This is major: RuPaul’s Drag Race alum and Filipino-American drag queen Manila Luzon is back in the Philippines.
“I made it to my hotel room in Manila, [Philippines] to quarantine,” she said in an Instagram post on Sunday, October 24.
Manila Luzon has yet to disclose her upcoming activities in the country but it can be recalled that she’s set to lead the Filipino drag reality show Drag Den Philippines, which was first announced by Cornerstone Entertainment in July 2021.
The show also uploaded a video of Manila Luzon at the airport, saying that “the long wait is over.”
Manila Luzon has previously mentioned her admiration of Filipino drag queens and how she wanted the local drag scene to be given the spotlight.
“Hopefully with my help we can bring more attention to the drag scene in the Philippines and open people’s minds to how fabulous a drag show can be, and that it’s an art form and drag queens are multi-faceted, talented artists and creators, and performers, and make-up artists and fashion designers. We do it all and it’s something that’s really impressive and I don’t think a lot of people know how much work goes into it,” she said then.
Drag Den Philippines opened their auditions in August 2021. The show’s mechanics and airing date have yet to be announced.
Aside from Drag Den Philippines, another Filipino drag reality competition, Drag Race Philippines, is also set to air. – Rappler.com