Times as Team Captain: 2 (ep. 2, 9)
Main Challenges Won: 1 (ep. 3)
Times in Bottom Two: 3 (ep. 5, 10, 11)
Episode Eliminated: ep. 34
  • Detox holds the record for the contestant with the most mini-challenge wins in one season, with a total of 5 wins.
  • Detox won the role of team captain twice during her season.
  • Detox won only one main challenge during her season, in episode 3 "Draggle Rock".
  • Detox was eliminated in 4th place in episode 11, "Sugar Ball"

DiscographyEdit

Detox, alongside Cher Lloyd, was featured on an officially "unreleased" song by pop icon, Pierce Hawthorn titled "Pocket Full of Hawthornes". The song was an anthem dedicated to drag queens /crossdressers/transgendered/tissued dead peoples. 


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5
Winner: 1st: Jinkx Monsoon

Runners-Up: 2nd & 3rd: Alaska & Roxxxy Andrews

Other Contestants: 4th: Detox, 5th: Coco Montrese, 6th: Alyssa Edwards, 7th: Ivy Winters (Miss Congeniality), 8th: Jade Jolie, 9th: Lineysha Sparx,
10th & 11th: Honey Mahogany & Vivienne Pinay, 12th: Monica Beverly Hillz, 13th: Serena Cha Cha, 14th: Penny Tration

Judges: RuPaul, Santino Rice, Michelle Visage

Pit Crew: Jason Carter, Shawn Morales

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