RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 5 crowns its winner after sickening finale

**Warning: Major spoilers ahead. Obviously**

It’s probably the strongest final three RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars has ever seen, but when it came down to it, only one queen could emerge victorious (because you can’t have two ties in a row, Ru). 

And we probably should have known who’d win – because as she told us before, she didn’t come to play, she came to slay.

Shea Couleé is a proud member of the Drag Race Hall of Fame, as she was crowned winner of All Stars 5 in a tense and fabulous finale. 

The 31-year-old beat rivals Jujubee and Miz Cracker to the crown, plus that $100,000 (£78,000) prize – and with the $30,000 (£23,000) worth of tips that she won from lip syncs, we reckon drinks are on Shea.

Ahead of prancing with her crown, Shea, 31, told RuPaul through tears: ‘My drag in its purest form is a tribute to black women. Ru, I would be remiss if I did not tell you how much I appreciate you and everything that you’ve done.

‘I thank you for helping me make my dreams come true. I’ll never be able to repay you for that. But, if you give me your Venmo, I can send you some installments, and I will sure as hell try.’

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDDIUW4DzQSWhile she was ahead of the competition week in, week out with killer runway looks and hilarious performances, Shea went through quite the personal journey, as she grappled with her ‘humiliation’ from season nine.

Shea was one of the frontrunners for the crown that season, but her dreams of winning were drowned out by a sea of rose petals when rival Sasha Velour lifted off her wig for one of the most iconic lip sync reveals in Drag Race her-story.

But now she has her very own crown, we reckon She finally has some ru-demption.

And while Drag Race results are always divisive, it seems the fandom is pretty on board with Queen Couleé – despite Metro.co.uk readers voting Jujubee their fan favourite.

The final saw Shea, Cracker and Jujubee tasked with writing their own verse for RuPaul’s song Clap Back! and learning Todrick Hall’s choreography – no mean feat for Juju, who, when asked if she was flexible, said: ‘Well, if you call me a 6 o’clock and you need me to be there at 7 I’ll be there at 7, but are my muscles flexible? No.’

Ru then made her decision after the queens performed a three-way lip sync battle to Janelle Monae’s banger Make Me Feel. 

The episode also saw the return of the rest of All Stars 5 queens, but unlike other seasons, they weren’t there to steal another queen’s place or try to get back into the competition.

No, the queens were just brought back for some good old-fashioned drama – as we got more information about whether India Ferrah really was lying about Alexis Mateo campaigning to have Shea eliminated. 

All Stars 5 also starred India, Alexis, Blair St Clair, Derrick Barry, Mayhem Miller, Ongina and Mariah Balenciaga, and introduced a lip sync for your legacy twist as main stage winners were pitted against lip sync assassins from previous seasons to collect their cash tips. 

Shea joins Chad Michaels, Alaska, Trixie Mattel and season 4’s joint winners Trinity The Tuck and Monet X Change in the Hall of Fame.

Her win also means that two black queens are the current reigning Drag Race champs, after Jaida Essence Hall won season 12 of the regular show.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is available to stream on Netflix. 

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