There are few reality competition shows with a fanbase as rabid as RuPaul's Drag Race. The elimination-based series pits the top drag queens and female impersonators around the country in challenges like performing, marketing, and costume design. And every few years, RuPaul Charles gives the fandom an extra treat with RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, bringing back fan favorite queens from past seasons to compete for a spot in the Drag Race hall of fame. While All Stars 2 aired in the summer of 2016, All Stars 3 has already in the can. And now we know which queens will return for another go at the crown.
The cast of All Stars 3 is a nice mixture of queens old and new. From the old school side of things, we'll se the return of Morgan McMichaels and Shangela from Season 2 of the series. Shangela was eliminated first back in Season 2, and was brought back for a longer run in the third season. Morgan was eliminated fifth in the second season, but has continually showed up for Drag Race events and was a professor in the spinoff Drag U.
Unfortunately, Seasons 3 through 5 are absent in the cast of All Stars 3, but there is a nice mixture from the last few years represented. For instance, there are two girls from Season 6: Miss Congeniality BenDeLaCreme and the always original Milk. Milk's promo image is particularly hilarious, as she's serving you butch muscles with a beautiful face. It's all very on brand.
The always divisive Season 7 is also represented in this new cast of All Star queens. Fan favorite Trixie Mattel is on the list, which should come as a surprise to no one. Trixie is one of the show's most popular contestants, and she recently got her own TV show opposite Katya in Viceland. She'll be competing with Season 7 sister Kennedy Davenport, who made it top the top 4 in her first time on the show.
There are also two queens from Season 8 represented as well: Chi Chi DeVayne and Thorgy Thor. Chi Chi was an underdog who grew quite a bit during her season, and ended up in the final four. Thorgy Thor was more plagued with self-doubt, as she constantly compared herself to Season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen.
Then there is the lone representative from the most reason season, Aja. While she went home fairly early, Aja was probably Season 9's most entertaining personality. Her beef with Valentina was the season's most iconic moment, and she proved she's a devastating lip syncer. Aja is the wild card of All Stars 3, as she likely signed on for another season right after Season 9 ended. This gives her a bit of a disadvantage, but she may surprise us.
VH1 has not currently set a premiere date for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3, but smart money says it airs this coming summer. Be sure to check back with CinemaBlend for more details, and check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.
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