Queen Bees and Wannabees

When Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, became Miss America on January 15, girl made some amateur mistakes. Mainly, she wore regular mascara instead of waterproof. Only a rookie would take the risk of looking less than stunning when the former Miss America passive-aggressively pins the crown on your head.

Beauty pageants are sort of an outdated tradition anyway. That is, unless thy involve a man in women’s clothing. You see, drag queens take being pretty to a whole new level because they have a few more obstacles to overcome. Testicles and testosterone for starters, but also learning the tricks of the pageant trade, like waxing, bleaching, and other terrifying beauty endeavors.

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Tempe Center for the Arts

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

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At the Miss Gay Arizona pageant, 2011 winner Naomi St. James will pass the crown to one lucky lady. A preliminary competition, which encourages aspiring drag queens to compete, will be held that day, as well as a newcomer pin-up pageant, where Bettie Page wannabes will tantalize.


Sun., Jan. 29, 6 p.m., 2012
 
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