Calling all Drags… time for you to be a QUEEN! Miss DRAG South-Africa 2019, is here and entries are open! At Miss DRAG SA 2018, held at the Opera House in Port Elizabeth on the 29th of September 2018, Pageant Director Enigma Von Hamburg made the announcement that Miss DRAG SA 2019, is moving to Pretoria, Gauteng with the finale to be held at The Arena Venue, State Theatre on 04 October 2019.
Miss Drag South Africa, is a national pageant where beautiful and intelligent hopefuls from across the nation vie for this prestigious title. Enigma says that “the brand celebrates diversity and thus acts as an inclusive pageant to drag queens, gender queer and trans bodies. The platform highlights the aim of ‘Drag for a Purpose’ to inspire ordinary people that carry out extraordinary things to advocate the advancement of LGBTQA+ rights, drag culture, serve as agents for change and uplift their communities by serving as positive role models.
At the 2018 edition, Miss Vicky from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, competed against 14 fierce finalists from across the country to be crowned Miss Drag South-Africa 2018. Her prize package to the value of up to R80,000 included a vast cash prize, wardrobe, shoes, make-up, training vouchers, a laptop, travel allowance and a holiday trip, amongst many.
Miss Drag South-Africa 2019 launched on Saturday 02 February 2019, with a dinner and media attending the launch at Berta’s in Woodstock, Cape Town.
The entries close on Friday 15 March 2019, of which the finalists and semi-finalists will be invited on a weekend bootcamp, the first weekend in May 2019, in preparation of the title and the run-up towards to the gala evening on 04 October 2019. The venue for the Bootcamp will be confirmed.
Enigma hopes that more people will get involved with the 2019 edition, especially in terms of sponsorships. “I have a dream that one day, the pageant can also be on the level of Miss South-Africa!”
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