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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 4)

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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
Season 4
Broadcast fromDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14) – present
Judges
Host(s)RuPaul
BroadcasterVH1
Competitors10
Chronology

The fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars was announced by VH1 on August 22, 2018.[1] Prior to the official announcement, RuPaul confirmed in an episode of his podcast What's the Tee?, that filming for the fourth season was underway.[2] Season 3 winner Trixie Mattel, with special guests Katya Zamolodchikova and Detox, hosted a special, Trixie's Playhouse, to announce the cast for the fourth season.[3][4] It was originally scheduled to air on November 8, 2018,[3] but was postponed to the following day due to the Thousand Oaks shooting.[4]

The season premiered on December 14, 2018, on VH1, one week after RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular, a Christmas themed special episode of RuPaul's Drag Race.[5].

Contestants

The drag queens who will compete for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame are:[5]

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

Contestant Name Age Hometown Original season(s) Original placement(s) Outcome
Manila Luzon Karl Westerberg 37 Los Angeles, California Season 3 Runner-up TBA
All Stars 1 7th/8th Place
Monét X Change Kevin Bertin 28 The Bronx, New York Season 10 6th Place[a] TBA
Monique Heart Kevin Richardson[6] 32 Kansas City, Missouri Season 10 8th Place TBA
Naomi Smalls Davis Heppenstall 24 Chicago, Illinois Season 8 Runner-up TBA
Trinity The Tuck[b] Ryan Taylor[7] 33 Orlando, Florida Season 9 3rd/4th Place[8] TBA
Valentina James Andrew Leyva 27 Echo Park, California Season 9 7th Place[a] TBA
Latrice Royale Timothy Wilcots 46 South Beach, Florida Season 4 4th Place[a] 7th Place
All Stars 1 7th/8th Place
Gia Gunn Gia Ichikawa 28 Los Angeles, California Season 6 10th Place 8th Place
Farrah Moan Cameron Clayton 25 Los Angeles, California Season 9 8th Place 9th Place
Jasmine Masters Martell Robinson 41 Los Angeles, California Season 7 12th Place 10th Place
  1. ^ a b c This contestant was voted Miss Congeniality during her original season.
  2. ^ Trinity Taylor is referred to as Trinity The Tuck from the start of this season.

Contestant progress

Contestant 1[9] 2 3 4[10] 5
Manila Luzon SAFE LOW WIN WIN WIN
Monét X Change LOW WIN SAFE BTM2 WIN
Monique Heart WIN BTM2 SAFE WIN BTM4
Naomi Smalls HIGH HIGH HIGH SAFE BTM4
Trinity The Tuck WIN SAFE WIN SAFE BTM4
Valentina SAFE WIN BTM2 SAFE BTM4
Latrice Royale SAFE SAFE LOW ELIM
Gia Gunn SAFE SAFE ELIM
Farrah Moan BTM2 ELIM
Jasmine Masters ELIM
     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 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 was in the bottom and eligible for elimination.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant returned as a guest for the episode.

Lip syncs

Episode Contestants
(Pick for Elimination)
Song Winner Up for Elimination Eliminated
1 Monique Heart
(Jasmine Masters)
vs. Trinity The Tuck
(Jasmine Masters)
"Emotions"
(Mariah Carey)
Trinity The Tuck Farrah Moan
Jasmine Masters
Jasmine Masters
2 Monét X Change
(Farrah Moan)
vs. Valentina
(Farrah Moan)
"Into You"
(Ariana Grande)
Valentina Farrah Moan
Monique Heart
Farrah Moan
3 Manila Luzon
(Gia Gunn)
vs. Trinity The Tuck
(Gia Gunn)
"How Will I Know"
(Whitney Houston)
Manila Luzon Gia Gunn
Valentina
Gia Gunn
4 Manila Luzon
(Monét X Change)
vs. Monique Heart
(Latrice Royale)
"The Bitch Is Back"
(Tina Turner)
Monique Heart Latrice Royale
Monét X Change
Latrice Royale
5 Manila Luzon
(Valentina)
vs. Monét X Change
(Valentina)
"Jump to It"
(Aretha Franklin)
Manila Luzon
& Monét X Change
Monique Heart
Naomi Smalls
Trinity The Tuck
Valentina
None[a]
     The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the bottom.
     The contestant was eliminated after their second time in the bottom.
  1. ^ In episode 5, RuPaul declared after the lip sync that All Star rules would be temporarily suspended and nobody would be going home.

