(The following story contains spoilers for the season 15 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race.)
RuPaul’s Drag Race has proclaimed its newest superstar.
Sasha Colby took home the crown on the season 15 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race on fridaynight. She competed against Anetra, Luxx Noir London and Mistress Isabelle Brooks, all of whom gave breathtaking performances on stage.
In the end, RuPaul chose Anetra and Sasha Colby as the final two queens, and they competed for the Season 15 title with their lip sync performance of Amii Stewart’s “Knock On Wood”.
Sasha Colby received $200,000, which is more than any other queen in the main franchise’s run. Season 14’s Miss Congeniality, Kornbread The Snack Jeté, passed on her title to this year’s winner and a $10,000 special prize to Malaysia Babydoll Foxx.
“Sasha Colby is the kind of talent that only comes once in a generation,” Rupaul said in a statement. “She embodies all the qualities of America’s Next Drag Superstar and more. Anetra, Luxx Noir London and Mistress Isabelle Brooks each put up an incredible fight for the crown, but in the end Sasha proved unbeatable. Long may they reign!
In the season 15 finale, celebrity guest judge Orville Peck’s rendition of “Built on Drag” from Wigloose: The Russiana surprise performance of two-time Drag race winner Jinkx Monsoon and a video tribute to legendary fashion designer Bob Mackie. The episode also included first looks at the new seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars And Queen of the Universewhich will premiere on Paramount+ on May 12 and June 2, respectively.