Trinity Taylor

Trinity "The Tuck" Taylor (born December 10, 1985)[1][2] is the stage name of Ryan Taylor,[3] an American drag queen and recording artist most known for competing on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and winning RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 4 along with Monét X Change. Trinity went by Trinity "the Tuck" Taylor, but as of the debut of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars she is known as Trinity the Tuck.[4] In June 2019, New York magazine published the results from their panel of judges and writers which ranked her in the top twenty Drag Race superstars.[5]

Trinity The Tuck
Trinity the Tuck Taylor at Dragcon by dvsross (lol).jpg
Ryan Taylor

(1985-12-10) December 10, 1985 (age 34)
Known for
PredecessorTrixie Mattel

Early lifeEdit

Taylor was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Trussville and Springville, Alabama, attending Springville High School.[3] Shortly after his birth, Taylor was raised by his grandparents due to his mother contracting HIV and subsequently dying.[6] His drag mother is Jordan Kennedy.[7]


Trinity was named Miss Pulse by Pulse nightclub in 2011.[8][9][10] She has won several national pageants, including National Entertainer of the year (against Alyssa Edwards) in 2014[11] and Miss National Renaissance 2016.[12] She has also performed worldwide as a backup dancer for Andy Bell from Erasure.[13]

Trinity in 2019

In February 2017, Trinity was announced being among fourteen contestants for the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.[14] She won three challenges during the course of the competition, in episodes three, seven and ten.[15] Trinity placed in the top four overall, after losing a lip sync to "Stronger" by Britney Spears against Peppermint.[16] She was referenced in a skit on Saturday Night Live in May 2017.[17]

Trinity was announced to compete on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars on November 9, 2018.[18] She was referred to as Trinity the Tuck instead of Trinity Taylor.[19] Following her appearance on All Stars, Trinity was interviewed by Vogue for paying homage to a famous Prada dress worn by Sarah Paulson.[20] Paulson publicly thanked Trinity for the special honor through several of her social media platforms.[21] Trinity later won the season in a tie with Monét X Change, having placed in the top two four times throughout the competition (in episodes one, three, seven, and nine) as well as winning two lipsyncs which gave her the power to eliminate Jasmine Masters in episode one and Latrice Royale in episode nine.[22]

On November 3, 2019, Trinity launched her podcast WERK With Trinity the Tuck which features recurring and special guests.[23] She has also continued to release new episodes of her Youtube series Talking With The Tuck.[24]

In 2020, Trinity appeared in the Netflix original AJ and the Queen as a well-known pageant drag queen.[25] She was cast to be one of ten Drag Race alumni to be on RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race, where she will help give a celebrity a drag makeover as they compete for the title of "America's Next Celebrity Drag Superstar".[26] Trinity was featured on Out Magazine, Gay Times, Pink News and various other press publications for her tribute project where she recreated iconic runway looks from previous Rupaul's Drag Race winners. The project, a collaboration with her boyfriend Leo Llanos, has garnered her high praise from fans, Drag Race alumni and press outlets for its captivating imagery and reinvented fashion styles.[27][28][29]

In June 2020, Trinity interviewed Cyndi Lauper, as part of the Youtube series We Stan, to talk about the Stonewall Riots and the importance of activism.[30][31]


During the first episode of All Stars 4, she premiered an original comedy song titled "The Perfect Tuck" during the episode's variety show and won the challenge.[32] The song was released for digital download on the same day.[citation needed] Her second solo single, a dance track called "The Face, The Body", was released on January 25, 2019.[33] A music video for her third single, "I Call Shade", was released on February 14, 2019, and features Peppermint. The music video has over a million views.[34] Her debut album Plastic premiered at number 9 on the Billboard Comedy chart.[35]

She appeared in the music videos for Latrice Royale's "Excuse the Beauty" and Aja's "I Don't Wanna Brag".[36][37]

She portrayed Lady Gaga in the music video for Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" on June 17, 2019.[38] Later that year, Trinity reprised her Lady Gaga character and opened the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards with Taylor Swift.[39] Prior to attending the VMA's, Taylor Swift stated she wouldn’t perform on the show unless the cast were also given awards engraved with their own names for their work on "You Need To Calm Down". That same night she won Video of the Year and as such Trinity was given her own Moon Man award.[40] On November 29, 2019, Trinity released a promotional holiday single called Trinity Ruins Christmas.[41]

Personal lifeEdit

As of at least mid-2017, Taylor lives in Orlando, Florida with his boyfriend.[42] He has had plastic surgery, including having his ears pinned and a rhinoplasty by Dr. Miami's Michael Salzhauer.[14]



Year Title Role Notes Ref
2017 RuPaul's Drag Race (season 9) Contestant 3rd/4th Place
2018–19 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 4) Contestant Winner
2019 Botched Herself Guest [citation needed]
2020 AJ and the Queen Danielle Dupri Guest appearance; Episode "Dallas" [citation needed]
2020 RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race Herself/Mentor RuPaul's Drag Race Spin-Off [43]
2020 Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Herself Season 17, Episode 43 [44]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist
2018 "Excuse the Beauty" Latrice Royale
2018 "I Don't Wanna Brag" Aja
2019 "The Face The Body Herself
2019 "I Call Shade" Herself
2019 "You Need to Calm Down" Taylor Swift

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2016 – present Talking with The Tuck Herself Ongoing Web Series [45]
2017 Drag Queen Carpool Herself Guest, one episode [46]
2017 Rupaul's Drag Race: Untucked Herself Season 9 [47]
2018 Wow Presents Herself [48]
2018 Hey Qween Herself 1 Episode [49]
2018 Cosmopolitan Herself Cosmo Queens [50]
2019 – present WERK With Trinity The Tuck Host Podcast [23]
2020 We Stan Herself Web Series [51]


Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Comedy
  • Released: February 22, 2019
  • Label: Producer Entertainment Group
  • Formats: Digital download


As lead artistEdit

Title Year Album
"The Perfect Tuck" 2018 Plastic
"The Face, The Body" 2019
"I Call Shade"
(featuring Peppermint)
"Trinity Ruins Christmas" 2019 Promotional Single

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album
"Category Is"
(RuPaul featuring Peppermint, Shea Coulee, Sasha Velour, & Trinity Taylor)
2017 non-album single
"Don't Funk It Up"
(RuPaul featuring Trinity The Tuck, Valentina, Manila Luzon, Latrice Royale, & Gia Gunn)
"Super Queen"
(RuPaul featuring Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, & Trinity The Tuck)


  • Werk the World[53]
  • War on the Catwalk[54]
  • A Drag Queen Christmas[55]
  • Haters Roast[56]
  • Plastic World Tour[57]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Work Results Ref.
2019 Reality Television Awards Fan Favorite RuPaul's Drag Race Won [58]
MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" Won [40]


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