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21 questions with ‘Drag Race’ royalty Manila Luzon

"The biggest 'booger'? She’s a movie star now…"

By Thomas Stichbury

This article first appeared in Attitude issue 305, February 2019

RuPaul’s Drag Race series three runner-up and All Stars 4’s robbed queen Manila Luzon memorably gave us pineapple realness on the runway – and the former ‘Heather’ is still spilling the (fruit) tea about a certain ‘Booger’…

What were your rejected drag names?

Minnie Soda, Vagina Davis, Anna Mayporn.

Describe your drag style in five words.

That pineapple gown again, really?

Worst pick-up line someone has said to you?

‘I can’t believe you’re not actually a woman!’

What’s the worst thing someone could say to you in bed? 

‘I was rooting for Raja.’

How would (or does) your Grindr profile read?

Only here to make friends… who put out.

What is the secret to a happy relationship?


Biggest turn-on?

A deep voice.

And turn-off?

Not liking Madonna!

What is your ‘sexy time’ song?

‘I Feel Love’, by Donna Summer.

If you could be any inanimate object in the world, what would you be?

What a random question! Erm, a rock?

What would a film of your life be called, and who would star as you in it?

The Pineapple Chronicles, a trilogy starring the Asian lady who does Meryl Streep’s dry cleaning.

What would your own fragrance be called, and what ingredients would it contain?

Yellow Diamonds. It would contain Elizabeth Taylor’s pee.

What’s your life motto?

Happy are those who smile.

You’ve been given 24 hours to live. How do you spend your day?

A shopping spree with Detox.

You’re dead (sorry). What does the epitaph on your gravestone read?

It won’t read anything. I’m getting cremated and having my ashes made into pressed powder compacts to give to my loved ones.

What does heaven look like?

Lots of sexy shirtless men.

And hell?

Lots of sexy men wearing shirts.

You’ve been abducted by aliens. What would your parting message to Earth be?

Live long and prosper, bitches!

If you could banish anyone from this planet, who would it be?

Trinity the Tuck. All that plastic is bad for the environment. 

Which drag sister would you want to haunt after death?

Sharon Needles because she would appreciate it the most.

If you could lay a curse on a fellow queen, who would it be and what form would it take?

Monique – may her wig never stay on her head.

Who is the biggest ‘booger’?

I won’t name names, but she’s a big movie star now…

What would we be surprised to find inside your pineapple clutch bag?

My husband sold it to a fan at DragCon for only 80 bucks. I’m still mad about it so thanks for bringing it up!