Best in Drag Show 2024

Sunday, October 6, 2024

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This Queen brought the reign.

Congratulations to Miss Florida, Fangorah Fatale, for winning Best in Drag Show 2023!

Feast your eyes on the sizzle from the 2022 show:

 

About

Best in Drag Show is back and more outrageous than ever! Come see the fiercest queens in the game show off their talents and compete for the tiara, all in support of the Alliance for Housing & Healing. This annual fundraiser is a celebration of the drag community and performers, and by attending you can make a difference for people living with HIV.

services

Group Homes with 24/7 care for those who are too ill with HIV/AIDS to live on their own and have no other resources

Permanent, subsidized apartments that are safe places for individuals and families with HIV/AIDS and a second diagnosis

Emergency financial assistance to pay rent and utility bills for those with HIV/AIDS who are facing eviction and homelessness

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About Best in Drag Show
In the dazzling world of drag, where flamboyance meets philanthropy, one event stands out as a beacon of hope and joy: the Best in Drag Show. With its blend of glamour, talent, and heartwarming generosity, this annual extravaganza isn’t just about fabulous costumes and fierce performances; it’s about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need — weaving together the art of drag with the noble cause of supporting the vital work of Alliance for Housing and Healing, now under the umbrella of APLA Health.

Each year, five contestants work with a team to perfect their personas and performances to compete in classic pageant rounds: swimsuit, talent, evening gown, and Q&A. Each act is a celebration of self-expression and individuality (with more than a little edgy snark mixed in), reflecting the vibrant tapestry of the drag community.

Behind the scenes, a team of passionate individuals works tirelessly to bring the show to life. From coordinating logistics to ensuring every sequin is in place, their efforts are instrumental in creating an unforgettable experience for all who attend. Leading the way are longtime director Jeffrey Drew, host Patrick Rush, set designer Jimmy Cuomo, and photographer John Paschal, whose passions for both entertainment and community service have helped shape the Best in Drag Show into the spectacular event it is today.

With each passing year, the Best in Drag Show has cemented its reputation as an unmissable spectacle. From its humble beginnings in a West Hollywood living room to its current home at the Orpheum Theatre, the fundraiser’s impact has always been far-reaching, touching the lives of countless individuals over the last few decades and raising millions of dollars to support the vital work of Alliance for Housing and Healing. Since joining forces with APLA Health in 2021, Alliance for Housing and Healing continues in its mission to support low-income people with HIV/AIDS through stable housing and food assistance.

As the curtain rises on another unforgettable evening of laughter, love, and liberation, the Best in Drag Show continues to remind us that when we come together as a community, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

Bios

MISS FLORIDA / FANGORAH FATAL

MISS FLORIDA / FANGORAH FATAL

Conor McLain

2023 Best in Drag Show Winner!
I’m Ron DeSantis’ favorite Floridian sideshow freak, and I’ve got a taste for the blood of drag queens!
MISS CALIFORNIA / BAMBI

MISS CALIFORNIA / BAMBI

Liam Riley

I’m a Bambi girl, In a Bambi world. Life is plastic. I’m fantastic!

MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / AMERICA PRAYS

MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA / AMERICA PRAYS

Kyle Shepard

I’m doing the show because it’s about time we have an America that we can cheer for! I’m the America without walls or borders!

MISS ILLINOIS / CHERRY PIE

MISS ILLINOIS / CHERRY PIE

Marc Francoeur

Want a juicy slice of my fresh baked goodness?

MISS LOUISIANA / KATRINA DEBRIS

MISS LOUISIANA / KATRINA DEBRIS

Paulo Grayson

I can’t wait to serve you Category Fierce!

 

 

 

MISS WASHINGTON / PATTI BU RAE

MISS WASHINGTON / PATTI BU RAE

Mark Reis

Last year, I was crowned “Crowd Favorite” by Variety Magazine, and all I went home with was a bouquet of flowers and 2nd Runner Up!

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