Greetings lady boys and girls. For our loyal readers who couldn’t make it to Monday’s big finale party in NYC, we’re sharing some of our photos from the night. Be sure to check em out. Thanks again to everyone who enjoyed our blog during the show’s run, and don’t forget to return here come September for ALLLL STARSSSSS!
The Hostess with the Mostess, Shangela laQueefa Wadley
Shangela presents the top 3
Bebe Zahara Benet crowning Sharon Needles as America’s Next Drag Superstar
Queens Bebe Zahara Benet and Raja Gemini stand with newly crowned sister, Queen Needles
The Princess gives rooster realness high fashion
Dida Ritz serving up some Sasha Fierce
Serving face from the floor, the legendary Latrice Royale
Chad Michaels is the DIVA ON FIRE
Chad Michaels giving us some Katniss Everdiva
Amanda Lepour posing fiercely outside of Sharon’s coffin
Sharon emerges from her coffin while taking Polaroid pictures of herself to throw at the audience
RuPaul’s Drag Race reached a hotly-anticipated climax last night, putting the final nail in the coffin this season by crowning the one, the only SHARON NEEDLES as the winner.
Our séances have been answered.
Before we get to that, let’s go through our top moments from the first ever nationally televised drag queen variety hour, shall we?
Once we got back from getting drinks after what’s her face with the fly swatter was done talking, Lashauwn Beyond and the Princess threw some serious shade at the other queens and what they described as poor runway presentations.
Madame La Queer went into a rant about the direct correlation between being picked last in gym class (and the work room) and being a maid of honor.
Jiggly’s brother is apparently making a donation to the Jiggly Caliente Disaster Relief fund by buying her sewing lessons. As best summed up by a friend of J&M:
Finally, we get to the question we’ve been asking for months. What did Willam do?
The answer? She was getting it on with her husband at the hotel room while the show was being taped.
Really? That’s it? That’s why one of the most controversial and vivacious contestants in this show’s herstory was kicked off? That’s why we never saw this season’s heathers land in the top 4 (we’re talking about Willam, Latrice, Sharon and Chad obviously)?
That’s just RudePaul.
Up until this point in the episode, the banter had generally been a love fest, with a splash of good ‘ol queen-to-queen reading. Mostly harmless. But that’s not what we all tuned into the reunion for, was it? No. We want some drams (and to find out what Willam did/watch Latrice win Miss Congeniality/find out who won the damn competition).
When Sharon and Phi Phi were asked why they hated each other on the show, Sharon had no problem explaining her sentiments, most of which lined up with those of the viewers of this show – Phi Phi had no redeeming qualities for her behavior.
Phi Phi’s response was some poor excuse about how she felt as though Sharon talked down to her for most of the season. Of course, she followed it up with some bs about how she still loves and respects Sharon and blah blah blah blah blah.
That’s when Queen Willam sneezed out a big ol’ “BULLSHIT”
God bless her and God, bless her.
Willam followed this up with “I’m an egomaniac. Everybody knows that. But like….she should be studied down there. It’s almost sociopathic…”
And guess what….
She’s not rupologizing
There is a moment afterwards in which Phi Phi is giving Willam the death stare while Willam just sits there, chewing her gum, snapping her head forward, as if to say “sorry bout it, bitch.”
Consider us diehard Willam stans. Consider it our life goal to hit up a Greater Los Angeles Chick-Fil-A with Willam for waffle fries and lessons on how to properly put down heinous queens without even moving your lips.
We’ll be waiting for your call, Belli.
It was so funny for us to watch Phi Phi sitting with the top 3, all the while queens like Willam and Latrice were stealing the show.
Speaking of our favorite chunky yet funky queen, Latrice very deservedly won the Miss Congeniality award, leaving us with one final matter of business: the coronation.
After an amazing season of fake blood, ghoulish contacts, fierce fish and unparalleled wit, Sharon Needles was crowned winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Check out the crowd reaction at the official viewing party in NYC:
To be quite honest, the amount of things that we had to cover in this hour special seemed to burst at the seams – several moments we had been anxiously waiting for felt significantly more rushed than in the past, downplaying moments like Latrice’s fan favorite award. But overall, this was a great conclusion to a great season.
