4YE’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3 Predictions Roundtable: Who Will Walk Away With The Crown?

On Thursday night, one of the most anticipated shows of 2018 will be making its premiere after making us wait a bit for it. That’s right: RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3 is coming for us, and we couldn’t be happier.

A lot of our favorite queens made the cut for this season, which makes us super excited to tune in. It is only fitting that we take a look at all the queens and share who we think will win it all and how the others will rank in the competition.

Join us as we discuss the queens and how they will fare in this competition!

Milk

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen:  When it comes to be eccentric, this queen definitely stands out from the crowd. One of my favorite things about Milk is that she’s not afraid to take risks and to be different.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Her Toga Party Look from the first challenge.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-StarsI think she will make it at least 5th place. As much as I love her, the competition is fierce this season.

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: When the lineup was announced, I have to admit that my heart sank a little when I saw Milk’s name. I found her rather annoying in Season 6 and I quite quickly forgot she was even a competitor when the final came around. I do feel that Milk is a bit style over substance.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Les Mizabella from Week 4.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I have no real idea where she could end up, and like Lara has said it all depends on whether Milk knows who she wants to be.

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Milk is one of the more avant-garde Queens, featured on this or any other season. There’s vision, but unlike say, Sasha Velour, I sometimes wonder if Milk considers how that vision translates, or if she even worries about it.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: Episode Three. Pinocchio realness.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I’m going to say this now, and I’ll probably repeat myself. It comes down to brand. The Queen that wins will be the Queen who has the best understanding of her personal brand, and I honestly don’t know if that’s something Milk cares about. Or if Milk is someone who can have one vision, one brand. I don’t believe we’ll see Milk in the top five. Maybe not even top seven.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I have to be honest…part of me has no time for “costume queens” when it comes to Drag Race. Milk is a queen that is pure weird, and I love that as performance art, but I don’t know if it belongs on Drag Race. Can you really compare what Milk does to what anyone else does? I almost feel as if Milk would have to water herself down to be a serious competitor in this show, and I’m not here for anyone having to compromise themselves – especially when it comes to drag!
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: It has to be the toga party look.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: See, I can’t really predict this one, because I don’t know how Milk is going to play the game this time around. But if she commits to her personal style, I can see Milk ending around 5th.

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Milk is not one of my favorite queens, I’m just not big on her style of drag. I also kind of found her annoying in her season. I do appreciate that she has a style and is unwilling to compromise that.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: I honestly don’t have one.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I don’t see her going far, part of why she went home in her season was a refusal to really hear the judges. Lara has a good point about personal brand, but I don’t think hers is going to get her far in this particular competition.

 

Thorgy Thor

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Unfortunately, this particular queen worked my last nerve in Season 8. I was so glad when Chi-Chi sent that ass all the way home by slaying her lipsync.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I didn’t have one, to be honest.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: She’ll probably be the second one to go home so that will make her 9th.

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I wasn’t a big fan of Thorgy when she was on the show, but after seeing her live on a couple of occasions since I am a bigger fan.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: As I didn’t really understand her when she was on the show I don’t really have one as she wasn’t one of the ones I noticed.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Think she will be a mid-table contestant.

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Thorgy is good for a one-liner. But like Emmy, I was not a huge fan.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: I actually really liked her Black and White Realness, episode 7. Which I believe was the look that sent her home. To be fair, if the challenge is inspired by a look Detox perfected…you better bring your A game.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Thorgy is a force when she lip-syncs, but we don’t know the twist in this season, do we? Will we follow the All-Stars 2 pattern? There’s going to be a catch. All things being equal Thorgy might stick around to make it to the middle of the pack. But that’s the best case.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Good lord, do I hate Thorgy Thor. Easily my least favorite queen from season 8. Honey, do not come for Bob the Drag Queen if you don’t have anything to back it up with. And Thorgy…you don’t.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: I have to agree with Lara; Thorgy’s black and white look slayed. It wasn’t classic glam like everyone else – it was fun and unique.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I place her 8th. And not just because I want to see her go; I just don’t think of her as an “all-star”.

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Thorgy got annoying fast, and I see I’m not the only one who was kind of done by the time she left.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: I liked her black and white look, I think it was one of her better looks.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Thorgy is a little hard to predict, it wouldn’t surprise me if she went home really early or middle of the pack. She most certainly won’t be one of the last standing.

 

Kennedy Davenport

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I kinda have a love/hate relationship with this queen. I loved her Snatch Game as Little Richard but hated that she won over Katya in the lipsync (#KatyaWasRobbed). I do appreciate that she can do a good split.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Her Death Becomes Her Look; it was so bad that it was good and memorable.
  • Ranking Prediction For All-Stars: I think she will make it to be in 6th place; Kennedy is a great queen but not as strong as the others.

