Marina Summers wins ‘Drag Race UK vs. The World’ talent show with ‘AMAFILIPINA’ performance

Show ‘em how it’s done, our Filipina winnah!

Filipina drag queen Marina Summers won the talent show in the first episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs. the World” with “AMAFILIPINA,” her version of Maymay Entrata’s “Amakabogera.”

With her impeccable energy, Marina showed off her smooth moves and props that resembled those used in fire dances.

On the runway, Marina wore a custom Roman Sebastian set for the category “For Queen and Country.”

“Bringing my Filipina heritage and culture to the main stage, I feel very, very proud. I have this basket which is carrying sticky rice,” Marina said.

“I grew up surrounded by farmers and to be wearing this in front of the whole world gives me so much joy and pride,” she added.

Judges were undeniably impressed with Marina’s performance, with Rupaul saying she represented the Philippines “beautifully.”

Michelle Visage also said, “Those shoes that you performed in are one of the most difficult types of shoes to perform in. So I don’t know if I should applaud you or yell at you.”

Marina was in the Top 2 alongside France’s Le Grande Dame.

The two queens performed Livin’ Joy’s song “Dreamer” in the lip sync battle, which Marina won.

“Salamat, RuPaul,” she said.

Marina became the first recipient of a gold RuPeter Badge.

Following the episode, Marina released the talent show version and an extended version of “AMAFILIPINA” on Spotify.

Marina made an unforgettable entrance on the show with a stunning Filipiniana look.

She is the only Asian representative in the season. She is also the first drag queen to represent the Philippines in an international edition of the Emmy Award-winning original series.

The winner of “Drag Race UK vs The World” will win 50,000 pounds.

 

 

—Carby Basina/JCB, GMA Integrated News

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