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Detox performing onboard Splendour of the Seas during Drag Stars at Sea Europe 2014.
Matthew Sanderson

(1985-06-03) June 3, 1985 (age 33)
ResidenceChicago, Illinois U.S.
Other namesDetox, Sebastian Ford
OccupationDrag performer, Reality television personality
Years active2012–present

Matthew Sanderson,[1] better known by the stage name Detox Icunt or mononymously as Detox, is an American drag performer and recording artist. Detox was a fixture in the Southern California drag scene before gaining prominence on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Early life[edit]

In 2009, Sanderson was in a car accident that required his forehead to be reconstructed.[2]


Detox Icunt at RuPaul's Dragcon (2017)

Detox has appeared in music videos with Ke$ha and Rihanna and is a member of Chad Michaels' Dreamgirls Revue, the longest-running female-impersonation show in California.[3] He is also a member of the band Tranzkuntinental. The band was started by Charlie Paulson and Xander Smith and features drag queens Kelly Mantle, Rhea Litré, Vicky Vox, and Willam Belli.[4][5]

Detox modeled as part of the Tranimal Master Class Workshop at the Machine Project. The event was photographed by Austin Young.[6]

In 2011, Detox acted in Showgirls in Drag, a live adaptation of Showgirls. The production was directed by Stephen Guarino and played at the Dragonfly nightclub in Hollywood.[7][8]

In March 2012, Willam Belli released "Chow Down," a parody of "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips.[9] The song featured Detox and Vicky Vox, who co-wrote the parody's lyrics.[10]

The three began performing under the name DWV, a dual reference that takes note of their first initials (Detox, Willam and Vicky) while also parodying the group SWV. Together they released several other singles: "Boy is a Bottom," a parody of "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys [11] which debuted at number six on Billboard's Comedy Digital Songs, selling 3,000 downloads in its first week.;[12] "Silicone", a parody of "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn; and "Blurred Bynes", a parody of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke.[13]

In November 2012, Logo announced that Detox was among 14 drag queens who would be competing on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.[14] Detox won the children's TV show-themed main challenge in the episode "Draggle Rock."[15] As part of the show, Detox sang on the "We Are the World"-inspired song "Can I Get an Amen?" The song's proceeds helped benefit the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.[16] Detox finished the season in 4th place.

In June 2016, Detox was announced as one of the cast members on the second season of RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race,[17] where he was a runner up.

In 2017, Detox appeared in the film Cherry Pop, directed by Assaad Yacoub, alongside fellow Drag Race alumni Tempest DuJour, Mayhem Miller and Bob the Drag Queen.[18]

In April 2019, Lizzo released a second music video for her song "Juice", in which Detox makes an appearance.[19]



Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Comedy
"Chow Down"
(Willam Belli featuring Detox and Vicky Vox)
2012 12 The Wreckoning
"Boy Is a Bottom"
(Vicky Vox featuring Detox and Willam Belli)
2013 6 Non-album singles
"Can I Get an Amen?"
(RuPaul featuring the Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5)
(Detox featuring Willam Belli and Vicky Vox)
"Blurred Bynes"
(Detox featuring Willam Belli and Vicky Vox)
"This Is How We Jew It" 2015 Christmas Queens
"Supersonic" 2016 Non-album single
"She's Gotta Habit" 2017 Non-album single
"#SueList" 2018 Non-album single
"I Like It Like That" 2018 Non-album single

Other appearances[edit]

Song Year Album
"Pretty Lady" (Kesha featuring Lady Lloyd and Detox)[20] 2012 N/A (Unreleased Track)
"Starfucker" (Willam Belli featuring Detox and Vicky Vox)[21] The Wreckoning
"Read U Wrote U" (RuPaul featuring Detox, Alaska, Katya & Roxxxy Andrews) 2016 Non-album singles



Year Title Role Notes
2013 RuPaul's Drag Race Himself 4th place; Eliminated Episode 11
2013 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Himself
2013 NewNowNext Awards Himself
2014 Drag Queens of London Episode 2 Himself
2015 Skin Wars Himself
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Himself Season 2 – Runner-up
2017 Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul Himself
2018 Botched Himself Season 4, Episode 19

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–13 Neil's Puppet Dreams[22] Drag performer Episode 5: "Dream Bump"
2015 Oh, Pit Crew! Host


