RuPauls’ Drag Race Season 7 Finale Winner: Is Ginger Minj, Pearl, or Violet Chachki America’s Next Drag Superstar?

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Pearl, Ginger Minj and Violet Chachki made the final three of Season 7 on RuPaul's Drag Race. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

RuPaul's Drag Race wrapped up its seventh season at Los Angeles's legendary Orpheum Theater on June 1, where finalists Ginger Minj, Pearl, and Violet Chachki competed for the title of America's Next Drag Superstar. Read the recap to find out which draq star ruled the Queendom!

Who Wins America's Next Drag Superstar?

You better work! RuPaul was initially unsure who to crown as America's Next Drag Superstar, so naturally he made his finalists lip sync for their lives during the show's finale. After that amazingness, Ru spent about an hour ruminating on who should win while he interviewed old contestants, walked us through highlights of the season, and chatted to icons of the drag world. It was beyond!

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Winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 7, Violet Chachki at Stage48 on June 1, 2015 in New York City. Santiago Felipe/FilmMagic

Ultimately, Ru was impressed by all three ladies (to quote: "you just flooded my basement!"), but ultimately Violet took home the crown –– literally! More importantly, she won a $100,000 cash prize, a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics, and a bejeweled crown and scepter. Looks like Ginger and Pearl are sashaying away to the runner-up zone.

Also, shout-out to Miley Cyrus, who was most definitely sitting in the audience watching the winner take the crown!

Katya Wins Miss Congeniality

Last year's Miss Congeniality, BenDeLaCreme, showed up to pass the torch to this year's winner — Katya Zamolodchikova! Ru wished Katya "con-drag-ulations," and Katya thanked her fans in Russian. Tearjerker moment!

Tell Us: Are you surprised by this season's winner?

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