Drug counselor by day, drag queen by night. Aleksa Manila is Seattle's sweetheart in fundraising and activism while using the magic and wonder of drag. She's been Miss Gay Filipino, Miss Gay Seattle and Empress of Seattle, but her heart is always at home in Manila, Philippines. She founded Pride ASIA whose mission is to celebrate, empower and nurture the multi-cultural diversity of the LGBTQ communities through the Asian Pacific Islander lens. Ms. Manila is proud to return to celebrate as we honor our communities and come together as a family through music, dance and love.