Filipina drag queen Aura Mayari is among the contestants of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 15.
Aura was among the 15 queens announced Wednesday during the meet the queens led by the season 14 winner Willow Pill.
“The origin of my drag name, I’m very proud of being Filipino,” Aura said, dressed in a pink Filipiniana superhero dress.
Aura said she was inspired by fellow Filipina drag queen Manila Luzon, who represented the country in Season 3 and All Stars 4 of the competition series.
The Emmy Award-winning show has featured the talents of Filipino drag queens like Ongina (Season 1 and All Stars 5), Manila Luzon (Season 3, and All Stars 1 and 4), Phi Phi O’Hara (Season 4 and All Stars 2), Jiggly Caliente (Season 4 and All Stars 6), Vivienne Pinay (Season 5), and Rock M. Sakura (Season 12) in the US franchise.
Other franchises have also featured Filipino drag queens like Jaja and Mocha Diva for seasons 1 and 2, respectively of “Drag Race Thailand” along with “Canada’s Drag Race” stars Kyne (season 1), Stephanie Prince (season 2 and Canada vs. The World), and Kimmy Couture (season 3).
Precious Paula Nicole is the first winner of “Drag Race Philippines”.