Last night saw the finale of the huge cult following that is Ru Paul’s Drag Race in which all the queens from the season returned to find out who has won the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.
Season 7 of the LogoTV show came to an end with Violet Chachki, Pearl and Ginger Minj being this seasons finalists, all battling it out with their own personal lip-sync performances, produced by Lucian Piane. Ginger performed an old school, soul filled, Sister Act-like song which saw her fling herself into the arms of her dancers, spin incredibly and drop to the floor in her attempt to wow the judges one last time. Pearl gave a sultry performance with splashes of comedy, using her famous ‘Pearl face’ look before Violet Chachki finally took the stage in a burlesque sequence that had her remove several layers before being covered in nothing more than nipple pasties and a feathered boa.
Like every season, the rest of the cast returned to talk about their experiences with Trixie Mattel, who evoked the worldwide #JusticeForTrixie, becoming emotional whilst thanking RuPaul for being able to experience everything she has along with Jasmine Masters getting her own personal love filled video message from icon Patti LaBelle.
Stand out moments were Miss Fame bringing one of her close personal friends, a chicken, onto the stage and Katya being crowned this years Miss Congeniality, accompanied by Ben DeLa Creme and judge Michelle Visage.
The final three returned to the stage, Pearl draped in white, reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Minj in a black latex fishtail dress and Violet dripping in violet jewels. RuPaul began announcing the winner with,
“The winner… and America’s Next Drag Superstar is *cough*… Katya!”
Having the entire audience gasp in confusion along with the finalists, Katya apprehensively came onto the stage, also confused before RuPaul said, “Can you get me a glass of water?”
After the audience laughter dies down the ceremony continues with RuPaul crowning Violet Chachki winner of Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, winning $100,000 and a years supply of Anastasia Cosmetics along with a crown and sceptre. When asked what she would like to say, Violet screamed, “Come through!”