Yvie Oddly wins RuPaul's Drag Race and fans are LIVING for it
31 May 2019, 17:42 | Updated: 31 May 2019, 18:02
Yvie snatches the crown from Brooke Lynn Heights in the Drag Race finale.
After weeks of catfights, werk room romance and the curious case of the missing wigs, RuPaul's Drag Race came to a close last night (May 30th) with Yvie Oddly being crowned the winner of season 11.
Alongside her fellow finalists Brooke Lynn Heights, A'Keria C. Davenport and Silky Nutmeg Ganache, most fans were expecting a second showdown between lip sync assassins Yvie and Brooke Lynn, and they were not disappointed.
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Silky won the wheel and, perhaps deciding that she had something to prove following her dismal lip sync against Nina West earlier in the season, choose to go head-to-head with Brooke Lynn in a lip sync to 'Bootylicious' by Destiny’s Child. But, much like when Trinity Taylor choose and then lost to the lip sync assassin of her season, Peppermint, in season 9, Silky just couldn't compete with Brooke Lynn.
Then it was time for Yvie and A'Keria, who were given Rihanna’s 'SOS'. It was a close call but Yvie clinched the victory in an amazing outfit which made her look like she had been dragged backwards through the soft toys section at Toys R Us (her 'Free Britney' reveal got everybody talking online too).
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That meant Brooke Lynn and Yvie were set for a second lip sync showdown. Fittingly soundtracked by Lady Gaga's 'The Edge Of Glory', Brooke Lynn revealed a reflective bodysuit and landed enough death drops to register a 4.1 earthquake on the richter scale, while Yvie wore a stunning gown with a headpiece that had a face on the back, which lead to this moment which pretty much sealed the deal...
After Ru announced Yvie as the winner, she was asked if she had anything to say, to which Yvie responded: "Follow your oddities, and fly your freak flag!"
As you probably know, the finale is filmed weeks in advance and they shoot two separate endings to avoid spoilers, so the real winner doesn't get announced on the night, so props to Yvie for this Oscar-worthy winner's reaction...
It's what she deserved.
RuPaul's Drag Race has had it's fair share of controversy surrounding it's choice of winners in the past, but fans were living for Yvie being crowned the next Drag Superstar of the world.
A REVEAL DONE RIGHT #DragRace pic.twitter.com/cYtMYRXGGN— Mike T (@majtague) May 31, 2019
after all those traumatic plot twists this season, ru gave us the ending we deserved #DragRace #DragRaceFinale pic.twitter.com/Q4A5uc5Dki— 🌻 (@bethkneeee) May 31, 2019
watching yvie do something completely different with drag and winning for it #dragrace pic.twitter.com/vhVLz2Z813— isaac (@isaachexe) May 31, 2019
YVIE FUCKING ODDLY YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! A deserving winner #DragRace #DragRaceFinale pic.twitter.com/gPdEWcwCkE— ♛ (@sadboychic) May 31, 2019
┏┓— chase ✦ (@KATYASTRlXlE) May 31, 2019
love and respect yvie oddly because she deserved to win drag race and no one can tell me otherwise
yvie oddly winning in an oversize gown with no rhinestoned catsuit underneath it has singlehandedly ended the years-long sinkhole that was RuPaul's RuVeal™ Race #TeamYvie #DragRace— like, totally masc (@commieraejepsen) May 31, 2019
“The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race is....Yvie Oddly” #DragRaceFinale pic.twitter.com/2j0gFrKdYi— Emma (@Emma_Hoier) May 31, 2019
Many queens from previous seasons of Drag Race congratulated Yvie on social media.
Condragulations @OddlyYvie ! Please stay off my Halloween gigs.. I kinda need them.. 🦇💀⚰️💋 welcome to the family sis..— Sharon Needles (@SHARON_NEEDLES) May 31, 2019
Congratulations @OddlyYvie! You are a shining light of creativity and talent! All hail our new queen! So excited to see what you do next! 👑 pic.twitter.com/CE5qHWZBkL— Sasha Velour (@sasha_velour) May 31, 2019
Today @RuPaulsDragRace reminded us that great drag is whatever you want it to be. @OddlyYvie, you gagged me. Congratulations! 👑 pic.twitter.com/O9gVgArwFO— Miz Cracker (@miz_cracker) May 31, 2019
Condragulations to America's new drag superstar! 🎉🎉🎉 @OddlyYvie pic.twitter.com/pdlUZx3lB0— Katya (@katya_zamo) May 31, 2019
A major congratulations to @OddlyYvie on her WIN TONIGHT! Sooo happy for u girl! pic.twitter.com/UqaXzXCz4a— TATIANNA (@TATIANNANOW) May 31, 2019