And not all that terribly surprisingly, the winner was Violet Chachki, who wowed the judges earlier this season with a spectacular reversible runway outfit . . .
. . . and that ultra-cinched waist! Ouch, it hurt just to look at her!
Violet is very young -- just turning 23 -- and quite rightly says she is the "past, present and future of drag." Cutting edge is her specialty and she's outstanding at it!
My fave in the race, however, was Ginger Minj -- I do like a sweet, sassy and sexy big girl! She couldn't match Violet for fashion but, in my opinion, was clearly superior in the acting, lip-syncing and comedy departments. She was the only one of the Top Three to get a celebrity endorsement for her campaign -- from John Waters! And if the man who brought Divine to the Big Screen doesn't know superstar drag queen quality, then I don't know who does!
My two other favourite queens were:
Miss Kennedy Davenport, who wore that eye-popping Pride dress! Yowza!
The sheer audacity of that outfit's over-the-top rainbow kitschiness quite rightly inspired internet fanart. A Legend is Born!
And my other fave was dear prudish Max, she of the classy elocution skills, because, well, I just have always had a thing for silvery grey hair. I don't know if that qualifies as a fetish or not.