After three months of fierce competition, RuPaul finally crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar Monday night in a pre-taped reunion special. Every year, some complain about how unmoved the winner appears to be, upon hearing the news of her victory. There’s a reason for that.
For the past five seasons, the producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race film three separate outcomes to avoid spoilers. (Rumor has it that we have the loose-lipped Season 3 winner Raja to thank for this new arrangement.) So now the queens find out who the true winner is by watching the episode, just like us!
With that in mind, the televised crowning ceremony seems less vital. No matter how good of an actor one is, it’s impossible for a queen to accurately project how they will feel and act upon winning until it actually happens.
Thankfully, the kind people at Logo taped the final three queens watching the finale last night. Check out their reactions: