Trixie Mattel, born Brian Michael Firkus on August 23, 1989, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is an American drag queen, singer-songwriter, and television personality. She rose to fame as a contestant on the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and eventually won the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars”.
|Name||Brian Michael Firkus|
|Stage Name||Trixie Mattel|
|Birth Date||August 23, 1989|
|Birthplace||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA|
|Education||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
|Profession||Drag Queen, Singer-Songwriter, Television Personality|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Years Active||2008 – Present|
|Estimated Net Worth||$4 million (as of 2023)|
Early Life and Education
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Trixie Mattel (Brian Firkus) had a difficult childhood, which she often references in her drag persona. Firkus attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned a BFA in Music Theatre.
Career Beginnings and Success
Firkus began performing drag in Milwaukee under the name Trixie Mattel, a reference to her traumatic childhood and the popular Mattel dolls. In 2014, she rose to prominence after being cast in the seventh season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” where she quickly became a fan favorite despite not winning.
Following her initial appearance, Trixie returned to compete in the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” in 2018, which she won. Her success on the show helped her launch a successful career as a singer-songwriter and television personality.
Trixie Mattel has released several country and folk albums and has co-hosted the web series “UNHhhh” and the Viceland program “The Trixie & Katya Show” with fellow “Drag Race” contestant Katya Zamolodchikova.
As of 2023, Trixie Mattel identifies as gay and is single. She uses she/her pronouns while in drag and he/him pronouns out of drag.
Legacy and Influence
Trixie Mattel has had a significant impact on the drag and LGBTQ+ community. Her unique drag aesthetic, comedic timing, and musical talents have made her a beloved figure within and outside of the “Drag Race” fandom.
Estimated Net Worth
As of 2023, Trixie Mattel’s estimated net worth is around $4 million. This wealth comes primarily from her work in the entertainment industry, including television appearances, music sales, and performances.