'RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race': Hayley Kiyoko wins with her rockstar persona, fans say she deserves it
Hayley channeled her inner fierceness and strength and seemed like a whole new person when she was in her drag persona
The finale of 'RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race' was all kinds of fabulous. With 'Dragzilla' as the theme, the celebrities brought on their A-game and left judges and fans impressed. The celebrities included Madison Beer, Hayley Kiyoko and Phoebe Robinson. At the beginning of the show, Hayley expressed how as a lesbian woman, she finds it hard to balance her masculinity and femininity. Hayley also expressed her concerns about walking and dancing in heels. But her mentor and queen supreme Vanessa Vanije was right by her side to guide her and help her out.
Vanessa encouraged Hayley to just be herself and be confident. She took her mentor’s advice and did exactly that. Hayley decided to name her drag persona as Queen Eleza Beth. The name was inspired by the Queen, who she feels is very powerful and strong. Hayley too channeled her inner fierceness and strength and seemed like a whole new person when she was in her drag persona. Queen Eleza Beth was bold, confident and funny. She did her ramp walk like a seasoned pro, did her dragzilla performance like a carefree rockstar, and finally dressed in a cotton candy outfit, she lip-synched to ‘California Girls’ like it was her own song.
So, it came as no surprise when Hayley was declared the winner. Hayley won $30,000 for Planned Parenthood, the charity of her choice. Fans were happy with Hayley’s victory. A fan tweeted, “Hayley BROUGHT IT the whole night, but Phoebe and Madison were also solid! And they all get money for their charity so!!!! #CelebDragRace." Another fan wrote, “Yessss my girl Hayley Kiyoko won!! #CelebDragRace.” One more echoed, "Yes hayley kiyoko won its what she deserves #CelebDragRace."
“@HayleyKiyoko a MUCH deserved win sis!!! Once we realized the lip sync was to 'California Gurls' I knew this was yours to win! Condragulations!!! #CelebDragRace #DragRace,” expressed a fan. Another fan shared, “IMO @HayleyKiyoko deserved that win and @VanessaVanjie is just so beautiful & was perfect for her #celebdragrace.” One more declared, “So glad @HayleyKiyoko was able to win $30K for @PPFA on #CelebDragRace! @RuPaulsDragRace."