RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 3)

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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
Season 3
Broadcast fromJanuary 25 (2018-01-25) – March 15, 2018 (2018-03-15)
Judges
Host(s)RuPaul
BroadcasterVH1
Competitors10
Winner
Trixie Mattel
Trixie Mattel Tour
OriginLos Angeles, California
Runner-up
Kennedy Davenport
Chronology

The third season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars began airing on January 25, 2018. The season was announced in August 2017, and 9 of the 10 cast members were revealed during a VH1 television special titled "Exclusive Queen Ruveal," which aired on October 20, 2017.[1][2][3] This season featured ten All Star contestants, selected from the show's first season through to its ninth season, who competed to be inducted into the "Drag Race Hall of Fame".

As in the previous season, the top two queens in the challenge compete in a "Lip Sync for Your Legacy," with the winner of the lip sync earning $10,000 and choosing which of the bottom queens gets eliminated. A new twist on how the top queens of the season were chosen was revealed in the seasons last episode. The previously eliminated queens returned in the finale and voted for the top two out of the remaining top four finalists, from there on the two queens with the most votes advanced and the others were subsequently eliminated. The prizes for the winner of the competition are a one-year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics and a cash prize of $100,000.

The winner of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars was Trixie Mattel, with Kennedy Davenport being the runner-up.

Contestants[edit]

The drag queens that competed are:[4]

(Ages and names stated are at time of contest.)

Contestant Real name Age Hometown Original season Original placement Outcome
Trixie Mattel Brian Firkus 28 Los Angeles, California Season 7 6th Place Winner
Kennedy Davenport Reuben Asberry Jr.[5] 35 Dallas, Texas Season 7 4th Place Runner-up
BeBe Zahara Benet Nea Marshall Kudi 36 Minneapolis, Minnesota Season 1 Winner 3rd/4th Place
Shangela D.J. Pierce 35 Los Angeles, California Season 2 12th Place
Season 3 6th Place
Morgan McMichaels Thomas White 36 Los Angeles, California Season 2 8th Place 5th Place[a]
BenDeLaCreme Benjamin Putnam 35 Seattle, Washington Season 6 5th Place[b] 6th Place[c]
Aja Jay Rivera[6] 23 Brooklyn, New York Season 9 9th Place 7th Place
Chi Chi DeVayne Zavion Davenport[7] 32 Shreveport, Louisiana Season 8 4th Place 8th Place
Milk Dan Donigan[8] 29 New York City Season 6 9th Place 9th Place
Thorgy Thor Shane Galligan[9][10] 33 Brooklyn, New York Season 8 6th Place 10th Place
  1. ^ Morgan McMichaels originally placed 10th before being chosen to return to the competition.
  2. ^ This contestant was voted Miss Congeniality during her original season.
  3. ^ This contestant eliminated herself.

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant 1[11] 2[12] 3[13] 4[14] 5[15] 6[16] 7[17] 8[18]
Trixie Mattel SAFE SAFE HIGH BTM3 WIN BTM3 WIN Winner
Kennedy Davenport SAFE BTM2 WIN BTM3 SAFE BTM3 BTM3 Runner-up
BeBe Zahara Benet SAFE HIGH SAFE SAFE WIN WIN BTM3 Eliminated
Shangela HIGH WIN SAFE WIN BTM2 BTM3 WIN Eliminated
Morgan McMichaels ELIM IN ELIM Juror
BenDeLaCreme WIN WIN WIN WIN SAFE ELIM Juror
Aja WIN SAFE BTM3 HIGH ELIM OUT Juror
Chi Chi DeVayne BTM2 LOW BTM3 ELIM OUT Juror
Milk SAFE SAFE ELIM OUT Juror
Thorgy Thor SAFE ELIM OUT Juror
     The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
     The contestant was the runner-up.
     The contestant was eliminated by jury vote without lip-syncing entirely.
     The contestant won the challenge and won the "Lip Sync for Your Legacy."
     The contestant won the challenge but lost the "Lip Sync for Your Legacy."
     The contestant came back for a chance to re-enter the competition and was chosen to return.
     The contestant came back for a chance to re-enter the competition but was not chosen to return.
     The contestant received positive judges' critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
     The contestant received judges' critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
     The contestant received negative judges' critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
     The contestant won the challenge and won the "Lip Sync for Your Legacy" but chose to eliminate herself.
     The contestant was in the bottom and eligible for elimination.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant returned as a juror for the final episode to vote for the Top 2

