Diamond star Maricel Soriano receives some love over her drag queen look in new vlog

November 21, 2022 - 5:21 PM
Photos of diamond star Maricel Soriano as drag queen "Kinang Inay" (Twitter/Maricel Soriano)

Diamond star Maricel Soriano gained buzz on social media for her amazing transformation as a Filipino drag queen.

Maricel posted an Instagram photo of herself as “Kinang Inay”, her drag queen name, for her latest vlog last Saturday, November 20.

“MARICEL SORIANO IS OUT. KINANG INAY IS IN!” she wrote in the caption.

In her post, Maricel said that her hair was done by wig stylist Emerson Pascua (@wigsbymargaux) and her makeup by drag queen Shewarma (@shewarmaa).

Shewarma is a contestant in the new drag reality series “Drag Den Philippines.”

Maricel also posted more unrecognizable photos of herself as a drag queen in a separate post.

“MGA ACCLA, THIS IZZ IT! Pa Drag Race Den VLOG IS OUT,” her caption reads.

The title of her vlog “Pa Drag Race Den” also seemed to be a wordplay of the recently concluded “Drag Race Philippines” Season 1 and the coming “Drag Den Philippines.”

“DRPH” is the Philippines’ edition of the American drag franchise “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Its first season just concluded last October 12.

“Drag Den Philippines” or “Drag Den with Manila Luzon”, meanwhile, is a new drag reality show that will premiere via Amazon Prime on December 8.

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As the title suggested, the video includes a short parody of a drag competition between Maricel and “DRPH” Season 1 finalist Xilhouete.

In the caption, the multi-awarded actress explained her reason for creating this content with her followers.

“Dahil hindi pa ko nakaka-get over sa @dragraceph at excited na ko for @dragdenph, gumawa muna ko ng sarili ko. Mahulaan nyo kaya kung sinong Queens form these shows ang kasama ko? Eching! Sana magustuhan nyo to mga VAKLAAAAH,” Maricel said with a heart emoji.

The vlog has 19,000 views so far.

Following the premiere of the video and Maricel’s posts, the keyword “Maricel Soriano” and the key phrase “Maricel Soriano Is Out” reached the trending topics on Twitter Philippines.

Maricel’s fans and other Filipinos expressed how impressed they were with her drag queen look.

“Di kita agd na kilala inayyyy,” one user said.

“HOY BAKLAAA GANDA MO DIYAN!” another user tweeted.

Other users were also thankful for her support of the LGBTQIA+ community and the local drag scene.

Celebrating drag 

On her Twitter account, Maricel thanked Shewarma, Xilhouete and other individuals who helped her produce her first video about Philippine drag.

“Shout out and huge thanks to my team who made this happen. And special thanks to my daughter Xilhouete, @shewarmarise, and Baus Rufo of #BekenemenPod,” she tweeted.

Shewarma, Emerson and Baus also expressed their gratitude to Maricel for such a collaboration.


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Xilhouete, meanwhile, posted a photo of them with Maricel as her “drag mother” and herself as the “drag daughter”.


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She described the veteran actress as her “chosen mom” in the post.

“I might not have experienced the real love of a mother. But, God blessed me with so much more! She is my chosen mom! And I am blessed to have her. @officialmaricelsoriano MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA INAY MARYA – or now known as KINANG INAY!” Xilhouete said.