RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars leaves fans reeling with twist finale
Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars are officially shook by the twist ending of the show’s fourth season.
The final episode of the drag reality contest saw the four remaining queens—Trinity The Tuck, Monét X Change, Monique Hart and Naomi Smalls—battle it out for the crown.
But in a twist that nobody saw coming, Drag Race managed to pull off something it had never done before.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 finale twist leaves fans shook
For the first time in Drag Race herstory, the show crowned not one, but two winners, with Trinity The Tuck and Monét X Change both taking the crown.
The twist left fans of the show reeling, following a season that was largely without surprises, apart from the shock elimination of favourite Manila Luzon.
Taking to Twitter, fans One fan wrote: “I AM SHOOK. I AM GAGGED. I AM GOOPED. MY WEAVE HAS GONE TO ANTARCTICA.”
Another added: “I am LITERALLY SCREAMING!”
However, not everyone was on board, and some felt the decision robbed the show of a true ending.
One tweet read: “That wasn’t a ‘twist’ in Drag Race. It was a giant FU.”
Another added: “RuPaul trying so desperately to surprise everyone by doing something for the very first time in drag race herstory again and again. Next year be like ‘for the first time in herstory I’m going to kill the winner’.”
A third viewer tweeted: ”
why do they need to have a plot twist for every single season now? why can’t they just let things be the way they’re supposed to? the new drag race twist could be NO MORE TWISTS.”
Others suggested the All Stars format should “take a break”, after back-to-back years of All Stars 2, 3 and 4.
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RuPaul previously criticised ‘participation trophies’
Fans also pointed out that declaring the show a tie comes despite RuPaul’s frequently-espoused complaints about participation trophy culture in interviews.
Speaking to SiriusXM in 2016, RuPaul had recalled: “A friend of mine has a kid who goes to Little League, and if a kid strikes out, the kid still gets to run the bases.
“You know the story, where all the kids at school get a ribbon, and nobody loses? That sets kids up for a terrible disappointment, because life is not that way.
“If you do good, if you work hard, you’ll get it, but you don’t get a ribbon just because you showed up! It sets people up for this huge disappointment.
The mother of drag continued: “I think it has to do with the parents not being willing to experience the disappointment through their kids. It’s a selfish thing they do with that. I think life is hard.”
He added: “Life is hard, and that’s OK, because you have the opportunity to earn your position on this planet. If you don’t have those hard knocks, who are you?