Kylie Sonique Love Named Winner Of ‘RuPaul’s All-Star’ Season 2
Kylie Sonique Love was crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars Season 6 on Thursday.
Love defeated contestants Eureka, Ginger Minj and Rajah O’Hara. She is the first trans drag queen in the U.S. to win the title. Drag Race Thailand’s Angele Anang was the first trans drag queen to win the competition.
The finale challenge had contestants create their own verse to RuPaul’s latest single. “This Is Our Country,” which featured singer Tanya Tucker. Along with verse, the queens walked the runway one last and lip-synced to Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love.”
Each queen performed their best, and Love pulled a jaw-dropping move that saved her lip-synch.
As Love was performing and walking across the stage, she tripped and nearly fell on her face. With a fast-thinking maneuver, Love turned her trip into a somersault and continued the lip-synch with grace and ease. Her save on stage might have been an additional part in securing her win.
Love was first seen on Drag Race back in 2010 on season two and came in ninth place. She was sent home for her “Snatch Game” impersonation of Lady Gaga. Her win puts her in the “Hall of Fame” and she joins past winners Chad Michaels, Alaska, Trixie Mattel, Monet X Change, Trinity the Tuck and Shea Coulee.
Love’s prizes included $100,000 cash and a year’s supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills make-up.
“Live your life in your truth, and love always wins,” said Love during the finale. “Drag has been my life, it’s been my saving grace, it’s given me a place to express myself. And winning this title is just reassurance that I followed the right path.”
Love also win the title of “Most Improved” on the season. She is also is the only drag queen to have the longest-ever run-up victory since her original appearance.