* Warning: Spoilers below *
Another queen has made Drag Race herstory.
Kylie Sonique Love was named the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 6, in the finale that aired on Thursday, September 27.
Kylie, a frontrunner throughout the season, lipsynced for her life against the rest of the top 4, which included Ginger Minj, Eureka, and Raja OHara.
All Stars is a spin-off of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and features contestants from past seasons, vying it out for a chance to be part of the Drag Race Hall of Fame – which includes RuPaul and the winners of each All Stars season.
Even before her All Stars win, Kylie had already made herstory when she became the first trans woman to come out on the show.
She first competed in Drag Race season 2 as Sonique, but was eliminated early, placing ninth overall.
After her Drag Race stint, she appeared as a dancer for various pop stars’ live performances and music videos, including Miley Cyrus’ Video Music Awards performance in 2015, Christina Aguilera’s Los Angeles Pride performance in 2018, and a version of Lizzo’s “Juice” music video in 2019.
In 2018, she released her debut single “Santa, Please Come Home,” and continued to release her own music, most recently the single “Complete Me.”
In 2020, she co-hosted Translation, the first talk show to feature an all-trans cast.
With her All Stars win, she brings home a prize package that includes a crown and scepter from Fierce Drag Jewels, a year’s supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics, and $100,000. – Rappler.com