Guest judges

Guest judges for this season include:[11]

Special guests

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

Episode 2

  • Stacy Layne Matthews, contestant from season 3
  • Leland, singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer
  • Freddy Scott, composer and actor

Episode 4

  • Stacy Layne Matthews
  • Elton John, singer-songwriter and composer

Episode 5

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
241"All Star Super Queen Variety Show"[12]December 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)[5]

Eight formerly eliminated queens from past seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race entered the workroom to win a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame, and a cash prize of $100,000. Upon entering the room, RuPaul introduced team Latrila (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon from All Stars 1) making them the first contestants to return after previously competing on an All Stars season.[9]For the mini-challenge, the queens were asked to roast each other in the show's Reading is Fundamental; Latrice won the mini-challenge. For the maxi-challenge, the queens participated in an All Star Variety Show; Farrah Moan performed burlesque, Gia Gunn performed kabuki, Jasmine Masters did a stand-up comedy routine, Latrice did a colorguard performance, Manila did a live painting performance, whilst Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Naomi Smalls, Trinity The Tuck, and Valentina did a mixture of lip sync and singing performances.[9]

On the main stage, Gia, Latrice, Manila, and Valentina were declared safe. Monique, Naomi, and Trinity received positive critiques from the judges for their performances, with Monique and Trinity being selected as the top two All Stars of the week; Naomi was declared safe. Farrah, Jasmine, and Monét were criticized for their performances, with Farrah noticeably falling over during her performance. Farrah and Jasmine were placed in the bottom two, and Monét was declared safe. Monique and Trinity lip synched against each other to Mariah Carey's "Emotions"; Trinity won the lip sync and eliminated Jasmine.[9]

  • Guest Judge: Jenifer Lewis
  • Mini-challenge: Reading is Fundamental
  • Mini-challenge Winner: Latrice Royale
  • Mini-challenge Prize: $2,000 gift card to l.a.Eyeworks
  • Main Challenge: Perform a talent in front of the judges and a live audience.
  • Challenge Winners: Monique Heart and Trinity The Tuck
  • Main Challenge Prize: 7 Night Stay for Two at the Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: Trinity The Tuck
  • Lip Sync Song: "Emotions" by Mariah Carey
  • Bottom Two: Farrah Moan and Jasmine Masters
  • Eliminated: Jasmine Masters
  • Farewell Message:"Hey Jush much to you all. Kick face luv Jasmine Masters"
252"Super Girl Groups, Henny"[12]December 21, 2018 (2018-12-21)[13]

The queens audition for RuPaul's new supergroup, “Henny!” and must write lyrics and perform choreographed numbers, featuring Drag Race legend, Stacy Layne Matthews. Trinity the Tuck and Monique Heart as the previous challenge winners are declared as team leaders. Team Everybody Say Love consists of Monét X Change, Naomi Smalls, and Farrah Moan, captained by Monique. Team Don’t Funk It Up consists of Valentina, Manila Luzon, Latrice Royale, and Gia Gunn, captained by Trinity.

On the main stage, category is ‘Eleguence After Dark’. Gia, Latrice, and Trinity are declared safe. Naomi, Valentina, and Monét all receive positive critiques for their performances and runways. Manila, Farrah, and Monique all receive negative feedback on the performance, although Luzon and Moan receive high praise on their runways. Manila and Naomi are declared safe, Valentina and Monét as the top two of the week, and Farrah and Monique as the bottom. Valentina and Monét lip sync to "Into You" by Ariana Grande; Valentina wins the lip sync and eliminates Farrah Moan.

  • Guest Judges: Kacey Musgraves and Ciara
  • Main Challenge: Audition for the new super girl group, "Henny."
  • Runway Theme: Eleguence After Dark
  • Challenge Winners: Monét X Change and Valentina
  • Main Challenge Prize: $2,500 gift card from Arda Wigs and a $1,000 gift card from CoolHaus Ice Cream
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: Valentina
  • Lip Sync Song: "Into You" by Ariana Grande
  • Bottom Two: Farrah Moan and Monique Heart
  • Eliminated: Farrah Moan
  • Farewell Message:"Shine bright All Stars xoxo Farrah Moan"
263"Snatch Game of Love"[12]December 28, 2018 (2018-12-28)[13]

The queens compete in Snatch Game, but with a romantic twist, they must impersonate celebrities to win the hearts of two bachelors. Playing for Gus Kenworthy’s heart is Monét X Change as Whitney Houston, Naomi Smalls as Wendy Williams, Trinity the Tuck as Caitlyn Jenner, and Valentina as Eartha Kitt with Trinity being selected as the winner by Kenworthy. Playing for Keiynan Londsdale’s heart is Monique Heart as Tiffany Haddish, Manila Luzon as Barbra Streisand, Gia Gunn as Jenny Bui, and Latrice Royale as Della Reese with Luzon being selected as the winner by Londsdale.