Lip syncs[edit]

Episode Contestants
(Pick for Elimination)
Song Winner Up for Elimination Eliminated
1 Aja
(Chi Chi DeVayne)
vs. BenDeLaCreme
(Morgan McMichaels)
"Anaconda"
(Nicki Minaj)
BenDeLaCreme Chi Chi DeVayne
Morgan McMichaels
Morgan McMichaels
2 BenDeLaCreme
(Thorgy Thor)
vs. Shangela
(Thorgy Thor)
"Jump (For My Love)"
(The Pointer Sisters)
Shangela Kennedy Davenport
Thorgy Thor
Thorgy Thor
3 BenDeLaCreme
(Chi Chi DeVayne)
vs. Kennedy Davenport
(Milk)
"Green Light"
(Lorde)
Kennedy Davenport Aja
Chi Chi DeVayne
Milk
Milk
4 BenDeLaCreme
(Chi Chi DeVayne)
vs. Shangela
(Chi Chi DeVayne)
"I Kissed a Girl"
(Katy Perry)
BenDeLaCreme and Shangela Chi Chi DeVayne
Kennedy Davenport
Trixie Mattel
Chi Chi DeVayne
5 BeBe Zahara Benet
(Aja)
vs. Trixie Mattel
(Aja)
"The Boss"
(Diana Ross)
BeBe Zahara Benet Aja
Shangela
Aja
6 BeBe Zahara Benet[a] vs. BenDeLaCreme
(BenDeLaCreme)
[Morgan McMichaels][b]
"Nobody's Supposed to Be Here
(Hex Hector Dance Mix)"
(Deborah Cox)
BenDeLaCreme Kennedy Davenport
Shangela
Trixie Mattel
BenDeLaCreme
7 Shangela
(Morgan McMichaels)
vs. Trixie Mattel
(Morgan McMichaels)
"Freaky Money"
(RuPaul ft. Big Freedia)
Shangela BeBe Zahara Benet
Kennedy Davenport
Morgan McMichaels
Morgan McMichaels
8 Kennedy Davenport vs. Trixie Mattel "Wrecking Ball"
(Miley Cyrus)
Trixie Mattel None Kennedy Davenport
     The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the bottom.
     The contestant was eliminated after their second time in the bottom.
     The contestant was eliminated after their third time in the bottom.
     The contestant self-eliminated without being in the bottom.
     The contestant was eliminated after the final lip sync.
  1. ^ In episode 7, BeBe Zahara Benet chose not to show whom she selected to return to the competition and whom she selected to eliminate if she had won the lip sync.
  2. ^ In episode 6, the contestants in the lip sync were asked to choose an eliminated contestant to return to the competition in addition to picking someone to eliminate.

Guest judges[edit]

Guest judges[19] for this season include (in order of appearance):

Special guests[edit]

Guests who appeared in episodes but did not judge on the main stage (in order of appearance):

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
161"All-Star Variety Show"January 25, 2018 (2018-01-25)

Nine formerly eliminated queens from past seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race enter the workroom to win a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame, and also to win a cash prize of $100,000. Upon entering the room, RuPaul introduces the final 10th queen, season one winner BeBe Zahara Benet, stating that he wants to showcase the contestant to a new generation of fans.[11] For the episode's maxi-challenge, each queen is to prepare a live talent presentation for the second All Star Variety Show.[11] Upon judgement, BeBe Zahara Benet, Kennedy Davenport, Milk, and Trixie Mattel are deemed safe. During the critiques, Aja and BenDeLaCreme are selected as the top two all stars of the week. Contestants Shangela and Thorgy Thor receive positive reviews from the judges. Chi Chi DeVayne and Morgan McMichaels are placed in the bottom for their performances. Aja and BenDeLaCreme lip-sync against each other to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda"; BenDeLaCreme wins the lip sync and eliminates Morgan McMichaels.[11]