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Basically what Emmy said. The problem with Kennedy is that she comes off like a pageant queen, and that can make it hard to connect with her drag on a personal level. I had the same problem with Trinity Taylor at times. But make no mistake, Kennedy is a threat. She can dance, her lip-sync is fierce, and she’s hilarious. When she turns it on. Plus, y’all, Little Richard was inspired.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: Episode Nine, Ugliest Dress Ever. Kennedy wore a floral nightmare with white gloves and huge Sally Jesse glasses. I was gagging, and not in a good way, which was precisely the point.
  • Ranking Prediction For All-Stars: Kennedy could break top five, assuming she’s taken some sewing classes. She’s a well-rounded performer and a strong competitor.

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I honestly can’t remember much of her personality and stuff outside of her lip-syncs, but that’s possibly my goldfish memory. I do remember her snatch game and am looking forward to her All Stars snatch game.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: I liked a number of her looks. I think my favorite is either her Ugliest Dress Ever look or the Best Drag look.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I think Kennedy has a chance to rank high up like Lara said, she is a really strong competitor and her lip-syncs alone are enough to get her up there.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Honestly, as a person, I adore Kennedy. She seems lovely, she knows how to own the stage, and she’s sweet. But on the other hand…there was that sparkly-dead-horse-phoenix-thing. And we can’t forget that.
  • Favorite Runway Look: I don’t remember a lot of what Kennedy wore, but her rainbow dress slayed the house down.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Tough to say, but I believe in Kennedy. I’ll say she comes in at 5.

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I felt that Kennedy was style over substance, and much like Catherine I couldn’t remember much of her off the top of my head. Although she is incredibly polished and we all know in All-Stars they like a polished queen.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I will go for her Little Richard Snatch Game look (I know it is cheating again) but her actual runway looks left me cold.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: She could survive longer than she has the right to do (much like Roxxy in AS2) due to the strength of her lipsyncs. But dear Gaga can she have learned some sewing skills? If she has her drag ducks in a row I would say she could get to 3rd place.

 

Aja

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: She was definitely a baby queen in her season and had a lot of attitude but I was here for it; anyone that can put Valentina in her place is a fave of mine.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I’d have to go with her Madonna look. It was her best that season.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: She’s a bit of a long shot so she’ll be lucky if she makes it to 8th place.

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: You’re perfect, you’re beautiful, you look like Linda Evangelista, you’re a model, everything about you is perfect. Did you stone those tights?!
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: Episode 6, Night of 1000 Madonna’s Part 2
  • Ranking Prediction for All Stars: Aja is a long shot. Her makeup has improved considerably. I’m wondering if we’ll see the Katya Effect here because she was just on the show. But Aja is a young queen, and she lacks confidence and the experience so many others bring. Honestly, I’d be surprised if she lasted three weeks.

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Aja was a decent queen in a lackluster season.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Probably her Madonna look.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: She showed some growth during her season, but I think she’s at a disadvantage because she didn’t have much time between her season and All-Stars. I don’t see her making it very far at all.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Her exit last year was a shame. Not because I liked her, but because I could finally see myself getting there…eventually. She was horrific in the 90210 challenge, and that’s about 90% of what I remember of her. Well, that, and…
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: Lord, the look she got eliminated in? Fierce. It was a structured leather sci-fi fantasy, and she had me living it!
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I can see Aja coming in just past the halfway point.

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Oh my Aja got on my last nerve last season, and I was so happy when she left. She thought she knew it all but darling you are a child and you need to earn your right to throw shade. The way she reacted to not getting her own way during “9021-Ho” was pathetic and she signed her own eviction notice with the behavior.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Her look in Week 4 was the one look from her that I didn’t hate and that’s the most I can say.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Hopefully she will be out sooner rather than later.

 

Morgan McMichaels

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: She was an early fave of mine during her season but she ended up being way too bitchy towards the end and didn’t come off as polished as I thought she would have been considering Chad Michaels is her drag mom.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Oddly enough, the look that got her sent home was a fave of mine.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Since she’s been gone for so long, I say she’s the first to go home.

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Okay so, please don’t stone me with Valentina’s tights y’all. I haven’t seen Morgan’s season. So I will only say what I know. If you stalk Wow Presents, you already know, Morgan shows up in everyone’s videos. Every tour I’ve checked out to see the Ru Girls perform live, Morgan is on the list. She’s a workhorse, she’s constantly touring and perfecting her craft. Watch this one. She’s got experience on her side, and she’s funny as hell. Would not surprise me if she made it to the top three or four.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Nope. Just Nope. I found her to be incredibly boring, honestly. To be fair, I have only ever seen her in the context of RPDR, so I can’t say I know what kind of performer she is these days, but I’m definitely “meh” on her for now.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: If I’m being honest, I have zero memories of any of her looks.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I have a gut feeling she’s going to go far. As much as I don’t care for her, she has become a drag race icon. I place her in 3rd.

