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Season two of Drag Race Thailand looks even more fierce than the first

Season two of Drag Race Thailand looks even more fierce than the first

Winner of Drag Race Thailand season one, Natalia Pliacam (Photo: Facebook)

The Thailand version of RuPaul’s Drag Race returns on Friday (11 January). Teaser trailers for Drag Race Thailand suggest the second season will be even sassier than the first.

What’s more, the judges’ reactions are priceless.

Thailand became the first country outside the US to host its own version of RuPaul’s iconic drag race early last year.

Two of Thailand’s most eminent drag queens—Art Arya and Pangina Heals—present the show in lieu of the queen herself RuPaul.

Natalia Pliacam, who performed Whitney Houston’s Queen of the Night, won the first season.

Season two will air on Line TV at eight pm Thai time on Friday.

Pangina Heals’ tantalizing reveals of upcoming contenders include a drag artist crawling on the judges’ desk, and a bio queen.

Teasers shared by the show’s twitter account show a performer dramatically stripping and one queen dressed in bandages and using crutches.

The judges’ reactions are priceless.

Drag Race goes international

The Thai version came nearly a decade after RuPaul launched her show on a little-known gay network in the US.

Drag Race Thailand is made by Thai TV group Kantana and airs on the streaming channel Line TV.

Executive producer Piyarat ‘Tae’ Kaljareuk, an heir to his family’s media company, told GSN he had to prove himself.

He bought the rights to model search reality show The Face, which has now enjoyed four seasons in Thailand.

‘Someone I actually dated for a little bit, he introduced me to Drag Race,’ he told Gay Star News.

‘I didn’t know a lot about the TV format at the time. But I looked at the program and I thought, “OK, I’ll just take a look,” and once I looked at it I thought, “Hey, this is something that everybody can enjoy.”’

Last month, RuPaul announced a UK version of her show was coming to BBC Three in 2019.