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4 Oct 2023

Drag Race Philippines - Season 2, Episode 10: The Recap.

Are you up to speed?

Drag Race Philippines is at the business-end of Season 2.

Let’s get into it.

The Runway

As well as welcoming all of the cast back to the stage, we get three runway looks from the Top 4 queens.

It’s not really clear why we need three runway looks in the finale, but I guess they had the looks ready to go and we had the time.

The categories were Animal, Jewel, and then Eleganza.

These are four queens who brought top-tier looks with them.

The knockout lip-syncs

To get to crowning a winner, the Top 4 had to face off in a knockout lip-sync battle. The match-ups were determined by a spin of the wheel.

The tracks were both RuPaul songs.

First up, it was Katkat versus Bernie. We got similar approaches from both Katkat and Bernie – accomplished veterans of the stage. It could have gone either way, but Bernie had some issues with her wig reveal, so it wasn’t a surprise when Katkat went through and Bernie was eliminated.

The second lip-sync was Arizona versus Jade. Jade looked stunning and delivered a really compelling performance. Arizona went with personality and clowned it up. It really depends on what you’re looking for from a drag performance, but even though it was messy, Arizona’s performance was probably a bit more dynamic. It was Arizona that went through to the finale and Jade was eliminated.

The Final Lip-sync

The track was Kapangyarihan by iDolls.

This seems a bit of an odd choice for the finale lip-sync – it’s got power, I guess, but it’s a boy-band track?

This final lip-sync seemed very close – you really could have made an argument for it to go either way.

But, at the end of the day, it was Katkat that was declared the winner. Not a huge surprise and well deserved.

Season 2, done!

The challenge
This week’s challenge was a performance challenge – everyone assigned a different character to play in a beauty pageant.
We have seen this style of challenge before in other versions of the franchise and it’s probably not my favourite – it chews up a lot of time and isn’t hugely entertaining to watch.
Perhaps the highlight of this was getting to see more choreo rehearsals with the formidable Sir Gerald – you can feel how intimidated the cast are by him.
Overall, everyone seemed to do okay. Precious and Marina were the clear standouts.
The Runway
The category this week was Pink.
Morgana: Morgana gave us a weird asymmetrical bodysuit with an elaborate headdress. The headdress was kind of interesting, but as an overall look it was a bit confusing.
Minty: Minty looked gorgeous – an extravagant cloud of fuchsia fabric that was a celebration of the vagina.
Precious: Precious was a pink horse. It was a cute concept but the execution felt a little messy.
Xilhouette: This was a strong look from Xilhouette – a power cocktail dress that would be right at home on the set of Dynasty. It was understated – for a Drag Race runway – but it did the job.
Marina: I really liked this from Marina, channelling Westwood to create a English lady in her garden. It was pink, it was fashion, and it looked stunning.
Viñas: Viñas gave us a nightgown look, complete with face-mask and hair-rollers. She was going for a comedic look, but it somehow didn’t work. It made her look dowdy, not sexy or fashion or runway-worthy.
Brigiding: Brigiding looked cute – it was an explosion of pink tulle paired with statement patent black thigh-high boots and gloves.
Eva: Eva looked to Mugler for inspiration, giving us a metallic pink bodysuit and a flowy cape. It wasn’t groundbreaking, but it was a clean look.
The Judging
Safe were Eva and Minty.
In the top were Xilhouette, Precious, and Marina. Marina was declared the winner, which seemed fair enough.
In the bottom were Brigiding, Morgana, and Vinas. Vinas was safe, leaving Brigiding and Morgana in the Bottom 2.
The Lip-sync
The track was Ate Sandali by Maris Rascal.
This is a fun, upbeat track with plenty of personality.
The energy of this song was a better fit for Brigading – she was able to strip down into a performance outfit and deliver a performance with plenty of attitude.
Morgana was solid but never really looked comfortable in this performance.
It was no surprise when Brigiding was safe and Morgana was elimianted.
Episode 5, done!

What's life like for LGBTQ people in the Philippines?

What’s life like for LGBTQ people in the Philippines? Let’s take a look at some of the key equality indicators.

Is homosexuality legal in the Philippines?

Yes. Same-sex sexual activity is legal.

Are there anti-discrimination protections in place for LGBTQ people in the Philippines?

There are some anti-discrimination protections place, but further work needs to be done to implement comprehensive protections against discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

Is there Marriage Equality in the Philippines?

No. There is no legal recognition of same-sex relationships. Marriage is specifically limited to opposite-sex couples.

What’s life like for LGBTQ people in the Philippines?

In general, the Philippines is a fairly welcoming and accepting place in relation to LGBTQ people.

However, there is quite a lot of variation in the experience of LGBTQ people. Some parts of the country are very religious, and homophobia is frequently encountered.

Reader's Comments

1. 2023-09-08 05:49  
Message to Admin:
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The profile photo is stolen from https://www.pinterest.jp/lix__oi/hyunjin-%E3%83%92%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B8%E3%83%B3/
The 2nd photo is also stolen from this site. You'll clearly see these 2 photos at the link about.
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This is the THIRD scammer with fake photos of Korean idols (& the 2nd one that I have reported) that has contacted me on Fridae, but administration does nothing about it!! Why don't you check these FAKE scammer profiles BEFORE allowing them on this site?
Several Fridae users (including myself) have commented that Fridae is becoming famous for fake scammers, & is becoming an unsafe site coz admin does nothing to protect genuine users from these scammers.
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2. 2023-09-12 05:25  
Hi there
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