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Trixie Mattel confirms she is taking a break from drag

Trixie Mattel says she is stepping away from drag for a while for a much deserved break! The popular drag queen has been booked and busy since first appearing on season 3 of Drag Race All Stars. 

The 34 year-old runs a YouTube channel, owns a cosmetics company, has a podcast she co-hosts with BFF Katya, and has hosted several seasons of Drag Race recap show The Pit Stop. 





Mattel first mentioned her desire for a break in an interview on the Zach Sang Show shared on May 24.

"I think, now, I'm a little more interested in work-life balance. I certainly haven't mastered that yet, but this is my sixth day in drag this week, which is a little heavy for me," Trixie explained. "I'm going on a three-month break: July, August, September. [It's] my first-ever break. I'm going to Alaska, [because] I've never worked there, and I probably never will, and I want to see what the vibe is."

Then Mattel officially confirmed her plans for a step away in an interview with Elle, on June 11.

"I'm going on a three or four-month sabbatical: July, August, September, and October. I'm not even doing social media, so I'm going to really be gone for a while. I'm probably not going to come back at the full speed of Trixie anymore. The Trixie we know, the Trixie that is on every YouTube video, on every show, and every TV show, I just can't sustain that anymore."

She continued, "This giant rat wheel that I've been running on, I need to pull back a lot. So it will be honestly this phase of everybody being like, 'You're everywhere. How do you do it?' You do it by running yourself in the ground. I want a family, and I want a life, and I haven't really had that. I'll probably grow a beard.”

“Besides, the other drag queens have been waiting for me to take my high heel off their throats for years. They love it when I get a sick day. Those f*cking b*tches love it when I get sick. They love it."

We know our girl Trixie is going to come back to the scene better than ever!


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