Manila von Teez

Born roughly 2011, Manila Von Teez has grown to become a formidable performer on the Drag Scene. Her list of Achievements extends from Pageantry to performance.

She has performed both Nationally and Internationally for numerous years. Highlights include entering SA’s Got Talent (2016) where she was very fortunate to be awarded the position of Runner Up, beating out over 200 000 entries, the first Drag Act to make it that far. Manila was also the lead in the Music Video of The Kiffness Song – “You Say You Love Me” (Voted Top SA Music Video of 2016) and she placed seventh in the world on the list of “The Black LGBTQ Power 100 in 2016!”

In 2019 she toured India, performing at the World-Famous Kitty Su Clubs, and was invited to perform at Somizi’s Wedding in January 2020 where she opened for DJ Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest. The wedding is being screened on Showmax in a four-part series. In 2020 Levi’s Strauss approached her to collaborate on their Pride 2020 Campaign, as well as being included on the Mail & Guardians list of Top 200 Youth in South Africa! In 2021.

Manila is a regular performer at Zer021 Social Club, Beefcakes and ThursGay Nights, and designs all her own clothes through her label Haus of Vjorn.

Image by Two Bears Photography