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And the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 is…

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Kameron Michaels, Aquaria, Eureka O’Hara and Asia O’Hara. | Photo: Vh1

***Warning this post contains spoilers for the season 10 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race***

The record breaking season ten of RuPaul’s Drag Race has come to an end with a spectacular finale in Los Angeles.

The finale opened by acknowledging the show’s ‘herstory’ and invited the season one cast to open the show.

Bebe Zahara Benet – season one winner and All Stars 3 contestant – started the show with the classic line ‘Gentleman start your engines and may the best women win’.

Host RuPaul then danced her way on to the stage and had a political message for President Donald Trump.

‘There’s no walls here to divide us here, only love,’ RuPaul told the audience and asked to join in on the message.

‘Now let’s say it loud enough so they can hear us in Washington, LOVE!’

And the winner is

Completely slaying the lip sync challenges, RuPaul named New York’s Aquaria America’s Next Drag Superstar.

Aquaria battled Eureka O’Hara in the first lip sync performing to Janet Jackson’s, If. They both absolutely slayed the lip sync, forcing RuPaul to send them both to the final round.

The two then competed against Kameron Michaels to the song, Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

‘Sometimes in life, you’re not always given a second chance. But if you do, take advantage of it and go out with a bang!’ Aquaria said after winning the crown.

Celebrities, celebrities, celebrities

In case anyone was left wondering how much Drag Race has permeated mainstream culture, the show confirmed its power status in the finale.

Not only did big name celebrities attend the finale, but Oprah Winfrey herself sent a video message to RuPaul.

The talk show queen hailed Drag Race’s message of inclusivity.

Dame Judi Dench also had a message for RuPaul: ‘Congratulations on the past ten years, it’s was brilliantly done. All I can say is “shantay you stay”.’

Olympian Gus Kenworthy appeared at the theatre to ask Asia O’Hara if she’d ever been catfished (she had).

Miss Congeniality

Drag Race fans voted for Miss Congeniality and they chose this season’s lip sync assassin, Monét X Change.

The St Lucia queen won over fans with her quirky looks and iconic lip syncs.

‘Soak it up bitches,’ Monét said after winning Miss Congeniality, referring to her episode one dress, handmade from sponges.

Monét had to work hard for acceptance on the Caribbean island she calls home. It was only yesterday that her mom finally realized how big a deal Drag Race is.

‘Getting that love and acceptance from your mommy is unquantifiable…and not something I knew I needed, until I just got it 😭🤧😌,’ she said yesterday.

Asia’s epic butterfly fail

A blunder in what would have been a historic reveal may have cost Asia the crown.

Competing against Kameron Michaels and performing to Janet Jackson’s Nasty, Asia tried to release a flutter of butterflies from a container on her wrist. Then when she opened up her bra to release more butterflies, none came out.

It was awkward.

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