PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Girls! The Contestants of Off-Broadway's Drag Musical Pageant Share Their Inspirations, Beauty Tips and More!
The Bill Russell-Frank Kelly-Albert Evans musical Pageant, which opened July 14 after previews that began June 29, recently extended through Sept. 21 at the Davenport Theatre. Meet the girls and get on down to the show to vote for your favorite!
ALEX RINGLER Name: Miss Texas, Catherine Roberta “Kitty-Bob” Ames Hometown: Houston, Texas Special Talent: Tap-dancin', jump-ropin', sharp-shootin', and general pageant expertise.
Favorite Beauty Tip: Before you leave the house, take an extra minute to look in the mirror and ask yourself, "What's wrong or bad about my face?" Then do your best to cover it up! And if you can't cover it up, just have an indoor day!
NICK CEARLEY Name: Miss Great Plains, Bonnie Louise Cutlett Hometown: Keokuk, Iowa Special Talent: A self-written dramatic monologue Favorite Beauty Tip: Less is more.
Person Who Inspires You the Most: My Mom. Favorite Quote: You sing "America the Beautiful" even as you make me "America the Ugly."
CURTIS WILEY Name: Miss Bible Belt, Ruth Anne Ruth Hometown: I am from God's country - the great state of Oklahoma. Special Talent: Saving souls! And doing the righteous work of the Lord.
Favorite Beauty Tip: Each evening before bed I cover my body, head to toe, in the blessed oil of the Lord. The oil not only anoints my spirit, it gives me a dewy-fresh face! Also, I advise all God's children to pray for beauty. He will answer!
Person Who Inspires You the Most: I am most inspired by Mary, who gave birth to King Jesus. Mary was truly doing the Lord's work! Amen!
Favorite Quote: "Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich!"
MARTY THOMAS Name: Miss Deep South, Laurinda Summerford Hometown: Valdosta, Georgia Special Talent: Ventriloquism and 30 minute lips in only 18 minutes.