  • Guest Judge: Vanessa Hudgens
  • Mini-challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini-challenge Winner: BenDeLaCreme
  • Mini-challenge Prize: $3,000 shopping spree to L.A. Eyeworks
  • Main Challenge: Perform a talent in front of the judges, a live audience, and other competitors.
  • Challenge Winners: Aja and BenDeLaCreme
  • Main Challenge Prize: Five-night stay at The Grand Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, air fare included
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: BenDeLaCreme
  • Lip Sync Song: "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj
  • Bottom Two: Chi Chi DeVayne and Morgan McMichaels
  • Eliminated: Morgan McMichaels
  • Farewell Message: "I love you girls! Keep rocking and stay FABULOUS!"
172"Divas Lip Sync Live"February 1, 2018 (2018-02-01)

In episode two, the nine remaining queens are assigned female musicians to embody in the Divas Lip Sync Live battle, a tribute act in the form of a live medley of RuPaul songs. Aja performs as Amy Winehouse, BeBe Zahara Benet as Diana Ross, BenDeLaCreme as Julie Andrews, Chi Chi DeVayne as Patti LaBelle, Kennedy Davenport as Janet Jackson, Milk as Celine Dion, Shangela as Mariah Carey, Trixie Mattel as Dolly Parton, and Thorgy Thor as Stevie Nicks.[12] The runway theme on the main stage is "RuDemption," a theme for which each contestant recreates a look from their original season.[12] Upon judgement, Aja, Milk, and Trixie Mattel are deemed safe. During the critiques, BeBe Zahara Benet, BenDaLeCreme, and Shangela receive positive feedback on their performances and runway looks, with the latter two winning the challenge. Chi Chi DeVayne, Kennedy Davenport and Thorgy Thor are all criticized for their performances, while their runway looks receive praise. DeVayne is declared safe from the bottom two. Shangela and BenDeLaCreme lip-sync against each other to The Pointer Sisters' "Jump (For My Love)." Shangela wins the lip sync and eliminates Thorgy Thor.[12]

  • Guest Judges: Todrick Hall and Vanessa Williams
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Main Challenge: Perform in a lip-syncing dance number inspired by VH1 Divas.
  • Runway Theme: RuDemption Runway
  • Challenge Winners: BenDeLaCreme and Shangela
  • Main Challenge Prize: $1000 gift card from Sparkles Rhinestones and a $1000 gift card from Fierce Queen Heels
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: Shangela
  • Lip Sync Song: "Jump (For My Love)" by The Pointer Sisters
  • Bottom Two: Kennedy Davenport and Thorgy Thor
  • Eliminated: Thorgy Thor
  • Farewell Message: "Wooo! Drag is fun. Suck it ShangeLLA!" [Drawing of an ejaculating penis]
183"The B*tchelor"February 8, 2018 (2018-02-08)

The eight remaining queens are each assigned a personality by RuPaul for The Bitchelor, a satire based on the show The Bachelor. Aja plays the Needy Girl, BeBe Zahara Benet the Shy Virgin, BenDeLaCreme the Cougar, Chi Chi DeVayne and Shangela a polyamorous couple, Kennedy Davenport the Party Girl, Milk the Stalker, and Trixie Mattel the Fake Bitch.[13] Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman participates as the main love interest of the show. The main-stage runway theme is "Wigs on Wigs on Wigs".[13] Upon judgement, Benet and Shangela are both deemed safe. BenDeLaCreme, Davenport and Mattel are praised for their performances and looks, with the former two contestants winning the challenge. Aja, Chi Chi DeVayne, and Milk are placed in the bottom three. Davenport and BenDeLaCreme lip-sync against each other to Lorde's "Green Light." Davenport wins the lip sync and eliminates Milk.[13]

