The Thai version of RuPaul’s drag race has launched and the queens look incredible

Joseph McCormick March 1, 2018
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Drag Race fans can’t contain themselves with the newly revealed queens for the Thai version of the show.

Thailand premiered the first episode of Drag Race Thailand last week and the queens looked amazing on their runway looks.

The show also features the Pit Crew wearing their signature Andrew Christian underwear.


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Emulating RuPaul’s Drag Race, the drag queens must participate in a mini-challenge, a main challenge, face the critiques on the runway, and of course, the bottom queens have to lip-sync for their lives.

Facing a challenge also featured on the RuPaul version of the show, the queens were soaked with water and made to pose for a photoshoot with Aekarat Ubonsri.

On the main runway the queens were asked to come up with three looks in one and versatility was key.

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The runways are available to view below:

The show is headed up by stylist and designer Art Arya and is co-hosted by Bangkok drag artist Pangina Heals.

The queens featured in the RuPaul spin-off series are listed below:

Dearis Doll, 30; Natalia Piarcam, 37; Amadiva, 24; Bunny Be Fly, 25; Année Maywong, 30; Petchara, 30; Meannie Minaj, 26; JAJA, 34; Morrigan, 18, and B Ella, 30.

World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey says: “Drag is part of the Thai culture, in some ways more than it has been in the US, historically speaking. Even though they are following the format, I want them to bring their own inimitable style and characteristics.”

The presenter of Drag Race Thailand will be art_arya (photo from @tae_kantana)

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Adding: “They should being their own creativity, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. And I think they are doing that!”

He continues: “Thailand’s known as ’the land of smiles, and that’s perfect… because, ultimately, joy is in the DNA of Drag Race.”

It has been rumoured for years now that they will take the World of Wonder show global, with versions wanted in the UK and Germany, however, Thailand beat them all to it.

Since its beginning in 2009 RuPaul’s Drag Race has earned itself a GLADD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program and has been nominated for four Critic’s Choice Television Awards. RuPaul herself has also won an Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

Related topics: Asia, Drag Race Thailand, Thailand

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