Pangina Heals

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Pangina Heals
Pangina at Rupaul Dragcon 2022
Pangina at RuPaul Dragcon 2022
Pan Pan Narkprasert

(1988-07-22) July 22, 1988 (age 34)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (BFA)
  • Drag queen
  • model
Known forDrag Race Thailand
RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World

Pan Pan Narkprasert (Thai: ปันปัน นาคประเสริฐ; born July 22, 1988), known as Pangina Heals,[1] is a Thai drag queen and judge on Drag Race Thailand, who later went on to compete on RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World (2022).[2] She has been described as one of the most popular drag performers in Asia, and is often called the RuPaul of Thailand.[3][4][5] Narkprasert founded the Bangkok drag venue, House of Heals.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Narkprasert was born to a Thai father and a Taiwanese mother in Bangkok. He was a student at Shrewsbury International School and Harrow International School Bangkok. He was bullied by his peers and battled depression and bulimia.[7] He later lived in Los Angeles for four years, where he studied fine arts at the University of California.[8] After graduating, Narkprasert returned to spend a year navigating Bangkok’s art scene. He entered his first competition, a Lady Gaga lookalike competition, in 2010 and won a trip to New York City to see her perform in concert.[7] Eventually, with the help of local drag star Sira Soda, he learned how to dress and put on makeup.[7]


A well-known host in Thailand's drag circuit, Pangina Heals hosts a weekly LGBTQI+ night in Bangkok at the upmarket cabaret bar Maggie Choo's.[8]

Narkprasert began Heals' performances as a dancer and is known for performing in the waacking style.[6] Heals made her acting debut after joining the main cast of the play, The Lisbon Traviata, written by American playwright Terrence McNally and produced by English-language multicultural theatre group Culture Collective Studio, where she portrayed Mendy.[9][10]

Heals opened for Tube Gallery's 20th anniversary fashion show.[11] She is a part of the lineup for Melbourne’s Drag Exp in 2020.[12] In June 2021, she hosted Queer Got Talent, an online talent competition.[13]

Narkprasert is the creator and owner of House of Heals, a drag bar in Bangkok.[6]


As Pangina Heals, Narkprasert participated on Thailand's version of Lip Sync Battle and won the competition with a rendition of Lady Gaga's "Telephone".[14] She competed and won T Battle, a Thai reality show where 13 local gender benders competed in singing, dancing and impersonation challenges.[7] She also competed on Thailand Dance Now.[8] In 2018, she was announced to co-host Drag Race Thailand, a Thai spin-off of RuPaul's Drag Race, produced by Kantana Group.[15]

In January 2022, she was announced as one of the nine contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World,[16] making her the first ever contestant to have judged an iteration of the show before entering the competition.[17] In the premiere episode, Pangina Heals won the episode after beating Jimbo to a lipsync to "Say You'll Be There" by The Spice Girls, and chose to eliminate Lemon from the competition.[18] In Episode 3, Pangina won for the second time after beating Dutch contestant Janey Jacké in a lipsync performance to "We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)" by the Vengaboys and eliminated Jimbo.[19] Heals was eliminated in the following episode, the Snatch Game, by Blu Hydrangea, after her performance as Mariah Carey in the Snatch Game, which she did not react well to.[20]

Pangina Heals has a drag "daughter", Felicia Heals, who appeared in the casting special for the second season of Drag Race Thailand, becoming the first cisgender female queen to appear in the franchise.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
TBA Lady Bangkok Boy Pangina Heals Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Thailand Dance Now Herself Contestant
2014 T Battle Winner
2018 Lip Sync Battle Thailand Guest
2018–present Drag Race Thailand Co-Host
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs the World Contestant (6th place)

