RuPaul's Drag Race season six contestant Courtney Act was crowned the winner of this season's Celebrity Big Brother, a reality competition juggernaut in the United Kingdom.
Act prevailed over conservative MP Anne Widdecombe, who placed second. Widdecombe opposed LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage, and said she hasn't changed her views after her time in the Big Brother "house."
Act, a 36-year-old Australian drag performer who's real name is Shane Janek, scored points for his warm friendships in the house, including with a straight man and a transgender woman, India Willoughby.
"I think the thing [Willoughby] struggled with is that people might see me and see her and think that we are the same thing," Act told the BBC. "She'd never identified as a drag queen. Drag is more performance-based, hers is about gender identity. She was never a man but she had a male body."
Act's entrance on the show was unforgettable; his skirt infamously fell to his feet in front of a live audience.
We’ve done it, Courtney is crowned #CBB queen!
A huge thank you to everyone who voted and cheered along the way, we couldn’t have done it with you!
#TeamShaneCourtney #CBBShane #CBBFinal @bbuk pic.twitter.com/YgGzpmEDrX
— Courtney Act (@courtneyact) February 2, 2018