Prepare yourself for the highly anticipated second season of Drag Race Philippines! On August 2, the premiere of the sophomore season will take place on HBO GO in the Philippines and WOW Presents Plus Worldwide.
Every next Wednesday, fans can indulge in heartbreaking new episodes. After the groundbreaking success of the first season, the best of Pinoy drag excellence returns triumphantly with twelve fierce and fabulous Filipino drag artists from all corners of the world.
Multi-awarded Filipino actor, model, and drag artist, Paolo Ballesteros, returns as the host of the series. Additionally, iconic Drag Race alum Jiggly Caliente and popular Filipina writer, TV personality, and activist KaladKaren, will also return as judges.
Drag Race Philippines Season 2 Cast
Arizona effortlessly combines a pedestrian-chic style with her own brand of humor, captivating audiences with her irresistible presence. Known as a self-proclaimed Adele impersonator, Arizona stormed the stage at Rapture, a popular drag bar in Cubao. She also serves as a drag mother for the Rapture Royalties. With a sly grin, he uttered his iconic catchphrase, “shot full!” (above!) while drinking a full bottle of beer, perfectly embodies his philosophy of not taking life or drag too seriously.
Astrid Mercury is mesmerized by her transition from beautiful to completely freaky look. With a background as a former cheerleader and a stunt queen, she fearlessly delivers performances that leave audiences wanting more. During the day, he wears a headset as a dedicated call center agent, but at night, he reigns as a magnetic performer at Nectar, Club Level, and Chelu.
Bernie is one of Manila’s most respected and established drag queens, boasting over 16 years of experience in the drag scene. As a transgender woman, she paved the way for inclusivity and acceptance within the community. Hailing the famous O-Bar as a regular performer, he exudes an irresistible energy that captivates audiences night after night. Additionally, Bernie’s unwavering dedication to his craft not only supports his family but also inspires his own dreams.
The captivating Katkat, one of the most popular drag queens in the Philippines, captivates the audience with her unique talents. Fearlessly embracing her identity as a transgender woman, she broke the boundaries of the drag world. Her claim to fame was a viral video of her singing “Let It Go,” which garnered attention from around the world. Countless titles, including the coveted VP’s Choice Awards for Favorite Local Drag Queen of the Year, have been bestowed upon her, cementing her status as a luminary in the drag community. In addition, he currently performs at The One 690 Entertainment Bar, a beloved haven for the LGBTQ+ and drag community in Manila.
DeeDee Marié Holliday has been a leading figure in the drag world for over a decade, celebrated not only for her glamorous performances but also for her unwavering advocacy for AIDS Awareness and LGBTQIA+ rights. Amidst the challenges caused by the pandemic, he temporarily left the drag scene and sought solace in the United States. Now, back in his beloved Philippines, he reiterates his love and passion for the art of drag, ready to ignite the stages with his unparalleled talent.
Hana Beshie, an architect by day and a dazzling drag queen by night, effortlessly blends her creative professions. Representing the vibrant drag community with her sisters from Haus of LaFeya and the queer-events managing team, G-Spot, Hana Beshie advocates for Drag and Queer visibility in Cagayan de Oro City. In addition, he puts a delightful mix of camp and competition creativity, paints vivid pictures of self-expression in each performance and adds new colors to the ever-changing palette of the drag world.
Hailing from the vibrant region of Ilocos, Matilduh proudly proclaims herself a “Multimedia Drag Superstar,” leaving an indelible mark on various print and digital media platforms. As an event designer and florist, she channels her artistic talents, transforming creative visions into stunning looks. In addition, with each dazzling appearance, Matilduh dazzles the audience with a combination of daring stunts, breathtaking dance moves, and an unmatched creative spirit.
M1ss Jade So, a fashion design student and a queen of impeccable style, lives as if she is the star of her own music video. Embracing her identity as a proud transgender woman, she stands as a beacon of unity among her fellow transwomen, seeing them not as competitors but as sisters on a shared journey. With a commanding presence as a body queen and a fierce promoter of Doll dominance, this “power top na bratzy” weaves a tapestry of unforgettable fantasies that leave an everlasting impression.
In the field of Cebu Drag, Nicole Pardaux shines as “The Face of Cebu Drag.” This favorite MILF represents the dynamic drag scene in The Queen City of the South. Seeking to drag during the challenging times of the pandemic, she aims to defy stereotypes and show that Cebuana Drag Queens embody more than their fierce and fierce characteristics. Nicole Pardaux is here to show the depth of her artistry and impress the audience with her amazing talent.
Born in the province of Cavite, ØV CÜNT embraces his enigmatic persona as the “Enigmatic Provocateur,” fearlessly delving into the edgier realms of drag. Unafraid to show the darker side of his art, ØV CÜNT stands with DRPH colleagues Eva Le Queen, Marina Summers, and Prince, united in their mission. Together, they envision a new era of Filipino Drag, where boundaries are broken, and creativity knows no bounds.
Even though she’s relatively new to the industry, Tiny Deluxe refuses to live in the shadow of her drag mother, Drag Race Philippines season one’s Viñas Deluxe. With two years of experience under her belt, this multi-talented queen has demonstrated her vocal prowess, impeccable fashion sense, and razor-sharp humor to rise to the top of the drag world. Tiny Deluxe is a force to be reckoned with, proving that true greatness knows no boundaries of time or experience.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Veruschka Levels is no stranger to the field of fashion and beauty. As a skilled photographer and makeup artist, she lends her talents to luminaries like Rita Ora, Nicky Hilton, and well-known Filipino celebrities like Gretchen Barretto. Having made a name for herself as a Drag Queen abroad, Veruschka Levels now sets her sights on serving up a great mix of CUNT in her homeland, enthralling audiences in his artistry and creativity.
Production Details and Streaming Options
Drag Race Philippines is a production of Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc, in association with World of Wonder Productions, Inc. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, and RuPaul Charles serve as Executive Producers of the series.
Stream Drag Race Philippines season 1 now and watch the upcoming premiere of season 2 on August 2. Subscribe to HBO GO online at https://www.hbogoasia.ph/ or via mobile app via App Store or Play Store. Get access to HBO GO for only ₱1,190 on a 12-month plan, or watch Cignal, Globe, and Skycable. HBO GO is also compatible with Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV, and Samsung Smart TV, offering AirPlay and Google Cast functionality for your convenience.