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Brigiding "Gigi" Aricheta,[1] known simply as Brigiding on the show, is a Filipino drag performer and one of the contestants of the first season of Drag Race Philippines.

About

Brigiding is one of the most prominent names in the Philippine drag scene. She is known for her extravagant looks and show-stopping performances and has been featured in Pride parades and drag events both in the Philippines and abroad. She is also one of the founders of Drag Playhouse PH, a local drag content and entertainment provider.[3]

Drag Name Origin

"Brigiding" came from her childhood nickname "Brigs" and the word "bading."[4] "Aricheta" comes from her actual last name.[5]

Track Record(s)

Seasons Competed: Philippines Season 1
Ranking: 6th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 0
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 3)
Times in Bottom Two: 3 (Eps. 5, 6, 8)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 8

Memorable Quotes

Drag Race Philippines Season 1

  • "I am a ball of energy whenever I perform. I like to have fun on stage, I don't take things too seriously. Ako yung magkakamali sa stage, ako yung tutumba-tumba, ako yung makikipag-inuman sa audience." (in Meet the Queens)
  • "Am I a great lip-syncer? How dare you ask me that... Yes! Duh, that's what I do. I'm a lip-sync assassin--- Lip-sync Assassin? Wala pa nga!" (when asked about her lip-syncing ability in Meet the Queens)
  • "Finally... I'm here! Bring it on, girls!" (entrance quote)
  • ♫ "Bring it on, darlings... I am the brightest star! A boy with big dreams brave enough to fly far! You can reach for the heights, don't let them take your rights... I'm here to say one thing: I am your queen, Brigiding-ding-ding!" ♫ (verse in Pop Off, Ate!)
  • "What's up, what's up, mga lodi! Ako nga pala si Sasha... Sasha Bogna, ang Jologs Queen from the shoe capital of the Philippines, Shoe... Boulevard, na naniniwala sa kasabihang, 'Kung kasalanan ang kagandahan, candidate #1, Lady Morgana, wala kang kasalanan!' Thank you!" (as Miss Jologs in the Miss Shutacca Queen Beauty Pageant in Episode 5)
  • "I would like to say thank you to all of you, to everyone in this show... Thank you, Drag Race Philippines... You helped me discover myself. You made me realize who I really am, who I should be, and... learning is the new winning! I'm so fucking excited to discover myself and show all of you who I really am after this. I love all of you; I love all of you girls... Thank you so much for this show. You really opened my heart... Thank you." (before exiting the Main Stage in Episode 8)
  • "Ako'y dyosa... Mwah! Fly high!" (exit quote)

Drag Race Philippines Untucked Season 1

  • "Oh, my God... did she say I'm crazy?" (to Gigi Era in Episode 2)
  • "Buti 'di ka tinigasan." (to Viñas Deluxe in Episode 3)
  • "Isa sila sa mga pinakagusto kong maging proud in this competition... Kasi never nila akong pinahirapan, or kinontra, or hindi sinuportahan... Tapos, ganito yung stand ko ngayon sa competition. Nakakalungkot..." (after receiving a video message in the Werk Room in Episode 4)

Farewell Message

"Love you! Bring it all the time, See you all after! Brigiding! ♡"

Trivia

Gallery

Drag Race Philippines Season 1

Drag Race Philippines Season 1 Looks

Filmography

TV

Year Title Role Notes
2022 Drag Race Philippines (Season 1) Self Contestant (Placed 6th)

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