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Vanessa ‘Vanjie’ Mateo’s ‘Miss Vanjie’ Meme Is the Victory She Deserves

Come and get these cookies, baby.

In only one 90-minute show (two hours if you count Untucked), drag queen Vanessa Vanjie Mateo left quite an impact on Drag Race fans. As I wrote in my episode one recap, her unapologetic bold commentary made her a favorite and she dispensed enough one-liners per minute to qualify for a Jasmine Masters video.

The most iconic one liner may have been the repetition of her name, “Miss Vanjie,” as she exited the runway after her loss to Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams. “Miss Vanjie” has already taken on a life of its own.

According to one Reddit thread, Mateo went on saying “Miss Vanjie” for about three minutes before she finally sashaying away.

World of Wonder: RELEASE THE FOOTAGE!

We’re waiting.


Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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