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The second season of Drag Den, subtitled as Drag Den with Manila Luzon Season 2: Retribution, was officially announced by the show's official Instagram account on April 13, 2023, and premiered on January 18, 2024.[1] Manila Luzon reprises her role as the show's host,[2] while Nicole Cordoves also reprises her role as the show's Drag Dealer, and Sassa Gurl also reprises her role as the show's Drag Runner.

Casting for the season began on April 14, 2023, and closed on April 30, 2023.[2] "Call Beks", the phase of casting where public voting was held to allow a queen from a shortlist of auditionees to become an official contestant of the show, was discontinued this season.

The cast was officially announced on December 7, 2023.[3] Cast promos were revealed one-by-one from December 18, 2023 to December 30, 2023.

The winner of the season was Deja, who was crowned as the Next Filipino Drag Supreme, with Mrs. Tan placing as the runner-up.

About the Show[]

The old den has been raided! But, a new one opens! Drag Den PH returns with a vengeance - new game, new rules. Drag lord Manila Luzon takes in ten local queens to showcase their beauty, wit and talent capped with an all-new and still chaotic lip sync showdown in Dragdagulan. Expect fiercer competition as a new panel of judges set the expectations high to look for the next Drag Supreme.

Format[]

Themewear Drag Test[]

Like in the previous season, the Themewear Drag Test involves walking the runway in front of the judges and explaining what their looks are inspired by, with each episode's theme being assigned beforehand by Manila Luzon.

Main Drag Showdown[]

Like in the previous season, the Main Drag Showdown may be a themed runway or challenge which comes with numerous twists that would allow queens to show their runway looks and/or their talents in the challenge.

Dragdagulan Showdown[]

The Dragdagulan Showdown for Season 2 involves a lip-sync battle between three opponents randomly chosen by Manila through name-picking. Whichever queen emerges victorious in the Dragdagulan Showdown receives immunity from elimination in the episode, which they may use on themselves or save a queen who landed in the bottom.

Elimination[]

After the Dragdagulan Showdown, Manila announces the bottom two or three queens of the episode, with the lowest ranking queen being eliminated. Should the lowest ranking queen of the episode win immunity from winning the Dragdagulan Showdown, the second-lowest ranking queen gets eliminated. If one of the bottom queens becomes the recipient of the immunity won by the episode's Dragdagulan Showdown winner, her opponent gets eliminated by default.

Contestants[]

(Stage names, ages and locations stated from during time of contest)

