This is not a drill. Finally, the Philippines will get its own season of Rupaul’s Drag Race.
RuPaul announced that the new World of Wonder series is officially underway, with the production team now casting for season 1 of the Filipino project headed to the WOW Presents Plus subscription streaming app.
In a teaser video posted, RuPaul says that the Primetime Emmy Awardee show is flying to the Philippines, “Show us your charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, and this could be the beginning of the rest of your life,”. The Drag Race empire is no stranger in conquering the international enterta8inment scene which successfully expanded to countries like Chile, Britain, Canada, Holland, Australia, Spain, Italy, and the only Southeast Asian country (to date) on the roster, Thailand.
“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,” said Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey in a joint statement about Drag Race Philippines season 1. “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.”
Though not a World of Wonder-related project, Drag Race alum Manila Luzon also recently announced she will preside over the panel of another Filipino queen competition series called Drag Den.
It is but fitting to have this local franchise. With an overflowing Filipino talent, we are sure this edition won’t disappoint. The only question is, who would take the middle seat to be the host? Get your eyes peeled for more updates, Henny.
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