She was my personal winner. She captured the hearts of not only the fans by a historical landslide, but she did exactly what she intended to do on S7: show who she truly was, embrace her anxiety and conquer Brenda, actually do her russian character for once lmao but most of all let go and have fun. It means even more seeing that All Stars was filmed a few months after S7 aired, she had so much to prove.
She didn't let it all get to her, become a brat when she lost three lipsyncs or seem unappreciative once. It's been said time and time again with other losers, but Katya has cemented herself amongst the Latrice's and the Willam's and the Alyssa's. She doesn't need a crown to show how much of a mark she's made on the Drag Race legacy.
Plus her final plea was so heartfelt and real. Not rehearsed but really showing her true wit.
.... I just really wish she didn't go home penniless but those bookings will pay all that back~