What Happened To Every Winner Of RuPaul's Drag Race?

Since "RuPaul's Drag Race" first premiered in 2009, the series has exploded in popularity. On the original, American incarnation of the show, legendary drag queen RuPaul Charles scours the world for queens to compete for the chance to become "America's Next Drag Superstar." Prize packages have varied, but in general, the queens need to impress Ru and the judges with their Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent. There are now versions of the show in countries as varied as Holland, the Philippines, Italy, and Thailand, among many, many others. After all, as the "RuPaul's Drag Race Live" song "Phenomenon" goes, "Drag is all over the world / it's a phenomenon / it will live on and on."

The show has been on for a while now, which means that the "Drag Race" Hall of Fame keeps growing; each year there are more winners who have stomped the runway all the way to the crown. Mama Ru told The Daily Beast that she views the show as her legacy. "The legacy lives through these girls," she said. "And the kids who love the show and who have learned so much about themselves and about the history of the bohemian through our show." With that in mind, let's check in on how each and every drag superstar has used their platform to further the art and history of drag ... and perhaps create a bit of a brand for themselves along the way. Here's what happened to every winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race."

Season 1: Bebe Zahara Benet

The first winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" was Cameroonian queen BeBe Zahara Benet. After she took home the crown, she told Lavender Magazine that she hoped to inspire others in her home country. "I was hoping this would be a real awakening, [so they could] see there are people out there like us who think outside the norm, and encourage anyone who wants to think differently." BeBe returned to compete on "All Stars 3," though she didn't win a second crown.

Since "Drag Race," BeBe's been busy. She releases original music, including a song called "Banjo" whose music video featured "Mean Girls" star Daniel Franzese. She told Okay Africa, "If people who don't know anything about BeBe Zahara Benet, when they listen to the [music], they are just going to love it. My fans and supporters will discover new things about the work; something fresh."

BeBe has also been involved in several projects in front of the camera. In addition to appearing on TLC wedding-planning show "Dragnificent!" she released a documentary called "Being BeBe," which chronicles her career thus far. She told The Queer Review that it was interesting to reflect on her mindset when she went on "Drag Race" for the first time, before the show was a phenomenon. "I find it amazing because when we started the journey with 'Drag Race,' we did not know what it would be," she said. "To see how we're now being accepted in pop culture as valuable entertainers ... is amazing."

Season 2: Tyra Sanchez

The second season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" was won by a drag queen named Tyra Sanchez. By this point, the show's popularity was starting to pick up, and after winning, Sanchez embarked on an extensive touring schedule. She told GayTravel, "So far, it has been just joy. The energy from each and everyone... I could feel it when I was on stage."

Unfortunately, Tyra has become quite disillusioned with the show since winning. In 2018, she was banned from attending RuPaul's Drag Con after threatening other RuGirls with violence (per In Magazine). After she was banned, she posted ominous threats to social media, warning people not to attend. According to Gay Times, she wrote on Facebook, "Fair warning: DO NOT attend RuPaul's DragCon on May 12, 2018. Don't say I didn't warn you." After fans reportedly sent her information to the FBI to be investigated as a possible threat, she claimed that she hadn't intended to suggest the event would be attacked. "NEVER ONCE DID I SAY I WAS GOING TO BOMB OR SHOOT ANYTHING OR ANYONE. NEVER ONCE DID I THREATEN ANYONE," she wrote in all caps (via Gay Times).

She later took some time away from social media (via In Magazine). In 2020, James Ross — the artist behind the Tyra Sanchez character — announced that he was quitting drag for good and said that he wanted fans of the show to leave him alone. According to Queerty, he wrote, "JUST FORGET ME. DAMN IS THAT SO F****** HARD TO DO?"

Season 3: Raja

Sutan Amrull was known as a makeup artist on America's Next Top Model, where he was part of the cast for eight cycles. In 2011, the reality star morphed from production member to contestant when his drag alter ego, Raja Gemini, competed on Drag Race Season 3. "I think I definitely had a different insight on what happens in reality TV. I understood that there were cameras there all of the time, so I think I was less afraid of that," she told The Socialite Life. "Or maybe no, that could be wrong. I think I was more afraid of it — because I was more aware of it." Raja wound up winning, stunning the judges with her incredible runway looks. 

After winning, Raja and fellow competitor Raven hosted a much-loved web series called "Fashion Photo RuView," where they judged the currently-airing seasons' contestants' runway presentations. Anything they love gets a "toot," while looks that don't pass muster get the "boot." However, she told Vulture that it's all in jest. "I'm like, 'Our opinions don't really mean s***,'" she joked. "Usually and completely, I've smoked an entire blunt and drank a bottle of wine, so what does it matter what I have to say?"

