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And the Winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season 5 Is…

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

And just like that, another chapter of Drag Race herstory has come to a close—so Chad Michaels, Alaska, Trixie Mattel, Monét X Change, and Trinity the Tuck better scoot over because they have a new neighbor in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

This twisted season of All Stars had it all: Stunning leeks, secret queen alliances, famous guest judges like Ricky Martin and Jane Krakowski, and lip-sync assassins who tried to outperform that week’s winning queen.

When all of the drama eventually settled it was Jujubee, Miz Cracker, and Shea Couleé who were the top three to sashay to the grand finale. The gag-worthy episode saw the seven other queens return to the workroom to talk about the drama that went down over the season. Then the top trio had to learn choreography from Todrick Hall, who taught them moves for their routine in the music video for Ru’s new song, “Clap Back.”

After an All Star Eleganza runway challenge it was time for Jujubee, Miz Cracker, and Shea Couleé to make their case to the judges on why their portrait should be hanging in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. But in the end, there can only be one, and after a fierce three-way lip-sync, Shea Couleé was crowned winner, winner, chicken dinner.

“Firstly, I would like to take this moment to express my sincerest gratitude to RuPaul, World of Wonder, VH1, and the countless others who have contributed to bringing All Stars into living rooms all around the world,” Shea said in a statement after her crowning. “I am beyond honored and blessed to be bestowed such a life-changing opportunity as the FIRST winner from Chicago and promise to carry the title with the utmost dignity, integrity, and respect. This show changed my life when I felt hopeless and provided me with a dream and goal that has spanned nearly a decade. Looking back from this side of the finish line, I reflect on the countless people who have helped me get here. To my family, friends, and most importantly my partner in crime Dan, I love you. Thank you to everyone who has believed in me. Thanks for being part of my dream.”

Condragulations to our newest inductee to the Drag Race Hall of Fame! Thank you for a truly sickening season!

And All Stars may be over, but don’t be too sad because the fierceness heads North for Canada’s Drag Race, premiering this Monday, July 27 at 8pm ET on Logo.

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