Off the set, the elimination created controversy in the media. Yara wins the mini-challenge-to the suprisee of viewers, as Ru announces the maxi challenge — to create three looks for three distinct categories: Swimsuit Body Beautiful, Cocktail Attire After 5 and Evening Gown Eleganza, which must be made out of 1 million Ru Dollars. As a twist, RuPaul reveals the queens must also dress their jocks as cheerleaders and perform cheers about safe sex. 1 Premise 2 Pics from Season 2 3 Docuseries 4 Catchphrase 5 International Versions 6 Related Shows 7 Links The top fourteen "Drag Queens" in the U.S. (and other countries) will vie for drag stardom as â¦ Yara's father is part of the Army Reserves, but she does not want to focus on that in her performance, and Alexis is initially reluctant to discuss her former boyfriend because they broke up when he was sent overseas. This leaves Shangela to lip sync against Carmen to Cher's "Believe". Yara wins the challenge for her three daring and inspired looks, while Raja and Manila are praised and declared safe, leaving Alexis and Shangela in the bottom two. Pop-culture references (on the stage the queens looked like): For their mini-challenge, the queens were asked to create a fashion style using duct tape. Winner Both contestants had to lip sync for their lives, but, after telling Carmen to stay, RuPaul also told Yara she could stay as well, becoming the first non-elimination challenge in the series. Shangela followed with her "post modern pimp-ho" character, and Manila's act focused mainly on a running gag of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood allusions to homosexuality. On the video, Mimi was like Sally Struthers meet Divine, said Michelle Visage. Note: Santino Rice is noticeably absent in this episode yet again. The third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars began airing on January 25, 2018. â¦ Plus, the girls confront the judges and each other. They perform to Amii Stewart's "Knock on Wood", Stacy being somewhat low-key while Alexis delivers high energy. 5. The music video shoot proves difficult as Raja continues to forget parts of her choreography, Manila has small issues at first with intimacy with members of the pit crew (though she later performs beautifully) and Alexis has no profile during a silhouetted portion due to her constant movement. Carmen and Manila are team captains (due to winning the duct tape leotard challenge). The reward given was competing as team captains for the maxi challenge. The third season of RuPaul's Drag Race began airing on January 24, 2011. Reality shows often change up their lineup of judges, from American Idol to Project Runway, but five years after his departure, fans of RuPaul's Drag Race still wonder why, after six seasons, original judge Santino Rice was replaced. During the episode, all of the contestants agreed that this was the hardest challenge so far. And for herself, Raja feels she can recognize she is beautiful. Rule 7 - Meet and Greet photos must include a short description of the event. 8. Competing in pairs, Manila placed 7th/8th alongside Latrice Royale as Team Latrila and Mimi placed 12th/11th alongside Pandora Boxx as Team Mandora. Exclusive The Pit Stop - Phenomenon. In episode 6, the eliminated models were paired with models remaining in the competition. Add Image. Then, they must wear 2 galaxy themed outfits for the runway. Raja's set was based upon and inspired by the film Carrie. Chaz Bono made a cameo appearance during the episode's opening scene as a cameraman. Ru makes her decision, declaring Raja the winner. Last up is Raja who feels that while Alexis is talented, she doesn't think outside the box. Ru admitted that Aisha Tyler is one of his favorite comedians on tv. During the lipsync, Venus becomes unnecessarily rough. After the judges' deliberation, Yara and Delta are safe, while Stacy is up for elimination. The four "Heathers" stated they branded themselves this way in fun and did not take it seriously, while many of the other contestants felt that what they did ranged from "stupid" to downright hurtful and took offense to the whole issue. 2) A modern red carpet look Alyssa is the drag mother of Shangela Laquifa Wadley from Season 3 and Laganja Estranja from Season 6. After the first contestant of the season is voted out, the queens stomp the runway in a fashion show, then perform a special version of RuPaul's song "Condragulations." Make or update my predictions. Yara levels with the judges and tells them she is broke and needs the money to move to America. Shangela is deemed the best and wins the challenge. Phoenix (Season 3 - 12th place) Season 3 had a truly memorable line-up of queens, except for Phoenix. Stacy thought Carmen's look was not couture and she should be the one to go, while Raja wanted both Shangela and Stacy to go. This was the first season since Season 6 that would include the Untucked spin off to air right right after each episode. Rule 3 - No Streams. During the lip-sync, the pressures of the competition get to Yara (who in the "Untucked" felt unfairly negatively critiqued, as compared to Raja) who completely gives up, shredding her Eleganza look, and breaking down, crying on stage. Alexis Mateo's swimwear and cocktail dress were noted for being too simple, but the judges loved her gown. Canada's Drag Race winner Priyanka