It is hard to not feel bad for the first person eliminated off of a reality TV show. Viewers don't really get a chance to meet them and they're often easily forgotten. However, memes and tweets about Drag Race star Vanessa Vanjie Mateo have proven she won't soon be forgotten. That's because her exit was one of the most iconic ever seen on any Drag Race season.
Loosing a lip-sync battle to Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams (who was then eliminated in Episode 2), Vanjie was devastated. Through tears on the show, she said that "to go home first is the worst" and she felt that she had let her drag mother Alexis Mateo down. In an interview with Billboard, she revealed that what she said was not planned and really had no inherent meaning. She was sad and that was just a genuine reaction from her as she left. "I decided to give [the judges] my name, and I said "F*ck it. Might as well have these b*tches remember me." So I just started screaming at the top of my lungs "Miss Vanjie," over and over," she said. "Hell no, there was no f*cking meaning ... And I was depressed as hell, so that's why I was looking so d*mn sad!” Despite there being no inherent meaning, that hasn't stopped fans on social media from making some meaning of their own through memes. But, to truly understand them, one has to watch Vanjie's mesmerizing exit from the show.