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Before finding popularity, Manila worked as a graphic designer, but was also a known name in the local drag scene. He first came into prominence when he joined the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo TV, which would find him winning several challenges during the competition. His success with the show would help open up more opportunities for him to increase his net worth. After his run with the show, he started performing in various LGBT events in Canada and New York, including appearances in “New York Pride” and “Vancouver Pride” before appearing with various “Drag Race” co-stars in an advertisement by Gilead Sciences. In 2011, he appeared in a commercial for the travel website Orbitz alongside Carmen Carrera and Shangela Laquifa Wadley, and the following year, he had a doll in his likeness created by the pose-able fashion doll company called “NiniMomo”. He would then appear in several episodes of “RuPaul’s Drag U” as a drag professor, all adding to his net worth.
In 2012, Luzon, became a part of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars”, returning as one of 12 past contestants of the show. He paired with Latrice Royale, but was eliminated in the third episode of the show. In the same year, he appeared in an episode of “Made” in which he mentored someone exploring drag. He also ventured to create various singles, including “Hot Couture”, “Best XXXcessory” and “The Chop”, which is a duet with Latrice Royale.
He also appeared in the Xelle music video entitled “Queen” in which he appeared alongside other “Drag Race” contestants. In 2014, he then released the single “Eternal Queen’ through his YouTube account which got a lot of attention online. All of these opportunities continued to help increase his net worth.
For his personal life, it is known that Manila became engaged to Michael Alvarez – aka Mic J Rez – in 2016. Manila was previously in a relationship with Antoine Ashley aka Sahara Davenport, who was a contestant during the second season of “Drag Race”; however, he passed away in 2012 from heart failure. Manila is also very active on Twitter having over 199,000 followers on Twitter and over 460,000 on Instagram. He has also attracted over 400,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook. He now resides in Los Angeles, California.
- Net Worth: $600,000
- Date Of Birth: August 10, 1981
- Place Of Birth: Cottage Grove, Minnesota USA
- Height: 1.78 m
- Profession: Drag queen
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Antoine Ashley (m 2006–2012), Michael Alvarez (m November 2016)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manilaluzonfanpage
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manilaluzon/
- Albums: Eternal Queen, Hot Couture Remixes