The long-awaited first season of Drag Race Philippines is finally here, and fans couldn’t be more excited. Thankfully, the first 18 minutes of the premiere episode and sneak preview of the rest of the season have now been dropped on YouTube for fans to get a glimpse of how incredible this series is looking.
During these first few minutes, viewers get to see the 12 contestants entering the werkroom of Drag Race Philippines. These queens include Bridging, Corazon, Eva Le Queen, Gigi Era, Lady Morgana, Marina Summers, Minty Fresh, Precious Paula Nicole, Prince, Turing, Viñas DeLuxe, and Xilhouete.
You can watch this full Drag Race Philippines preview below.
Certain contestants really stood out in their werkroom entrances. For one, veteran drag performer Corazon was the first queen to enter the show, which is always a high honor for any Drag Race alum. Next up was Eva, who appeared as a recurring talking head throughout the entire premiere.
Viñas also really stood out by entering the Drag Race Philippines werkroom wearing nothing but towels – something that is very reminiscent of young queer kids doing drag for the first time in their homes using towels for “wigs” and “dresses.” The last queen to enter the werkroom was Xilhouete, who already has some pre-Drag Race drama with costar Marina Summers.
Overall, Drag Race Philippines is looking like one of the best international editions to ever come out of this global franchise. May the best Filipina win!
Drag Race Philippines airs Wednesdays on WOW Presents Plus.