Milwaukee-born drag queen Trixie Mattel first came to national consciousness by finishing sixth on season seven of RuPaul‘s Drag Race. Since the reality show put her on the map in 2015, she’s kept busy performing throughout the world, acting (including a cameo on FX’s American Horror Story), releasing a country album, and co-hosting The Trixie & Katya Show on the Viceland network.
Despite her packed schedule, she opted to return to the show that helped launch her career by competing in season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, which pitted the local legend against nine other past participants. The eighth and final episode of All Stars aired on VH1 last night, and Mattel survived until the end. Once the dust (and glitter) settled, Trixie Mattel was victorious.
Mattel bested Shangela, past champion BeBe Zahara Benet, and Kennedy Davenport in last night’s finale to claim the crown. If you want to congratulate her in person, Trixie will be at Turner Hall on May 9 as part of her “Now With Moving Parts” tour.