The third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars debuted last week and host RuPaul shocked the contestants with a big twist 15 minutes into the first episode.
After the first nine queens had entered the Drag Race workroom, Ru announced who the surprise tenth contestant was.
Cue the dramatic entrance of Bebe Zahara Benet (pictured below), the winner of the show’s first ever season in 2009.
Bebe’s entrance was shocking because neither of the previous All Stars season had included a Drag Race winner.
But a Drag Race fan by the name of Chris White thinks something’s up.
He shared his two cents on the twist in a comment on the show’s official Facebook page, reposted to Reddit, about the real reason he thinks Bebe has returned.
“If you guys were smart, and notice the ‘Handsmaids Tale’ theme to this season, you would know that Bebe isn’t really there to ‘compete,'” he wrote.
“Ru put her in the competition as a ‘mole’, just like in Handsmaids Tale. Bebe is going to coast by never landing in the bottom 2 or winning a challenge; she will always be safe.”
At the beginning and end of the new season’s first episode, previous All Stars winners Chad Michaels and Alaska appeared in red hoods, similar to those worn in the apocalyptic TV drama series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Chris continued, “When the finale comes, Bebe will be announced as the mole and helps Ru decide which queen will become the winner.
“By doing this, it allows Bebe to showcase her talent to new fans every episode without her winning a single thing from lip syncs and the grand prize since she already won.
“This also allows Mama Ru to do an All Stars season of just winners only in the future. You’re welcome.”
New episodes of the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars are available weekly in Australia on streaming service Stan.