Five Hamilton Drag Divas have signed up for the challenge to battle it out on stage to be crowned Miss Drag Waikato 2008, in a pageant happening at Shine nightclub this Saturday night. Miss Drag Waikato 2008 poster The winner will not only do the receive the title, a crown and sash, and also a $300 bar tab from Shine and a Luxury hamper from Patricks Hairdressing, says the evening's MC Miss Louisa Vuitton. Contestants will each perform a solo act, then the audience on the night will be asked vote in a ballot to confirm the winner. "There'll also be an exciting, colourful array of guest performances," promises Vuitton. "I am honoured to have been asked to host such a prestigious event, and I'm looking forward to seeing who walks away with the sash and tiara," she gushes. Vuitton says it's exciting to bring back a drag pageant to Hamilton - the Miss Fountain City pageant, which ran for 15 years at the now-closed Next Door Bar, was a Hamilton gay scene institution. Hamilton's clumsy drag diva Miss Gloriousole says she tripped and fell through the front door of an 'extreme makeover' clinic last week and suffered a broken wrist, but still plans to attend this weekend's pageant. She'll appear with her arm in a plaster cast and sling. "It will be an effort - with my drag sisters having to dress me for events over the next six weeks," she laughs. Despite her bad luck, Gloriousole says this weekend - as always - she'll do her bit to support the new generation of diva sisters coming through, but not without a little light-hearted drag drama on stage. "Hell who knows, one may slip and strangle the winner," she threatens. Saturday night's competition performances begin at 11pm, with the crowning at 12:30am and the guest performances onstage at 1:30am.
Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff
First published: Tuesday, 27th May 2008 - 3:00pm
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