Make way for the latest series to hit the drag scene.¬†RuPaul‚Äôs Drag Race¬†star Manila Luzon is set to host¬†Drag Den, the first drag competition show to hit the Philippines. The drag superstar energetically took to¬†social media¬†to announce the new show‚Äôs premiere.
"It's time to lace up, Pilipinas!" the drag star wrote on Twitter. "The first-ever drag reality show in the Philippines is finally here and I'm running the show."
Luzon rose to prominence after finishing as the runner-up of the third season of ‚ÄúRuPaul‚Äôs Drag Race." During her debut season, Manila proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Not only did her versatile skills solidify her status as a star, but also her stunning personality. Ultimately, the powerhouse came in second place. Later, she went on to appear in two seasons of¬†All-Stars¬†in 2012 and 2018.
Fans are quick to celebrate the news online
‚ÄúFinally a show dedicated to our talented drag queens there in the Philippines!! #DragDenPH,‚Äù¬†online user¬†tweeted. ‚ÄúEnding #PrideMonth with a bang!!!‚Äù¬†another user¬†wrote.
Fellow drag race alum and Philippines native, Ongina also tweeted, showing love to Manila.
But, isn't there already a 'Drag Race' Philippines?
While¬†Drag Den¬†does not associate with RuPaul‚Äôs Drag Race¬†franchise, it joins other drag-affiliated series.
Similarly, Drag Race¬†alums Peppermint, Crystal, and Barbada are also starring in the new OUTtv competition series¬†Call Me Mother. To summarize, each of the queens front a different drag house. For eight weeks, each house battles to earn the title of ‚ÄúFirst Child of Drag.‚Äù The winner also receives a cash prize of $50,000.
Up against tons of new drag queen shows, "Drag Dens" takes an new approach as a platform for Philippine queens. There's no doubt our Philippines Princess, Manila Luzon can knock out this exciting show!
When to watch
While Drag Den‚Äôs¬†platform details and release date are still upcoming, we are excited to see some more representation from the Philippines. But for now,¬†RuPaul‚Äôs Drag Race All Stars 6¬†is currently streaming Thursdays on Paramount +.
Be sure to catch up on all the "charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent" in this seasons competition lineup!