It’s the end of another season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and Mother Ru has officially crowned our Season 6 winner! In the epic finale, Kylie Sonique Love took home the coveted crown and title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”
The finalists were challenged to write a verse Tanya Tucker’s “This Is Our Country,” followed by a performance of the song. Additionally, the queens’ last shot to lip-sync for their lives, RuPaul selected Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” for their final lip-sync battle.
The 38-year-old drag queen walked away with the $100,000 cash prize and a spot in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame.” Bested were three other finalists — Eureka, Ginger Minj and Ra’jah O’Hara.
She’s a winner, baby! 👑— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) September 3, 2021
Our #AllStars6 winner and newest member of the Hall of Fame has a message for all of you 💫 Join us in condragulating our reigning Queen! 💞 #RuOClock pic.twitter.com/guo0USn9cP
The win is a “herstory making” moment as it is the first time in the U.S shows history that a transgender contestant has been crowned the winner.
Love first appeared on the second season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2010 and was eliminated in the fourth episode. During that season, Love appeared prior to her transition, which took place shortly after filming wrapped.
“Live life in your truth, and love always wins,” Love said during the finale. “This means everything to me. I found myself through drag. 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.”
#teamkylie I’m so grateful for your love and support #houseofLove #hausoflove pic.twitter.com/iLuaEQyD1r— Kylie Sonique Love (@xoSonique) August 30, 2021
"I couldn’t have done this without thanking the universe every single day, for all my blessings and all the people around me that believed in my dreams,” Love said after her win on Thursday.
“I’m so grateful to Paramount+, World of Wonder and RuPaul for taking everything she’s learned in the business and for giving people like me an opportunity. Not just drag queens but trans people, and I’m so grateful to be the first trans representation with the crown.”
Although Love is the first trans winner of an American “Drag Race” contest, she isn't the only queen with this honor. In 2019, Angele Anang won the second season of “Drag Race Thailand.”
Previous winners of All Star include names like: Chad Michaels, Alaska, Trixie Mattel, Monet X Change, Trinity The Tuck, and Shea Coulee. Love joins them in the Hall of Fame, also with the title of “most improved,” as she’s the All Star winner who did the worst during her original season.