‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: How Trinity K. Bonet Got Her Drag Name
Trinity K. Bonet is a Beyoncé fan and a self-proclaimed pageant queen. She even shared her love for one action movie and the Kardashian family with her drag name.
Here’s what we know about this RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 6 contestant.
Trinity K. Bonet was a contestant on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 6
This contestant earned praise for her runways and, with the support of Bianca Del Rio, found her voice and star power. However, Trinity K. Bonet was eliminated from the series before earning the crown.
How did Trinity K. Bonet get her drag name?
This drag queen wouldn’t be the only performer who used the first name “Trinity,” as season 9 featured Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor. However, Trinity K. Bonet shared the meaning behind her drag name, even linking it back to a character from The Matrix.
“I picked Trinity after The Matrix and my last from Jasmine Bonet since I idolized her,” the drag performer said, according to TV Over Mind. The “K” in Trinity K. Bonet stands for Kardashian, in honor of the famous family.
A few RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants shared the origins of their stage names. The drag name “Trixie Mattel” came from a slur her stepfather used whenever the young drag performer was acting feminine. The “Mattel” part is a nod to Barbie, a doll manufactured by Mattel, Inc.
Courtney Act’s drag name is a nod to her Australian accent. With the accent, her name sounds like the phrase “caught in the act.” Katya’s last name was inspired by one of her favorite Russian gymnasts, Elena Zamolodchikova.
Trinity K. Bonet is a contestant on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 6’
Years after her appearance on the reality competition series, Bonet returned to the Werk Room for RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 6. In this spinoff, contestants have a chance at “rudemption” and the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”
“When you’re competing for something, you tend to forget your power,” Bonet said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I’d already wrapped my mind around anything that’s said to me is a matter of opinion and not necessarily affecting me. If I brought, I believed in it.”
“If I did it in the challenge, I gave it my best in the time that was given,” she continued. “Why am I beating myself up or allowing these people to make me feel like my drag is less than or that I’m less than or who I’ve created is less than because I’ve given them the authority to judge me? These girls need to be reminded that they’re dope.”
Outside of her work with RuPaul’s Drag Race, this performer appeared in Taylor Swift’s music video for “You Need To Calm Down,” along with Jade Jolie, Tatianna, Adore Delano, and others. New episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 6 premiere weekly on Paramount+.