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref.
2022 "The Motto" (Official Drag Video) Ava Max and Tiësto [22]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Queer as Fuck Herself Host [23]
2018 Rat Nok Guest [24]
2018 Take Her Home Guest [25]
2018 Loukgolf's English Room Guest, Episode 178 [26]
2019 Work Bitch Work Guest [27]
2019 Follow Me World of Wonder series; guest [28]
2019 Drag to Go Gro Host [29]
2019 Bed Bitch & Beyond Host [30]
2022 The Pit Stop Guest [31]
2022 Bring Back My Girls Guest [32]
2022 Tongue Thai'd Host [33]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pangina Heals' 13 Looks for Halloween". Bangkok Post. Archived from the original on 2021-09-03. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  2. ^ "Meet Art Arya & Pangina Heals, the fierce queens hosting 'Drag Race Thailand'". Special Broadcasting Service. Archived from the original on 2021-05-31. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  3. ^ Twigg, Melissa (16 April 2018). "Under the Influence: Pan Pan Narkprasert". Generation T. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  4. ^ Vice Staff (15 January 2018). "'Never Say Sorry for Who You Are': Talking Pride and Performance With Pangina Heals". Vice. Archived from the original on 23 December 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  5. ^ "#NoFilter: Iconic Thai drag queen Pangina Heals on power and pride". Lifestyle Asia Bangkok. 2021-06-08. Archived from the original on 2021-06-28. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  6. ^ a b c Malone Méndez, Chris. "The Art and Artistry of Pangina Heals". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2021-08-14. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  7. ^ a b c d Stein, Matthew (25 February 2017). "Meet the RuPaul of Thailand". OZY. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Ferber, Lawrence (16 January 2018). "Bangkok Queen Pangina Heals Set To Host "Drag Race Thailand"". NewNowNext. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  9. ^ Sereemongkokpol, Pornchai (2 October 2015). "Pangina Heals, thespian". Bankgkok Post. Archived from the original on 4 September 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  10. ^ Coconuts Bangkok (25 September 2015). "The Lisbon Traviata: Dramedy to depict gay romance in Bangkok, star Pangina Heals". Coconuts. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  11. ^ Mekmanee, Alisa (February 21, 2020). "Tube Gallery Celebrates 20 Years With 'The World Of Tube Gallery' Fashion Exhibition". Archived from the original on March 25, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  12. ^ Hanson, Louis (September 19, 2019). "YAS GAWD: Alaska, Katya & Trixie Lead A Titillating Lineup For Melbourne's 2020 Drag Expo". Archived from the original on November 5, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Pink Fest returns next month with online pet parade and talent show". Coconuts. May 25, 2021. Archived from the original on June 28, 2021. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  14. ^ Sargeant, Chloe (18 January 2018). "Meet Art Arya & Pangina Heals, the fierce queens hosting 'Drag Race Thailand'". SBS Sexuality. Special Broadcasting Service (Australia). Archived from the original on 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  15. ^ Damshenas, Sam (17 January 2018). "Bangkok queen Pangina Heals will be hosting Drag Race Thailand". GayTimes. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  16. ^ Nolfi, Joey (January 17, 2022). "RuPaul's Drag Race UK Versus the World cast adds international all-stars to new competition". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  17. ^ Romean, Rachel (January 17, 2022). "After RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 Debuts, Another Gag-Worthy Spinoff Has Been Announced". Cinema Blend. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  18. ^ Harp, Justin (February 1, 2022). "RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs The World eliminates first queen in big twist". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  19. ^ "RuPaul's Drag Race UK Versus the World spoilers - third queen exit". Digital Spy. 2022-02-15. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
  20. ^ Percival, Ash (February 23, 2022). "RuPaul's Drag Race UK Vs The World Just Aired One Of The Most Shocking Eliminations Ever, And People Have Thoughts". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  21. ^ Damshenas, Sam (January 11, 2019). "Drag Race has cast its first ever cisgender female contestant". Gay Times. Archived from the original on November 4, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  22. ^ Taylor Henderson (March 24, 2022). "Pangina & Kameron Take IRL Flirtations to the Altar in Ava Max Music Video". Pride. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  23. ^ Pangina Heals | Queer As Fuck | Buns and Guns | Episode 1 | Thai Drag Queen. Coconuts TV. October 31, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  24. ^ หนูนก EP.3 | มั่นใจก็นกได้ PANPAN PANGINAHEALS. GMMTV. April 20, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  25. ^ "พาเธอกลับบ้าน!!" EP.7 ปันปัน | ShaAeng (ช่าเอง). ShaAeng. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  26. ^ Loukgolf's English Room - ปันปัน นาคประเสิร์ฐ [EP.178] วันที่ 7 ตุลาคม 2561. WOWPresents. October 8, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  27. ^ Work Bitch Work EP. 02 Pangina Heals. Work Bitch Work. April 30, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  28. ^ FOLLOW ME: Pangina Heals. WOWPresents. May 20, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  29. ^ [ VLOG ] ปันไจน่าฮิ EP1 : Drag ไปเม้าไปไงคะ. Pangina Heals. September 12, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  30. ^ Bed Bitch & Beyond : EP 1 Art Arya. Pangina Heals. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  31. ^ The Pit Stop S14 E12 | Monét X Change & Pangina Heals Come What May | RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul's Drag Race. March 26, 2022. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  32. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (May 5, 2022). "'Bring Back My Girls': WOW Presents Plus Sets Original Series, Will Film Live At DragCon LA". Deadline. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  33. ^ Damshenas, Sam (August 31, 2022). "WOW Presents Plus are 'saving the world from straight people' with their fall previews trailer". Gay Times. Retrieved September 1, 2022.

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