"DRAG, not drugs."

Drug counselor by day, drag diva by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality for over a decade. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Aleksa now calls Seattle, Washington home.

Aleksa is a favorite emcee/host, speaker/panelist, performer/model at many events in the region because of her smart and sassy presence onstage and her ease of engaging her audience.

Aleksa recently received the prestigious Dr. Bob Wood Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention, and was 2014 Grand Marshal at the 40th Seattle Pride Parade alongside her hero, Mr. George Takei.

In her professional career, Aleksa when "not-in-face" is the Program Coordinator of Project NEON and Program Supervisor of Addiction Services at Seattle Counseling Service.

More about Aleksa Manila.

Aleksa Manila returns as host of the 12th annual University of Washington Drag Competition at UW's Meany Hall. More info.

Gay Washington Pageant



Aleksa Manila hosts the  35th Mr., Ms. & Miss Gay Washington Pageant at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Everett, WA. More info.

"I'd rather get high on heels."

UW Drag Competition

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Aleksa Manila hosts the 11th annual ICON: a celebratio of drag, art & life! benefit for Seattle Counseling Service at the W Hotel. More info.

Bob Noxious / Clean Earth Photography 2015 : Gown by DEVONATION : Hair by Atasha Manila : Jewelry by September Frost