RuPaul’s DragCon 2016 is fast-approaching! May 7th and 8th! DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS YET?
Every day between now and then, we’re going to be highlighting a wowlebrity that will be in attendance! Today, it’s the fantabulous Manila Luzon!
Manila Luzon is the Asian Glamasaurus whose fashion & beauty garner the attention of everyone in the room. A party girl at heart, Manila embodies the club scene with her outrageous creations: whether it’s kimonos made of Ramen Noodle wrappers, or some fierce drag such as sequined gowns. A one-time staple in New York City’s nightlife, you know it’s a worthwhile party if this bitch pumps through with a half dozen stuffed Hello Kittys in her updo.
Celebrating her Filipino background, Manila is named after the capital of the Philippines. Additionally, her last name comes from the Philippine island, Luzon.
Originally from Minneapolis, Manila began on the stage of The Gay 90s. Soon after a fresh-faced start, she moved to New York City. Never one to shy away from attention, Manila began to cultivate unique looks that made riding the subway from her apartment in the Bronx a visual all-you-can-eat-buffet!
Manila is the 1st runner-up on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and has also gone on to appear as a professor in RuPaul’s Drag U, and returned for another round of competition in RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race. She now resides in Los Angeles and tours extensively throughout the world. After the success of several catchy dance singles, Manila released a full length album in 2014 titled Eternal Queen.
Watch her super-sexy music video Ice Cream here
And check out her instantly iconic Jessica Rabbit transformation here.