On the main stage, category is ‘Boots the House Down’. Monét and Monique are declared safe. Naomi, Trinity, and Manila were declared the tops of the week, leaving Gia, Latrice, and Valentina as the bottoms. Naomi, Trinity, and Manila are highly praised for their performance in the Snatch Game of Love, with Trinity and Manila also being praised for their runway looks and Naomi receiving mixed reviews. In the bottom, Latrice is praised for her runway look with Gia and Valentina receiving mixed reviews. Gia is also criticised for distracting Latrice in the Snatch Game of Love. Latrice and Naomi are declared safe, Trinity and Manila as the top two of the week, and Gia and Valentina as the bottom two. Trinity and Manila lipsynched to "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston and Manila is declared the winner and eliminates Gia Gunn.

  • Guest Judges: Gus Kenworthy and Keiynan Lonsdale
  • Main Challenge: Impersonate celebrities for the game show "Snatch Game of Love"
  • Runway Theme: Boots the House Down
  • Challenge Winners: Manila Luzon and Trinity The Tuck
  • Main Challenge Prize: A set of suitcases from Away plus airfare and a 5 night stay at The Grand Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: Manila Luzon
  • Lip Sync Song: "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston
  • Bottom Two: Gia Gunn and Valentina
  • Eliminated: Gia Gunn
  • Farewell Message:"Believe In You, And Only You! xoxo, Gia"
274"Jersey Justice"[12]January 4, 2019 (2019-01-04)[13]

The queens are tasked to improvise as New Jersey litigants for a daytime courtroom reality show, with Michelle Visage as judge. The first team is Manila and Naomi in a dispute about a botched makeover. Second up is Latrice, Monét, and Monique in a dispute about an insulting cake. The last team is Trinity and Valentina in an identity dispute about Snooki.

On the main stage, category is ‘Curves and Swerves, Padded for the Gods’. All of the queens received positive feedback for their runway, except for Valentina who received mixed reviews. Monique and Manila received high praise for their challenge performances, with Naomi, Trinity, and Valentina receiving mixed reviews for not doing enough to stand out. Monét and Latrice received negative reviews for being overshadowed by Monique and were declared as the bottom two. Naomi, Trinity, and Valentina were declared safe with Monique and Manila as the tops of the week. After a special message from Sir Elton John, they lip synch to "The Bitch is Back" by Tina Turner; Monique won and eliminated Latrice Royale.

  • Guest Judges: Zoe Kravitz and Erica Ash
  • Main Challenge: Improv on courtroom show "Jersey Justice" opposite Michelle Visage
  • Runway Theme: Swerves and Curves: Padded for the Gods
  • Challenge Winners: Manila Luzon and Monique Heart
  • Main Challenge Prize: $2,500 gift card from FierceQueen.com and $2,000 gift card from Elea's Closet
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: Monique Heart
  • Lip Sync Song: "The Bitch Is Back" by Tina Turner
  • Bottom Two: Latrice Royale and Monét X Change
  • Eliminated: Latrice Royale
  • Farewell Message: "It aint over til the fat lady sings. I love you ALL!!! Stay FIERCE and above all love each other! ♡Latrice Royale"
285"Roast in Peace"[12]January 11, 2019 (2019-01-11)[13]

  • Guest Judges: Cecily Strong and Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Main Challenge: Perform in a comedic roast and deliver the "rulogy" at the "funeral" of drag legend Lady Bunny
  • Runway Theme: Angelic White
  • Challenge Winners: Manila Luzon and Monét X Change
  • Main Challenge Prize: $3,000 gift card from MuLondon and a wig wardrobe from RockStar Wigs
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner: Manila Luzon and Monét X Change
  • Lip Sync Song: "Jump to It" by Aretha Franklin
  • Bottom Four: Monique Heart, Naomi Smalls, Trinity the Tuck, and Valentina
296"LaLaPaRUza"[12]January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15)[13]

  • Guest Judges:
  • Main Challenge: Perform in a lip sync smack down
  • Runway Theme:
  • Challenge Winners:
  • Main Challenge Prize:
  • Lip Sync for Your Legacy Winner:
  • Lip Sync Song:
  • Bottom Two:

Ratings

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "All Star Super Queen Variety Show" December 14, 2018 0.23[14] 0.513[14]
2 "Super Girl Groups, Henny" December 21, 2018 0.23[15] 0.510[15]
3 "Snatch Game of Love" December 28, 2018 0.25[16] 0.632[16]
4 "Jersey Justice" January 4, 2019 0.24[17] 0.488[17]
5 "Roast in Peace" January 11, 2019 0.23[18] 0.512[18]
6 "LaLaPaRUza" January 18, 2019 TBD TBD

Leaks

On December 21, 2018, the third episode was leaked shortly after the second episode aired when it was accidentally uploaded to WOWPresents+. The episode was removed a few hours later.[citation needed]

On January 4, 2019, ahead of the airing of episode four, a portion of the main challenge in episode five entitled the "Lady Bunny Roast" was accidentally uploaded to YouTube by Comedy Central UK. The clip inadvertently showed that Latrice Royale had been eliminated in episode four as all other contestants who remained in the competition were featured in the clip.[citation needed]

References

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