Raja returned to the "Drag Race" main stage in 2022 and competed on "All Stars" Season 7, an all-winners' season. "This time," she told Entertainment Weekly, "I actually got to have fun and shine a little bit." 

Season 4: Sharon Needles

Season 4 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" was won by Sharon Needles, a queen from Pittsburgh who brought underground horror drag to the main stage of the pageant-heavy show. After she won, she told Vulture that her platform came with responsibility. "I probably get 100 messages a week from kids — who knows how exaggerated these are — who see something in me that I don't see in me. Really, I'm just a punk-rock brat transgressional artist who likes to have a good time."

Sharon has released music and toured with other drag queens in the decade since her win. Unfortunately, though, it doesn't seem that the responsibility to her fans meant much to her in the end. According to The Daily Beast, the shock-artist has faced allegations of abuse from a former fan, who alleges that — among other offenses — the drag queen tried to coerce them into self-harm and forced them to smoke pot.

All Stars 1: Chad Michaels

The first incarnation of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" featured queens from the first four seasons of the main show, competing in pairs. Season 4 contestant Chad Michaels was paired with Season 1's Shannel, but in the end, Michaels won the crown all on his own. He's legendary in the drag community for his impeccable Cher impersonations, which he showed off on Season 4, and his talent won him legions of fans. "I love to get out and meet people," Michaels told The Chicago Tribune, explaining that it's very rewarding to meet people who supported his run on the show. "It's great to be there and they're so enthusiastic. We're lucky as Drag Racers to have an opportunity to touch people's lives and in a lot of cases, change people's lives."

Since winning, Michaels has regularly toured with various RuPaul's Drag Race-related events. He also hosts a regular show in San Diego, Dreamgirls Revue, that bills itself as the longest-running female impersonation show in California. He even got to perform for his idol on "The Talk," lip syncing to Cher's hit "Strong Enough" in front of the iconic diva herself.

"The biggest change in drag that I have observed is this wonderful growing atmosphere of inclusion!" Michaels reflected to Equality 365. "Drag is for everyone and everyone is doing it!! Let that little light shine! Live children LIVE!!!"

Season 5: Jinkx Monsoon

Season 5 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" became a battle between the look queens and the comedy queens, with more glamorous girls like Roxxxy Andrews resenting the fact that many of the frontrunners were funnier than they were polished. In the end, the crown went to the narcoleptic funny girl: Jinkx Monsoon. Even though her crowning was a confirmation that her outlook on drag is as valid as pageantry, Jinkx told Entertainment Weekly that she didn't mind having to broaden her horizons. "When they threw the challenge down, all I wanted to do was rise to the challenge. Now I look at that, and I'm thankful for it," she said. "Who knows where I would be if I hadn't gone on 'Drag Race' and gotten that kick in the rear to step it up to the next level?"

Along with fellow "RPDR" alum Ben De La Creme, Jinkx now enjoys a robust career touring their comedy and cabaret shows, showing off their shared kooky comedic sensibility all around the world. "It's part stand up comedy, part rock concert, part vaudeville — all served to you through a drag queen's unique perspective," she explained to Voice Mag. "If you're a fan of Drag, we got you covered. If you're a fan of Cabaret, we've got you covered. If you're not a fan of either, gimme an hour of your time and I'll change that for you."

Season 6: Bianca Del Rio

"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio is a glamorous insult comic, as likely to serve a look as she is to read you for filth. She also became a bit of a mother figure in the Werk Room, offering her years of experience to some of the younger, less seasoned queens. "On a daily basis I'm not a total b****," she insisted to Metro Weekly shortly after her win. "I can actually be nice to people."

Since her win, she has starred in multiple original movies called the "Hurricane Bianca" series. The first movie co-starred such icons as Alan Cumming, Rachel Dratch, Margaret Cho, and RuPaul herself. It involved Bianca's character being fired for being gay, seeking revenge on her small town as her drag alter ego. "For me, a lot of the films I've seen that are LGBT-related are either completely heart-wrenching and too serious, or so insane that they're impossible to believe," she told Tribute. "But this falls in the middle. It's a serious topic that's happening in America and it's done in a fun, light-hearted way without being too preachy."

