Even though we are racing towards the finish line of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 currently, many of the shows fans are still frustrated about how the most recent edition of All Stars ended.
Michelle Visage, who has been on the show as a main judge since season 3 (and all of the All Stars seasons), weighed in on the controversial finale for All Stars 3 over two months later to ET Canada this week.
All Stars 3 played out different from previous seasons, in that the eliminated six queens (Aja, Morgan McMichaels, Thorgy Thor, Chi Chi DeVayne, BenDeLaCreme) chose two out of the four finalists (Trixie Mattel, Kennedy Davenport, Shangela, BeBe Zahara Benet) to be the final two standing as opposed to how its done in traditional seasons where RuPaul picks the winner.
In the end, Trixie Mattel and Kennedy Davenport scored the most points, with Trixie winning All Stars 3 after the final lip sync performance. What quickly happened, however, was a major backlash from thousands of fans who believed that Shangela (who only received one point from all the eliminated queens) was robbed of the title. It's something that Michelle echoed in her interview.
“The biggest surprise to me and the rest of the world was Shangela not winning RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3. And that wasn’t up to me, that wasn’t up to RuPaul, that was up to the girls, because Ru gave the queens that were eliminated the chance to vote for the final two, who they believe deserved to be in the finals,” she told the outlet during a segment filmed earlier in May. “And they chose not to put Shangela in there. It was a mistake, but I believe they did it because of a personal relationship instead of watching how she did in the competition.”
“That’s the only one that really affected me,” ashe continued after being asked if she ever disagreed with RuPaul’s decisions on the panel. “I 100 percent agree with RuPaul on everything. We share a brain, so honestly I can tell by looking at him. We know we’re on the same page. So I’ve never disagreed with anything he’s ever done in an elimination.”
Do you agree with Michelle on her sentiment regarding Shangela losing?