RuPaul’s Drag Race 4 Finale: And The Winner Is…

I can’t even believe it! I honestly HONESTLY cannot believe it! After 4 seasons and so many queens, RuPaul has finally got it right on the nose! Not only with the WINNER, but with the FAN FAVORITE! This year played out perfectly and I don’t think there is anyone (other than Phi Phi) who is upset by the results.

Yes kids, we have our two winners! The winner of fan favorite this year is LATRICE MOTHERF*CKING ROYALE!

And the winner of RPDR season 4, America’s Next Drag Superstar is…


Now I have been a fan of Sharon from the beginning, Sharon and Latrice were my top two and I never ever EVER thought that RuPaul would actually choose a winner that has the potential of being an even bigger star than RuPaul. I never thought that would happen but it has. She has listened to the fans and chosen right. Believe me if she didn’t, people would’ve been pissed. But let’s get to the absolutely incredible reunion because I can’t wait anymore!

After last years leak RuPaul had a stroke of genius, taking it to the reunion. We’ve all read what happened at the reunion, they filmed three different endings meaning the winner didn’t even know she won until 9 EST tonight it was brilliant, but there was so much to cover until then. First off all the queens were back, did a great opening number and then RuPaul came out looking perfect. It was time to get down to the nitty gritty and talk to the queens eliminated! The first four on deck were Alisa Summers, LaShauwn Beyond, The Princess & Madame LaQueer. Alisa was brilliant calling out Jiggly in her sneakers for the fist elimination, LaShauwn who looked great wished she wasn’t so shy, The Princess said he should’ve been a character like Willam and he would’ve stayed, and Madame Laqueer (WHO LOOK FLAWLESS) said something I could barely understand (kidding).

The next four were Milan, Jiggly Caliente, Dida Ritz & Kenya. Ru got on Milan for the wig ripping off, and Milan went on  about how people don’t get what she does as an artist. Yes we do, you ripped your wig off on stage in an act of desperation to stay in the competition. I wrote about my issues with Milan in a previous post and my opinions of her haven’t changed. Jiggly was called out on her sewing…or lack there of and mentioned her brother bought her sewing classes…about a year too late! Dida Ritz, my beautiful Dida who shined in the opening number looked flawless in red hair and Kenya had a great moment on stage with Charo (!!!)

Finally it was time for Willam! Yes we finally found out what happened to Willam…was it drugs? Was it a computer a cell phone…WHAT WAS IT?!? Well it was not as dramatic. When you get on drag race you’re not supposed to tell anyone, and his husband found out and he knocked on Willam’s door and they were doing whatever they do. Willam was great, he was REALLY funny and totally entertaining. After Willam it was this year’s breakout star and this year’s fan favorite LATRICE ROYALE, who got a standing ovation every time she appeared centre stage! She had a great moment with Ru and after that was crowned Fan Favourite and I started to cry! It was also announced that Latrice is joining Drag U, which I already knew because that’s why I didn’t get my interview with her…she was filming WAAAAAHHH!

Now it was time for the final three! While Sharon and Chad looked great in gowns Phi Phi looked absolutely ridiculous in her TERRIBLE wig and stupid outfit. Why didn’t she just put some effort into her outfit, she looked awful and should’ve put some effort into it. It was actually very funny because Chad (who was about the cry about everything…like WTF?) and Sharon while were interviewed didn’t have much talk time, it was all about slamming Phi Phi which was absolutely deserved. I’m glad that Willam, and Chad, and Sharon, and Jiggly all got their voices heard about Phi Phi. I hope that with the experience of this Phi Phi grows up, but she won’t. If you read this Phi Phi (which you probably won’t but whatever) you are an amazing queen, but you HAVE to let go of all that anger, and if you weren’t such a bitch you probably would’ve won this season straight up.

HOWEVER, Phi Phi did not win, and neither did Chad. Tonight the spookiest ghoul in the world and future SUPERSTAR SHARON NEEDLES was crowned…and my entire living room exploded (check out our reaction above)! What a great moment for drag race and for Sharon!

Thanks everyone for reading the recaps, and for all the comments. I LOVE a good comment debate. I’ll have an interview with Sharon tomorrow (Tuesday) and in less than 2 months I’m bringing Sharon to Vancouver! That’s right she’s making her Canadian debut HERE and yours truly now has to work in overdrive because this is going to be the event of the year! Get FULL info HERE…and get your tickets ASAP!


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  • Slade

    I did not like LATRICE at all!!!! Her face was always orange, and orange is not the color of a skin tone unless your a pupkin!! That girl did not know how to put on makeup! She was borrrrring and lazy, but yeah she did offer good advice and was not a caddy bitch!! Like some the others!! Her outfits were aweful!! Im not sure how Latrice made it onto the show!! Anyhow I loved Sharon from the minute I saw her and all her gothness! Im so glad she WON!! She deserves it!! My favorite EVER is still CARMEN!!

  • DouggSeven

    Yea, I don’t get the whole Latrice thing either. I think it’s just white people’s way of being politically correct. A contestant of color (umm, orange?), overweight…sorry, morbidly obese, and a reformed criminal (so, what was he in prison for, exactly?) means they get to be PC all in one person. His one big line of the season ‘The shade, the shade of it all’ during the meet and greet didn’t even make sense…at least in the context of editting wise.

