TOP THREE: Miss Drag SA  first-time winner Zilin Ayoki Zhang is flanked by third-placed Chante Herries, left, and Muzi Zuma, in second place
TOP THREE: Miss Drag SA first-time winner Zilin Ayoki Zhang is flanked by third-placed Chante Herries, left, and Muzi Zuma, in second place
KLAS: Muzi Zuma in evening wear at the Miss Drag SA contest on Saturday night
KLAS: Muzi Zuma in evening wear at the Miss Drag SA contest on Saturday night
KAPIT UIT: The drag queens showed off their moves & talent for the enthusiastic audience
KAPIT UIT: The drag queens showed off their moves & talent for the enthusiastic audience
STRUT: Camille von Zuusch on runway
STRUT: Camille von Zuusch on runway
SUMMER VIBES: Contestants in swimwear op die verhoog
SUMMER VIBES: Contestants in swimwear op die verhoog
PANEL: Event organiser Enigma von Hamburg with judges at the first-ever Miss Drag South Africa contest held at Stellenbosch Town Hall on Saturday night
PANEL: Event organiser Enigma von Hamburg with judges at the first-ever Miss Drag South Africa contest held at Stellenbosch Town Hall on Saturday night
STYLE: Vuyokazi Mbutho oppie stage
STYLE: Vuyokazi Mbutho oppie stage
SONGSTRESSES: The Three Divas on stage at the Stellenbosch Town Hall
SONGSTRESSES: The Three Divas on stage at the Stellenbosch Town Hall
MZANSI FO SHO: Contestants proudly rock their traditional wear to the delight of the mense
MZANSI FO SHO: Contestants proudly rock their traditional wear to the delight of the mense

Unsurprisingly, the fairest drag diva in the land comes from the Western Cape.

Mitchells Plain beauty Zilin Ayoki Zhang beat 13 other hopefuls in the battle for the inaugural pageant, which organisers say will become an annual event.

Drag queens from all over South Africa put their best foot forward to compete for the grand prize and the historic honour to be called the very first MDSA 2017.

Guests arrived dripping in bling at the venue, showing off glitzy dresses and high heels, each one more fabulous than the next.

Mitchells Plain drag queen, Zilin Ayoki Zhang, blew judges away in all three categories with her creative outfits.

“I wore three outfits all made by Chantelle Exclusive Designs. First a metallic swimwear, then a national costume consisting of a traditional skirt accessorised by African beads and a mural depicting a South African story, and for the main category I wore a red feathered and beaded evening gown - revealed from a ball gown to a mermaid gown,” she tells the Daily Voice.

Zilin says winning the grand title is a dream come true.

“The feeling is still sinking in. I am truly humbled by all the well wishes I have received and would like to thank all those who were #TeamAyoki during the journey and I’m looking forward to a fun-filled year travelling the country doing outreach, but also educating people about the LGBTIAQ+ community.”

Second place went to Muzi Zuma from Pietermaritzburg, while third place went to Chante Herries from Parkwood Estate, also representing the Western Cape.