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Marina Summers stuns in Katipunera-inspired 'fit for 'RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World' Season 2

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Feb 09, 2024 3:09 pm

Watch out, world! Marina Summers is ready to raise the Filipino flag on the runway of RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World season 2, dressed in her Katipunera-inspired outfit.

On her Instagram account, Marina channeled some fierce energy as she wore an off-balanced Philippine terno in bronze sequins and gold chainmail crafted by fashion designer Jude Macasinag.

Her look is complemented by a gold sword and a breathtaking backdrop of the vast ocean and sky.

"I’m back to defend the motherland! I’m beaming with pride as I sail the oceans representing the Philippine flag for my return to the Drag Race Main Stage," the queer icon wrote.

"From the Pearl of The Orient Seas to the world! Simulan na ang himagsikan! Time to put these colonizers on the chopping block!" she added.

Marina wore the warrior-themed ensemble during her introduction to RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs. the World, which was recently shared on the show's social media platforms.

"Mabuhay b—ches! My name is Marina Summers, and I'm the most beloved runner-up of the Philippines, or some might say, the most famous loser of the Philippines," Marina said in her introduction.

As she graced the runway, the drag queen raised her sword before yelling, "It's time to give these colonizers the chop!" 

Many of her fellow drag queens praised her for her dazzling display, saying, "Polished, head to toe."

She was also described as a "powerhouse" and "definitely one to watch out for."

Marina was first announced to be part of the show's cast in January earlier this year, making her the first drag queen to represent the Philippines in an international All Stars edition of RuPaul's Drag Race.

The 27-year-old drag artist will be joined by other drag superstars across the world, including UK favorites Choriza May, Gothy Kendoll, Jonbers Blonde, and Tia Kofi.

Other queens competing also include US queens Scarlet Envy and Mayhem Miller, Arantxa Castilla La Mancha from the first season of España, Hannah Conda of "Down Under" season 2, Keta Minaj of the Holland edition, La Grande Dame from the first season of France.

Marina was runner-up to Precious Paula Nicole in the first season of Drag Race Philippines, which aired in 2022.