Rank Contestant Photo Age Location Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8
Girl
Groups
Musical Runway Runway Runway Runway Special Finale
1st
(Winner)
Deja
DejaDragDen2Promo
22 Baguio,
Benguet
[4]
WIN
D.S.
Loss
SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN
D.S.
Loss
TOP 3
D.S.
Win
RUN WINNER
2nd
(Runner-
Up)
Mrs. Tan
MrsTanDragDen2Promo
23 Calamba,
Laguna
[5]
HIGH HIGH
D.S.
Win
HIGH WIN
D.S.
Win
BTM3
D.S.
Win
TOP 3
D.S.
Win
RUN RUNNER
UP
3rd Moi
MoiDragDen2Promo
22 Bacolod,
Negros
Occidental
[6]
SAFE SAFE SAFE
D.S.
Loss
BTM3 HIGH WIN
D.S.
Win
RUN 3RD
PLACE
4th/5th Feyvah Fatale
FeyvahFataleDragDen2Promo
24 Bulacan,
Bulacan
[7]
SAFE WIN SAFE
D.S.
Win
BTM3 BTM3
D.S.
Loss
ELIM
D.S.
Loss
GUEST GUEST
4th/5th
(Miss
El Tocuyo)
Russia Fox
RussiaFoxDragDen2Promo
38 Daraga,
Albay
[8]
HIGH HIGH WIN
D.S.
Loss
HIGH HIGH ELIM
D.S.
Loss
GUEST MISS
EL
TOCUYO
6th
(Quit)
Margaux
MargauxDragDen2Promo
24 Tondo,
Manila
[9]
SAFE BTM3
D.S.
Loss
BTM2 HIGH
D.S.
Loss
BTM3
+
QUIT
CAMEO GUEST GUEST
7th Jean Vilogue
JeanVilogueDragDen2Promo
21 Batangas City,
Batangas
[10]
SAFE BTM3 LOW ELIM
D.S.
Loss
GUEST GUEST
8th Elvira
ElviraDragDen2Promo
22 Quezon City,
Metro Manila
[11]
SAFE
D.S.
Win
SAFE ELIM GUEST GUEST
9th Marlyn
MarlynDragDen2Promo
27 Pasay City,
Metro Manila
[12]
BTM2 ELIM
D.S.
Loss
GUEST GUEST
10th Maria Lava
MariaLavaDragDen2Promo
28 Mandaue,
Cebu
[13]
ELIM
D.S.
Loss
GUEST GUEST
The contestant won Drag Den.
The contestant was the runner-up.
The contestant placed third.
The contestant was announced as a finalist.
The contestant was still in the running, but didn't compete in the episode.
The contestant won the Main Drag Showdown and the Dragdagulan Showdown, earning them immunity from elimination.
The contestant won the Main Drag Showdown and the Dragdagulan Showdown, but decided to give their immunity to a contestant who landed in the bottom during the episode.
The contestant won the Main Drag Showdown.
The contestant won the Main Drag Showdown but lost the Dragdagulan Showdown.
The contestant was selected for the Dragdagulan Showdown and won, and earned immunity from elimination.
The contestant was selected for the Dragdagulan Showdown and won, but decided to give their immunity to a contestant who landed in the bottom during the episode.
The contestant was selected by the judges as one of the best, but did not win the Main Drag Showdown.
The contestant landed in the bottom, but received immunity from the Dragdagulan Showdown winner and was therefore safe from elimination.
The contestant was eliminated from the competition.
The contestant landed in the bottom, refused the immunity given to them by the Dragdagulan Showdown winner, and quit the competition.
The contestant was awarded "Miss El Tocuyo" at the finale.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.

Rounds Ranking[]

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Deja 1st 4th 4th 4th 1st 3rd Winner
Mrs. Tan 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 4th 2nd Runner-Up
Moi 6th 5th 3rd 5th 3rd 1st 3rd Place
Feyvah Fatale 5th 1st 5th 6th 6th 4th/5th
Russia Fox 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 4th/5th
Margaux 4th 8th 7th 3rd 5th
Jean Vilogue 7th 7th 6th 7th
Elvira 10th 6th 8th
Marlyn 8th 9th
Maria Lava 9th

Contestants' Winning Earnings[]

Contestant Money
Deja ₱1,040,000
Mrs. Tan ₱120,000
Moi ₱70,000
Feyvah Fatale ₱20,000
Russia Fox ₱45,000
Margaux ₱0
Jean Vilogue ₱0
Elvira ₱0
Marlyn ₱0
Maria Lava ₱0
The contestant was awarded ₱1,000,000 for winning Drag Den.
The contestant was awarded ₱100,000 for placing as the runner-up on Drag Den.
The contestant was awarded ₱50,000 for placing 3rd on Drag Den.
The contestant was awarded ₱25,000 for winning the Miss El Tocuyo award.

Episodes[]

Series # Episode # Title Airdate
9 1 Kalyeah Culture January 18, 2024
10 2 Parlor Gayms January 25, 2024
11 3 Patayin sa Sindaks! February 1, 2024
12 4 Alien? Alien! February 8, 2024
13 5 Baks to School February 15, 2024
14 6 Kakaibabe February 22, 2024
15 7 Follow Up February 29, 2024
16 8 Reyna ng Gabi March 7, 2024

Episode 1: "Kalyeah Culture"[]

Airdate: January 18, 2024

Synopsis: The new season is in for some major surprises. Ten drag artists strut their beauty, wit and talent on stage showcasing the Pinoy Kalyeah (Street) culture. The new rules also put more pressure on the queens, prompting them to clash not just onstage, but in the arcade as well. P-Pop stars BINI (Aiah, Mikha and Stacey, Pop-rock icon Yeng Constantino and season 1 Drag Supreme NAIA sit in the judges’ panel.

DragDenS2ThemewearDragTestEp1

"Themewear Drag Test" - Terno? TerYaaas!

