Born roughly 2011, Manila Von Teez has grown to become a formidable performer on the drag scene. Manila’s list of achievements varies from pageantry, where she has won many titles such as Miss Black Pride, Miss Cape Town Pride, Miss Cape Peninsula and Miss Loerie, to that as a performer. Manila Von Teez has performed both nationally and internationally for numerous years. In 2016, Manila led a make-up tutorial for fashionistas at the launch of the #FoschiniForBeauty event, Foschini’s new online store. 

Manila then performed at the launch of the new MAC Art of the Lip Store in Braamfontein, where she shared the stage with the likes of AKA, DJ Zinhle, Fifi Cooper and Twins on Deck.  Manila’s highlight in 2016 was entering SA’s Got Talent, 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 played lead in the music video of The Kiffness track – “You Say You Love Me” (voted Top SA Music Video of 2016). Manila was placed seventh in the world on the list of The Black LGBTQ Power 100 in 2016.  

In 2019 Manila toured India, performing at the world-famous Kitty Su Clubs. Manila performed at the launch of the Edgars online store in Fourways, SABC 2’s content launch, and was invited to perform at Somizi’s wedding in January 2020 (where she opened for DJ Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest). In 2020 Levi’s Strauss approached Manila to collaborate on their Pride 2020 Campaign. Manila has been named on the Mail & Guardian’s list of Top 200 Youth in South Africa! In 2021 Manila Von Teez was campaigning for Crocs SA, Vuse Inspired and was featured on #MethodMadness with Moonchild Sanelly

Manila Von Teez recorded her first single, “Come for Me” which was released in June 2022.  Manila is a regular performer at Zer021 Social Club, Beefcakes and ThursGay Nights. The star designs all her own clothes through her label Haus of Vjorn. Manila Von Teez shows no sign of slowing down, and is most definitely a force to be reckoned with.   


Social Media: (Facebook)   @ManilaVonTeez  (Twitter and Instagram)  Videos   (The Kiffness – You Say You Love Me)   (SA’s Got Talent – Audition)   

Contact  Barry Reid  (Manager): +27 82 852 4600

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