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The second season of Drag Race Philippines was first teased by judge Rajo Laurel in an interview with Philstar.com on October 6, 2022.[1] Four days later, Discovery+ and HBO Go denied that there was already a season two of Drag Race Philippines on its way.[2] However, on October 19, 2022, World of Wonder officially announced during Marché International des Programmes de Communication 2022 that the show and Drag Race Philippines: Untucked! have been renewed for a second season.[3]

On October 29, 2022, casting for Season 2 officially opened with a deadline of December 1, 2022.[4]

The cast of Drag Race Philippines Season 2 was officially announced on July 11, 2023. The promo theme was Tropical.[5]

The winner of the second season of Drag Race Philippines was Captivating Katkat with Arizona Brandy placing as runner-up with Hana Beshie winning Miss Congeniality.

About the Show

Featuring some of the fiercest queens in the country, Drag Race Philippines is the ultimate test of creativity, charisma, uniqueness, and talent. From dazzling runway looks to unforgettable lip-sync performances, these queens will stop at nothing to be crowned the country's first-ever drag superstar.

But Drag Race Philippines is more than just a competition. It's a celebration of the country's rich LGBTQ+ culture and a platform for its most talented performers to shine. With a diverse cast of queens from all walks of life, this show will inspire and entertain audiences like never before.

So join us as we make herstory with Drag Race Philippines. With jaw-dropping challenges, unforgettable guest judges, and a whole lot of shade, this show is not to be missed. Are you ready to slay the competition and become the next drag superstar? Let's go![6]

Contestants

DRPH2Cast

(Biographical information 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 Ep. 9 Ep. 10
Girl Groups Design Snatch
Game
Rusical Acting Make
Over
Advert Music
Video
Finale
1st
(Winner)
Captivating Katkat
(Group 1)
CaptivatingKatkatDRPH2MiniPromo 42 Sta. Maria,
Ilocos Sur
HIGH LOW WIN HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN HIGH BTM2 HIGH WINNER
2nd
(Runner-Up)
Arizona Brandy
(Group 1)
ArizonaBrandyDRPH2MiniPromo 25 Makati City,
Metro Manila
WIN BTM2 HIGH SAFE LOW HIGH HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM3 LOST
3RD
ROUND
3rd/4th M1ss Jade So
(Group 1)
M1ssJadeSoDRPH2MiniPromo 23 Marikina City,
Metro Manila
HIGH HIGH SAFE BTM2 BTM2 HIGH LOW WIN LOST
2ND
ROUND
Bernie
(Group 2)
BernieDRPH2MiniPromo 36 Mandaluyong,
Metro Manila
WIN SAFE SAFE HIGH HIGH WIN
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM2 HIGH LOST
1ST
ROUND
5th/6th
(Miss
Congeniality)
Hana Beshie
(Group 2)
HanaBeshieDRPH2MiniPromo 24 Cagayan de Oro,
Misamis Oriental
BTM2 HIGH SAFE SAFE HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH HIGH ELIM MISS
CON
5th/6th ØV Cünt
(Group 2)
ØVCüntDRPH2MiniPromo 24 Rosario,
Cavite
HIGH SAFE HIGH HIGH SAFE TOP2 WIN ELIM GUEST
7th DeeDee Marié Holliday
(Group 2)
DeeDeeMariéHollidayDRPH2MiniPromo 39 Tayabas,
Quezon Province
HIGH HIGH BTM3 WIN ELIM GUEST
8th Matilduh
(Group 1)
MatilduhDRPH2MiniPromo 24 Vigan,
Ilocos Sur
LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
HIGH
Mini
Chall.
Winner
BTM3
Mini
Chall.
Winner
ELIM GUEST
9th Veruschka Levels
(Group 2)
VeruschkaLevelsDRPH2MiniPromo 36 Hong Kong LOW
Mini
Chall.
Winner
WIN ELIM GUEST
10th Tiny Deluxe
(Group 1)
TinyDeluxeDRPH2MiniPromo 22 Pasig City,
Metro Manila
BTM2 ELIM GUEST
11th/12th Astrid Mercury
(Group 2)
AstridMercuryDRPH2MiniPromo 29 Mandaluyong,
Metro Manila
ELIM GUEST
Nicole Pardaux
(Group 1)
NicolePardauxDRPH2MiniPromo 37 Cebu City,
Cebu
ELIM GUEST
The contestant won Drag Race Philippines.
The contestant lost the third "Lip Sync For The Crown" round and placed as a runner-up.
The contestant lost the second "Lip Sync For The Crown" round.
The contestant lost the first "Lip Sync For The Crown" round.
The contestant won the maxi challenge or was in the Top 2 of the week and won the "Lip Sync For The Win".
The contestant was in the Top 2 of the week, but did not win the "Lip Sync For The Win".
The contestant received mostly positive critiques, but did not win the maxi challenge.
The contestant received mostly negative critiques, but was not up for elimination.
The contestant was up for elimination, but neither were eliminated.
The contestant was up for elimination and won the "Lip Sync For Your Life".
The contestant was up for elimination, lost the "Lip Sync For Your Life", and was eliminated.
The contestant was voted "Miss Congeniality" by the contestants.
The contestant appeared as a guest, but was out of the running.

