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The third season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under was officially announced on October 24, 2022 by World of Wonder via their Instagram account.[1] Casting opened that same day, with a deadline of November 13, 2022.[1]

The cast was revealed on June 28, 2023.[2]

The winner won the title of Down Under's Next Drag Superstar, a crown and scepter from Amped Accessories, a year's supply of Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics and $50,000.

The winner of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under was Isis Avis Loren with Gabriella Labucci placing as the Runner-Up.

Contestants[]

DRDU3Cast

(Biographical information stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8
Rumix Design Improv Snatch
Game
Girl
Groups
Talent
Show
Make
Over
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Isis Avis Loren IsisAvisLorenDU3MiniPromo 33 Melbourne,
Australia
SAFE WIN HIGH
Team
Captain
HIGH HIGH
TEAM
WIN WIN WINNER
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Gabriella Labucci GabriellaLabucciDU3MiniPromo 31 Ballarat,
Australia
HIGH SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN SAFE
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH
TEAM
BTM2 BTM2 RUNNER
UP
3rd Flor FlorDU3MiniPromo 25 Auckland,
New Zealand
HIGH SAFE HIGH BTM2 SAFE HIGH WIN ELIM
4th Hollywould Star HollywouldStarDU3MiniPromo 34 Sydney,
Australia
WIN HIGH SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE ELIM
5th Bumpa Love BumpaLoveDU3MiniPromo 51 Melbourne,
Australia
SAFE HIGH HIGH LOW BTM2 ELIM
6th Ashley Madison AshleyMadisonDU3MiniPromo 25 Melbourne,
Australia
LOW SAFE SAFE WIN ELIM
7th Rita Menu RitaMenuDU3MiniPromo 24 Hamilton,
New Zealand
SAFE BTM2 BTM2
Team
Captain
ELIM
8th Ivanna Drink IvannaDrinkDU3MiniPromo 26 Auckland,
New Zealand
SAFE LOW ELIM
9th Ivory Glaze IvoryGlazeDU3MiniPromo 26 Sydney,
Australia
BTM2 ELIM
10th Amyl AmylDU3MiniPromo 27 Sydney,
Australia
ELIM
The contestant won RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.
The contestant was a runner-up.
The contestant won the maxi challenge.
The contestant was one of the maxi challenge winners.
The contestant was a member of a winning team, was in the top, but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant received mostly positive critiques, but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant received mostly negative critiques, but was not up for elimination.
The contestant placed in the bottom and won the Lip Sync for your life.
The contestant placed in the bottom, lost the Lip Sync for your life, and was eliminated.

Episodes[]

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
17 1 Mardi Gras Pride July 28, 2023
18 2 Muriel's Bedding August 4, 2023
19 3 The Fake Housewives of Down Under August 11, 2023
20 4 Snatch Game - Down Under Season 3 August 18, 2023
21 5 BMX Bitches August 25, 2023
22 6 Drag Brunch September 1, 2023
23 7 Terriers in Tiaras September 8, 2023
24 8 Grand Finale - Down Under Season 3 September 15, 2023

Episode 1: "Mardi Gras Pride[]

Airdate: July 28, 2023

Synopsis: Mama Ru returns as ten new queens from all across Australia & New Zealand compete for the title of Down Under’s Next Drag Superstar! For their first challenge, the queens throw a Mardi Gras Pride-themed celebration on the main stage.

DRDU3E1Judges

Episode 1 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Deva Mahal
  • Maxi Challenge: Write and perform an original verse to a mashup of RuPaul's 'Super Queen' and 'Sissy That Walk'.
  • Runway Theme: Somewhere Under The Rainbow
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Hollywould Star
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: Custom Prosthetics valued at $3500
  • Bottom Two: Amyl and Ivory Glaze
  • Lip Sync Song: "Down Under" by Men at Work
  • Eliminated: Amyl
  • Farewell Message: "Glad I got to be here while we all loosened up and got to know each other! See you soon, xoxo Amyl ❤️"

Entrance Order

1 Hollywould Star
2 Ashley Madison
3 Flor
4 Ivory Glaze
5 Amyl
6 Ivanna Drink
7 Isis Avis Loren
8 Rita Menu
9 Bumpa Love
10 Gabriella Labucci

Episode 2: "Muriel's Bedding"[]

Airdate: August 4, 2023

Synopsis: The queens are invited to Muriel’s Wedding – but without a thing to wear, they must design their wedding couture from leftover bedding materials.

