Manila Luzon Reveals Menstruation-Inspired Gown That Was Cut From 'RuPaul's Drag Race': See the Pic

January 7, 2019
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While Manila Luzon did not win the lip sync showdown last week week on Drag Race, she has certainly secured herself as a top competitor for the crown as the race gets tighter. A highlight from this past episode was her high-fashion, quilt-padded dress runway look, that fit excellently with the “curves and swerves” theme. But the queen took to Instagram to reveal this wasn't her first option, and that she intended to wear a menstruation-inspired dress for the runway theme. 

Manila's original dress was a red gown with a massive maxi pad sewn at the front of it, with a large drop of what is meant to be menstrual blood dripping down the bottom of the pad. Manila explained that she wanted to send out a positive message to all of her younger female fans who may feel uncomfortable about their periods.

“I was really looking forward to wearing this gown that I think celebrates a perfectly normal human experience!” Manila wrote. “Many of my fans are young women who may feel pressured by society to be embarrassed by periods. It’s empowering to teach young women about their bodies, encourage them to celebrate them AND to question people who tell them not to!”

Manila also said that she had to opt out of this look because RuPaul and the producers felt it was in “bad taste.” Manila understood, and had decided to use her pink and black quilted dress, which was her backup just in case the original look was too risky. 

“My goal with this look was to normalize menstruation by looking sick’ning even if I was on my period!” Manila wrote.

Take a look at Manila’s original dress below:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ru said my ORIGINAL Curves & Swerves Runway look was in “bad taste” and production told me to wear my back up. I was really looking forward to wearing this gown that I think celebrates a perfectly normal human experience! Many of my fans are young women who may feel pressured by society to be embarrassed by periods. It’s empowering to teach young women about their bodies, encourage them to celebrate them AND to question people who tell them not to! My goal with this look was to normalize menstruation by looking sick’ning even if I was on my period! Instead, i decided to wear the beautiful quilted dress you saw in the episode because it is not my show, it’s Ru’s. But because of Ru, I have my very own platform to speak for myself and show you all my interpretation! ❤️ my Period Gown is by @theladyhyde

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