The Faux Queen Pageant is an only-in-SF drag glamour contest--established by Diet Popstitute and Ruby Toosday in 1995, continued by the KLUBSTiTUTE KOLLECTiVE until 2005, and reintroduced by title holder Bea Dazzler in 2012. The pageant is a benefit for W.O.M.E.N. INC., Mickaboo companion parrot rescue, and SaveABunny!
This year, Bea Dazzler teams up with the performer, model, entertainer L. Ron Hubby to bring you this season of the witch; and candidates will compete with a "Sisters Grimm" theme, a world of fractured fairy tales where the princess rescues herself with her own happy ending!
MC'd by Heklina of the famed Trannyshack club and 2000 FQP title holder Windy Plains, Contestants contend in two categories: the Fairy Tale Couture fashion walk, and the Talent Competition. (PSST! Audience members can pick their favorite performer for a special Audience Favorite Prize with points granted with each dollar tipped!)
"The FQP has grown over the years into a now stunning display of eyelashes, sequins, and feathers. Oh, and of course drag queens trapped in the bodies of real girls, all battling it out for the coveted title. If last year's competition is anything to go by, this year will be further proof that it no longer matters what gender you are, just that once you set foot on that stage, you MUST bring it!" -- Heklina, of trannyshack.com
"Not only is the FQP fun and incredible, it has historic importance, in that the Faux Queen phenomenon was born here, and is growing by leaps and bounds! I am so thankful that Bea Dazzler has brought it back!" -- Deena Davenport, faux queen inspiration and maven of the Glama-rama Hair Salon.
FAUX QUEEN PAGEANT 2013 will be on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Slim's, 333 - 11th St, SF. Doors open at 7pm; Pageant @ 8pm; Winner's Circle @ 10pm; with dancing until the ball is over at 12midnight when everyone turns back into pumpkins.
333 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103