  • Guest Judges: Constance Zimmer and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Main Challenge: Improvise in an unscripted dating show inspired by The Bachelor.
  • Runway Theme: Wigs on Wigs on Wigs
  • Challenge Winners: BenDeLaCreme and Kennedy Davenport
  • Main Challenge Prize: A jewelry pack from Fierce Drag Jewels and a $1000 gift card to Nailed by Cristy
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: Kennedy Davenport
  • Lip Sync Song: "Green Light" by Lorde
  • Bottom Three: Aja, Chi Chi DeVayne, and Milk
  • Eliminated: Milk
  • Farewell Message: "Love u girls but ya'll know this is bogus! Stay amazing ❤ Milk"
194"All Stars Snatch Game"February 15, 2018 (2018-02-15)

The seven remaining queens prepare for the Snatch Game, where each contestant picks a celebrity to impersonate. Aja appears as Crystal LaBeija, BeBe Zahara Benet as Grace Jones, BenDeLaCreme as Paul Lynde, Chi Chi DeVayne as Maya Angelou, Kennedy Davenport as Phaedra Parks, Shangela as Jenifer Lewis and Trixie Mattel as RuPaul.[14] Guest judge Kristin Chenoweth partakes in the challenge, playing herself.[14] The runway theme on the main stage is "Flower Power."[14] Upon judgement, BenDeLaCreme and Shangela are deemed the winners of the challenge. Aja and Benet receive positive remarks for their runway looks, though reviews are divided on Benet's Snatch Game performance. Both are ultimately declared safe. DeVayne, Davenport and Mattel are placed in the bottom three. Shangela and BenDeLaCreme lip-sync against each other to Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl." The lip sync is declared a tie, and both contestants eliminate DeVayne.[14]

  • Guest Judges: Kristin Chenoweth and Nicole Byer
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Main Challenge: Impersonate celebrities in the Snatch Game.
  • Runway Theme: Flower Power
  • Challenge Winners: BenDeLaCreme and Shangela
  • Main Challenge Prize: A wig wardrobe courtesy of Rockstar Wigs and a $1000 gift card from Coolhaus Ice Cream
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: BenDeLaCreme and Shangela
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry
  • Bottom Three: Chi Chi DeVayne, Kennedy Davenport, and Trixie Mattel
  • Eliminated: Chi Chi DeVayne
  • Farewell Message: "LOVE All of you gals, Remember to Keep it fair. Chi Chi 💋"
205"Pop Art Ball[20]"February 22, 2018 (2018-02-22)[21]

The six remaining queens participate in a mini-challenge where they dress up in "Quick Drag" and model in an Andy Warhol-inspired photoshoot. Aja wins the challenge, receiving a year's supply of burgers from Hamburger Mary's and a cash tip of $2,000. For the main challenge, each contestant is asked to prepare two runway looks for the Pop Art Ball: one inspired by Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans and a second inspired by Studio 54. Additionally, each contestant has to record a voice-over narrative to be played during her runway presentation. During the judges' critiques, Aja and Shangela are criticized for both of their runway looks, and they fall into the bottom two. BeBe Zahara Benet and Trixie Mattel are both commended for their runway looks, winning the challenge. BenDeLaCreme and Kennedy Davenport attract mixed commentary but are ultimately declared safe. Benet and Mattel lip-sync against each other to Diana Ross's "The Boss". Benet wins the lip sync and eliminates Aja.[15] At the end of the episode, RuPaul brings previous winners Chad Michaels and Alaska back onto the main stage, and they reveal three queens in cloaks that will be returning for the next episode.[15]

  • Guest Judges: Tituss Burgess and Shay Mitchell
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Mini-challenge: Pose for a pop art-style portrait
  • Mini-challenge Winner: Aja
  • Mini-challenge Prize: A year's supply of hamburgers from Hamburger Mary's and $2,000
  • Main Challenge: Design wearable soup cans inspired by Andy Warhol as well as a Studio 54 disco look.
  • Challenge Winners: BeBe Zahara Benet and Trixie Mattel
  • Main Challenge Prize: Two-night escape for 2 at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: BeBe Zahara Benet
  • Lip Sync Song: "The Boss" by Diana Ross
  • Bottom Two: Aja and Shangela
  • Eliminated: Aja
  • Farewell Message: "I love u bitches❤ Honestly, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Y'all inspire me! -Aja"
216"Handmaids to Kitty Girls[25]"March 1, 2018 (2018-03-01)[21]

