In a surprise Twitter post, RuPaul is “calling all queens!” to audition for Drag Race Philippines. World of Wonder recently announced the new spin off showcasing queens from the Pearl of the Orient!
Calling all glamazons! 🇵🇭 #DragRacePHL is coming to @wowpresentsplus, so if you think you have what it takes to become the Philippines' First Drag Superstar, apply today at https://t.co/qj1hAcnJuL 👑— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) August 16, 2021
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"Show us your charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, and this could be the beginning of the rest of your life," Mama Ru continues in the newly released video.
The new show adds to the rapidly expanding Drag Race empire that already includes international editions in Thailand, Chile, UK, Canada, Holland, Australia, Spain, and Italy.
World of Wonder co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey confirmed the news in a statement: "The Drag Race franchise has shined a spotlight on so many incredible queens from around the world and we are so excited to introduce audiences to the dazzling queens of the Philippines.
"WOW Presents Plus was created to serve as a springboard for underrepresented voices, so we are thrilled to exclusively premiere Drag Race Philippines on the platform for our global viewers."
But fans of the Emmy-winning franchise sensed a bit of shade in the announcement that was made just hours after Manila put out a casting call for her own drag competition show in the Philippines called Drag Den.
Now, Twitter is running wild with memes about RuPaul and Manila’s shows going head to head.
However, since the news release, Luzon herself responded to the alleged tea with a happy reaction.
“This is MAJOR! The Philippines is going to have TWO drag reality shows on TV!”
The new show’s juicy details like potential hosts, judges, and a premiere date for Drag Race Philippines are set to be ru-vealed at a later date.
For now, all we can say is, start your engines and let the best queen win!
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