Vanessa Vanjie Mateo was always pretty known of the drag circuit and huge in her hometown of Tampa. Vanessa was named by her Drag Mother, Alexis Mateo. She named her Vanessa because she looks like Ursula's human form from Disney's The Little Mermaid She received "Vanjie" because Alexis can't pronounce "Banjee". She is a member of the Haus of Mateo, hence her surname. While she may be new to some, Miss Vanjieeeeeee shakes and stirs things up in Tampa and is known for her sleek ghetto, or banjie looks. As Vanessa exited the stage this season on RuPaul's Drag Race, she backed away and said her name three times in different tempos: "Miss Vanjie...Miss Vannnnjie...Miss...Vanjieeeeeeee..." This clip from her elimination lead to a blow up of her name and creation of a popular Internet meme; fans have included the quote in image macros as well as clips from various TV shows and movies.
Opinions were divided between whether Vanessa or Kalorie should have went home first. While some fans claimed that Vanessa deserved to stay as she was a contestant of great charm, many others considered her performance less entertaining than her opponent during the 'lip-sync. But there is no denying she is funny as hell, and has great style...and can perform apparently very well, as the Lad met her on his recent vacation back in April. I just wonder if he tried he behaved himself? To check out Miss Vannnnnjieeee click here for her site and touring schedule..