In addition to regularly touring her comedy shows, Bianca has also written a book, called "Blame It on Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing With an Opinion on Everything." In the book, she answers questions from fans, and she told Billboard that people shouldn't expect actual help. "It is truly the worst advice you could ever get," she said.

Season 7: Violet Chachki

Season 7 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" had a strong cast, including numerous queens who would go on to be fan-favorites — Katya Zamolodchikova, Trixie Mattel, and more. The winner, though, was Violet Chachki, who stunned the Drag Race judges with her incredibly cinched waist on the runway. During the "Death Becomes Her" runway challenge, she wore a corset so tight that her waist was down to 18"... so she carried an oxygen tank with her. "We had to walk the runway twice, so I went around once and then I had to take a break because it was honestly a health concern," Violet later told Fashion. Her appearance was such a gag that guest judge Ariana Grande leaned in and exclaimed, "Oh my God."

Since Violet won, she has released music, including a collaboration with Allie X and a song paying homage to pinup icon Bettie Page. She regularly appears on "Drag Race" live tours, too, giving fans a chance to see her stunning looks up close. She also hosts a podcast called "No Gorge," alongside Season 13 contestant Gottmik. 

They co-hosted the "All Stars" Season 7 incarnation of "Fashion Photo RuView," because regular host Raja was a contestant on the show. Fans got upset with them for "booting" some of Raja's looks, which didn't bother Violet. "Don't get me wrong, I love fashion and drag, but let's be real here: we're just playing dress-up," she told Fashion. "There are so many more important things going on right now."

Season 8: Bob the Drag Queen

Bob the Drag Queen handily won Season 8, the final season of "Drag Race" before it hopped networks from Logo to VH1. Bob was open on the show about her time as an activist, and she told Renowned for Sound that she was grateful for her larger fanbase after winning. "Before my fans were gay boys and a couple of girls. Now I have moms, daughters, and dads, so my fans have changed a lot. I'm happy to have them and to have a wider reach," she said.

Bob has been very busy since the show ended. She's part of the cast of "We're Here," an HBO show on which three drag queens travel the country and transform lives (via Out). She performed in a production of "Angels in America" in San Francisco (per SF Weekly), where she played the dual role of Belize and Mr. Lies. Bob has also been on television shows like Netflix's revival of "Tales of the City," and she releases her own comedy specials, like one called "Suspiciously Large Woman."

She also hosts the wildly-popular "Sibling Rivalry" podcast with fellow "Drag Race" legend Monét X Change. "Monét and I have been very lucky enough to cultivate a sense of family through our podcasts and our bond with each other," Bob told Outfront Magazine. "I think a lot of people see themselves in Monét and me."

All Stars 2: Alaska

Season 5 contestant Alaska returned to "Drag Race" for "All Stars 2," and this time she won the whole thing. She memorably had a meltdown in the season's penultimate episode, infamously offering to bribe that week's winner to keep her safe. "It's a high-pressure situation, so I was going through that," she explained to Vulture. "But I think we all have felt that way. Luckily most people when they feel that way they don't have a camera crew, but you know. I'm happy to volunteer as tribute."

Since winning, Alaska and fellow contestant Willam have hosted one of the biggest "Drag Race" podcasts, called "Race Chaser." The pod has become so successful that they launched their own podcast network, called Moguls of Media. "We don't just sit here and talk s*** about drag queens or 'Drag Race,'" Alaska told Queerty. "We analyze it almost like we're sports announcers, because we both have played the game. We both have been in the Thunderdome." When Willam interjected that she'd actually won, Alaska purred, "Oh, wow! Say it again!"

Her media empire has expanded into many other realms, too. Alaska hosts a yearly event called "The Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Award Contest Competition" (via EW). She releases original music, having put out an album called "Red 4 Filth" in 2022, per Buzzfeed. She also published a memoir, titled, "My Name's Yours, What's Alaska?" She joked to Yahoo, "Trend alert: literacy!"

Season 9: Sasha Velour

Sasha Velour is responsible for one of the most iconic "Drag Race" moments of all time. During a finale performance of Whitney Houston's "So Emotional," she lifted her wig to reveal a shower of rose petals, essentially winning her the crown when the live studio audience went wild. She told The Guardian that she had only practiced the moment once before, in her hotel room, so she was relieved that it worked on television. "It was really an experiment. I'll never forget the experience of walking off the stage afterwards, in disbelief," she said.

