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The Top Three Drag Queens from 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

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By Tara Lloyd

For 11 seasons, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' has been serving us the very best of drag. Each season has brought us some unforgettable queens, but we've narrowed it down to the top three drag queens who have sashayed down the RuPaul runway.

Shangela (Season 2 and 3, All Stars 3)


Shangela entered the competition after she had been doing drag for just five months, and was swiftly eliminated after being defeated in the first lip sync. However, RuPaul clearly saw something special in her. Shangela returned for Season 3, and despite facing criticism from her fellow queens, managed to make it to the top five. However, her losing streak sadly continued in All Stars 3, where she was knocked out in the final round.

Trixie Mattel (Season 7)

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Trixie Mattel became a fan favorite in season 7, due to her bubbly personality and exaggerated makeup. Viewers were outraged when she was eliminated in the fourth episode, but Trixie managed to claw her way back into the competition by episode 8. After her stint on RuPaul she started a web series with fellow season 7 contestant Katya, and released a country album. Trixie returned for All Stars 3 and managed to take home the crown.

Bianca de Rio (Season 6)

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Bianca del Rio quickly established herself as a frontrunner on season 6, thanks to her razor sharp wit and natural talent as a performer. Her legendary Snatch Game performance, appearing as Ru's favorite daytime television diva Judge Judy, became known as one of the best Snatch Game performances of all time. It was no surprise that Bianca del Rio walked away with the crown, and she continues to sell out shows worldwide with her brash stand-up routines.

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