RuPaul reintroduces all the eliminated queens to the competition. Everyone is tasked with writing and performing original lyrics to audition for RuPaul's new all-star supergroup, The Kitty Girls. The queens are split equally into two teams: the eliminated queens on one team, and the remaining queens on the other.[16] Each member creates a character to perform: Benet appears as Jungle Kitty, BenDeLaCreme as Goth Kitty, Davenport as Diva Kitty, Shangela as Sparkle Kitty, and Mattel as IQ Kitty. On the opposite team, Aja appears as Lil' Banjee, DeVayne as Cajun Kitty, Milk as Milky Kitty, McMichaels as Bimbo Kitty, and Thor as Cardio Kitty.[16]

During the judges' critiques, Benet and BenDeLaCreme are praised for their performances, and they are deemed the top two contestants. Davenport, Shangela and Mattel are placed in the bottom three. Benet and BenDeLaCreme are instructed to eliminate one of the bottom queens and to select an eliminated contestant to return to the competition.[16] Benet and BenDeLaCreme lip-sync against each other to Deborah Cox's "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here," and the latter wins.[16] BenDeLaCreme chooses McMichaels to return to the competition and subsequently eliminates herself, making her the second queen to leave the competition voluntarily.[16] Upon the episode's premiere, critics deemed her move one of the most controversial and "unthinkable" moments on the show.[22][23][24]

  • Guest Judges: Adam Lambert and Emma Bunton
  • Alternating Judge: Carson Kressley
  • Main Challenge: Audition for RuPaul's new all star super group called "The Kitty Girls."
  • Challenge Winners: BeBe Zahara Benet and BenDeLaCreme
  • Main Challenge Prize: $1,000 gift card to The Spa on Rodeo and a $1,000 gift card to MuLondon
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: BenDeLaCreme
  • Lip Sync Song: "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here (Hex Hector Dance Mix)" by Deborah Cox
  • Bottom Three: Kennedy Davenport, Shangela, and Trixie Mattel
  • Returned: Morgan McMichaels
  • Eliminated: BenDeLaCreme
  • Farewell Message: "Dear new top 5, thank you so much for this incredible journey. Stay fierce. You all deserve a crown. Your friendship and respect is the best win I can imagine. XO BDLC"
227"My Best Squirrelfriend's Dragsmaids Wedding Trip[26]"March 8, 2018 (2018-03-08)[26]

The five remaining queens are asked to act in a trailer for a movie titled My Best Squirrelfriend's Dragsmaids Wedding Trip, comedically portraying Academy Award-winning female characters. Morgan McMichaels is tasked with handing out roles to each contestant: Bebe Zahara Benet plays The Queen (The Queen), Kennedy Davenport plays La La (La La Land), McMichaels plays Beige Swan (Black Swan), Shangela plays Actavia (The Help/Hidden Figures), and Trixie Mattel plays Sharon Frokovich (Erin Brockovich). The runway theme for the episode is "Red for Filth."[17] During critiques, Shangela's and Mattel's performances and looks are praised, and they are chosen as the top two contestants. Although Benet, Davenport and McMichaels receive compliments for their runway looks, all three are placed in the bottom three. Shangela and Mattel lip-sync against each other to RuPaul's "Freaky Money." Shangela wins the lip sync and chooses to eliminate McMichaels.[17]

  • Guest Judges: Chris Colfer and Garcelle Beauvais
  • Alternating Judge: Ross Mathews
  • Main Challenge: Star in a raunchy girl comedy blockbuster.
  • Runway Theme: "Red for Filth"
  • Challenge Winners: Shangela and Trixie Mattel
  • Main Challenge Prize: $1,000 gift card to Elea's Closet and a luggage set from Radden Luggage
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: Shangela
  • Lip Sync Song: "Freaky Money" by RuPaul ft. Big Freedia
  • Bottom Three: BeBe Zahara Benet, Kennedy Davenport, and Morgan McMichaels
  • Eliminated: Morgan McMichaels
  • Farewell Message: "Let no one dim your light. I love you all totally! SISTERS FOREVER! 💋"
238"A Jury of Their Queers[26]"March 15, 2018 (2018-03-15)[26]

