RuPaul's Drag Race fans, fanatics, former queens, and more descended on the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles Monday night to see RuPaul crown season 11’s winner and America’s Next Drag Superstar. Well, as everyone knows, more than one winner was crowned. You’ll just have to watch to see who actually snatches the title!
And while we don’t yet know who is America’s Next Drag Superstar, one huge spoiler did leak online last night. You might not want to read on, in fact, if you don’t want to be spoiled.
A promotional image for the finale featured only four queens standing behind Mama Ru, leading many to believe that, in a bid to make some cash, the show may have accidentally outed who, in fact, would not be lip syncing for the crown.
In the ad, only Brooke Lynn Hytes, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, A’Keria Davenport and Yvie Oddly are pictured in the background, leaving many to believe that season 10 and 11 queen Vanessa Vanjie Mateo may not make it to the finale, even if she did end up finally getting those cookies.
Speaking of the finale, the Ru girls did not disappoint in their red carpet finale looks, though some were definite standouts.
We love a queen who can rework one of the looks from her season into her finale look. After being sent home for her leather fringe look, Honey Davenport reworked the leather into a structured skirt with a honeycombed bodice that both represented her brand and nodded to the look that sent her packing.
Scarlet Envy went full glam in her finale look, delivering a dress that could stun on any red carpet. The Lana Del Rey-plus-volume hair, the lipstick color and the cut of the dress all made us remember that she was a) robbed of at least one win and b) unfairly eliminated! That’s my truth! Sorry!
No looks list would be complete without Plastique Tiara, whose finale ensemble included an all-white embroidered gown that nodded to her Vietnamese heritage and made her look like a badass video game character all at the same time.
Speaking of headpieces, let’s take a look at Shuga Cain. God bless Shuga. Often criticized during season 11 for having too many ideas, Shuga delivered a focused and effective look with a stunning white gown, a gold headpiece, and she held roses as she walked down the runway. The peek-a-boo on the leg is super effective, here, as well.
Where it’s really hard to follow last year’s feathery runway with both Kameron Michaels’ stunner and Mayhem Miller’s amazing plumage spectacle, A’Keria Davenport’s feather look delivered. The gown framed the queen’s body and face perfectly, making her look like the center of attention in her own outfit. Perfection.
You can catch the Drag Race finale on Thursday, May 30 on VH1.