In Thursday’s third episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season 3, the remaining eight queens were tasked with showing off their improvisational skills in a “Bachelor”-type dating program. Which contestant came out on top as the winner of the challenge? And were Gold Derby’s predictions correct that either Chi Chi DeVayne or Milk would be eliminated this week?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” recap of Season 3, Episode 3, titled “The Bitchelor,” to find out what happened Thursday night. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite queens and who you think will ultimately join the list of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winners. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.
7:59 p.m. – Previously, on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”! In last week’s second episode Thorgy Thor was eliminated in part because she didn’t go far enough into the caricature of Stevie Nicks in her lip-syncing dance number. Which queen will follow Thorgy out the door this week? Let’s find out!
8:01 p.m. – Following Thorgy’s elimination, the lipstick goodbye message she left on the mirror didn’t sit right with Kennedy Davenport and her reaction put her at odds with Milk who defended Thorgy. Later, Milk defended Thorgy again opposite Shangela and said that she would have eliminated Kennedy instead. Looks like we’re getting set up for a Milk vs. Kennedy episode! I’m into it.
8:06 p.m. – Again, there’s no mini challenge this week–instead RuPaul Charles announces the maxi challenge, a twist on “The Bachelor,” called “The Bitchelor.” It’s a dating show where the queens will improvise comedy scenes with “UnReal” star Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. Aja and Kennedy will be on a 2-on-1 date, Kennedy as a party girl and Aja as an insecure girl. Milk and Trixie Mattel will go on a date together with Trixie as a fake bitch and Milk as a psycho staler. BeBe Zahara Benet and Ben will work together, with Ben as a cougar and BeBe as a shy virgin. Chi Chi and Shangela will be the last date as a polyamorous duo, where Chi Chi is into the Bitchelor and Shangela is more into Chi Chi.
8:17 p.m. – OMG! Just like on “The Bachelor,” all the queens arrived via limo to introduce themselves to Jeffrey. Unlike the real show, this taping had judge Michelle Visage looking on and cackling at the comedy the queens were serving. In this segment, Milk and Aja kind of bombed while Trixie and Kennedy brought in the most laughs from both Jeffrey and Michelle. And as expected, Shangela’s strength at comedy overshadowed Chi Chi.
8:26 p.m. – In the first 2-on-1 date, Jeffrey met with Ben and BeBe. As the cougar, Ben was able to pull a ton of punchlines, leaving BeBe completely in the dust. A similar dynamic occurred on the date with Trixie and Milk, but instead of underplaying it like BeBe, Milk overplayed it. Trixie, on the other hand, got the laughs in the few instances that Milk allowed her to get a line in.
8:31 p.m. – On the third date, Kennedy’s party girl was perfect with a ton of physical comedy, but Aja underwhelmed as a girl that was too insecure and not that funny. During the polyamorous date with Chi Chi and Shangela, both queens failed to impress, though Shangela was certainly funnier.
8:40 p.m. – For this week’s runway the theme is “Wigs on Wigs on Wigs,” inspired by Roxxxy Andrews who unveiled a wig under a wig on a past season. Sounds like this season they’ll need two unveilings? Into it.
8:42 p.m. – During makeup application backstage, Chi Chi reflected on her insecurities amongst the rest of the cast, especially in a week like this one where comedy was the central focus. And Trixie looked back on her first season and vowed to win a challenge this season and not simply float through he competition just to get eliminated somewhere in the middle.
8:44 p.m. – Some of the girls asked Kennedy how she felt about what Milk said earlier in the episode and she admitted to feeling hurt because she thought they were all on the same page where they’d respect the hard work that each of them put into their art. Kennedy pointed out that her and Milk have worked together outside of the show and now she feels slighted and disrespected by someone she considered a friend. On the bright side, she resolves to turning it into a positive and letting it drive her to work harder.
8:49 p.m. – Judging the runway were series regulars RuPaul, Michelle and Ross Mathews (now a contestant on “Celebrity Big Brother”!) and guests Jeffrey and his co-star Constance Zimmer. Turns out I was wrong about the girls having two wig reveals (it was just one), but luckily both Kennedy and Aja went above and beyond and actually wore three wigs!
9:00 p.m. – Shangela and BeBe were declared safe, leaving the rest of the girls on stage to represent this week’s tops and bottoms. Ben received a positive critique for both her runway and her performance in the maxi challenge, marking her third straight week in the top. The judges seemed a little bothered that Trixie’s runway look was inspired so heavily by Lady Bunny and their reception to her Bitchelor performance was both hot and cold. Milk was the first one to receive flat out pans for both aspects of the week.
9:03 p.m. – Michelle told Aja that this runway is the best she’s ever looked, but her performance in the maxi challenge was off–the judges didn’t think she was the right kind of needy. Kennedy impressed the judges with her gorgeousness on the runway and backed that acclaim up by telling her that she was a standout during the taping as well. Chi Chi was told she was overshadowed by Shangela earlier in the episode, but on the runway she looks stunning. Constance told Chi Chi that she had a few good lines during the taping and wanted more of that which opened the door for Chi Chi to open up about her insecurities.
9:06 p.m. – Based on the judges’ critiques, Ru named Kennedy and Ben the top two of the week and Trixie safe. That left a bottom three for the first time, meaning whichever queen wins the lip synch will have to send one of Aja, Milk or Chi Chi home.
9:12 p.m. – Backstage after the critiques, both Trixie and Milk were surprised by their placements. Trixie thought she would be in the top and is disappointed she fell short while Milk is yet again crying over the judges not liking what she did as much as she does.
9:17 p.m. – While speaking with the top two, Chi Chi essentially tells them that she feels overwhelmed by the competition and isn’t performing as well as she expected. During her chat with Ben she basically gives her permission to send her home if it comes to that. It’ll be interesting to see if either queen follows through on that.
9:24 p.m. – For the lip synch, Kennedy and Ben performed “Green Light” by Lorde. Ben’s goal for this one was to “not camp it up” to show some versatility from the comedy-focused shows she put on in the last two weeks. Unfortunately, Kennedy also played it pretty cool which made for a relatively slow battle between the two. In fact, the only exciting moment was when Kennedy ripped off one wig to reveal another, but even that was a flop considering it had already been done by everyone during the runway. That being said, it probably earned Kennedy the win!
9:28 p.m. – With that, Kennedy revealed which queen she chose to cut from the competition and that was, unsurprisingly to us, Milk! I think the other queens, including Chi Chi, were a bit shocked that Chi Chi wasn’t eliminated.
Here are the answers to Gold Derby’s contest questions for “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season 3, Episode 3:
Who will be eliminated? Milk
Who will win the mini challenge? No one
Who will win the main challenge? BenDeLaCreme and Kennedy Davenport
Who will win the lip sync? Kennedy Davenport
Will anybody quit the competition? No
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