The final four queens were asked to write, sing and dance in an ambitious production number to RuPaul's song "Kitty Girl."[18] Choreographer Todrick Hall accompanied the girls choreography, but also revealed that the entire music video would be shot in one-take throughout the backstage of RuPaul's Drag Race, including the runway The music video opens with Kennedy Davenport, and follows with Shangela, Bebe Zahara Benet and Trixie Mattel; the judges, and eliminated contestants, all appeared as cameo to the video.[18] During the critiques, all four queens were given positive comments about their performances and runway looks. RuPaul reveals that each eliminated queen gets to vote two contestants to enter the top two spots, whereas each remaining contestant got the chance to plead why they deserved to be in the top positions. Subsequently, the four remaining queens were asked to change costumes for the lip-sync to Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball". After deliberation, eliminated contestant Morgan McMichaels announces Davenport and Mattel as the top two All-Stars, effectively eliminating both Benet and Shangela. After the lip-sync, RuPaul announces Mattel as the season three winner, and earns a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.[18]

  • Main Challenge: Write, sing, and dance in an ambitious production number to RuPaul's song "Kitty Girl."
  • Eliminated: BeBe Zahara Benet and Shangela
  • Final Two: Kennedy Davenport and Trixie Mattel
  • Lip Sync Song: "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
  • Runner-up: Kennedy Davenport
  • Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season Three: Trixie Mattel

Leak[edit]

On February 15, 2018, the series production company World of Wonder filed a lawsuit against an anonymous leaker using the alias RealityTVLeaks.[27] According to the lawsuit, RealityTVLeaks posted several visuals from the season on various social media websites such as Reddit, Twitter, and Instagram before each episode's airing—including runway themes, challenges, episode titles, and eliminated queens.[27] Additionally, a producer from the show stated that the leaker removed "information identifying [World of Wonder] as the copyright owner and author" before adding "misleading copyright management information falsely identifying [the defendants] as the copyright owners and authors."[27] World of Wonder launched the suit because of the defendant's "unlawful theft and public dissemination of episodes of the popular and critically-acclaimed reality television show," and the production company confirmed it is seeking damages of $300,000, including $150,000 for each infringed episode and $25,000 per violation of "actual damages" and defendants' profits.[27]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "All-Star Variety Show" January 25, 2018 0.46[28] 0.895[28]
2 "Divas Lip Sync Live" February 1, 2018 0.40[29] 0.777[29]
3 "The B*tchelor" February 8, 2018 0.39[30] 0.738[30]
4 "All Stars Snatch Game" February 15, 2018 0.34[31] 0.713[31]
5 "Pop Art Ball" February 22, 2018 0.38[32] 0.732[32]
6 "Handmaids to Kitty Girls" March 1, 2018 0.49[33] 0.883[33]
7 "My Best Squirrelfriend's Dragsmaids Wedding Trip" March 8, 2018 0.31[34] 0.658[34]
8 "A Jury of Their Queers" March 15, 2018 0.27[35] 0.589[35]

Reception[edit]

Although a ratings success, the season was not critically well received, following the high bar set by All Stars 2. Vulture, in writing a summation review, described the season as "truly one of the roughest seasons of the show ever. After a stellar, jaw-unhingingly good All Stars 2, this season felt more like an embarrassing cousin you brought to gay happy hour who wears double polos".[36] The A.V. Club similarly described the season as disappointing; in their final review of the season, they wrote, "I should be celebrating the crowning of a new queen in the Drag Race hall of fame, but Drag Race All Stars season three has left me feeling totally underwhelmed and wondering, What’s the point?"[37]

Vulture did however make the point that although the season did not live up to expectations, "even at its worst, it’s still one of one the best, if not the best goddamn reality competition show on television".[38]

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