 

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: It’s been a long time since I watched Morgan’s season, I think I liked her? She wasn’t one of my favorites of the season, which is probably why I can’t remember much.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: After a quick google, it looks like it might be episode 5? But I honestly don’t remember.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: She’s had a lot of time away from the competition, which could hurt her, but she has had a lot of time to really perfect her drag since the competition so it could go either way. I think some of it will come down to how they decide to eliminate people.

 

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: What I know about Morgan is mainly from what she has done since her season. Season 2 Drag Race is a very different creature to the Drag Race we watch now. She is a constant queen and damn she knows her stuff, and I always have a soft spot for her as she is from the same place in Scotland as my Dad.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I loved her week 5 outfit even though that was the week that got her sent home.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Like Lara and Catherine have said, her time away from Drag Race may do her some harm especially given the show has changed loads since her time. However, she knows her drag, and she has an arsenal of tricks up her weave. I would hope she will place as 2nd place.

 

Shangela

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: There aren’t enough words to describe how much I love this queen. She’s funny, fierce and has come such a long way from season 2 with her drag aesthetic.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I may be clocking Shangela when I say this but none of her runaway looks were a hit for me.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Top 4 because she’s grown so much and definitely has what it takes.

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Shangela she is a queen I have got to know and love after her Season 2 appearance, and scarily she is probably best known to Drag Race fans for her “oh look who is in the box” appearances in later seasons. As Lara has said Shangela has worked it since her season, and there is no doubt this should hopefully work in her favour against baby queens such as Aja.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: As I really struggled with Season 2 (it really feels like it doesn’t belong with later seasons) I don’t really remember much of her.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Let’s hope she lasts longer than she did the first time around, but as we have no idea what any twists there may be this time around but she has the chance to hit the top 5.

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Oh goodness. I’ve seen Shangela! But only on the bring back. I know her catchphrase, but I don’t much else about her. She’s been working steadily for years now, touring just as hard as Morgan McMicheals. She’s hilarious in every video I’ve watched, and what else would you expect from the House of Edwards?
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Top Three, easy. Shangela knows the routine by now. She came to win it, and she just might.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I love Shangela! You either love her or you hate her, and I truly love her.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I’d be lying if I said I love Shangela for her looks. She’s always on point, but nothing from either of her seasons really sticks in my memory.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I see Shangela being in the top three. She definitely has a decent chance of snatching the crown this time around.

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I kind of find Shangela annoying and I don’t remember much from her seasons.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: Eh.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: She’s hard to judge. Shangela is certainly no stranger to the Drag Race stage, so that could give her an advantage. Like Morgan, she’s also had plenty of time to really perfect her drag.  

 

Chi Chi Devayne

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: This trash queen won me over during her season. There was something about her that made smile and her dance moves are no joke.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Her last runaway before she got sent home sadly. She looked so polished in that beautiful pink gown and her updo.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Top 3 because I just adore her.

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I. Love. Chi Chi. She was the underdog of her season but she put the work in, she grew to stay in the competition.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: Episode 9, Best Drag. It was the episode that eliminated her, but I thought she looked so pretty in pink!
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Chi Chi stole my heart in season 8, but there was no denying that it was Bob The Drag Queen’s season to lose. I would love to see her crack the top three this time around. She’s my long shot favorite.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I love ChiChi! Her story really struck a chord with me, and she was one queen who clearly had an enormous amount of drive and love for what she does.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: And I’m telling you…ChiChi’s black and white number was so gorgeous. I loved the story behind it, and I loved the classic Hollywood glam she brought with it. Perfection.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I see ChiChi making it into the top 4.

 

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: She wasn’t in one of my favorite seasons, I remember liking her though.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: I really like her Autobiographical Eleganza Extravaganza from the Book Ball theme in episode 8.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Chi Chi has the potential to get in the top three.

 

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Season 8 was a season that I was left cold by and I really don’t remember much of any of the queens that were in this season. I can only hope that AS3 will give me the chance to understand what so many fans gag over with Chi Chi.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Unfortunately, there is nothing that stands out for me
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Eh I don’t think I actually care.

 

Trixie Mattel

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Easily one of my faves of all time after growing on me. It took me a bit to get used to her makeup but her personality was everything to me.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Her twin look with Pearl. I know that we were supposed to be paying attention to Pearl but Trixie took all of my attention.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: If there is any justice in this world, she’ll win the crown.

 

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Words can’t explain how much I love and adore Trixie Mattel!! She is like the living version of what I used to do to my Sindy dolls. I loved Trixie in her season and I am a huge fan of her and Katya together on their show on Viceland, and she is sickening to watch live, which like Catherine I have been lucky enough to do.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: Although like Lara and Catherine, I loved her Jetset look (which I believe was actually week 2), but I also loved her Bearded and Beautiful look which was in week 3.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: NUMBER 1!! If there is any justice she will win.

