Sapphira Cristál (Drag Race) Bio, Real Name, Age, Parents, Dad, Ethnicity, Height, Partner, Job, Net worth

 Sapphira Cristál Biography

Born O’Neill Nichol Haynes (real name), Sapphira Cristál is a drag performer, trained composer, and opera singer originally from Houston, TX. She is a contestant in “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 16 on MTV. Cristál identifies as Non-Binary and goes by the pronouns She/Her.  She attended Eastman School of Music where she studied music composition, vocal performance, and opera. Cristál is also known as “La Diva Grande Dame de Philadelphie,”  and she was recently named 2023 BEST DRAG QUEEN WHO CAN ACTUALLY SING by Philly Magazine. She resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Sapphira Cristál Age | Birthday

Cristál is 35 years old as of 2023. She was born on September 27, 1988, so she celebrates her birthday on the 27th of September every year.

Sapphira Cristál Parents

Cristál, whose real name is O’Neill Nichol Haynes, was born in Houston, TX to her parents; Dawn Haynes (mother) and Saul Soliz (father). Her mom, Dawn Haynes is very supportive of her drag career. His dad, Saul Soliz was a mixed martial arts trainer also known as “Godfather of Texas MMA.” Unfortunately, Sapphira’s dad passed away in August 2021.

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Sapphira Cristál Ethnicity

Cristál holds a mixed ethnicity. She has both black and Mexican roots.

Sapphira Cristál Height

Cristál stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 7 inches (approximately).

Sapphira Cristál Partner

Cristál identifies as Non-Binary (gender) and pansexual. She has not publicly revealed her relationship status. We will update you once we have more information.


Sapphira Cristál attended Eastman School of Music where she studied music composition, vocal performance, and opera. She has a six-octave vocal range.

Sapphira Cristál Job

Cristál is a classically trained opera singer, composer, and drag queen/performer known for her theatrical lip sync style and six-octave vocal range. Cristál holds 14 pageant crowns — including Miss’d America 2020/2021 —and has performed nationwide. She has appeared twice at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival: first in 2019, when she sang on the same bill as Stephanie Blythe, and again in 2023, when she was featured as a headlining artist.

Cristál taught several years of master classes in drag makeup and performance at Emerson College, and she has given artist talks at Rockland Community College. (source:

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Sapphira Cristál is a contestant in “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 16 on MTV. She is a drag performer/queen, trained composer, and singer originally from Houston, TX, and now living in Philadelphia, PA.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiered on January 5, 2024, at 8 pm on MTV.  Her entrance quote was: “I think this place is haunted.”  Cristál is the first and so far only contestant across the Drag Race franchise to have won the first Mini-Challenge, Maxi-Challenge, and lip sync of a season.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Contestants

The other contestants in the 16th season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on MTV are:

Sapphira Cristál Net worth

Cristál has an estimated net worth that ranges between $500K and $600K. She is a drag performer, composer, and singer. Cristál is a contestant in “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 16.


Sapphira Cristal’s Instagram handle is @sapphiracristal, with over 52.5K followers as of January 2024.