‘All Stars four’ Winner Trinity the Tuck Talks First-Ever ‘Drag Race’ Double Crowning: ‘We Both Legitimately Won’


It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend for Trinity the Tuck. The drag queen was declared winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars four together with Monét X Change, within the sequence’ first-ever double crowning. Both queens had been inducted into the Drag Race corridor of fame and had been awarded $100,000 paychecks.

The wins didn’t come with out controversy although; a number of viewers took to social media to vent tie delegitimized the that means of the coveted crown. Trinity disagrees.

“I don't assume that sharing the win devalues it, for the truth that we each obtained a humongous, stunning crown and we each obtained the complete prize cash,” the star tells Billboard. “We each legitimately received.”

Trinity caught up with Billboard to speak about her All Stars four win, her backup characters for Snatch Game, and whether or not her and Monét shall be recreating the notorious tie scene in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar: “If we may get RuPaul up in there too, as Rachel Tensions — bitch, I might dwell.”

Billboard: What does successful All Stars four imply for you?

Trinity the Tuck: I come from a extremely small city in Alabama, so by no means in my life would I’ve thought that I might be within the place that I'm in now, the place I've been in a position to journey and meet so many wonderful individuals and achieve this many wonderful issues. I set myself a purpose to win Drag Race earlier than I used to be even forged on season 9. And once I didn't obtain that on season 9, coming again to All Stars, I wished to win. It's an enormous purpose of mine. I'm pleased with myself, I really feel like I deserve it.

Ahead of the finale, a fan urged a double crowning with Monét on Twitter to which you responded, “no thx.” Have your emotions have modified?

This is the factor: as a competitor, I come from pageants and so they simply don't have ties. You know what I imply? So me saying, "No, thanks," you realize, would we want there to be one winner? Of course we might. Does that imply I'm completely in opposition to the concept? Obviously not, ‘trigger woman, that's what it’s. But if I had my alternative, clearly I would like there to be one particular winner. But I'm grateful for the place that I'm in, for certain.

One factor that's gotten misplaced within the reactions is main tv community simply awarded not one, however two homosexual males for channeling their femininity into artwork, and I believe that's fairly neat.

I believe proper now, particularly with the political local weather that we're in with America, this end result is the proper illustration of the place our nation ought to be. We ought to be awarding everybody for his or her arduous work, regardless of their pores and skin shade. Going into the finale, I had probably the most wins, however the remaining episode, Monét slayed that. So if you happen to actually judged it truthful, she would've received that problem. We would've been tied — in order that, to me, was truthful.

There have been discussions that each one the winners of All Stars are white and blonde. Were you nervous heading into the finale of any backlash if you happen to had received by yourself?

Here's the factor, I don't consider that there's this conspiracy that it’s a must to be white, skinny and blonde to win. I don't consider that that’s true. I believe each single crowning that Drag Race has achieved has been the suitable winner out of who made it to the ultimate two. Was I scared for backlash? No, as a result of I believe the whole lot occurs for a purpose and my monitor file speaks for itself.

I believe individuals have to focus extra on the entertainers’ skills, and let these converse for themselves. I imply take a look at the forged. Like 80 % had been queens of shade, which is wonderful. There must extra illustration like that on TV and there was. And there was some stiff competitors. The factor is, any of us within the high 4 may have received, simply.

Speaking of the highest 4, all through the entire season you talked about desirous to be competing in opposition to the perfect of the perfect. Manila Luzon’s elimination was fairly controversial as a result of she was the frontrunner. Do you want that she was within the high 4?

I completely believed that Manila deserved to be within the high 4. Depending on the remainder of her run, she would've went undoubtedly high two. Manila is an exceptional competitor and completely deserved to be high 4.

I nonetheless assume with the ladies who had been high 4, I'm nonetheless competing with the perfect as a result of they actually turned it out. This was a really, very arduous season and the factor about an hour and a half on tv, you don't get to see the whole lot that we needed to do. It was grueling. It is a contest and a lot goes into it, and all of us work tremendous, tremendous, tremendous arduous. And so the highest 4 was very, very deserving.

You had some actually nice moments on All Stars, together with your Caitlyn Jenner impression within the Snatch Game problem. I’m curious: did you could have a backup deliberate if Gia Gunn ended up doing Caitlyn?

Oh yeah. I had two different backup plans, however belief me, I used to be gonna play Caitlyn it doesn’t matter what. Even if there needed to be two Caitlyns. She could possibly be Caitlyn, however bitch let me let you know, I used to be gonna be Caitlyn. [Laughs] I used to be Caitlyn. But I additionally had Jennifer Coolidge and Iris Apfel as backup.

Fans have jokingly in contrast this tie to the scene at first of To Wong Foo, the place RuPaul declares a tie in a drag pageant. Is there any likelihood you and Monét will do a present as Vida Boheme and Noxeema Jackson?

I'm completely down. Look, drag shouldn’t be speculated to be taken critically, the place you possibly can't make enjoyable of your self or the scenario or no matter. I might completely be down for doing a quantity with Monét. And bitch, if we may get RuPaul up in there too, as Rachel Tensions — bitch, I might dwell.

And Leo could possibly be Chi-Chi, now that he's dabbled in drag.

[Laughs] Oh my god, may you think about? I might love that.