Vanessa Vanjie Mateo

Age: 31 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Vanessa Vanjie, aged 31, brought sass from Los Angeles, California, in Season 10 and returned in Season 11 to claim fifth place. With her signature sass, she’s ready to slay the competition once more. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo became the breakout star of season 10 after just one episode — and nearly made it to the top on season 11! Fresh from world tours, the Vegas stage, and a major glow-up, she’s showing up with her ‘lightning in a bottle’ personality and the skills to claim her crown. Additionally, Vanessa Vanjie supports the ASPCA, an organization that believes every animal deserves to live a life free from suffering. For more than 150 years, the ASPCA has been on the frontlines to save, transform, and protect the lives of millions of dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals in the fight against animal cruelty and homelessness.