DragDenS2MainDragShowdownEp1

"Main Drag Showdown" - Sustah

  • Drag Enforcers: Aiah Arceta, Mikha Lim, Stacey Sevilleja, and Yeng Constantino
  • Drag Agent on Duty: Naia
  • Themewear Drag Test: Create a street-style version of a terno.
  • Main Drag Showdown: Write and perform an original verse to the song "Sustah".
  • Main Drag Showdown Winner: Deja
  • Main Drag Showdown Prize: ₱20,000
  • Dragdagulan Showdown: Deja vs. Elvira vs. Maria Lava
  • Lip Sync Song: "Sumayaw Ka" by Gloc-9
  • Dragdagulan Showdown Winner: Elvira
  • Bottom Two: Maria Lava and Marlyn
  • Eliminated: Maria Lava

Queens Featured on Sustah

Contestant Performance
Order
Deja 4th
Elvira 7th
Feyvah Fatale 6th
Jean Vilogue 3rd
Margaux 5th
Maria Lava 9th/10th
Marlyn 1st
Moi 2nd
Mrs. Tan 9th/10th
Russia Fox 8th

Episode 2: "Parlor Gayms"[]

Airdate: January 25, 2024

Synopsis: One queen bid farewell and this is no laughing matter (or is it?) for the 9 remaining queens. In this round, they must showcase their witty interpretation of Pinoy camp and give a fun performance in parlor-themed Pinoy comedy musical. Can their stage antics get some LOL from Pinoy comedy icon, Rufa Mae Quinto and drag lord Manila Luzon?

DragDenS2ThemewearDragTestEp2

"Themewear Drag Test" - Pinoy CampYons

DragDenS2MainDragShowdownEp2

"Main Drag Showdown" - Parlorista D' Musical

  • Drag Enforcer: Rufa Mae Quinto
  • Drag Agent on Duty: Pura Luka Vega
  • Themewear Drag Test: Showcase outfits with a campy vibe that may be inspired from anything related to Filipino culture.
  • Main Drag Showdown: Parlorista D' Musical
  • Main Drag Showdown Winner: Feyvah Fatale
  • Main Drag Showdown Prize: ₱20,000
  • Dragdagulan Showdown: Margaux vs. Marlyn vs. Mrs. Tan
  • Lip Sync Song: "Morena" by Roxanne Barcelo
  • Dragdagulan Showdown Winner: Mrs. Tan
  • Bottom Three: Jean Vilogue, Margaux and Marlyn
  • Eliminated: Marlyn

Episode 3: "Patayin sa Sindaks!"[]

Airdate: February 1, 2024

Synopsis: The competition takes a thrilling turn as the queens embody Pinoy superstitions and Horrorscopes. Will they scare the shit out of Manila Luzon and the global drag superstar Alaska Thunderfuck? Meanwhile, Margaux faces another demon that continues to haunt her from her past.

DragDenS2ThemewearDragTestEp3

"Themewear Drag Test" - Pinoy SuperstiChos

DragDenS2MainDragShowdownEp3

"Main Drag Showdown" - HorrorScope

  • Drag Enforcer: Alaska
  • Drag Agent on Duty: Aries Night
  • Themewear Drag Test: Showcase outfits inspired by superstitions believed by Filipinos.
  • Main Drag Showdown: Scare the judges, the Drag Enforcer, and the Drag Agent on Duty as they walk through a haunted house by showcasing horror looks based on zodiac signs.
  • Main Drag Showdown Winner: Russia Fox
  • Main Drag Showdown Prize: ₱20,000
  • Dragdagulan Showdown: Feyvah Fatale vs. Moi vs. Russia Fox
  • Lip Sync Song: "Rampa" by Vice Ganda
  • Dragdagulan Showdown Winner: Feyvah Fatale
  • Bottom Two: Elvira and Margaux
  • Immunity Recipient: Margaux
  • Eliminated: Elvira

Main Drag Showdown Inspirations

Contestant Performance
Order
Assigned
Horoscope Sign
Deja 8th Aquarius
Elvira 5th Leo
Feyvah Fatale 1st Virgo
Jean Vilogue 2nd Capricorn
Margaux 3rd Aries
Moi 4th Taurus
Mrs. Tan 6th Scorpio
Russia Fox 7th Sagittarius

Episode 4: "Alien? Alien!"[]

Airdate: February 8, 2024

Synopsis: The seven remaining queens transform into their own anime and alien characters and summon all their powers to stay in the competition. In this fantasy-inspired round, fight scenes won’t only happen onstage as the queens grill the youngest one at the arcade about her sincerity in this pageant. Cosplay icon Alodia Gosiengfiao joins the drag cartel as guest judge.