“When in doubt, freak ’em out” – Sharon Needles, America’s Next Drag Superstar
Thanks to everyone who has kept up with the show on our blog, LSFYL and F Yeah RPDR Tumblrs for the gifs, as well as the queens who kept us intrigued week after week.
We’ll see you gurls in the Fall for RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars!
The girls entered the workroom for the final challenge and learned, like with each year, they will be starring in a RuPaul music video. This year, the song was her hit single, Glamazon.
They are sent in with Candis Cayne to learn choreography, and while Queefy and Chad shine, Sharon struggles. Candis was nice, but where is the swishy one with the dangly earrings and harem pants? We liked her.
When it comes time for the girls to have their one on one gourmet tic tac dinner with Ru, another surprise awaits.
Raja and Tyra were waiting in the ladies room to give the queens some sisterly advice. Raja stole the show and Tyra nodded and smiled a lot. It wasn’t until the latter got to kick the living crap out of Phi Phi O’Hara that she made herself useful.
The queens then filmed their scenes with Ru, who slaps, sucker punches, and kicks the s**t out of each one of them like the true superdiva of the world.
The Runway Yep. Still better than you and your favorites.
On the runway, the girls brought out their signature looks.
Chad channeled superhero chic in a similar outfit to what she wore in her meet the queens video, pummeling the runway to filth
Sharon gave us her own special Octopussy from Hell realness, with the return of her white contacts and snakelike fingers as she slithered down the runway.
Queefy’s pink leopard print onesie was meh, not showing us anything new. She kind of looked like last year’s tired ass girl who was a sure thing for 3rd place, Alexis Mateo.
Typically, Ru dismisses the third place contestant after the runway presentation, allowing the top 2 to LSFYL before determining a winner. This year, though, Ru pulled a Willam and broke the rules by calling for a triple LSFYL!
PhiPhi delivered what was expected of her, while Chad Michaels channeled her superstar showgirl.
But it was Sharon Needles who pounced like a panther on the runway, crawling down the catwalk and working her prosthetic fingers to snatch the other queens’ wigs.
After a high energy three way, Ru announces that the winner of season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is….
You’ll have to wait until next week’s reunion show to find out.
The reaction at Boxers NYC:
As we have expected or weeks, the winner will be announced at the reunion taping this week, and aired next Monday, giving us plenty more time for debate…
WHO deserves the crown based on last night’s finale?
We’ll find out next week in what’s sure to be one of the most heated reunions we’ve seen yet!
After two grueling weeks of waiting, we have reached the top 3 episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Will it be the future of drag, Sharon Needles? Clock her all you want for being a one-note spooky queen because even her fishy drag will wipe the floor with you. Sharon shows a brand of originality and quick wit that we haven’t seen in a while (which is saying a lot when you’re talking about drag queens).
Will it be drag veteran, Chad Michaels? Chad came to the competition to be flawless, and that’s exactly what she’s done. She has shown us that she has the personality and the talent to headline anything that she wants, including Cher’s tour whenever Cher is out sick.
Or will it be fan least favorite, Queefy O’Hara? Studies have shown that just about everyone hates Phi Phi O’Hara. Especially Phi Phi O’Hara. Her performance has been okay at best, but much of her success has been due to the other contestants’ failures and less about her own skill set. As a queen, she’s okay, but not amazing like the other two.
We have a sneaking suspicion that tonight’s episode will, as the previews have promised, defy all odds. We’ve heard rumors claiming that this year the fans will vote. This might make sense, seeing as how the reunion is being filmed on April 25th, giving us all of tomorrow for voting and Wednesday for filming the results.
Other people think that Ru knows the winner but won’t reveal who it is until the reunion.
Others seem to believe a Wikipedia leak. We don’t have to explain why that’s not a trustworthy site, do we?
Either way, tonight will be somethin’ FIERCE. Who do you think will win?
Our most sincere apologies for the delay in this post – we’ve been spending the better part of the past week mourning the loss of one of our favorite chunky (yet funky) queens.
Last week on Drag Race the top 4 were set to perform in the annual RuPaul Ball, which could only mean one thing, a group number followed by three different looks from each of the girls.
For the mini challenge Ru had the girls throw a little bitch fest…with PUPPETS…genius.
