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Miss Sophie is Chch's best 'Fag-Hag' 2008

Sun 17 Feb 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

'Miss Sophie' has been a girlfriend to Christchurch's gay scene for well over a decade, and last night at CRUZ nightclub she won an audience vote to become the inaugural Southern Fag-Hag Winner 2008. Chch's favourite Fag-Hag: Miss Sophie Sophie's Café opened on Colombo Street in 1994, and has been a popular LGBT community meeting spot - and celebrity hangout - ever since. Wellington's drag MC Lady Trenyce hosted the awards ceremony, with shows from Virginia Wright and Miss Cindy. Each of the four Fag-Hag finalists - Sin, Renee, Sophie and Kylie - appeared on stage with two gay male friends, dressed up for two different categories: 'My Interpretation of Summer as a Fag Hag', and 'Clubbing with my boys'. Sophie's boys appeared carrying her trademark 'bi boy's sausages' and wittily answered a series of questions. "My fags are always showing off their chests and bulge," she joked. "I wish straight men were as comfortable with tight clothes on, so that I wouldn't have to grab their crotch!" CRUZ nightclub's owner Bruce Williamson was pleased with the outcome of the voting. "Miss Sophie is indisputably Christchurch's longest serving girlfriend to the scene," he tells As well as the title, crown, sash, bouquet, and a magnum of Bubbly, the winner also received $150 cash, which Sophie wanted to be donated to a local charity. Sophie is New Zealand's second winning Fag-Hag of the year so far. Last month, Veronica Mills became Wellington's Miss Fag-Hag 2008 at a special event in SubNine bar.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Sunday, 17th February 2008 - 10:26pm

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