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Karl "Manila Luzon"


Manila Luzon is an international drag queen most famous for her campy twist on glamour, silly cross-eyed expressions, and signature black and blonde wigs. Her tongue-in-cheek style combines humorous themes with elegant fashion; from dresses inspired by cartoon characters to iconic gowns designed after her favorite foods.

Asian Academy Creative Award winner for BEST HOST (2023), Manila Luzon is host, head judge and executive producer of the popular reality drag competition “DRAG DEN with MANILA LUZON” on Prime Video. Manila is also nominated as BEST HOST for the 28th annual Asian Television Awards (2024).

Manila first competed on the third season of Emmy Award winning, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Her creativity, style and humor paved her way to the end where she finished second place and returned to RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars twice for season 1 and season 4. Manila did not walk away with the crown or cash prize; however she won adoration from viewers across the world who call themselves “Fanilas”.

Leaving a sweet taste for more, Manila soon became a pop culture sensation with appearances in shows like General Hospital, Huluween Dragstravaganza, The Mighty Ones, and is currently hosting her own reality competition show Drag Den with Manila Luzon streaming on Prime Video.

After a decade of releasing music independently with popular songs like “Hot Couture”, “The Chop” and “Go Fish”, Manila Luzon has recently signed with Warner Music Philippines. Her first release under a major record label is the song “Drag Den” which also doubles as the theme song for her tv show Drag Den Philippines.

Manila partnered on global and domestic campaigns for “Maybelline”, Disney’s “Cruella” & “Mulan”, “Facebook”, “Jack Daniels”, “Bubly Bounce Water”, Universal’s “Trolls World Tour”, “Yahoo! Mobile”, “Amazon Prime”, “Orbitz”, “Absolut”, “Nine West”, & “The SM Store”.

Joining with other famous drag queens such as Trixie Mattel, Monét X Change and Alaska 5000, Manila Luzon created SERV Vodka, a new brand of flavored vodkas. Served in LGBTQ bars and nightclubs across the United States and at , SERV Vodka is a proud to be one of the first gay-owned and gay-opperated spirits brands.

It’s been quite a journey for Manila Luzon and she shows no sign of slowing down. Her lifestyle brand “Fineapple Couture” which sells a chic collection of attire, books, accessories, and fashion dolls.

Follow Manila Luzon to keep up with her 2024 adventures!

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