RuPaul’s Drag Race: On The All Star 3 Finale

RuPaul's Drag Race: On The All Star 3 Finale

Mack LeBlanc, Staff Writer

So my predictions in my last story were almost all wrong. Except for the most important one, the all star.

My all-time favorite queen, the queen I was rooting for, the queen I predicted on this very publication, won. Her beautiful striped face is plastered on the hall of fame — Trixie Mattel. This lovely queen won her lip sync against Shangela with flying colors.

Mama Ru’s face while watching Trixie says more than I can on why she won. RuPaul looked so genuinely moved by Trixie’s performance, which is something stellar. If a man with a wig and big cartoon makeup can move someone on a stage and give a performance like that, then that queen deserves the crown.

This season was all about Ru’s “comeback kids,” and Trixie is the definition of that. She has her own show and got famous by her own accord off of Drag Race.

Trixie proved time and time again through the show and her life after her first season that she is talented, inspired, and deserving. She’s a breath of fresh air. She’s not a pageant girl, she’s not a glam queen, she’s not fishy. Even as funny as she is, labeling her as just a comedy queen would be a gross understatement. She’s a talent, a starlet.

One thing about Trixie’s victory that goes beyond her is that her win is inspiring. Up and coming queens with oddball aesthetics can look at that hall of fame picture and see that they can make it big, too. You don’t have to be the pageant girl or the dancer to go big. I think that’s something special.

Trixie Mattel winning was more than just that. It was a victory of the drag community. And I think whether you liked her or not, we can all live for that.