America’s Next Drag Superstar Is 22, Genderqueer, and a Trans Activist – By Daniel Reynolds

Violet Chachki was crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar Monday night, besting Ginger Minj and Pearl to become the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7.

The Advocate spoke with Violet the morning after her win about the momentous moment. The 22-year-old drag performer also talked about her desire to break into the world of fashion, her new Bettie Page-inspired music video, her love of Caitlyn Jenner, and her drive to use her spotlight for transgender rights.