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posted Friday, May 21, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 21
Meet the La Femme Magnifique regional contestants
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Meet the La Femme Magnifique regional contestants

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Staff Writer

La Femme Magnifique
and La Femme
Magnifique Plus
May 23
Neighbours
Nightclub


On May 23, four Washington drag queens (as of press time) will compete in the regional competition of La Femme Magnifique and La Femme Magnifique Plus at Neighbours Seattle for a chance to move on to the international version of the competition. This is a pageant you don't want to miss, Seattle! SGN, in cooperation with the event's host, Gaysha Starr, would like to introduce you to the queens who make up this year's contestants.

Katrina Duall, who's been doing "gender illusion" for 12 years, is Washington's La Femme Magnifique Plus candidate. On the first Sunday of every month, patrons of the Airport Tavern in Tacoma catch Katrina Duall's show, Le Sparkle. An accomplished performer, Katrina has held such titles as Princess of Illusions (Hawaii), Miss Debutante XIV (Tacoma), and Imperial Princess XXX (Tacoma), but says she has her eye on the La Femme Magnifique Plus title.

"To be a 'La Femme' is an honor and a validation of my art," she told SGN. "For any queen, there is nothing better than to be named the most beautiful, the most feminine, the most glamorous!"

Going after the La Femme Magnifique title is R Place's own Chablis. Performing in drag for the past eight years, Chablis hosts a number of shows each and every week and can be seen performing at benefits, pageants, and special events. Chablis is the proud holder of such titles as Empress XXVI of The Imperial Sovereign Court of Tacoma, La Femme Magnifique first runner-up, Ms. Gay World Series, La Femme winner of Tacoma, and Princess XXV of The Court of Tacoma.

"I love competing in La Femme Magnifique because it allows me to be creative and to think outside the box - especially when it comes to theme wear," Chablis told SGN. "I enjoy performing in front of a large audience to put a smile on their faces. The competition this Sunday is going to be fun! I am competing against some really powerful performers and we all plan to give Seattle a great show."

Lily Armani, "The Flower of Couture," is also competing for La Femme Magnifique. Performing as a drag artist for nine years, Armani can be seen on Friday nights at Neighbours in her show Lily Armani: unTucked. Recently awarded an honorary Ph.D from the University of Phoenix, Lily also boasts that she was first runner-up in La Femme Magnifique International in 2005.

"Winning 'La Femme Magnifique Washington' would award me the opportunity to compete at the International level," Lily told SGN. "Continuing on and winning International would then give me the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of one of my many 'she-roes,' Sarah Palin. Excelling in the pageant and exceeding her victory (she finished third on a state level, while La Femme Magnifique International is International) would mean that I could potentially become a high-profile figure and own a house that would allow me to see Russia from my home, too. This victory and so much more could be achieved with having a 'popular' daughter that I would have to compete with for the cover of People or the Seattle Gay News. You're welcome!"

Also in the running for this year's La Femme Magnifique Washington title is 10-year drag vet Jenu-Wine Beaute of Tacoma. Past titles include La Femme Tacoma (2001), Miss Gay Tacoma (2002-3), Empress XXV The Court of Tacoma, and 2006 Le Femme Olympia.

"I've wanted this title for a long time," she told SGN. "The last time I ran was in 2001. I've studied on what I need to do and I am ready. La Femme Magnifique is a classy title and very prestigious honor to win. I really look forward to seeing everybody at the competition on Sunday!"

According to Gaysha Starr, the contestants will compete in the evening gown, theme wear (this year's theme being "The Garden of Eden"), talent, and Las Vegas Showgirl categories. In addition, Gaysha Starr said that, in between each competition set, a former La Femme Magnifique will perform. The famous Darcelle XV will open the show.

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