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19° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
May 15, 2018
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MELT Beauty Pageant 2018

Sashay away.
By Sarah Ward
May 15, 2018
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Prepare to forget everything that's traditionally creepy and awkward about beauty pageants, and embrace the sequin-studded, sashaying side of things instead. That's the aim at the MELT Festival Beauty Pageant — which is about as close as Brisbane is ever going to get to having its own version of RuPaul's Drag Race.

In this May 18 show of diversity and a celebration of drag queens, kings and transgender beauties, competitors will battle it out to be crowned the city's most fashionable figure. Expect wigs, glitter and many a jaw-dropping outfit, courtesy of categories such as Graceful Glamourzons, Tremendous Talent and Costume with a Message. Plus, afterwards there's a free after-dark dance party.

Image: Dylan Evans.

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