Here Are the Best Seasons to Watch to Prepare For ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 5’

It’s finally All-Stars season, ladies! There are queens from a few different seasons making a reappearance on All-Stars 5. If you want all the tea before jumping into this upcoming series, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best seasons to watch while you’re waiting for the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 5. 

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 10

The season with the second-most queens returning to the competition, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 features performers Mayhem Miller, Blair St. Clair, and Miz Cracker. This season also featured returning contestant, Eureka O’Hara, and a few iconic celebrity guest judges. (We’re looking at you, Christina Aguilera.) 

'RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars' Tatiana, Alaska, Phi Phi O'Hara, Alyssa Edwards and Ginger Minj
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars’ Tatiana, Alaska, Phi Phi O’Hara, Alyssa Edwards and Ginger Minj | Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Logo

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 1’

Okay, so there were a few rough spots in this version of All-Stars. As the first try of RuPaul’s spinoff series, the contestants each paired up with one another for a chance at the “Drag Race Hall of Fame.”

Some queens who previously appeared on this season of All-Stars return for season 5 of the series. That includes Alexis Matteo (Bam) and Jujubee, who gave one of the most memorable lip-syncs during All-Stars 1. (The pair Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon even competed on the last season of Drag Race: All-Stars.)

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 9

If the only reason you’re watching season 9 is to find out who Shea Couleé is, so be it. This All-Stars 5 contestant quickly became a fan favorite, serving iconic looks, comedy, and Snatch Game performance. Shea did not walk away with the crown, but many fans consider her a frontrunner for this upcoming competition series.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 1

Sometimes, you just have to start at the beginning. The filter on this season is iconic, but not as iconic as Ongina, one of the returning queens for All-Stars 5. She was first a drag performer for season one of RuPaul’s competition series. After that, she grabbed the attention of fans with her unique and polished sense of style. 

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 3

Another season with multiple contestants returning to the competition, season 3 may be known for Shangela and Raja, but there were plenty of queens who passed through who since competed on RuPaul’s spinoff series. For All-Stars 5, that includes Mariah Balenciaga, India Ferrah, Alexis Mateo, and Jujubee. 

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 8

It’s Derrick Barry. Although there’s only one All-Stars contestant from this season, there’s still drama and plenty of jokes from Bob the Drag Queen. As one of the top contestants on season 8, Derrick Barry is one of the queens returning for this upcoming spinoff series.

Episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race are available for binge-watching on VH1.com, while some episodes of the spinoff series, Untucked, are available on World of Wonder’s YouTube channel. Until RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 5 premieres, fans can watch episodes of season 12, which premiere on a weekly basis on VH1.