Phoenix (Brian Trapp) is a professional drag queen and performer from Atlanta, Georgia.
Phoenix competed on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3, where she was eliminated 2nd, placing 12th in the competition overall.
Drag Name OriginalityEdit
Brian chose the name "Phoenix" because of his drag style. He felt that his drag "Rises from the Ashes" from the quote "Phoenix rises from the ashes", so he chose the name Phoenix as his drag name.
Phoenix was eliminated on the 2nd episode of Season 3.
The main challenge was to split into teams to shoot a commercial/trailer for a fictional, sci-fi motion picture called "Drag Queens from Outer Space, and Drag Queens from Outer Space 2: Return to Uranus."
Phoenix was paired with Mariah Balenciaga in the mini-challenge, which allowed Phoenix and Mariah to be team captains.
Phoenix's team was chosen to act in the 1st film "Drag Queens from Outer Space."
In the end, Phoenix's team was up for elimination and Mariah's team won the challenge.
Phoenix was critiqued on being too difficult to work with on the set of the filming, Phoenix apparently kept looking away from the camera as she was acting. She also was critiqued for being too shy and out of her element.
So Phoenix was up to lip-sync for her life against Delta Work to perform Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". Delta's performance took the judges and the queens' attention. India Ferrah personally said that Phoenix looked like she was copying Lady Gaga's moves during the lip-sync, which she finds boring entertainment.
Delta outshined Phoenix, and Phoenix was sent home.
- During the Show
- "I can play well with others, my mom raised me well. But, I definitely do have a bitchy side!"
- "India is very like, painted. She's like old-school-drag. But it's cool to see that style of drag still amongst us."
- "I just broke my Dior sunglasses so I better win this sh**"
- "Evidently I'm copying her "amazing idea.""
- Started drag 10 years prior to the show.
- Very shy as a boy
|RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3|
| Winner: 1st: Raja
Other Contestants: 4th: Yara Sofia (Miss Congeniality), 5th: Shangela, 6th: Carmen Carrera, 7th: Delta Work,
Pit Crew: Jason Carter, Shawn Morales