So you think you can drag?
So you think you can
That’s the question that’ll be answered by the freshest divas in Wellington on Easter Saturday when they battle it out at the Miss Drag Wellington: Queen of Queens pageant, hosted by the Queen of High Camp, and according to Mayor Prendergast a Wellington icon, Pollyfilla—fresh from her sell-out BATS show, The Life And Times Of The Divine Miss P.
“This year’s gonna be a little bit different,” says Polly. “We’ve decided to make it a bit more challenging and the girls will all have to hear the judges evalution of their performances and compete in the three sections; open wear, talent and evening wear—and the dresses must be proper gowns!”
Special guest judge this year is Hamilton’s Miss Gloriousole, one of the country’s biggest divas. She came third in last year’s Queen of the Universe, performed at UniQ Victoria’s Glammies community awards held at Parliament, headlined Dunedin’s Pride Week, MCed Auckland’s Big Gay Out and produced sell-out shows at Hamilton’s Fuel and Summer Arts Festivals.
Support and prizes for the event, one of the biggest on the gay community calendar, have been fantastic says Polly.
“Big Records, Universal Pictures, Caci Clinic, Just Hotel, Life Pharmacy, Trendez and Pound are giving us great prizes. We’ve also got Twinings onboard who are celebrating their 300th birthday by giving us loads of their exquisite Lady Grey tea to give away on the night to the audience as well as the girls.”
The current reigning Miss Drag Wellington, Dawn Breaker, has her swansong on Thursday 13 April at Pound Niteclub ($5 cover charge applies) where she’ll be partying it up until 5 am on Good Friday. She’ll be there on Saturday to crown the new queen, with local divas Victoria, Arabia, Ellie Kat, La Toya Jacksin, and Natasha Crow all rumoured to be entering,
So you think you can drag? Miss Drag Wellington 2006: Queen of Queens takes place from midnight on Easter Saturday 15 April at Pound Niteclub, Dixon Street, Wellington. $5 cover charge applies. Entries available at Pound now or www.pound.co.nz