From serving looks, meeting fellow queens, and throwing a little shade, the Drag Race PH queens showed up and showed out at Drag Con LA.
Any fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race would know how big of a deal Drag Con LA is. Every year, queens, and not to mention the thousands of fans, from all over the world travel to Los Angeles for an entire weekend of drag excellence. And given how this year’s Drag Con was the first since the airing of the first season of Drag Race Philippines, it was expected that some of the queens from the season would be in attendance.
But as we got closer to Drag Con LA, it became clear that it wasn’t just one or two queens who would make an appearance, but nearly the entire cast. And when they landed in LA, they made sure to showcase Filipina drag excellence. Let’s take a look at some of those moments where the Drag Race PH queens were living their best lives at Drag Con LA.
TURING WITH SASHA COLBY
I was pulled by the manager of the bar, taken to a red-robed area. and then Boom! Someone called "TURRRRIIIING!!!"— BOOM TURING! (@turingofficial) May 8, 2023
we talked. SHE KNOWS ME. 😭😭😭
I'm still fucking shaking. omg. 😭
I Love You Soooo Much! Thank you for this moment! Mother! @sashacolby pic.twitter.com/V3uycVodbe
We don’t know what we love more; the fact that Turing got to meet Sasha, or that Sasha knows who Turing is.
SASHA COLBY SHOWING HER LOVE FOR POP OFF ATE
THE SASHA COLBY SAYING DRAG RACE PHILIPPINES IS HER FAVORITE??? and the way she says POP OFF ATE??? AHHH MUSIC TO MY EARS pic.twitter.com/OGLAk8cX4z— Maika (@MaikaTiu) May 15, 2023
When we saw that Sasha knew who Turing was, we had a feeling the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 winner knew more of our local queens. And, it turns out, she does. In a moment with Eva Le Queen, Sasha revealed that she loved Drag Race PH, and specifically, Pop Off Ate. Sasha has taste, wbk.
THIS VINAS TOWEL LOOK
Being part of @rupaulsdragcon was an unforgettable experience, feeling the love and connection with supporters from all over the world, making an impact one glittery step at a time!— Vinas DeLuxe (@VinasDeluxe) May 14, 2023
Twalya pero gawin nating pilipiñana pic.twitter.com/aHiJgtPejT
In a homage to her iconic towel entrance look in Drag Race Philippines, Vinas decided to attend Day Two of Drag Con LA in a Filipinana made out of a towel. And that’s on talent.
THE JORGEOUS CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
For months, fans have pointed out that Marina Summer, Miss Fiercalicious, and Jorgeous look like they come from the same drag family. And that joke became a reality when all three queens finally met with each other in person.
PRECIOUS PAULA NICOLE WITH BIANCA DEL RIO
There’s so much winning energy in this photo, it feels like RuPaul just told us we won this week’s Maxi challenge.
MARINA WINNING A WOWIE AWARD
I JUST WON THE WOWIES RIGHT AFTER MY 7 MINUTE PERFORMANCE GURL I WAS CRAWLING BACK FOR MY AWARD! WE DID IT! 😭🏽🇵🇭 https://t.co/rYjRbxUcH2— Marina Summers (@marinaxsummers) May 14, 2023
It was already a moment seeing the Wowie Awards nominate Filipino drag queens for the first time. And it felt even better when Marina bagged the Rising Star award. She deserved it.
VINAS GAGGING THE CROWD WITH HER MARIAH PERFORMANCE
I’M SORRY THIS IS BEYOND ICONIC?!?! pic.twitter.com/XIJXgBop0g— ray ✨ (@mascarayde) May 13, 2023
For people who’ve seen a Vinas Deluxe show, her recreation of Mariah Carey’s We Belong Together stage at the 2006 Grammys is one of her best performances. Naturally, she brought it for the Drag Con stage during her set and proceeded to kill it.
A MOTHER-DAUGHTER REUNION
SIRI, PLAY CALL ME MOTHER BY RUPAUL pic.twitter.com/XCglXejEub— eka ᰔ (@dearestppn) May 12, 2023
It felt right seeing Marina and Xilhouete reunite at Drag Con during Mother’s Day weekend.
THIS SHADE FROM MINTY FRESH
From Untucked to the Drag Con stage, Minty will always give it to you. During the Drag Race PH reunion stage, an audience member asked Minty which of her fellow queens would she do their makeup. After Jiggly Caliente first revealed that Minty did her makeup for one episode in season two, Minty proceeded to say that she would do Gigi Era’s makeup because she wanted to help her *presses shade button*.
PPN DOING HER THING
@showgirlsweho The winner of Drag Race Philippines Precious Paula Nicole last night at Showgirls ✨ #dragcon #rupaulsdragrace #dragracephilippines ♬ original sound – Showgirls
No matter which stage, venue, or country Precious is in, she’ll always gag the crowd, as seen with her take on Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing.
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