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All Stars Roundtable: Drama, Queen!

All Stars Roundtable: Drama, Queen!

All Stars 2 Finale
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A new queen was crowned Thursday night during the season 2 finale of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.

The winning queen took no one by surprise. After an impressive season of challenge wins, Alaska took home the title of All Stars champion, beating out Detox, Katya, and Roxxxy Andrews. While plenty of fans went over to #teamKatya after last week's elimination--when Alaska was in the bottom two for the first time of the season--there was no stopping the momentum for Lady Thunderfuck.

Associate editor Les Fabian Brathwaite, assistant editor Glenn Garner, and editorial intern Tyler Austin recap the biggest moments from the finale.

What did you think of the challenge?

Tyler Austin: I was absolutely in love with the performance, choreography and all. Katya completely killed it. Detox was serving on those chairs. Roxxxy-what happened, girl.

Glenn Garner: This little "Cell Block Tango" that I've seen at every single gay bar I've been to is about as interesting as Roxxxy's Tasha Salad routine.

Les Fabian Brathwaite: I love how much the gurls were gagging over Katya casually splitting and flipping all over the stage in rehearsals. While her rap wasn't my favorite of the bunch, those splits paid off big time.

GG: Roxxxy's bodysuit was so Roxxxy-meaning it should have stayed home.

LFB: I disagree. Roxxxy did well in this challenge--that bodysuit and wind machine-assisted hairography came through, hunny!--but I have an immediate prejudice against anyone who begins a rap with "My name is (blank) and I'm..." It's 2016, step up your rap game.

What about the runway-and the workroom drama?

TA: All Alaska can talk about is how badly she wants to win and it's so annoying. Like we get it, you wanna win-but so does everybody else.

LFB: Glamour should never be boring, but here we are. Don't get me wrong, everyone looked great (and I don't care what Michelle says, I loved Katya's skirt), but I wasn't really blown away by any of the looks. Maybe the bar's been set too high or maybe--just maybe--I'm over glamour, in which case, there's really no point in living.

GG: Alaska looked classically stunning. I love the peroxide old-Hollywood wig. Detox is serving Hunger Games realness. Roxxxy using the flesh toned sparkly fabrics and showing some ass-how surprising!

At the end of the night, a winner was crowned. Were you happy with RuPaul's decision?

TA: As much as I love Katya, I'm not really surprised Alaska won. I mean, the chick is a queen. I just hate she's getting rewarded for being such a brat.

GG: Alaska has claimed the crown that was engraved with her name as soon as she agreed to be on All Stars season two. Is it too late to write in Tatianna and Adore into the top four?

LFB: Katya, Detox, and Alaska deserved the top three, though Alyssa's presence was sorely missed. Since the first episode, we all knew this was Alaska's race to lose. Lady Thunderfuck brought her A-game last night, smearing her makeup like a champ to Gladys Knight's "If I Were Your Woman," a surprising but wholly welcome choice for the final lip sync of the season. She was basically right when she called herself the best RPDR queen ever. Sorryboutit.

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