RuPaul Crowns America's Next Drag Super Star on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Season Finale

You're perfect, you're beautiful and you're a winner, baby! Sasha Velour was crowned the season nine winner of VH1's Emmy® Award-winning RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, after slaying the runway and competition in a season filled with jaw-dropping lip-sync battles, sickening fashions and unforgettably raw moments. Velour sashays away with the title of America's Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize of $100,000, beating out 13 of the nation's top queens including Miss Congeniality winner, Valentina. Season eight winner Bob the Drag Queen was on hand to crown her successor in front of a packed house at Los Angeles' Alex Theatre.

"The world needs drag now more than ever," said host RuPaul. "Sasha Velour represents the future of drag. Her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent arouse and inspire a generation of young people to live boldly, act up and paint with all the colors of the rainbow."

"Now more than ever, drag stands as a beacon of joy and strength for queer people, said Sasha Velour. "It always reminds me to dream big and dress up by my own rules, to be serious and ridiculous and childish and brilliant! Take my advice: if you want to be queen, just make your own crown!"

RuPaul will be back on Logo to glam up the summer with "RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 9 RuVealed," premiering Thursday, June 29th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. New episodes will air Thursdays at 8PM PT/ET weekly and feature never-before-seen moments with a library full of fresh reads from RuPaul and the queens. Also returning to Logo is the "Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul," where contestants' entertainment IQs are put to the test when host RuPaul quizzes them on the hottest pop culture moments. As they answer hysterical trivia questions, contestants have to decide whether to trust their own instincts or to turn to the "Gay for Play" celebrity panel for help. Two all-new episodes will air weekly on Thursdays from 9-10 PM PT/ET starting June 29th.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producer for VH1.

Go to for video of your favorite Season 9 queens and for up-to-date news and exclusives, join the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Facebook page or follow #DragRace on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace. Follow along with live gifs from the show on Tumblr and additional content on the show's Instagram page.

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