...um...how? I don't think either of the other two deserved to be in the final lip sync. Silky was a huge freaking mess in the lip sync department. I was embarrassed to see her in the finale, I really was. I don't mean to be a hater, I wanted to find something to like about her, but it felt like the producers were happy to let her be an obnoxious insecure child for the sake of "drama" and ratings. She ate up 50% of this season's screentime and was carried into the finale...
...whereas Brooke and Yvie were both put together queens who clearly showed up to fight for the crown and do their thing. I just wish there had been a third queen on Brooke and Yvie's level to battle it out with them in the finale instead of two girls we knew weren't going to win. I really liked Nina, but I don't even feel like she was operating at a high enough level to win the crown. Vanjie neither. Plastique Tiara could have been a strong contender if she was more comfortable being an entertainer instead of a runway model.
Out of everyone in the finale, Yvie earned the highest marks for me. Her muscle tissue dress at the beginning was cool, her plushie Sesame Street monster dress was cool, and I liked aspects of her final dress, particularly the mirrors on either side of her face. But I kept waiting for some bigger reveal or cool move. All she kept doing was bending over backwards, and as we all know you can't pull the same move over and over again and expect the audience to be as excited as the first time you tried it. The mask on the back of her head was cute but it didn't do that much for me. And a brown dress? Really?
I think Brooke fought too hard against Silky. She should have saved that standing on her head move for the final lip sync. All she had to do was be competent and confident while Silky flailed around tearing her clothes off and looking completely lost. She did not have to do much to beat her. I fully believe Silky would willingly choose Brooke because....well, she's kind of an idiot. I don't think much of her intelligence and I think her ego is so big that she would believe herself capable of beating Brooke without any skill to back it up.
She's like that little kid in elementary school who talks real big but doesn't have a clue what's going on. You can see the fear and insecurity in her eyes, and I'm kind of surprised most of the other queens didn't immediately pick up on that earlier on in the season and give her sympathetic looks. She did calm down as the show went on, but not enough for me to forgive all of the nonsense I was forced to watch. God help us if she gets a spin-off. I may even tune out an All-Star season that features her.
Yvie won because she was well branded. Her name and her aesthetic completely gel and you know what you can expect from her, which is something surprising and polished. Brooke is a little bit boring. Maybe if she had really knocked it out of the park with the Snatch Game and with her choreography in the finale, then she would have deserved the crown. And I really don't buy her as the Queen of the North. There isn't all that much Canadian about her and it feels like she just trotted her citizenship out in a failed attempt to compensate for her yet-to-be defined personality.
I honestly didn't really enjoy this season that much. The fact that they featured one lip sync where Ru ordered six different girls to justify their presence in the competition all at once, and another lip sync that ended with a "meh" really says it all.