Warning: this post contains spoilers for the finale of RuPaul Paul’s Drag Race All Stars 3
The finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 has dropped. And it wouldn’t be a Drag Race show if it didn’t feature twists and turns at every corner.
After a lacklustre season with only a few surprises scattered throughout, the top four queen battled it out to win a ‘coveted place in the Drag Race Hall of Fame’.
All season, Bebe Zahara Benet, Shangela, Kennedy Davenport and Trixie Mattel had their charisma, uniqueness nerve and talent on display.
Each of the four queens had won at least won one challenge during the season, with Shangela winning the most at three.
Of all the remaining queens, Bebe had only been in the bottom once with the other landing in the bottom multiple times.
Ok, spoilers are really coming now
RuPaul opened the episode telling the queens they’d compete in the standard lip synch challenge to one of his songs and add their own unique verse.
The queens thought this would be a fairly conventional challenge until guest choreographer, Todrick Hall revealed the number would be performed live in one single take.
All four queens performed to a moving camera backstage, eventually making their way to the main stage to complete the fabulous number.
Drag race judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressly and Ross Matthews also made an appearance in the number.
Wait, there’s another twist
RuPaul dropped another bombshell on the girls. The bombshell was that after the judges’ critiques the eliminated All Stars 3 queens would be deciding who made it into the top two.
Or as Trixie put it: ‘The eliminated and the self-eliminator will be here later, how do you feel about that’.
The eliminated queens watched from the side of the main stage as the top four hit the runway in their ‘eleganza extravaganza’.
Then the eliminated queens quizzed each of the top four as to why they believe they should stay.
And the winner is…
Madame Forewoman – aka Morgan McMichaels – announced which of the queens made it into the top two.
With typically suspenseful pauses, we find out that Kennedy and Trixie made it to the top two.
No one was more surprised than the two queens themselves. Kennedy and Trixie then battled it out in a one-on-one lip synch to Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.
After the amazing lip synch where Kennedy gracefully danced around the stage and Trixie pulled out her own hair, RuPaul revealed the winner.
Trixie Mattel took out the top spot and was named the winner of All Stars 3.
‘Nobody in the history of Drag Race has spun straw into gold from this experience like I have,’ Trixie said.
— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) March 16, 2018