From thirteen, the contestants of "RuPaul's Drag Race" is wilted down to just one. The winner of third season is none other than Raja who has been a stand-out since the beginning of the season. She beats Alexis Mateo and Manila Luzon in the Monday, April 25 finale.
Raja is the leader of the "Heathers", one of the two large groups that split this season's contestants. The make-up artist had won four out of twelve challenges and pulled out the final challenge nicely against Manila. The three finalists participated in the filming of the music video for RuPaul's song "Champion" and the final two were head to head in the lip-synch challenge.
For her victory, Raja gets a headlining spot on Logo's "Drag Race Tour", a lifetime supply of Kryolan Professional Makeup, and a cash prize of $75,000.
Raja is a native of Indonesia who scored a job as make-up artist on "America's Next Top Model" and for Adam Lambert. In an interview with The Faster Times, Raja talked lengthily about his coming of age. "A few years ago, I was not even that proud of my body," she recalled. "I would pretend to be, but I really wasn't that excited about it. But, like I said, I am in my 30s now, I've learned more about how to take care of myself better."