Manila Luzon (born Karl Westerberg on 10 August 1984) is a Filipino American drag queen and reality television personality from New York City. She is best known as the runner-up of the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Her drag name is a play on words of the capital city (Manila) and the largest island (Luzon) of the Philippines, where his mother was born. His father is American of German/Swedish ancestry. The publicity generated by her participation on the show brought many new opportunities to perform at various national and international LGBT events including New York Pride and Vancouver Pride. In 2011, Luzon, along with third season Drag Race contestants Carmen Carrera and Shangela Laquifa Wadley, appeared in a television commercial for travel-related website Orbitz. In addition to the commercial, she and Shangela also did an entertainment news segment for US Weekly where they discuss current male celebrities and reimagine them as drag queens. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.