Big Brother winner campaigns to increase cash prize on RuPaul’s Drag Race

Taylor Hale on the red carpet
Taylor Hale shared some thoughts about RuPaul’s Drag Race. Pic credit: © Bennight/AdMedia

RuPaul’s Drag Race named a new winner this past week, as Nymphia Wind, Plane Jane, and Sapphira Cristál competed for the throne.

Nymphia was named the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16, taking home a nice $200,000 check for her hard work.

Nymphia also earned the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.

“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 told Entertainment Weekly.

It took 16 long episodes to lead to a winner, and some Drag Race fans feel the work and talent should yield a bigger prize.

One of those fans is Big Brother 24 winner Taylor Hale, who shared some thoughts on social media.

Big Brother winner champions Drag Race winners

“200K is an insanely low cash prize for a show with as much cultural impact as Drag Race,” Taylor Hale wrote on social media.

For some perspective, Taylor won $750,000 as the Big Brother 24 winner. She also won an additional $50,000 for being named America’s Favorite Houseguest. Big Brother fans vote on the AFH winner each season.

Taylor Drag Race Tweet
The BB24 winner shares her thoughts on the RPDR prize. Pic credit: @TheTayMack/X

A fan responded to Taylor’s post, noting the talent needed to succeed on RPDR.

“And the amount of talent fashion etc they have to have to win too,” the fan posted.

“THIS! Big Brother is a hard and complicated game but I wouldn’t say you need to be talented to win (or even compete),” Taylor responded.

“The level of talent you need to even be considered for RPDR? B**ch…make the prize a million,” she added.

Taylor Hale On RPDR
Taylor Hale responds to a fan speaking about talent needed on RPDR. Pic credit: @TheTayMack/X

More news from Big Brother

Big Brother 26 casting news has come out, possibly leading the show in a new direction. A new season of the show arrives this summer, with the BB26 cast again competing for a $750,000 prize.

Some drama has surfaced recently from the Big Brother 25 cast. Some fans felt Matt Klotz was trying to rewrite history about his feelings for Reilly Smedley. He might have forgotten the shrines he created for Reilly in the Big Brother house.

Cory Wurtenberger and America Lopez called Matt “dumb” for the interview he gave, while also updating everyone on their relationship. America even shared a story about how she got hit by a car near her new home in Tennessee.

Big Brother returns in the summer of 2024 on CBS. RuPaul’s Drag Race is now on hiatus.

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