Thai drag queen Pangina Heals took to Twitter to praise Filipino drag performers after a two-day fundraising concert in Makati, Philippines, last week.
Pangina, 34, who competed in “RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs the World” and is now a judge and co-host on “Drag Race Thailand,” is also an ambassador for Pulse Clinic, Interaksyon reported.
She highlighted Filipino drag queen Nique Manza, who took the stage at O Bar in the city of Pasig, by tweeting a video of her performance to “Call Me Mother” by RuPaul on Monday. In the video, Manza swings and spins while hanging on to straps attached to a ceiling fixture.
“The Philippines has some of the best drag performers in the world @theonlymanza,” Pangina said.
— Pangina Heals (@PanginaHeals) November 14, 2022
The wild performance went viral, and other Western queens have reacted to the tweet.
“Dang. I literally do nothing. THIS IS INCREDIBLE!” wrote Jujubee, a contestant on Season 2 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
“I’m only doing ballads from here on out. Cuz what’s the f*ckin point of attempting to keep up with this,” Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, who was on the 14th season of “Drag Race,” also commented.
Nique later thanked Pangina for her post.
— Nique Manza (@theonlymanza) November 14, 2022
In a tweet that went nearly as viral as the original post with over 72,000 likes, Filipino Twitter user @alex_abads wrote, “it’s hard to explain, but filipino culture is gay. like idk how there are straight filipinos.”
it’s hard to explain, but filipino culture is gay. like idk how there are straight filipinos https://t.co/9130L7LyV7
— alex (@alex_abads) November 14, 2022
Pangina performed with Season 1 contestants Minty Fresh, Lady Morgana, Marina Summers, Prince, Brigiding, Corazon and Eva Le Queen of “Drag Race Philippines” during her stop in Manila.
Pangina also did an encore performance of “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith on Saturday, according to GMA News.
All proceeds from the show at Baked Studios will benefit Pulse Clinic, a lifestyle clinic in Makati that offers sexual health-related services to the LGBTQ community in the Philippines.