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“Drag Race” Season 9 Finale Brings Out The Queens—And Some Hardcore Fans

Tune in to see who wins on June 23.

The live taping of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 finale kicked off L.A. Pride on Friday night, with a glamorous gathering of queens and their constituents.

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The contestants stunned with eye-catching looks on the red carpet outside the Alex Theater in Glendale.

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Queens of Drag Race past were not to be outdone.

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The judges and some special guests certainly didn’t mind wearing the pants.

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A few others were up for the challenge of getting glam to support Season 9’s final four.

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But the Pit Crew decided to dress down a bit.

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And while the crowd went wild for Peppermint, Shea, Trinity and Sasha, hometown gal Valentina was the belle of the ball, especially if you ask her fans.

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Below, Manila Luzon takes over the red carpet and gets all the tea from the Season 9 queens—including Bob the Drag Queen’s advice to this year’s winner.
 

Watch the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 finale on Friday, June 23 at 9/8, on VH1.

Trish Bendix is a Los Angeles-based writer.
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