One of Sasha's biggest projects after winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" has been focused on uplifting other queer voices in the community. To that end, she runs a queer nightlife show in New York City called Nightgowns. "My goal is just to stay true to the very first spirit that got me interested in drag, which is this idea that being queer can mean uniting a whole community together," she explained to Entertainment Weekly. "Nightgowns" became a TV show on the ill-fated streaming service Quibi, which debuted and was quickly shuttered during the pandemic. "You'll see that this isn't a phenomenon that's limited to one production company, to one gender, or one style," she told AnOther Mag of the series' approach to casting. "I think we can express how much is out there that's going unappreciated. Trans drag artists, drag kings, women doing femme drag." The series now streams on the Roku Channel.

All Stars 3: Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel might be the biggest "RuPaul's Drag Race" success story, but her "All Stars" Season 3 win was controversial. The season finale saw Ru switch up the format, allowing the eliminated queens vote on who the winner should be; this, of course, opened the door for debates among fans about whether Trixie would have won had the crowning proceeded according to the traditional rules. "If I could 'Mean Girls' this crown into 10 pieces and share it [I would]," she insisted to Entertainment Weekly. "It's metal and plastic and beautiful and wonderful and I'm so proud of it, but girl, don't let anything stop you!"

There's no denying that the drag superstar has capitalized on every ounce of her fame. RuPaul frequently puts the queens through branding challenges, trying to get them to diversify their entertainment endeavors, and it could be said that Trixie has come the closest to matching RuPaul's empire. She has a web series with Katya called UNHhhh (which briefly became a TV show on VICE), two books with Katya, a Discovery+ show called "Trixie Motel" (where she renovated a Palm Springs motel), several albums' worth of folk music, a documentary called "Moving Parts," a podcast (again with Katya) called "The Bald and The Beautiful," and she's launched a line of Trixie Cosmetics. She even DJs! "All my friends, my hobbies, my work, everything is about cross-dressing and telling jokes and singing songs," she told Vogue.

Season 10: Aquaria

Club kid Aquaria won "Drag Race" Season 10. In the show's final challenge, she wrote her own verse for RuPaul's "American," rapping, "Turning looks, stuntin' pretty, I'm the b**** from New York City." That sums up Aquaria — high fashion and a NYC attitude. "I walked into the season saying I should win, and the entire season was just a struggle for me to try to convince the producers that I should win," she joked to Entertainment Weekly.

Aquaria has been a fashion darling ever since. She's led campaigns for Moschino X H&M and MAC Cosmetics, and she's modeled in the pages of magazines like Vogue Italia. While talking about her relationship to the beauty industry with Vogue UK, Aquaria made sure to recognize that all beauty standards are socially determined. "Politics exists in every aspect of our lives through beauty, art, sports, entertainment, food, fashion, music, and beyond. Not recognizing this at some point in your life is a disservice to the work our ancestors have put in to try to make the world a better place for future generations," she said.

In 2022, she starred in the music video for "Slow Song," by The Knocks ft. Dragonette. The video sees her walking around Mexico City, ending up at a concert. "Getting to dance on an empty dancefloor is always the dream, especially when it's filmed and produced to the heavens," she explained to Paper. "Everybody wants to be a music video star when they close their eyes."

All Stars 4: Trinity the Tuck

Trinity "The Tuck" Taylor first competed on Season 9, and she made it all the way to the end, ultimately falling just short of clinching the title. When she returned for the fourth season of "All Stars," Trinity had clearly stepped up her game; this time, she won the competition, thanks to an outstanding showing in numerous challenges like "Snatch Game," where her impression of Caitlyn Jenner cracked the judges up. "When you set your mind at a goal and you achieve it, you feel on top of the world," she told Vulture after being crowned. "This is by far the biggest accomplishment I've ever had in my career." With typical Trinity humor, she added, "Did I expect to win? Absolutely."

After her win, Trinity hosted a drag competition on Twitch called "Love for the Arts," which accepted drag queens from a wider range of backgrounds than "RPDR" does. In an interview with Pink News, she said this was intentional. "Once I got to a comfortable place in my local scene, when I became the queen, immediately I was like, 'Okay, well, what can we do to uplift these new generation of drag queens?'"

Trinity returned to compete again in "All Stars" Season 7, the all-winners season, but she didn't take home a second crown. This third showing, she acknowledged to Gay Times, was likely her last time on the franchise. "I've done everything I could possibly do," she reasoned. "There's nothing else I can accomplish."

All Stars 4: Monet X Change

Did we forget to mention the gag-worthy tie on "All Stars" Season 4? In addition to Trinity, Monét X Change also took home a crown (and that cash prize) in the series' first-ever dual win. She told Entertainment Weekly, "Saying I want it to just be me is the thought coming from my ego, but at the end of the day, I have to realize that the fact that we both won gives both of us more resources to do whatever it is that we were going to do ... With two winners there are more chances for great things to happen for drag."

