Posts Tagged ‘Drag Queens’

Lessons Learned from Drag Queens

‘WHAT?! You have a big crush on a drag queen? That’s the weirdest statement I’ve ever heard in years!”

If a female friend of mine confessed her addiction on drag queens years ago, I’ll instantly give her a strange look. Do you have a serious problem in life that you don’t want me to know yet you can’t handle it? Tell me and I’ll listen. Let’s talk about boy bands instead.

Gurl, I ain't crazy! I Just love Manila Luzon and Elmo the Puppet | Photo by Mark Liddell

Gurl, I ain’t crazy! I Just love Manila Luzon and Elmo the Puppet | Photo by Mark Liddell

But no. Actually, my love for drag queens started when I discovered LOGOTV’s Rupaul’s Drag Race. They’re currently airing the 5th season in the US of A and I’m proud to say that a lot of Filipino drag queens made it to the show. The fun part there is they look so pretty with the make-up and glamorous clothes, yet they look equally hot when out of drag. My Top Three favorite queens from all five seasons include Manila Luzon, Willam Belli and Ivy Winters.

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Random Thoughts on Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race

GAME OVER! The first winner of RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race was revealed yesterday. Chad Michaels, the first runner-up in Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 4 won the crown giving Raven, Shannel and Jujubee ‘The Chop‘.

The Queens of Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race

 

I can say that I am a ‘new fan’ of Rupaul’s Drag Race. My interest on the show started when Manila Luzon released ‘Hot Couture’. The show gave her the exposure she deserves and although she ended up as runner-up to fellow Heather and Gaysian Raja, you cannot deny the fact that her fanbase is huge and she got what it takes to last long in the biz.

“See, this is how you do drag!” Manila Luzon as Cruella de Vil

Sahara Davenport, Manila Luzon’s boyfriend/girlfriend for six years passed away last October and I can imagine how tough that month is for her. Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race was shot months ago, but the contestants are expected to promote the show around the US. Thanks to Manila’s strong family support, she was able to surpass the challenges coming her way.

I was intrigued upon watching the ‘Meet the Cast’ clips for the All Stars season. The returning beauties are all fierce and have different personalities. Some of them were loved (and hated) on the season they were in, and this serves as their ‘second chance’ to prove that they have what it takes to be America’s Next Drag Superstar.

Some of the fans of the show were surprised with the twist: The queens will compete in teams of two! America’s Next Drag Superstar needs to have Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent. This time, Synergy is added.

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THE CHOP – The Best Revenge from Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon!

Givin’ everything you got
Tryna’ make it to the top
Never ever gonna stop
Even if you get The Chop!

Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon, The Chop

Last Tuesday morning, I woke up early to track the live tweets of fellow Rupaul’s All Stars Drag Race viewers. There were some information leaked about the team eliminated on the third episode yet I was in denial. By lunch time here in the Philippines, my Twitter timeline is flooded by complaints about the sudden elimination of Team Latrila (Latrice Royale and Manila Luzon).

 

LATRILA serving spooky realness

 

Seriously, Rupaul?! To be honest, I am a fan of the RuJubee team (Raven and Jujubee) too and I was hoping to see Latrila and RuJubee at the Final Four of the show. I cannot believe that these teams are in the bottom two. I mean, at least not Latrila! Manila Luzon did a fantastic job in the challenges and I can say that among the contestants in the All Stars season, she is the most loved by the fans. I am not saying this because she is Filipina, ok? I am saying this because it is the truth.

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