It’s a habit we just can’t kick! The sixth annual Miss Gay Jozi pageant will be celebrating the unique glamour, spectacle and fun of drag and LGBT culture on Saturday, 26 May.
Under the theme of ‘Back in the Habit’, Gauteng’s most prestigious drag event will crown Miss Gay Jozi 2018 at Club Simply Blue; one of the city’s longest running LGBT nightclubs.
The audience will not only get to experience the contestants in all their finery, but will also be treated to a show packed with some of the country’s top drag and LGBT talent.
The performance line-up includes Jozi’s Princess of Drag, Miss Labelz D’Glamour (the DD – The Diva that Delivers); Miss Simply Blue 2016, Kelly (new kid on the block and a dynamic performer);  Platteland Queen, Miss E.Divalicious (#Plattelandmeisie); hip hop dancer and choreographer, Sufiyaan; and Miss Black Pride 2014, Thibi Monale (a gem from the West Rand).
Keeping the audience in check and the one-liners flowing, the always charming, witty and gorgeous Lala Lecage will be the MC for the night.
“This year we are spotlighting our home grown stars who started out at Simply Blue, which has a long and prestigious track record of nurturing top drag talent,” says Pageant Director Dino Abrahams. “We are essentially bringing them home and ‘back in the habit’, letting them once again shine on our stage.”
Being held close to Africa Day (25 May), the pageant is, as always, a commemoration of the Africanness of the LGBT community. “Miss Gay Jozi is a proud celebration of being LGBT and African, with no excuses and no apologies,” explains Abrahams. “It’s an opportunity to affirm our identities, socialise and simply enjoy the spectacle.”
After the show, Simply Blue will host another of its legendary Miss Gay Jozi afterparties, one of the most memorable parties on the LGBT social calendar. Pack your mascara; it’s sure to go on into the early hours of the morning.
“Miss Gay Jozi is not just for members of the LGBT community,” notes Abrahams, “but is also open to allies, friends and family who would like to share and support the region’s drag culture.”
Miss Gay Jozi takes place on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 at Club Simply Blue. The doors open at 7pm, and the pageant kicks off at 9pm.
MISS GAY JOZI 2018 EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday, 26 May, 2018
Time: 7pm (Doors Open) / 9pm (Main Event)
Venue: Club Simply Blue – 36 Rogers Street, Selby, Johannesburg
Tickets (includes After Party): R100 (At the door)
For more information please contact Dino Abrahams on 082 544 7600 / dinoabrahams70@gmail.com.

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