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Top 10 Moments From RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3

VO: Lisa Yang WRITTEN BY: Hannah Collins
Script written by Hannah Collins Hey kitty girls! We’re counting down our picks for the top ten moments from “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3.” For this list, we’ll be choosing the most gag-worthy things to come out of the third season of the “Drag Race” spin-off, from legendary lip syncs to shocking eliminations. So, from this point on a spoiler warning is in effect. We’ve included moments like when Bebe Zahara Benet was revealed as the tenth queen, the top 5 vs the eliminated queens, the “Freaky Money” lip sync, the eliminated queens decide the top 2 and more! What’s your favourite moment?

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Top 10 Moments From RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3

Hey kitty girls! Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top ten moments from “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3.” For this list, we’ll be choosing the most gag-worthy things to come out of the third season of the “Drag Race” spin-off, from legendary lip syncs to shocking eliminations. So, from this point on a spoiler warning is in effect.

#10: Vanessa Hudgens Is “So Into Vogueing Right Now”

It’s always exciting to see fresh faces on the judging panel. For the premiere of All Stars 3, RuPaul brought on “High School Musical” alum, Vanessa Hudgens, and it was…entertaining. She won the lip sync against pork chop who shantayed away as RuPaul's lunch. Was Porkchop robbed? We’ll let you decide. But the true gem of this episode came during the Aja’s critique when Vanessa declared she was “So into vogueing right now”. Fans were quick to use the line to poke fun at the show’s straight, female following for appropriating LGBTQ culture, while others defended her comment. The line has even been immortalized in a parody song by Adam Joseph.

#9: Bebe Zahara Benet Revealed As The Tenth Queen

One of the most anticipated parts of the “All Stars 3” premiere was the “Ruveal” of the tenth contestant. The mystery queen’s inclusion was teased by RuPaul during the promotional videos for the season sending the fanbase into theorizing overdrive. Most placed their bets on a past contestant who’d showed promise but underperformed in their season - which is what “All Stars” is all about. Never one to be predictable, RuPaul surprised everyone by welcoming Season One winner, Zahara Benet, back in the competition. The reason? Ru wanted to reintroduce her “first born” to a new audience. The twist put extra pressure on the other crown-less girls and left us all gagged.

#8: The Top 5 Vs The Eliminated Queens

Alaska and Chad Michaels’ “Handmaid's Tale” shenanigans prepared us for a “Ruvenge” twist just like in “All Stars 2.But, though it wasn’t a surprise to see the eliminated queens back, the episode was still one of the season’s best. Inspired by the Spice Girls, the remaining and eliminated queens formed rival girl groups, with individual personalities to show off. With the power to eliminate and bring back contestants, a LOT was at stake.Plus, the added pressure of an actual Spice Girl judging them! Trixie’s “IQ Kitty,” BenDeLa’s “Goth Kitty,” and Bebe’s “Jungle Kitty” received high praise - despite Bebe’s verse being hilarious gibberish. In the end, the Top 5’s girl power proved strongest.

#7: The All Stars Snatch Game

As any dedicated “Drag Race” fan knows, “Snatch Game” is usually a season highlight. Unfortunately, this “All Stars” edition proved that even experienced queens can struggle to meet the challenge. Having proved her comedy metal outside of “Drag Race,” we were all certain Trixie Mattel’s tried and tested RuPaul impression would strike comedy gold, and were bitterly disappointed when she struck out SO hard instead. Aja’s spot-on send up of drag legend, Crystal LaBeija did deliver, ultimately BenDeLaCreme secured her status as an all time great. Just like her Season Six Maggie Smith impersonation, her Paul Lynde was a leftfield but ingenious pick. You couldn’t not laugh even if you were unfamiliar with Lynde.

#6: The “Freaky Money” Lip Sync

The penultimate episode gave us the lip sync showdown we wanted to see the most, with frontrunners Shangela and Trixie Mattel battling for their legacy - and a cool $10,000 cash tip. And, they did it to classic RuPaul track, “Freaky Money” (now available on iTunes) Trixie was pretty in her trademark Barbie pink and gave a tight performance, showing off dance moves we didn’t know she had. But, she was no match for the surprise Shangela had in store. Shedding her oversized dress, Shangela revealed a bikini-clad fat suit underneath and proceeded to twerk and shimmy her way to a win.The judges were in stitches.

#5: BenDeLaCreme And Kennedy Davenport’s “B*tchelor” Characters

In true “Drag Race” tradition, “All Stars 3” was rich in pop culture parody. The third episode saw the queens take part in a satirical version of reality dating show, “The Bachelor,” dubbed: “The B*tchelor.” They were each given different stereotypes to play and had to improvise scenes alongside “Bachelor,” Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, as well as their scene partners.While Chi Chi, Aja, and Milk floundered to get their characters right, two queens really stood out. As the “Cougar,” BenDeLaCreme channelled her inner Jennifer Coolidge to become a hot mess. But, no one was as brilliantly messy as Kennedy’s “Party Girl.” From her crooked teeth to her oversized padding, Kennedy let it all hang out.

#4: The Eliminated Queens Decide The Top Two

Not content with having just one twist, RuPaul surprised us with another in the hotly anticipated season finale. But, unlike in the girl group challenge, this one proved to be far less crowd-pleasing with the audience.The episode saw the eliminated queens return for a second time but, as Ru explained, this time they had a very important role to fill.Aja, Thorgy Thor, Milk, Chi Chi Devayne, Morgan McMichaels, and BenDeLaCreme acted as a “Jury Of Your Queers” to decide who would move forward to the Top 2. Each remaining queen had to plead her case to them in a move that fans decried as a trick worthy of lesser reality show competitions.

#3: The “Kitty Girl” Performance

The “Read U Wrote U” Rusical number from “All Stars 2” was always going to be hard to beat, but this season sure gave it a run for its money.For their final challenge, Trixie, Kennedy, Shangela, and Bebe had the not-so-small task of writing and recording verses for a new version of RuPaul’s “Kitty Girl,” and learning and performing choreography created by Todrick Hall. Oh, and one more thing: they’d be doing it all LIVE. Kennedy opened the number and proved why she’s the “Dancing Diva of Texas.” Shangela followed it up with a routine worthy of her idol Beyonce. And, even Trixie, who isn’t known for her dance skills, gave a flawless performance.

#2: BenDeLaCreme Eliminates Herself

We knew BenDeLa had it in her to make it far on All Stars 3, but week after week she exceeded our expectations. What was especially shocking about BenDeLaCreme’s self-elimination was that her place in the Top 2 had seemed assured considering how many wins she’d racked up. Coming off of another winning performance, BenDeLa found her unease at sending her friends home had become too much to bear. After Bebe’s wig snatch appeared to cost her the lip sync, [Bebe’s wig snatch in the lip sync] BenDeLa revealed that she’d written her own name in White-Out on the elimination lipstick, choosing to replace herself with Morgan McMichaels. There wasn’t an un-dropped jaw anywhere.

#1: Shangela Doesn’t Make The Top 2/Trixie’s Win

For longtime “Drag Race” fans, watching Shangela’s growth from Season Two to Three, and outside of the show, has been hugely inspiring.Sure, we had our doubts when the most seasoned queen in “Drag Race” herstory was announced to be back for a third time, but Shangela - reborn as the “Daenerys of Drag” - did her fans proud week after week. Getting into the Top 2 AT LEAST was the reward we expected. So, when the Jury’s votes didn’t tally up in her favor, our hearts broke with hers. As we correctly guessed in our “All Stars 3 Predictions” video, Trixie won her well-deserved spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. Condragulations, Tracy Martel!

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