Jinkx Monsoon found out she won RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars in the most adorable way possible.
Monsoon and fellow Drag Race alum BenDeLaCreme took a break from their Australia tour to tune into Friday’s (29 July) season seven finale.
In order to keep who wins an ironclad secret, Drag Race producers film multiple versions of the ending with each queen reacting to winning the crown without knowing if they’ve actually won.
The true finale is what ends up airing on television.
But Monsoon filmed the moment she found out she had just become queen of all queens, sharing the clip on Twitter.
“One of my favourite parts of Drag Race; two girls having intense conversations while applying makeup. Learning the results while looking like a pile of beige. ” Monsoon tweeted on Saturday.
When we booked our Australia tour 3 years ago, who woulda thunk?!
— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon) July 30, 2022
“When we booked our Australia tour three years ago, who woulda thunk?!”
As Mama Ru declared who had won, Monsoon adorably burst out into a silent scream before letting out one big sigh. We don’t blame her, to be honest.
BenDeLaCreme holds Monsoon as she hears herself say on the show: “Drag is my passion and something I’ve dedicated more than half of my life to at this point and I feel so grateful to be invited here and I just hope to share the gifts that you’ve bestowed upon me with everyone else out there and show them that we are all beautiful, no matter who we are or how we present ourselves to the world.
“I claim this in the name of Hecate, mother of witches. Thank you!”
Monsoon cackles, cries and says “oh my, gosh” as someone off-camera hands her a bouquet of flowers. The pair kept it classy by celebrating over sparkling water in champagne glasses.
“Well, at least I put us all through Hell for a good reason, oh my, God!” Monsoon says.
BenDeLaCreme adds: “Queen of all queens!”
Watching two drag powerhouses support one another brought a tear to many a fan’s eyes, especially given how the Portland, Oregon, queen first won Drag Race nearly a decade ago on season five. It’s safe to say she’s come pretty far since 2013.
… this is utterly delightful. https://t.co/wVW3ys0rkV
— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) July 31, 2022
— Jinkx Muttsoon (@RuPawl_Official) July 31, 2022
Icon with Icon learning she’s even more of an icon! https://t.co/mHEQPaVUOE
— Red Velvet (@lady_red_velvet) July 31, 2022
But only one queen could take home the crown of crowns, with Monsoon and Change lip-syncing for their lives to “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj.
“Jinkx, Monét, whatever happens next, you are and will always be legendary legends,” Ru told her queens.