Season 3 queens Ella Vaday, Kitty Scott-Claus, and Krystal Versace fought fiercely in this years final, and after weeks of competition one has been crowned the UK’s Next Drag Superstar.
Last week, Vanity Milan was asked to sashay away after the co,edgy roast challenge which also saw the return of all the eliminated queens for a reunion just before the final.
Going into the final, the now established top 3 queens Ella, Kitty and Krystal had eight RuPeter badges between them with Ella sitting at four, and Kitty and Krystal both on two. While Ella believing her four challenge wins put her as the front runner to win the crown, the competition is always full of surprises.
This week the top 3 queens were challenged to write their own verses to RuPauls “Hey Sis, It’s Christmas” and perform the song on the main stage. As on of the winners of the girl group challenge, Ella Felt confident heading into the challenge, Kitty also felt confident going into the challenge as a diehard fan of girl groups, while Krystal wasn’t too thrilled about the challenge but as always tackled it head on.
Each queen took a different approach to their verse, Ella went holiday-themed with a naughty twist, Kitty had fun, fun, fun with her verse and much like the Fugly Beauty Pageant Challenge, we had fun because she had fun and despite Krystal’s reservations, her verse was on-brand, sexy and executed very well.
The finalists took to the runway for the last time. Ella wearing a purple gown looked more like she was going to a prom in the 50s, and we’re not too sure of this is representative of her best drag — especially considering some of the amazing outfits she’s worn this season.
Kitty looked stunning on the runway and this might be the most beautiful she’s looked the whole season. Hands up if you want to see Kitty play Cinderella? 🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏼♀️
Naturally the fashion queen of the season looked on point. Krystal slayed the runway in a gorgeous black gown with gold embellishments. Let’s be real, for 19 this kid is going places.
RuPaul asked the queen to lip sync one more time before announcing the winner of the season, to the iconic “You Don’t Own Me” by Dusty Springfield. Again each queen took on a different approach to the song, Ella was fairly reserved in her performance, which may have been because of her dress which restricted movement. Kitty who seemed to think ahead, wore a tear away skirt so was able to freely move around the stage and went down more of a comedic route interacting with the other queens which made quite an impact on stage, while Krystal again restricted by her dress wasn’t able to move much but did convey a lot of passion in her performance and used the stage to her advantage.
It seemed the winner was chosen early on, but Ru always likes to give the queens a fighting chance. But, Krystal was a strong competition throughout the competition and as Ru stated earlier in the season she was “born to do drag” and was crowned the UK’s Next Drag Superstar.