Contestants' Winning Earnings

Contestant Money
Captivating Katkat ₱1,180,000
Arizona Brandy ₱100,000
Bernie ₱180,000
M1ss Jade So ₱80,000
Hana Beshie ₱60,000
ØV Cünt ₱80,000
DeeDee Marié Holliday ₱80,000
Matilduh ₱60,000
Veruschka Levels ₱100,000
Tiny Deluxe ₱0
Astrid Mercury ₱0
Nicole Pardaux ₱0
The contestant was awarded ₱1,000,000 for winning Drag Race Philippines.
The contestant was awarded ₱40,000 for winning the title of Miss Congeniality.

Episodes

Series # Episode # Episode Title Airdate
11 1 Grand Opening Part 1 August 2, 2023
12 2 Grand Opening Part 2 August 9, 2023
13 3 Who Wore It Bettah? August 16, 2023
14 4

Snatch Game - Philippines Season 2

Snatch Game KNB?

August 23, 2023
15 5 Sirena: The Rusical August 30, 2023
16 6 Dramarama Mama! September 6, 2023
17 7 Twinning: The Shequel September 13, 2023
18 8 Branding-Ding-Ding! September 20, 2023
19 9 The Main Event September 27, 2023
20 10

Grand Finale - Philippines Season 2

The Grand Finale

October 4, 2023

Episode 1: "Grand Opening Part 1"

Airdate: August 2, 2023

Synopsis:

Mabuheeey and welcome to Drag Race Philippines Season 2! Meet the first 6 queens as they conquer their fears and pose with a tarantula in a glamorous Mini Challenge photoshoot. The most editorial shot wins! On the Main Stage, watch them pop off in their Girl Group and perform their soon-to-be-hit bop “Boogsh!" On the runway, the category is “Feather You Like it Or Not!”.

Meet the first 6 Queens as they form a Girl Group and perform “Boogsh!”

DRP2E1Judges

Episode 1 Judges

PakGirlsDRP2

Cover artwork of BOOGSH! as performed by Pak Girls

  • Guest Judges: Almira and Mylene Cercado
  • Mini Challenge: Do a photoshoot with a tarantula.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Matilduh
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000
  • Maxi Challenge: Write and perform an original verse to the song "BOOGSH!"
  • Runway Theme: Feather You Like It or Not!
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Arizona Brandy
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Two: Nicole Pardaux and Tiny Deluxe
  • Lip Sync Song: "Here We Go" by 4th Impact
  • Eliminated: Nicole Pardaux
  • Farewell Message: "Gihigugma ko kamo! Shagit ug kusog! Viva! Nicole ♡"

Entrance Order

1 Arizona Brandy
2 Matilduh
3 Tiny Deluxe
4 Nicole Pardaux
5 Captivating Katkat
6 M1ss Jade So

Tarantula Photoshoot

Episode 2: "Grand Opening Part 2"

Airdate: August 9, 2023

Synopsis:

Meet the next batch of queens as they face their fears and pose with a snake in a glamorous Mini Challenge photoshoot. On the Main Stage, watch them pop off in their Girl Group rendition of the soon-to-be-hit bop, ”Boogsh”! On the runway, category is “Fringe With Benefits!”.

The next batch of Queens form a Girl Group and perform their version of ”Boogsh!”

DRP2E2Judges

Episode 2 Judges

VlyungangühveouxDRP2

Cover artwork of BOOGSH! as performed by Vlyungangühveoux

  • Guest Judges: Celina and Irene Cercado
  • Mini Challenge: Do a photoshoot with a snake.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Veruschka Levels
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000
  • Maxi Challenge: Write and perform an original verse to the song "BOOGSH!"
  • Runway Theme: Fringe with Benefits
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Bernie
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Two: Astrid Mercury and Hana Beshie
  • Lip Sync Song: "Unleash the Diva" by 4th Impact
  • Eliminated: Astrid Mercury
  • Farewell Message: "To my Season 2 queens, I LOVE YOU ALL!!! Slay the competition - ASTRID MERCURY 💋"

Entrance Order

1 DeeDee Marié Holliday
2 Astrid Mercury
3 Hana Beshie
4 Veruschka Levels
5 Bernie
6 ØV Cünt

Snake Photoshoot

Episode 3: "Who Wore It Bettah?"

