Drag Race veteran Ben DeLaCreme is perhaps best known as the queen who willingly eliminated herself during season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars after she got tired of the show’s competitive nature.
But in a recent interview with The Gay Times, the accomplished drag performer mentioned that she would actually like to reappear on the show under certain conditions:
“I would not compete on Drag Race again, but I would love to appear on Drag Race again. I’ve sort of made my stance clear in terms of the competition aspect and how I want to engage in it. I would love to come back on. I love when queens from the past come on to coach for the challenges. I want World of Wonder producers to hear me when I say: I am the only queen in your history who has won two Snatch Games! So bring me in to coach!
Yeah Jinkx [came back last season to help with Snatch Game], and obviously her Snatch Game was absolutely iconic. And then Bianca came in, and I beat Bianca! So I would love to appear back on the show in that capacity or something similar. There’s so many things I love about Drag Race, so while competing again wouldn’t be for me, I’d love to be involved in other ways.
You may recall that DeLaCreme impersonated Maggie Smith for Snatch Game in season six and Paul Lynde in All Stars 3.
After DeLaCreme’s surprise self-elimination after dominating All-Stars 3, she posted a lengthy Facebook rant in which she said “[Drag Race] provides amazing opportunities for both cast members and viewers. The culture surrounding it also takes some things away.”
She clarified that she didn’t leave the show as a favor to her other competitors, for her mental health, under producer pressure or because she “couldn’t hack it,” but rather because she didn’t like that its conception of “success” involved compromising her values and causing pain and sadness by pushing others down to lift herself up. Despite what the show’s “authorities” and its fans demanded, she wanted to question that system.
But because she did that, we don’t think Ru will invite her back. Her departure effectively compromised All Stars 3, a development that only worsened when the show’s eliminated competitors chose Trixie Mattel over Shangela as the season’s deserving winner.