Once again, when Raja was announced as the winner, she did not shed a tear, even though she was "crying". Girl, your motto appears to be "always the make-up first" (or as my best friend says, better dead than bloody, although in Raja's case, she might prefer the blood - has she had her period yet?).
Manila Luzon sported a look and walk very similar to the ones she had already done.
As to Alexis, poor Alexis, she dressed as a show girl for her final look (which was not very flattering).
But, in my humble opinion, Alexis aced the challenge, which was to be part of RuPaul's new music video (are we repeating challenges too early in this show?). She was the best dancer, did the best in her solos and in the group shots. But if she was in the final two, she would have won, because she is the best lip synch-er of this season (my favorite of the three seasons is Jujube in her Black Velvet performance). Hence, she was conveniently eliminated, and Manila and Raja performed for the title and crown. Also, I find it suspect that Mathu Andersen was the director of the music video (he also is an alumni from America's Next Top Model, as is Raja).
I think that Alexis' weakness was that her drag was pageant all the way. Hence, she was in a niche, limited in her looks. She did not realize it. More versatility and edge would have given her the crown.
My favorite moment on this episode came from Untucked, when they were discussing the other girls. Alexis said that Carmen Carrera was resting on her beauty, and Raja and Manila clearly did not agree. Their faces were priceless (I do agree with Alexis. Carmen's problem is that she rests in her body and she lacks charisma, that je ne sais quoi so important for performers.)
I am looking daggers at you, Alexis.
Leave Carmen alone!
Well, this is it, until next week's reunion episode.
I will be bold, since my drag crystal ball is anxious: next season, a plus sized girl will win!