In a season filled with twists, RuPaul’s Drag Race simply delivered the most important one but: it truly ended!(*14*)
The longest competitors within the present’s herstory lastly reached its conclusion on Friday with an extravaganza filmed on the Flamingo Las Vegas stage, with the most important group of “last” queens — Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden and Willow Pill — battling for the crown, the title and the $150,000 grand prize.
Round 1 (aka “Showgirl Showdown”) required every of the queens to carry out an unique quantity: Angeria acquired this began, reminding everybody her identify by having it spelled out in stars; Bosco mixed her love of burlesque and disturbing spiritual imagery; Daya equally contributed to our nightmares, serving insect realness; Camden pulled off a flawless transformation, going from prim-and-proper to punk; and Willow gave us bizarre to the facility of bizarre, with a number of face reveals — and never simply on her face.
Following these performances, Ru introduced that Camden and Willow have been the season’s official Top 2, leaving room in All Stars 8 for any mixture of Angeria, Bosco and Daya.
But earlier than the winner may very well be revealed, LaLa Ri took the stage to crown this season’s Miss Congeniality. Unsurprisingly, the title went to Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, who saved spirits vibrant within the werkroom earlier than leaving the competition early because of an damage.
OK, it’s battle time! And as a result of it was the ultimate lip sync of the season, Drag Race went all out, choosing Cher’s cowl of ABBA’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” as Camden and Willow’s combat tune. Folks, it actually doesn’t get a lot gayer than that.
And let me say, each queens got here ready. Willow started the efficiency in a cartoonishly massive pinstriped swimsuit, together with pants that went as much as her chin, then stripped all the way down to a sickening purple bodysuit. And Camden, who began out in a superbly regal look, introduced the warmth in a flame-inspired second outfit. Even although the gang went wilder for Willow, the queens felt evenly matched, save for Camden struggling to tug off one other Freddie Mercury-level wig reveal.
Heading into the ultimate lip sync, this was nonetheless anybody’s sport, however the winner turned clear by the point the music stopped. America’s Next Drag Superstar is… Willow Pill!
Are you glad to see the crown on Willow’s head, or did you might have one other winner in thoughts? Vote within the ballot beneath, then drop a remark together with your full assessment of the finale.