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‘Drag Race Philippines’ gets season 3

by Joanna Deala

IT hasn’t been long since the second season of “Drag Race Philippines” ended, but the hit reality competition is set to come back for another season.

On its social media pages, the Philippine franchise of the show announced that it will be renewed for a third season.

“All fierce things come in THREES!” said the post, indicating that aside from the Philippines, “Drag Race France” and “Drag Race Thailand” will return for a third season.

The confirmation was said to have been made at the MIPCOM Cannes 2023 held in France on Tuesday.

“Drag Race Philippines” recently concluded its second season, with Captivating Katkat winning the competition. She was the first transgender woman to win in the Philippine franchise.

The transgender queen bested 12 other contestants from all over the country with her performance in the final lip-sync challenge, where she went up against Arizona Brandy. She was crowned by season one winner Precious Paula Nicole.

Meanwhile, the second season of “Drag Race France” concluded in August, with drag superstar Keiona emerging as the winner.

The season 3 announcement also marks the comeback of “Drag Race Thailand” on the small screen, four years after it aired its second season in April 2019. 

Angele Anang was crowned as the winner, making history as the first transgender champion in the Thailand franchise.

The forthcoming season of “Drag Race Philippines”’ will premiere on streaming service WOW Presents Plus. 

It will air along with its “Untucked” episodes, which feature the behind-the-scenes moments of the contestants as they battle to be the next drag superstar in the country.

Viewers’ wish list

While there are no further details about the season 3 cast of “Drag Race Philippines,” netizens dropped their own list of drag queens who they’d like to see in the forthcoming season. 

Among the most mentioned names were Taylor Sheesh, the country’s preeminent Taylor Swift impersonator; and former “Drag Den” contestant Lady Gagita.

Lady Gagita thanked drag fans who included her in their wish list, but she clarified that she wasn’t ready yet for another drag competition. 

“[Y]ung last competition ko has left me so much heartache and disappointment to the point na natatakot na uli ako matalo ulit. Maybe soon, or sa oras na handa na akong lumaban ulit,” she said in an X post. 

Taylor Sheesh, whose real name is John Mac Lane Coronel, also shared the “Drag Race Philippines” season 3 announcement on X and said, “Eyyyy” with a heart emoji.

X users replied that they were rooting for her to join the reality competition.



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