The winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is…

Posted on 07 May 2013 at 9:27am

SPOILER ALERT!

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Jinkx Monsoon!

Many observers seemed to think this was a two-way race between Jinkx (pictured left), who specialized in a retro-camp by impersonating such characters as Big Edie Beale from Grey Gardens, and Alaska (center), the partner of Season 4 winner Sharon Needles, who was never in the bottom two and had a quick wit.

This season was also seen as a battle of the pageant girls versus the comedy queens, with Roxxxy Andrews (right) being especially vocal about how camp and humor were not “true” drag and respectful of her art. Roxxxy repeatedly came across as bitter and mean, rather than merely aggressive and sassy. She apologized for that during the reunion/reveal last night.

Jinks follow in the steps of All Stars winner Chad Michaels (who performed at Dallas’ Purple Party last month) and Sharon Needles (who performed in Dallas last year during National Pride), as well as Raja, Tyra Sanchez and Bebe Zahara Benet.

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