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Taiwanese drag queen Nymphia Wind wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 16

By Melanie Uson Published Apr 20, 2024 1:00 pm

Asia represent! Taiwanese drag queen Nymphia Wind was hailed the winner of the 16th season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

In the grand finale, Nymphia won against Sapphira Cristál during their final lip sync battle to Kylie Minogue's Padam Padam. She impressed the judges with her acrobatics during her “Queen of the Wind” performance and balloon reveal resembling boba pearls in milk tea in the last round.

“To those who feel like they don't belong, just remember to live fearlessly and have courage to live your truth. And Taiwan, this is for you!" She said before taking her victory walk. 

She will take home a crown, scepter, and prize money worth $200,000 (P11.5 million). 

Meanwhile, Sapphira and Xunami Muse tied for the Miss Congeniality title. 

Nymphia is the first Asian drag queen to win in the competition, following Raja Gemini’s win in Season 3.