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‘Drag Race PH’ fans clamor for Jon Santos to be mainstay judge

/ 12:50 PM September 01, 2022
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Jon Santos. Image: Instagram/@dragraceph

Jon Santos had his first appearance as a judge in the reality competition “Drag Race Philippines,” and fans are raving and clamoring for him to be made a mainstay judge of the show.

Th actor-comedian appeared during the show’s fourth episode alongside Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, mainstay judges Jiggly Caliente and KaladKaren, as well as host Paolo Ballesteros, as seen on the show’s Instagram page yesterday, Aug. 31.

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“We are the OPM Divas!” it said, showing the judges slaying with their outfits.

Santos then became a trending topic on Twitter after fans called for him to be a regular judge of the show, commending how the comedian made insightful evaluations of the drag queens.

“LET JON SANTOS SIT ON THE PANEL EVERY WEEK! He knows [what he’s] talking about and [is literally] so critical and technical,” one @reginevlsqz stated.

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“Can we please have Jon Santos as a regular panel judge? He has the perfect balance of technical, witty, and comedic commentaries!” one @soberupalexx tweeted.

Dapat mainstay na as judge si Jon Santos (Jon Santos should be a mainstay judge) because he is a real Icon of drag,” one @biancucai said.

“JON SANTOS is my new favorite Judge!!! Medyo wordy nga lang pero (He was just a bit wordy but) I felt at ease because I know he knew so damn well what he [was saying],” one @kaerbeen commented.

“Ang sappy ng episode na ‘to ha pero ang number [one] takeaway ko ay sana gawing permanent judge si Jon Santos,” one @edrick02 stated. (This episode is sappy but my number one takeaway is that I hope they make Jon Santos a permanent judge in the show.)

“Drag Race Philippines,” which premiered last Aug. 17, is the Philippine version of the hit reality drag competition “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The show features 12 competing queens hoping to become the Philippines’ first drag superstar: Brigiding, Corazon, Eva Le Queen, Gigi Era, Lady Morgana, Marina Summers, Minty Fresh, Precious Paula Nicole, Prince, Turing, Viñas DeLuxe and Xilhouete. JB

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