joins Trixie Mattel to discuss the trade of the season, Lady â¦ RPDR SEASON 10 EPISODE 1: 10s Across The Board. The queens must do the reading challenge for the mini challenge. Note: Although they worked as team, each member was judged individually. The girls are informed that the maxi challenge will be two inspirational work-out videos. The choreography rehearsal for the number is rough for Manila and Raja, who feel Yara's choreography is too difficult for them. Alexis during maxi-challenge looked like Chrissy Snow according to judges. Venus D-Lite and Delta Work are profiled, and it is revealed that they were chosen as a result of auditioning in front of RuPaul and Santino Rice at an open casting call in Hollywood, California. Raja is fashion but too editorial, and Manila says she, herself, can be stubborn at times, although she feels is a versatile performer. The official cast was announced was on March 24, 2019, along with the season premier date of March 24, 2019. This special also features several queens who appear on future seasons: Madame LaQueer and Chad Michaels, who would go on to appear on Season 4, Alaska, Detox, and Penny Tration who would go on to appear on Season 5, Joslyn Fox of Season 6, Sasha Belle, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Jasmine Masters and Katya of Season 7 and Dax ExclamationPoint and Thorgy Thor who would go on to appear on Season 8. This article is a stub. Manila Luzon, Alexis Mateo, Mimi Imfurst and Yara Sofia returned to compete on All Stars 1. The winner of the first season â¦ Shangela later gives the girls the line-up for the show; starting with Raja, followed by Carmen, Alexis, Shangela, Manila, Yara and Delta. Another issue brought up was Mimi Imfurst's action of picking up and carrying India Ferrah during episode four's "Lip sync for Your Life." 7. As with the previous season, each week's episode was followed by a behind-the-scenes show, RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked. Challenge Wins: Ø Times in the Bottom: 1: Season 3 had a truly memorable line-up of queens, except for Phoenix. On the main stage, the contestants debut their comedy routines for the judges and the audience. Matenopoulos congratulated Shangela, stating she could easily get a job as an entertainment reporter. Yara's character was a sassy midget from Spain, while Delta's routine portrayed herself as a self-deprecating fat girl. NEW TERM: Garage Doors - using only one color on eyeshadows. After deliberating, Raja and Alexis are declared safe, while Manila is up for elimination. Raja reveals she has done make up for some pretty big names in Hollywood and her audition tape includes an endorsement from Adam Lambert. positive critiques , while Alexis and Shangela's outfits are considered subpar. Host Manila is declared the winner of the challenge after she and her sister Fuchsia Luzon dazzle the judges with their Chinese doll look and hilarious cheer routine. The queens move on to the mini-challenge in which they play RuPaul's version of the dunk tank, the Badonkadonk Dunking Machine. For the runway, they must wear a Disco Glammer outfit. The final three return to the workroom where Michelle Visage greets them and delivers the final challenge — costarring in the music video for Ru's song "Champion." Manila is rightfully declared the winner of the challenge and wins twice in a row, Raja is safe. Ruiz, Vanessa Williams and Bruce Vilanch are the guest judges, joining regular judges Santino Rice and Michelle Visage (making her debut). Our Users' Best Prediction Scores â¦ RuPaul introduces Santino Rice and Billy B to reveal that Yara Sofia is the winner of the title of Miss Congeniality. The final maxi stage presentation has the queens in their favorite looks. Furthermore, each cake had to be decorated to reflect the contestant's personality. In groups of two (and one group of three) the contestants had to glamorize their black leotards using duct tape of various colors. Onyekachukwu statistically has the worst run ever lol During the critiques Raja, Manila and Yara received high marks from the judges, who also liked Deltas look, while Stacy, Shangela and Alexis were admonished; Stacy for not looking couture, Shangela for her poor make-up skills, and Alexis for her awful design. Pop-culture references, judges' statements: For this week's mini challenge, the girls were asked to play "S**t RuPaul Says" to win the opportunity to call a family member. As the episode begins, RuPaul reveals that Carmen Carrera is returning to the competition after being unanimously voted back by the other judges. Delta won the challenge but gave the prize to Shangela who wanted to speak to her grandmother. Rank Photo Contestant Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 2nd Autto Mattique WIN ELIM 4th Xiomara ELIM 1st Saint Marie WIN WIN 3rd Cherri Bomb ELIM RPDR Lipsync Tournaments | RuPaul's Drag Race Predicted Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia Stacy won the challenge, impressing the judges and restoring their faith in her. Carmen and Manila form the best look, complete with duct tape iPods, and win the challenge. Carmen, Alexis, Yara, Raja, and Delta were declared safe. 6. Manila is safe, and Raja is declared the winner this week. Manila breaks down backstage, having been so close to the prize and having it snatched from her. Production