RuPaul just announced one of the fine drag queens pictured here as America’s Next Drag Superstar, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4. “The race for the crown,” RuPaul said at the top of the hour, “has never been this tight.” And, indeed it was! The run-up to the crowning has been long and drawn out, to say the least. Luckily for you all out there, EW has an exclusive interview with the crowned queen — which we’re keeping super spoiler-friendly here, in case you haven’t seen the episode — and you can read that below.
America’s Next Drag Superstar is Sharon Needles.
Now — as you know if you read EW’s on-the-scene report from the taping of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Reunited — each queen filmed an ending of the episode that depicted her winning the crown. The interview here was completed just after said taping — last Thursday afternoon — which is why the reaction from Sharon Needles here isn’t exactly the most genuine, mostly because she didn’t know whether she had really won the crown yet.
Here, Sharon talks with EW about her reaction to the odd way the ending was taped, her fights with Phi Phi O’Hara, her platform as America’s Next Drag Superstar, and her one regret from the Drag Race season.