After BeBe, Kennedy and Shangela had their chance to plead their case, Trixie arrived free of the guilt of sending anyone to the jury aka the big house, if you prefer Shangie’s terminology. Thorgy kicked things off asking how Trixie felt making it to the end, with Ms Mattel admitting that after floating for the first half of the season, she stopped fearing the worst after landing in the bottom and instead did whatever she want … which worked. Train them butterflies, girl.
Confirming that they have probably already made up their mind that she would go to the end, Thorgy asked who she would be proud to lip sync against in the top two, with Trixie going into bat for Shangela, maybe, saying that she will always be an All Star. Aja brought some spice to the interview asking which of the four she would cut if they had to go to a top three instead, with her echoing her sentiment that BeBe and Kennedy are the two she would debate between. BeBe, because she hasn’t grown in the decade since she won, compared to DeLa, Morgan, Milk or Chi Chi for instance, and Kennedy for wearing a worst final runway outfit than the won she wore in season 7.
Aja then asked how winning would broaden her experience and brand, with Trixie choking back tears talking about all that she has achieved since her season and how like Shangela, that makes her an All Star already. While she kind of had the Shangela-esque growth ask, she was able to convince everyone but Morgan to send her to the end to lip sync for the crown.
When it came to the lip sync, she may not have had the moves nor ever won a lip sync in Drag Race herstory, she commanded the stage and hit every single syllable, turning Kennedy into a back-up dancer. She then started snatching her own wig, piece by piece, and that was when it was all over. Trixie and Kennedy took their place on centre stage and Ru decreed that Trixie Mattel would be joining Chad and Alaska in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
While Trixie may not have had the best track record, her post-season growth and the fact she only tanked one challenge – like both Chad and Alaska on their seasons, FYI – makes her more than worthy of the crown. And any issues people may have with the twists should be directed at the producers – looking at you Alexis Michelle – and not the killer queens.
Which coincidentally is what I said as I held my dear friend Trixie close and handed her an ice cold victory Thixieshake Nutella.
Sweet, a little bit thick and packed full of hidden nuts, this perfectly rich thickshake is the perfect way to toast to the latest Hall of Famer.
Enjoy … (while you think about how much fun she will have with Chalaska during All Stars 4)!
2 cups vanilla ice cream
½ cup nutella
¼-½ cup milk
½ cup thickened cream, whipped
¼ cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped
Combine the ice cream, nutella and milk in a blender and blitz until combined.
Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with hazelnuts.
Then, obviously, down.