[04/22/22 - 06:44 PM] "America's Next Drag Superstar" Crowned During Jaw-Dropping Finale of VH1's "RuPaul's Drag Race" Tonight's finale also presented viewers with an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," set to premiere Friday, May 20 on Paramount+.
[via press release from VH1]
"America's Next Drag Superstar" Crowned During Jaw-Dropping Finale Of VH1's "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Highly Anticipated First Look for "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season Seven Ru-vealed Featuring
Cameron Diaz, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Naomi Campbell, Tove Lo, Janicza Bravo, Ben Platt and More
New Season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," Featuring a Cast of Previous Winners Vying for the title of "Queen of All Queens," will Premiere Friday, May 20 Exclusively on Paramount+
New York, NY - APRIL 22, 2022 - Tonight, the top five finalists of "RuPaul's Drag Race," Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden and Willow Pill, left viewers gooped and gagged as they went head-to-head in the season 14 finale. Willow Pill was crowned "America's Next Drag Superstar" by season 13 winner Symone and awarded $150,000, the highest cash prize in drag race herstory. Runner-up queen Lady Camden was awarded a $50,000 cash prize, also a franchise first - with both prizes powered by Cash App. Season 13's Miss Congeniality, LaLa Ri, passed down the title and a special prize of $10,000 sponsored by Olay Body, to Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté.
"Willow Pill has the soul of a true artist," said six-time Emmy(R) Award-winning Host and Executive Producer, RuPaul. "In the most competitive season ever, she stole our hearts and earned the crown. Willow is weird, wild and wonderful and she is exactly what the world needs now."
This season also introduced more unforgettable moments, including a new candy bar twist, where one lucky queen was saved from elimination after finding a golden ticket in her chocolate bar, an epic lip sync LaLaPaRuZa smackdown, "Moulin Ru" the musical, the Roast of Ross Mathews, and so many more.
Tonight's finale also presented viewers with an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," set to premiere Friday, May 20 on Paramount+. For the first time ever, the series will feature a cast of all winners returning to compete for the ultimate title, "Queen of All Queens," and a cash prize of $200,000. Celebrity guest judges for the season will include Cameron Diaz, Daphne Guinness, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Nikki Glaser, Tove Lo, Betsey Johnson, Janicza Bravo, Ben Platt, Ronan Farrow and Hannah Einbinder, with special appearances by Naomi Campbell, Vanna White, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
As previously announced, the eight former winners returning to compete for the title "Queen of All Queens" include Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, Trinity The Tuck, The Vivienne, and Yvie Oddly.
Additionally, new episodes of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked" will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+, bringing viewers behind the scenes to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate each week.
Leading up to the premiere on Paramount+, VH1 will air "Countdown To All Stars 7: You're A Winner Baby," a four-episode special where fan-favorite queens from RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE watch and react to the queens from "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" season seven's very best moments. The dolls are offering their funniest and juiciest commentary all while fangirling out for our herstoric all winners season. COUNTDOWN TO ALL STARS 7: YOU'RE A WINNER BABY will air 4 "Best of" specials on Friday, April 29, Friday May 5, Friday, May 13, and Friday, May 20 (8:00 PM, ET/PT) as well as on the official "RuPaul's Drag Race" YouTube account.
To stay up-to-date on all things #DragRace Season 14, follow along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok at @rupaulsdragrace!
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