Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Drag365: Show #39- Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 4 at The West End

Nicole Onoscopi // photo by Michael Block
Day: Thursday, February 8th       

Show: Ultimate Drag Pageant, Week 4 

Location: The West End

Queens Seen: Marti Gould Cummings (@martigcummings), Nedra Belle (@nedrabelle), Allura Borealis (@alluraborealis), Bambina,  Carlos the Uber Driver (@carlostheuberdriver), Celah Doore (@celahdoorenyc), Gina Tonic (@itsginatonic), Foolisha (@thefoolisha), Nicole Onoscopi (@nicoleonoscopi), Shelby Late (@shelby_late), Tiffany Anne Coke (@tiffanyannecoke)

Shelby Late // photo by Michael Block
No one ever said comedy was easy! While the joke of the night may have been the technical woes, it was comedy night at Ultimate Drag Pageant! Mike Kelton, comedian and producer of Shade: Queens of NYC, joined hosts Marti Gould Cummings and Nedra Belle as they watched the contestants try their hand at comedy. And isn’t it ironic that on comedy night, there was drama!? Not only did two contestants do their versions of the same character, it was an elimination night AND two queens tied for the win of the week!
Gina Tonic // photo by Michael Block
The night began with Tiffany Anne Coke paying homage to “30 Rock” icon Jenna Maroney looking quite adorable with her silly visor and flamingo dress. Following her was her other half Carlos the Uber Driver with an “ugly” mix, looking, well, anything but ugly. Nicole Onoscopi went out of the box portraying a one-legged blind person as she hopped around the stage, had a miraculous recovery, only to lose her other leg. Allura Borealis went all in with daddy in her mix. Next up was the first interpretation of “Schitt’s Creek’s” Moira as Shelby Late took on the Rose matriarch with a fabulous lip sync and a wig reveal. Babmi took a willing audience member from the audience to play off during her pussy and dick mix. Foolisha brought the energy with her hilarious Maria Bambord mix. With quite possibly the biggest risk of the night, Gina Tonic played her own version of Snatch Game, taking on the Carol Channing, Melania Trump, and Mary Berry. The night ended with the second Moira mix from Celah Doore, with not one, but two wig reveals.
Before announcing the queen who would be eliminated, Marti and Nedra revealed that there was a tie for the top spot, as my weekly winner, Nicole Onoscopi and Shelby Late both walked away with a prize from House of La Rue. As you’ll notice, Precious Envy was not present this week and, but votes, would have been the eliminated queen. Nine queens remain. What will the girls bring next for Glamour week!