‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars’ Season 3, Episode 6: The RuCap

By Matt Valdez

Hey Qweens! Welcome back to the RuCap!

Each week, I’ll be serving up all the sick’ning Drag Race moments that left us gagging! Okurrr!? Anyhoo, let’s get started…

Spoiler Alert: We’re spilling all the T, hunties!

Ooooh girl, the drawma mama of this week’s episode will go down in the herstory books! But before we go into that shocking elimination, let’s jump in from the start.

This week we kick things off with the Handmaid’s Tale reveal that we all saw coming, good on the producers though for only showing three of the five queens last week. So all the qweens are back and ready to claw their way back to the competition.

Back in the workroom we mourn the elimination of Aja, in my opinion one of the best parts of All Stars 3. Not only did she elevate her drag immensely from her original season, she also provided some of the funniest talking head moments of the season. And while she didn’t leave a shady message this week, the drama was not far away. 

The Maxi Challenge:

The challenge this week has the qweens auditioning for a new pop super group… the Kitty Girls! Each queen is to create their own girl-group persona ala the Spice Girls (By Spice, Scary Spice, Sporty etc.) and perform a number consisting of verses written by the queens.

Ru throws the girls a curve ball, revealing that all the eliminated queens are back to compete, and one of them will be returning to the competition.

And unlike last season’s return of the queens, this season the queens are hungry for blood! All of the eliminated queens, minus Chi Chi of course, has a bone to pick with the remaining contestants. Morgan resents Bendela for kicking her off first, Shangela wants answers for that “Shady bitch” note from Thorgy Thor, Aja wants an apology from Bebe for not acknowledging her contribution to her runway look in front of the judges and Milk thinks Kennedy eliminated her to save Chi Chi (which isn’t the case).

I’m all for the dramatics of a reality TV confrontation, but watching all of these queens hash it out around the table started to feel excessive after a while.

The Performance:

No runway this week, but we do get two Spice Girl-esque performance. The Top 5 Qweens do “Drag Up Your Life” while the Eliminated Qweens perform to “Sitting On A Secret.”

The top 5 qweens are named the winners of the challenge and Ben and Bebe are named the top two of the week. This time around the winner of the lip sync will not only chose who gets the boot, but also which of the eliminated qweens gets to return.

Lip Sync For Your Life:

This week, our top two take on Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here.” By the midway point of the song I had my bets on Bebe winning this week, but the second she took off her wig I knew this one was going to Ben. I love me some Bebe, but like Aja said, “You are not Sasha Velour.” Unless you’ve got a wig under that wig, rose petals or some other gag, you’re not wowing anyone. This isn’t season 1 hunty.

After that Ru names Ben the winner and asks her who she’d like to have return to the competition. She picks Morgan, of course, saying that she has more to show. But the real gag happens when it comes time for Ben to send one of the qweens home. Is it Trixie? Shangela? Kennedy? If we’re playing by track record then this is Kennedy’s night to go, but Ben is smarter than that. With $25,000 in winnings and a 5 episode winning streak under her belt, Ben does the unthinkable. She sent herself home, leaving all the qweens (Ru included) completely gagged! In that moment, BenDelaCreme won All Stars 3. She isn’t taking home the crown, but she will go down in Drag Race AND reality TV herstory alongside Valentina and her mask and Willam and her vomit. 

What did you guys think about this week’s episode? What are your thoughts on Ben’s decision? Who’s your pick for winner now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

The T:

  • Milk asking the camera if she’s an asshole was cringy and hilarious all at the same time. Come on gurl.
  • I wonder how much of the elimination twist was already planned out. Obviously the cameras caught Ben putting white out on her lipstick, but I wonder if the producers kept this from Ru or not. Her reaction seemed like legitimate shock, but then again Ru (like Bendela) is a reality TV genius.
  • I’m really going to miss Aja’s wisecrack confessionals. That’s all.
  • Bebe’s verse for all of you wondering:
    • Rrrrra-ka-ta-ti-ti-ta-ta
      Yeah, I’m pussy, bitch!
      C’est bon, c’est bon
      You can take my snatch
      Drag it up, will it up
      Give me more, bring it to the ball!


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