  • wocowboy

    Anyone could have seen this coming a mile away when Sharon walked into the room on the first episode. A Raja-repeat was on the way, with only a complete and total meltdown standing in the way. After seeming at first to not have much personality, later in the season we got to see Sharon’s softer side which helped garner fan support a lot. Latrice is a good choice for Miss Congeniality after she was the rock of common sense throughout the entire season amongst all the bitchiness around her. I am completely OVER Willam, his put-on personality rubs me raw and I never want to see him again, I don’t care if it’s fake or not.

  • ro

    I was cheering for Sharon but I really thought Chad would win!

  • Steph

    Latrice won Miss Congeniality, Sharon won the competition, and the whole world (in a relieved way) said, “Well, duh!”

    I’m not complaining. It’s quite refreshing to see a reality show go with the obvious choice and not just pick a winner for ratings. 🙂

  • Yes the latrice orange face. To people who don’t know drag and don’t know drag makeup there is such a thing as high light and shade. when you’re caucasian its very simple, its bronzer and skin tone, when you’re as dark as latrice the highlight is a gold colour. On TV it looked orange but in fact that is not the way it really looks. In fact Latrice’s makeup was some of the best makeup that show has ever seen, some weeks better than others obviously, but the technique she was using was incredible.

  • Micheal

    DouggSeven: So white people are getting politically correct on a show named after a black drag queen? A show that for the first time in four seasons had white people in the finale, and only now had a white winner?. I remain unconvinced Latrice was a charity case. Also, Latrice had far more than “one big line,” but you watched this season, so you know that already.

    Slade: Until the early 1970s, they didn’t even make cosmetics for women of color and they were forced to blend colors themselves to get the right match for foundation. In all honesty, many darker skinned black women are still looking for makeup that doesn’t cause them to appear ashy. For Latrice, this means that because of skin tone, she would need to rely on highlighting rather than contouring that’s one or two shades lighter so that she won’t pull a grey ashy color. All that is to say, that you are going to use gold and/or orange for highlighting, which is exactly what we see on Latrice. She certainly knows how to put on makeup.

  • Andre

    Latrice is overrated in my opinion.

  • Westly

    I love that Sharon won. Sharon helped showcase the many faces of drag many dont get to see. Plus, she has an amazing personality.

    For those who didnt like Latrice, who do you think should’ve won Ms Congeniality? #EATIT

  • Jek

    Finally, RuPaul got it right! I wanted Nina Flowers for Season 1, Raven or Jujubee for Season 2 and Manila for Season 3 (but Raja is okay.)

    I was rooting for Sharon ever since I saw her introduction video, I’m so glad she won. As for Willam, I love her! She’s so funny and her songs are hilarious. Latrice is okay, glad she got Miss Congeniality, could have gone to Chad too.

    Great season overall, but I do feel like the past Seasons had more “skilled” Drag Queens. I wasn’t really impressed with Milan, LaShauwn, Jiggly, Madame LaQueer and Dida (I like her though.)

    I’m excited for All-Stars and Season 5! I’m rooting for Adore Delano (Danny Noriega from American Idol).

  • “The shade of it all” certainly applies to some of these comments hating on the ever-fabulous Ms. Latrice Royale. For those who don’t like her winning Ms. Congeniality, you can also do what Latrice (+ ‘Westly’ above) mentioned: Eat It!

  • Oh, forgot to comment on the winner. haha

    I haven’t had a problem with any of the show’s winners thus far, because I think they’re all talented + beautiful queens in different ways (graceful + poised, skillful with her styling, fashion-forward, + now a queen who is creative with her styling, as well as having a sharp wit + loads of personality). True, there can be cases made for some of the runner-ups winning, too, which I wouldn’t completely disagree with (I loved Nina Flowers + Manila, too, among others) but it is what it is + was what it was. Anyway, congrats to Sharon Needles. I really, really wanted her to win + am glad she did! When I watched the result, I literally threw up my hands + said “YES!” lol

  • Steph

    To add one more thing…

    It’s awesome that Phi Phi never wears a blond wig.

    Couldn’t help it! 🙂

  • Slade

    There were a lot of Dark queens on Drag Race and I have never seen any of them with orange face. Just Saying- Her makeup was the worst ever!!!!!

  • @Slade – it wasn’t nearly the worst ever. Please stop sipping Haterade. I hear it stains your teeth.

  • DouggSeven

    @ Tommy D

    Are you trying to call me color blind? Of all the people of color in all of television history, I have never seen someone with such unmatched make-up in all my life – and that includes the other people of color in all four seasons of the show we are talking about. I believe his make-up was even brought up by a contestant or judge this season.
    ‘Best make-up on the show’!?! Man, were you even watching on a color TV? I bet even a B&W set would pick up his bad matching.

  • No I never said you were colour blind, I was just trying to explain why Latrice was a bit more golden than others.

  • gato

    Some of you are tripping!!! Sharon, Latrice, and Willam were season 4!! AND I loved every second!!!!

  • Ryan Delepierre

    I LOVED Latrice…but I didn’t think she was worthy of 100k relative to the other contestants The final three were all favorites of mine, Phi Phi in particular because I’m a year younger and have had a simiar experience with my parents. Nevertheless, Sharon clearly had time to work out the distinct challenges in life and had established a level of self awareness that allowed her to be true to himself while developing a drag persona that resonated with people who have felt marginalized. Bravo!

  • Belladonna

    I don’t think alot of people really know the impact of Sharon winning the show is going to have on young gay kids. They can now have that out of this world gay male to look up two, to show them that there not freaks & that dreams can come ture no matter how hard it seems! And like it or not that’s why Gaga is so important (a Bi Women). Her & Sharon show kids that it does in deed GET BETTER! I just cry & cry for from feelings of LOVE!