Major spoilers ahead for the finale of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 7.
In what may be the most competitive season of RuPaul's Drag Race ever, the fierce finale of All Stars Season 7 saw the eight glamazons competing in a Lip Sync LaLaPaRuza Smackdown for the title of Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses and Queen of All Queens.
When the dust and wig glue settled it was All Stars Season 4 winner, Monét X Change and Drag Race Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon who made it to the top two. After serving it to "Swish Swish" by Katy Perry, RuPaul crowned Jinkx the Queen of All Queens, making Monét the runner-up.
While All Stars 7 might be over, you will be seeing Monét on your screens again soon. From being a mentor on the second season of Secret Celebrity Drag Race to her solo comedy shows, and the upcoming live tour of her and Bob the Drag Queen's hit podcast Sibling Rivalry, she is booked and busy.
On the day the season finale dropped on Paramount+, Monét spoke with Logo about making it to the top two, how she feels about Jinkx winning, and how an All Stars reunion might be happening sooner than we think.
Hi Monét, how are you feeling today?
I feel great. I feel really great. I had to wake up very early this morning, and I stayed up late watching the episode as soon as it came out. So I am very tired today, but very great and very happy.
What was it like watching Ru announce Jinkx as the winner? What went through your mind?
When Ru announced the winner, I was like, here we are. It's not the outcome I thought was going to happen, but I'm still happy for Jinkx, because Jinkx did a great job all season. But I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed. I thought I was going to be taking myself to Cartier and have some fun, but alas. But congratulations to Jinkx for doing a great job all season.
You made it to the top two. That's something to be proud of.
I did me. Me and Kandy Muse are contemporaries in that way.
Did you have something planned for what you would say if you were crowned the winner?
Well, I'm the only person that didn't get to say anything, everyone else who won or lost got a speech. I just stood there baldheaded and confused. I didn't get a speech, so I didn't have anything prepared.
Let's talk about you giving speeches from the stage, there was the moment in the episode when you were telling Ru how much this season meant to you, and Ru is choking back tears. What was that moment like?
The moment was really sweet. At that point in the season, you're living there for six weeks. You're so tired. You're so exhausted. Like cracking a fingernail will make you weep and cry. And so when Ru was speaking to all of us on that stage, Ru was crying a bit, Michelle [Visage], everyone was super emotional, because again, it also been this really monumental season. So it was very, it was all genuine emotion and feelings. And I will forever be grateful to RuPaul for allowing me to live my dreams.
What was it like going back to that workroom for the final time?
I had a moment as soon as I walked in and I was like, yeah, I'll never do this again. Because I will never, I'm not coming back ever again, three times is more than enough to do the show. And so that was what my feeling was. I was like, this is, I should really take this moment in because it ain't happening again.
I loved your opera singing in the talent show. You were so good. How's it feel to gag the children with that talent?
Well, people just gag on classical music. Classical music is like that one thing you pull out, no matter if it's a two-year-old or a 92 year old people just know it to be an impressive thing. Children instinctually, when someone sings classical around children, they just perk up. And they're like, wow, this thing is so cool and so different. So that's what I love about opera, it's always an impressive party trick no matter who you're performing it for. So it feels nice introducing younger kids to classical music.
Are we going to hear it live?
Yeah. There are some really fun opportunities that are coming my way because of that. So I'm excited to do some fun stuff in the future.
Jinkx wouldn't tell me if you had a group chat going with your All Stars sisters, but would you be down for an All Stars 7 Reunion Tour or some type of reunion?
There may be a reunion coming sooner than you think. The girls and I have been chatting, and we're definitely going to make something fun happen.
I think All Stars 7 is up there with All Stars 2, would you agree?
All Stars 2 is one of my favorite seasons of Drag Race. And I would agree, All Stars 7 was turnt, girl. We were tickedy turnt. It was really great.
I know you filmed this season a while ago, but when you think back to filming, do you have a favorite memory that pops up in your mind right away?
Maybe Shea [Couleé] impersonating my walk. That was a fun bit.
So you're going to be on Secret Celebrity Drag Race, can you tease any more about that? What can fans expect?
It's like The Masked Singer. It's really fun. It's very different from the first time around. So I'm really excited to see how everyone's going to receive it because I think this version's a bit more fun. Not that there's anything wrong with the first season, but this one is definitely different. It's going to be a lot of fun.
You have the Sibling Rivalry live shows coming up with Bob. What's in store for that tour?
A lot of people think that the Sibling Rivalry tour is just going be us sitting on stage talking. No, the first half is a full-on drag show. We have dancers, lights, cameras. I have not done a split since that Pink song on Drag Race [All Stars 7], so over a year ago. I might bring one back to the show. And in the second half, we do a little podcast for 30 minutes and then we come back and do a big closing number. So it's a very ambitious show and it's going to be great.
Oh, fun! Well, I'm looking forward to seeing that split.