MISS DRAG SA ORGANISER: Enigma von Hamburg. Photo: Tim Wilson

Pageant organiser Enigma von Hamburg can put another feather in her cap - this time for securing the iconic State Theatre in Pretoria for the annual Miss Drag SA event.

Enigma says this is a first for her and the drag community.

Entries for the pageant are now open, for “beautiful and intelligent hopefuls” from across the nation to vie for this prestigious crown.

“Miss Drag SA is moving to Gauteng with the finale to be held at The Arena Venue, State Theatre on 4 October,” says Enigma.

“The brand celebrates diversity and thus acts as an inclusive pageant to drag queens, gender queer and trans bodies.

TITLE HOLDER: Miss Vicky of Eastern Cape. Photo: Tim Wilson

“The platform highlights the aim of ‘Drag for a Purpose’ to inspire ordinary people that carry out extraordinary things to advocate the advancement of LGBTQA+ rights, drag culture, serve as agents for change and uplift their communities by serving as positive role models.”

Enigma says the move to the State Theatre is a big achievement.

“I have a dream that one day, the pageant can also be on the level of Miss South Africa!” she says.

The entries close on Friday 15 March 2019, after which the semifinalists will be invited on a weekend boot camp.

Enigma hopes that more people will get involved this year, especially in terms of sponsorships.

To enter, email [email protected], or visit the website www.evhempire.co.za/pageantry.

Last year’s winner was Miss Vicky from the Eastern Cape and her prize package to the value of R80 000 included a cash prize, new wardrobe, shoes, make-up, training vouchers, a laptop, a travel allowance and a holiday trip.

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