DragDenS2ThemewearDragTestEp4

"Themewear Drag Test" - Queens of Animenia

DragDenS2MainDragShowdownEp4

"Main Drag Showdown" - Alien Poperstars of Planet XXX

  • Honorary Drag Dealer: Megan Young
  • Drag Enforcer: Alodia Gosiengfiao
  • Drag Agent on Duty: O-A
  • Themewear Drag Test: Showcase outfits inspired by anime aired and dubbed in Tagalog by Filipino television channels.
  • Main Drag Showdown: Create a look inspired by either being from another planet or extraterrestrial beings.
  • Main Drag Showdown Winner: Mrs. Tan
  • Main Drag Showdown Prize: ₱20,000
  • Dragdagulan Showdown: Jean Vilogue vs. Margaux vs. Mrs. Tan
  • Lip Sync Song: "Triangulo" by Thyro Alfaro, Yumi Lacsamana, and Jeric Medina
  • Dragdagulan Showdown Winner: Mrs. Tan
  • Bottom Three: Feyvah Fatale, Jean Vilogue and Moi
  • Immunity Recipient: Moi
  • Eliminated: Jean Vilogue

Themewear Drag Test Inspirations

Contestant Anime Character
Portrayed
Deja Sakuragi
Feyvah Fatale Dennis
Jean Vilogue Inuyasha
Margaux Naruto
Moi Nico Robin
Mrs. Tan
Russia Fox Ranma

Episode 5: "Baks to School"[]

Airdate: February 15, 2024

Synopsis: The queens relive their campus fantasies as Miss Intrams and Prom Queen, while baring their soul with their struggles as queer students back in the day. Will their performance place them on the Honors List or kick them out of the den at the end of this round? The cartel decides together with Gen Z queen and actress Andrea Brillantes.

DragDenS2ThemewearDragTestEp5

"Themewear Drag Test" - Miss Intrams

DragDenS2MainDragShowdownEp5

"Main Drag Showdown" - Prom Kweens

  • Drag Enforcer: Andrea Brillantes
  • Drag Agent on Duty: Shewarma
  • Themewear Drag Test: Showcase outfits inspired by pageants held during school intramurals throughout the Philippines.
  • Main Drag Showdown: Walk the runway alongside a loved one while showcasing outfits that the contestants wish to have worn during prom night.
  • Main Drag Showdown Winner: Deja
  • Main Drag Showdown Prize: ₱20,000
  • Dragdagulan Showdown: Deja vs. Feyvah Fatale vs. Mrs. Tan
  • Lip Sync Song: "'Di Na Muli" by Janine Teñoso
  • Dragdagulan Showdown Winner: Mrs. Tan
  • Bottom Three: Mrs. Tan, Feyvah Fatale and Margaux
  • Immunity Recipient: Feyvah Fatale
  • Quit: Margaux

Themewear Drag Test Inspirations

Contestant Assigned
Sport
Deja Tennis
Feyvah Fatale Arnis
Margaux Chess
Moi Basketball
Mrs. Tan Tennis
Russia Fox Weightlifting

Episode 6: "Kakaibabe"[]

Airdate: February 22, 2024

Synopsis: It’s a battle of wits in this semi-final round and the five remaining queens must let their voices be heard. Their statement swimwear and empowered Pinay looks may not be enough to score high in this round, as they need to speak up this time to impress the cartel and the “captain”, Golden Globe nominee Dolly de Leon.

