Jinkx Monsoon Snatches the All Star Crown, Becoming the First Queen to Win Drag Race Twice

The seventh season of Paramount+’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: All Winners came with a twist: it was an all-winners season with no eliminations. Each week, eight previous Drag Race winners competed for a chance to become the “Queen of All Queens,” except for the finale. In the final episode of the season, only four queens battled it out for victory, with Jinkx Monsoon crowned the winner of season seven and awarded a cash prize of $200,000 (the largest cash prize in Drag Race herstory), along with the “Queen of All Queens” title.

Announced on April 13, 2022, the cast of Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars was Monét X Change (All Stars Season 4 winner), Shea Couleé (All Stars Season 5 winner), Trinity the Tuck (All Stars Season 4 winner), Jinkx Monsoon (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5), Raja (Season 3), Yvie Oddly (Season 11), Jaida Essence Hall (Season 12), and The Vivienne (UK Season 1). Although throughout the 12-episode season, the queens gave everything they had to be crowned the all-time winner, only one queen could be the “Queen of All Queens” in the end. So on Friday, July 29, after battling it out in the LaLaPaRUza lip-sync smackdown against runner-up Monét X Change, Jinkx Monsoon emerged victorious.

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Additionally, Raja was crowned the “Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses” after competing in a second lip-sync smackdown. She was awarded a cash prize of $50,000.

RuPaul Had Inspiring Words for the Queens On Stage and at Home

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As is custom throughout a season of Drag Race, RuPaul and the queens offer inspiring words of encouragement for queers who may not have a support network of their own yet. In response to the announcement of the winner, RuPaul took the time to acknowledge the positive impact of onscreen representation.

The six-time Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer said:

After watching this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7, the winner is … the viewers.

To all of the winning queens that came back to slay, thank you for giving us the best drag show that the world has ever seen. Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, The Vivienne, Trinity the Tuck and Yvie Oddly – your names will be forever synonymous with grace and excellence. Your contribution to queer people everywhere can never be fully repaid, but I hope you feel the love that flows from our hearts to yours. I am proud to know each of you, and am beyond grateful that the future of drag rests in your capable and fiercely manicured hands.

Winner Jinkx Monsoon also took to Twitter to share their reaction to winning Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. In addition to sharing a video of their reaction to learning that they won, they tweeted: “One of my favorite parts of Drag Race; two girls having intense conversations while applying makeup. Learning the results while looking like a pile of beige.”