Airdate: August 16, 2023

Synopsis:

The two groups of queens meet and play the hilarious "Lolapalooza Newspaper Dance" in granny drag! They then go head-to-head in a fierce design battle to prove "Who Wore It Bettah?" Fashion icon Tessa Prieto guest judges!

The Queens go head to head in a design battle to prove “Who Wore It Bettah?”

DRP2E3Judges

Episode 3 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Tessa Prieto
  • Mini Challenge: Play the "Lolapalooza Newspaper Dance" in pairs.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Matilduh
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000 courtesy of Auro Chocolate
  • Maxi Challenge: In pairs consisting of contestants from each premiere, design a look inspired by events and holidays celebrated in the Philippines.
  • Runway Theme: Who Wore It Bettah?
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Veruschka Levels
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000 courtesy of Auro Chocolate
  • Bottom Two: Arizona Brandy and Tiny Deluxe
  • Lip Sync Song: "Kitty Girl" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: Tiny Deluxe
  • Farewell Message: "Girlssss I ♡ U all so much! Tangina RUGIRLS! I'll always be your EXTRA LARGE TINY DELUXE"

Events/Holidays and Pairs

Event/Holiday Contestants Who wore
it better?
Valentine's Day Captivating Katkat LOSER
DeeDee Marié Holliday WINNER
Birthday Veruschka Levels WINNER
Arizona Brandy LOSER
Fiesta Hana Beshie WINNER
Tiny Deluxe LOSER
Halloween Matilduh WINNER
ØV Cünt LOSER
Christmas Bernie LOSER
M1ss Jade So WINNER

Episode 4: "Snatch Game - Philippines Season 2"

Airdate: August 23, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens do a traditional dance through fast-moving bamboo sticks in the exhilarating "Tinikling For Your Life!" Mini Challenge. They then showcase their best celebrity impersonations in the star-studded "Snatch Game KNB?". And on the runway, category is "Uhh La Lam Realness!"

The Queens compete with their best celebrity impersonations in “Snatch Game KNB?”

DRP2E4Judges

Episode 4 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Kim Molina
  • Mini Challenge: Tinikling for Your Life: perform the tinikling for the longest time possible.
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Matilduh
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000
  • Maxi Challenge: Snatch Game
  • Runway Theme: U-la-lam Realness
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Captivating Katkat
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Three: DeeDee Marié Holliday, Matilduh, and Veruschka Levels
  • Lip Sync Song: "Bongga Ka 'Day" by Kim Molina
  • Eliminated: Veruschka Levels
  • Farewell Message: "SIS! I'm going away with a BIG SMILE & so much LOVE for u all LOVE VERUSCHKA LEVELS"

Snatch Game Characters

Contestant Celebrity Photo
Arizona Brandy Adele ArizonaBrandySnatchGameLook
Bernie Madam Inutz BernieSnatchGameLook
Captivating Katkat Joy Belmonte CaptivatingKatkatSnatchGameLook
DeeDee Marié Holliday Meryl Streep DeeDeeMariéHollidaySnatchGameLook
Jennifer Coolidge File:DeeDeeMariéHollidaySnatchGameLook2.jpg
Hana Beshie Jessica Soho HanaBeshieSnatchGameLook
M1ss Jade So Queen Dura M1ssJadeSoSnatchGameLook
Matilduh Sassa Gurl MatilduhSnatchGameLook
ØV Cünt Zenaida Seva ØVCüntSnatchGameLook
Veruschka Levels Dionisia Pacquiao VeruschkaLevelsSnatchGameLook

U-la-lam Realness Inspirations

Contestant Food Inspiration
Arizona Brandy Sisig
Bernie Inihaw na Bangus
Captivating Katkat Tapsilog
DeeDee Marié Holliday Ginisang Munggo
Hana Beshie Pastil
M1ss Jade So Puto at Dinuguan
Matilduh Inihaw na Bangus
ØV Cünt Tahong
Veruschka Levels Lumpiang Shanghai

Episode 5: "Sirena: The Rusical"

Airdate: August 30, 2023

Synopsis:

Hold onto your seats as the queens engage in a fierce round of musical chairs in the Mini Challenge "Upuan Mo Ako" (Sit On Me!). On the Main Stage, the queens make a splash as they unleash their talent and charisma in the musical sensation, "Sirena: The Rusical!" On the runway, the category is "The Shoooes!" Philippine multimedia superstar Anne Curtis guest judges!

