After eight episodes of sequins, shantes and shady shady shade, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 finished in one of the show’s most ambitious finales to date. At the start of the episode, RuPaul told the final four competitors — Trixie Mattel, Bebe Zahara Benet, Kennedy Davenport and Shangela — that this challenge was going to take them to the next level, and she wasn’t lying.
The remaining four contestants were tasked with writing and recording new verses to RuPaul’s “Kitty Girl,” which they then performed, in one take. After pulling off the exhausting production number, the four were informed that the six eliminated queens would be determining the season’s top two. After pleading their case to their squirrel friends, it was revealed that Kennedy Davenport and Trixie Mattel were the final two. The pair then lipsynced to Miley Cyrus’ emotional ballad “Wrecking Ball.” Finally, RuPaul declared Trixie Mattel the winner of All Stars 3.
With so many twists and turns, social media was ablaze with hot takes. Here are Billboard Pride’s favorite reactions.
Shangela losing Drag Race for a third time pic.twitter.com/b0ext4RoNA
— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) March 16, 2018
— Hugh McIntyre (@PopBangHugh) March 16, 2018
— Mike T (@majtague) March 16, 2018
— Dannii (@oscahhhhh) March 16, 2018
1. Shangela flaunted her insane transformation from her beginning.
2. Bebe got introduced to a younger generation of fans.
3. Trixie got to show off an entirely new skill set.
4. Kennedy got recognition she’s always deserved.
5. BenDeLa got that one day off.
— Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) March 16, 2018
Thorgy: who did you you choose to eliminate and to come back?
Bebe:…I’d rather not say say….
— ugh bye (@alonzob123) March 16, 2018
BEBE CANT SEW WHY IS HER PROP A SEWING MACHINE
— Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) March 16, 2018
— KirsT (@kirst_davies) March 16, 2018
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) March 16, 2018
Omg. @itsSHANGELA you were ROBBED
— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) March 16, 2018
We all LOVE Trixie but https://t.co/YMMSs6XRHN
— Mike T (@majtague) March 16, 2018
— Marc (@MarcMonster) March 16, 2018
The All Stars hall of fame is a whites only club. Got it. #AllStars3
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) March 16, 2018
DID RUSSIA HACK THIS FINALE TOO? #AllStars3
— Yann (@YANNmusica) March 16, 2018
— Mario (@mtehuitz) March 16, 2018
Trixie stans rn waiting for the inevitable trixie hate that we’re about to witness so we can get it over with pic.twitter.com/V9WjqudYY6
— ursula — (@bubblegumtrixie) March 16, 2018
— notshambo (@notshambo) March 16, 2018
two seasons in a row a black queen who did the best out of the final 4 was fucked over by a stupid twist so that mediocrity could win. pic.twitter.com/1QmJnlgAWI
— luke (@vixenism) March 16, 2018
Kennedy? AS3 top two? pic.twitter.com/Oz2ryX6fR4
— Grant ¯\_(?)_/¯ (@urdadssidepiece) March 16, 2018
Every gay needs to Venmo Shangela $1 so she gets the $100k she deserves
— Jay (@jaywatkins_) March 16, 2018
Put “Shangela should’ve been in the top 2” on my tomb stone.
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) March 16, 2018
— Eric O’Daily (@EricODaily) March 16, 2018
shangela must have pissed them OFF jesus https://t.co/MdzxHszLBx
— mirandahobbesVEVO (@SPRinNYC) March 16, 2018
Trixie heading out on her victory tour after that disaster of a finale pic.twitter.com/hgOxZbGOr6
— dbs (@dbenderstern) March 16, 2018
morgan is an all star.
thorgy is an all star.
milk is an all star.
chi chi is an all star.
aja is an all star.
dela is an all star.
bebe is an all star.
shangela is an all star.
kennedy is an all star.
trixie is an all star.
and they all deserve equal respect.#AllStars3
— annabel — (@vanityact) March 16, 2018
Thorgy Thor looks like a character Fred Armisen would play on Portlandia
— Ty (@strayedaway) March 9, 2018
— — (@rupaulmemes) March 16, 2018
it’s a cold and it’s a broken Halleloo
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) March 16, 2018