Monét has been busy since she won. In addition to co-hosting "Sibling Rivalry" with Bob the Drag Queen, she has another podcast called "Ebony and Ivory," alongside iconic drag queen Lady Bunny. She appeared in a Pepsi Super Bowl ad with Cardi B, and she hosted her own talk show on BUILD, called "The X Change Rate." Like many drag queens, she also releases original music, like "Love Like This." She was part of a Vogue campaign to recreate iconic covers with "Drag Race" girls, and she posed in a new version of Oprah's iconic cover; according to Bustle, she won the admiration of the Queen of All Media herself.

Monét returned to compete again on "All Stars 7," the all-winners series. She didn't win, but per EW, she got to show off her jaw-dropping talent for opera singing.

Season 11: Yvie Oddly

Yvie Oddly won praise — and the crown — on Season 11 of "Drag Race" thanks to her eccentric style of drag. She told Them that she hoped her win would help bring drag back to its roots. "I represent a return to drag as something that's created by the people and for the people," she said, noting that fans have come to expect expensive outfits from the queens on the show. "I want to remind everyone that drag comes from a bunch of gritty, human performers who probably have day jobs and who maybe can't afford everything."

She has released original music since she won — which is basically a rite of passage at this point — including bops like "Dolla Store" and "Hype," which featured fellow contestant Vanessa Vanjie. Yvie is a member of the cast of "RuPaul's Drag Race Live," the show's Las Vegas residency (per American Songwriter). 

Yvie also was lauded for being open about her life with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, openly discussing the fact that she might not have much time left to perform the kinds of acrobatic drag she's known for. Several years after her original showing, Yvie returned to compete again on "All Stars 7," the all-winners season. She didn't win, and during the show's run, she wrote on Twitter that her disease has progressed in her three years away from TV. "To anyone who ever asks how my health is doing: It's not good, it's not getting better, and it's not going to ... but at least I am."

Season 12: Jaida Essence Hall

The COVID-19 pandemic hit shortly into Season 12, so for the first time, the winner was crowned remotely. That winner: Jaida Essence Hall, a look queen who discovered her talent for impeccable comedic timing on the show. She told Entertainment Weekly that her win was about more than herself; after all, the night she was crowned, the country saw an explosion of protests related to the murder of George Floyd. "I hope I can inspire so many young Black people like myself who never feel like they're special or that what they offer the world isn't important," she said. "Hopefully, they see this and realize, 'What I am and who I am is enough. I matter.'"

Jaida was part of the Drive n' Drag Tour, where, during the pandemic, queens performed for fans in cars. She eventually joined the cast of "RuPaul's Drag Race Live in Vegas," according to AwardsWatch. Jaida performed in Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show (via Entertainment Tonight), and she popped up in the music video for Orville Peck and Shania Twain's collaboration "Legends Never Die." She also has a podcast with Season 12's Heidi N. Closet, appropriately called "Hall & Closet."

Jaida returned on "All Stars 7," though she didn't win a second time. She told Billboard that the experience changed her perspective on her initial win. "I don't just feel like I deserve the win, but I know that I worked and earned it, and it is mine," she said. "Period."

All Stars 5: Shea Couleé

Season 9 contestant Shea Couleé came back to "All Stars 5" determined to prove herself worthy of a crown. This time, she won the season handily. "'Drag Race' is like going through the looking glass," she told Entertainment Weekly the morning after her virtual crowning. "It's a wonderland. I'm so grateful that I had the chance not only to compete once, but come back a second time as a more realized version of myself and show the world exactly who I am."

Since winning, Shea has capitalized on every moment. She appeared in Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Volume 2 show (per ET), and she launched a beer line, according to Paper. She also appeared on "Dragging the Classics," a series of specials focused on "Drag Race" alumni recreating classic episodes of television; Shea acted in the show's "Brady Bunch" episode. Two years after winning, she returned to compete again in "All Stars 7," the all-winners season, but she did not secure a second crown. She was happy to get to meet Naomi Campbell, who complimented her runway walk, moving the drag queen to tears. "I literally left set that day saying, 'Do I just go home now? Does it get any better than that?'" she recalled to Billboard.

Shea has been announced as a cast member on Marvel's upcoming "Ironheart" television show. "They've allowed me to really come into the MCU and put my very specific Shea Couleé print on the Marvel Universe," she told E! News.

