The finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race was last night. My cynicism about reality shows in general and this one in particular aside, I’m glad that BeBe won.

He was the most deserving of the final three on his own merits, but BeBe sealed the deal as far as I was concerned after his conversation with RuPaul.

Here’s a transcript, which I transcribed from the video below--FYI, BeBe is from Cameroon:

RuPaul: Have you thought about what you’re going to do after the show?

BeBe: I believe so much in community outreach. Cameroon has its own problems, you know, when it comes to HIV/AIDS, when it comes to poverty, there are no, like, medications and stuff, people just die in front of you, you know, and you’re kind of crying out for help, and it’s hard, it’s very hard.

RuPaul: I can only imagine how hard hit Cameroon and all the area has been.

BeBe: You just have to live every day and hope for the better that some day you can contribute in your own way to make things better for people.

RuPaul: And that’s why you’re so special because you get to pass this message on.

BeBe: That would be a beautiful day, wouldn’t it?
Too bad Ongina wasn’t in the finale, but congrats to Bebe!

Watch BeBe and RuPaul (their conversation starts at 1:24 in the video):
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