DRDU3E2Judges

Episode 2 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Maria Thattil
  • Mini Challenge: Boudoir Photoshoot
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Gabriella Labucci
  • Mini Challenge Prize: Custom Jewelry Set and a 1000$ Gift Card from Amped Accessories
  • Maxi Challenge: Design a look fit for Muriel's Wedding, out of leftover bedding materials.
  • Runway Theme: Muriel's Bedding
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Isis Avis Loren
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2000 Gift Card courtesy of Shoe Me
  • Bottom Two: Ivory Glaze and Rita Menu
  • Lip Sync Song: "Murder on the Dance Floor" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Eliminated: Ivory Glaze
  • Farewell Message: N/A

NOTE: Due to Ivory fainting before the lip sync, it was delayed to the start of Episode 3.

Boudoir Photoshoot

Wedding Character Runway Inspirations

Contestant Runway Inspiration
Ashley Madison Sister of Bride
Bumpa Love Mother of Bride
Flor Ring Bearer
Gabriella Labucci Caterer
Hollywould Star Flower Girl
Isis Avis Loren Bride
Ivanna Drink Mother of Bride
Ivory Glaze Bride
Rita Menu Flower Girl

Episode 3: "The Fake Housewives of Down Under"[]

Airdate: August 11, 2023

Synopsis: The queens split into teams as they improv their way through a reunion special of The Fake Housewives of Down Under.

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Episode 3 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Adam Lambert
  • Maxi Challenge: Improv in "The Fake Housewives of Down Under".
  • Runway Theme: Bad Girls Gone Bad
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Gabriella Labucci
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: 5000$ Gift Card to Vacaya, the all-LGBT vacation company
  • Bottom Two: Ivanna Drink and Rita Menu
  • Lip Sync Song: "Holding Out For A Hero" by Adam Lambert
  • Eliminated: Ivanna Drink
  • Farewell Message: "To all my sisters! I love you all so much! I'm going to miss you all and can't wait to see how you all do! See you on the outside! Give it your all and be happy with what you put out there! All my love, Ivanna 💋 xxx"

NOTE: Episode 3 begins with episode 2 lip sync and Ivory's elimination.

Team Contestant Character Photo
DRDU3E3Group2
Team Rita
Ashley Madison Gemma AshleyMadisonImprovLook
Bumpa Love Gwynn BumpaLoveImprovLook
Flor Poppy FlorImprovLook
Rita Menu Bertha RitaMenuImprovLook
DRDU3E3Group1
Team Isis
Gabriella Labucci Beta GabriellaLabucciImprovLook
Hollywould Star Alpha HollywouldStarImprovLook
Isis Avis Loren Dame Shazza IsisAvisLorenImprovLook
Ivanna Drink Chokra IvannaDrinkImprovLook


Episode 4: "Snatch Game - Down Under Season 3"[]

Airdate: August 18, 2023

Synopsis: The queens have to impersonate celebrities in the legendary Snatch Game.

File:DRDU3E4Judges.jpg

Episode 4 Judges

  • Special Guest: Max Currie
  • Guest Judge: Keiynan Lonsdale
  • Mini Challenge: Pick a Pair of Pouches
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Gabriella Labucci
  • Mini Challenge Prize: Singer C430 Sewing Machine
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: Night Of 1000 Kylie Minogue's
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Ashley Madison
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $3000 from Team Mate
  • Bottom Two: Rita Menu and Flor
  • Lip Sync Song: "Secrets" by Kylie Minogue
  • Eliminated: Rita Menu
  • Farewell Message: "I love you all so sooo much!!! 💋 Go for Gold ❤️ xoxo ❤️ Rita Menu"
Contestant Character Photo
Ashley Madison Jesus Christ AshleyMadisonSnatchGameLook
Bumpa Love Dame Kiri Te Kanawa BumpaLoveSnatchGameLook
Flor Charo FlorSnatchGameLook
Gabriella Labucci Emma Watkins GabriellaLabucciSnatchGameLook
Hollywould Star Naomi Campbell HollywouldStarSnatchGameLook
Isis Avis Loren Donatella Versace IsisAvisLorenSnatchGameLook
Rita Menu Cardi B RitaMenuSnatchGameLook

Episode 5: "BMX Bitches"[]

Airdate: August 25, 2023

Synopsis: Inspired by the campy ‘80s film “BMX Bandits” the queens write original lyrics, sing and dance as two rival girl groups..

