It’s a four queen finale again this year, with Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Eureka and Kameron Michaels all vying for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar but who do you think should wear the crown… and take home the cash prize of $100,000?
22-year-old Aquaria, whose boy name is Giovanni Palandrani, got inspiration for her drag name from her zodiac sign… Aquarius.
The New York City queen won three maxi challenges and two mini challenges during the season but, aside from the final lip sync, never found herself in the bottom two having to defend her place in the competition.
Due to her success on the show, she’s been tipped as the favourite to snatch the crown. Speaking of her time on Drag Race, she said; “I feel very blessed to be a part of the cast and blessed to be a part of season 10… ’cause it really is such a killer season.”
Did you know? Before it was announced that Aquaria had been cast on the show, she already had more than 210,000 followers on Instagram (which has now shot up to 798k!)
This seasoned queen won two maxi challenges and four mini challenges in her time on the show, but also had to lip sync for her life against The Vixen in episode 8.
Asia, whose boy name is Antwan Mason Lee, created her drag name after a family member who she had a strong relationship with when she began her career as a queen.
Although not aired on the show (I wouldn’t have admitted it either), Asia is the drag mother of Season 4’s Phi Phi O’Hara – who returned for All Stars 2 in what people felt was a bid for redemption.
On the red carpet ahead of the finale, Asia said that she took the competition day-by-day, challenge-by-challenge. “I didn’t expect to be here, but I’m not surprised that I am”, Asia said with joy.
Did you know? Asia claimed the title of Miss Gay USofA in 2007, a year after Alyssa Edwards snatched the award.
Formerly known in Season 9 as Eureka O’Hara, this queen won both two maxi and mini challenges this season, proving that she was worthy of a second chance at competing for the crown.
Having to lip sync for her life twice, Eureka sent home Kalorie Karbdashian Williams in episode 2 and was part of the double save with Kameron Michaels in episode 9, which got under Aquaria’s skin.
Eureka, whose boy name is David Huggard, adopted her drag name from her biological mother’s name.
In a beautifully written poem, the self-proclaimed “elephant queen” posted on Instagram; “I want to win not for me but for the people who think they are losers”.
DID YOU KNOW? Eureka is the first returning queen to reach a Drag Race finale.
31-year-old Nashville queen, Kameron Michaels, was described throughout the season as quiet and distant, frequently keeping herself to herself. However, she also earned the title of this season’s “lip sync assassin” after finding herself in the bottom two three times in a row (which resulted in sending both Monet X Change and Miz Cracker packing).
Despite having only won one maxi challenge and not proving successful in the mini challenges, Kameron has climbed her way to the top.
During the Ru-Union episode, we saw that none of her fellow season 10 queens thought she deserved to the win the crown, however prior to the finale episode Kameron said she couldn’t believe it but she was “so happy to be here [in the finale]”.
Did you know? She’s the first RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant to survive three lip syncs and not be told to sashay away in the next episode.
The big question is who will emerge victorious and snatch the crown? Tune in tonight (or avoid social media waiting for it to be uploaded on Netflix if you’re in the UK like me) to find out!