In December 2018 Manila Luzon returned to compete on All Stars 4, she placed 6th overall. Alexis wins the challenge and is given immunity for this win, with Stacy and Yara also receiving positive feedback. For the runway portion of the show, actresses Sara Rue, Eliza Dushku and make-up artist Billy B (filling in for absent Santino Rice) are the guest judges this week. https://rupaulsdragrace.fandom.com/wiki/RuPaul%27s_Drag_Race_(Season_3)?oldid=225459, Lady Gaga from "Bad Romance" - Yara Sofia. Backstage, tension heated up between Shangela and Raja. This season marked the replacement of judge Merle Ginsberg with Michelle Visage. Tanner Stransky of Entertainment Weekly called the lip-sync battle the "most cohesive lipsync-for-your-life session [ever] in Drag Race history". by ArtOfNoise Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle . Being a news-related episode, the winning photos were shown on WOW Report (Carmen's revealing crotch shot) and NewNowNext (Stacy's wardrobe malfunction). Not only was the series finally finding its footing in terms of format, but it was also perfecting its casting abilities. The queens choose as follows: The queens arrive at the recording studio where they meet Ru's music producer Lucian Piane. 5. âThe contestant won the maxi challenge. Delta and Mariah "lip-synched for their lives" to remain in the competition. Including Alaska, Dax ExclamationPoint, Katya, Sasha Belle, Nina West, Thorgy Thor, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Vivienne Pinay, and Joslyn Fox. Shangela out battled Carmen and was chosen to stay, while Carmen was sent home, leaving Michelle Visage in tears. During the judges critiques, each girl has a small problem with at least one look. Manila's money-themed dress was a hit on the runway, though video failed to meet some of the judges' expectations. During rehearsals, each of the girls also has a 'lunch' of tic-tacs with RuPaul and reflects on what got them to the finale. 'The Boys' Season 3 to Include Episode Focused on 'Herogasm'â¦ Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, J.Lo and Garth Brooks Go Gaga forâ¦ Dear Tech Companies: Please Stop Trying to Make Vertical Video aâ¦ The contestants are then told they will be making 30-second promos themed around their love of America that will be shown to U.S. military members serving overseas. Monday, January 24, 2011 Both chose to eliminate Ola. Shangela sashays away, and the remaining queens believe that they have made it to the top four, but RuPaul reveals that one of the queens eliminated during this season will be brought back in the next episode. The premiere episode drew 449,000 total viewers, 33% higher than Season 2's premiere. During the lip sync to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" Delta personality radiated through while Phoenix fell back on trying to impersonate Gaga. The following is a list of contestants in Season 3, ordered alphabetically by drag surname, or name if mononymous. The group was then asked to impersonate celebrities on "Snatch Game". Yara Sofia and her sister are praised for their runway look despite not having as dynamic performance as the other queens. In May 2020 it was announced that India Ferrah, Alexis Mateo and Mariah Balenciaga will be returning to compete on All Stars 5. On the runway, Raja, Yara, and Manila receive mostly. Mama Ru announced the news in a video, explaining that RPDR season 12 and All Stars season 5 will be making their way to VH1. In episode 5, Sophie and Betty both won the â¦ RuPaul next announces the maxi challenge: The queens must make over five masculine, heterosexual jocks as their drag sisters. The jocks soon discover the challenges of drag as the queens teach them to walk, paint, and tuck their way to the top. RuPaul scolds the girls for the awkward performance before announcing that Shangela is safe and sending Venus D-lite home. Nagore represented the Basque Country, rather than Spain, thus being the first contestant to represent an autonomous region as opposed to a recognized nation. The judges felt Raja's video performance was lackluster, but pronounced her safe as well. RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition television series, the first in the Drag Race Franchise , produced by World of Wonder for Logo TV , WOW Presents Plus , and, beginning with the ninth season VH1 . The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race reunite for the first time since the shooting of the series. Promos were released on June 28, 2021. Both queens were asked to lip sync to Donna Summer's disco hit "MacArthur Park".The lip-sync is considered one of the best lip syncs ever to be on the show, and is a legendary lip-sync for your life. "The sky is full of stars, but the brightest are those from Hollywood", Manila confessed that during the maxi challenge from the previous episode she was inspired by Margaret Cho. Monday, May 2, 2011 Alexis Mateo wins the challenge after managing to dunk Yara Sofia fourteen times. Season two winner Tyra Sanchez as well as runner-up Raven and Jujubee returned to the provide their opinions on the season's highlights. Since then, Ross Matthews and Carson Kressley, have been regular judges alongside RuPaul and bestie Michelle Visage, who replaced Merle Ginsberg in Season 3. Mariah placed 8th, India placed 6th, and Alexis placed 5th.