- 31 May 19
Careful! Spoilers lie ahead...
The finale of RuPaul's Drag Race
A'keria Davenport, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Brooke Lynn Hytes and Yvie Oddly appeared onstage to lip sync for the crown.
With Brooke beating out Silky in the first lip sync and Yvie conquering A'keria, the last two queens appeared on stage for their final lip sync.
Yvie and Brooke had already lip-synced against each other earlier in the season when they both fell into the bottom two. After a jaw dropping performance, RuPaul decided to send neither home with a "double shantay".
Anticipation grew as the audience wondered how the two queens could best their previous performances and each other.
The lights dimmed and the opening notes for Lady Gaga's 'The Edge of Glory' began to play. In a finale tradition, Brooke wowed the crowd with outfit reveals and deathdrops. Yvie, dressed in a Renaissance outfit with a signature Oddly twist, played more on the emotional aspects of the song, refraining from moving around too much on the stage.
However there was gasp when Yvie turned around and showed off the mask on the back of her head where she proceeded to do a back-flip in a medieval, restrictive gown.
After an energsing lip-sync, RuPaul awarded Yvie Oddly the victor of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 and a cash prize of €100,000.
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) May 31, 2019
Yvie was congratulated by fans and Drag Race alumini alike on social media.
Condragulations @OddlyYvie ! Please stay off my Halloween gigs.. I kinda need them.. ⚰️ welcome to the family sis..
— Sharon Needles (@SHARON_NEEDLES) May 31, 2019
RuPaul's Drag Race has gained momentum over the past few years and gathered a dedicated cult following. The show has been nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning nine.
The show is available to watch on Netflix UK and Comedy Central.
A UK version of the show is in the works for BBC Three, the celebrated Alan Carr and Graham Norton are joining the judging panel alongside RuPaul and Michelle Visage.