Wig Wars – 1st Annual Drag Queen / King Competition

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Fantasia LaPremiere and Fabulous Portia are among those vying for the title.
Fantasia LaPremiere and Fabulous Portia are among those vying for the title.

Thunder Bay, ON – Wiggins Pro-Ductions is hosting the 1st annual Wig Wars drag competition, Friday, September 27 at Black Pirates Pub (215 Red River Rd). The city’s top drag queens and kings will compete in the fiercest fight of their lives for the title (and tiara) of Wig Wars Champion. Contenders include Fantasia LaPremiere, Paloma Marquez, Fabulous Portia, Lily Tremayne, Rylena, Ivan Love and Busta Hymen. Keeping the party going will be DJ Jaqi Iraqi, along with the mistress of ceremonies, Miss Anna Fierce.

Wig Wars struts onto the Black Pirates Pub stage Friday September 27th
Wig Wars struts onto the Black Pirates Pub stage Friday September 27th

Wig Wars aims to bring something new and exciting to the table. Taking elements from beauty pageants and dance competitions,

Wig Wars puts a spin on an already unconventional night out, while helping to shine some light on the city’s growing LGBTQ community in a fun and safe environment.

“I think events like these are incredibly important, especially with everything that the gay community is going through around the world right now,” explains event promoter, Jimmy Wiggins, “Drag shows are an opportunity to showcase a part of the culture that some people may have never experienced. If you’ve never been to a drag show, this is the one to see”.

The winning drag queen and king of Wig Wars will each receive a professional photo shoot with Ascension studios, a guaranteed booking at an upcoming Definitely Superior Art Gallery event, a headlining spot at Thunder Pride 2014, a cash prize, and most importantly, a big sparkly crown and the title of Wig Wars Champion.

Judging the competition will be a panel consisting of both members and allies of the LGBTQ community of Thunder Bay.

In the spirit of the popular LGBTQ reality TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Wig Wars will be having a “Lip Sync for Your Life” contest, where audience members will get their chance to battle it out on stage by doing their very own lip-sync performance. Prizes from Creation Body Piercing will be awarded to the best lip-syncers.

Door open at 10pm with the show starting at 1030pm. Cover is $5.

Age of majority required.

For more information visit, and full calendar of events, visit TBshows.com or Facebook.com/PrideThunderBay.

 

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