#CulturePH - Precious Paula Nicole Is Philippines’ First Drag Race Superstar!

Precious Paula Nicole defeated 11 other Filipino drag queens to become the first-ever Drag Race Superstar in the Philippines after an exhilarating two months of Pinoy-inspired mini and maxi challenges, strong runway looks, and frequent doses of drama.

Vinas Deluxe, Precious Paula Nicole and Brigiding
The Divine Divas

On August 17, 2022, the first season of the wildly popular worldwide drag sensation "Drag Race Philippines" debuted on discovery+, HBO GO, and WOW Presents Plus. Twelve of the fiercest, most fabulous Filipino drag performers from around the world competed for the title.

The Precious Bicolana Queen, a drag performer, and member of the group "Divine Divas," made her entrance into the work room wearing a campy outfit that perfectly captured her vivacious nature. She shown  true creativity, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, which enabled her win the presidency and place first among competitors in the Ru-lections. The "Asia's Songbird" herself praised her "Regine Velasquez" performance during the OPM Divas: The Rusical, and her Pearl of the Orient Seas outfit demonstrated her ability to serve eleganza spectacular. Precious Paula Nicole quickly won over the audience, especially during Twinning! when she converted her little brother into a drag queen and let her heart shine through. She not only showcased the best of Pinoy drag but also embodied the Filipino spirit of unconditional love and dedication to family. 

“Life is precious and so are we. Let’s continue to inspire and let’s continue to love”, said Precious Paula Nicole in the finale of “Drag Race Philippines” Season One.

The other finalists demonstrated exceptional talent and tenacity as well. Eva Le Queen, who is best known for playing comic Rufa Mae Quinto in the Snatch Game, brought out the Tampalpukean in every viewer and won them over with her composure and experience. A national favorite with seductive summer looks, Marina Summers enchanted the nation with her wit and humor. Finally, Xilhouete, a reputable drag mother in the eyes of many, dazzled the spectators not only with her couture-inspired appearance but also with her resolve and drive to earn a place in the grand finale.

1of 2 Runway Eleganza Extravaganza

The Season 1 queens of "Drag Race Philippines" and "Drag Race Philippines" presenter Paolo Ballesteros welcomed viewers to the finale with electrifying performances. Before the last four matches, Lady Morgana was awarded the title of Miss Congeniality. 

2 of 2 Runway Eleganza Extravaganza

Eva Le Queen and Precious Paula Nicole started off the final lip-synch competitions, followed by Marina Summers and Xilhouete. Precious Paula Nicole and Marina Summers, who both performed Sirena by Gloc-9 for the win, were the two remaining contestants. With a year's worth of ONE/SIZE beauty products by Patrick Starrr and 1,000,000 pesos powered by Kumu, Precious Paula Nicole claimed victory.

11 out of 12 Queens

The inaugural season of "Drag Race Philippines" attracted attention from around the world thanks to its strong dose of imagination, inventiveness, and drama. Though the season may have ended, fans can rewatch all episodes on discovery+, HBO Go, and WOW Presents Plus.

“Drag Race Philippines” is produced in the Philippines by Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc in conjunction with World of Wonder Productions, Inc. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, and RuPaul Charles serving as executive producers on the series.

Howard, Janine, and I during the Finale Viewing Party at Cove Manila, Okada

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