Who is Plastique Tiara? The Drag Performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race

Plastique Tiara Biography

Plastique Tiara Edwards, whose real name is Duc Tran Nguyen, is a Vietnamese-American drag queen, performer, and model who has graced the stages of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its spin-offs. 

Bio and Early Career

Born on April 11, 1997, Plastique Tiara hails from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She later found her home in Dallas, Texas, USA. Plastique’s drag name origin is a delightful blend of pop culture and creativity. She named herself after the My Little Pony character Diamond Tiara. However, to stand out, she switched to “Plastique”, alluding to the luxurious Barbie dolls made from cheap plastic material.

Plastique Tiara Age

Born on April 11, 1997, Plastique Tiara is currently 27 years old as of May 2024. She celebrates her birthday on the 11th of April, making her zodiac sign Aries.

Plastique Tiara from RuPaul's Drag Race
Plastique Tiara from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Drag Family 

Plastique’s drag mother is none other than the iconic Alyssa Edwards. As a member of Alyssa’s “Haus of Edwards”, Plastique shares her legacy with queens like Shangela, Laganja Estranja, Gia Gunn, and Vivienne Pinay.

Plastique Tiara Height

Standing tall at 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm), Plastique commands attention.

High School

Plastique Tiara went to Carroll Senior High School.

Plastique Tiara Pronouns

Tiara uses She/Her or They/Them (In Drag) He/Him or They/Them (Out of Drag) pronouns.

Artistry and Career

Plastique draws inspiration from Asian pop stars, infusing her style with elegance, femininity, and youthful energy. Her polished runway looks caught the judges’ eyes during the eleventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she placed eighth.

With over 2.3 million followers on Instagram, Plastique’s photos have even been reposted by Tyra Banks.

She represents the new generation of drag, where “drag is freedom”, allowing artists to be whoever they want to be and do whatever they desire.

Outside of drag, Nguyen (Plastique Tiara) is also known for being a hairdresser.  He has made wigs for many drag queens, including Aquaria, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, and PatrickStarrr. Besides that, he is also a music artist, releasing his debut single entitled “Irresistible” in April 2019.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Journey

Plastique’s journey on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 showcased her performance skills and runway finesse. She secured a well-deserved win in the seventh week. However, her reliance on Asian stereotypes hindered her in the improvisation challenge, leading to her elimination after a lip-sync against Vanessa Vanjie Mateo.

Plastique Tiara All Stars

Tiara is a cast member in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 9. Her performance trajectory is yet to unfold, but fans eagerly await her next moves. All Stars 9 premieres on May 17, 2024, on Paramount.

Meet RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 9 Cast

The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 9 features eight fabulous queens who are ready to sashay, and shantay, and compete for the coveted title. Here they are:

  1. Angeria Paris VanMicheals:
    • Age: 29
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
    • Original Season: 14 (3rd place)
    • Charity: To be announced
  2. Gottmik:
    • Age: 26
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
    • Original Season: 13 (3rd place)
    • CharityTrans Lifeline
  3. Jorgeous:
    • Age: 23
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
    • Original Season: 14 (6th place)
    • CharityNAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  4. Nina West:
    • Age: 44
    • Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
    • Original Season: 11 (6th place)
    • CharityThe Trevor Project
  5. Plastique Tiara:
    • Age: 26
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
    • Original Season: 11 (8th place)
    • CharityTAAF (Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia)
  6. Roxxxy Andrews:
    • Age: 39
    • Hometown: Orlando, Florida
    • Original Season: 5 (Runner-up), All Stars 2 (4th place)
    • CharityMiracle of Love
  7. Shannel:
    • Age: 44
    • Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Original Season: 1 (4th place), All Stars 1 (3rd place)
    • CharityADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
  8. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo:
    • Age: 31
    • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
    • Original Season: 10 (14th place), All Stars 4 (5th place)
    • CharityASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Plastique Tiara Net Worth

Tiara has an estimated net worth ranging between $300K and $2 million. She makes a living through content creation, brand collaborations, hairdressing, and TV appearances.

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