Latrice threw some shade at Sharon’s dark look, while Sharon called out Chad’s plastic surgery.
Phi Phi referenced Latrice’s jewelry malfunction on the runway, but it was Chad Michaels who stole the (puppet) show with her Phi Phi O’hara puppet in all of its snaggle-toothed glory.
For winning the mini challenge, Chad won the prize of pairing the queens with their inspiration for the Bitch Ball….PUPPIES.
Queefy, jealous that her dog was cuter than her, did not disappoint with some of her signature stank face over being paired with the ADORABLE bloodhound.
As always, the top 4 had to perform a Broadway style opening number to the ball, dressed as dogs themselves. It was cute but what we we really dying to see were the girls’ runway looks.
The three categories that girls had to rock were: Day Time Dog Park Realness, Pooch in a Purse Party Girl and Canine Couture.
Phi Phi recycled Kenya Michael’s Nicki Minaj inspired wig and pink outfit with bedazzled pooper scooper…apparently Phi Phi needs a drag dictionary to understand what realness is. Her party girl look was fine, and though it pains us to see her succeed, her bloodhound inspired couture gave the judges what they wanted to see.
Latrice Royale underwhelmed with the day time look, though her face was perfectly beat, but her night club party girl look was flawless. In the end it was her couture look that left us wanting more, while gorgeous and simple, it just wasn’t quite enough for this stage of the game when everything depends on the wow factor.
Speaking of the wow factor, Sharon Needles delivered yet again a flawless runway performance, proving one final time that she’s the queen to beat. Her daytime look channeled casual Madonna and served a realness we haven’t seen before from her. The party girl gave us child star turned party diva on parole as she rocked ripped tights, hangover sunglasses, and an ankle bracelet. And always one to finish strong, Sharon’s final look was everything, matching white fur boots and giant curly white hair to her poodle pal.
Chad Michaels also gave some strong looks on the runway, with her daytime look flawlessly rocking a bob and beat face. The party girl look was good, though generic. It was in Chad’s last look that the controversy arose. While we thought her Cruella inspired hair and gorgeous fur wrap screamed diva, the judges thought it made her look dated.
In the end it came as no surprise that Sharon Needles won this challenge, giving her more main challenge wins than any queen in drag race history. Beat that Tyra Sanchez.
Sadly, the bottom two were Latrice and Chad, who LSFYL’d to guest judge Wynonna Judd’s song “No One Else on Earth”
After a great performance by Chad, a tearful Latrice bid farewell to the judges, leaving the final three to fight for their lives as they prepare to film Ru’s music video for the single Glamazon.
Ok. Let’s chat, shall we girls?
We have made our feelings on our favorites very clear this season. We have always been team Needles, Chad Michaels and Latrice Royale. We called these three being the best queens a while back and to be quite honest, we were right. And so were many of you, because we know many of you guys felt similarly.
We understand the need for drama – this is reality TV after all. With that said, sometimes it’s not the best who make it far in a competition, but instead it’s the one that knows how to stir up a nice batch of polemic soup.
At the end of the day, we know that the top 3 in season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is Sharon Needles, Chad Michaels and Latrice Royale. Phi Phi can say what she wants, but at the end of the day she is a pawn and little more than that.
It will be truly upsetting if she were to win the competition for several reasons, the most troubling being the message it sends to the viewers of this show. From day one, RuPaul’s Drag Race has been a show laced with a message of sisterly love, self-love and the occasional dramatic fodder.
If Phi Phi O’Hara is crowned as winner of this competition, it tells the audience of this show that it’s okay to be such a ruthless, unkind person. Girlfriend can ramble on about how “it’s just a TV show” and that she’s just “playing a character,” but she clearly gave the creators of the show enough raw footage of her being a horrible person to make most of the fan base hate her.
For us, it’s obviously between Sharon Needles and Chad Michaels. Both of these queens have worked their asses off, using nothing but their own skills and talents to make it this far (and not their catty sides).
Our money is on Chad – if she gets kicked off for “being perfect” then we will start kicking and screaming because it is so stupid to want anything but the best from someone in a competition. It just makes no sense to demand anything less and mask it as wanting to see “vulnerability.”