DragDenS2ThemewearDragTestEp6

"Themewear Drag Test" - Protest Fashion in Swimsuit

DragDenS2MainDragShowdownEp6

"Main Drag Showdown" - Drag-gandang Pinay

  • Drag Enforcer: Dolly de Leon
  • Themewear Drag Test: Showcase swimwear with capes that express injustices and social issues that the contestants wish to protest for or against.
  • Main Drag Showdown: Showcase outfits inspired by notable Filipino women and participate in Hanasht Game: answer questions from Sassa Gurl related to social issues in the Philippines akin to a beauty pageant.
  • Main Drag Showdown Winner: Moi
  • Main Drag Showdown Prize: ₱20,000
  • Dragdagulan Showdown: Deja vs. Feyvah Fatale vs. Moi vs. Mrs. Tan vs. Russia Fox
  • Lip Sync Song: "Kakaibabe" by Donnalyn Bartolome
  • Dragdagulan Showdown Winners: Deja, Moi and Mrs. Tan
  • Eliminated: Feyvah Fatale and Russia Fox

Main Drag Showdown Inspirations

Contestant Filipino Woman
Portrayed
Deja Whang-od
Feyvah Fatale Leni Robredo
Moi Hidilyn Diaz
Mrs. Tan Iyah Mina
Russia Fox Pia Wurtzbach

Top Three of Season 2

Contestant Main Drag
Showdown Wins
Dragdagulan
Showdown Wins
Up for Elimination
DejaDragDen2Promo 2
(Eps. 1, 5)
1
(Ep. 6)
0
MoiDragDen2Promo 1
(Ep. 6)
1
(Ep. 6)
1
(Ep. 4)
MrsTanDragDen2Promo 1
(Ep. 4)
4
(Eps. 2, 4, 5, 6)
1
(Ep. 5)

Episode 7: "Follow Up"[]

Airdate: February 29, 2024

Synopsis: It’s time to “undrag” the series with some insider scoops and revelations about this season’s inspiration, new rules and queens from the show’s creator/director Rod Singh and the main cast. And, we’ll take you on another high with the shocking and chaotic never-before-seen footage inside the infamous den.

Episode 8: "Reyna ng Gabi"[]

Airdate: March 7, 2024

DragDenS2NationalCostumeEp8

"Themewear Drag Test" - A-gay-culture (National Costume)

DragDenS2DragdagulanShowdownEp8

"Dragdagulan Showdown" - Wet and Wild

DragDenS2LongGownEp8

Long Gown - Biyaheng Bakla-ngit

Synopsis: 3 queens finally embark on the last leg of their journey to take home the coveted Drag Supreme crown. This is their last chance to impress the drag cartel with their beauty, wit and talent. This round will be an overdose of charm, camp and comedy as they take that final “psyche-den-lic” trip to crowning glory.

  • Special Guests: Eva Papaya, Jolina Padilla, Racing Chat, and VXON
  • Themewear Drag Test: Showcase outfits inspired by anything found or celebrated in the Philippines that centers around its flora and fauna that are terrestrial in nature.
  • Dragdagulan Showdown: Deja vs. Moi vs. Mrs. Tan
  • Lip Sync Song: "Miss Manila" by Angeline Quinto
  • Round 3: Showcase long gowns inspired by anything that revolves around the concept of Heaven and participate in a question-and-answer portion akin to a pageant, being asked about three words that would describe their potential reign as the next Drag Supreme.
  • Winner of Season 2: Deja
  • Runner-Up: Mrs. Tan
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Moi



Gallery[]

Gallery pic
Check out the lookbook gallery to see the contestants' looks from each episode.
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Check out the video gallery to see challenge performances, runways, lip syncs, and more!

Trivia[]

  • Season 2 of Drag Den is the show's first season...
    • to include a cisgender woman, Marlyn.
    • to cast queens from the Visayas island.
    • to eliminate a contestant per episode until the finale.[14]

References[]

  1. Post by Prime Video Philippines | X — December 1, 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 Post by dragdenph | Instagram — April 13, 2023
  3. Post by dragdenph | Instagram — December 7, 2023
  4. Post by dragdenph | Instagram — December 18, 2023
  5. Post by ianjamesjaurigue | Facebook — December 26, 2023
  6. Post by dragdenph | Twitter — December 27, 2023
  7. Post by dragdenph | Twitter — December 21, 2023
  8. Post by dragdenph | Twitter — December 30, 2023
  9. Post by dragdenph | Twitter — December 19, 2023
  10. Post by dragdenph | Twitter — December 29, 2023
  11. Post by klyneeeee | Facebook — December 20, 2023
  12. Post by dragdenph | Twitter — December 28, 2023
  13. Post by dragdenph | Twitter — December 22, 2023
  14. ‘A TV show in drag’: Here are the big changes you can expect in ‘Drag Den’ season two | Rappler — December 20, 2023

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