Drag Race Thailand
Drag Race Thailand is a Thai reality competition show based on the American version with RuPaul. The series was licensed by the Kantana Group and premiered on February 15, 2018. The show is hosted by fashion stylist Art-Arya, while drag performer Pangina Heals co-hosts.
|Drag Race Thailand|
|แดร็ก เรซ ไทยแลนด์|
|Based on||RuPaul's Drag Race|
|Opening theme||"Drag Race Thailand" theme (season 1–present)|
|Country of origin||Thailand|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||21|
|Running time||55–60 minutes|
World of Wonder
|Original release||February 15, 2018 –|
The co-host is the half-Thai, half-Taiwanese drag queen Pangina Heals. Heals spoke about drag as an artform, saying "People are understanding that drag isn’t about sex or gender, but about performance and making other people happy." Heals also addressed the idea that drag and "ladyboys" are the same thing, saying "Thai people are really accepting of transexual girls, especially with the popularization of the Miss Tiffany's pageant shows."
The maxi challenges usually takes place before the runway, where the queens must perform in various challenges for a prize that usually consists' of gift cards and vacations. The winner(s) of the maxi challenge are not exempt from elimination however, as that is determined via the runway challenge.
Unlike RuPaul's Drag Race, Drag Race Thailand involves a runway challenge for the competitors, where their performance from the maxi challenge is tallied with their performance in the runway challenge. This determines the winner of the runway challenge, who will be safe from elimination. However, the bottom queens are usually determined through the runway challenge only.
|Season||Premiere Date||Finale Date||Winner||Runners-up||Miss Congeniality||Winner's Prizes|
|1||February 15, 2018||April 5, 2018||Natalia Pliacam||Année Maywong
|2||January 11, 2019||April 5, 2019||Angele Anang||Kana Warrior
The first season of Drag Race Thailand premiered on February 15, 2018, on LINE TV. The show was adapted from the American version RuPaul's Drag Race, with references and inclusion of RuPaul's music throughout the show. The winner of the first season was Natalia Pliacam, with B Ella winning Miss Congeniality.
A casting announcement for season two was announced on 4 March 2018. A casting commercial was shown on September 13, 2018, and stated any genders were allowed to apply, as well as non-Thai citizens. The show premiered on 11 January 2019. The winner of the second season was Angele Anang, with Maya B'Haro winning Miss Congeniality.
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- @DragRaceTH (4 March 2018). "ควีนที่คันไม้คันมือและพร้อมที่จะเผยตัวตนใน #DragRaceTH SS2 อ่านตรงนี้
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