Crowned Queens: The Winners of Drag Race Philippines

Olivia Barredo
October 14, 2022

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Racers, we have crowned our Queens! 


October 12, 2022 marked a milestone in the Philippine Drag scene as Drag Race Philippines crowned its very first winner in the embodiment of Precious Paula Nicole. 


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Hailing from Camarines Norte, the 36-year-old Drag Queen is the Philippines' First Drag Superstar. After being in the drag scene for more than 11 years, Precious Paula Nicole made herstory after facing off with Marina Summers in the final lipsync for the crown. Precious and Marina had their final lip sync to Gloc 9 and Ebe Dancel's Sirena where Precious Paula Nicole impressed the judges and the audiences with her ruveals (on-stage costume changes). 


"Life is precious and so are we. Let's continue to inspire and let's continue to love." 


Precious Paula Nicole is truly an inspiration to Drag Queens of all ages to continue reaching for their dreams and to love life. 


Precious Paula Nicole: The Drag Race Journey 


Precious Paula Nicole had a stellar run as a competitor of Drag Race Philippines. One of her most impressive feats was impersonating Regine Velasquez in OPM Divas: The Rusical. Apart from this, she's also one of the Queens who has never been a part of the bottom two. She took home the prize for one maxi-challenge and one mini challenge. 


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Notably, Precious Paula Nicole is the first Queen of any Drag Race franchise to win the Rusical Challenge and with their season. Winners from other franchises have not achieved this feat which adds another jewel to Precious' crown. 


Indeed, Precious Paula Nicole deserves to be the first Drag Race Superstar of the Philippines. 


Drag Race Philippines: Top Four


Ultimately, Precious Paula Nicole took home the crown but Marina Summers, Eva Le Queen, and Xilhouette also put up a fight as they entered the finale. 


Eva Le Queen initially faced off with Precious Paula Nicole and lip synced to Sissy That Walk by RuPaul where the latter advanced to the second round. On the other hand, Xilhouette and Marina Summers went wig-to-wig as they performed to RuPaul's Call Me Mother where Summers would emerge victorious. 


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The Final Four really put up an inspiring fight for the crown that Drag Race fans won't soon forget. 


Marina Summers would take home the runner-up title while Eva Le Queen and Xilhouette will be taking home the third and fourth place titles. 


Lady Morgana: Miss Congeniality 


One of the well-loved Queens that graced the stage of Drag Race Philippines is Lady Morgana. 


The Davao-born Drag Queen has been doing drag for more than a decade now and is best known for being a true classic Queen. She brings comedy and high energy levels to the stage - making her one of the most memorable Queens to grace the main stage of Drag Race Philippines.


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Apart from that, Lady Morgana truly stands out because of her relationship with the Queens. Lady Morgana not only looks out for her fellow Queens but also makes sure that, despite their competitiveness, there is a good relationship between all of them.


Lady Morgana is truly deserving of her title as Miss Congeniality. 


Drag Race Philippines was a great adventure for the competitors and the Philippine Drag Scene. It would surely open new doors for Filipino Drag Queens and further put the country on the map when it comes to the drag scene.  '


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