Brisbane drag diva Elle of Flower crowned Miss Sportsman Hotel 2021
Brisbane drag performer Elle of Flower was crowned the 2021 Miss Sportsman Hotel at the venue’s annual drag contest.
On Saturday night (November 13), Elle of Flower, Penelope Cruises, Katya Lou-King, Thalia Novella, Enigma Popstar, Anya Bike and Wilhelmina Westwood all competed for the title at the Sportsman Hotel, Brisbane’s Home of Drag.
The theme of the competition was “Seven Deadly Sins” and the contestants took the stage to perform on two laps.
The jury ultimately crowned Elle (center photo) the winner, scoring her flights and four nights of accommodation at Turtle Cove Resort thanks to Smirnoff and a $ 500 Kryolan cosmetic package from Miss Lady St Diva.
Penelope Cruises (top left) won second Miss Rising Star award, winning $ 250 cash from Pure Blonde, a $ 250 Kryolan cosmetic package from Miss Lady St Diva and a Campy Claws package of $ 150.
Both queens won glittering tiaras provided by Chinta Woo-Allcock and scarves made by The Hemmingbird.
Queensland drag legends Trixie Onassis III, Dame Liz Taylor, Miss Synthetique and Betty Nature judged the contest and chose the two winners.
Bettors also voted Katya Lou-King (top right) a People’s Choice Award winner, giving the performer a $ 50 Kryolan cosmetic package and a $ 100 Mama Arsenic package.
Bettors will be able to watch winner Elle De Flower perform at Sporties’ Fab Fridays this week from 10:30 p.m.
Miss Sportsman Hotel pageant has been going on for decades
Miss Sporties hostess Wanda D’Parke congratulated Elle and said all of the contestants set the standard “so incredibly high”.
âThe Miss Sportsman Hotel contest has been around for decades. It has been a great training ground for future drag queens, âsaid Wanda.
âHere at Sporties we love the fabulous drag team we have. We also like to encourage new talent and give every artist a chance on stage.
“It takes a brave person to go on stage and do what they do, and everyone puts so much effort into each act.”
Wanda said many Queensland performers are still bouncing back after COVID-19 restrictions devastated places and events during the pandemic.
âMake sure that when you go out and they perform near you, buy a ticket and go to their shows,â she said.
âYou will be treated to fabulous entertainment. Dragging is such a wonderfully diverse art form, so go out and support any performer you can. “
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