TV: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars – Season 3

Premiered: January 25, 2018

On: VH1

Starring: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Trixie Mattel, Kennedy Davenport, Bebe Zahara Benet, Shangela, Morgan McMichaels, BenDeLaCreme, Aja, Chi Chi DeVayne, Milk & Thorgy Thor

Guest Judges: Vanessa Hudgens, Todrick Hall, Vanessa Williams, Constance Zimmer, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Nicole Byer, Kristin Chenoweth, Titus Burgess, Shay Mitchell, Adam Lambert, Emma Bunton, Chris Colfer & Garcelle Beauvais

While the first two seasons of Drag Race All Stars featured no winning queens, season three became the first – and as of 2021, the only – season to bring back a former winner with season one winner Bebe Zahara Benet rejoining the show after it became a sensation.

With queens from seasons one through nine (except for four and five) returning, the competition is as fierce as ever with different levels of success following their original runs.

While BenDeLaCreme emerges as an early frontrunner like he did in season six, (not-so-spoiler alert!) he makes a crazy decision later to eliminate himself from the competition and leaves an opening with no clear frontrunner. While that decision has long been commented on, it helped create new excitement.

Final say: Jaw dropping moments from start to finish. ★★★★☆

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