"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 is coming to a close with the finale episode, which will be aired on Monday, May 16 via Logo TV. After 10 episodes worth of challenges and mini challenges, fans will finally learn who among Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls and Bob The Drag Queen will be crowned as America's next drag superstar and take home a cash prize of $100,000.
Season 8 has been one of the most glamorous and shadiest seasons of "Drag Race," and it had some of the most talented queens of all time. Everybody brought something unique to the table, even if they were not able to present all their looks and ideas in front of Ru, Michele Visage and Carson Kressley.
Naysha Lopez, who was the first queen to be eliminated from the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 remains one of the most beautiful queens to have walked the ramp ever. She even got a second chance to show off her drag.
Laila McQueen and Dax Sheppard were both eliminated in episode 2. While Dax is best known as a visionary cosplay queen, Laila is a beautiful gothy queen.
It was Cynthia Lee Fontaine's turn to go home next, but she did not leave before making us all obsessed with her "cu-cu." She is one of the nicest people to have taken part in "Drag Race," which is why she is pegged to be the winner of Miss Congeniality.
Despite being praised consistently for her over-the-top drag and her artistry, Acid Betty was the next to go home. She is the fiercest drag queen of the season, and she made it clear that she was in the competition to play, not make friends.
Robbie Turner brought many amazing looks to "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8, but it was her hairline that caught the attention, and not in a good way, of the judges. She was eliminated in "Wizards of Drag" episode, but she will forever be remembered for making vintage cool on "Drag Race."
Thorgy Thor was appreciated over and over again for her inventive looks and amazing humour, but her inability to edit out ideas landed her in bottom two in episode 7. Following the lip sync battle against Chi Chi DeVayne, she was sent home.
"RuPaul Book Ball" saw Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry wear "drag make-up" for the first time ever. Although she got an A for effort, it put Derrick in bottom two and she lip synched against and lost to her frenemy Bob.
In Episode 9 the top four queens Chi Chi, Bob, Naomi and Kim Chi shot their music video to Ru's hit "The Realness." The video will be released in the grand finale, but unfortunately it will not feature Chi Chi who did not make it to top 3. She had one of the biggest growth curves this season, and finally embraced herself for who she is. Her Southern charm and "cheap drag" had made all "Drag Race" fans fall in love with her.
Now finally, the titles of "America's Next Drag Superstar" and "Miss Congeniality" will be bestowed upon the queens in the Grand Finale, which will be aired at 9 p.m. (EST) on Monday, May 16. You can also stream the episode via LogoTV website.
Meanwhile, do not forget to tweet in support of your choice "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 winner using the hashtags, #TeamBob, #TeamKimChi and #TeamNaomi. You can read exclusive interviews with all the eliminated queens of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 in our weekly segement, Queen that Shashayed Away.