Season 13: Symone

Season 13 contestant Symone stunned the "Drag Race" judging panel each week with her consistently impeccable runway presentations. She was also incredibly, naturally, funny. It was no surprise, then, that she won the season. Upon winning, she told Entertainment Weekly that she had some pretty lofty ambitions. "I want to break some ceilings, molds, and boundaries. I want to be the Naomi Campbell of drag. I want to be the Rihanna of the world. I want to be a business," she said. "I want to go out into the world and say, yes, I can do these things. I'm a drag queen, so what?"

Symone is well on her way to ruling the world. She covered Interview magazine, appeared at the VMAs, and walked the red carpet at the Met Gala, where she wore a gorgeous, golden Moschino dress. "I just feel so glamorous after putting it on," she told CNN. "What do I love about the dress? Baby, everything! I love the silhouette, the color and the fringe with the topaz jewel hanging on the ends. I mean, come on — it's a moment!

She had a role in Billy Eichner's romcom "Bros" in 2022, acting out of drag. "I just think about my little self in Arkansas," she reflected on the red carpet. "To come here and be part of a film ... like, come on. A film star! It's just beautiful. It's amazing."

All Stars 6: Kylie 'Sonique' Love

"Drag Race" Season 2 contestant Kylie "Sonique" Love returned more than a decade later to compete on "All Stars 6." Delighting fans with her drop-dead-gorgeous fashion and her warm Southern accent, Kylie showed an incredible amount of growth since her first appearance on the franchise. When she won "All Stars 6," she made history as the first out trans woman to win the competition. She wore an American flag at her coronation, making a point about trans rights. "Being a trans person and wrapping myself in an American flag in a country where we're all supposed to have equal rights and be free, [but] at the end of the day, that's not how it is..." she explained to Entertainment Weekly. "Taking that and saying 'F*** you, I'm here, too, and I'm going to shine and be just as great in it as you think that you are,' it's taking back this country and making it stand for something that we can be proud of."

Since winning, Kylie has modeled for a Playful Promises lingerie line, per Pink News. She played Dolly Parton in VH1's original Christmas movie "The B**** Who Stole Christmas," as she had on the show during "Snatch Game." She even released a single after the show, called, appropriately, "Do It Like Dolly." According to The Advocate, she will make her film debut in "Dope Queens," a movie about San Francisco's iconic Tenderloin District.

Season 14: Willow Pill

Willow Pill's unique sense of humor, offbeat outlook on life, and impressive versatility helped her win Season 14 of "RuPaul's Drag Race." Memorable moments included walking the runway with a house on her head, a fun fungus look, and a gigantic suit in the finale. She also was open throughout the show about her life with a chronic illness, which occasionally affected her ability to keep up with her competitors. Speaking with Vulture, she cautioned people that her illness may keep her from the extensive touring usually expected of "Drag Race" winners. "With my reign, I am nervous and a little bit anxious about people wanting that from me because I know I'm not going to be able to give that," she said. "I'm not gonna be able to tour every day this year. I'm going to do the projects that I want to do and then pace myself in between and get the rest that I really need to be able to continue doing this artwork."

That being said, Willow Pill has kept busy in the months since her win. She released a song called "Angle" with her Season 14 sister Kornbread Jeté, playing off her intentionally-kitschy entrance look. She has also partnered with a company called BelliWell, appearing in a PSA about how "hot girls have IBS." "Your stomach mood really affects your mood in everything else," she reasoned to Them

All Stars 7: Jinkx Monsoon (again!)

The only queen to ever win two crowns is Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon, who returned to compete again on "All Stars 7," the all-winners season. Jinkx blew the competition away, winning particular accolades for her riotously funny Judy Garland performance on the show's "Snatch Game" episode. When the finale aired, she was in Australia on a comedy tour with Ben De La Creme — see above — and she said she was going to take her time to really soak up the win. "Booked and busy, that's the mantra," she crowed to Billboard. "We have a day off in a couple of days, so we're just floating this celebration, essentially. That's one thing you learn as an adult, is to simply float your celebrations to when you have time."

Since her win in 2022, Jinkx has announced that she will be starring on Broadway in 2023, taking over the iconic role of Mama Morton in "Chicago." She revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the first number she ever performed in drag was "All That Jazz," so appearing in "Chicago" is a major moment in her career. "To be making my Broadway debut, as my favorite role, in one of my favorite shows — that lifelong dream is coming true and then some," she said. "I never question my blessings, I just thank Hecate for them."