The Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone was a burst of colour as the 8th annual Miss Gay Western Cape pageant took place over the weekend.
There were leathers, feathers, glitter and sequins everywhere to be seen at the glamorous event, where 13 hopefuls put their best foot forward for the title.
The theme this year was “honouring our heroes”, and the gals dressed up in costumes portraying who their heroes were.
But it was Belinda Fassie from Elands Bay, who impressed the judges when she stepped out in the “Book of Constitution”, followed by a revealing swimwear number and ended off with a skin-tight white dress for evening wear.
An overcome Belinda, 21, was crowned by Miss Gay Western Cape 2015, Camille Von Zusch.
Belinda says: “I can’t believe I won. This was an epic journey leading to the final event, I am thankful for all the memories made during the competition.”
Mitchells Plain Fairy Godmother, Laylah Zokufa Khan, 22, was crowned first princess while Emogen Moore, 23, also from Mitchells Plain, was second princess.
Laylah was also named Miss Humanitarian, for her Fairy Godmother Project dressing up needy matric students, and she won Best Dressed for her red and black ball gown.
Laylah says: “I’m honoured for these titles and I aim to continue with my project of making a difference in people’s lives, I also want to thank Daily Voice and its readers for the support.”
The night wasn’t complete without a performance by SA’s Got Talent finalist Manila Von Teez, who was joined by The X-Factor winners Four, soulful singer Janice and 3D.