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5 Reasons Why Marina Summers Is Going To Devour RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. the World Season 2

Mother Marina is going to show you how it's done.

From the Philippines to the world, Marina Summers is ready for her next step in world domination. 

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It’s only the start of 2024 yet fans of drag-centered reality competition shows are already eating good. RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Den are premiering new seasons this January, which means double the looks, drama, and tea, not to mention queens to stan. But if that wasn’t enough, amid the madness of DragCon UK 2024, the contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. the World season 2 were announced, and it included our very own Marina Summers. 

Set to premiere this February 9, UK vs. the World will see Marina go up against fellow Drag Race alumni like Mayhem Miller, Keta Minaj, Le Grande Madam, Scarlet Envy, and Tia Kofi to be crowned the newest champion of the international All-Stars spin-off. As the first Drag Race Philippines queen to compete on an international season of Drag Race, Marina’s inclusion is already iconic and a proud Pinoy moment. 

But more than just a hometown favorite, Marina has us excited for the new season because of what she brings to the table, both from what she delivered on Drag Race PH and what she’s done after. She’s really out to avenge Filipino runner-ups on international competition shows, and we’re here for it. Below, we’ve listed down five major reasons why Marina Summers is having us hopeful she’ll snatch the UK vs. the World crown. 




Drag Race asks a lot of talents from the queens, one of which is acting. And that is something Marina has proven she can take on. Just watch the episodes OPM Divas: The Rusical and Miss Shutacca, where she gave good performances with the characters she portrayed. But her crown jewel is her Snatch Game performance as Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Mixing camp, comedy, and political commentary, Marina bodied Snatch Game as the former president with a performance to remember. It was a highlight of the season and proof that Marina can play characters well. Considering how Drag Race PH season one never had an acting challenge, we’re excited to see Marina flex her acting skills on an actual acting challenge. 




If there’s one thing you need to know about Marina Summers, it’s that she’s an amazing performer. Pre, during, and after Drag Race Philippines, Marina made her bread and butter on devouring the stage. From her high-energy performances like her Beyonce number to more slowed-down ballads, Marina is a versatile performer who gives what the song needs. And let’s not forget her Call Me Mother lipsync during the finale that has “legendary behavior” written all over it. We feel sorry for whichever queen goes up against her during the Top 2 lipsync.  




Marina Summers is a true all-rounder. Not only is she a great performer, but she also knows how to show up and show out with her looks. Drag Race Philippines was witness to this whenever she would stomp the runway. And she also isn’t a one-trick pony too with how she stunned in flowy frocks, structured gowns, and editorial pieces that always compliment her body. Oh, and she also knows how to make her own outfits, which is always a plus on Drag Race. It’s only gotten better after her time on the show. 

With more resources and a wider pool of designers to tap, we know Marina is going to bring it. Already, her promo look for UK vs. the World season 2, which is by Albert Andrada, is a reference to Pia Wurtzbach’s winning blue Miss Universe 2015 gown, which was also made by Andrada. And that wasn’t the only time she was twinning with Pia. Marina is channeling the winners fr.  




If we’re going by track record, Marina is going into the season with the wind behind her sails. Like season one winner Precious Paula Nicole, Marina never found herself in the bottom two. She also has two wins under her belt, tied for most of the season alongside Xilhouete, and only placed safe once during the season. She is one of a select few queens who made it to the finale without ever having to lipsync for her life, an achievement that’s nothing to sneeze at. She had a great run on Drag Race PH, and we hope for the same on UK vs. the World season 2, but instead of being runner-up, she wins the whole thing. 




RuPaul has always made it a point that queens should know what their brand is, especially when they compete in an All-Stars season. If that’s the case, Marina has that on lock. Even before she competed on Drag Race PH, she already cultivated her distinct brand and identity; the sultry summer queen who brings the heat every season.

Even as her career has blossomed post-Drag Race PH, Marina has made sure to still keep and have her distinct identity as a queen in what she does. You know what you’re getting with the Marina Summers experience, which makes for great TV. And it also does help that she knows how to throw good shade, as seen on her recap show The Stop Over

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