Finally! ‘Drag Den with Manila Luzon’ announces cast members, release date

Drag Den with Manila Luzon
(Left to Right) Drag Den resident judge Nicole Cordoves, host Manila Luzon and “drag runner” Sassa Girl. Screengrabs from Prime Video Philippines.

Finally, drag fans can rejoice! After the highly-successful release of the maiden season of Drag Race Philippines, another drag competition is set to air in December 2022 hosted by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum, Manila Luzon.

Prime Video Philippines released the full trailer and cast reveal of “Drag Den with Manila Luzon” featuring how “8 Filipino drag queens fight for the crown to be the first Filipino drag supreme”.

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The trailer on November 17 revealed the participating queens: O-A, Maria Cristina, Aries Night, Barbie Q, Shawarma, Pura Luka Vega, NAIA, and Lady Gagita.

(First row, left to right) O-A, Maria Cristina, Aries Night, Barbie Q. (Second row, left to right) Shewarma, Pura Luka Vega, NAIA, and Lady Gagita. Screengrabs from Prime Video Philippines.

Drag Den pageant reality show host Manila Luzon competed on the third season of Drag Race and competed again on the first and fourth seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.

Miss Grand International 2016 1st runner-up Nicole Cordoves will serve as the show’s “drag dealer” or resident judge who will work with guest judges every episode.

The show will also feature content creator Sassa Girl as the “drag runner” who will serve as the hype girl of the contestants before and after performances and during deliberations.

“Drag Den” auditions began on TikTok in August 2021. After a long hiatus, the show released a teaser in September on Facebook with a picture of Manila Luzon with the caption “#justwokeup”.

“Drag Den” will premiere on December 8, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video worldwide.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race’s “Oh. My. Gaga!” episode won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Filipino-American fashion designer Zaldy Goco. The Canadian edition of the show featured Filipino-Canadian Kimmy Couture, the first Pinay to reach the finale.

WATCH the trailer here and SEND SOME LOVE for Drag Den in the comments below!

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