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Elsa Droga Mendoza shares his struggles before joining ‘Miss Q and A’

  • Miss Q & A’s Elsa Droga talks about his difficulties as he was growing up gay.
  • Elsa Droga shared that he was bullied and questioned even before he told people around him that he is gay

It’s Showtime Miss Q and A’s Elsa Droga shares his struggles with growing up gay in a recent episode of Magandang Buhay.

Elsa admitted that he found it hard to admit his sexuality due to fear of judgment, denial, and bullying from his friends. Growing up in Tondo, Manila, he had a hard time expressing his true self.

Photo courtesy of Elsa Droga | Facebook

When he finallygot out of the closet,  Elsa stated that he did experience bullying. “Nabully talaga ako. Tinutkso (nila ako) na ‘bakla,’ ‘baklang kabayo.’ Minsan ‘di ko pinapansin, pero one time, lumaban ako. Nakipagsuntukan ako, nakipag-away talaga ako. Kasi ang sakit sa aming mga bakla na bastusin kami, ng wala (naman) kaming ginagawa, na dadaan lang kami, (tapos) kung anu-ano mga sinasabi nila,” he stated.

He also told everyone that one of the reasons that he wasn’t able to finish high school was because of the constant questions regarding his real identity.

Elsa was often asked if he’s gay and even if he wants to show them his real self, he didn’t have the chance to.

“Ang daming nagtatanong sa akin, mga classmates ko, na bakla ba talaga ako? Yun ‘yung kinatakot ko dati. Gusto kong ilabas sa kanila ang totoong pagkatao ko, pero ‘di ko na nagawa. Kaya (naramdaman) ko sa (sarili) ko na, parang mas masaya sa barkada na sasayaw ka lang, kaya hindi ako nakapag tapos ng pag-aaral, dahil doon, naiwanan ko ‘yung pag aaral,”

Photo Courtesy of Elsa Droga | Facebook

Elsa later on pursued his education through the Alternative Learning System that gave him the chance to continue his education despite the age gap between him and his classmates.

He also thanked his mom, who created his gowns for the competition.


Elsa introduced her boyfriend to the public in an episode of Gandang Gabi Vice wherein the couple told the story of how they met.

Written by J M

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