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Cherry Pop Detox Icunt Credited as Detox Icunt
Direct to video

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Director
2008 "Disturbia" (Rihanna)[23] Anthony Mandler
2008 "Undead" (Hollywood Undead)[23] Jonas Åkerlund
2010 "Backstabber" (Kesha)[23] N/A
2010 "Take It Off" (Version 2) (Kesha)[24] SKINNY
2010 "Sleazy Remix 2.0: Get Sleazier" (Kesha) Nicholaus Goossen
2011 "S&M" (Rihanna)[25] Melina Matsoukas
2012 "Gimme All Your Blood" (Jackie Beat)[26] Austin Young
2012 "Prom Night" (Jeffree Star) Robby Starbuck
2013 "Applause" (Lyric video) (Lady Gaga)[27] Lady Gaga


  1. ^ "'Drag Race' All Star Detox Sues Managers For Fraud". Instinct. 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  2. ^ Sanderson, Matthew. "The Accident". Facebook. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ "See Chad Michaels Perform with the Dreamgirls Revue!". World of Wonder. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  4. ^ Lecaro, Lina (2 May 2011). "L.A.'s A Drag: The Reign of Raja, Tranzkuntinental (and Adam Lambert) On Stage and the Dance Floor". LA Weekly. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  5. ^ Horbelt, Stephan (13 October 2011). "Scream Queens: Meet the Ghouls of Tranzkuntinental". Frontiers. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Tranimal Master Class Workshop on Vimeo". Vimeo. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  7. ^ Lecaro, Lina (15 November 2011). "Showgirls in Drag at the Dragonfly: The Classic Elizabeth Berkley Film, With Cross-Dressing". LA Weekly. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  8. ^ Lucid, Michael (29 November 2011). "The Daily Freak Show: James Goes To "Showgirls in Drag"". World of Wonder. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Phillips Drag Spoof, Parodies Fast Food Chain's 'Anti-Gay' Controversy (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  10. ^ Kinser, Jeremy (20 March 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Willam Belli on Drag Queens Eating at Chick-Fil-A". The Advocate. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  11. ^ "'Boy Is A Bottom' Music Video Parody From Drag Queens Of 'Chow Down (At Chick-Fil-A)' (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  12. ^ Caulfied, Keith (8 February 2013). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Divas Debut in Top 10 on Billboard Dance Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  13. ^ Nicols, James (11 November 2013). "DWV, Draq Queen Trio Featuring Detox, Willam And Vicky Vox, Release 'Blurred Bynes" (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  14. ^ Coughlan, Maggie (19 November 2012). "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 Contestants Announced". People. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  15. ^ Sava, Olivia (12 February 2013). "Draggle Rock". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  16. ^ Parker, Lyndsey (5 March 2013). "Great Musical Moments In Reality TV: RuPaul's "Can I Get An Amen"". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  17. ^ "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race season 2 cast revealed — exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  18. ^ "Bob The Drag Queen, Detox, Latrice Royale Star In The Drag Comedy "Cherry Pop"". NewNowNext. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  19. ^ Zemler, Emily (April 18, 2019). "Watch 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Join Lizzo in New 'Juice' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  20. ^ Stern, Bradley (10 May 2012). "Ke$ha's Such a "Pretty Lady"". MuuMuse. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  21. ^ "Willam - The Wreckoning (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  22. ^ "Joe Manganiello, Willam, Detox & David Burtka Appear In The Latest Webisode Of Neil's Puppet Dreams". Instinct. 8 January 2013. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  23. ^ a b c Resnick, Jordan. "Detox - The RuPaul's Drag Race season 3 Audition Reel". Vimeo. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  24. ^ Lecaro, Lina (13 October 2010). "Which Flamboyant LA Underground Characters Are Infiltrating the Mainstream? And Which One is the Next Cross(dressing)over Star?". LA Weekly. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  25. ^ "Born this way? LA Drag Queens lash out at Gaga". Edge Boston. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  26. ^ Wood, Joey (21 March 2012). "VIDEO: Jackie Beat "Gimme All Your Blood"". Feast of Fun. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  27. ^ Bagwell, Matt (August 19, 2013). "Lady Gaga 'Applause' Video: Singer Unveils Official Full Length Clip For Her New Single (WATCH)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 20, 2013.

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