TBA

DRP2E5Judges

Episode 5 Judges

Rusical Characters

Contestant Character
Arizona Brandy Pia
Bernie Tampalpuke
Captivating Katkat Sirena
DeeDee Marié Holliday Tiya Pusit
Hana Beshie Queen Tritona
M1ss Jade So Princess Erica
Matilduh Catriona
ØV Cünt Labastyan

Episode 6: "Dramarama Mama!"

Airdate: September 6, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens select puppets representing their fellow contestants and engage in a sassy "bitchfest" in the hilarious "Puppet Ate!" Mini Challenge. Then, brace yourself as they showcase their acting skills in Drag Race Philippines’ very first acting challenge, a side-splitting soap opera spoof about babies switched at birth. And on the runway, category is "Can I Get An Alien?". The Diamond Star of the Philippines, Maricel Soriano, mentors the queens and graces the judging panel.

The Queens showcase their acting skills in Drag Race Philippines' first acting challenge.

DRP2E6Judges

Episode 6 Judges

  • Guest Judge: Maricel Soriano
  • Mini Challenge: Everybody Loves Puppets
  • Mini Challenge Winner: Hana Beshie
  • Mini Challenge Prize: ₱20,000
  • Maxi Challenge: Overact in "Pangako Sa'Yo, Mula sa Puso... Magkaribal sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan ng Kadenang Ginto... Two Gives!".
  • Runway Theme: Can I Get an Alien?
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: Captivating Katkat
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Two: DeeDee Marié Holliday and M1ss Jade So
  • Lip Sync Song: "I Bring the Beat" by RuPaul
  • Eliminated: DeeDee Marié Holliday
  • Farewell Message: "To my Sisters and new daughters, You are all superstars. Let's conquer the world and build a sisterhood of a lifetime. xoxo DeeDee M.H."

Characters in Pangako Sa'Yo, Mula sa Puso... Magkaribal sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan ng Kadenang Ginto... Two Gives!

Contestant Character
Arizona Brandy Madame Eva Le Quickie
Bernie Marla
Captivating Katkat Barda
DeeDee Marié Holliday Charing
Hana Beshie Susan Pabrika
M1ss Jade So Carla
ØV Cünt Sister Marites

Episode 7: "Twinning: The Shequel"

Airdate: September 13, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens makeover members of the Golden Gays (a Philippine non-profit organization that provides support and care facilities for elderly LGBTQIA+ people) and transform them into their drag sisters. Beauty Queen Gloria Diaz guest judges!

The Queens makeover the Golden Gays and transform them into their drag sisters.

DRP2E7Judges

Episode 7 Judges

Makeover Pairs

Contestant Makeover Partner
Golden Gay Age Drag Name
Arizona Brandy Noelito "Madonna" Munier 93 Tequila Sunrise
Bernie Divine "Amparing" Amparo 62 Amparing
Captivating Katkat Evangeline Pascual 71 Captivating Meowmeow
Hana Beshie "Ms. Cherry Pie Picache" 60 Mitsu Beshie
M1ss Jade So Tricia Javier 47 M1ss Chloe Larosu So
ØV Cünt Carmen Dela Rue 87 Carmen Dela Rue

Episode 8: "Branding-Ding-Ding!"

Airdate: September 20, 2023

Synopsis:

The queens showcase their brand of fabulousness as they peddle their very own shampoo product in the Branding Challenge. On the runway, the category is Rainbow Runway Realness! Thai Drag Superstar Pangina Heals guest judges!

The Queens peddle their very own shampoo product in the Branding Challenge.

DRP2E8Judges

Episode 8 Judges

Episode 9: "The Main Event"

Airdate: September 27, 2023

Synopsis:

This is the Main Event, are you ready? Watch the queens sashay on the red carpet and perform their music video that will culminate in a live performance as the competition reaches epic proportions! On the runway, the category is Doble Kara Realness! Internet sensation Bretman Rock guest judges.

Watch the Queens perform their music video, which will end in a live Main Stage performance.

