Life’s a drag (race) for Bianca Del Rio…
The 38-year-old Cuban and Honduran American drag queen has been named the Season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Del Rio, born Roy Haylock, beat out Adore Delano and Courtney Act for the title.
“Bianca is my kind of entertainer,” RuPaul said in a statement. “She is totally fearless, bust-a-gut hilarious, and yet she’s still managed to touch the hearts of Drag Race fans around the world.”
Del Rio posted a picture on Facebook following her win with the hashtags #amazinglife, #thankyoueveryone and #honored.
“I feel like I am the luckiest entertainer in the world right now,” she said during the finale. “It’s an incredibly rewarding experience to have this honor, and I’m proof that anything is possible.”
BenDeLaCreme, who finished fifth, won the Miss Congeniality award, as voted on by fans. The finale also included a surprise wedding between sixth-place finisher Joslyn Fox and her fiancé Andre, which was officiated by RuPaul.
Bianca also got a congratulatory message from Judge Judy, whom she channeled in an early round of competition.
Before appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Del Riowas a fixture in the New Orleans and New York City club scenes, often working with Lady Bunny.