Sharon is one of our favorites, but we are aware that Absolut might not be so keen on someone as precarious and free spirited as Sharon to represent them. Personally, we think it shouldn’t matter because the bitch is fierce. But we’re not the straight white men sitting in on these board meetings and we’re willing to bet that they’d rather play it safe with the ever classy Chad Michaels and vanilla Queefy O’Hara. To be honest, though, we think playing it safe is boring.
Who’s your money on? You can also comment, tweet or Facebook at us.
And be sure to check out the spectacular Drag Race finale to air next week to see who is crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar.
Alright everyone! Top 4 let’s go. Wait no. Top 5…again. Here we go!!
Right off the bat we knew that Ru was going to bring someone back. None of the girls are happy. We were expecting Kenya, and unsurprisingly, Ru opened the door to reveal a hypsersexualized 8 year old girl bouncing into the room. The last thing we needed was for Queefy to have her little friend back.
The girls had to decorate teddy bears and turn them into cuddly drag divas. Kenya won the mini challenge, trying to prove that her return was deserved (it wasn’t).
Keeping with Drag Race tradition, the last 5 girls had to makeover a group of non-drag queens. This season, the queens had to make over a pack of DILFs (Dads I’d Like To Frock). These straight fathers got a chance to walk in their wives’ stilettos in addition to doing it pregnant (yikes).
Sharon’s DILF proved to be a pain and got into some drama with Chad in the workroom. Luckily for Chad, she’s a fierce diva and her loving drag sister Sharon was having none of her DILF’s attitude.
On the runway, the girls and their DILFs had to performed a strip tease, bringing out the painfully awkward in the straight men.
The Runway You can try but you never will.
When it’s time to hit the stage, baby bump and all, Latrice and her DILF look fierce, and no one was surprised. Unfortunately they didn’t really look like each other, and as we know from past seasons, Ru is all about family resemblance realness.
Queefy turned it out and made her DILF look great (ugh). Her expertise in over-painting paid off in this case, and she pretty much looked identical to her DILF, snag eye and all.
Lil Kenya Michaels…what can we say…she looked just okay and her DILF looked depressed. It probably didn’t help that she looked like a pregnant child with a depressed (and equally pregnant) mother.
Sharon looked F-L-A-W-L-E-S-S and the whole crowd around us was gagging on her eye patch and overall look. Unfortunately for her, her walking steroid of a DILF was too manly and muscly for her look to translate on him.
Chad and her DILF were serving face for days, as well as pageant pregnancy looks that were kind of hilarious. It definitely wasn’t the best look, but it was entertaining and had Jesse Tyler Ferguson gagging.
Queefy won the challenge – Sharon and Chad were also safe, leaving Latrice to fight for a spot in the top 4 for the second time.
The crowd began to worry until the song title was revealed to be Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”. Bye Kenya.
Latrice didn’t move a foot, she just stood there and still whooped Kenya’s ass. Her performance was beautiful and full of emotion, while Kenya revived her crazy Beyonce impersonation on stage.
As if her spasms weren’t enough to send her home, Kenya ripped off her wig. The “oh girl, no…” look on Santino’s face was priceless.
Note to future contestants: DO NOT REMOVE YOUR DRAG. If there is any lesson to take away from this season, it’s that the splits are tired and you should NEVER remove everything that actually makes you a drag queen.
Crazy gyrating motions sent you home once Kenya, so no one was surprised when it sent you sashaying again.
We can’t help but wonder if the likes of Willam or the Princess could have lasted at least an extra round.
(Sidenote: how did no one think to bring up the letter she wrote?)
Once again,the queen chosen to return goes straight back home within the same episode. Hopefully next year if they do bring someone back, it’s a queen who’s got staying power and will put up a serious fight on her second chance.
Anyways, we’re back to these four again. Our guess? Phi Phi makes the top 3 for drama’s sake. It pains us to say that, though, because we know one of our three favorites will get sent packing in the process. But we could be wrong. Only way to know is to watch next week’s Drag Race, followed by the New Now Next Awards. Remember, Willam Belli is up for “Most Addictive Reality Star” and has vowed to tell us wtf she did if she wins the award.
So vote vote vote for that hooker like there’s no tomorrow!