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Did ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ accidentally announce the winner of season 9 on Twitter? (SPOILERS)

Nothing gets past the Internet.

That universal truth has ended political careers, launched unwitting subjects to national fame, and in this case, potentially ruined the surprise ending to season 9 of RuPaul‘s Drag Race.

It goes without saying, but if you’re worried about spoilers, you may want to waste time elsewhere.

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A thread on Reddit points out that someone over at the Drag Race marketing department recently changed the banner for the show’s official Twitter account.

To review, this is what the banner looked like before (this is also the current look):

Everything looks in order — full season nine cast photo in the header, and a pinned tweet advertising the reunion episode airing this week, ahead of the June 23rd finale.

But here’s what it reportedly looked like for a few brief moments on Wednesday:

Depicted in the header was Sasha Velour, one of the four finalists in the running to be America’s next drag superstar. The other remaining queens are Shea Couleé, Trinity Taylor, and Peppermint.

The momentary edit suggests to some that Sasha’s portrait was prematurely added to the page ahead of her win. After all, none of the other queens have had solo portraits on the show’s Twitter page, and the full cast photo has suspiciously returned.

Here’s how people have reacted to the potential Ruveal:

“You’d have to ‘accidentally’ push several buttons to get that picture to that banner. DELIBERATE!” writes one commenter, alleging a mass conspiracy is afoot.

“Production has really been dropping the ball of this entire season so I’m really not that surprised,” bemoans another.

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One commenter thought through the game theory a bit: “Hopefully they won’t try to remove it and hope nobody notices, but just follow through and make headers for Shea, Trinity, and Pep, and cycle through those.”

Well, too late for that.

Ultimately, fans will still have to tune in on the 23rd to find out the official winner. But if you’re placing bets…

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8 Comments

  • manuelm80

    Sasha is great but shea and Trinity deserve the crown. Shea and Trinity both excelled above the rest as drag queens in this competition. Sasha is great but she just didn’t reach the same level as the other two. Peppermint didn’t show enough growth until the end so she does not deserve it either. It is the right top four though. I hope this is just a mistake and not an accidental spoiler.

  • Xzamilloh

    It’s already been revealed that Sasha won in some shit show of a finale spectacle where the final four had to lip sync for the crown. This was officially the icing on the crap sundae that was this entire season. Season 7 got a lot of guff, but good lord, Season 9 is in a league of its own in regards to how mediocre everything was.

  • CarlIsle

    The whole season has been mediocre: the runway looks, the performances in the challenges, the very obvious good edit for the queen Ru wants to save, but one thing has been unforgivable and that is the shocking lighting on the main stage.

    I feel like the show is about to “jump the shark”.

    • DCguy

      This could be a phony leak to drum up some publicity.

      That said, you are so right!

      My main issue this season is what was up with the runway lighting? Every single week it looks like the queens are walking through a blurry red mist. The footage is so soft and hidden that Betty White could play a 20 year old.

      The lighting hasn’t been this bad since the season one blur that other shows made fun of.

  • rextrek

    as someone who has watched all season – I Loved it – sure there could have been MORE mini challenges…More PIT CREW, and yes – Better Lighting on the Runway……Shea’s Rainbow dress was SO MUTED by the Lighting…..I saw it in regular light – and IT WAS Colorful…..the lighting Muddy’d it! I’ll be happy if Sasha’s the winner – they (all 4 were so good )

    • Xzamilloh

      They were all good, but not equally good. Shea and Trinity were clearly the better of the four and it should be a battle between the two of them

  • Bob LaBlah

    When I see and hear Rupaul at events such as last weeks Pride event he really does seem exhausted from the entire scene. He no longer makes appearances in drag which to me is a sign he himself is ready to move on. You can only keep something up for so long before it hits you that its time for a different challenge or time to retire while your still on top.

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