 

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: Oh Honey. Hooooon-eeeeeey.
  • Favorite Runway Look From her Season: Episode Three, Jetset Eleganza. She looked a member of the lollipop guild that grew up to be a flight attendant. It was inspired.
  • Ranking Prediction for All Stars: Remember what I said earlier about brand? Trixie is one. Trixie and Katya are two of the rare queens successful in their own right, and apart from their stint on Drag Race. They were given their own show on Viceland, which means Trixie brings her own viewership and her own twitter base. She’ll be top three, bank on it for ratings alone, if you like. If she can tailor her unique look to translate each challenge, she’ll win.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I don’t think there’s anyone else in the field as A) successful, B) beloved, or C) consistently on brand. She’s the top seed, and I think everyone knows it.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: There was nothing better than her twin look. Sorry, not sorry. It was brilliant! The judges all agreed…she may have been the eliminated one, but she still pulled focus from her soon-to-be final 3-ranking partner, Pearl.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I think Trixie will take the crown. She’s a powerhouse!

 

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I really like Trixie and I’ve been lucky enough to see her perform and it was really great.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I’m with Lara, the Jetset Eleganza is my favorite.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: Trixie can win this, no doubt about that, and I think she will.

 

BenDeLaCreme

Emmy:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen:
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I loved her Black and White dress. I would wear it.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: She’s not as strong as Trixie so I’m going to rank her as my runner-up.

 

Kirsty:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I love Bendelacreme, she is kitsch and cheesy and reminds me of when I first started watching local UK drag queens. She is a true fan favourite, and a fantastic performer.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I’m going to cheat on this one, but I’m going to say Bendela’s Maggie Smith in the Snatch Game is my favourite look from her.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: As much as I would love to see her go all the way, I will say 5th.

 

Lara:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: BenDeLaCreme is a sweetheart, but like Bianca Del Rio, she really only brings one look. Bianca could get away with that because there was so much more to her drag than looks (which were polished, don’t @ me). The only thing that sticks with me about BenDe is her Snatch Game.
  • Favorite Runway Look From Her Season: Truly don’t remember. Let’s leave it at Dame Maggie Smith.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: If she makes it to the top five, I’ll be impressed.

Jamie:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I really like BenDeLa. She showed true talent in her season, and was pretty universally agreed to have been eliminated far too soon. I want to see more from her, and I think she’ll bring it.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: It has to be the first one, her Golden Girls-inspired outfit, which she said was held together with “hot glue and desperation.”
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: I think BenDeLa could very well rank high. I put her right behind Trixie in the runner-up spot.

 

Catherine:

  • Overall Thoughts About This Queen: I love BenDeLaCreme! She was a lot of fun and she was one of my favorites of her season. Lara does have a point though that DeLa kind of has one look. Her Snatch Game was good, but it still bothers me that it wasn’t really Maggie Smith, it was a caricature of one of Maggie Smith’s characters. I’m a little nit picky.
  • Favorite Runaway Look From Her Season: I really liked her Black and White look.
  • Ranking Prediction for All-Stars: My heart says rank her high.

 

Who Do You Think The Surprise 10th Queen Is?

Emmy: I would love it to be Kim Chi but sadly, I don’t see that happening.

Catherine: Aw man, Kim Chi would be awesome. There’s a part of me thinking it’d be Valentina because she was a fan favorite who hardcore screwed up. I would not love that.

Kirsty:
I have say I would love it if the “Secret” Queen was Laganja Estranja, as I think she was overlooked in her season due in part to the epic contestants and it would be interesting to see if her dynamics with Bendelacreme would be different this time. Also by adding Laganja it would put the other queens on edge given she is from the same drag family as Shangela.

Lara: You gals are giving me a lot to think about. Kim Chi would be epic, but I don’t believe it’s her. Valentina is HIGHLY possible, and Catherine you had better be wrong. Stop causing trouble. Laganja did poorly on her season, but she’s grown. Go check out some of her live drag performances, watch Alaska’s video for her single Gimme All Your Money feat. Laganja. She’s more talented than you remember, and she so funny when she shows up on Alyssa’s Secret. Personally, I think it’s going to be a Queen from earlier seasons (re: Morgan/Shangela). I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Queen from season one or two.

Jamie: Yeah, I agree, Kim Chi would be great, but I don’t see her returning. Honestly, I would love for Valentina to return. I’m not even sorry. She’s beautiful, she looks like a model, she’s Linda Evangelista! Her looks were so polished for such a green queen, and I like to think she’s been humbled. Plus, I live for the drama, and I want to get her back in a room with Aja. But honestly, the queen I think will be coming back is Trinity Taylor. She came so close this past season and I really thought she should have made it to the finale.

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