BANGKOK – Before his shows at a jazz club in Bangkok, Pan Pan Narkprasert, 29, slathers layers of makeup on his face, emerging after two hours transformed into Pangina Heals, a larger-than-life, purple-lipped lady with a mass of blonde hair.
A professional drag queen, Pan Pan performs a weekly show at the 1930s Shanghai-inspired venue in this capital’s Silom nightlife area.
“This is not the White House. We’re just having fun here,” Pangina tells the cheering audience.
“We make fun of everybody. If you feel offended, you know where the door is.”
Beyond the drama… Drag Race brings visibility and awareness of the LGBT community to the rest of the world, and consequently education, acceptance and reform. It’s more than just drag and putting on makeup and a show …. it’s a movement.