The long wait is finally over: Drag Den Philippines will be gracing our screens on December 8! After months of inactivity on its social media accounts, some Pinoys thought the drag reality-TV competition was shelved even canceled. But you can let out a breath now — it’s actually happening! Better late than never, right? Here’s everything you need to know about the Drag Den Philippines.
Drag, depth, gorgeous!
The show features eight queens fighting for the crown to become the first-ever Filipino Drag Supreme. The trailer introduced us to fierce and talented queens: O-A, Maria Cristina, Aries Night, Barbie-Q, Shewarma, Pura Luka Vega, Naia, and Lady Gagita. Based on the trailer, you can expect to see a variety of drag aesthetics and artistry in a way only Pinoys know how to pull off. You know they didn’t come to play, dahling — they’re here to conquer and slay!
All hail our Drag Lord
Will Drag Den Philippines have lip-sync performances? Are there guest judges? What’s the format of the show? There are so many questions begging for answers, but only one could give us clarity: our Drag Lord, Manila Luzon.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race alum is spearheading the show, and given her credentials — she’s the perfect choice to host Drag Den Philippines. She’s a TV actor, recording artist, fashion maven, and drag superstar! What more can you ask for? With her impressive resume, she has it all, and the queens can learn a lot from her experiences.
Iconic judges panel
Joining drag icon Manila Luzon is Miss Grand International 2016 1st runner-up Nicole Cordoves and TikTok sensation Sassa Gurl. We’re all curious to see what they’ll bring to the den, but one thing’s certain — these beauties will make an iconic duo on the show.
Netizens are ~*living!*~
The show hasn’t aired yet, but viewers are all pumped up to watch Drag Den Philippines. Come on, listen to the roaring scream of the crowd! People pointed out the stunning visuals that somehow bring people back to the genesis of drag — a space that welcomes everyone.
I love the production values!!! Drag Den brings us back to the roots of drag: an underground subculture that welcomed all sorts of social outcasts. Looking forward to a diverse cast and excited to find out what the format is. My subscription is ready! 🏻 #DragDenPH https://t.co/yGnhmIZvbI
— Ben Bernabe #Tanglaw2022 (@yogawithben) November 17, 2022
I am so excited for @dragdenph !!! I can’t even say “it’s giving (reference here)” because it looks so frickin unique
— Incognerdo (@continueY_N) November 16, 2022
We love a show that’s authentic!
Where can you watch Drag Den Philippines?
Ang tagal kong nilihim ‘to pero finally, I will be announcing it, I am an official cast for #DragDenPH. I can remember how I asked for help on designers and sponsors but ended up getting seen. 🥺
— Lady Gagita/ Katy Perya (@ladygagitaofcl) November 17, 2022
Aside from the entertainment and show-stopping extravaganza, the show also puts the Philippine drag scene on center stage on a global scale. Filipino drag queens have so much to offer and they deserve all the love and support.
You can watch the show on Amazon Prime to support our local queens when the show drops next month.
Are you excited for Drag Den Philippines? Let us know in the comments!