Detox performing onboard Splendour of the Seas during Drag Stars at Sea Europe 2014.
June 3, 1985
Orlando, Florida U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California U.S.|
Detox Icunt, the stage name of Matthew Sanderson, 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.
Matthew Sanderson was born with his twin brother Michael to Tom and Patty Sanderson. He also has a sister, Heather. He attended Manatee High School before his family moved to North Carolina, where he graduated from South View High School in 2003. Sanderson started performing in drag while still a teenager in Florida. His drag mother was Florida performer Mizz Kori, who first put Detox into drag in an Orlando nightclub. Soon after his high school graduation, he moved to West Hollywood, Los Angeles.
In 2009, Sanderson was in a car accident that required his forehead to be reconstructed.
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. 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.
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  which debuted at number six on Billboard's Comedy Digital Songs, selling 3,000 downloads in its first week.; "Silicone", a parody of "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn; and "Blurred Bynes", a parody of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. The accompanying videos all became viral hits with views in the multi-millions.
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. Detox won the children's TV show-themed main challenge in the episode "Draggle Rock." 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. Detox finished the season in 4th place.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Willam Belli featuring Detox and Vicky Vox)
|"Boy Is a Bottom"
(Vicky Vox featuring Detox and Willam Belli)
|"Can I Get an Amen?"
(RuPaul featuring the Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5)
(Detox featuring Willam Belli and Vicky Vox)
(Detox featuring Willam Belli and Vicky Vox)
|"This Is How We Jew It"||2015||—||Christmas Queens|
|"Pretty Lady" (Kesha featuring Lady Lloyd and Detox)||2012||N/A (Unreleased Track)|
|"Starfucker" (Willam Belli featuring Detox and Vicky Vox)||The Wreckoning|
|"Read U Wrote U" (RuPaul featuring Detox, Alaska, Katya & Roxxxy Andrews)||2016||Non-album singles|
|2013||RuPaul's Drag Race||Himself||4th place; Eliminated Episode 11|
|2013||RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked||Himself|
|2014||Drag Queens of London Episode 2||Himself|
|2016||RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars||Himself||Season 2 – Top 3|
|2017||Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul||Himself|
|2012–13||Neil's Puppet Dreams||Drag performer||Episode 5: "Dream Bump"|
|2015||Oh, Pit Crew!||Host|
Music video appearances
|2008||"Disturbia" (Rihanna)||Anthony Mandler|
|2008||"Undead" (Hollywood Undead)||Jonas Åkerlund|
|2010||"Take It Off" (Version 2) (Kesha)||SKINNY|
|2010||"Sleazy Remix 2.0: Get Sleazier" (Kesha)||Nicholaus Goossen|
|2011||"S&M" (Rihanna)||Melina Matsoukas|
|2012||"Gimme All Your Blood" (Jackie Beat)||Austin Young|
|2012||"Prom Night" (Jeffree Star)||Robby Starbuck|
|2013||"Applause" (Lyric video) (Lady Gaga)||Lady Gaga|
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- "See Chad Michaels Perform with the Dreamgirls Revue!". World of Wonder. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
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- "Tranimal Master Class Workshop on Vimeo". Vimeo. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- 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.
- Lucid, Michael (29 November 2011). "The Daily Freak Show: James Goes To "Showgirls in Drag"". World of Wonder. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- "Phillips Drag Spoof, Parodies Fast Food Chain's 'Anti-Gay' Controversy (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Kinser, Jeremy (20 March 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Willam Belli on Drag Queens Eating at Chick-Fil-A". The Advocate. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- "'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.
- Caulfied, Keith (8 February 2013). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Divas Debut in Top 10 on Billboard Dance Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Coughlan, Maggie (19 November 2012). "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 Contestants Announced". People. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Sava, Olivia (12 February 2013). "Draggle Rock". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Parker, Lyndsey (5 March 2013). "Great Musical Moments In Reality TV: RuPaul’s "Can I Get An Amen"". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race season 2 cast revealed — exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
- Stern, Bradley (10 May 2012). "Ke$ha's Such a "Pretty Lady"". MuuMuse. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- "Willam - The Wreckoning (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "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.
- Resnick, Jordan. "Detox - The RuPaul's Drag Race season 3 Audition Reel". Vimeo. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- 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.
- "Born this way? LA Drag Queens lash out at Gaga". Edge Boston. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- Wood, Joey (21 March 2012). "VIDEO: Jackie Beat "Gimme All Your Blood"". Feast of Fun. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- 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.
|RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars runner-up
All Stars 2 (2016)