It’s the Mardi Gras season and what a way to start the 2 Fat Fairie’s 2nd Mardi Gras celebration in Sydney than to help out find the brightest, sexiest, and most gorgeous queen to appear in the mardi gras parade and its speckled list of illustrious luminaries of the gay community!
Through the welcoming arms of Flagcom and Friends’ Managing Director, Albie Prias we were invited to help out in the production of the pageant. There we met the group’s Financial Director, Charles Chan we for me was an astonishing revelation in his transformation as Christine, the glamorous female host of the pageant.
The pageant, aptly called the Mardi Gras International Queen 2017, happened last Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Orion Function Center in Campsie, NSW. For 7 years, the pageant has produced some of the most beautiful and talented trans queens around the world and this year is no different. The contestants were this year were: ADELINA NICOLE, ALEXIS TAN, VICTORIA ANTHONY, IVANNA, AMELIA GIANNI, HONEY MONTANA, MICHELLE MONTECARLO, LALEE, SERINNA RIVERA, CANDICE, ARKIRA, DAPHNE, FAIEL, and IYANA. It was a fabulous mix of backgrounds from Australia, Manila, Italy, Samoa, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.
The pageant was hosted by Albie Prias, Christine Chan and Dom Pascuzzi, and anchored by Australia’s FilOz talk show sensations, Marcus Rivera and Michelle Baltazar.
The evening began with the wonderful performance of Ms . Leilani who we met for the first time when she guested in the 2 Fat Fairies’ maiden effort RETRO, a Pre-Valentine’s Dance Party in Mt. Druitt, Lada and the 2016 Mardi Gras International Queen, Tahlia Talz who did a wonderful belly dance routine to the music of her favorite diva, Shakira. Other fabulous performances were by The Amazing Kweens, David Michael White, Jersey (who also won Best Recycle Designer) and her amazing dancers, Daniel Ross, VSD, Brian Lorenz, Ms. Powers and Filipinas.
The evening’s proceedings ended with the top 5 ladies :
2nd Runner up – VICTORIA ANTHONY (also Most Photogenic and Mardi Gras Charity Queen)
1st Runner up – SERINNA RIVERA (also bagged Best in Mardi Gras Costume)
Pink Triangle Princess – ARKIRA (also won Best in Catwalk and InLife Magazine Choice Award)
Rainbow Princess FAIEL VALENCIANO (also won the Best in Recycled Fashion award)
MARDI GRAS INTERNATIONAL QUEEN 2017 – ALEXIS TAN (who also won Darling of the Crowd)
Other winners were Adelina Rebecca Nicole (Most Popular Online), and Amelia Gianni (Best in Lingerie & Best in Long Gown).
The after event music was provided by Ducky who now goes by DJ QAJ’N as spin master! I wanted to dance some more but my feet were killing me and I was just too happy that we’ve done our first pageant here in Australia. A big CONGRATULATIONS to Albie, Charles and the Curacha of the Night Tess and Meizl who were fabulous stage managers and everyone involved in Flagcom and Friends as well as the events Sponsors!
On to our next event! 😉
The 2fatfairies would like to thank Albi Pri, Charles Chan, Mr. Bob Reyes and Flagcom & Friends official photographers and sites for lending us the photos on this blog.