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Miss Russia crowned Queen of the Whole Universe

Sat 12 Mar 2011 In: Out Games News View at NDHA

A delighted Miss Russia (Vaughan Meneses) as he is announced the winner He runs support service Outline by day, Auckland's Lola Bar by night and somehow Vaughan Meneses has found the time to perfect an incredible performance and claim the title of Queen of the Whole Universe in Wellington. Marauding as Miss Russia “Tsarina Cheyshosa Tizalot” Meneses spun his way across the stage in a tutu with a piece which took a section from Swan Lake, prancing over tough competition from crowd-winner Miss Jamaica and the hilariously sweet Miss Heaven. The winner of QWU 2011 at the Opera House was judged by a panel led by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and including Labour MP Charles Chauvel and bastions of the gay Wellington scene Mal and Scotty Kennedy-Vaughan. Wade-Brown remarked that she had been “out” three times today, at Out In The Square, the Outgames Opening Ceremony and QWU. Co-host and co-creator Jonathan Smith, as drag alter-ego Bimbo, remarked it was fabulous to have a Mayor supporting such events, prompting supportive applause from the crowd. Daily News staff - 12th March 2011

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 12th March 2011 - 11:29pm

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