Meet the L.A drag queens on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ season 3

The third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” is in full swing with more mascara, big hair, and bigger drama.

Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews return to the judging panel alongside RuPaul as 10 previous all stars are contestants sashaying their way down the runway.


This season also features three Los Angeles-based drag queens: Trixie Mattel from season seven, Morgan McMichaels from season two, Shangela Laquifa Wadley from seasons two and three.

Morgan can be found in West Hollywood at Micky’s every Monday for “Showgirls” and Tuesday night’s at Hamburger Mary’s for the “Dreamgirls Revue.”

Shangela hosts a “Drag Race All Stars” viewing party every Thursday night.

Trixie can be seen Fridays at Queen Kong at Precinct in downtown L.A.


“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season three airs Thursdays on VH1.

Here are your L.A. queens.


Season seven of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was just the beginning for Trixie Mattel. Just like Barbie, Trixie relocated from Wisconsin to Southern California, where her dreams are still unfolding as she competes again for the crown. Her biting sense of humor will serve this comedy queen well as she dukes it out with the best of the best.


Since this queen of Los Angeles drag stomped into the workroom during the season two of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Morgan’s been ready to return and fight for the crown. Morgan’s fierce attitude and lip sync abilities are some of the many tools she has to help propel herself into the Drag Race Hall of Fame and share space next to her drag mother: Chad Michaels, the winner from season one of “Drag Race All Stars.”


The comeback queen of season two and three of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is jumping out of boxes and werking her way again down the runway. This time, the Nancy Drew of Drag has her sight set on the crown, and she’s taking no prisoners.

The third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” is in full swing with more mascara, big hair, and bigger drama. Photo: VH1.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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