Roxxxy Andrews

Michael W. Feliciano, known by his stage name Roxxxy Andrews (born September 23, 1983), is an American drag performer who came to international attention on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.

Roxxxy Andrews
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Andrews in Orlando, Florida, 2016
Born
Michael W. Feliciano[1]

(1983-09-23) September 23, 1983 (age 39)
OccupationDrag performer
Known for

Life and careerEdit

Feliciano grew up in North Miami Beach, Florida. He is of Puerto Rican and Cuban-American ancestry.[2] He revealed on Drag Race that his mother abandoned him and his sister at a bus stop as a child. He was raised by his grandmother, Sonja, who appeared on a special episode of Drag Race All Stars 2 for a makeover challenge.

Roxxxy is a member of the Haus of Andrews, founded by 1986 Miss Continental winner Tandi Andrews (1964–1995). Roxxxy's drag mother was Erica Andrews (1969–2013). Roxxxy’s drag career began in Orlando at Parliament and Pulse nightclubs and later began competing in the drag pageantry system. Andrews won Miss Continental Plus in 2010.

In November 2012, Logo announced that Feliciano was among 14 drag queens who would be competing on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. As Roxxxy Andrews, Feliciano won the first main challenge of the season in "RuPaullywood or Bust" and the make-over challenge in "Super Troopers". In the episode "RuPaul Roast", Roxxxy lip-synced against Alyssa Edwards to Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair". In the lip-sync, Roxxxy pulled off her wig to reveal another wig underneath. RuPaul decided not to eliminate either queen. RuPaul later declared that it was the best lip-sync battle ever.[3] Throughout the series, Roxxxy expressed annoyance at how "comedy queens" who were "unpolished" were winning challenges and not going home, an opinion often directed toward Jinkx Monsoon, which resulted in backlash from viewers.[4] In May 2013, during the reunion Jinkx Monsoon was crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar" while Roxxxy and Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 were declared runners-up.

In June 2016, it was announced that Roxxxy would return to Rupaul's Drag Race for the second season of All Stars.[5] During the first episode, "All Star Talent Show Extravaganza", Andrews became the first contestant in the show's history to win the first challenge on both seasons they appeared in. Andrews also became the first contestant in the show's history to survive being in the bottom five times, making it to the season's finale, and ultimately placing fourth.[6]

Feliciano started drag at Pulse, the gay nightclub where the Orlando nightclub shooting took place on June 12, 2016. Three days later, on June 15, he shared to Instagram a new tattoo that he got in honor of the 49 lives lost and 53 wounded in the shooting. The tattoo is of Pulse's logo with a red heartbeat line drawn through the middle.[7]

In July 2020, he returned to the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars as a Lip-Sync Assassin.[8]

TitlesEdit

  • Miss Metropolitan Continental Plus 2008, winner[9]
  • Miss Gay Florida USofA at Large 2009, second alternate[9]
  • Miss West Virginia Continental Plus 2009, winner[9]
  • Miss Shining Star Continental Plus 2010, winner[9]
  • Miss Continental Plus 2010, winner[9]
  • Miss West Virginia Continental 2012, winner[9]
  • Miss Gay Southernmost USofA 2015, first alternate[9]
  • Miss Angel City Continental 2019, winner[9]

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Ref
2020 The Queens Herself [10]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Season 5 – runner-up
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Season 5
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2 – 4th place
2020 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 5) Guest (“Lipsync Assassin”)
Episode: "The Charles Family Backyard Ball"
[11]
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked (season 2)

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Ring My Bell Herself Guest [12]
2017 Queen to Queen Herself Guest, with Detox Icunt [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael W Feliciano". Ancestry Institute. Ancestry. Retrieved November 12, 2022.
  2. ^ Roxxxy interview Archived 2021-01-14 at the Wayback Machine accessed October 21, 2016
  3. ^ "RuPaul on David Bowie, Natalie Cole, and 100 Episodes of 'Drag Race' Herstory".
  4. ^ "The Internet Hates Roxxxy Andrews". BuzzFeed.
  5. ^ "Logo Announces Contestants For "RuPaul's All Star Drag Race" Season 2".
  6. ^ "All Stars Supergroup". RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Season 2. Episode 8. October 13, 2016. Logo TV.
  7. ^ "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Roxxxy Andrews Gets Tattoo in Honor of Orlando Shooting Victims". Evan Real. 16 June 2016.
  8. ^ "The Charles Family Backyard Ball". RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Season 5. Episode 6. July 10, 2020. VH1.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Roxxxy Andrews". Our Community Roots. 15 June 2018.
  10. ^ Dunne, Peter (August 7, 2020). "The Queens documentary focuses on the trans contestants of major drag pageant". GCN. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  11. ^ McCallian, Paul (July 10, 2020). "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Recap: Family Matters". Vulture. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  12. ^ Roxxxy Andrews - Ring My Bell. YouTube. July 11, 2013. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  13. ^ Queen To Queen: Roxxxy & Detox | RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Season 2) | Logo. YouTube. October 31, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2019.

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