We have a winner, baby! Drag Race Season 14 Makes History With A New Champion


Spoilers ahead for the Season 14 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

RuPaul’s Drag Race has crowned its season 14 (baby!) winner.

In this week’s grand finale, the season’s top five contestants – Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden and Willow Pill – battled it out in a Las Vegas-inspired showgirl for the crown.

Each of the stars performed a dizzying solo number inspired by their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.

After their performances, RuPaul announced Camden and Willow as the top two queens; resulting in a final lip-sync battle between the drag powers to the beat of Cher’s version of Abba’s Gimme! Give me ! (A man after midnight).

The two queens deployed a variety of ferocious tricks, splits, flips and ruveals, which drew a thunderous response from the audience. Eventually, RuPaul crowned willow pill as America’s Next Drag Superstar.

“I really want to thank my family and my friends,” Willow said, “and most of all, I have to thank Kornbread’s ankle!”

Willow, the angle of the season, captured the hearts of viewers around the world with her innovative runway shows and wacky sense of humor.

Former winner Yvie Oddly’s drag sister also received praise for speaking out about her cystinosis and gender identity.

In March, the 27-year-old shared that she identifies as a “trans woman” but is still figuring out where she sits “on the spectrum”.

Willow takes home $150,000 – the franchise’s biggest cash prize to date – plus a Fierce crown and scepter! Drag Jewels and one year of Anastasia Beverley Hills cosmetics.

With her win, she also makes history as the first trans competitor to win a regular season RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Camden did not go home empty-handed, however, as the runner-up received a cash prize of $50,000. Budget, like, come on.

The ceremony also saw the return of Season 13 winner Symone and former Miss Congeniality LaLa Ri, who announced Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté as the latest recipient of the coveted title.

After the finale, viewers were treated to the first trailer for All Stars 7.

One of the most anticipated TV events of the year, the all-new season of the Drag Race spin-off features all former champions.

The eight queens returning to the workshop for the coveted title of “Queen of Queens” are: Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monet X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, The Vivienne, Trinity the Tuck and Yvie Oddly.

You can watch the trailer here.


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