Miss Vanjie Of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Is Basically An Honourary Canadian Now

Vanessa "Vanjie" Mateo is in a relationship with Canada's own Brooke Lynn Hytes.
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Miss Vanjie Of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Is Basically An Honourary Canadian Now

Fans of RuPaul's Drag Race and the innocent onlookers of queer Twitter have heard the name "Miss Vanjie" for over a year now. Ever since drag queen Vanessa "Vanjie" Mateo made her iconic exit from the show in episode one of season 10, the memes have only multiplied.

Gay culture is exiting a room backwards and saying “Miss Vanjie.... Miss Vanjie...”

March 28, 2018

Brought back "by popular demand" to compete on season eleven, Vanessa Mateo have proven she is much more than a one-time internet sensation. This girl is seriously lovable. With her loud, gravelly voice, expressive countenance, and sultry, feminine looks, Vanessa has charmed millions of viewers.

Now, Canada is one step closer to claiming her as our own. After teasing their affection for each other on last week's episode, Pop Buzz reports that it now appears that Vanessa and Canada's own Brooke Lynn Hytes have confirmed their relationship! In case you don't know, Toronto-born Brooke Lynn is the first Canadian queen to compete on the Emmy-award winning show.

She even first entered the werk room dressed as a glam Canadian mountie.

Brooke Lynn and Vanessa shared a brief kiss on television and took to Twitter to further pique speculation that they're dating.

🎶 Tale as old as time 🎶 😽 @bhytes1@vanessavanjie#DragRacepic.twitter.com/tfrbG1TLdM

March 22, 2019

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"Everyone let me introduce you to my toes," Vanessa captioned this photo, tagging Brooke Lynn:

She captioned the same photo on Twitter using iconic lines from the movie Grease: "summer lovin had me a blast Summer lovin happen so fast"

Brooke Lynn also shared a photo of the pair, captioning it "big guy in his favorite color and me in mine."

@bhytesembedded via  

Brooke also shared this perhaps suggestive photo on Twitter:

Get these toes @VanessaVanjie 🧡 pic.twitter.com/4lZzyiDfX5

March 26, 2019

Importantly, neither queen explicitly confirms that they are in a relationship and may just be capitalizing on fan speculation.

But if reports and rumours are true, then Vanessa Mateo is basically an honourary Canadian now. 

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We ship this relationship. If they one day consider marriage, then Vanessa could be on track to become a Canadian citizen. We can only dream.

Stay tuned for more news and catch "RuPaul's Drag Race" Thursdays on VH1.

Thomas MacDonald
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Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.
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