Mother Ru has spoken.
On Friday, July 29, RuPaul issued a statement following the grand finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7 where Jinkx Monsoon was crowned the Queen of All Queens. This was very unlike anything Mama Ru has ever written about the ending of a season, so it felt quite surprising for the fans to watch her speaking in this manner.
“After watching this season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, THE WINNER IS...THE VIEWERS,” the long-standing Drag Race host wrote. “To all of the winning queens that came back to slay, thank you for giving us the best drag show that the world has ever seen. Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, The Vivienne, Trinity the Tuck, and Yvie Oddly – your names will be forever synonymous with grace and excellence.”
“Your contribution to queer people everywhere can never be fully repaid, but I hope you feel the love that flows from our hearts to yours. I am proud to know each of you, and beyond grateful that the future of drag rests in your capable and fiercely manicured hands.”
It was clear all season long that RuPaul was having more fun and felt more connected to the All Stars 7 cast than any other season in herstory. Perhaps because this was an all-winners edition, Ru seemed to automatically love all eight of the cast members that were competing on the show.
RuPaul got very emotional when speaking with the queens at the finale and even thanked them for serving such excellence on All Stars 7. In turn, the queens also thanked Ru for the “love that radiated” from the host all season long. While there have been complicated relationships between certain queens and RuPaul, it seems like that wasn’t the case at all when it comes to these eight former winners.
The Queen of All Queens and the Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses have now been crowned, and there’s nothing but love coming from Ru. Fans are already looking forward to a potential second season of all-winners, but it will likely take some time for this format to happen again on Drag Race.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7 is streaming on Paramount+.