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Pangina Heals (TH: แพนไจน่า ฮีลส์)[6] is the stage name of Pan Pan Narkprasert[4] (TH: ปันปัน นาคประเสริฐ),[6] a drag performer and the co-host of Drag Race Thailand.

Pangina later became a competitor on RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World.

Drag Name Origin

Her drag name was derived from a combination of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 1 contestant Ongina and her real name, Pan Pan. It also comes from her love for Peter Pan,[2] and the supercontinent Pangaea, as Pan Pan likes the idea of unity.[8] Her last name is "Heals" because drag has truly helped, healed, and saved her life. Drag healed her and inspired her to love herself even more in times when she felt low.[9]

Track Record(s)

Pangina Heals
Seasons Competed: UK vs The World
Ranking: 6th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 1, 3)
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom: 1 (Ep. 4)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 4

Memorable Quotes

Drag Race Thailand Season 1

  • "FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE!"

Drag Race Thailand Season 2

  • "Yesterday you fucking killed it! Don't make shit up when I tell you fix this!" (To Bandit)

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World

  • "อีนี้ มันต้องโดนตบ!"
  • "I'm officially, officially, a Ru Girl."
  • "They don't know who I am. I'm going to be the dark horse of this competition. I know what they can do, but they don't know what I can do."
  • "I know this one, it means you're ugly"
  • "Ready for Thai Tea? 'Cause Pangina Heals is in The House." (entrance line)
  • "Where am I from? It's called BANGKOK!"
  • "Blu Hydrangea, You're such a horny little devil! When you took the A-levels, you got an STD." (during Reading Is Fundamental)
  • "Ms. Jimbo, Canadian just like Celine Dion. That explains when you do the lipsync you go down like the Titanic." (during Reading Is Fundamental)
  • "I wanna say sorry to all the Thai people that I didn't go all the way. หนูขอโทษค่ะ หนูขอโทษ ขอบคุณค่ะ." (exit quote)
  • "I was fine" (When asked how heart broken she was after her elimination)

Farewell Message

"I love you all from the bottom of my ♡ ขอบคุณทุกคนที่รักปันค่ะ"

Trivia

  • Pangina is fluent in both Thai and English and frequently mixes the two languages on Drag Race Thailand.[10]
  • Her first time in drag was in 2011.[9]
  • Her mother is Taiwanese and her father is Thai.[3]
  • Pangina was the runway coach for the Miss Universe Thailand 2019 runway walk.[11]
    • A sped-up video of the runway walk later became a meme on social media, especially on Twitter.
  • Pangina has worked with majority of the contestants and even worked for one of them (M Stranger Fox was the owner of the Stranger Bar, one of her home bars).[3]
  • Pangina's drag daughter, Felicia Heals, appeared on the casting special of the second season of Drag Race Thailand and made it to Top 40 of the casting process. Felicia is one of the only cisgender female queens to appear on the Drag Race franchise.[12]
  • Due to Art Arya being absent in the second half of the tenth episode of Season 2, Pangina decided the Top five herself.
  • Pangina is known for impersonating Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey.[13]
  • One day before competing on T Battle, Thailand's first drag competition show,[14] Pangina broke her leg after she ran up to a "Happy Hour" sign at a bar.[3] She had to compete in a wheelchair for weeks and won the show.[4]
    • Pangina broke her legs two times.[3]
  • In an interview with Mera Mangle, Pangina revealed that she does waacking (a form of dance in the ballroom scene).[9]
    • During this interview, she also mentioned that Drag Race Thailand was not officially cancelled and may have a comeback.[9] This later was confirmed true, and Drag Race Thailand is returning to screens for its third season in 2022.
  • Pangina studied Fine Arts at UCLA.[3]
  • Pangina is very passionate about marine biology and even got accepted into the University of Boston.[3]
  • Pangina is the first queen to host a Drag Race Series and then be a contestant on another one, having never been a contestant prior (Brooke Lynn Hytes was a contestant on season 11 of the American series before becoming a host and judge on Canada's Drag Race).
  • Pangina is the first queen on RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs the World to win a golden RuPeter badge.
    • She is also the first and only queen to win a second golden RuPeter badge on the same season.
  • Pangina is the second queen to be eliminated on Snatch Game portraying Mariah Carey, following Kiara on Canada's Drag Race Season 1.
  • Pangina is the third queen on UK vs The World to be eliminated despite never placing below safe before her elimination episode. This was previously done by Cheryl Hole's elimination on episode 2 and Jimbo's elimination on episode 3.
  • On UK vs The World, Pangina managed to send home Lemon and Jimbo, the only two Canadian queens. She is also the second queen to do this after Rita Baga, who eliminated them both on Canada's Drag Race season 1 in that order.
  • Pangina is the third international contestant to appear on The Pit Stop, after The Vivienne and Priyanka; however, she is the first Thai contestant to appear on the show.

Gallery

Drag Race Thailand Season 1

Drag Race Thailand Season 1 Looks

Drag Race Thailand Season 2

Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Looks

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World

RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Looks

Filmography

TV

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 Drag Race Thailand (Season 1) Self Co-host [2]
2019 Drag Race Thailand (Season 2) Self Co-host [2]
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World Self Contestant (Placed 6th) [15]

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