Lil Papi Martinez is a member of House Evangelista, as well as a risk-taker who uses drug dealing as a method to survive.


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Early Life

Papi had previously lived between foster families before he eventually left to the streets.[1]

Joining Evangelista

Having witnessed newcomers House Evangelista challenge legendary House Abundance, Lil Papi approached Blanca Rodriguez and her children outside the Ballroom, requesting to join their house. Though he was informed that they had not won the walk, Papi wished to join now and work alongside them. Before he briefly left to retrieve his belongings, he was informed by Angel that the house had rules that included no use or distribution of drugs, no gentleman calls, and any collected resources are shared amongst the children.[2]


Papi encountered and walked with Damon, in which the two conversed about the trip to watch ballet on stage. When asked to see him someday performing, Papi joked about the price of attending. A whistle redirects his attention to a man with whom he offered drugs. Though Damon warned about selling drugs publicly, Papi informed Damon that Blanca could only know if he were to speak about it. The two eventually separate, Papi riding his skateboard away.[3]

Christmas & Snow Ball

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Late for the Ball, Papi answered a call from a woman at the door. After asking if she was an undercover police officer, he attempts to offer her marijuana; though she asked about Angel and offered to drive him to the Ballroom, Papi excitedly grabbed his jacket and hurried. He also persuaded her to join in entering the building before regrouping with House Evangelista.[5]


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Ballroom Victory

Readying to walk in the upcoming Ball category, Papi and others once more commented on Pray Tell playing Love Is The Message again, though Blanca informed them that Costas Perez had passed away recently and to be sympathetic of his grieving. Dressed in a green track clothing and chains, Papi walked on the floor and found himself astonished as the judges gave him a perfect ten score, winning Grand Prize.[6]

Souring Decisions


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Disowned from Blanca

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Arrest and Release

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Joining Ferocity

Lil Papi encountered Blanca outside the ballroom halls. He disclosed that he had been arrested a night prior and moved away from selling drugs; he also informed her that he joined a different house headed by Lulu and Candy Ferocity.[1]


Lil Papi is street-wise and savvy. He looked after Ricky while they were on the streets and did the same for Damon. Throughout season one he's constantly searching for a home and family. He finds that at Blanca's house. He has a playful attitude and has a sibling relationship with the kids of the house of Evangelista.




Behind the Scenes


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.07 Pink Slip
  2. 1.01 Pilot
  3. 1.02 Access
  4. 1.03 Giving and Receiving
  5. 1.05 Mother's Day
  6. 6.0 6.1 1.06 Love Is The Message