DRP2E9Judges

Episode 9 Judges

  • Special Guest: Nunoy Revlon
  • Guest Judge: Bretman Rock
  • Maxi Challenge: Star and perform in a music video for RuPaul's song Main Event.
  • Runway Theme: Doble-Kara Extravaganza
  • Maxi Challenge Winner: M1ss Jade So
  • Maxi Challenge Prize: ₱80,000
  • Bottom Three: Arizona Brandy, Hana Beshie and ØV Cünt
  • Lip Sync Song: "Dati" by Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos
  • Eliminated: Hana Beshie and ØV Cünt
  • Hana's Farewell Message: "'Edi bye! PS: Iwan niyo kami ng remembrance - Hana Beshie"
  • ØV's Farewell Message: "👁️ ØV CÜNT"

Top Four of Season 2

Contestant Challenge Wins Up for Elimination
TeamArizonaDRP2 1
(Ep. 1)
2
(Eps. 3, 9)
TeamBernieDRP2 2
(Eps. 2, 7)
1
(Ep. 8)
TeamKatkatDRP2 2
(Eps. 4, 6)
1
(Ep. 8)
TeamJadeDRP2 1
(Ep. 9)
2
(Eps. 5, 6)

Episode 10: "Grand Finale - Philippines Season 2"

Airdate: October 12, 2022

Synopsis:

The eliminated queens return and strut their stuff on the runway before Mama Pao crowns the Philippines' next drag superstar in an epic lip sync smackdown for the crown! The finale also boasts three gag-worthy looks and the announcement of Miss Congeniality.

The Philippines' next drag superstar is crowned after an epic lip sync smackdown!

DRP2E10Judges

Episode 10 Judges

  • Special Guests: Lady Morgana and Precious Paula Nicole
  • Runway Themes:
    • Wild Life Couture Extravaganza
    • My Precious Stones Fantasy
    • Your Best Drag Eleganza
  • Miss Congeniality: Hana Beshie
  • Lip Sync Pairs:
    • Bernie vs. Captivating Katkat;
    • Arizona Brandy vs. M1ss Jade So
  • Lip Sync Songs:
    • "Just What They Want" by RuPaul (Bernie vs. Captivating Katkat)
    • "Who is She?" by RuPaul (Arizona Brandy vs. M1ss Jade So)
  • Lip Sync Finalists:
    • "Kapangyarihan" by iDolls (Arizona Brandy vs. Captivating Katkat)
  • Winner of Drag Race Philippines Season 2: Captivating Katkat
  • Runner-Up: Arizona Brandy
  • Third/Fourth Place: Bernie & M1ss Jade So
  "Just What They Want" / "Who is She?"     "Kapangyarihan"    
                           
  Captivating Katkat WIN  
  Bernie LOSS        
        Captivating Katkat WIN
        Arizona Brandy LOSS  
  Arizona Brandy WIN    
  M1ss Jade So LOSS  

Gallery

Guest Judges Promos

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Trivia

  • The Lip-Sync Assassins of this season were Arizona Brandy, Bernie, and M1ss Jade So.
    • M1ss Jade So sent Matilduh and DeeDee Marié Holliday home on Episodes 5 and 6 respectively.
    • Bernie Lip-Synced for the Win alongside ØV Cünt on Episode 7, and was part of a double shantay with Captivating Katkat in Episode 8.
    • Arizona Brandy sent Tiny Deluxe home on Episode 3, Hana Beshie and ØV Cünt on Episode 9, and won the first round of the Lip Sync for the Crown against M1ss Jade So on Episode 10.
  • Season 2 was the first season of the Filipino franchise...
  • Season 2 of Drag Race Philippines is the first in the Drag Race franchise...
    • to have a contestant initially refuse disclosing her age in their confessional, Captivating Katkat.
      • Katkat would eventually reveal in Episode 9 that she was 42 years old at the time of filming the season and its subsequent airing.
    • to have three openly transgender finalists.
      • Furthermore, every transgender contestant this season made it to the finale.
    • to have two Lip-Syncs for Your Life with a bottom 3, with each lip-sync ending up differently; Episode 4's lip-sync sent Veruschka Levels home, while Episode 9's lip-sync sent Hana Beshie and ØV Cünt home.
    • to have six queens participate in the Music Video Challenge.
  • Drag family connections this season include...
  • A song titled BOOGSH!, performed by two separate girl groups known as the Pak Girls and Vlyungangühveoux, was released on streaming platforms one week before the season's premiere.
    • This unintentionally confirmed that the second season began with a split premiere, making Drag Race Philippines the first franchise outside the United States to do so.
  • Bernie's confessional erroneously displays her age as 35. As Season 2 was filmed in February 2023, she had already been 36 by the time of filming and its subsequent airing.

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