Fil-Am designer wins an Emmy for 'RuPaul's Drag Race' episode


Posted at Sep 13 2017 10:54 PM | Updated as of Sep 13 2017 10:57 PM

A Filipino-American fashion designer left the Creative Arts Emmys, held over the weekend, glowing after bagging a win for his work on the popular American reality competition, "RuPaul's Drag Race." 

Zaldy Goco, who was born in Connecticut, took home an Emmy for the show's episode featuring Lady Gaga. He shared the award with fellow "RuPaul's Drag Race" costume designer Perry Meek. 

"I just couldn't believe it," admitted Goco in an interview with ABS-CBN News' Yong Chavez. "I had a speech and I didn't even get to thank my team. I'm like so upset that I didn't get to thank them because it was them that made this possible." 

Goco, who has designed costumes for icons such as Michael Jackson and Madonna, added that growing up with his Filipino relatives, whom he said likes to party and dress up, had an influence on his work. 

Another Filipino talent who took home an Emmy was editor John Lim, also for his work on the Lady Gaga "RuPaul's Drag Race" episode. 

"RuPaul's Drag Race" is a reality show that challenges its contestants to be "America's next drag superstar." 

Monica Sotto was nominated as an art director for "Drunk History".

The Creative Arts Emmys honor outstanding, artistic, and technical achievement in television programs in various genres including animation, reality, and documentary categories.