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Miss Drag Waikato: Summer Salt

Tue 7 Jun 2011 In: Hall of Fame View at Wayback

The fabulous Summer Salt has won the title of Miss Drag Waikato. We have a chat to her about the competition and what she plans to do with her reign. Tell me what the competition process was? Miss Drag Waikato is judged by audience ballot on the show night. The sisters and I had worked together to learn a group number choreographed by the previous Miss Drag - Diva Cologne, we were then probed deeply during an intimate question time with Diva. Then of course the contestants each perform a solo number! How tough was the competition? I had some fabulous friends as co-contestants! Runner-up Maia Klunt - she has been a comedic star on the Hamilton drag scene for years, and I love her to bits! Also Dolce Gaybanna and Bella Tricks - these gurls worked it, they were kamp and really showed their potential! What do you think made you come out on top? Well I do have a lot of experience with being on top. However if we are speaking non-sexually for a moment, then I can honestly say I have worked my ass and tits off for the title! I have been a part of almost every show night at Shine since I began doing drag in 2009, but I think it really comes down to the fact that I just love spending time each weekend with all of our fab regulars at Shine, they are an amazing group of people! What prizes did you win? The true prize for me is the honour of being Shine's hostess for the next year, however there is of course the usual glitz and glam - tiara, sash, and bubbly... There was also a new prize added this year - a holiday within NZ to a location of the winner's choice! How will you use your reign? I love being able to provide the community with entertainment that's a bit different. I'm going to make sure that those who spend their weekend at Shine Nightclub have the most fabulous year, and as I've told them all before - we are going to show Hamilton that the gay's can party the hardest! What do you like to do when not performing drag? I spend a lot of time at work as an Elizabeth Arden consultant at Farmers Te Awa; and if I'm not at work or in drag then I am usually planning fabulous things or getting up to some kind of mischief with my group of best friends - the sisters of Rainbow House, the gayest house in Glamilton. Who are your biggest inspirations? My biggest inspiration is my best friend and drag-mother - Miss Drag Waikato 2009, Krystal Meth! Watching Krystal Meth perform at Shine Nightclub is what first inspired me to start drag, and since then I have also had the honour to take wisdom and support from other past local title-holders such as Sister Sledge, Glitterous, and Maia Klunt. Can you give a special message to readers? I want to see all of you fabulous readers paying a visit to Shine Nightclub in Glamilton this year where we will welcome you and show you how the Waikato parties!     Jacqui Stanford - 7th June 2011

Credit: Jacqui Stanford

First published: Tuesday, 7th June 2011 - 10:09am

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