Are you ready for a new season, Drag Race fans? Ten queens returned for another shot at the prize, and already one was sent packing.
Morgan McMichaels was the unlucky queen booted on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Episode 1. After much speculation, the season's format was revealed: The same rules from RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2 were still in effect.
The queens will have the power to eliminate each other while only RuPaul will pick the challenge winners and the grand prize winner. If "herstory" has shown anything, it's all fun and games until the claws come out.
In the first hour of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3, we had the grand reveal of the contestants, their first challenge participating in a variety show, the first lip sync for your legacy, and the first elimination of the season.
We've picked the nine best (and favorite!) moments from the season premiere. From face cracks to clapbacks, it was a fun hour. What was your favorite moment of the night?
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 airs Thursdays on VH1 at 8/7c.
You can’t talk about a season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race (or RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars) without mentioning the entrances. These grand introductions set the tone and shake up the competition. We had Trixie Mattel ride in on roller skates, Shangela pop open from a box, Kennedy covered in sequins and Chi Chi…in another trash bag dress. While they weren't exactly jaw-dropping, they were each still fun and exciting.
Vanessa Hudgens Shantays (And Slays)
Two queens…forced to lip sync for their life on the judging panel, but only one would stay. Who would win: Vanessa Hudgens or a plate of meat? Come on, you can’t deny the shining perfection that is Vanessa. Her lip sync showed off her charm and she held onto her spot on the table. Plus, her critique was a good mix of cute enthusiasm and constructive feedback. She loved being a judge here.
BeBe Zahara Benet Returns
The rumors were strong with this one reveal. Nine queens seemed like a small number, so an extra mysterious spot felt par for the course. I did not expect for a winner to be the contestant returning; however, if a past winner had to return, BeBe was the right choice. She’s the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1 and the series has completely changed since then. She’ll have to step it up and see if she can compete against the queens of today.
Milk has changed since her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6. Her success in the field and her artistic recognition may have gone to her head because her confessionals were meaner than sarcastic. She got a large portion of the confessionals during RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Episode 1, but from her tone, her ego could hurt her later on in the competition. But, with that being said, Milk was savage…and it was hilarious.
Shangela's Last Dance Move
Shangela is a superstar. As the first queen performing at the variety show, she set the tone for the other queens to reach...and it was strong. While she wasn’t the best or ended up in the Top 2, she did work it. Her death drop at the end was fast, fun and flawless, even Vanessa Hudgens was left breathless.
Reading Is What?
Here’s a not-so-shocking truth: I LOVE the reading segments! It forces the queens to think on their feet and be witty while also cutting down their competition. Some of the queens, like Trixie, Milk and Chi Chi killed it while players like Thorgy and Kennedy needed to step up their game. If your jokes aren’t nailing it and making RuPaul gasp for air in laughter, you better start packing your bags.
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