The ‘Drag Race’ season 15 winner is…

The ‘Drag Race’ season 15 winner is…

RuPaul’s Drag Race crowns season 15 winner

RuPaul narrowed the largest-ever cast down to four contestants, but did Anetra, Sasha Colby, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, or Luxx Noir London take the crown?

Joey Nolfi

By Joey Nolfi Updated April 14, 2023 at 10:11 PM EDT


“This goes to every trans person, past, present, and future, because we are not going anywhere,” Sasha said after accepting the title from RuPaul to become the second consecutive trans winner of a regular season of Drag Race‘s American edition, following season 14 star Willow Pill‘s victory last year. Before that, Sasha’s former roommate and close friend, Kylie Sonique Love, became the first trans contestant to win an overall iteration of Drag Race in the United States when she won the All Stars 6 crown.

Mama Ru announced the season 15 winner at the end of an epic grand finale, which saw Luxx Noir London, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, Anetra, and Sasha fronting solo musical numbers set to original tunes, before Ru whittled the finalists down to a final two, Sasha and Anetra, for a lip-sync smackdown.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Finale

Anetra, Luxx Noir London, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, and Sasha Colby compete for the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 15 crown

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The duel marked a rematch from the pair’s LaLaPaRuza battle in February, which saw Sasha squeezing out a victory over Anetra, who helped make the face-off one of the most memorable lip-syncs of the season.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Finale Winner Sasha Colby

Sasha Colby at the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 15 finale.

| Credit: MTV

Earlier in the finale, RuPaul asked what Sasha dreams of doing next. She replied, “I love a good manifestation moment so I’m seeing my own TV show, I’m seeing acting, I’m seeing music, all thanks to this show and you.”

Sasha was presented her official crown at a live finale viewing party in New York on Friday night, joined by Willow, and her fellow top-four sisters, Anetra, Mistress, and Luxx.

“It’s such a privilege to be able to be on the show and to now have a platform to help everyone who looks like us not be so scared about everything that’s going on in the world,” Sasha said, gesturing to herself and the other queens. “And to know that they still need to be doing drag, honey, because we’re not going anywhere, babies!”

Though season 15 is over, there’s plenty more Drag Race on deck for the remainder of 2023, with the previously announced All Stars 8 set to premiere May 12 on Paramount , while several international spin-offs — including a Global All Stars competition as well as region-specific iterations in Brazil, Germany, Mexico — are also in the works.

Watch Sasha get crowned as the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15 winner above.

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