Mon 10 May 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA
Carmen Rupe The seventh Queen of the Whole Universe pageant will feature Carmen as a guest judge. Creative director Jonathan Smith says having the tranny legend come over from Australia is special because, as she is somebody who has had a major impact on the community. "To bring her over while she's still ok to travel is very exciting for us." Tickets are now on sale for the show, which will be held at Auckland's ASB Theatre on November 6. Smith is urging people to secure their seats quickly, as there is a huge database of people who have been waiting to buy them. While the cast has had its first meet up and is mostly finalised, Smith says they are still looking for a few boys and a few girls. "I'm talking about a Queen of the Whole Universe girl and a Queen of the Whole Universe boy – that can be male or female, straight or gay, doesn't matter." He has no doubt the show will again break its Guinness World Record for the most people in drag on one stage at one time. The November show will be followed up with a show in March to coincide with the launch of the Asia Pacific Outgames in Wellington, and then a Manukau show will be run in October 2011 amidst the final stages of the Rugby World Cup.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Monday, 10th May 2010 - 8:33am
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