The debut season of Drag Race Philippines is about give us some major St. Tropez energy. During DragCon, it was announced that Drag Race icon Jiggly Caliente is joining the judge’s panel of the latest international edition of the franchise. In addition, Drag Race Philippines will be the first international edition to feature an official Untucked! companion series. Both will make their debut on WOW Presents Plus on August 17.
Watch the teaser sizzle of Drag Race Philippines featuring Jiggly below.
“I am overjoyed in a major major way to be joining the judges panel for Drag Race Philippines,” said Jiggly Caliente. “There is a fierce Filipino drag scene and I am proud to be returning to my home country in this new role as a Drag Race judge to shine a spotlight on these incredible artists to the world or the Universe rather. Pak! Mabuhay, Drag Race!”
“We feel so lucky to have the passionate global fan base for Drag Race that we do, and are proud to be extending our love of Drag and queer artists further with Drag Race Philippines,” said World of Wonder co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. “We have long admired the performers in the Filipino drag community and we cannot wait for the world to get a taste of their talents on WOW Presents Plus.”
Jiggly Caliente is the first talent officially attached to the series as a permanent judge, but we still don’t know who will host. The sizzle teased with the silhouette of the franchise’s next host alongside a first-look at the Filipino Werk Room. Your guess is as good as ours.
Drag Race Philippines is the latest installment of the franchise, bringing the Drag Race launchpad to yet another international queer community. While the upcoming series will continue to feature RuPaul’s Drag Race fan-favorites like Snatch Game and Untucked, Drag Race Philippines also promises to bring audiences big surprises and ‘RU-veals’ that have never been done before, all while celebrating the distinctive Filipino drag culture and community.