- The top 10 Miss Drag South Africa 2020/21 finalists have been announced.
- According to Queen-Enigma the pageant is a vehicle "to educate our communities to respect and show tolerance towards people from diverse sexual orientation, cultural, religious and racial backgrounds".
- Miss Drag South Africa will take place virtually on 27 March 2021, and tickets can be purchased on Quicket.
Racers start your engines...
The first pageant hosted in 2017, saw educator Zilin Ayoki crowned the winner, followed by Port Elizabeth based entrepreneur, Miss Vicky, and reigning Miss Drag South Africa is activist and teacher Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie.
New to drag pageantry? Here's the tea:
Early last year, the Miss Drag SA Organisation selected 50 semi-finalists from all nine provinces to compete in the Miss Drag South Africa 2020 pageant - the semi-finalists were then narrowed down to a top 10, and later top 15.
Semi-finalists were then posed with different challenges, including a Drag With A Purpose project, which saw the semi-finalists creatively address their community's needs.
Following a series of virtual interviews, and evaluation of their Drag With A Purpose projects, social media engagement and talent showcase, the judging panel selected this year's top 10.
Now, the wait is finally over... it's the mother-tucking finals!
1. Arshen Madlopha - Mpumalanga
2. Britina - Free State
3. Ciara M Ndlovu - KwaZulu-Natal
4. Foxy - Gauteng
5. LaPont Namakwanland - Northern Cape
6. Lola Pyramid - KwaZulu-Natal
7. Miss Gee - Mpumalanga
8. Miz Cambell - Gauteng
9. Thibi Monale - North West
10. Ycer Machimana - Limpopo
According to Queen-Enigma, the pageant is a vehicle "to educate our communities to respect and show tolerance towards people from diverse sexual orientation, cultural, religious and racial backgrounds".
She further says: "There is a lot of hard work that goes into selecting our finalists, especially this time around as we want to make sure that the best of the best is selected to carry the title forward, our queen must embody our integral value that is "To Drag with a Purpose!"
Face beat and wigs laid, these queens own everything - watch the reveal here:
Initially, the Miss Drag South Africa 2020 show was scheduled to take place in September 2020 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. However, due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the event was postponed, and later the director decided to host a virtual show instead.
Miss Drag South Africa will take place virtually on 27 March 2021, and tickets can be purchased on Quicket. The pre-recorded show will show the finalists in their homes and communities and will run for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Tickets cost R60 and profits will be shared with finalists to aid in their respective community projects.
...And may the best drag queen win!