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5 divas to battle for Miss Drag Waikato tiara

Tue 27 May 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

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: News Staff

First published: Tuesday, 27th May 2008 - 3:00pm

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