DRDU3E5Judges

Episode 5 Judges

Girl Groups

Sexy N Stupid F.A.B. International
SNSGirlGroup Gabriella Labucci F.A.B.InternationalGirlGroup Ashley Madison
Hollywould Star Bumpa Love
Isis Avis Loren Flor

Who Should Go Home Tonight?

Contestant Choice
Ashley Madison Flor
Bumpa Love Flor
Flor Bumpa Love
Gabriella Labucci Flor
Hollywould Star Ashley Madison and Bumpa Love
Isis Avis Loren Ashley Madison and Flor

Episode 6: "Drag Brunch"[]

Airdate: September 1, 2023

Synopsis: The queens are showcasing their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talents at the annual Drag Brunch.

  • Guest Judge: Amy Taylor
  • Maxi Challenge: Show off your talent at the annual Drag Brunch.
  • Runway Theme: Not In My Backyard BBQ
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Isis Avis Loren
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2500 Voucher from Wigged Out
  • Bottom Two: Bumpa Love and Gabriella Labucci
  • Lip Sync Song: "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet
  • Eliminated: Bumpa Love
  • Farewell Message: "TBA"


Talent Show Performances

Contestant Performance Photo
Gabriella Labucci Slapstick Comedy GabriellaLabucciTalentShow
Bumpa Love Stand-Up BumpaLoveTalentShow
Flor Educational Comedy Performance FlorTalentShow
Isis Avis Loren Lipsyncing/Fan Dance IsisAvisLorenTalentShow
Hollywould Star Original Song HollywouldStarTalentShow

Episode 7: "Terriers in Tiaras"[]

Airdate: September 8, 2023

Synopsis: The queens makeover dog lovers and their fur babies into drag divas.

  • Guest Judge: Josh Cavallo
  • Maxi Challenge: Makeover dog owners and their dogs as members of your drag family.
  • Runway Theme: Drag Family Resemblance: Doggy Style
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Flor and Isis Avis Loren
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: $2500 from Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Bottom Two: Gabriella Labucci and Hollywood Star
  • Lip Sync Song: "Not About You" by Haiku Hands
  • Eliminated: Hollywould Star
  • Farewell Message: "TBA"

Talent Show Performances

Contestant Makeover Partners Photo
Real Names Drag Names
Flor Grace
and
Burrito
Rose
and
Burrito Bouquet
FlorMakeoverLook
Gabriella Labucci Aaron
and
Billy
Isabella Labucci
and
B'Leaning Tower of Pisa
GabriellaLabucciMakeoverLook
Hollywould Star Arlene
and
Rupert
Ava Star
and
Ruby Star
HollywouldStarMakeoverLook
Isis Avis Loren Taina
and
Blue
Venus Tina Loren
and
Neptune
IsisAvisLorenMakeoverLook

Top Three of Season 3

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamFlorDRDU3 1
(Ep. 7)
1
(Ep. 4)
TeamGabriellaDRDU3 1
(Ep. 3)
2
(Eps. 6, 7)
TeamIsisDRDU3 3
(Eps. 2, 6, 7)
0

Episode 8: "Grand Finale - Down Under Season 3"[]

Airdate: September 15, 2023

Synopsis: As their final challenge, the top three queens collaborate on a new remix of RuPaul's "Crying on the Dancefloor". And RuPaul crowns Down under's Next Drag Superstar.

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Episode 8 Judges

Gallery[]

Guest Judges Promos[]

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Trivia[]

  • Down Under Season 3 is the first season where no one associated with House of Drag wins a season or another title as Miss Congeniality.
  • Flor is the third contestant in a row that was previously on a season of House of Drag, following Elektra Shock from Season 1 and Spankie Jackzon from Season 2.
    • Coincidentally, they were all contestants on the second season and all won at least one main challenge.
  • Multiple contestants have revealed on social media that they were told the performance outfits from Episode 1, were for a Mardi Gras-themed runway. [3]
  • Season 3 is the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under...
    • ...to have a contestant faint onstage.
    • ...to have a lip sync delayed to the following episode, on Episode 2.
    • ...to have a solo placement for each contestant
    • ...to have a contestant never place below safe for the first time in RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.
    • ...to not have a reading challenge winner
  • Coincidentally, in episode 2, all contestants who chose the same character, were either in the top or in the bottom.
  • Out of all of the RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under queens to get the most vote in the Who Should Go Home Tonight? (Elektra Shock, Beverly Kills and Flor), Flor is the only queen to not be up for elimination that same episode.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — October 24, 2022
  2. Article by Variety | Website — June 28, 2023
  3. Post by ivoryglaze | Instagram — July 30, 2023

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