Article Title:Nightmare on Dixon Street?
Category:Events
Author or Credit:David K. Parrish
Published on:25th April 2006 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:1204
Text:Arabia becomes Miss Drag Wellington 2006 Eight glamorous contestants entertained a packed house at Wellington's Pound Nightclub last Saturday night, with 'Arabia' taking top honours in a close contest, where only only a few points separated the three top performers. Hosted by Wellington's Polyfilla in a new format, So you think you can drag?, contestants braved honest, and at times, brutal comments from the judges. One contestant was told to hand her fans to her competitors as these would likely be the only fans they would get that night! And another competitor's performance was labeled "Nightmare on Dixon Street" by one judge. In the first of three sections competitors could wear anything they liked as they answered Polyfilla's questions for the judges and audience to compare their answers. In the second, talent, section they performed a solo lip-synched item utilising any props or music they wished and were marked on costume, choreography and concept. Finally, in the style of a Miss World competition, contestants were required to wear a below-the-knee gown. According to MC Polyfilla, this was “to show how elegant and sophisticated they could look.” Contestants then drew a number out of a hat, and did an impromptu performance to a track not known to them in advance. The competitors delivered resounding performances to gay anthems such as I Will Survive, Turn Back Time and Material Girl. The three judges were Mr Gay Wellington 2005, James Laverty; Ms Downunder 2005, Jaime Arnold; and the Queen of Hamilton Miss Gloriousole. In addition to the performances of the contestants, Polyfilla appeared as Madonna, and later Wonder Woman, and Miss Gloriousole impressed singing live. Highlights included Sasha Frieze gaining second place with her first ever performance on stage and Lady Trenyce, appearing at one point as a pink Easter Bunny, came in third. The new Miss Drag Wellington is expected to perform at Pound's 6th birthday, the next Gay   
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